1. Jmac says:

    I just love the ‘Authorized by Mac Collins’ at the bottom … as if someone else would post at a blog entitled simply ‘Congressman Mac Collins.’

  2. Skeptical says:

    How many times must he be defeated by the people of this state before he will just shut up and go away?

  3. Mike Hauncho says:

    Mac would have been a good Congressman but on Marshall’s defense what was he supposed to do?

  4. Mike Hassinger says:

    Interesting. Chris, at what point does a candidate go from being a “perennial” to “crank?”

  5. jsm says:

    Mac’s beating a dead horse, but he’s right. This was an issue during the campaign. It just doesn’t matter anymore.

  6. drjay says:

    collins came w/in inches of beating marshall –when a lot of folks on this blog were writing him off–considering the make up of the district this was kinda his 1st run–as the ajc noted maybe this is more a shot across the bough to let other gop’s in the district know he is still there and thinking about taking another crack at it…and i would hardly call a former congressman who lost a senate race and tried to make a congressional comeback- perennial…

  7. RuralDem says:


    Not sure which blog you’ve been reading but I think almost every Republican (and sad to say even most Democrats) expected Collins to win.

    Anyway, I think Collins’ should just give it up. I’m not excited about Congressman Marshall backing Speaker Pelosi, however, she was going to win anyway so what is the point in crying over it? Collins’ just comes off as over eager to win back a seat in Congress. It would appear that he’s putting his want over the want of the people.

  8. drjay says:

    A Bad Poll?
    October 23rd, 2006 by Erick · 1 Comment
    A media outfit in Middle Georgia conducted a poll. It found that Mac Collins was 1 point ahead of Jim Marshall. The result? The poll went in the trash and the story never came out.

    I’m here to tell you that I could be terribly wrong. I’ve been calling this race for Jim Marshall since it began, even though i intend to vote for Mac Collins.

    But, with the President set to come back and private polls and media polls showing Mac ahead, this could be a bright spot for the GOP.

    i was specifically thinking of this psot–it was not until after this that erick and others seemed to start thinking collins had a chance–also i hang out on politics1 alot–and its publisher predicted a marshall win…

  9. RuralDem says:

    Hrmm that’s a bad example, try finding another one and then maybe you’ll have a case.

    Also, that’s great that you visit Politics 1 alot. I tend to check it out a few times everyday myself. I’m surprised you’d cite that site since Ron is to the left of most of us. Now if you look into the comments section on that site, numerous times, posters mentioned that Collins would win.

  10. drjay says:

    really getting sidetracked over who may or may not have been predicting what last year–my main point was simply that collins is already in campaign mode for 08 and that the ajc assertion that he is letting other potential gop candidates know that may be more what he is doing than trying to actually score points w/ voters at this point–i remember the max burns people doing similar–perhaps more subtle things here in the 12th to say “hey max is running again lets all go ahead and rally behind him”…

  11. gatormathis says:

    Funny, I have heard many Dems deriding Bobby Kahn’s consulting skills due to the losses at the fall elections.

    But I haven’t heard any giving glory to Howard Dean, National Chairman on his elections at the federal level.

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