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Old 01-29-2010, 10:20 AM
 
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I was so disappointed with the candidate choices this election that, I'm ashamed to say, I didn't even bother voting. I have remorse about my voter apathy, but at the time there was no one I felt I could get behind.

I'm really impressed with the statements Reed has made so far. If he ends up sticking to them and practicing what he's preached I think he could do a lot towards changing the opinions of the apathetic and creating a lot of good will in general.
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Old 01-29-2010, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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I'm a Cobb County resident, so my opinion doesn't matter much , but I was impressed with the article and with what he had to say.

Not so impressed with the comments on the AJC site, tho. Whoa!
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Old 01-29-2010, 11:09 AM
 
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This is exactly the reason why I voted for him!
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Old 01-29-2010, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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I like the speech. I was an initial Norwood supporter on account of the fact that she was an outsider but I didn't like when she started using anecdotes to tar Reed.

Now hopefully we get some things done.
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Old 01-29-2010, 11:25 AM
 
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This is exactly the reason why I voted for him!
I agree.

I hope he can get through to those on the other political aisle. Stop the bickering and get something done. I hate when old farts are more concerned with staying in office and their political careers than getting something done.
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I like him so much better than the "sewer mayor"
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Old 01-31-2010, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I was impressed with Mayor Kasim Reed's speech as well. He has extended his hand and at the same has impressively put the onus on the conservative leaning Georgia State Legislature to do the same.

As far as the AJC's message board is concerned, the comments I see on there are no different than what I see here on city data. From what I observed, internet message blogs/boards here in Georgia tend to tilt conservative and for all the haranguing about AJC being a "liberal" paper, it's message board is no exception.

I just hope that people don't put anymore on Mayor Reed than they would on Governor Purdue, House Speaker David Ralston, and other Georgia public leaders of significance. He is only one man, & he needs support just like anyone else. Just my two cents.

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I'm a Cobb County resident, so my opinion doesn't matter much , but I was impressed with the article and with what he had to say.

Not so impressed with the comments on the AJC site, tho. Whoa!
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