Runoffs Tomorrow – Open Thread

Given that Tom Crawford’s column appeared in many of the same papers as mine, I decided it was fitting to revise and extend my thoughts on Tom and his passing last week for print readers. He leaves a large void in a rapidly shrinking press corps. That alone is a topic that needs to be addressed.

That said, there isn’t a new column for this week. Thus, for those that wish to comment, feel free to use this post to talk about tomorrow’s runoffs, the looming general election match-ups, and anything else on your mind related to Georgia Politics and those that cover it.

I’ll have a new column ready for next week…maybe even a few days early.

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Gregs
Gregs

I’m going out on a limb by predicting Casey Cagle wins the GOP runoff. I’m not convinced that he is behind by as much as the last poll predicted. Even if he loses it will be a close election.

chefdavid
chefdavid

I think that early voting when he was ahead in the polls will go to him. It is going to be a nail biter.

Gregs
Gregs

I agree. I’m not convinced that a late tweet has much impact. I could be wrong but Trump doesn’t have a great track record of endorsements in the south just ask Luther Strange and Roy Moore.

Also, the endorsement was a cookie cutter endorsement that Trump has used over and over again. Most educated voters realize that he does not know Kemp.

The Eiger
The Eiger

Brian P. Kemp gets 58.5%

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

I think it will be thinner, 53-54%.

The Eiger
The Eiger

Nah, Casey is about to get embarrassed.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Ol’ Noway is sticking by his original prediction: Kemp by 6.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

^ Trust this guy. Kemp wins in a laugher and Cagle is resigned, rightly, to the dust bin of history.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

By “this guy” I mean Eiger. No one should trust Noway at any point.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Ummmm, Andrew…why are you even still here? Didn’t you pick up your ball and go home last night?

alpha male
alpha male

Yea. I mean who would trust a guy whose self imposed exile lasted at least what? 12 hours?

bethebalance
bethebalance

I had an unannounced self-imposed exile of less than 2 hours last week.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Seems like Ole NoWay was the only one predicting the Trumpster’s rear end whipping! Pretty prescient don’t you think? And is sure looks like the Trumpster was right all along about no collusion, being framed FISA abuse and he campaign was indeed spied upon yet the left has been lying about ALL OF THIS for well over a year and a half. What do they have to say about that? The guilty are the ones screaming Trump is a traitor and be sure and vote for the liberals regardless if they are radical socialists or not!! Now why would they… Read more »

Benevolus
Benevolus

If by ‘the left’ you mean Nunes, Trey Gowdy, Donald Trump, Donald Jr, Michael Flynn, Jeff Sessions, Jared Kushner, Rudy G, Scarramucci, Spicer, Conway, and probably at least a dozen more I can’t think of right now, then yes, we agree, they have been lying for a year and a half.

Will Durant
Will Durant

All I’ve got to say is that I will never vote for an incompetent boob for governor.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

That makes for a quick easy choice.

Gregs
Gregs

Duncan 52, Shafer 48

Noway2016
Noway2016

Same results. Reversed, though.

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

Here’s a letter sent out by Cagle this morning, sent to me by a friend who said only “Wow!” Food for thought:
This is Georgia’s Moment
By: Casey Cagle
https://caseycagle.com/cagle-this-is-georgias-moment/

Gregs
Gregs

I saw this earlier today. Seems like Cagle tried “crazy” but realized he was outgunned and now has resorted to a reasoned level headed approach. It might help if he gets pass the run off but it will have no affect in a republican primary where “crazy” trumps all.

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

Yeah, it got headed down the road to crazy town after the first “Git off my porch” ad and went progressively downhill. If I were Cagle, I think I’d shoot my campaign manager or whoever let him climb down in the gutter with the at-that-time underdog. Which is sad because these are actually two good people, and Georgia will be losing the service of one or the other come tomorrow night.

O_O
O_O

I love this Georgia moment. After a whole campaign season of racing to sound dumbest, we’re gonna fake like Casey was above it all the whole time.

Gregs
Gregs

After much thought: Belle Isle 52, Raffensperger 48. The first name on the ballot usually wins.

NoParty4Me
NoParty4Me

Raffensperger…too many letters for a southern voter. Loser.

Gregs
Gregs

That too!

And…it sounds “FOR RUN” like he’s an “other.”

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

And Belle Isle sounds like a vacation spot…

Gregs
Gregs

This is the only race where I’m predicting a Democrat win in November. This state is nearing purple but a candidate like Barrow can win state wide for an office like this one.