After really beginning to pay attention to Georgia politics for the last few years, Georgia is in reality blue or light blue. So many of our Republican office holders and leaders were former Democrats until the big sea-change a couple of decades ago.
The Governor's race this year between the two major parties may as well be a Democrat primary.
Both guys - Nathan Deal (R) and Roy Barnes (D) are big gov't types.
I really don't understand why, if there actually are conservatives in this state and we're so flaming RED, there's not a much stronger following this time around for 1. more conservative Republicans, or 2. the Libertarian John Monds.
Even the other Republicans in this state have lackluster records when it comes to reducing the size of government. Where's our Jim DeMint? Where's Georgia's Tom Coburn?
I guess I'm doing a little venting, because the small gov't movement just doesn't seem to be taking fire in Georgia like it is in other states, but maybe given the state parties histories, I shouldn't be surprised.
Or maybe my perceptions are just way out of whack.
<ahh, I feel better>