That’s what Dale Cardwell hopes to do. The WSB-TV investgative reporter left the station for good on Friday (after 11 years), and today declared that he will be running (as a Democrat) against incumbent Senator Saxby Chambliss.
According to the AJC Political Insider:
Cardwell said he will run against what he calls the daily, debilitating corruption of Washington, and promises to eschew money from special interest groups and political action committees.
In an interesting move for a Democratic candidate, the first issue which Cardwell spoke out against the current immigration reform bill. According to the PI:
Cardwell called it an “amnesty” bill that’s aimed at satisfying corporate interests. “Georgia has to be freed from this illegal invasion that’s holding down salaries,” he said.
Does it sound like he’s running for the wrong party’s nomination? Well, don’t tell him that — he says:
“If you boil both parties down to the salt, the Republican motto is survival of the fittest. The Democratic motto is do unto others as you would have others do unto you.”
He also says that “his Southern Baptist upbringing would never let him embrace social Darwinism” — thus, the Democrat candidacy (also bolstered by the fact that, according to the PI, “Cardwell’s family background is hardcore Democrat”).
So…thoughts? It looks like Georgia Democrats at least have an alternative to Vernon Jones now (without having to resort to drafting Roy Barnes). Can Cardwell pull it off?