The surest sign that the governor’s race is a toss-up — and that a Democrat stands a real chance of winning in this red state — may be the lack of pre-primary drama. No one, whether Republican or Democrat, seems to feel good or bad enough about the race to make any sudden moves.
The result, so far, is one boring election.
It’s not just that the political ads so far lack rifle-toting straight talk or a roundtable of frowning Founding Fathers, like some of the ones aired over in Alabama this year. It’s not just that there’s no emerging star, like conservatives Marco Rubio of Florida or Nikki Haley of South Carolina.
It’s about substance. Georgians could be forgiven for thinking all the candidates sound the same — to the degree that we’ve even heard from the contestants. There are more than a dozen gubernatorial candidates running as Republicans or Democrats, most of whom have raised enough money to buy some TV time. You can still count the ads they’ve aired without