I would say that for a moment, yes, the Taylor campaign, was taking something of a swan dive (or at least so it appeared to be).
However, with the recent
attack comparison ads from both camps, I would say that no, Taylor &c. are not Cathy Cox Redux. What seperates MT from CC is that, Taylor recognized what he was doing wrong (staying silent) whilst Sec. Cox hadn’t a clue what she was doing wrong (everything). MT has now made steps to rectify this and we will–or rather I would assume–see a significant change for Talyor.
To all of those who say it will be too little too late (and this is the main point to keep in mind), remebmer several issues still lurk here.
A) There is no pervaisive reason to vote for Sonny. He is a rather ordinary Governor, a vertiable Eurith D. Rivers if you will. If there is any reason to vote for either of the two candidates, I would hand it to “the Big Guy”. He seems to care more about the office and have more of a–no pun intended–hunger for the governorship than Sonny.
B) There has not been a single debate. The debates will not be fun for either candidate. I do think however, MT has the edge in this, having gone through more than one contentious debate and candidacy in his life.
C) Recent polls indicate that Mark no longer has to defeat Sonny at the first crack. With the Libertarians polling as well as they are, Mark can wait for a run off and be a spoiler. In fact, were the race to conclude in December, I would hand it to MT. I believe the two would have close to equal resources at that time, and it would be a knock down affair seeing who could swing, and hit, the hardest. If you don’t think MT can win a race like that, let me ask you a question. Which Georgia politician has made a career out of tough battles and hard nosed, take no prisoner politics? Sonny didn’t (my word I am sick of his ads outright).
If there is no run off, well, I still stand by my earlier predictions that it will be a 3% point race, and too close for me to want to call.
And yes Erick, there is a parody that bests the Levitra “ad”.