James Marlow: the Final Countdown

James Marlow, Democratic candidate for Georgia’s Tenth Congressional District, will vote in his hometown of Lincolnton at Bethany Church on June 19 at 8:00 a.m. He will campaign in Downtown Athens beginning at 11:45 a.m. at the Arch. James will also do sign waiving at Five Points in Athens from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. James’s victory party will be at The Melting Point in Athens beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Any other campaigns want to check in and post their campaign schedules for tomorrow?


  1. Bill Simon says:

    It is also the “final countdown” to proving whether or not the “blogosphere” can have ANY impact on the outcome of the 10th CD race.

    If Whitehead wins it in one fell swoop, the theory will be disproved.

    If he wins in a runoff, the theory will be disporved.

    Only if Marlow or some other candidate wins will the theory have a chance for survival.

    I’m sure Spacey is chewing her nails in anticipation of the outcome… 🙂

  2. Jmac says:

    How does your second choice make any sense?

    If Whitehead, who has the backing of the Republican establishment, isn’t able to win outright and gets in a runoff with Marlow, how doesn’t that suggest bloggers had an impact?

    Of course … how did bloggers have an impact? Marlow’s run a good campaign. If he wins, I don’t necessarily think it will because be primarily of anything bloggers did.

  3. Bill Simon says:

    Hardcore Chris and Spacey made posts weeks ago proclaiming bloggers could have an effect on the 10th CD.

    Meaning, all of their negative propaganda put out against Whitehead will have had zero effect if Whitehead wins the seat.

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  5. Carpe Forem says:

    Tomorrow, Dr Jim Sendelbach makes history at being the first US Congress candidate for the Libertarian Party in Georgia.

    The Athens Banner-Herald is predicting less than 10 percent turn-out. That means if all the Libertarians that voted in the 2006 election vote tomorrow, Dr. Jim wins.

    His victory party will be held in Madison at Reserve the Outdoors on West Jefferson Street starting at 7:00 pm.

  6. Carpe Forem says:

    Hanna: A man of simple dignity in the 10th race
    Saturday, June 16, 2007

    Poor guy. He’s just not getting much attention. He visited our offices by himself. He sat in a meeting with us, calm and untethered, and gave honest answers to some difficult questions. We were impressed. There was no spin. It was a straightforward interview. He smiled a lot. He was pleasant to be around.

    But Libertarian Jim Sendelbach just doesn’t stand out in the 10th Congressional District race.

    It’s too bad.

    Of the 10 candidates in this free-for-all to replace the late Charlie Norwood, the one who disappears in the muck also is the one who stands out for the right reasons.

    He’s not loud. He doesn’t preach at you. He doesn’t really talk in sound bites. He loves his party and seems to deeply believe in the Libertarian values.

    He seems simple and straightforward, and unfortunately for him, he’s trying to run a clean campaign.

    He is one of just a couple of the 10 candidates who really never seems to make mention of those he is running against. He doesn’t sling mud. He doesn’t spin or attack his competitors. He only shares his beliefs and what he wants to do to help.

    What’s unfortunate is that it’s killed his chances. Sendelbach has fallen off the radar for 10th District voters. You just can’t hear him over the feuding and wrangling and party stunts that have enveloped this special election.

    We all knew from the start his chances were slim simply because he is running as a Libertarian. But he seems to be much more in touch, realistic and clear-headed than many in the Libertarian Party. He doesn’t like the fact that we are in Iraq, but he believes in getting the job done. He supports the FairTax, but also is sensible enough to know it will be a mighty fight and improbable it will ever come to fruition. He’s reasonable with the party-line views.

    And even if you don’t buy the ideas that fill the head of a Libertarian, there is just something likable about Sendelbach.

    He seemed to get some attention when he participated in the Athens Press Club debate, but not much. There were some cheers, and I don’t remember any jeers. But he was pretty much drowned out on a stage filled with talking heads, many of whom really said next to nothing in the end.

    A lot of the crowd that night at The Melting Point consisted of out-of-towners who showed up clinging to various candidates, their only mission to cheer loud for their candidates and try to hand you their campaign literature.

    Sendelbach didn’t come with a caravan. He came by himself, hoping that his words and honest demeanor would win debate-goers over.

    And that’s what I like about him.

    He walks his own line. He sticks to his views. And something in his face tells you he truly is honest and wants the best for those holding the votes he is courting.

    A visit to his Web site, http://www.sendsendelbach.com, makes it clear. He has a video posted there of himself, simply discussing his views. There is nothing fancy on that site. You see a simple man with a true belief and a real desire to serve.

    He has no entourage and no need for someone to be with him constantly, ready to handle damage control if necessary.

    In the end, it doesn’t matter. He’s just got too much going against him. We all know the Libertarian in this race doesn’t stand a chance. Not only is he a member of a third party, but more importantly, he has disappeared behind the spin and negativity that have brought his competitors to the forefront in the voters’ minds.

    I hate that.

    He might be too honest. Maybe he’s too nice for this business we call politics.

    Sendelbach will go down on Tuesday, but he has made it clear he will go down fighting with dignity and purpose.

    It’s entirely possible that on Tuesday, my chance to make a difference in this race just might go down with him.



    SHAMELESS PLUG: Tuesday is Election day, and if you still are undecided on who deserves your vote in the 10th Congressional District race, we have put together a Web site to help. You can find updated information, candidate bios, video snippets for each candidate from our Athens Press Club forum and audio clips to give you the lowdown on where each candidate stands on important issues. Please visit http://www.onlineathens.com and click on the candidate link for everything you need to make an educated decision.

    • Feel free to contact Melissa Hanna with your ideas, stories, video and photos at (706) 208-2220 or [email protected].

    Published in the Athens Banner-Herald on 061707

  7. Jeff Emanuel says:

    Um, Carpe Forem, “if all the Libertarians that voted in the 2006 election vote” in any election, and nobody else votes, then the Libertarian will win.

    It’s also the only way that any Libertarian candidate will win anything.

  8. shelbinator says:

    Bill, if you can come up with some scientific (or whatever passes for “scientific theories” in your end of the ideological swimming pool) way to quantify or disprove the impact of the blogosphere (it don’t need quotes no more, m’friend, it’s a real honest-to-God word now) on elections, you could make like a bajillion-skillion dollars as a political consultant.

  9. jimbospond says:

    Carpe Forem, anyone who has had a chance to meet Jim Sendlebach would agree with you. He’s one of many fine candidates in the race and one of the few who has refused to attack others. Like Mark Myers, http://www.markmyersforcongress.com, he sticks to the issues and why he is the best choice. I hope the bloggers and web folks do make a difference in this election. The party machines are no longer in touch with the people and maybe the internet will give them a wake up call.

  10. jimbospond says:

    Mark Myers will be celebrating with supporters at the Golden Coral on Bobby Jones Expressway in Augusta.

  11. Bill Simon says:

    By the way, Shel, I know “scientific theories” has been legit since the turn of the 1900s. So, you can dispense with the quotes there as well.

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