AJC takes on the blogosphere

More from this morning’s AJC editorial page, which Erick touched on a bit earlier:

As usual, pithy bloggers — those political junkies who watched the primary results with laptops at the ready — have already debated, dissected and deconstructed Tuesday’s big winners and sore losers. Their consensus is that moderates of both parties are fed up with extremists, demagogues and self-proclaimed “voice of God” candidates.

The blogosphere better brace itself. With several key races still to be decided in the Aug. 8 runoff, expect another round of chest thumping over who’s the true conservative and who’s the Bill Clinton-loving, big-tax-spending, same-sex-marriage-supporting liberal.

Still, overall, the election suggested that Georgians searched for candidates of substance. Republican voters did not let Ralph Reed’s solid gold conservative credentials blind them to his ethical lapses in accepting $4 million from casino interests to incite “grass-roots opposition” to the opening of competing gambling operations. They opted instead for state Sen. Casey Cagle as their lieutenant governor nominee.

2 comments

  1. Rick Day says:

    Still, overall, the election suggested that Georgians searched for candidates of substance.

    Problem is… most of us are still looking.

    Normal people sense you politicans are about as deep as a single sheet of copy paper. Can you blame us?

    Even though I ‘crossed’ over and voted against RR, I did admire this one trait; that he claimed to be an outsider. The only problem was he was REALLY an insider, unelected. He was looking ever to the sun. Elected offices gives a crook ‘street’ cred’s.

    Pretty soon someone (and I hope it is really soon!) is going to come along and say “vote for me. Hell, I won’t promise to fix anything, but at least I am beholding to no one but the people”.

    You know, one of them idiots who refuse lap-dog campaign contributions from large industry types?

    That stuff stinks, fellows. Why would one take money from Southern, for example? You KNOW and WE know that someday, you are going to be forced, yes FORCED, to vote on something totally self-serving to the contractors, road builders, utilities, etc etc…

    Stop it. Before you get another dang revolution on your hands.

  2. Mike Hassinger says:

    Get real. Campaigns take money. You want a revolution? Get a bunch of small contributions from the people. Every single politican out there would PREFER 25 $100 contributions rather than a single $2,500 contribution, because they get the money AND they know they get 100 votes to boot. But they take the large contributions because the “large industry types” actually give the money.

    Is it just me, or does all the complaining about “money in politics” usually come from those who back candidates who can’t raise money?

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