Alternately entitled, “The Rumors of Her Demise are greatly exaggerated (by me)”
“Immigration is a sideshow, gay marriage is a sideshow, abortion is a sideshow,” he said. “You want to get to the bulk of voters, you need to talk to them about pocketbook issues.”
Two candidates are talking about pocketbook issues. Two candidates are talking about which candidate supports gays and approves funding for abortion providers to do breast cancer screenings.
As I was watching TV the other day, it occurred to me. Neither Deal or Oxendine ran a single ad that had anything to do with them or their plans for fix Georgia’s crappy economy. Deal and Ox were spending their money running attack ads against Handel.
I began to think, if the middle bases its decision on who to vote for based on the TV ads, they’ll come out and vote for Handel. The irony is, Handel never had the primary fundraising to make huge media buys, so she can’t rebut the attacks and drive away the middle. Her homophobic & misogynistic opposition ads go so far over the top, they might be helping her with the area of the bell curve she needs to capture.
The trick for Handel is getting out the vote. She’ll be in the run-off. How does she make sure the middle of the bell curve comes out for her in August too?