Santa Claus has come early for Georgia’s senior senator Saxby Chambliss. Vernon Jones has hinted strongly he plans to oppose Chambliss for re-election in 2008. The noise from Democrat Jones’ trial balloon must have been music to Chambliss’ ears. It means the Republican lawmaker would be a cinch to hold onto his seat for six more years.
I think that Senator Chambliss will win re-election, but not because of his competition, or lack thereof, such as the case may be.
Chambliss has, much like the other leaders of the GAGOP, spent his time being wildly inoffensive (and collecting a pretty coin).
As a result voters will see no reason to change. If the situation is not bad, it is good. Overall I think this is the worst thing to happen to the DPG because no matter who they field through 2010 and beyond (potentially), voters will see no reason to change leadership. It is almost cruel. Almost.
My favourite quote though is this one:
P.S.: Conceivably, Chambliss could face serious opposition from someone within his own party. In view of the paucity of GOP talent, however, such a challenge appears highly unlikely.
Lest I forget, more serious matters, some of sport’s greatest rivalries occur this weekend. UGA vs GT, Notre Dame, vs USC, FSU vs. UF, and of course, Purdue vs Hawai’i. I shall be watching the last one with bated breath (GT, ND, UH, FSU all victors).