Former Vice President Joe Biden has picked California Senator and former Presidential opponent Kamala Harris to be his running mate. Two prominent reactions of note. One from a Georgian that made the short list: And one that ran a full court press for the job.
I suppose it’s not really that much of a surprise if you live here but Georgia was moved into the toss-up category by The Cook Political Report. So sayeth the soothsayers: “Georgia has joined Arizona, North Carolina and Florida in the Toss Up column, although, at this point, Biden would be slightly favored to win at
In Sunday’s New York Times we moved to a new stage of uncertainty about the Veepstakes, but it appears Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is in the top tier of hopefuls. The paper said 13 women are being vetted by Joe Biden and he hopes to make a decision by August 1. It appears Mayor Bottoms’
In a brand-new poll shared with The National Journal‘s Hotline, Joe Biden leads President Trump and Rep. Doug Collins will maybe head to a runoff with Sen. Kelly Loeffler. The poll was conducted by Public Policy Polling (538 rating: B) for End Citizens United. In the presidential matchup it’s Biden’s 49% to Trump’s 45. The
A massive study of Democratic primary voters from Monmouth University finds decent support for Stacey Abrams as Veep nominee. The study was a follow-up to more than 14,000 interviews of likely Democratic primary voters, with 2,240 of those participants taking a second round of online interviews giving a primary post-mortem. But, this is the real
In Sunday’s New York Times there was a bit of clarity in the Veepstakes: it remains muddy as ever. There does seem to be a greater push for Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. According to the Times, how Mayor bottoms handled the Covid-19 outbreak and civil unrest in Atlanta has elevated her profile. Bottoms and
A few thoughts that stand out from yesterday’s election: How swift and broad Gwinnett’s seachange is continues to astound me. By now I’m sure everyone’s seen that there were some 30,000 more votes cast in the Democratic Presidential Primary than Republican. And Georgia’s longest-serving school board member is likely going to lose her reelection bid.
Among the flood of Stacey-Abrams-Veepstakes articles, two this week caught my attention. First was Marc Thiessen’s column in The Washington Post comparing Abrams to Sarah Palin. No one doubts that Georgia House Minority Leader to VP is a big jump. But it’s hard to compare a ticketmate who’s greatest was the sheerest of veneers hiding
Yesterday Georgians thought the Vernon Jones cancer might finally be exorcised from our body politic. Well guess what: we were fools think Rep. Jones (D-Slimeball) would go out gracefully. He should just switch parties at this point. He fits in believing he’s a victim and with his thought-free flipflopping.
Less than 24 hours after supporting Governor Kemp’s decision to reopen Georgia, President Trump now “totally disagrees” with Kemp. Speaking at his daily supplication fest Covid-19 briefing, President Trump said: “I told the governor of Georgia, Brian Kemp, that I disagree strongly with his decision to open certain facilities.” Meanwhile Trump’s AG says he’s willing