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  •  Not giving up on this race. It's early so no need (7+ / 0-)

    for any skepticism.  We will find our candidate and we will win.

    Funny Stuff at

    by poopdogcomedy on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 01:20:23 PM PST

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    •  I agree with poopdogcomedy. (8+ / 0-)

      Paul Broun could turn independents who are women into voting Democratic, and Karen Handel has the Komen baggage and I imagine that women in Georgia will not like that she tried to destroy Planned Parenthood(which does a lot of cancer screenings) because they dare to actually cover every women's health issue.

      Demographics in Georgia are making it trend bluer.  2014 being an "off year" will make it challenging to turn out young voters, but the right candidate could make women turn out in droves and vote Democratic and thus give us a chance of flipping that seat.

      I agree with President Obama, our country's journey is not yet complete. We must continue the work that our forebearers at Seneca Falls started, and put the Equal Rights Amendment into our Constitution.

      by pistolSO on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 01:31:31 PM PST

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      •  Tough Race Of Course (6+ / 0-)

        but like others mentioned GA is slowly but surely trending blue as the demographics of the state are changing.  Obama only lost there 53% to 45% in 2012 and lost it only 52% to 47% in 2008.

        I could see a strong base vote of about 46% or so in the state for a good Democratic candidate.  Getting the other 4 to 5 percent will be tough but it's not impossible.  Rep. Barrow might be the type of Democrat who can win. And I wouldn't count out former AG Thurbert Baker who won three elections as AG and was one of the most successful statewide Democrats before losing to Roy Barnes in the Democratic gubernatorial primary in 2010. He is the tough on crime, pro-gun conservative Democrat that can win in GA...and his being black has not hurt him in his race in this southern state.

        •  Other names. Bluestate Georgia blog! (3+ / 0-)

          Other possibilities:

          Calvin Smyre (my favorite)

          Stephanie Stuckey Benfield

          Shirley Franklin

          Jim Marshall

          I've seen Clark Howard suggested, but have also seen that he voted for Gary Johnson for Prez. I think he'd be a strong as hell candidate if he ran as a Dem.

          Visit the Bluestate Georgia blog, by Kossack larryfeltonj (Larry Felton Johnson):

          "The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals." - Barack Obama

          by HeyMikey on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 03:36:11 PM PST

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          •  Clark Howard would be an interesting candidate as (2+ / 0-)
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            ...a Dem. I thought he was Republican, but if not, he would be worth watching.

            I think Mayor Franklin, or former State Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears who has also won statewide, might be worth consideration as well.

            Whoever the nominee turns out to be, they are going to have to run a great campaign. The campaign will have to exceed the lackluster operations of Barnes and others.

            "There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.".. Buddha

            by sebastianguy99 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 03:47:26 PM PST

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            •  Leah Sears! Great idea! Except... (1+ / 0-)
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              I would gladly vote for Leah Sears. But her track record on the Supreme Court provides a ton of red meat to inflame the inflammable citizens of Georgia. She has integrity, but she's unelectable here:

              "The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals." - Barack Obama

              by HeyMikey on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 05:15:36 PM PST

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          •  I Think Marshall (1+ / 0-)
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            already declined to run.  Franklin would interesting.

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