Wednesday, August 06, 2008
What a fantastic time to be a Georgia voter and be given the choice of voting for candidates like Bill Gillespie and Jim Martin. Martin has defeated Vernon Jones in the Democratic Primary, and will face one of the most dour and uninspiring Republican Senators - Saxby Chambliss - for Georgia's Senate seat in the fall.
(This is the same, classy Saxby Chambliss who painted triple-amputee Vietnam veteran Max Cleland as unpatriotic and weak on defense, the same Saxby who went all the way to Washington to do little in the Senate besides get his face on TV and rubber stamp whatever the President told him to do, the same Saxby who has overseen our nation's economy crumble over the last 6 years....)
But let's get back to the point, before my blood pressure gets up. Jim Martin's life story is one that reminds you where forward-thinking southern Democrats come from. He reminds me why I am a Democrat, even in a good year to be a Democrat. I share many of the views listed on Martin's issues page. Especially the part about Immigration when he says: "we have to crack down on employers who hire illegal workers." Extra-especially because that's in the top bullet.