Snuggles or Martin? Here’s a pre-game open thread.
From a liberal blog: Tondees Tavern
“A Premium Pile of S***
by: flack**** Sat Jul 12, 2008
Let me be very clear about something; this [Tondees Tavern] is a Democratic Party progressive weblog.
We’ve all practiced intramural politics here (as is expected when we have contested primaries). But in the end, we are all compatriots to the same cause. This primary election too will pass, as they might say. We all support “more and better Democrats”, even if we might have a different sense of what that term might really mean.
That’s why I’m calling for a “pox on their house” for a certain premium blog that has sprung up in the last couple of days. This new blog is authored by a guy I banned from Tondee’s. Truth be told, I’ve only banned 2 people here, and the new guy on the block, JDP, was one of them.
JDP, aka James Stratfield, is a Saxby Chambliss troll. Going back a bit, I banned him because he called me a liar. James said I was a liar for not owning up to making jokes about Katrina victims. For the record, I lived in NOLA for some years, I consider it a very special place to me, and I was offended. I bounced his ass.
He doesn’t deserve our linkage.
Let his ass preach to the PP fanboys.”
If any of this was only real….. (;>)
From Chambliss to Tuesday’s winner: An engraved invitation to the brawl
Sunday, August 3, 2008, 03:00 PM
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Sometime Tuesday, before the polls close, both Jim Martin and Vernon Jones will receive a hand-delivered envelope from U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss.
Each envelope will contain an invitation for the Democrat who survives the night’s balloting to meet Chambliss in a series of debates.
The double-barreled approach is meant to telegraph Chambliss’ indifference about the outcome of the primary run-off.
“We don’t care who the nominee is. We’re as serious as a heart attack about that,” said Tom Perdue, Chambliss’ chief strategist.
That’s because, in a very real sense, Chambliss’ true opponent — the greatest threat to the Republican’s bid for re-election — was chosen months ago.
Chambliss is running against the surge of new voters that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is expected to drive to ballot boxes in November.
This is why, even though the winner of Tuesday’s Democratic contest will emerge broke, nearly so, or in debt, the Republican with $4 million in the bank tells supporters at every opportunity that his race will be a close one that requires nonstop aggression.
Last week, the Chambliss campaign quietly reserved $5.2 million in TV time.
Recognizing the paramount role of swing voters, Chambliss has assembled a list of 80 or so current or former Democratic officials ready to endorse him. In his suit pocket is a letter of support from Zell Miller.
Neither Jones nor Martin has exploited the Internet as Obama has.
But Chambliss has been careful to guard against a flanking movement in cyberspace. He regularly posts speeches and appearances on his own YouTube channel.
Chambliss’ web site serves as a model for other GOP candidates, and has generated more than $100,000 in contributions, Perdue said.
Most importantly, Chambliss and the Republican party intend to match Obama in the hunt for fresh voters — which Democrats claim as their key to victory.
Perdue said the Chambliss campaign and the state GOP have built lists of Georgia residents who are likely to lean Republican, but haven’t yet registered to vote.
“It’ll be the most comprehensive voter registration effort that Republicans have ever attempted,” Perdue said.
Few details of the operation were available. But remember that in 2004, Ralph Reed did something similar in Florida on behalf of George W. Bush’s re-election, scouring church directories and gun club membership lists.
Throughout this summer, the well-funded Obama campaign has declared Georgia in play. In the first six months of this year, the Obama campaign dropped $1.6 million in TV and radio advertising here. Five Obama offices opened Saturday in Atlanta, Smyrna, Jonesboro, Athens, and Valdosta.
At minimum, the point has been to force Republican John McCain to devote time and resources to a state he should be able to take for granted.
Chambliss, in essence, is about to present himself as a firewall. If Obama wants to grab Georgia’s 15 electoral votes from McCain, he’ll have to go through a Republican senator to do it.
The gauntlet hits the ground Wednesday. No matter which Democrat wins Tuesday, it’s likely to stir up more than a little dust.
Stupid people don’t bother showing up for run offs, with them both being democrats I’d say their chance is equal. Who ever that one person that shows up votes for, that is who will win.
Saxby wins tomorrow.
The children lose tomorrow
Vernon v. Saxby
I really hope Martin wins, but it will probably be Vernon . . . .
Snuggles by a butthair
Martin by 2.
Being that Martin has a longer and stronger history in the DPG I would guess he will win as it is usually the die hard party supporters who show up for a run-off. Plus, he has the advantage of having run a statewide race before and should have a little more name recognition.
Vernon, Watson, Lewis Pittman, the challenger sherriff, Eldrin Bell, Not Jewell, David Banks, Jerry Farist, Will Beatty…
Did I miss any?
Oh yeah, Jim Butterworth.
Snuggles loses and announces he is running for Lt. Gov
As a Republican
Snuggles wins by a mile, will get beat badly in November.
Fulton County Sheriff will be Ted Jackson squaring off for a loss against Mike Rary in November.
Hate to say it Vernon, Stan will win the CEO race in DeKalb and Eldrin in Clayton
PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF ABOVE POSER.
NOT THE ORIGINAL PD, BUT ONE WITH A PERIOD
It’s like seeing new Mr. Smiths everywhere.
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