Good Grief, Mac Don’t Do It

This is absurd. Mac Collins still hasn’t conceded from 2006, so I guess he thinks he’s still running.

Former U.S. Rep. Mac Collins, who lost a tight race to U.S. Rep. Jim Marshall last year, is strongly considering another run in 2008, he said this morning.

Collins said he won’t make any announcement until later this year, though, because it’s “too early.” Still, he said his 12 years experience running campaigns “guides me in that direction.”

If he gets into the race, Collins would face retired Air Force major general Rick Goddard in the Republican primary. Goddard has already made his official announcement and Collins called him “a good guy.”

At some point you become a parody of yourself. Collins has crossed the rubicon on that point. We should all ignore him. He gets no second chance at this. He could still be in Congress, but for his vainglorious bid for the U.S. Senate that amounted to ineptness on the campaign trail. He’s missed his chance.


  1. GOPGrassroots says:

    The General is the best chance we have at beating Marshall. We should all get behind him!

  2. Icarus says:

    I think an “I told you so” is in order:


    Icarus // May 21, 2007 at 4:49 pm

    “I don’t think you’ll see anyone challenge him in the Republican primary”

    I’m not sure Mac Collins is willing to concede yet.

  3. steelfist says:

    Mac’s time has come and gone. Rick Goddard is the best candidate and the only one who can beat Marshall. Mac, Georgians appreciate your service, but it is time to hang up the cleats. Washington needs new leaders.

  4. IndyInjun says:

    Collins and Burns were sat down by the voters TWICE, but both seem to think this is baseball…..

  5. steelfist says:

    Isn’t it interesting that Collins had just enough money leftover from his failed 2006 congressional campaign to pay himself back over $100,000 from his failed 2004 US Senate campaign?

  6. Doug Deal says:

    Collins lost the first time in a primary for a Senate seat to the eventual run-away winner. That hardly counts against him in this congressional race.

    I do not think that he should run, but that’s why we have primaries. If the voters don’t want him in the G.E., then they shouldn’t vote for him in the P.E.

  7. steelfist says:

    Haven’t the voters already rejected Mac in the 2004 Senate primary and 2006 general election? At least in a 2 man race he won’t finish third again.

  8. DutchDawg says:

    Let’s wait and see if Goddard can raise money. Apparently his inability to do so was what discouraged his previous would-be runs.

  9. Brian from Ellijay says:

    General Goddard is the NRCC pick, that is guaranteed money. Not to mention the fact that the Macon media market makes 300,000 like a Million in the Atlanta media market. Goddard is the choice.

  10. Bull Moose says:

    Well, he shouldn’t have let his ego get in the way of his service and made a foolish run against Johnny Isakson for the Senate seat.

    His time has come and gone.

    We should salute him for his service and suggest he take his seat alongside party elders.

  11. Lester Maddox says:

    The legislature redrew the district just so Mac could win, and he still lost. He should just fold his tent and go back to Butts County and sell natural gas. Maybe run for county commission chairman, or something like that. I think he was in over his head anyway when he was in the congress.

    I also think that it will be purty near impossible for anyone to beat Jim Marshall in ’08 IF he votes the right way on this amnesty bill-treason bill when it comes to the House. He’s been more reliable than most Pubs on issues like this.

  12. Toddrob says:

    how does Collins, as steelfist puts it, have just enough left in his account at the end of last cycle to pay himself off from his failed Senate run??

    instead of paying himself off he should have used that $100,000 plus grand to go after those 1800 votes.

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