Handel’s fate may depend on who her runoff foe turns out to be

The polls close in a half hour, putting an end to a lot of recent conjecture and providing fodder for a whole new round of predictions and projections, particularly in the governor’s race.

On the Democratic side, I don’t think there’s much suspense. Roy Barnes is almost certain to win without a runoff, although I also remember an election night eight years ago when Barnes was also expected to win pretty handily. I’m sure Barnes remembers it even better.

I suspect Karen Handel will come out of tonight as the GOP frontrunner, with a close and late-called race for the all-important second-place among John Oxendine, Nathan Deal and Eric Johnson. Handel no doubt hopes it will be Oxendine, whose candidacy and political career have been fatally — and justifiably — damaged. If Ox sustains enough support to make it into the two-person runoff, Handel will win the nomination easily.

If it’s Deal or Johnson, things get more tricky. With her blanket condemnation of GOP legislative leadership on ethics grounds, Handel angered a good deal of the party establishment. And despite her endorsement from Sarah Palin, she’s vulnerable to attacks from her party’s right. If the rest of the party unites against her in the runoff, which seems possible if not probable, she could lose.

Nothing to do now but wait for the numbers to roll in.

118 comments Add your comment

RW-(the original)

July 20th, 2010
6:38 pm

Thanks for the respite from the topic of the day.

Trusslady

July 20th, 2010
6:39 pm

The fact that the GOP leadership has ethics issues is no surprise. The fact that they would “turn” on someone who pointed that out is no surprise either. A good case of “the emperor has no clothes”.

@@

July 20th, 2010
6:40 pm

I voted on a democratic ballot today. It’s a local problem.

@@

July 20th, 2010
6:41 pm

Trusslady?

Hernia?

josef nix

July 20th, 2010
6:44 pm

Her or Barnes…a choice of cancer or polio…

@@

You did WHAT! Oh, no, no! What WILL my fellow libs have to say… :-)

TW

July 20th, 2010
6:46 pm

Voted for Ox last week :)

RW-(the original)

July 20th, 2010
6:47 pm

josef,

If @@ voted a Republican ballot in her area it would be throwing her vote away. I’ve done the same thing a few times myself when there was no compelling Republican race in my area. I’ve managed to get Cynthia McKinney expelled twice that way.

Hillbilly Deluxe

July 20th, 2010
6:50 pm

We might ought to wait ’til the votes are counted before we go arguing about the run-off. I remember once ol’ George Dekle Busbee getting up and raising Herman’s hand in triumph about midnight, only to wake up in the morning to find that Herman’s overcoat was just a little to heavy to carry the day.

josef nix

July 20th, 2010
6:51 pm

RW
…managed to get Cynthia McKinney expelled…

You a J-E-W? Be careful…Dusty sez she thinks the Bruin is, too. She said he was circumstantial…

:-)

Southern Comfort (EOI and disfunctional since 2010)

July 20th, 2010
6:51 pm

RW

@@ voting Republican is like me voting Democratic in my area. I’m wasn’t too excited about the choices on either ballot, so I flipped a coin to decide. Wouldn’t you know, I ended up with a Democratic ballot. I let my daughter decide who to pick. I figured it was a throw away vote anyway.

TaxPayer

July 20th, 2010
6:51 pm

I think I’ll vote for Handel next time around. I have a feeling that once she gets in office, she’ll go easy on gays and abortion. She just needs to keep that low profile on certain matters for now.

ODDOWL

July 20th, 2010
6:53 pm

The Democrat controlled Congress must pass legislation to end the Bush/Cheney tax cuts for the rich immediately. Congress must not wait until the end of the year for them to expire. Congress must vote to end the Bush/Cheney tax cuts before the August recess. Congress must also pass legislation to stop multinational corporations from shipping American jobs and factories overseas. Congress must vote on this legislation before the August recess.

@@

July 20th, 2010
6:54 pm

josef:

We’ve got an ongoing feud down my way. An ex-wife running for a commission seat. Her ex-husband is presently on the board. He’s not up for re-election until next year? year after?

Previously booted litigious sheriff looking to win senate seat. A previously booted D.A. running on the dem ticket, with her overbearing husband running on the rep ticket, just in case she loses.

It’s a nightmare! With the staggered terms, you think you’ve got the fungus kilt, but then it spreads onto the incoming and voila. It’s a vicious cycle.

RW-(the original)

July 20th, 2010
6:55 pm

So the Republicans live in the Democratic areas and the Democratics live in the Republican areas?

As Hillbilly D might say, no wonder everybody’s in a foul mood.

TaxPayer

July 20th, 2010
6:57 pm

They got “fungus” growing wild down in Clayton County! Who woulda ever thought that “fungus” could be so overbearing. The buzzwords that some people come up with!

josef nix

July 20th, 2010
6:57 pm

Handel can eat sh*t and die for all I care and Barnes can have the leftovers…they don’t like me and I don’t like them. They don’t wish me well, and I don’t wish them well.

josef nix

July 20th, 2010
6:59 pm

@@
at 6:54

WHOAH!! That sounds like something from Hillbilly country,,,

@@

July 20th, 2010
7:00 pm

I am happy to say that none of the, within legal limit, sign holders were carrying a Scott or Hill. Election before last, that’s all I saw. One Scott made it in and so did Hill.

Had to learn the hard way, they…

Shame is…they took us all down with ‘em.

@@

July 20th, 2010
7:02 pm

josef:

Best be careful. They’re all black.

RW-(the original)

July 20th, 2010
7:03 pm

I guess we can safely put josef in the Ox column.

josef nix

July 20th, 2010
7:03 pm

@@
We got black Hillbillies and they feud, too! ISH

TaxPayer

July 20th, 2010
7:03 pm

I suspect just about every county and city in Georgia could be described in terms descriptive of a Peyton Place. I know our little county fits the bill.

josef nix

July 20th, 2010
7:04 pm

RW
With that pack of miscreants, give me the Drunken Indian…he’s at least consistent in his buffoonery,,,

TaxPayer

July 20th, 2010
7:05 pm

Clayton County is full of black hillbillies. This I gotta see.

josef nix

July 20th, 2010
7:06 pm

I think I’ll run for Harper Valley PTA… :-)

Sarah Failin

July 20th, 2010
7:07 pm

Shakespeare/Handel 2012! I mean… Palin/Handel 2012.

TaxPayer

July 20th, 2010
7:07 pm

The Ox and Deal are two peas in a pod. Good ole boys that have no qualms with doing the unethical and the only time they even think twice about it is when they get caught.

@@

July 20th, 2010
7:08 pm

Taxpayer:

The buzzwords that some people come up with!

Save it for somebody who’s buying! I’m not.

From what I understand, the fungus has always been here. I worked for the county commissioners while in high school. Back then it was bid-rigging and lacy lingerie purchased with taxpayer’s money…and no, it wasn’t for the Chairman’s wife.

Just can’t kill it.

Hillbilly Deluxe

July 20th, 2010
7:11 pm

I’d agree that Ox and Deal are a tad crooked, well quite a bit, but don’t forget ol’ King Roy looked after his developer buddies when he was in the Mansion. Remember all them guys who owned land where the interchanges were supposed to be, for the Northern Arc? And what did go with that 400 Toll money?

josef nix

July 20th, 2010
7:11 pm

North end of my home county is hill, south end is Delta and ne’er the twain shall meet. The north end doesn’t have a lot of blacks, the south end does. Two of the north end families have been feuding for generations. When one of Mama’s north end feuding friend’s daughter married a boy from the archenemy clan, her Mama said, “well, if she was going to turn her back on the family, she could have least had the good graces to marry some of that south end trash…” :-)

TaxPayer

July 20th, 2010
7:12 pm

@@,

I’m not sellin’.

Hillbilly Deluxe

July 20th, 2010
7:13 pm

Scout

July 20th, 2010
7:15 pm

It almost doesn’t matter who you vote for or who wins. The great majority (liberal and conservative) wind up doing what they want to do, what will keep them in office, or what will pad their wallet instead of what the people want done.

Just sayin …………………………………………

Southern Comfort (EOI and disfunctional since 2010)

July 20th, 2010
7:17 pm

Scout

I couldn’t have said it any better.

Hillbilly Deluxe

July 20th, 2010
7:19 pm

Sitting on a sofa on a Sunday afternoon
Going to the candidates debate
Laugh about it, shout about it
When you’ve got to choose
Ev’ry way you look at it, you lose

Paul Simon

josef nix

July 20th, 2010
7:20 pm

Scout

From the amen cornder: What SoCo said…

josef nix

July 20th, 2010
7:21 pm

Hillbilly
Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio
A nation turns its lonely eyes to you….

Dusty

July 20th, 2010
7:24 pm

JOSEF.

You are bad. Bad, I say. “Circumstantial” uh huh. I’m not touching that one. You can do the checking and verification yourself.

@@,

I think trusslady may be talking about bridges. Anyway, she seems to have a few loose bolts.

[...] columnist Jay Bookman predicts Karen Handel will come out of tonight as the GOP frontrunner, and that she hopes John Oxendine will join her in [...]

stands for decibels

July 20th, 2010
7:37 pm

So the Republicans live in the Democratic areas and the Democratics live in the Republican areas?

As Hillbilly D might say, no wonder everybody’s in a foul mood.

Well, blissfully contented people don’t generally bother to post on an Interwebs.complaint site (which, let’s face it, is what this is…)

RB from Gwinnett

July 20th, 2010
7:40 pm

“Congress must also pass legislation to stop multinational corporations from shipping American jobs and factories overseas”

Please explain how exactly it is congress is supposed to do this. How does this legislation work in your mind?

This should be fun….

josef nix

July 20th, 2010
7:41 pm

He does “look” kinda circumstantial…and that last name…but, some things are best left to speculation…

Dusty

July 20th, 2010
7:41 pm

Well, after reading @@ troubles in Clayton, I’m glad I live in Dekalb County..

Yes, DeKalb County where low bids are always taken, school houses are built by the right people and county officers always treat women with respect. Such a pleasure!! Come join us, @@

RB from Gwinnett

July 20th, 2010
7:44 pm

Post of the day, Scout. Sad, but true. I keep pulling the lever hoping it will matter and it never seems to, so I just hang my hat on “if you don’t vote, you can’t b****”

josef nix

July 20th, 2010
7:46 pm

I live inside the city. No scandalous behavior here, no siree. Y’all need to hire you a good PR company and you won’t have any either…

Mick

July 20th, 2010
7:54 pm

rb

It’s called a fair trade policy. NAFTA was a mistake, our trade policies with china suck for lack of a better word. We must become mercantilists and keep our money here.

josef nix

July 20th, 2010
7:54 pm

Somebody say something contentious…

jt

July 20th, 2010
7:54 pm

Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio
A nation turns its lonely eyes to you….

Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.
You sheeple will be votiing for Handel or Barnes come November.

Shut up and do what you are told.

josef nix

July 20th, 2010
7:56 pm

jt

“You sheeple will be votiing for Handel or Barnes come November.”

This old goat won’t be…

RB from Gwinnett

July 20th, 2010
8:00 pm

Mick, are you saying we tax everything coming from outside the country to the point it’s no longer a cost benefit for companies to send production offshore?

Soooooooooo……….who’s left paying higher prices for goods?

I agree NAFTA was a mistake, but Mexico and Canada aren’t the problem from an imported goods standpoint. Nobody moves production to Mexico any more and they never really moved it to Canada. Thats a non issue.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it

July 20th, 2010
8:05 pm

Well, if it’s Handel, I might could stay home in the general election. That woman acts like she could break a man’s equipment in half and walk off laughing. And to top it off she’s got a awful golf swing. I seen the pictures. She gets up on her tiptoes and flails away.

Anyhow, @@ is nothing to me now. I thought she was a decent Conservative lady. But anybody that votes for a Democrat is nothing to me. I don’t care what county she lives in. She’s so low she’d need a stepladder to touch a snake’s belly. No wonder Wyld Byll is after her.

Have a good night everybody.

Paulo977

July 20th, 2010
8:06 pm

Josef
@ 6:57pm…. Agree … I can’t imagine why the hell ANY teacher would vote for Barnes

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm! Just sayin...

July 20th, 2010
8:25 pm

Bout time for the little stooge and toady army at the Urinal to mobilize the goon squad to relentlessly attack Handel and write charming little propaganda pieces for Barndoor, isn’t it?

Maybe they’ll find time to report the news, ahahahahahahahahahahaha, yeah, right.

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm! Just sayin...

July 20th, 2010
8:28 pm

I wonder if the dummycrats and obozo report to the IRS the services rendered to them by the Urinal?

Tax cheat, just sayin…

moonbat betty

July 20th, 2010
8:29 pm

king rat barnes. a diamond in the ruff:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68uWGunx3yQ

Hillbilly Deluxe

July 20th, 2010
8:37 pm

betty

Great song. Roy might be something in the rough but it ain’t a diamond, in my humble opinion.

Dave R.

July 20th, 2010
8:41 pm

I think Handel has a tough time with Eric Johnson in the second spot, but beats Deal or Oxendine easily in a runoff. She’s a little too easily swayed by confrontation to suit my tastes. Deal was never thought well enough of up here in the N-Ga area, and Oxendine is just a little bit weird.

It was difficult for me to vote for more than 5 or 6 people on the ballot this year. Frankly, I left most of my choices blank, because many of the candidates didn’t deserve my vote. I wouldn’t give Isakson a vote if I had a gun to my head. Same with Cagle. Insurance commissioner is going to be an interesting one on the GOP side, as is the AG spot.

moonbat betty

July 20th, 2010
8:43 pm

yes sir, HD.

and the

end

seemed

near

is it me, or does this seem like this is a cluster f*k of an election?

can’t wait for the next round of sh*t slingin’ (not)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7miRCLeFSJo

Jim

July 20th, 2010
8:46 pm

Other than lipstick, I am not sure what Karen Handel stands for.

Mick

July 20th, 2010
8:52 pm

rb

I would like to see the playing field equalized, we have given up too much. The correction would be to rebuild a manufacturing base keeping production in house. We still have the most productive workers in the world and upwards of 15 million need work. Let’s give them the chance to rebuild the middle class.

@@

July 20th, 2010
8:53 pm

Hillbilly:

I knew Charley. Still do.

Around here everything gets buried.

I’ll say one good thing about Charley…he did a lot to help senior citizens here. Still does. They loved the guy…both white and black. To them, he was a legend.

Charley’s in his 80’s now…in very bad health. Don’t know what St. Peter will have to say to Charley when he shows up. I think Charley worries about it too.

Charley definitely knew the art of the deal. If an opportunity knocked, he was there to take full advantage of it. If it was conflict of interest, he didn’t care.

Yeah, I know Charley.

(ISH)

Jack Nine Offsuit

July 20th, 2010
8:55 pm

Have I just been in a cave lately, or did I miss something that caused Oxendine to drop so fast? Seems like he was the clear front-runner just a couple weeks ago. I understand Handel getting the boost from Palin’s endorsement, but does that explain how Ox dropped to a distant 3rd?

Someone enlighten me…….

Buckagon

July 20th, 2010
9:02 pm

It would be interesting to see, Jay, whether or not the “party establishment” still has that kind of pull to outright defeat a pick of Palin’s. We’ll see!

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm! Just sayin...

July 20th, 2010
9:05 pm

Get all of the JournoList directories scrubbed off of your computer yet, kookman?

Del

July 20th, 2010
9:13 pm

Only thing certain is that Barnes isn’t going to be occupying the Governors Mansion again.

Hillbilly Deluxe

July 20th, 2010
9:20 pm

Jack Nine

I don’t know. Could be, being Insurance Commissioner since 1995 and telling us he was “an outsider”. Sort of falls in the “don’t pee in my ear and tell me it’s raining” department. It’s sort of why I never pay any attention to polls. They don’t really matter.

Del

July 20th, 2010
9:24 pm

It will be another Republican year. Don’t know how that will all play out but it’s probably better than a Democrat year.

SPQR(laissez Faire)

July 20th, 2010
9:33 pm

Speaking of black hillbillies(or in this case black country folk) In ocilla, Ga (Irwin county) I saw the rear half of a cadillac on it’s axle with just back wheels, and a little 3rd wheel in the center of the bumper to hold it upright, with the nice leather back seats and the top still on, hooked to two mules, for a peanut festival parade.

GA on my mind

July 20th, 2010
9:37 pm

I hope Handel does not become governor. She has done well for herself considering she is only a hight school graduate but it will just look bad for GA in national politics and international business dealings that our governor is only a high school graduate. I am sorry, but what major executives or power brokers are going to view her as a peer; I am just telling the truth about power broker circles.

RB from Gwinnett

July 20th, 2010
9:39 pm

Mick, While your intent is noble, you’re missing some very important facts of economics. If we make goods on shore with $25/hr employees vs. offshore with $1/day employees, goods will be more expensive for everyone who buys them. Assuming you eliminate the foreign made competition via your import taxes, American consumers will pay even more. In that scenario, what is driving income up to balance the increased cost of goods? Nothing. AND, a fair amount of what we’re trading with these countries, many of them dirt poor, is food. What goods do we currently make that a laborer in Taiwan can afford and can’t get cheaper locally. Not much.

While I agree there are companies who offshore production and services just to make a bigger profit to satisfy the investment community, many of them are faced with either finding ways to reduce costs or failing entirely because they can’t compete with lower cost producers. And failing to satisfy the investment community is a certain road to failure as well when the money source dries up.

It’s a global economy and we can’t realistically take our toys and go home. As I said, your wishes are noble, but not realistic in the world we live in.

GA on my mind

July 20th, 2010
9:42 pm

I wonder if Handel will participate in debates now. For some reason I do not see her defeating Barnes in a general election, she is really not known outside of Atlanta, mainly North Fulton. Barnes may win on name recognition alone and the teachers have had enough of the furloughs and pay cuts.

SPQR(laissez Faire)

July 20th, 2010
9:44 pm

As I reported last night on the Postcards blog, Democratic sources say President Barack Obama will be in Austin and Houston on Aug. 9 for a pair of fundraisers. And Democratic gubernatorial nominee Bill White doesn’t plan to be there.

State and congressional dems to obama…Hey! dont come around here no more!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0JvF9vpqx8

Mr Toes

July 20th, 2010
9:44 pm

The Republican Party of GA is getting rid of its biggest moral issue tonight by not electing an Oxi-moron. An idiot that has not regulated but only collected campaign money for the last 8 years. He got drunk and jumped in the swimming pool at the first NAIC conference he ever went to and it has been down hill from there.

SPQR(laissez Faire)

July 20th, 2010
9:45 pm

Scout

July 20th, 2010
9:51 pm

josef nix :

Scout…
Remind me late night to tell you about Unmentionable’s shopping at Toco Hills…

???

Alvin Greene for Senate in SC

July 20th, 2010
9:51 pm

GA 13th Congressional will have a run-off next month.

Deborah Honeycutt is a doctor. Her opponent up till now is Mike Crane. Mike is a decent man but Deborah can beat David Scott in November.

I’ll go with the doctor as opposed to the building contractor.

No offense Mike…..

moonbat betty

July 20th, 2010
9:54 pm

ha

roy barnes is the bestest democrat in ga?

i went to an obama rally. once.

check it out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a54iqEr1flQ

Alvin Greene for Senate in SC

July 20th, 2010
10:02 pm

Hank Johnson is beating Vernon Jones 2 to 1.

Hopefully the island won’t flip upside down.

AmVet

July 20th, 2010
10:03 pm

So let’s see if I have this straight.

It took the GOP 130 years to finally get someone in the governor’s mansion and the first con to do so was so spectacularly mediocre, and the replacement slate so laughably awful, that a has been Democrat is likely to take it back?

In a dead red state?

Too funny…

SPQR(laissez Faire)

July 20th, 2010
10:07 pm

Likely to take it back? haha

Don’t do crack!

KAO

July 20th, 2010
10:08 pm

Not that I am a HANDEL fan but “GA on my mind”, As I recall, Bill Gates has also done pretty well for himself, seeing as he’s ONLY a high school graduate(A Harvard dropout actually).
Having met her a few times, I can say she is in this for personal glorification and ego. Very shallow; 30 seconds with her would confirm it. She sees herself as another Sarah Palin. This spot is a jump off point for national office only.

AmVet

July 20th, 2010
10:15 pm

So Sarah BarraClueless – Georgia Style and one of the three stooges go toe to toe to see who loses to Barnes?

Should be an “entertaining” fall…

RW-(the original)

July 20th, 2010
10:19 pm

As of right now you can add up all the Democrat votes for Governor and get to about 196,000. The Republican total is at about 398,000. Their may be more interest in the Republican slate, but those numbers don’t bode well for Barnes in November.

RW-(the original)

July 20th, 2010
10:22 pm

amvet,

Right now it’s looking good for a Handel/Deal runoff. You should have a field day with your name calling and vulgarity with Sarah and Newt being their main endorsers respectively.

You Missed Again

July 20th, 2010
10:23 pm

Jay – you are lack of understanding of the situation is clear. Karen will beat Roy in a big way. A runoff is a good thing for R.

Hillbilly Deluxe

July 20th, 2010
10:25 pm

I don’t recall seeing a Gubenatorial campaign, in Georgia, crash as badly as Oxendine’s, since Roscoe Dean.

AmVet

With all due respect, if you get outside the metro area, Roy ain’t very popular.

"Information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment" - BHO, May 1, 2010

July 20th, 2010
10:26 pm

The Obamunists are in a free-fall nightmare.

It’s 105 days to November 2nd.

Hey, hey, hey……GOOOOOdbye…….

AmVet

July 20th, 2010
10:28 pm

“You should have a field day…”

Yes indeed. The faces change, but the insanity never ends!

Early day the next couple, so off to see the sandman.

SPQR(laissez Faire)

July 20th, 2010
10:28 pm

I still see “Boot barnes ” with the old state flag(the cool flag) Bumper stickers on every stop sign and telephone pole in rural GA

Mick

July 20th, 2010
10:34 pm

rb

My wishes are more than noble – they are practical. The british learned that war is a drain on treasure. Mercantilism is necessary for the times we live in. Why do you start with $25 per hour? There are millions that would take work for $15. The point is to rebuild a manufacturing base again. Depending on growth and profit, then wages can catch up. In the meantime people are working and the economy is producing. We have the people and the resources to rise like a phoenix..

AmVet

July 20th, 2010
10:34 pm

HD, just tweaking the noses of the faithful. I have no idea who will win come November. And really care almost as little.

My life is not going to change no matter which one of those professional liars wins.

Like Daltrey sang. “Meet the new boss! Same as the old boss!”

Over and out.

Sweet dreams…

Jack Nine Offsuit

July 20th, 2010
10:34 pm

Given how undeniably red this state is, we could EASILY have a scenario where both our Governor (Handel) and Lt. Gov (Cagle) DO NOT have college degrees.

I have a great deal of respect for both Handel and Cagle for achieving what they’ve achieved in life without a college degree, but still………just think a second about how this makes us look to the rest of the country.

"Information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment" - BHO, May 1, 2010

July 20th, 2010
10:36 pm

The Dems aren’t stupid.

Repubs need to make jobs ASAP.

Wanna understand America….????

Start here:
#1 – Constitutional Amendment requiring Term Limits for all members of Congress

#2 – Constitutional Amendment requiring a Balanced Federal Budget every year, no excuses.

#3 – Repeal the 16th Amendment (Income Tax) and replace it with a Flat Tax or Fair Tax, a National Lottery and massive consumption taxes on alcohol, tobacco and marijuana.

#4 – Congress must repeal The War Powers Act. This law allows the POTUS to start wars without an official declaration by Congress. Congress granted it and they can take it back. Get it done.

Start there……

November Revolution is just the beginning.

RW-(the original)

July 20th, 2010
10:41 pm

Jack Nine Offsuit,

Degrees may make good fodder for a resume and sometimes they come in handy for what you actually do in life, but the only candidate we’ve ever had that went out and proved they were Smarter Than a Fifth Grader got pressured off the ballot.

SPQR(laissez Faire)

July 20th, 2010
10:42 pm

I can show you plenty of waiters and waitresses, burger king shift managers, and people in the unemployment line, with master degrees ..not all education is valuable in the marketplace..ask the english major who was stacking boxes at barnes and noble the other day..probably for an hourly wage.

Jack Nine Offsuit

July 20th, 2010
10:43 pm

And whether you like her or not, the impact of Sarah Palin on Republican politics throughtout the nation is undeniable. Does anyone think Handel gets the most votes, or even in the run-off, WITHOUT Palin’s endorsement? Tonight just further strengthens her standing as the Republican King (Queen) Maker.

It’s going to be fascinating to watch her go after the Republican nomination for President, to see both how she holds up and how the non-Repubican public responds to her.

Hillbilly Deluxe

July 20th, 2010
10:45 pm

Roy Barnes and Sonny Perdue are college graduates. Just sayin’.

SPQR(laissez Faire)

July 20th, 2010
10:45 pm

Art History Ph.D’s working at starbucks..I guess that stands for “Phixes Hot Drinks”

SPQR(laissez Faire)

July 20th, 2010
10:47 pm

BUT …Barnes went to Law school, which makes him a son of a b*tch.

RW-(the original)

July 20th, 2010
10:48 pm

SPQR,

They need advanced degrees to speak Starbonics.