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« on: June 22, 2005, 10:02:38 am »
« edited: June 22, 2005, 10:29:20 am by MissCatholic »

First things first i think he is bad. So i would appreciate if someone could take the time in giveing reasons why he is good.

I think he is bad and heres some reasons...Ralph Reed is four things Georgians dont elect

1. An ideologue. Georgians have elected pragmatic problem-solvers, from George Busbee to Sonny Perdue. A point of view doesn't rule you out (Newt Gingrich is an example). But an ideologue is somebody whose sole "reason" for being elected is what he says he believes, rather than what he has done or can do to solve problems. The last ideologue Georgia elected was Gov. Lester Maddox. Like Maddox, Reed is a politician whose main selling point is his opinions, not his accomplishments or his plans. He never evidenced any interest in Georgia issues until he starting running.

2. A person whose only career is politics. Georgians like for their officials to have made their way in the real world. Former Gov. Roy Barnes is a lawyer. Former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn is a lawyer. Even ex-governor and former U.S. Sen. Zell Miller is a college professor. Not in modern times have we elected somebody who has no connection with the real world. Reed has never made a dime outside the overheated, overcompensated, overperked world of politics. What kind of personal appreciation can he have for the problems of average Georgians?

3. A Washington man, not a Georgia man. We've elected some great people who became very important in Washington, from U.S. Rep. Carl Vinson to Sen. Paul Coverdell. But they all started as Georgia politicians. They were our representatives to Washington, not the other way around.

4. A professional contract lobbyist, someone who is available for hire to influence political outcomes. This has been Reed's very lucrative business since he left the Christian Coalition, and even Pat Robertson has recently been quoted as saying that it raises doubts in his mind about Reed. Reed took millions of dollars from gambling interests in Louisiana and Mississippi to stop competitive casinos in Texas and Alabama. He took money from Enron to lobby the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission to deregulate electricity.

Four veruy good reasons why he would harm the GOP in Georgia. Surely they can find someone else for th ejob in such a heavy Republican state.



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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2005, 10:16:10 am »

LOL

ok, first of all, you ask if he's "good" or "bad" and the answer choices are "true" and "false." LOLOLOL

second, Reed built the GA GOP. That's like saying George Washington was bad for America. No intelligent person would say it.

Fortunately, nomo didn't classify as such to begin with.
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2005, 10:24:57 am »

Whoops....

well ok..yes = good, no = bad
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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2005, 10:27:36 am »


second, Reed built the GA GOP. That's like saying George Washington was bad for America. No intelligent person would say it.
Well, there's a difference between "good as a behind-the-scenes party builder" and "good as a candidate"...
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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2005, 11:40:52 am »


second, Reed built the GA GOP. That's like saying George Washington was bad for America. No intelligent person would say it.
Well, there's a difference between "good as a behind-the-scenes party builder" and "good as a candidate"...

he is good in both areas...at least in georgia.

the democrats are delusional.  i guess the ones that think ralph reeed is a bad georgia candidate are the same ones that thought inez was going to pick up the senate seat in sc and bowles was going to wipe the floor with burr.

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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2005, 11:44:21 am »

I don't think they had a better candidate around in SC...Tenenbaum didn't win, but at least she gave Graham a run for his money. Don't know enough about Bowles, really. I think NC Senate races should be winnable for Dems.
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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2005, 11:55:25 am »

I don't think they had a better candidate around in SC...Tenenbaum didn't win, but at least she gave Graham a run for his money. Don't know enough about Bowles, really. I think NC Senate races should be winnable for Dems.

just for the record, i like bowles.  he is very pro-business (for a democrat).  of course i voted for burr, who will be an excellent senator.

by the way, i hear that bowles may become president of the university of north carolina 16 campus system.

the senate seats are winnable for the dems in nc.  their candidates just seem to be poor.  bowles wasnt poor, but he lacked charisma. 

if former governor jim hunt would have run in 2002, he could have easily beaten elizabeth dole.
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