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Casey Cagle wins. Ralph Reed loses. What happens to those Republican senators who backed Reed? What about the Congressmen that backed Reed?

Ralph Reed wins. What happens to those state senators who did not just support Casey, but went on offense against Ralph? What happens to the political consultants who ran Cagle’s campaign by beating the hell out of Ralph? In the alternative to what your initial response might be, should Reed win, will he be humbled or feel vindicated?

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  2. Bull Moose says:

    Reed wins and the Republican Party of Georgia will begin to die on the vine and Sonny can welcome the 10-15 point deficit that Reed will be bringing on board.

    Ralph Reed is not an ordinary opponent. He is a pathological liar who wouldn’t know the truth if it bit him in the ass. His campaign and his supporters have been threatening Cagle supporters left and right, myself included. It’s very sad and discouraging.

  3. Bull Moose says:

    From Politics1

    In the race for Lieutenant Governor, former Christian Coalition Executive Director Ralph Reed (R) has been hammered for his extensive Abramoff-related ethics problems. State Senator Casey Cagle should narrowly defeat Reed in the GOP primary, ending Reed’s career as a “rising star” conservative leader.

  4. NWGAgunguy says:

    Cagle wins and you have a true leader in the Senate…Cagle, Johnson and Williams form a very powerful leadership circle in the Senate.

  5. Jeff Emanuel says:

    I’d tell you, but why give away the substance of my column in the morning paper? You’ll have to check back in later, when I link to it after the results are in…

    In the bidness, that’s what we call a “TEASE” 😉

  6. conservativecore says:

    I think there are going to be changes in the Senate anyway. The caucus has matured and it is time to re-evaluate.

    When Casey wins he will quickly fold into the leadership and some negotiations happen to bring some power back to the Lt. Gov. but the Senator’s I have spoken to personally are not about give it all back wholesale. It may get a little rough and tumble but you will see a stronger caucus and hopefully one that finds its conservative core that seems to have been misplaced the past couple of years.

    If Ralph were to win I can tell you from personal experieince that he will be a vindictive and nasty person looking for large payments for an apology. He will be given little to no power back and probably have to deal with a Democratic Governor.

    What experience you say, well 4 years ago he attacked a good Republican who was targeted by Murphy and the boys and had no district left so looked at the Attorney Genereal race. Received the blessing of Sonny, Bill and Linda and then approached Ralph as party chair. Ralph went balistic and threatened his political future if this conservative Republican evn thought about running. As a team player this Republican differed. Now Shannon got 47% with little to no money or campaign. Imagine what Georgia would have been like with an ally in the law department.

  7. GOPeach says:

    To Bull & Gun Guy…

    You are joking …right?

    Do you think that Ralph Reed would allow this race to
    end his career?

    Not hardly!

  8. bruce benidict says:

    I just got back from the polls in Cobb…..turnout is low and completely Reed…..I am gonna call it at 53-47….Reed rolls on to the General….

  9. debbie0040 says:

    Reed will win this race and will not be vindictive. The State Senators will work and support Reed to help him get elected in November. Once Reed is the nominee, if the State Senators choose to be nasty and fight Reed , they will have to face Reed supporters in their districts …

    Bullmoose, your words will come back to haunt you….

    I really believe Reed will win by between 10 -15%

    Voters are turned off by negative campaigning of Cagle. One of my co workers from Hall County said he voted for Reed because of Cagle’s negative ads.

    Turnout in GOP precincts in Dekalb is heavy but they are voting Democrat.

  10. debbie0040 says:

    Whether or not Reed wins or loses, I would not , in the primary, support a candidate that had either Joel or Brad working for them.

  11. debbie0040 says:

    Reed will feel both humbled and vindicated.

    The bottom line whoever wins will know that they have to heal wounds and bring everyone back together. The election will not be won until November. There will be no time for gloating until November.

  12. The Busdriver says:

    That works out well Debbie, because I doubt Brad or Joel would ever work for a candidate that happened to have your name on their supporters list.

  13. The Busdriver says:

    What I meant, Debbie, was that Brad and Joel only work for candidates whose supporters think for themselves.

  14. Bull Moose says:

    Great one Busdriver…

    Let’s stop for a moment and remember that we are voting FOR CASEY CAGLE!

    Remember why, because he’s a solid conservative Republican State Senator with 12 years experience. He’s helped write a budget and pass tax cuts. He has a solid plan to continue moving our state forward. He’s not embroiled in any ethical mishaps or illegal activities. He’s been married to his high school sweetheart and has a great family. And, best of all, because Casey’s a good genuine man.

    Come on everyone, fire up those email lists, make five more rounds of phone calls, text message your friends, do whatever it takes, but let’s make sure it’s Casey Cagle at the end of the day that appears on the General Election ballot.

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  16. Bull Moose says:

    It sure will be nice to have Casey Cagle as a leader in Georgia. I believe that the Senate leadership, after Casey’s victory in the fall, needs to remember who was there when it counted and make sure that they are loyal to those who have helped advance THIS cause.

    I hope that they will make room for David Shafer for a position in the Senate Leadership. He’s earned it by taking bold chances and tonight will win big.

  17. IntheArena says:

    For Senate leadership to ‘remember who was there when it counted’ would only confirm everything that’s wrong about Georgia politics and explain why so many boneheads lead our state in committee chairmanships. The last thing we need are blind lemmings — 23 of them lined up.

    Hopefully Cagle will have enough sense to remember those best suited for the job, regardless of who supported him. Only then will he gain a reputation as a ‘true leader’ that so many profess.

  18. Bull Moose says:

    Um, those 23 are some of the best and the brightest of the state senate arena… Of course Casey’s going to do the right thing, but the right leaders are the right supporters… Arena, you’re a Reed supporter aren’t you? Always trying to twist words around…

    Okay, should Reed win. I really do think that the Governor has next to an impossible task in overcoming the anchor on the ballot. I just don’t know… It’s a lot to overcome.

  19. northside elephant says:

    If Reed were to win the intensity of criticism from the press and the public would easily double. Do you think that the public and especially Democrats will give Reed a break? They will hammer his a** and use his nomination to “prove” that Republicans are unethical and not trustworthy.

  20. Bull Moose says:

    Northside you are correct…

    If reelecting Perdue is so important than do it without Reed and it’s a lot easier…

  21. GOPeach says:

    Ralph Reed will feel both humbled and vindicated.

    Wouldn’t you???

    This campaign has reminded me of child labor.
    There are no words to describe the drama.
    But in the end –

    Something new is birthed!

  22. BahamaBoy says:

    “This campaign has reminded me of child labor?”

    You mean child labor violations? Like putting out-of-state children in the hot Georgia sun 12 hours a day for $250 a day paid to their handlers?

    Oh, I must have misunderstood you Peach.

  23. BahamaBoy says:

    As for “Something new [being] birthed!” today, I’m counting on a stillborn defeat for Ralph. And we won’t be calling for its remains to be used for any of that stem cell research, either!

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