We bloggers are pretty good about designing dream scenarios that have little basis in reality. But when a blogger happens to be a former mayor of Atlanta, and posts this on her Blogging While BLUE website, then the rest of us should probably at least pause and say “hmmmmm”.
Sen. Carter and Rep. Abrams are viewed as rising stars in Georgia’s Democratic Party. Maybe if one of the two ran for mayor and used that office as a four year platform to run for Governor they would have a chance to win. Imagine if Carter ran for mayor in 2013 or 2017 and became the first White mayor of Atlanta in forty years. National press would follow and he would be poised to make a run at the governor’s mansion in 2018 or 2022. Abrams has as attractive qualities as well. She has already broken barriers as the first woman to lead a legislative caucus in Georgia.