About 20 minutes ago, Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics and editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball, sent out the following thought on his Twitter account:
Can you imagine what Karen Handel is telling friends in GA? GOP made a big goof in nominating Nathan Deal 4 GOV in a squeaker.
In fact, we’ve made inquiries into whether Handel, who lost the Aug. 10 GOP runoff by a mere 2,500 votes, was interested in an interview – with no result.
Ironically, news of Deal’s financial troubles has paralyzed Handel. She can’t appear in public without some nosy journalist asking the obvious question.
And no matter how she were to respond, Handel would run into trouble. If the former secretary of state professed her enthusiasm for the current state of affairs, no one would believe her.
And if she were to wish, out loud, that her staff or the press had come across the information earlier, then she would be immediately damned as a disloyal Republican – slamming the door on any future plans in politics.