I would like to return your attention to this comment:
Icarus October 20, 2009 at 10:52 am
When Kasim Reed wins the mayors race, please remember that he spent most of his campaign in 3rd place among the three major candidates.
Just don’t try to tell the Ox folks that polls a year out or even 2 months out don’t matter. It’s all they have, so please let them cling to it a little longer.
Sure, it’s anecdotal, but it is the point I’ve been trying to make to you for almost a year now. The polls today don’t matter. Each campaign is actively working on the front end of raising money and getting the backing of key grass roots supporters. The ground game won’t begin for months, and there will be game changing events along the way.
One of these game changing events for the Governor’s race is in the process of occuring now. I would hate to have a campaign money laundering case before the State Ethics Commission, or a complaint before the Congressional Ethics Committee, when the election for Governor just became about Republican ethics courtesy of the House of Representatives. Unfortunately, this will not be the first of these revelations between now and the primary, and they will not be contained to the House.
Vet your candidates carefully, the scrutiny they will endure will be like none before.