Nine debates and counting for Deal, Barnes, Monds

Political Insider’s Jim Galloway points out that there is one thing that distinguishes the governor’s race this time around from others:

[T]he contest among Barnes, Deal and Libertarian John Monds has been admirable, even historic, by one important measure. Since August, the three candidates for governor have already debated nine times.

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October 28th, 2010
6:06 pm

No offense Chris, but is there really a need for a post about a post from the AJC?

chris seward

October 28th, 2010
7:54 pm

John, the posts on our election blog also go to hundreds of our Twitter followers who may or may not have visited, and we’re adding followers daily. Many who visit the site also may not see some of Jim’s items or items that have appeared in our newspaper. Mentioning them is just a way to let a wider range of folks know what’s going on as we near the election. The blog also will include Georgia-related election stories that appear on other Georgia and national sites. Thanks for the feedback.


October 29th, 2010
2:30 pm

From all that I have seen of the debates they have consistently shown one thing: John Monds’ message does not change, regardless of the audience. He truly is a candidate for smaller government. I like his economic ideas and his position on allowing parents to have more options in education of their children. John Monds gets my vote! If a run off is required, the two major parties should point their fingers at each other for offering such tried and torn candidates. (We tried Barnes and didn’t like him. Remember the ‘Barnes flag’? Deals’ ethical issues have caused the bonds of party ties to be torn, even with long standing Republicans.)I think the political pundits will be surprised by the numbers Tuesday night.