Monday, November 10, 2008

McCain In Atlanta For Saxby On Thursday

The Saxby ‘08 campaign has announced that John McCain will pay a visit in support of his Senate runoff campaign.

A “Victory Rally” is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, 13 November, in the Kessel D. Stelling Jr. Ballroom at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, located at 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway. “Invited guests” include a who’s who of the Georgia GOP hierarchy, just as one would expect.

This should work to the Senator’s advantage, as McCain outpolled Chambliss both in terms of absolute votes (2,046,419 to 1,864,909) and as a percentage of the overall vote (52.3% to 49.8%).

But then, Barack Obama did the same with regard to Jim Martin in terms of absolute votes (1,840,397 to 1,754,108) and as a percentage of the overall vote (47.0% to 46.8%).

And yes, there was a Libertarian candidate in both races, though presidential contender Bob Barr fared somewhat worse than did Senate wannabe Allen Buckley in terms of absolute votes (28,771 to 127,785) and as a percentage of the overall vote (0.7% to 3.4%).

Yes, I can understand the Libertarian disenchantment with McCain and/or Chambliss; there is palpable GOP disenchantment with them, as well. However, now that they have achieved their objective by forcing a Senate runoff, I hope that they will come to their senses and back Chambliss – he may not be a great candidate from the libertarian/conservative perspective, but giving the Democrats a filibuster-proof majority would be absolutely idiotic from that same perspective.

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