I haven’t blogged a lot lately, not than any of you actually noticed. But the last time I did blog, I wrote a little post entitled “Roy Barnes is not a threat to GOP Supremacy in Georgia.” The basic premise of that post was that Nathan Deal would win this election, and it wouldn’t even be a close race. I did leave myself a little wiggle room though. In the comment thread, I admitted that Deal could lose, but it would take a perfect storm of missteps and ethics problems.
Man, was I wrong! It’s going to take waaaaaaaay more than a perfect storm. At this point, it’s going to take an act of God for Roy Barnes to win this election.
Folks, the perfect storm has come and gone–and with it, Roy Barnes’s chances of winning. In about a two week period, my radio stations and TV stations alike were flooded with news about Nathan Deal being in debt for this, making bad investments in that, hitting crippled children with a wiffle-ball bat. There was a legitimate 14-day period where Nathan Deal (in any other election cycle) could have lost this race. But I woke up the other morning, and guess what?
The perfect storm came and Nathan Deal survived it. I would like to revise my earlier prediction. Oh no, I still think it’s going to be a blowout. Only now, I think it will be a blowout that won’t even require a runoff.
Republican state. Republican Year.