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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

What the Buckner?
Wow. It wasn't just the free beer at Jim Martin's shindig last night -- the SOS race really was that wacky. "The last shall be first," sayeth The Dude, and 2000 years later the prediction is made good. "Hi, I'm Gail Buckner, and I just showed up five minutes ago and beat you silly." Mostly, anyway. Now we'll have to see what Darryl Hicks has left in the bank for more TV ads. Personally I'd like to see a new branding strategy from the Hicks camp, simply because I've begun to find any image of the candidate just a little bit creepy because I never know if it's going to start talking to me. Interesting ads, but creepy nonetheless.

However Gail and Darryl did it, the real mystery to me is how the guy so many of us considered a front-runner not only lost, but fell in behind Miss Angela. Did that many Georgia voters really love Pootah's "vote! or die!" rap, or is that much of the Georgia Democratic electorate just not ready for a brown Secretary of State? Either way, count me both baffled and disappointed.

And maybe just a wee bit dehydrated. How was your election night? Chime in with the party reports, people.
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posted by Aerodad at 7/19/2006 09:23:00 AM


Anonymous anonymous barbie said...

I saw the same stats on the Sec. of State website, and I'm completely mystified as well. Angela Moore was a joke, and Reddy is amazing. We have mutual friends who speak nothing but the best about him, and he would have done a great job. I thought he would have carried Fulton for sure. Oh well. Hopefully Martin and Taylor (who had a posh event but horrible cash bar)can pull it in for the Dems. I hope Shyam considers a local run. And that Jon Stewart airs McKinney campaign footage.

7/19/2006 05:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nobody knew who the hell shyam reddy was. he had absolutely no signs till maybe three days before the election and he's arrogant as all hell. i mean i love the guy but his know-it-all attitude probably turned off anybody who may have been for him.

gail is a long time activist the in atlanta area which made her campaign strong, while darryl had the billboards going strong...georgia dems not ready for a brown candidate, are you for real?

7/25/2006 04:51:00 PM  

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