The AJC has a report from the North Georgia Rally in Gainesville.
Democratic candidates, including Congressman John Lewis were on hand:
“The president that we have now is the worst. He even made Richard Nixon look good,” Lewis in a speech to about 250 party loyalists at the “For the People” rally in Gainesville.
“This election is so important, not just for this generation, but the next generation and children yet unborn,” Lewis said in a conversation before the speech. “We need to restore a sense of confidence in America.”
The Democratic Party has registered many new voters in Georgia this year, aiming to turn the state blue in 2008:
Mary Lou Godbey of Lilburn said she enjoyed listening to Lewis and Martin speak, as well as other candidates. This is the first year she and her husband have decided to take an active role in politics.
“I don’t think we can stand another eight years of Bush ideas,” said Steve Godbey, who wore an Obama T-shirt.