I’ve been a Karen Handel supporter since August 2009. The frontpagers fell under scrutiny for our allegiance to her campaign. But, let’s face it, we get dirt/muck/grime/slime/you name it on EVERY candidate via the tipline on a daily basis. So, Karen was the only one we were comfortable with. I told several of my friends that I’d support whoever the Republican nominee was as long as it wasn’t Ox or McBerry (yeah right). Needless to say I was disappointed that Karen lost to Deal, but I was a man of my word and backed Deal; yes, I drank the Kool-Aid. But, given the ethics complaints against Deal, the investigation, etc. I couldn’t help but think that something was bound to come out sooner or later. Well, this massive weight of debt was EXACTLY what I was afraid of as a Republican voter in Georgia. I’m not about to paint Deal as a victim. Financing a dying business seems stupid bare minimum, and unthinkable maximum. I am now asking myself the question: “Do we want a candidate managing the finances of our state when he can’t manage his own finances?”.
The Kool-Aid is leaving a sour aftertaste in my mouth and I’m not sure how long this “Republican” voter can stomach it.