GA-Sen: Jim Martin Plays The Barack Obama Card
by Todd Beeton, Thu Nov 06, 2008 at 12:36:38 PM EST
With Merkley's victory and three Senate seats still outstanding, the prospect of a 60-seat super-majority is technically not dead yet, although everything would have to go our way for Begich, Franken and Martin to all pull out victories. What's somewhat frustrating is that for the most part there's not a lot we can do other than wait for the counting; that's not the case with the Georgia Senate run-off, however.
Jim Martin is in full on campaign mode for the Dec. 2nd run-off and has released this ad in which he tries to capitalize on Barack Obama's victory, casting himself as Obama's partner in change.This is a smart ad as it captures the uplift that even detractors felt once Obama was declared the winner Tuesday night. But is it enough to turn out Barack supporters to vote for Jim just 30 days after the general and will this argument be MORE compelling than the inevitable argument Chambliss will make that voting for him is a check against Democratic single party rule? Which of those arguments will win the day and whose supporters will turn out?
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