I’m hopeful that, a month after Election Day, the folks that will be voting will be motivated by the will to maintain the balance of power in the Senate to the best extent possible. Plus, with ground game powerhouse Barack Obama not at the top of the ballot on the other side, hopefully the democrats will stay home. I’m fairly certain that Jim Martin was only so successful because of the populist political phenomenon a few names above his on the fourth of November. Hopefully, which his own name now headlining and the Obama-related fervor having given way to an almost post-coital high for many on the left, the previous audience will not be as captivated the second time around.
Keep your fingers crossed, and call your friends and family in Georgia.
(UPDATE, 8:40pm: Chambliss won. Thankfully. As of now, it was 61% to 39% over Martin.)
I found the caption to this AP photo kind of funny. Here’s a candidate for Senate, trying desperately to hang onto Obama voters in Atlanta. So, he brings out Young Jeezy and T.I., political heavy-hitters that they are.
Also, many thanks to one of our Georgia readers for the great image at the top of the post. It’s her jacket, and it’s her sticker, the latter given after she voted for Saxby Chambliss.