John Barrow Not Waiting For Today’s Results; Up With First Ad For General In GA-12

August 21, 2012 10:11 am

by Charlie · 19 comments

John Barrow makes a pitch, not so indirectly, to voters who are today choosing between Rick Allen and Lee Anderson. The ad will begin today in the Augusta and Savannah media markets.

Stefan August 21, 2012 at 10:19 am

That was in the can waiting for the RNCC decision. That’s some nice work by somebody.

KD_fiscal conservative August 21, 2012 at 10:26 am

He’s back…..Barrow the Every Man….(Complete with jeans, a rolled up sleeves and the phoney southern twang)

Don’t worry, he won’t be around for long(just till Nov. 2nd).

SGa Hick August 21, 2012 at 11:34 am

If you don’t even know when the election is how accurate can your prognostication be?!?

Once November 6th rolls around we can see if Forest Gump has avoided speaking in public enough to beat Barrow.

ricstewart August 21, 2012 at 10:28 am

Evidently Barrow didn’t get the tractor memo.

Stefan August 21, 2012 at 10:32 am

I was thinking that. I spent the entire ad waiting for it to roll through in the background.

James August 21, 2012 at 11:37 am

Where’s the memo that says “to look genuine and honest, you need to stand outside and wear ill-fitting and outdated grandpa clothing, preferably while leaning on a fence”? What’s wrong with looking like you know what the hell you’re talking about?

Calypso August 21, 2012 at 11:48 am

“What’s wrong with looking like you know what the hell you’re talking about?”

Maybe he didn’t want Anderson to have the lock on that.

Lawton Sack (Go Jackets!) August 21, 2012 at 12:36 pm

This video demonstrates what we have been going up against the last 8 years in GA-12. Barrow is a very good campaigner, especially with his ads. This is one of the best political ads I have seen this season, which is difficult to admit. I really hope that the NRCC ads are like this and not simply just attacking Barrow left and right for the next two months. People are already tired of the Allen-Anderson mudslinging.

Lawton Sack (Go Jackets!) August 21, 2012 at 12:49 pm

NRCC radio ad against Barrow: Link

Lawton Sack (Go Jackets!) August 21, 2012 at 12:56 pm

NRCC TV Ad against Barrow: Link

Subnuke98 August 21, 2012 at 1:19 pm

I didn’t here him discuss his Obamacare flip flop votes or his support of Obama’s failed stimulus, or his support for Dodd-Frank that has shut down almost 100 Georgia banks. And stop with the fake rolled up sleeves farmer image, you are a Harvard educated trial lawyer from Athens. You aren’t fooling anybody.

Rick Day August 21, 2012 at 3:04 pm

*humming Green Acres Theme*

and now…you are too…

xdog August 21, 2012 at 3:09 pm

“his support for Dodd-Frank that has shut down almost 100 Georgia banks.”

What? Is that a new tea party talking point? Do you care to flesh out that charge a little bit?

Subnuke98 August 21, 2012 at 7:57 pm

Not a talking point, just fact. It’s been over 3 years now since the ‘meltdown’ and banks are still closing? Come on. Georgia relies heavily on Community Banks, and they and Credit Unions have been hit the hardest by Dodd-Frank. It was ‘supposed’ to break up the “Too Big To Fail” banks but only made them more “Too Big Too Fail”. Here is an article from the not so right wing Bloomberg on Dodd-Frank’s effects on Community Banks.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-09/u-s-banks-dodd-frank-costs-may-widen-to-34-billion-s-p-says.html

Or maybe a little closer to home.
http://www.americanbanker.com/dodd-frank/georgia-durbin-crushing-impact-1050631-1.html

Subnuke98 August 21, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Oh, and your right it is not 100 banks, just 80.

James August 21, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Yeah, I was going to ask about that too. Risky, ill-advised and non-diverse lending practices cause banks to fail — not Dodd-Frank.

ZazaPachulia August 21, 2012 at 5:17 pm

And about the “educated” bit, I’ll usually take a degree from Harvard over one from Abraham Baldwin–not always, but usually. Now Anderson’s wife seems like a pretty sharp woman. She’s got a PhD. Any word on why she didn’t run in her husband’s place?

Lawton Sack (Go Jackets!) August 21, 2012 at 5:45 pm

I have heard a lot of compliments about her speaking ability, her intelligence, and her outgoing personality. Rep. Anderson is actually a smart and wise man. He is just not a very good public speaker, as he has indicated publicly on many occasions. He is strong one-on-one, though. A lot of people have underestimated him, but he has evidently made an impact on a lot of voters.

Subnuke98 August 21, 2012 at 7:49 pm

It isn’t a knock on his education, its a knock on his trying to be a hick farmer to “relate” to the common man. Totally transparent.

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