Making the case (again) for Jane Vandiver Kidd

Over at Peanut Politics we find some well formulated arguments why Jane Vandiver Kidd should jump into the race for the U.S. Senate against Johnny Isakson. While noting that R. J. Hadley is still worth running, several good points are made.

Of course, the “Draft Jane Vandiver Kidd” website is still online, drawing a steady stream of tens of visitors a quarter, as we’ve previously noted.

A Kidd candidacy still begs the question I asked here.

Meanwhile, I’d appreciate it if someone could call an ambulance for GriftDrift, who seems to have an aneurysm whenever this topic comes up.


  1. Howard Roark says:

    Personally I hope the democrat party of Georgia signs he on for another tour as director of their party. Her work has been priceless.

    Johnny Isakson would beat her like a drum and she knows it.

  2. B Balz says:

    Great a Party Chair (can you say ‘partisan polemic person’ five times quickly?) instead of a Statesperson.

    That va-rooooom you here is me leaving the State, no doubt to the joy of some.

  3. AthensRepublican says:

    Of course, Isakson would crush her. I do think her campaign would bring us all a boatload of entertaining analysis on her ridiculous comments and moronic views.

    I know a lot of Democrats in Kidd’s own hometown of Athens that view Jane Kidd as an idiot.

  4. georgiahack says:

    It would be the best thing for the DPG.

    It puts up an interesting name against Isakson, who has no chance in hell of losing, and gets her out of the state party that she has run so far underground that I forgot they even existed.

  5. AthensRepublican says:

    Oh and to the “well formulated arguments” on the link (mentioned by Pete) is found this statement: “she can remind Georgia of the great legacy of her family with Black Voters .”

    Yeah it was her father, Gov. Ernest Vandiver who once said “No not one” black child would ever sit in a classrooom with white children.

  6. I don’t really have any thoughts on Jane Kidd one way or the other, beyond the Mary Norwood flyers that left a tremendous bad taste in my mouth. I know Andre has repeatedly tried to offer up some insider explanations, but they were so convoluted that I was left unsure what to think of Kidd.

    What I DO know, however, is that the linked article does not “make the case” for Jane Kidd. It spends almost all of its content making the case for any generic Democrat. It makes almost no effort at for the next step, which would be making the case for Kidd as better than any generic Democrat. Toward THAT end, it basically just points out that she has a famous grandpappy and a vagina. Are you kidding me? (no pun intended) Pretty damning in its faint praise.

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