A Clock Cleaned Whiteheads Gets Endorsed By Cleaner

Having gotten his clock cleaned in Oconee County this past week, Jim Whitehead scored what could be considered a coup by getting the Oconee GOP’s endorsement.

Broun received 50% of the vote there on Tuesday, surprising some in the Whitehead camp.


  1. Capitol Bee says:

    Actually, Broun only got 47.9% in Oconee. Whitehead got 68% in Columbia. So, Paul couldn’t even break a majority in his home county while Jim carried a super majority in his. From what it sounds like, there are a lot of Oconee people that after seeing the numbers from Tuesday night Broun is having trouble keeping support in Oconee. A lot of people who live there were unaware of what was going on in the rest of the district and assumed that since Broun had so many signs in his home town that he was doing strong. We all know that Whitehead’s 44% in a 10 person race is writing on the wall. I think the folks in Oconee are seeing the same. As far as the Oconee GOP endorsement, seems to me they were just trying to recover from siting out from the first time around and wanted to get on board with the next congressman before it was too late.

  2. Jasmine says:

    I think this is a wise decision. It shows that the Oconee County GOP is a very smart organization. I am impressed with their independnce. I thought for sure they would tow some “well he lives here” line. But they clearly are not and I think that speaks volumes to their leadership on this issue. Way to take the right stand guys!

  3. Observer says:

    It’s rather amazing Broun couldn’t even carry his home county. Maybe they know him like many of us do. Maybe the local GOP knows him to.

  4. Bill Simon says:

    I’m still trying to figure out what the heck the title of this thread EVEN means: “A Clock Cleaned Whiteheads [how many Whiteheads?] Gets Endorsed By Cleaner [cleaner gasoline? cleaner water?…what kind of clenaer?]”

  5. Jace Walden says:


    How long have you been reading it?

    It’s pretty clear that the “s” in “Whiteheads” was just a typo, and that the “cleaner” referred to was a reference to the Oconee County GOP, which as a group had voted overwhelmingly for Broun over Whitehead in the election.

  6. bowersville says:

    Tim Echols, the founder of teenpact and former Ralph Reed supporter, is calling on Democrats to vote for Broun.

    Further, Echols says Broun is a candidate “willing to go off road to stand for his principles.”

    How about it Democrats?

  7. Observer says:

    I don’t think many Democrats will be voting for someone who wants to get rid of Social Security and Medicare, and who thinks the federal government shouldn’t get involved with disaster relief.

    In fact, it seems Broun is only against things. He’s not a conservative with a limited government view like Whitehead. He is anti government, which if that type gets their way, results in nothing but anarchy.

  8. Bill Simon says:


    In the political blogosphere, apparently, “in search of excellence” is something applied to non-politicos only.

    Kids, want to know why your schools suck? Because the politicians (and, the people who support them) seek to attain a level of “average” to get by. Anything higher is a waste of time.

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