Monday, November 06, 2006

24 Hours

We need a clock ticking in the corner of the blog (3 days, 48 hours, 24 hours...just six more minutes to vote!)

Anyway, I only make predictions at Oscar and Election time, so here are my predictions, fwiw, (and mainly echoing my fellow authors regarding runoffs):

Mayor: Heidi and Chuck in a runoff (one more month of campaigning, folks).

Commission 9: Girtz and Sheats in a runoff (too bad, because I liked Ed Vaughn).

House District 115: Culpepper and McKillip in a runoff (the "endorsement scandal" is a non-starter).

Board of Education: John Knight. Why? Because he named his son "Noble". Seriously.

Upset predictions:

GA Senate Seat 46
: Jane Kidd.

Lite Guv: Jim Martin.

Guv: One more month of the big guys. Perdue and Taylor in a runoff. I think Hayes siphons off enough votes to throw the gubers into a runoff.

That's it...to echo Publius, go vote, bitchez.

16 comments:

UGAdemocrat said...

Jane Kidd will be the next State Senator.

I agree with the runoff scenarios, except I hope it's not EH!

I hope Jim Martin pulls it off, could be the sleeper, and wouldn't that just make politics in Georgia interesting.

I think Girtz might take it no runoff...who would vote for Sheats?!? It'd be sad to see him make it past round 1.

And of course, we're nowhere near over campaigning for mayor.

Good choices!

Anonymous said...

Hope your prediction in 115 is wrong! McKillip doesn't deserve to go any further than Oconee County where he moved his business to, owns property, lived until qualifying, and where he sends his children to private school. The endorsement issue may be a non-starter. The rest, however, I think would interest most voters if they were aware of it.

UGAdemocrat said...

VOTE FOR JANE KIDD FOR STATE SENATE!!!

Anonymous said...

I wish I felt sorrier for Taylor.

Fishplate said...

I just got back from voting at Barnett Shoals Elementary School, in the 47th Senate District. The driveway of the school was lined with Cowsert signs...

That's ~two~ strikes against Cowsert supporters.

UGAdemocrat said...

Well at the polling locations in front of Alps Elem. the local police have taken over 20 Cowsert signs that were placed within the 150 ft. line and therefore illegal. Code Enforcement also removed about 20 Cowsert signs at Lumpkin and Milledge in Five Points...

It's going to be that kind of day for Cowsert's Team!

DoubleDawgDareYa said...

Some Heidi folks were campaigning dangerously close to the H.T. Edwards Building, where I voted. But I'm not good with distances, so I'll have to assume they were more than 150 ft. away.

Turnout was about what I expected I guess; I had to wait only 5-10 minutes, and that was more because of the length of the ballot than because of the length of the line.

Anonymous said...

Broad St is cool at HTEdwards.

they need to get the markers out sooner, I have been running around and the markers are missing!

Chuck said...

I voted. There was only one campaign worker out there - I was disappointed! (It was a Girtz person)

DoubleDawgDareYa said...

The letters that were erroneously sent out about the Voter ID law + signs that say "VOTE HERE: ID REQUIRED" = vote suppression?

Jmac said...

I don't think so. Some form of ID is still required to vote. We're just haggling over what type of ID is appropriate.

hillary said...

Mmm... they kind of imply that the specific IDs required by the Voter ID law are the ones in question. They don't lie exactly. They just point you in the wrong direction.

Fishplate said...

I voted with a utility bill for ID, just because I could. The poll workers were entertained...

Anonymous said...

"Mmm... they kind of imply that the specific IDs required by the Voter ID law are the ones in question. They don't lie exactly. They just point you in the wrong direction." - Hillary

Who, dear, is "they" in your world of conspiracy? I'm just curious because those signs are correct. Gimme a break folks. You know the rules. Don't spread untruths and propoganda because you can.

hillary said...

"They" isn't a who. It refers to the signs. Parse before commenting.

John Knight said...

Actually, no form of identification is required; you just have to sign an affidavit swearing that you are you. And Todd-- my son's middle name is "Jedi." (Jedediah really, but it does shorten to Jedi. Yes, I'm saving up for psychiatrists.)