The Governor’s race in 2010 is going to prove interesting. Will the Republicans maintain their iron grip on state elections? Will the Democrats be able to exploit the budget cuts and layoffs the revenue shortfall is going to engender? There are hundreds of ways to characterize the struggle for power that will unfold over the next two years. I prefer the following: Will the citizens of Georgia wake up?
In this interview, David Poythress explains why the people of Georgia should consider the conservative leadership of a Georgia Democrat. David is not a new comer to Georgia politics. He has held various state positions, including stints as Assistant Attorney General, Deputy Revenue Commissioner and Secretary of State. In 1992 he campaigned in his first statewide race and was elected State Labor Commissioner. Although he was re-elected to the position in 1994, he ultimately resigned to run for Governor in 1998. Roy Barnes was the successful candidate in that race.
While some of the current economic crisis is due to policies of the national political parties, David believes the current Republican leadership under Perdue and the Republican controlled House and Senate has failed to do anything to solve the problems of this State when it comes to things like education and transportation.
As for the Democrats, they have failed to aggressively take the Republicans to task for their policies. David hopes to change that and give the people of Georgia a clear choice in leadership in 2010.
I believe a lot of Georgia Republicans are not happy with the quality of their party’s leadership and the direction of it policies. You hear the whispers on the corner expressing dissatisfaction. Most of these guys are Georgia Democrats that switched parties hoping for a piece of the power pie. They are less and less enamored with the strict obedience to party leadership decisions demanded by the Republicans.
My hope is that we all wake up and realize that the current Republican leadership in Georgia is doing everything it can (vouchers are coming) to cripple public education while deceitfully claiming to be making it better. They are determined to transfer the burden of taxes from the rich (most of them) that own property to the rest of us that spend all we make on goods and services. And when it comes to transportation, they don’t seem to have a clue. They won’t consider any reform that raises a dime of new taxes, because they prefer to raise fees on target groups (like smokers). Their goal is to make Georgia as sorry and as cheap a state as Mississippi and Alabama, not the leader of the South.
Consider your vote! It is getting more and more important.