The internet is an amazing thing. While as of now I remain unsure, to some extent, of who I will vote for – one thing is for sure, this GRTL nonsense isn’t compelling me to vote for either candidate. But amidst my research I found an interesting article from RollCall back in the dark days of 1992. I think you may find it interesting:
Open Seat: Ed Jenkins (D) is retiring
Outlook: Likely Democratic
Architect Daniel Becker (R), 40, made waves and won the GOP primary with ads showing supposedly aborted fetuses in prime time, but his race with state Sen. Nathan Deal (D), 50, looks to be all but over.
Deal has the financial advantage and currently represents the district’s most populous county, while Becker intends to run the anti-abortion ads again in the campaign’s closing days. He has prepared a 30-minute “infomercial” which depicts first and second trimester abortions. Deal should coast on Tuesday.
State-by-State Election PreviewOur Last-Minute Look at the Key Races. Today: Ala. Through Mich.; Monday, the Rest. Roll Call October 29, 1992
Why did Daniel Becker run anti-abortion ads against Deal in 1992? Has Nathan Deal become more “ProLife” since 1992? Look, people can change. I don’t care if Nathan Deal was once squishy on abortion. I don’t care if Karen Handel once wrote a check to the Log Cabin Republicans.
As Governor neither will be able to completely outlaw abortion or legalize same-sex marriage. Hello McFly, that means these are not real issues. And I’m sick and tired of hearing about them. Roy Barnes is talking about issues that the Governor can impact – and his two Republican opponents are squabbling over abortion and gays. We’re better than that. Stopping abortions isn’t going to increase revenue and pull the budget out of the dumps. Banning gay people isn’t going to increase our education system’s performance. Our prisons are crowded and under staffed, state workers’ insurance plans won’t work at some hospitals, teachers are being laid off – but we have time to debate abortion and gays for three more weeks. Have the past two not been enough?
We can either move on, or resign ourselves to at least four more years of Barnes. Govern yourselves accordingly.