Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Sorry I have been incognito for so long. Busy at work + a week of vacation = no blogging.

I have a city council meeting tonight that promises to be low key, but will let the world know if anything interesting comes up. I have also received video of the recent BOC and Coroner debates and will put those up soon.

In the meantime, how about some national political talk? I love a potential Sam Nunn call on Obama's part. This is chronicled at The New Republic as my friends at Safe as Houses point out, and will be a great call for Sen. Obama. While I still prefer McCain, I think the general malaise towards his candidacy resulting from 1) general Republican burnout 2) the fact that the conservative talk show hosts are attacking him as much as they are Obama and 3) the fact that he comes across as a grumpy grandpa competing against a once-in-a-generation statesman will not help his chances. So if we're gonna get Obama -- which could be a good thing on a non-policy pure inspiration level for America -- lets mix in some Nunn; it would be good for Georgia and the nation.

Additionally, Mark DeMoss, who runs a very savvy PR shop down the road also points out that McCain is weak among Evangelicals in a recent AJC clip. In other words, things don't look good for Republicans this time around, and it's a shame, as I think McCain probably has the independence to work across the aisle and the chops to affect real change on energy policy and other issues that many other conservatives don't.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nunn would be an interesting choice -- Obama respects him, foreign policy and military experience. But a few questions: does Nunn still have respect in the Senate after being away for so long? What does a former Georgia Senator get Obama on the Electoral College? Does Nunn's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy hurt Obama in the short run with a vocal, albeit small, Democratic Party voting bloc? Does this have any long-term reprecusions?

More likely Nunn is better suited for a cabinet post -- perhaps Sec. of State or Defense, NSA or CIA Director, rather than VP.