And by “ignore Democrats”, I mean the Commander and Chief. And, those who support him.
Jim Galloway brings us word this morning that while President Barack Obama will be in Atlanta for a couple of events on August 2nd, Roy Barnes will be in South Georgia and has “no plans to change the schedule”.
Barnes upset some of the more “progressive” elements of his party when he read poll numbers showing 2/3 of Georgians support an Arizona type immigration law, and decided he did too. Now he fears being photographed with the President of his own party. Barnes didn’t support Obama in 2008 either, choosing instead the man with the better hair.
While it may appear to be a “smart” strategy to move to the center while the Republicans are trying to drive off a cliff to right, a word of caution; Those on the left most likely won’t ever vote for one of the Republicans, but they may stay home.
I’ve heard this from a few of the Democrats who post here, and I won’t try to steal too much of their case. I know there are some who are vocal who are tired of Georgia’s Democratic political establishment distancing itself from the President. I just don’t know how many of them there are. (but I have to admit I hope its a lot.)