Michelle Nunn, the Democratic candidate for Senate in Georgia, was just endorsed by notoriously racist Democrat-turned-Republican Zell Miller. What an honor.
"She's a bridge builder, not a bridge burner," Miller says in the ad. "Michelle Nunn gives this old Georgian hope."You may remember Zell Miller as the co-chair of Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign in 2012.
You may also remember him as the keynote speaker at the 2004 Republican Convention.
You may remember him from his staunch opposition to the Civil Rights Act and how he called LBJ "a southerner who has sold his birthright for a mess of dark porridge" for signing it.
You may also remember him for his support for the Bush tax cuts or his shilling for Big Tobacco.
Nunn is currently touting this new endorsement on the front page of her website.
Given that her path to victory depends on African American voters, this is a strange campaign move.
Throughout Nunn's campaign, she has been acting as though Georgia is far redder than it actually is. Obama actually performed quite well there compared to in other Southern states. He lost to Romney by 8 points and to McCain by only 5 points. With solid organizing, that's doable. But not the way Nunn's running.