The 10th Again

Be sure to check out article from Corey Pein.

They’re calling it a “special election.”
 
It’s special, all right.
 
A motley crew of hopeless crusaders, perennial losers and obvious opportunists — along with a Columbia County Republican who’s been all but crowned the winner — has converged around a rare opportunity: a coveted vacancy in a “safe” seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
 
At least, it was safe for the guy who last held it, the late Rep. Charlie Norwood.

8 comments

  1. Lee Benedict says:

    “It’s special, all right.” A little harsh and perhaps ridiculing those with mental disabilities (my son has autism and muscular dystrophy) don’t you think?

    “A motley crew of hopeless crusaders, perennial losers and obvious opportunists — along with a Columbia County Republican who’s been all but crowned the winner — has converged around a rare opportunity: a coveted vacancy in a “safe” seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.”
    A bit over the top maybe? The only opportunist is Ralph Hudgens…and you see where that got him.

  2. SpaceyG says:

    Just read the longwinded but highly entertaining article in Metro Spirit. (Is this Augusta’s alt paper?) The dude might be right that MSM (mainstream media) won’t bat an eyelash over the 10th Congressional race, but bloggers are loving it!

    Heck, it’s the only political game in town right now, and political bloggers are the biggest addicts out there. We gotta get a fix some place.

    You heard it here first… this election is going to be won or lost on the Internets. A first for Georgia. And I bet it’ll prompt a lot of political wannabee, hopefulls, hanger-ons and established old-timers to do stuff like… learn to operate a computer? Update their static, tired-‘ole red white and blue websites? Start blogs instead of denouncing their value out of hand? Pony-up for some DSL? Check-out Twitter and Facebook and YouTube and MySpace, etc.?

    Weirder things have happened. Like MSM (led by the blogosphere) to actually pay attention to a terrific political show, because guess what… it really is “special.”

  3. Holly says:

    Yes, the Metro Spirit is the alternative paper here in Augusta.

    With 10 candidates in the race, it’s got to be hard not to be long-winded when discussing them all, ha ha.

    As to your point about the internet making and breaking things, you just never know, do you? 🙂

  4. bowersville says:

    Before we put all the eggs in one Internet basket, please make it clear what we have heard here first so that we may learn from our mistakes.

    Pray tell, who will win the 10th? By the boldness of your very words, we are deserving of an answer.

    And if your candidate should lose, who will become the pea brain at large? Surely it won’t be the Internet.

  5. drjay says:

    i really think you folks are grossly overstating the importance of blogging and internet campaigning as it may apply here. the average blog is read by one person. this is a special election in the middle of the summer–it is going to come down to the blue haired little ladies that always show up to vote–i do not see a dailykos type wave in the next 6 weeks that some candidate rides to victory-even one that used to work for yahoo-like lamont in the ct senate primary last year…even when bloggers do there best work –it is not until the mainstream media sniffs around it that a story becomes–“a story” like the letter that lost dan rather his job–an example you were involved in spacey–the whole damn nation of bloggers could not even come close to making the “black labs” a best seller earlier this year–you think they are going to elect a congressman in conservative ne ga…good luck w/ that.

  6. Federalist says:

    I am not so sure about little old ladies being the only voters in this election…do not forget all of those illegal immigrants that belong to al-Qaida and were registered to vote by ultra-liberal organizations. (thank Jim Whitehead for that comment).

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