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  •  well, cheer up (1+ / 0-)
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    VolvoDrivingLiberal

    If you are in Atlanta, you won't have to vote for a Republican for Mayor because there is not one running.

    •  Are you kidding . . . (0+ / 0-)

      Let's just indulge the fantasy and pretend she's not a Republican.  Who is her base of support?  Who will she owe her position to?

      If you don't stop lying about me, I'm going to have to start telling the truth about you. Barack Obama

      by dbratl on Mon Nov 30, 2009 at 10:44:44 AM PST

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      •  Her base of support (0+ / 0-)

        Her support is all over the city. Sure, she has the Buckhead vote pretty much sealed up. But when has that ever been enough to win in Atlanta? If she spends 4 years catering to them at the expense of the rest of the city, she'll get steamrolled and I am sure she is very well aware of that.

        "The Buckhead Coalition" + "LGBT community" + "Stray Atlanta Republicans not falling into the prior two categories" might get her MAYBE 35%, and that's only if she can get a sizable majority of the LGBT vote, which I think she will.

        If she did not have a wide array of support from other constituencies, Reed would be running away with this and there probably would not have been a runoff.

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