Friday, March 23, 2007

Vote 'em Off the Island

Jason Pye over at PeachPundit is reporting that Vernon Jones has filed is paperwork with the FEC to seek the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Saxby Chambliss. This is no surprise, but, I agree with Pye- there is no chance that Jones can win that election. What scares me is the prospect that he might win a primary.

The question is, are we, Georgia Democrats, going to do this again-nominate a candidate who cannot win? Saxby is beatable folks, but not by Jones. Given the demographics of this state, the candidate will need to be a conservative Democrat who can raise boatloads of money quickly- and who lacks serious personal baggage. We cannot afford a contentious primary, and we must get behind THE candidate who is in the best position to WIN.

The DPG will undoubtedly seek to narrow that candidate field in that race, and any candidate who refuses to participate in that process will be off my list for support. Period. Vote 'em off the island.

1 comment:

Kathy said...

Right you are! We have got to circle our wagons or endure another round of Saxby Chambliss in the full knowledge that it is our own fault. One of the things that drives me craziest with Democratic politics hereabouts is the way we waste most of our ammo on each other in primaries and then express surprise and dismay when the very united Republicans win in a walk. The bigggest losers are not the game players themselves, but the people who need a Democratic administration the worst. Just to give a for instance, the governor's race disaster was a disappointment to the candidates of course. But Mark Taylor retreated home to practice law, presumably? And Cathy Cox has a prestigious teaching post. Neither of them is going to have to worry much about whether their kids and grandkids are affected by the failure of Peach Care for Kids. As we can see, the children are going to pay for their vicious campaign that produced an easy win for Sonny Perdue.

We can't afford to keep doing this to each other. I'm with you. Anybody who won't play ball for the common good doesn't get my vote.