Careers will end, careers will be made on primary day

It’s election day. What’s at stake? Oh, just someone’s political career.

Georgia’s elections feature several candidates who are veteran state political leaders. Losing today means more than just a defeat; it may mean the end, at least temporarily, to someone’s political career, AJC’s Aaron Gould Sheinin writes:

When polls close Tuesday evening at 7 , no more than four of 14 candidates for governor will still have an immediate political future, and that assumes a runoff is necessary in both the Democratic and Republican campaigns. The would-be governors, seven Democrats and seven Republicans, have more than 150 years of combined state and federal government experience.

For many, Tuesday will mark an ending or, at least, a major roadblock to another act in politics.

15 comments Add your comment

Dave

July 19th, 2010
7:23 pm

Not to be difficult; but, gee isn’t this an earthshaking piece of news/opinion.

Dave

July 19th, 2010
7:28 pm

OK, now I saw the link and read the Gould article. So why is this piece here, all of it quoting, without indicating so, another writer’s piece?

Art

July 19th, 2010
8:15 pm

Vote REPUBLICIAN !

NOT_Art

July 19th, 2010
8:41 pm

Vote REPUBLICIAN ! – IF, and only IF you want us to stay one of the states with the dumbest students around. Vote for Handel, so we can show our kids that they don’t need no stinkin’ edumication!

Common Sense

July 19th, 2010
10:40 pm

It is pretty obvious that a vote for Roy Barnes in a vote for Socialism, Unions and the Obama platform. Prepare to shed 50% of what you own to be given to those “just as deserving.” You know, the same ones that did not participate in the education process when they had the chance, who do nothing to find training or re-training for a job, who are angry and mad at “the white middle class” as if it is that particular group’s fault for the mess they are in. Got to keep those cell phones and iPods running you know.

Common Sense

July 19th, 2010
11:17 pm

Vote Democrat if you love your state and country and want us to get back to work.

Aladawg

July 19th, 2010
11:41 pm

VOTE REPUBLICIAN if you don’t wont your kids, grand kids and great grand kids to pay for the debt Oduma has gotten us in.

TEE

July 20th, 2010
5:53 am

VOTE REPUBLICAN – Prove to the world, what a dumb Ass looks like. Vote for the people & policies that helped you lose your job & your house,and refuse to extend your unemployment benefits, while driving to the hospital, with a placard in the back seat, that reads, no gov. run healthcare, as you pull out you medicare card. What a Dumb Ass…….

The need for Ethics

July 20th, 2010
5:57 am

Get rid of the Dems! Bring back ethics and problems concerning race-relations/money/power/illegals will all change for the better. We need “real” ethics, not government created ethics! We need CHANGE .. to get back to where we were ethically.

Tim

July 20th, 2010
7:26 am

Those Republican ads make me realize how dumb the adverage voter must be! I think about how much Deal and Ox spent on those ads and that is all they can say!!! They make Georgia look like a bumpkin state. Ox looks better suited for a Jimmy Deen Sausage ad!!! All three are not very sophisticated. I am ashamed to say I am from Georgia with our representatives! Just remember, they never refer to Harvared as the anything of the North! We need to do better!

Travis McGee

July 20th, 2010
7:26 am

The Ox has a pending ethics investigation, Deal fled DC two steps in front of an ethics investigation, Handel has no college education and flip-flops all over the place — thanks for the wonderful candidates.

And, history will prove that had the Republicans won the last presidential and congressional elections the world would have experienced a global melt-down of the financial markets and there would have been generational unemployment to moan and groan about, not just debt for your grandchildren. And, to bee perfectly fair, the debt level as a factor of GDP is about what it was at the end of WWII.

The Lee Atwater school of Republican politics calls for scaring the crap out of the uninformed and that strategy continues into todays election.

Tim

July 20th, 2010
7:28 am

Sorry I misspelled Harvard… I am a product of the university system here!

Voter in Georgia

July 20th, 2010
8:03 am

Republican ads about abortion and gay topics… Hmmmm! We need solutions for more jobs and repairing the foreclosure problems, crime in Georgia and better education! When I see these out of touch ads, I think the candidates are not familiar with reality. With Ox, I wonder why he is not defending himself against the ethics issues,he will never live all that down! Deal keeps talking about conservative,we need businessman to be the operative word! This is hiring someone for a job,not techer in the Sunday school! Being Gov. is running a business, upholding laws and representing ALL of the citizens. I label myself as a conservative Republican,but I think I am going to drop my label and just refer to myself as Smart Georgia Citizen.

Logcabin Republican

July 20th, 2010
9:16 am

Gay voters demand representation from Deal and Oxendine. We pay taxes also, thats all it comes down to. I pay taxes, I am a citizen. Atlanta’s gay population is one of the largest in the US! It is the job of the govenor to represent me and do what is good for me as a gay citizen. When you both loose tonight, think about that! You were’nt wanting to represent ALL of the citizens of GA.

I'm just sayin'

July 20th, 2010
9:20 am

Ox does’nt care about his loss of this gubna’s mess because he is the new spokesperson for Jenny Craig!