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Ralph Reed loses by 12% in Georgia. How is that possible?

by Ziks511 / July 21, 2006 4:01 AM PDT

Ralph Reed Did Not Repent
David Donnelly
July 20, 2006
http://www.tompaine.com/articles/2006/07/20/ralph_reed_did_not_repent.php

(David Donnelly is the director of Campaign Money Watch and national campaigns director of Public Campaign Action Fund.)

"Ralph Reed, the former head of the Christian Coalition, has become the first political casualty of the Jack Abramoff lobbying and money scandals with his loss yesterday in Georgia's lieutenant governor's race to a previously unknown state senator. Reed had nursed ambitions of someday running for high office, even the White House, but his defeat suggests otherwise.

"His loss also suggests that other politicians may be vulnerable to voter anger, unless politicians repent for their big money ways.

"The judgment delivered by Georgia voters was swift. With 97 percent of precincts reporting as of 9:37 a.m. on Wednesday morning, Reed trailed Casey Cagle by 12 percent, or approximately 49,000 voters, after a blistering attack campaign about Reed's role in the pay-to-play system, where money counts more than morals."

One of the biggest most recognizable names in Christian Conservativism lost to an unknown. Hey, I'm just reporting what happened, you got a problem, go argue with Georgia.

Rob

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OH MY GOSH !!!!!!!
by duckman / July 21, 2006 4:07 AM PDT

The entire Bush administration will fail now. Ralph Reed lost, Yippe skip. And lets not forget DEMOCRATS are connected to Mr. A. too.

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And let's not forget the BIG (in more than one way)...
by EdH / July 21, 2006 4:10 AM PDT
In reply to: OH MY GOSH !!!!!!!

story in Georgia, Cynthia(Moonbat) McKinney.

Besides, we already discussed this a couple days ago when it happemed.

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Because
by marinetbryant / July 21, 2006 6:11 AM PDT

We are not as stupid as you think we are!

Tom

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No,
by duckman / July 21, 2006 6:55 AM PDT
In reply to: Because

he's not as smart as he thinks we should think he wants to be

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(NT) (NT) So?
by Evie / July 21, 2006 6:17 AM PDT
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Generally people with high name recognition get elected
by Ziks511 / July 21, 2006 3:04 PM PDT
In reply to: (NT) So?

Additionally Mr Reed's Christian Conservatism should be a perfect fit for Georgia. I'm very surprised at his loss, I thought it was a gimme. The "So" part is does this mean what the obviously biased author says it means or is it something else?

Like most people, I don't see the link with Mr Sleazeball Abramoff who has greasy friends on both sides of the aisle as noted by others. I'm curious and would like to see other people's take on this situation.

Everybody here knows my bias against mixing religion and politics, but this is, as I said, a surprise to me.

Rob

Rob

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Mr. Reed apparently helped Mr. Abramoff push through
by Kiddpeat / July 21, 2006 3:15 PM PDT

approval of gambling legislation and/or casinos. I think it is also reported that he got money for this. I imagine folks in the south don't think that speaks highly of Mr. Reed's integrity or honesty.

It probably doesn't have much to do with either Abramoff or Republican prospects.

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Name recognition is only one part of any election equation
by Evie / July 21, 2006 10:42 PM PDT

Ralph Reed is (was) potent as a political advocate, he has never been much of a politician. It would be like Terry McAulliffe running for office -- doubt many would vote for him to be dog catcher.

The far left has been trying for years now to spin minor things like this in the Republican party (or narrow losses to Republicans) to somehow favor the failing Democrats. Your party needs to put forth its ideas. Of course, if it does that truthfully, very few will vote for them, so the party needs to lie (cuz it's what is good for us morons even if we don't know it, thus for the better good). Must be a tough spot to be in. No wonder folks waste time trying to analyze the opposition in hopes of something to amuse themselves Wink

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It's possible if the voters don't vote for you.
by Kiddpeat / July 21, 2006 6:43 AM PDT

Why is that a surprise?

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