1. bowersville says:

    Atlantaman, please explain. In other words, what the hell are you talking about?

    A clarification, Atlantaman, do you vote in the 10th? NOT!

  2. bowersville says:

    Jackson, what difference does it make to you? You don’t vote in the tenth congressional and we’ll decide in the 10th what’s important to us, NOT YOU!

    Do you understand?

  3. bowersville says:

    Tony R, what freakin’ district do you vote, not the 10th I’m sure.

    Did you expect Greene to come to Atlanta to seek your support?

  4. bowersville says:

    Not hardly Bill, they’re trying to intimidate Greene into bowing out for the sake of Whitehead.

  5. Holly says:

    When I made that comment for Mr. Greene, my immediate thought was that his person for Columbia County fell through and didn’t pass out the flyers. Sometimes volunteers fall through. There were materials for Sentor Whitehead and Dr. Broun, however. I’m not sure this is the conspiracy you’re thinking it is, because if people in this area were hiding Mr. Greene’s literature, I think they’d have done the same with Dr. Broun’s – after all, he’s also competition for Senator Whitehead. In either case, I felt Mr. Greene should be alerted to the fact that I saw nothing from his campaign, given that he expected to have literature distributed.

  6. bowersville says:

    Broun(D was claiming R) is out, officially, what now Holly?

    Does Whitehead think Columbia will carry him?

  7. Holly says:

    He wasn’t out on Saturday, Bowersville, and that’s the issue at hand. Dr. Broun’s literature was available, whereas Mr. Greene’s was not.

    As for Senator Whitehead thinking Columbia will carry him, I doubt very much that’s his strategy. You can’t rely on any one county to win a Congressional district.

  8. bowersville says:

    Broun’s been out since last week, so what idiot was handing out Broun stuff? Only in Columbia.

    When has Whitehead been out of
    Columbia? I heard on the other thread Whitehead was in Habersham, but that raises another question.

    Tell me, what did Fincher or Page say about Whitehead?

  9. Holly says:

    I have no idea who Fincher and Page are, if your question was directed at me.

    Senator Whitehead was out of the county on Saturday, obviously. He’s also having to spend a good chunk of his time in Atlanta, obviously, because we’re expecting him to represent us in the senate.

  10. bowersville says:

    Page of Rabun, Fincher of Habersham are the Sheriff’s, I don’t expect Whitehead or you to know that.

    But after all. we’re they the victims of deliverance. Don’t you know?

  11. atlantaman says:

    Somebody is awfully defensive. Last time I checked this was a blog on Georgia politics and I wasn’t aware of any rule where discussion had to be limited to only the political districts you were registered in.

  12. Holly says:

    I’m a Columbia County resident unaffiliated with Senator Whitehead’s Congressional campaign, Bowersville. My name is Holly Croft, and I have worked for political staffs before, but never Georgia’s 10th District. I’ve never dealt with Rabun County or Habersham County, with the exception of driving through to see the lovely fall foliage.

    My lack of knowledge about the northern end of the 10th district would be unrelated to Senator Whitehead’s knowledge of the district, nor would it reflect the knowledge of his staff, who I daresay know this district politically better than most. They’ve been working with it for years, so for what Senator Whitehead might not have known prior to throwing his name in the ring for this election, I’m sure his staff has caught him up to speed.

    A question, Bowersville: do you know who my sheriff is in Columbia County without looking it up? What about Lincoln County, or Wilkes and Richmond? I wouldn’t expect you to know any of those, because the sheriffs of those counties don’t really affect you, just like the sheriffs in Rabun and Habersham don’t really affect me.

    Let me ask you, also, what is your specific beef with Senator Whitehead? I’ve seen you call him names and make some assumptions about him (and, in turn, me!), but there’s been little substance as to why you’re making these claims.

  13. JayHanley says:

    Broun is not out. He had numerous signs and literature at the Oconee County GOP Convention and he and staff were heading to other conventions. He also has signs up all over Athens.

  14. drjay says:

    and broun has run for office several times as a gop in the past–hs father may have been a conservative dem but i am confident the current candidate is not…

  15. drjay says:

    and if you are not a whitehead guy that is fine but its a bit disengenuous to act like he is locked in some castle in evans and does not know–or is not known in the rest of the district–there is a nice map of his senate district on the front of the pundit showing all the counties he represents–he knocked off an incumbent in a primary–and frankly columbia county ain’t a bad base to start w/ for this seat…

  16. MidGaDawg says:

    Broun definitely still has signs in Athens. As for Greene, he notes on the linked page that he is a member of the Minuteman Corps, so that endorsement should be no surprise. (Whether or not it means anything…)

  17. Kepper says:

    When you make statements like “But after all. we’re they the victims of deliverance. Don’t you know?” that make no sense at all, you don’t have any basis for calling someone ignorant. I would like to know what your beef with Jim Whitehead is?

  18. bowersville says:

    To all & Holly, I have no beef with Whitehead. I don’t have a firm grip on who I’ll vote for on the 19th.

    I do have a gripe with people jumping on Greene for no logical reason.

    My desire, with so many people in the race and the race having all appearances as a run-off, is that 2 Republicans are in the runoff and this district remain in the R category.

    All R’s can support their candidate without bickering over the other R candidate. I jumped in because of the junk heaped on Greene.

    BTW, Sheriffs along with County Commissioners are closest to the local voting public. If you count them out, you do it at your own peril.

    No. I don’t know your sheriff, but I @#!^ well know mine!

  19. bowersville says:

    One other thought and I’ll let you be, Columbia County is a good base, but you folks are conveying an elitist attitude.

    You are acting as if the rest of us don’t count.

  20. Kepper says:

    So you accuse Whitehead of being ignorant and claim he doesn’t leave Columbia County…. Sounds like a gripe to me. I’m all for free speech as along as it’s accurate. If you are willing to protect Greene then why not give Whitehead the benefit of the doubt. The 24th district is a big district and I know Jim is highly liked and respected in those areas not to mention other counties in the GA 10th. He’s hardly considered ignorant.

  21. Holly says:


    I didn’t count the sheriffs out. For the record, mine is Clay Whittle, and I think he’s a great guy. I certainly know my county commissioner, too, but that was my point when you told me you didn’t expect me or Senator Whitehead to know yours. I know mine, but I don’t know yours. Makes sense, right?

    I hardly think I’m giving off an elitist attitude in not knowing the county commissioners and sheriffs several counties to the north of me.

    Finally, I never jumped down Mr. Greene’s throat. I told him his literature wasn’t distributed in Columbia County at the convention. I think that’s a problem, given that he expected someone to do it for him, and if I were a candidate, I’d certainy want to know something like that.

  22. bowersville says:

    I lied, I have to get back in:

    1st, thanks Holly, you make SENSE.

    2nd, Kepper, Whitehead needs to get out & greet and meet. I know he’s left Columbia, but where to, Stephens? Habersham has no Democratic elected official, other than the Comm. of Agriculture. (His home county) I played the devils advocate and made an idiot of myself to make a point, COLUMBIA DOESN’T RULE THE 10th! Move on and get with it, or simply loose!

    I’m telling you, elected officials, sheriffs, BOC’s, BOE’s are handing out literature, Broun’s signs are going up, Greene is being talked up, literature handed out, but Whitehead is not getting his message out of Columbia.

    Kepper, look at the middle of your argument, you start with the 24th Senate…CLUE…CLUE this is a race for the 10th, which in finality you mention. Talk about putting the 24th first…shssh.

  23. bowersville says:

    One more point and I’ll try to leave this alone. My home county of Hart was carried by a Democrat for the 50th Senate. I don’t want this to occur in the 10th congressional.

    Get the Republican message out, call on everyone you know. Contact all county Republican parties, have them email your message. Contact every local Republican official, even if they’ve endorsed someone else, get your message out. They will at least accommodate you and convey your message.

  24. bowersville says:

    Holly, ask Clay to call Donny Page of Rabun & Deray Fincher of Habersham and promote your candidate.

    I have met them all, but I know Page and Fincher, they will listen.

  25. Holly says:

    I think Senator Whitehead’s a step ahead of that, Bowersville. The problem with him not “getting out of the county” really does have to do with his being in the state senate – that cuts into travel time significantly for the moment – but I’ve got it on good word that he’ll be heading north soon, so keep an eye out for him. :o)

  26. Kepper says:

    Well, Bowersville, I hear you. The point I was making about the 24th is that he DOES get out of Columbia County. You have to remember also, Jim is spending half of his time in Atlanta doing his senate duties. I’m glad he is living up to his committments as a senator. Be that as it may, he is talking to people in the north part of the 10th.
    From what I understand, he will have visited every county in the district by the end of next week. Each of them meet and greet type visits.
    He doesn’t have the luxury of some of the other candidates at the moment. Jim has a good team, though and the message is getting out there.

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