Over at Georgia Voice, Ryan Lee taps Matt Towery of InsiderAdvantage on whether we’re likely to see more gay-bashing in the governor’s race.
Even some Republicans believe that GOP candidates overestimate the effectiveness of going anti-gay.
“I think you have a lot of young, naïve campaign strategists who oftentimes pull that out of their pocket because they think that’s a big issue to the public,” Towery said.
“But most people who live in suburban Atlanta, which makes up a lot of the [Georgia] population and a lot of Republicans, they are dealing with the gay community every day, whether it be where they shop, or where they eat or who they deal with in business, and contrary to what the national perception is, most Georgians, when we poll that issue, most people just don’t care.
“It’s a live and let live state,” Towery added. “Now, do they favor gay marriage? No, but then most states don’t. It’s not a hot button. People worry about eating, people worry about jobs, people worry about how they’re going to get the kids through college, and they’re not particularly interested in who wants to go out with whom or what they want to do.”