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Old 10-24-2010, 05:44 PM
 
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Offhand I can't think of anybody who doesn't talk Southern even trying to run for office down here.
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Old 10-24-2010, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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The explanation for all these hokey, hicksville good ol' boy ads the two are running AD NAUSEUM (don't you love how they run back-to-back-to-back everytime there's a commercial break?) can perhaps be found in the news item I read last week: That this governor's race, believe it or not, is going to be won in SOUTH Georgia, not Metro Atlanta. That's because both Roy and Nathan hail from the metro area, where they both already have huge name recognition and support and where votes have already made up their minds. The undecided swing votes are in the hinterlands, and THAT'S why this latest round of TV ads has been so particularly hick.

The question I have for both of these men is: WHO THE HELL IS RUNNING YOUR CAMPAIGNS?! Keep in mind that politicians at this level pretty much do what they are told to do, and clearly both are getting some bad advice. In the case of Deal, all the questions still surrounding his finances tell me that somebody ain't doing too good a job minding the store. You certainly can't blame him for his problems -- career politicians aren't smart enough to manage their own affairs.
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:28 AM
 
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Looks like the Tea Party is weighing in big time.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVWBe...layer_embedded
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Old 10-25-2010, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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What's with the gubernatorial candidates? Do they really think we're this stupid? The latest Barnes TV ad ends with "Hope they don't shoot ma cows!" - hyuk! And then Deal had the ad (that Barnes copied afterward) with the two "good 'ole boys" at the coffeeshop talkin bout da liberals and King Roy. Double hyuk!
They're doing a good job of perpetuating the horrible stereotypes many people in this country have about Georgia. Congrats, candidates!
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Old 10-25-2010, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Are there really two candidates, or are they the same person???
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Old 10-25-2010, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Avondale Estates
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The explanation for all these hokey, hicksville good ol' boy ads the two are running AD NAUSEUM (don't you love how they run back-to-back-to-back everytime there's a commercial break?) can perhaps be found in the news item I read last week: That this governor's race, believe it or not, is going to be won in SOUTH Georgia, not Metro Atlanta. That's because both Roy and Nathan hail from the metro area, where they both already have huge name recognition and support and where votes have already made up their minds. The undecided swing votes are in the hinterlands, and THAT'S why this latest round of TV ads has been so particularly hick.

The question I have for both of these men is: WHO THE HELL IS RUNNING YOUR CAMPAIGNS?! Keep in mind that politicians at this level pretty much do what they are told to do, and clearly both are getting some bad advice. In the case of Deal, all the questions still surrounding his finances tell me that somebody ain't doing too good a job minding the store. You certainly can't blame him for his problems -- career politicians aren't smart enough to manage their own affairs.
Thanks for the insight. I was wondering why the ads are specifically targeted to South Georgians.

I found the Roy Barnes cow commercial to be comical. Especially since Roy Barnes is from Mableton, GA and I'm sure he still lives in the Metro, just don't know where. Mableton still maybe? I guess he could have a farm as another property though...with cows n all!
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Old 10-25-2010, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Thanks for the insight. I was wondering why the ads are specifically targeted to South Georgians.

I found the Roy Barnes cow commercial to be comical. Especially since Roy Barnes is from Mableton, GA and I'm sure he still lives in the Metro, just don't know where. Mableton still maybe? I guess he could have a farm as another property though...with cows n all!
Mableton *is* country. We might be 4 miles OTP where I live, but there are horses less than a mile away:

Cooper Lake Road, Mableton, GA - Google Maps
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Old 10-25-2010, 07:14 PM
 
Location: North Fulton, GA
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The people behind at least one of the candidate's campaigns are not from Georgia and they are very experienced.

Since people seem to be paying attention and remembering these ads show how well they are working.
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:28 PM
 
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Offhand I can't think of anybody who doesn't talk Southern even trying to run for office down here.


Durn right. I wish thed giddyup and git them commurcials kupput. Folks in utter states think wese dum.

I won't name names but a few media folks on the local TV news, who have roots firmly in the North, keep g-dropping.

It is a tad irritating when it's quite obvious that it's not natural. Their accents are clearly 99.99999% Northern except for the fake g-dropping.

Roy Barnes' deep Southern accent should sway a few Southern voters. Nathan Deal's accent is clearly not as Southern.

I don't think those two Hall County chicken farmers, on some of Nathan Deal's TV political ads, are winning him many votes.
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:47 PM
 
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Why complain about southern accents in Georgia, of all places? This is more anti-white propaganda. Close-thread.
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