1. ricstewart says:

    Yes, I just hate when candidates refuse to debate their opponents. Like the time John Barrow refused to debate Regina Thomas and Ray McKinney.

      • Andre says:

        Ah yes, of course, so obviously you can understand why Lee Anderson refuses to waste time debating John Barrow.

        Anderson is simply extending the same courtesies to John Barrow that John Barrow extended to Regina Thomas and Ray McKinney.

  2. Bob Loblaw says:

    I haven’t seen a game of hide the ball like this since taking civil procedure in law school. One thing’s for sure…there’s no doubletalk coming from Lee Anderson!

  3. Doug Deal says:

    When the incumbent is complaining about the challenger not debating him, it is pretty much over.

    Also, does anyone have a count on what number we are up to on Barrow’s attempted “folksy” accents? We have to be into double digits by now.

    • ricstewart says:

      Off the chart. In his APC debate yesterday, he was speaking with his Athens-born, Harvard-educated cityslicker voice… although he lapsed a few times into his faux accent and intentionally bad grammar.

      He does this when he travels through the district. I’ve heard him speak at forums in Savannah and Augusta, where he sounds completely normal. But when he’s in Vidalia and Sylvania, he pours it on thick.

      • Doug Deal says:

        Not that there is anything wrong with going to Harvard (per se) but when you are pretending to be just another one of them farmer types, then is rises to a certain level of deceit.

        My message to Barrow: Youtube is a thing and cameras are everywhere.

        • I Miss the 90s says:

          And none of that matters, Doug. Anderson is a loser.

          For congressional races, YouTube only matters in midterm elections.

          Barrow will still probably win…the Anderson’s only route to victory is having an (R) next to his name. Other than that, no one knows who he is.

            • drjay says:

              and between the two of them, the rncc, americans for annoying political ads, and whatever other groups are involved, i think everyone in the district with a tv has at least heard of both of these yahoo’s at this point…

  4. fishtail says:

    I don’t know Lee Anderson at all but it does seem strange that his handlers won’t allow him near a microphone. He can’t be that bad, can he?

    • ricstewart says:

      Yes, he is that bad. But you’re right, it would be much better for him in the long run if he would just agree to debate. Relatively few people actually watch the debates, and even fewer are actually swayed by them. He’d harm himself by debating, but he’s harming himself even more by playing into Barrow’s hand and prolonging the misery.

      • Doug Deal says:

        Maybe he can agree to one opposite Monday Night Football the eve of the election. Then if Barrow turns that down, turn the commercials around, otherwise just say “I’ve agreed to a debate, but not one solely on Barrow’s terms.”

  5. James says:

    I was going to comment that I liked the “Hide” ad, but I watched the “nobody” ad and quickly concluded that: (a) perhaps it is better that Anderson won’t debate Barrow so that we don’t have to hear a Harvard-educated attorney use a forced hillbilly accent; and (b) Barrow is a moron.

  6. Doug Deal says:

    I would like somneone to take this commercial and re-record the audio with someone using an ultra heavy Boston accent. I can do it, but I a don’t have a voice actor.

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