Breaking: Saxby Chambliss to retire

posted at 11:01 am on January 25, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

Republicans will have to defend at least one Senate seat without its incumbent in 2014.  Saxby Chambliss informed his staff that he will not seek re-election in 2014, leaving an open seat in deep-red Georgia to fill:

Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss will announce Friday that he will retire from the U.S. Senate and not seek a third term next year.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Chambliss informed his staff this morning.

Chambliss was a member of the so-called “Gang of Six,” a bipartisan group of senators that tried last year to forge an agreement on ways to reduce the debt. Rep. Paul Broun, R-Ga., had been considering a challenge to Chambliss in a GOP primary.

Chambliss, 69, was first elected to the Senate in 2002 after serving in the U.S. House for four terms. He defeated Democratic incumbent Max Cleland, a Vietnam veteran and triple amputee, in that first race after running controversial ads that included images of Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden.

In 2008, Chambliss had a closer-than-expected fight against Democrat Jim Martin, winning by only 3 percentage points.Democrats were buoyed by high-turnout in the presidential primary that year, and poured resources into defeating Chambliss.

Chambliss hasn’t exactly been a darling of the Right, although his voting record is still conservative:

Chambliss has grown increasingly frustrated with the pervasive gridlock in the Senate — particularly its inability to reach a grand bargain to slash deficits.

The move is certain to prompt furious effort among Republicans to hold onto the seat. After working with a bipartisan group of lawmakers, first known as the Gang of Six, Chambliss came under criticism from the right for advocating a major deal with higher tax revenues. Still, he appeared in a strong position to fend off a primary challenge from the right.

This will produce an opening for Tea Party activists and a challenge for the GOP establishment.  John Cornyn warned earlier that the NRSC would start getting more involved in candidate recruitment after grassroots candidates in Missouri and Indiana lost races that had widely been predicted as relatively easy wins for Republicans.  This may be the first test of this establishment activism, as the GOP can hardly afford to lose a Senate seat from the South.

The AJC’s Jim Galloway notes that a few names are already getting some play:

More members of Congress – including Phil Gingrey of Roswell and Tom Graves of Ranger – are certain to consider the race now that it lacks an incumbent. In the state Capitol, one name has already popped up — that of state Sen. Ross Tolleson, a Republican who hails from former U.S. senator Sam Nunn’s home town of Perry.

On the Democratic side, U.S. Rep. John Barrow of Augusta has said he wasn’t interested in challenging Chambliss. Whether or not that disinterest applies to an open seat may be another matter.

Who else might be interested in the opening?  Both Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich have national followings, and both have substantial credibility on the Right.  Cain has been very popular with the Tea Party. I’d guess that at least one of them will start exploring a new campaign in the near future.

If Cain is interested in jumping into the race, at least he can provide continuity for Chambliss’ latest effort:

Wednesday night, U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), introduced S.122, The FairTax Act, which would implement a simpler, less-cumbersome tax code. Chambliss has introduced the FairTax legislation every year he has been in the Senate.

“The current tax code has become too burdensome and complex, and is filled with provisions that only benefit a few Americans at the expense of everyone else. That’s simply not right,” said Chambliss. “The FairTax Act would create a fairer, simpler tax code that allows every American the freedom to determine his or her own priorities and opportunities.”

The Fair Tax was an integral part of Cain’s presidential agenda.


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Newt Gingrich.

portlandon on January 25, 2013 at 11:04 AM

Let the most liberty-minded candidate win! Georgians will elect him.

22044 on January 25, 2013 at 11:06 AM

Chambliss has grown increasingly frustrated with the pervasive gridlock in the Senate

I believe those are booking words right there.

Cindy Munford on January 25, 2013 at 11:06 AM

Paging Newton Leroy.

steebo77 on January 25, 2013 at 11:08 AM

Doesn’t Boortz live down there?

Buddahpundit on January 25, 2013 at 11:09 AM

Nein, nein, nein

CTSherman on January 25, 2013 at 11:09 AM

Cain or Newt would be fine by me. Too bad we can’t combine them into one candidate like Rick Perry joked about at one of the debates.

Doughboy on January 25, 2013 at 11:09 AM

Can the state of Georgia overlook Newt’s personal baggage? I must admit, at least there would be some speeches from the floor of the Senate that would be worth hearing.

Cindy Munford on January 25, 2013 at 11:10 AM

Good riddance. Maybe more squish will follow.

they lie on January 25, 2013 at 11:10 AM

Newt Gingrich.

portlandon on January 25, 2013 at 11:04 AM

Seconded. I want him on every screen come Sunday morning, inducing ulcer in every journolister.

Archivarix on January 25, 2013 at 11:10 AM

Buddahpundit on January 25, 2013 at 11:09 AM

He has a home in GA and FL, I don’t know which is the primary residence since he retired.

Cindy Munford on January 25, 2013 at 11:11 AM

This will produce an opening for Tea Party activists and a challenge for the GOP establishment. John Cornyn warned earlier that the NRSC would start getting more involved in candidate recruitment after grassroots candidates in Missouri and Indiana lost races that had widely been predicted as relatively easy wins for Republicans. This may be the first test of this establishment activism, as the GOP can hardly afford to lose a Senate seat from the South.

No more Sharron Angles or Christine O’Donnells, people!

bluegill on January 25, 2013 at 11:11 AM

Can the state of Georgia overlook Newt’s personal baggage? I must admit, at least there would be some speeches from the floor of the Senate that would be worth hearing.

Cindy Munford on January 25, 2013 at 11:10 AM

Probably. If a state is conservative or liberal enough, the voters tend to forgive(or be willfully ignorant of) quite a bit. David Vitter being the most recent example on the Republican side.

Doughboy on January 25, 2013 at 11:11 AM

WTF kind of name is Saxby? Sayonara squish.

Mr. Arrogant on January 25, 2013 at 11:11 AM

Newt, if for no other reason than to smack down Dingy Harry.

nobar on January 25, 2013 at 11:11 AM

Cain and Newt have too much baggage. There has to be a good conservative candidate in Ga. Bob Barr comes to mind.

they lie on January 25, 2013 at 11:12 AM

As charming as another Southern gentleman would be, I’d love to see if Georgia couldn’t elect a politician to break the lib stereotype and complement Senator Tim Scott.

ZachV on January 25, 2013 at 11:13 AM

Cain or Newt would be fine by me. Too bad we can’t combine them into one candidate like Rick Perry joked about at one of the debates.
Doughboy on January 25, 2013 at 11:09 AM

The lying lightweight Herman Cain would be another Christine O’Donnell.

Who else besides Newt is there?

bluegill on January 25, 2013 at 11:13 AM

If John Cornyn says someone is the wrong person that person will be the “right” person.

Anyone but the one the establishment of the R party supports who had a chance.

The current R’s want U.S. as their peons too.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 25, 2013 at 11:14 AM

David Vitter being the most recent example on the Republican side.

Doughboy on January 25, 2013 at 11:11 AM

Now now, he and the wife were taking a break!!!

Cindy Munford on January 25, 2013 at 11:15 AM

If Herman Cain runs and wins, it will be another example of the deep-rooted racism in the GOP, right?

Naturally Curly on January 25, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Doesn’t Boortz live down there?

Buddahpundit on January 25, 2013 at 11:09 AM

Yep. But he would be unwilling to give away the needed amount of dignity to enter politics.

M240H on January 25, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Screw Newt Gingrich. He’s worth nothing. We don’t need an also-ran.

Fresh blood is what we need. Paul Broun is good, but he’s nutty. I think the best person to fit what we need there is either this Ross Tollefson guy or let’s put Karen Handel in there.

Newt just needs to sit down and shut the hell up.

UODuckMan on January 25, 2013 at 11:17 AM

hope he isn’t another Republican basher.

tomas on January 25, 2013 at 11:17 AM

Good riddance! Saxby was getting a little too senatorial for me with his deep thoughts on important matters. Translation- he was leaning left on some of the most important issues of our time. Gingrey can forget getting elected dog catcher after his stupid remark about rape and pregnancy. We’ve had enough of the Akin Murdock nonsense already. Max Cleland is another fuggitaboutit Demorat who has no chance. There will be the Black mystery candidate who will be nominated by the DC crowd of liberals that will win in Atlanta and Savannah but has no chance to take it.I view this as a good sign that people like Chamblis are leaving.

inspectorudy on January 25, 2013 at 11:17 AM

Seems he received our message. Smart move Chambliss you were headed towards the door.

Bmore on January 25, 2013 at 11:17 AM

Do not take the Bob Barr bait if suddenly “converts” back to being Republican.

mwbri on January 25, 2013 at 11:17 AM

Ask Ted Cruz’s opinion.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 25, 2013 at 11:18 AM

The lying lightweight Herman Cain would be another Christine O’Donnell.

Who else besides Newt is there?

bluegill on January 25, 2013 at 11:13 AM

No way. There are reportedly polls already out there showing that Cain would win that seat easily. And since he no longer has to worry about primarying Chambliss and p-ssing off the establishment(like O’Donnell and Mourdock did), he’d have the full backing of both the Beltway crowd and the grassroots activists if he were the nominee.

If the choice is between Newt and Cain, I’d lean toward Newt if for no other reason that there’s no other Republican politician I’m aware of who takes it to the media as well as him while effectively making his argument. The downside is his negatives are so high that he tends to only be preaching to the choir since indies and Dems tune him out.

Doughboy on January 25, 2013 at 11:18 AM

Better idea: Callista for Senate!

steebo77 on January 25, 2013 at 11:18 AM

Cain is the obvious choice. I’m not all that confident that Newt could win a statewide election in GA.

Either would be great in the Senate.

SAMinVA on January 25, 2013 at 11:18 AM

Herman Cain ftw.

He’s not authentically black but there we are.

CorporatePiggy on January 25, 2013 at 11:18 AM

We need someone young.

The older crowd doesn’t seem to care much about fiscal issues because they’ve got theirs and they can just retire and maybe die in ten years.

Elect people who are going to have to live and reproduce through the whole mess.

mintycrys on January 25, 2013 at 11:18 AM

The thread reeks of a stench I have smelled before. What could it be?

Bmore on January 25, 2013 at 11:18 AM

Bmore on January 25, 2013 at 11:18 AM

I noticed it also.

Cindy Munford on January 25, 2013 at 11:19 AM

Newt, if for no other reason than to smack down Dingy Harry.

nobar on January 25, 2013 at 11:11 AM

Schadenfreude of the greatest kind, Newt as the Senator from Georgia and new Senate Majority leader… The Marxist liberal democrat head explosions would be EPIC

SWalker on January 25, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Everybody forgets…… Alan West is a native Georgian!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ultracon on January 25, 2013 at 11:20 AM

No big deal. Georgia is like Indiana and Missouri. GOP can’t lose.

Mark1971 on January 25, 2013 at 11:20 AM

If Herman Cain runs and wins, it will be another example of the deep-rooted racism in the GOP, right?

Naturally Curly on January 25, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Imagine the meltdown on the cable networks that night if Cain and Tim Scott(who’ll win his reelection bid in a walk) are giving victory speeches. Especially if Cory Booker is unable to do likewise should Lautenberg somehow manage to hold onto his seat.

Doughboy on January 25, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Just someone conservative and not a wimp. Don’t care who it is – just have those credentials.

gophergirl on January 25, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Best news of the day!!!

gatorboy on January 25, 2013 at 11:20 AM

The thread reeks of a stench I have smelled before. What could it be?

Bmore on January 25, 2013 at 11:18 AM

One of Palin’s diapers?

CorporatePiggy on January 25, 2013 at 11:21 AM

If Johnny doesn’t straighten his act up we will show him the door. Ga!!!

Bmore on January 25, 2013 at 11:21 AM

Too bad Allen West won’t move across the border to GA.

TxAnn56 on January 25, 2013 at 11:22 AM

ultracon on January 25, 2013 at 11:20 AM

He has already said no to leaving Florida, he promised his wife they would retire there.

Cindy Munford on January 25, 2013 at 11:23 AM

Mr. West, please pick up the red courtesy phone. Thank you!

blammm on January 25, 2013 at 11:23 AM

CorporatePiggy on January 25, 2013 at 11:21 AM

I think it is demented Mittwit.

Cindy Munford on January 25, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Buddha

Boortz lives in Naples Fl

SnakeHips on January 25, 2013 at 11:25 AM

Yeah, Allen West. Everyone needs more Pigford.

Mr. Arrogant on January 25, 2013 at 11:25 AM

The thread reeks of a stench I have smelled before. What could it be?

Bmore on January 25, 2013 at 11:18 AM

On a not unrelated topic, this is the time of year when panfish, or bream, is caught with maggots.

M240H on January 25, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Herman Cain ftw.

He’s not authentically black but there we are.

CorporatePiggy on January 25, 2013 at 11:18 AM

Cornball brotha?

GOPRanknFile on January 25, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Karen Handel

Brat on January 25, 2013 at 11:27 AM

I don’t really want Newt or Cain because of their baggage, but if I had to pick one, give me Cain. We need new blood.

GOPRanknFile on January 25, 2013 at 11:27 AM

; )

Bmore on January 25, 2013 at 11:28 AM

Phil Gingrey is a solid guy. Also a medical doctor. I wonder how they’ll try to destroy him.

Paul-Cincy on January 25, 2013 at 11:29 AM

I would bet Chambliss is pulling a Trent Lott and will become a lobbyist while the dollars are still flowing in Washington. So, unfortunately, he’ll be affecting policy behind the scenes the same as Trent Lott is doing. Ugh.

KickandSwimMom on January 25, 2013 at 11:29 AM

I live in Chambliss’ district and I don’t think Newt has a chance of winning. Cain could win. Cain almost won years ago and only lost because many didn’t know him.

Forgot to say “good riddance.”

moonsbreath on January 25, 2013 at 11:29 AM

We can find someone both conservative AND electable, let’s not throw away any more Senate seats out of spite for the invisible “Establishment.” The best thing that ever happened to Senate Democrats was this imaginary enemy.

Senate races are for the big leagues, and unless they have ELECTED experience, I’m not interested. I don’t want a conservative who’s resume only has “activist” on it. And what 2012 and 2010 showed us is that candidate quality MATTERS, and even “deep red” states will elect Democrats if you field crappy candidates.

BradTank on January 25, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Newt Gingrich.

portlandon on January 25, 2013 at 11:04 AM

Seconded. I want him on every screen come Sunday morning, inducing ulcer in every journolister.

Archivarix on January 25, 2013 at 11:10 AM

Thirded. I’d love to see Newt take this seat.

Doomberg on January 25, 2013 at 11:29 AM

To his credit, he isn’t hanging around Washington looking for a lifetime job as a Senator. He served 2 terms and left.

Bitter Clinger on January 25, 2013 at 11:31 AM

I don’t really want Newt or Cain because of their baggage, but if I had to pick one, give me Cain. We need new blood.

GOPRanknFile on January 25, 2013 at 11:27 AM

Is Cain’s baggage even real though? Notice how those women conveniently disappeared the moment he suspended his campaign? If Gloria Allred drags those gold-digging skanks out of hiding right as Cain launched a bid for the Senate, I don’t think voters are going to be as receptive to their crocodile tears this time around.

Doughboy on January 25, 2013 at 11:34 AM

bluegill on January 25, 2013 at 11:13 AM

if the gilled one doesn’t like Cain … he is worth a 2nd look …..
now where did I put the seasoned bread crumbs and oil and fry pan ….

conservative tarheel on January 25, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Cornball brotha?

GOPRanknFile on January 25, 2013 at 11:26 AM

You know it.

CorporatePiggy on January 25, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Tom Price or Paul Broun. I wish we had somebody younger though.

This is Georgia folks, not Delaware or Colorado. No non-incumbent Democrat has won a major race there since 1998. Screw “electability.” Find us a conservative.

Gingotts on January 25, 2013 at 11:36 AM

Seconded. I want him on every screen come Sunday morning, inducing ulcer in every journolister.

Archivarix on January 25, 2013 at 11:10 AM

My hunch is Ted Cruz made his debut and final appearance last week. Schumer had to be mad at having to share a sceen with someone that ran circles around him. Something McCain and Lindsay could never do.

DanMan on January 25, 2013 at 11:37 AM

One of Palin’s diapers?

CorporatePiggy on January 25, 2013 at 11:21 AM

The Palin Troll Horn is dusty, but here we go……

portlandon on January 25, 2013 at 11:37 AM

I don’t really want Newt or Cain because of their baggage, but if I had to pick one, give me Cain. We need new blood.

GOPRanknFile on January 25, 2013 at 11:27 AM

And have a half-year long discussion of bimbo eruption and Gloria Allred on every screen? Thanks but no, thanks. His nine-nine-nine alone, shamelessly stolen from my beloved SimCity 4, irreversibly disqualifies him for any office of national significance.

Moreover, for fear of sounding racist, black politicians were nothing but disappointment so far. Even the best of the stock – Allen West with his vote for Pigford II, and Mia Love with her inexplicable loss in crimson-red Utah. I’m eagerly looking forward for Tim Scott to buck the trend, but until he does I’ll stick to old white guys like Ted Cruz and Deb Fischer.

Archivarix on January 25, 2013 at 11:40 AM

Wasn’t Saxby the one in charge of recruiting the senate candidates so we could take back the senate in 2012?

EPIC FAIL !

stenwin77 on January 25, 2013 at 11:40 AM

portlandon on January 25, 2013 at 11:37 AM

Stirring up trouble?

Cindy Munford on January 25, 2013 at 11:42 AM

This will produce an opening for Tea Party activists and a challenge for the GOP establishment

Great. An easy seat to defend just got hard to defend thanks to people that never learn anything wanting a celebrity candidate.

Moesart on January 25, 2013 at 11:43 AM

I live in Chambliss’ district

moonsbreath on January 25, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Chambliss’s “district” is the entire state of Georgia.

steebo77 on January 25, 2013 at 11:44 AM

Is Cain’s baggage even real though? Notice how those women conveniently disappeared the moment he suspended his campaign? If Gloria Allred drags those gold-digging skanks out of hiding right as Cain launched a bid for the Senate, I don’t think voters are going to be as receptive to their crocodile tears this time around.

Doughboy on January 25, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Maybe instead of considering that, you should think about how effectively Cain hid his dirty laundry from his supporters that the revelations were a surprise.

And, for the record, any Republican campaign worth its salt should be able to bury Cain in the primary.

KingGold on January 25, 2013 at 11:44 AM

Stirring up trouble?

Cindy Munford on January 25, 2013 at 11:42 AM

Who me?

Veterans of the Palin wars yearn for more Rino tusks for our trophy rooms.

portlandon on January 25, 2013 at 11:46 AM

Cindy Munford on January 25, 2013 at 11:42 AM

Of course. And, rightfully so.

At least the one who stabbed Caesar doesn’t hang out around here anymore.

kingsjester on January 25, 2013 at 11:47 AM

Moesart on January 25, 2013 at 11:43 AM

Wow, did you call the Psychic Hotline or are you the president of the Optimist Club? Less than an hour in and raising the white flag.

Cindy Munford on January 25, 2013 at 11:48 AM

kingsjester on January 25, 2013 at 11:47 AM

You always look at the bright side. I like that.

Cindy Munford on January 25, 2013 at 11:49 AM

portlandon on January 25, 2013 at 11:46 AM

I think you need to say it one more time to invoke the Beetlejuice clause.

Cindy Munford on January 25, 2013 at 11:51 AM

Cindy Munford on January 25, 2013 at 11:49 AM

I try, ma’am. I have noticed that some of our more obnoxious Mittbots, paid or otherwise, have sailed off into the sunset.

Almost as if they were just here to disrupt things.

kingsjester on January 25, 2013 at 11:52 AM

Get Newt in. Dump Mitch McConnell as Senate minority leader and Newt would destroy Harry Reid.

portlandon on January 25, 2013 at 11:53 AM

GET IN THERE NEWT!!!

29Victor on January 25, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Don’t let the door hit ya on the way out! Actually, yes… do let the door hit you. Square in the mouth Chambliss!

TruLevinian on January 25, 2013 at 11:53 AM

I think my congressman, Dr. Tom Price will run. He’s probably the best of the lot. Both Paul Broun and Phil Gingrey, mentioned above, are Akin/Mourdocks waiting to be discovered.

TedInATL on January 25, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Moesart on January 25, 2013 at 11:43 AM

From Ga are ya?

Bmore on January 25, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Over at the Daily Caller they already have an article up about why Mr. Cain won’t run for this seat.

Cindy Munford on January 25, 2013 at 11:54 AM

Paul Broun. Was my congressman before redistricting, great record.

topdawg on January 25, 2013 at 11:55 AM

Almost as if they were just here to disrupt things.

kingsjester on January 25, 2013 at 11:52 AM

I think you mean convincing us. If paid, I hope someone got their money back.

Cindy Munford on January 25, 2013 at 11:55 AM

Cindy Munford on January 25, 2013 at 11:55 AM

Yeah, that, too. Except, all idiots like Gunlock Bill did, was insult COnservatives.

kingsjester on January 25, 2013 at 11:57 AM

As a longtime Georgia resident, I am not surprised by this news. He obviously can see the handwriting on the wall from all the noise that some Georgia Republicans have been making, including Erick Erickson. Saxby may be a champion of tax policy, but he is a big spender. My boss (small business owner) has been griping about him for years that he doens’t understand the concerns of small business, so I know this will make him happy!

GeorgiaBuckeye on January 25, 2013 at 11:57 AM

No way. There are reportedly polls already out there showing that Cain would win that seat easily. And since he no longer has to worry about primarying Chambliss and p-ssing off the establishment(like O’Donnell and Mourdock did), he’d have the full backing of both the Beltway crowd and the grassroots activists if he were the nominee.

Doughboy on January 25, 2013 at 11:18 AM

NO! The GOPe won’t back anyone, even remotely “conservative”. They don’t want to anger their liberal democrat friends.

Alabama Infidel on January 25, 2013 at 11:59 AM

kingsjester on January 25, 2013 at 11:57 AM

I know, I stumped a few by suggesting that their stint at Dale Carnegie had been a total failure.

Cindy Munford on January 25, 2013 at 12:04 PM

I think it is demented Mittwit.

Cindy Munford on January 25, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Mittwit! Love it! Whish I’d read that about a year and a half ago.

29Victor on January 25, 2013 at 12:04 PM

29Victor on January 25, 2013 at 12:04 PM

LOL! I didn’t make it up but must admit it was my favorite. I must admit that it did not resonate with some people.

Cindy Munford on January 25, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Herman Cain dropped out of the presidential race when a woman he had met with regularly (without informing his wife) told the media that he was essentially her sugar daddy. It’s not going to be him.

Gingrich is going to be 70 in six months. It probably won’t be him, although he might actually make a good one-term Senator.

I’m a bit surprised that Karen Handel wasn’t mentioned in the post. She did well in the 2010 gubernatorial primary. Her weakness was the suspicion that she wasn’t strong enough on abortion, and that’s been obliterated by her tenure at Komen. She was also considering a challenge against Chambliss.

Mister Mets on January 25, 2013 at 12:05 PM

I’d easily support Cain. Gingrich was King of the House. Let him remain so. Get him into the senate, and he’ll run his mouth off. West is a bombthrower, best suited to the House.

tommy71 on January 25, 2013 at 12:06 PM

I try, ma’am. I have noticed that some of our more obnoxious Mittbots, paid or otherwise, have sailed off into the sunset.

Almost as if they were just here to disrupt things.

kingsjester on January 25, 2013 at 11:52 AM

Yep. All they could manage was to attack and try to shut up consarvatives and then go silent after campaign season was over. Just like their boss.

I honestly had the feeling all along that many Mittwits (lovin’ my new word) were paid plants. Is that the general consensus?

29Victor on January 25, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Gingrich would not take a pay cut to become a Senate backbencher.

GreenBlade on January 25, 2013 at 12:11 PM

29Victor on January 25, 2013 at 12:07 PM

For a lot of them. Several of his staunchest supporters here were/are members of long standing and truly did admire him. At the risk of offending, it is that Northeastern mentality.

Cindy Munford on January 25, 2013 at 12:12 PM

What a shame, I was looking forward to working on [insert name of any Ga conservative candidate] to send Saxby packing. Johnny Isakson is the next RINO we need to retire.

David in ATL on January 25, 2013 at 12:13 PM

I honestly had the feeling all along that many Mittwits (lovin’ my new word) were paid plants. Is that the general consensus?

29Victor on January 25, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Some were. Others worshiped Mitt like a high school cheerleaders:

Mitt is very handsome, intelligent, attractive man. He looks like Matthew Fox’s, from Lost, distinguished, older brother. Plus it’s kinda sexy that he can speak French…..ooh la la!

sheryl on January 16, 2008 at 11:06 PM

Others blamed Palin for Romney’s loss:

Notwithstanding these very formidable obstacles, if Sarah Palin had backed the only candidate with a prayer of defeating Obama and the Primary had ended after Florida Mitt Romney would likely have won.

Basilsbest on November 28, 2012 at 12:50 PM

portlandon on January 25, 2013 at 12:13 PM

I’m a bit surprised that Karen Handel wasn’t mentioned in the post. She did well in the 2010 gubernatorial primary. Her weakness was the suspicion that she wasn’t strong enough on abortion, and that’s been obliterated by her tenure at Komen. She was also considering a challenge against Chambliss.

She doesn’t stand a chance. She is a BS artist and a liar. Her resume is a fraud.

David in ATL on January 25, 2013 at 12:14 PM

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