For those of you who aren’t familiar with Maurice, he has been a long-time commenter on Peach Pundit and is one of the more level-headed folks on the blog. What I didn’t know about him, is that he was once the Chairman of the Bibb County GOP and is allegedly a “prominant Republican” (congrats). As most of us on here can vouch for, Maurice was one of the earliest and most vocal Karen Handel supporters.
Needless to say, I was a bit surprised when I read this.
Mr. Atkinson’s sentiments mirror my own in regards to Handel’s campaign. I know it’s “just bidness” as usual in politics. And I know that some of you consider politics to be tantamount to actual war. But there was a time in the campaign when Karen Handel had the high road, was a reasonable candidate, and could attract voters who typically wouldn’t vote for the Republican nominee. She lost me when she jumped into the “I hate gay people more than you” contest. She lost a lot of other folks with her incessant need to always play the victim card. And, if she continues down the low road, she’s going to lose more level-headed folks like Maurice–and in the end, the runoff.