Rep. Greg Morris of Vidalia. - Say what you will, this defection hurts.
Regardless of what we might be tempted to say and think, this one hurts more than usual because Rep. Morris was an upcoming leader in our party. This notwithstanding, I definitely agree with House Minority Leader DuBose Porter (D-Dublin) assessment that Morris is making "a big mistake."
In his interview with the ajc, Morris indicated that this past legislative session the GOP came through on many of the issues that were important him -- pro-life, tort reform, ethics.
Today our challenge is greater than it was yesterday. It includes showing Rep. Morris that in fact he did make a mistake. Winning the governor's race in 2006 will be step one. And refining our message sooner rather than later becomes even more important.