Nathan Deal: ‘I don’t think anyone wants another month of this’

Despite speculation that a post-Thanksgiving Day gubernatorial runoff may be on the way (see Aaron Gould Sheinin’s AJC article),  Nathan Deal says he’s optimistic he’ll prevail, and it’ll be over after Tuesday.  “I don’t think anyone wants another month of this,” the GOP contender says in a Savannah Morning News article. “I think everybody is ready for this campaign to be over.”

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Ralph

October 28th, 2010
12:54 pm

It probably is over, as Deal is likely to go over 50% with the undecided and folks who back away from Monds to make their votes count.

But we ALL know the AJC and Democrats want to desperately hang on for a runoff so that King Rat Roy might have a thread of a chance if they can come up with a November/December surprise.

dan

October 28th, 2010
12:58 pm

WE DO NOTWANT 4 MORE YEARS OF DEAL THAT IS FORSURE I DO NOT THINK THE STATE COULD STAND IT

professional skeptic

October 28th, 2010
1:01 pm

Extremely interesting:

When confronted with evidence of Republican Joe Miller’s lies and past misdeeds, Alaskans are now withdrawing their support of Miller.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/blogs/weigel/archive/2010/10/28/the-incredible-shrinking-joe-miller.aspx

Here in Georgia, however, when confronted with evidence of Republican Nathan Deal’s lies and misdeeds, support for Deal only grows stronger.

I’m beginning to think that Alaskans are made of sterner stuff than Georgians; that morality and honesty mean more to Alaskans than they mean to the people of Georgia.

Please, Georgia: Let’s follow the example set by Alaska. When a candidate has demonstrated that he is liar and a crook, we need to put principle over party and choose the better alternative. Alaskans know that they need to choose the best leader for Alaska – one who doesn’t lie to taxpayers or use his government position for self-enrichment.

Alaskans are saying NO to Joe Miller, now that they know what a liar he is. Alaskans are NOT just “holding their noses” and voting for Joe Miller anyway.

Do Georgians have the moral fortitude to say NO to Nathan Deal? For the sake of Georgia, I pray that we do.

Mr G

October 28th, 2010
1:01 pm

I rather have one more month of this than four years of Deal…When is this state going to wake up. Deal is a crook and is no good for Georgia.

DK

October 28th, 2010
1:07 pm

What congressional district do you live in Dan? I somehow doubt that you live in the 9th district. Those of us who do live in the district that Congressman Deal represented for years will be overwhelming be voting for him. I am a Democrat and will be proud to cast my vote for Nathan Deal.

professional skeptic

October 28th, 2010
1:16 pm

Nathan Deal is sure sweating it out. If he can just make it to the Governor’s office, all his financial woes will melt away and the creditors will get off his back.

He probably can’t stand another month of phone calls from the collection companies.

Nathan will kill Peachcare

October 28th, 2010
1:19 pm

Dang it! As soon as I saw this I wanted to say a month more of this is better than four years of Nathan Deal, but y’all beat me to it. :(

Kar

October 28th, 2010
1:25 pm

The more I see of Deal’s tv ads, the less I think of him. Shows more about his lack of character than his opponent.

pete

October 28th, 2010
1:34 pm

wall street and corporate companies will make sure Deal does not lose.Wall street money is very powerfull Deal wins wall street wins.

LizBeth

October 28th, 2010
1:35 pm

Is there more about Deal to surprise us with?!

No Longer Republican

October 28th, 2010
1:38 pm

I also live in the 9th District…for the last 12 years. Nathan Deal was a do-nothing congressman, and the only thing he will do as governor will be to help his own situation and those he is obligated to because they support his campaign. Georgia: say NO DEAL!!!!!!!

Ralph

October 28th, 2010
1:39 pm

All these AJC posters who say “we” don’t want 4 years of Deal, and want a runoff are out of step with the majority of voters. It’s indicative of how the AJC panders to their narrowing base of leftists.

Little Johnnie’s mom once pronounced: “Look at how all the marching band members are out of step, except for my little Johnnie!”

pete

October 28th, 2010
1:50 pm

why is wall street backing Deal and republicans and also the tea party? and they do not have to disclose where the money comes from.What a two faced world we live in.

You Can Tell By The Smell

October 28th, 2010
2:06 pm

Hey there “NO LONGER REPUBLICAN”! I also live in the ninth District and you are right on the money about Nathan Deal. Deal was the final straw for me and although I am a life long conservative I am also
No Longer Republican” but will be independent as long as I can vote. I am ashamed that my former Republican party would nominate someone like Nathan Deal. I am surprized that his opponents failed to use his anti-vetean record and poor constituent service in their campaigns in the Republican Primary. I held my nose and voted for Barnes as the lesser of two evils believing that we could send him packing in four years.

Teacherwho VOTES

October 28th, 2010
2:10 pm

I already voted for Nathan–don’t want a Governor who has to apologize to teachers before he runs again–like King Rat. Wore a Teachers VOTE shirt to the polls Monday. TEACHERS~~we remember what kind of Gov he was.

I can see Russia from my house aka half governor of Alaska

October 28th, 2010
2:10 pm

Oh Nathan, don’t be so pissy! Come on up to Alaska and hunt with me.

You betcha!

Social Moderate, Fiscal Conservative

October 28th, 2010
2:28 pm

I’m voting:
Barnes over Deal.
Porter over Cagle.
Hodges over Olens. (which is hard, because I like Sam personally; but let’s give healthcare reform a second look and fix problem areas, rather than go backwards to having lifetime caps, pre-existing condition denials, etc).

I’m tired of being in a state where nothing gets accomplished except a giant fish pond. We have had EIGHT years of waste … no progress on water (and time’s running short on Lake Lanier), air quality, transportation (oh, goody, Sonny created another alphabet soup group and turned over loads of authority to his pals) or education (still creeping in the bottom 5 of 50).

Brian Shriver

October 28th, 2010
2:39 pm

The Republican playbook seems to be stir up as much hysteria as possible on any and every issue, and in the confusion pillage the government coffers even further. If the Republicans had credible policy initiatives, why would they be nominating a string of flunkee candidates with weak credentials and poor moral character. Because they look good, can be expected to get elected, and are too dumb to do anything but follow orders.

social liberal, fiscal moderate

October 28th, 2010
2:45 pm

I agree with everything Social Moderate, fiscal conservative said.

catlady

October 28th, 2010
2:58 pm

What we don’t want is another day of HIM!

conservative teacher

October 28th, 2010
3:15 pm

I have lived in the ninth district for many years. Yes, I will cast my ballot for Republican Nathan Deal.

Marlboro Man

October 28th, 2010
3:27 pm

As time goes by, the greater the chance Deal will be under indightment, bankrupt or bought off. Maybe all 3.

David

October 28th, 2010
3:39 pm

I vote Libertarian John Monds! We do want another month of this! I love politics!

Mike

October 28th, 2010
3:40 pm

We are about to have our great state destroyed by people that think parties are more important than morals. I have lived here all my live and been very proud of my state, But if we elect Deal this will no longer be a state that we can be proud of.

Karen Handel Supporter

October 28th, 2010
3:47 pm

I am casting my vote for Roy Barnes and the rest I am voting republican.

vote on ISSUES- no b.s. parties

October 28th, 2010
3:54 pm

why does Deal focus so much on bringing jobs to Georgia, then also vote “NO” to extend unemployment benefits to those that need it? He obviously admits there is a lack of jobs available, and then says ‘tough luck’ to those fighting to keep their homes?

catlady

October 28th, 2010
6:08 pm

Marlboro Man–do you think it can happen before any runoff?

I have watched for years as Nathan Deal, using his free franking privilege, has sent out propaganda telling the 9th district what he has done for us. It has been a pretty blank brochure–mostly a picture of him smiling with the American flag in the background AND VERY BIG PRINT!

Marlboro Man

October 28th, 2010
7:35 pm

No, he won’t be indicted, and hasn’t and won’t file for bankruptcy. This is just leftist tripe – and wishful thinking by idiots.