In case you missed the Monday debate in Milledgeville between Barrow & Burns, you can tune into an even better one today: Andre Walker v. Decaturguy
Barrow, who described himself as an independent-minded Democrat who is not beholden to the party's more liberal leaders in California and Massachusetts, said he has voted against amnesty for illegal aliens and "cutting and running in Iraq," while voting for tax cuts, traditional marriage and gun-owners rights.
Speaking just before the debate, he cast himself as a "conservative-Democrat" of the same mold as U.S. Rep. Jim Marshall, the former Macon Mayor and current Democratic Congressman who represented this part of the state prior to the recent redistricting.
(Also see The Macon Telegraph article reporting that "U.S. Rep. John Barrow on Monday called himself an independent unafraid to buck the Democratic Party.")
Forget about the Barrow and Burns debate. The best one is found today in the Peach Pundit.
In one corner is Andre Walker of Georgia Politics Unfiltered. Andre writes:
"I’ve been lucky enough to gain front-page posting privileges, here at 'PeachPundit', and while you may expect me to use this opportunity to indoctrinate you with certain liberal politics and philosophies, I won’t because I’m not your typical Democrat."
"In short, I’m not your typical Democrat, but a Democrat nonetheless, and while members of my own party might accuse me of giving Republicans some 'bi-partisan cover', I’m used to it, and they should know by now from my postings at 'Georgia Unfiltered' that I’m not one to tow the party line because Democrats aren’t always right and Republicans aren’t always wrong."
And in the other corner is Decaturguy of Atlanta Public Affairs, who responds to Andre as follows:
"Andre is a political opportunist and wanna be Democratic Party insider. His positions on abortion and gay marriage have nothing to do with personal conviction. He is taking those positions because he believes they are politically popular."