This went out this morning from Rep. Peake:
I am writing today to issue a challenge to my Georgia Republican friends.
Last Friday, I announced my support for a candidate in the runoff for the Republican Governor’s race. Anytime one takes a stance for a candidate, we fully understand fully that there will be others who choose the other candidate, who will not be happy, and in fact, may be disappointed or even mad at the choice made. Some even may say that if their candidate doesn’t win, they will not vote for the Party nominee, or might even possibly vote for the Democrat in November.
I have a simple request. Let’s all understand that there are various reasons why a person chooses to back a particular candidate – geographic, personality, alignment with certain policies, promises made to support them, maybe even something as simple and understandable as friendship. Let’s appreciate and respect those reasons in our fellow Republican supporters and fight with honesty and fairness to help our candidate win. It should, after all, be about our candidate of choice, not the other candidate.
And when it is over, and it will be over on August 10, let’s pledge that we will rally behind the candidate nominated, and focus on the real prize — the general election in November.
I make that pledge personally, that if my candidate does not win, I will support our nominee with all my time, energy, and financial resources.
Sometimes we kid ourselves that the other candidate is just as bad as the Democrat. There are real issues at stake in this election and this is no time to kid ourselves. Our nominee, whoever it will be, will be far better than what the Democrats are offering.
We must not lose sight of the end game – Beat Barnes in November. We do not want his Obama economics with higher taxes to pay for all his promises, and his liberal, government control of everything policies dominating our state – it will be an economic disaster, similar to what the Obama/Pelosi/Reid policies have done to our country.
May the best candidate win on August 10, and then let’s fully and enthusiastically support our nominee to Beat Barnes in November.
I hope you will join me in making this commitment.