About a week and a half ago I noticed a blog entry on another Georgia Political Blog, Peanut Politics, about DuBose Porter. knew DuBose was doing something all this time – I just was not sure what. I checked out Porter’s website and looked through the pictures of his 159 County Tour.
And I began to notice a trend. I have mostly lived in Dodge County my entire life, outside of brief stints in Cochran and Americus for my undergraduate education – and I am very familiar with those areas and places like Telfair, Wilcox, Pulaski, and Wheeler counties. And what I began to notice was that not only was Dubose making the typical political stops in these places but also going to the places where politicians normally do not go. I recognized many of the people he was taking pictures with, they were not the typical politically enlightened voters. They were the average people who generally do not care about politics, they were the small business owners who keep these rural county towns alive.
I’ve been sitting on this post for a few days because I assumed at some point The Porter Plan would be revealed. I’ve never given much though to DuBose actually winning, despite being endorsed by the team over at Georgia Liberal. And then the dots started connecting. The Porter Plan is to make it to the runoff, and then paint Barnes as the wheelin’ and dealin’ city slicker insider that does not care about the little guy. Ride the anti-incumbent wave. Tie Barnes with the Liberal Establishment of Washington, and hopefully grab enough votes to send him back to his faux-Governor’s Mansion in Marietta.
The vintage styled campaign materials to Porter’s populist tour of Georgia. It’s all apart of the plan and has been all along it seems.