Governor’s race – The candidates
I have been spewing a lot about the congressional races that affect South DeKalb, but have neglected the race for the CEO of the great state of Georgia. So here they are with some campaign sites and my take on each of course. my list is not exhuastive. for the complete list of the governors race as well as others check out this page from the Sec. of States website
- Thurbert Baker, Smart guy, knows his stuff, needs to fix his cut though. Can he win? No. Not because he is not qualified, but because history says he can’t win.
- Roy Barnes, The former head man is qualified; after all he has held the job before. Can he win? Of course he can win, but he won’t
- Carl Camon, I didn’t know who this was until I started this list. His bio suggests a hard worker who was not privileged like some of the other candidates. Can he win? No. Small town mayor ain’t enough to overcome the history that says he can’t win.
- DuBose Porter, This guy seems squeaky clean. Church man, Eagle Scout, family man, all great things. Can he win? Maybe. He might be a dark horse, if he doesn’t have any skeletons.
- David Poythress, I like this guy. He is a military man, although it is was the Air Force. It is hard to go wrong with a military man. He has been in many leadership positions. Can he win? I think he could go all the way and get beat by any Republican.
- Jeff Chapman, Can he win? I don’t know. Probably not. But who knows. He does have the best website of all the candidates.
- Nathan Deal, I wonder if this ethics thing has any legs? Can he win? Polling says he is competitive, and would beat Roy Barnes if he were the Republican candidate and Barnes was the Democrat choice.
- Karen Handel – She could be Governor, but I can’t see Georgia letting a woman run this state just yet.
- Eric Johnson
- Ray McBerry
- John Oxendine – The polls say he can beat the likely Democrat nominee, but he may not get past his Republican counterparts
- Austin Scott