Fellas, let me be honest with you.
Dubose, you aren’t too enamored with Jane Kidd right now. Heck, even a lot of my Democrat friends who supported her are rather disappointed in.
And Glen, you know Sue is a fine lady, but she’s not on the A-Team and we need A-Team in 2010. Kathy Cox is going to be an anchor on the ticket. The primary will be bloody. You aren’t in danger of losing the House, at least right now it looks that way, but you know the entire state wide GOP leadership could be up a creek without a paddle.
Casey and Robert, you guys are in the same boat.
The women in charge of the parties aren’t really performing as A-Team members preparing to bring their A-game for victory. It has nothing to do with their gender. It does have to do with their management styles.
Both are fine people. Both get the grassroots. But neither have a great grasp of the management details necessary to run a winning professional party operation. On the GOP side alone, you’d think with half the guys operating RedState.com living in the state and the kick ass team at Stoneridge in Atlanta, the GOP would have some sort of stellar online operation. We don’t.
Here’s my suggestion. You’ve got a few days left in the session. Right now, under Georgia law, the legislative caucuses have to run their money through the state parties. Why don’t you change the law and allow the Republican Caucus in the General Assembly and the Democrat Caucus in the General Assembly to set up their own independent party operations so the House and Senate leaders can bypass the state party apparatus to get members elected.
Hell, it’d help the parties too. It would free them up to focus more on statewide offices and building local party organizations. Plus, it would give you guys more control of the money.
Sounds like a no-brainer to me.