The AJC has a story about the GOP establishment becoming less than comfortable with John Oxendine’s campaign.
Georgia’s Republican establishment is showing signs of discomfort with the prospect that John Oxendine will be the party’s nominee for governor, despite his popularity with many voters and status as early front-runner.
I am quoted in the story, but I think my most important point was left out.
We are facing a Republican leadership in the state that is privately whispering at a ferocious rate that John Oxendine is going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, vulnerable nominee should he get the nomination.
But these same men knew exactly what Glenn Richardson was doing and who too. These are the same men who did nothing after his attempted suicide, though to be fair, I agreed. It took the former Mrs. Richardson making the whole thing so embarrassing for the Republican leaders to make them do anything.
If not even the attempted suicide could force these men to have a come to Jesus meeting with the Speaker of the House, what the hell do we expect them to do with John Oxendine? They’ll just sit around and pray the political fall out from John Oxendine’s fall from power does not affect their own electoral chances. And hell, one of them is term limited anyway.