Election Day in the 10th. Draft Wyc Orr!

Is the thought of checking a box next to a Dale Cardwell or a Vernon Jones just not doing it for you as the Democratic U.S. Senate choice from Georgia in ’08 — to challenge Saxby Chambliss? Hopefully you’ll have a chance to check for Wyc Orr, a prominent N. Georgia Dem lawyer and former State House Rep.

Jon Flack, founder of the comprehensive GA political blog, Tondee’s Tavern (and my sometimes partner in Internets politics communications crimes; he pops up here, in white shirt, and in this video here) has started a Draft Wyc Orr for U.S. Senate campaign. Mainstream media has already taken notice. You can sign the Draft Orr petition here.

Jon Flack is one of those amazingly rare types who does not mess around; dude just gets ‘r done — with minimal lip flappage. And he seeks opinion and input from those around him to make any effort of his even that much better. I can easily picture Jon in Washington one day. He’d be an terrific communications person, Chief of Staff-type for any Georgia politician. They’d be lucky to have him.

On the matter of Wyc… (Lordy hon, where do our GA politicos get these names: Wyc, Saxby, Newt??? Jeez.) while messing with live streaming of the North Georgia Democrats’ For The People Rally recently, Orr’s fiery, booming rhetoric jumped through even the techno cluster-f I was totally immersed in at the time. The guy has all the makings of a genuine leader with a genuine message and mission. He makes Vernon and Dale look like school boys by comparison. Orr seems he could be a formidable challenge to the spectacularly unspectacular Saxby, too

If you’re in the 10th, go vote today! Would if I could.


  1. YourFutureLeader says:

    Nailing Cardwell pretty hard considering the guys candidacy is less than a month old. The way I see it now is that it will be a two dog race in the primary should Orr enter. Cardwell will get the moderates and republican cross overs. Orr the farther left voters. Question is who comes out more? I think Cardwell will impress some people though once the campaign heats up and I think he too could challenge Saxby. Who is in my opinion extremely vulnerable right now.

  2. Paladin8 says:

    Mr. Orr is touted as a “proud democrat”! Proud of what?

    “[Orr] concluded by quoting a past Democratic leader, Hubert H. Humphrey, who declared: “The moral test of government is how it treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the aged; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy, and the handicapped.””–AccessNorthGeorgia.com 6/15

    “dawn of life”– the party of partial birth abortion?
    “the children”–the party of no school choice?
    “the aged”–the party against fixing a broken social security?
    “the sick?”–the party of price fixing for drugs that would stifle pharmaceutical developments?

    Also, the party that is hankering to pass the largest tax increase in history.

    If that is what he is proud of, then let him run. Just another out of touch democrat…

  3. jsm says:

    I heard “different drummer” Wyc on a local morning radio show today. He sounds like he’s gonna run, but he’s waiting to get in the race. He was knocking today’s long campaigns, saying there’s not a years worth of ideas to talk about.

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