First, a very hearty “job well done” to the Peach Pundits who made sure PP was on top of things last night.
The most important aspect of last night, RR. Unfortunately for the Democrats, with RR goes their chance of being neck and neck with the GOP. RR would give every Dem in Georgia a chance to raise funds nationally (which would be the only way to be competitve), and I do believe RR would have a noticable, albeit slight drag on the GOP ballot.
A bright spot for the Dems is that they did select who is far and away their best candidate for Gov. CC had potential but she showed no ability to campaign. She made terrible statements, played prevent defense, and seemed totally inept at the debates. MT has already gone through two tough statewide races and he knows what to do. He will be able to rally the old Democrats who are trending Republican behind him.
That being said, it is going to be tough, VERY TOUGH for the Democrats to convince Georgians that a new Governor is needed. SP has not offended anyone, and he hasn’t done anything wrong. If anyone can make it difficult, it will be MT. Winner will take 51 or 52ish%. Too close to call.
The GOP will no doubt pick up the Lt Governor seat if and only if, RR supporters do not stay home en masse come November. I have my doubts that GOPers are willing to not support their nominee especially considering how much of a token victory Lt Gov would be.
Martin and Hecht are losers plain and simple.That makes me think even more that the GOP would be unwilling to give them the seat. But once again, Repubs must get out for CC. More Dems voted in the respective primary than GOP. If RR people GOTV for CC: 66% for CC. If not, 52% for Dems.
(Can we all take a second and admit Lt Gov is a sinecure? Can we then all say its not worth all the malice that has been spit out by both CC and RR?)
Handel will win and easily defeat Hicks. Seriously, how did Shyam (and SH) do so poorly? SR had the money, the charisma, the institutions, it makes no sense.
Black will lose to Tommy. Sorry Mr Black. If ever there was a year TI could lose, its this one. Just don’t see it happening. Beating TI would complete the exorcism of Dems from state government so I expect to see the GAGOP doing a lot to help out Black.
Kathy Cox beat Majette. Either way we will have sekund rait edukayshun in GA.
C’MON HANK JOHNSON! ‘Nuff said. Plus he has a good campaign song.
Feel free to take me to task on any of these predictions, I look forward to the debate!