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  •  A Democratic Senator from Georgia (12+ / 0-)

    would be just more evidence that Herman Cain is a gift that keeps on giving.

    Economics is a social *science*. Can we base future economic decisions on math?

    by blue aardvark on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 08:00:22 AM PST

    •  In 2008 a progressive (6+ / 0-)

      Democrat ran against Chambliss and lost in the run-off election. I worked on the run-off as well as the general because there was already talk of the Democrats needing a super-majority in the Senate. Jim Martin's campaign failed even with Obama's coattails because Obama didn't carry Georgia.

      We need more minorities to move into Georgia because that seems to be the deciding factor.

      "The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

      by Lily O Lady on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 08:18:37 AM PST

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      •  Or move further outside of Atlanta and its (2+ / 0-)
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        suburbs. For instance, my sister lives in a community and district represented by 33 different ethnic groups.  She teaches at a school where whites are in the minority as far as not just students but faculty.

        One of her best friends moved to more rural Georgia hoping to make a difference there and bring more of a minority presence there by being part of the school faculty and coaching staff there.  

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        by wishingwell on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 08:58:45 AM PST

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      •  Martin's election runoff & GA Dem turnout (1+ / 0-)
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        Enthused by Obama's victory, I also worked on Martin's runoff campaign.

        Unfortunately, many Dems who voted in November general election didn't show up for Martin on runoff election day.  Don't forget, Obama got 47% in 2008 here, and Martin got 46.8% vs 49.8% for Chambliss, but in the runoff Martin got beaten by Chambliss 57.4% to 42.6.  Chambliss retained 66% of his general election numbers, while we only kept 52%.  That was the difference.

        It was very disappointing, and was something of a prelude to the national 2010 debacle.

        I was struck that year, and again this year to some extent, that there wasn't better coordination between the Obama campaign here and the GA Democratic Party's organization.  We're not going to make a lot of progress if GA Dems only show up for presidential elections.

        I am optimistic, however, that the state Party seems committed to running candidates in every district in the state in every election.  Obama was closer here than in any other red state this time with the exception of North Carolina--closer than in Arizona or Montana, which are considered to be promising prospects for Democrats..

        •  I'd like to have a Democratic choice (0+ / 0-)

          for every GOP candidate. There's a lot of work to be done and I agree that coordination between the state and national party organizations is very important. I'll do what I can in my county.

          "The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

          by Lily O Lady on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 01:46:12 PM PST

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