The key with dominoes is that when you upset one domino, a series of subsequent events causes all the dominoes to fall thereafter.
With the imminent decisions by so many of Georgia’s Statewide Constitutional Officers to seek the Governor’s office, the domino effect is that it opens up a host of opportunities in our state.
John Oxendine has already declared and begun to measure the drapes at the Governor’s mansion. That opens up the office of Insurance Commissioner.
Secretary of State Karen Handel is said to be considering a run for Governor but is rightfully waiting for at least one election to be over before starting another cycle. Secretary of State is one of the most important positions in our state government.
Lt. Governor Casey Cagle is also making plans to run for Governor and the office of LT. GOV would be seen as the brass ring of opportunity for anyone in Georgia Government. The door of opportunity in this position is and should be wide.
As politicians plan their next steps, it is the next level of domino which I think is the most interesting – the people who decide to run for the open opportunities left by those seeking these statewide offices.
In my corner of the state, Eric Johnson has all but declared 2008 as his last time on the ballot for State Senate regardless of his decision to run statewide or retire. That open seat would surely be of interest to a host of people.
This thread should be seen as the open dialogue to the people, of both parties, looking to take on these open opportunities that would be created by the vacancies of a Johnson, Shafer, Seabaugh, Rogers, Chance, Harp, etc…
Have at it!