At this time I do not know who I will be voting for as Chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia.
Since that time other candidates have filed their intent to run for this office, and I have determined that I want to meet and hear from all of the candidates, and thus do not want to be in the committed column for anyone.
I intend to continue my due diligence, and if I decide who I will vote for between now and January 27, I will post it. But I probably will not decide until I have met with the candidates in Atlanta on January 27 prior to the elections.
For those of us who have not had the opportunity and pleasure, we will have a chance to meet the candidates at the lunch being sponsored by the party from 11:30 until 12:45 on January 27.
Please know that I remain very impressed with Mike Berlon and the campaign he has conducted, and I may vote for him. I emphasize this since my being premature in endorsing Mike and then wishing I had waited until I had met and heard from all the candidates should not be perceived as anything negative on Mike in the least.
My feelings on the race for Chair are reflected in an e-mail I received from a friend two nights ago. The author of the e-mail wrote that as a party "we have an embarrassment of riches in this race," and that both Jane Kidd and Mike Berlon would "make outstanding Chairs for our party. Who would have thought we could be so lucky?"
And then yesterday afternoon we got an e-mail from Carol Jackson saying she was officially a candidate for Chair, and that "Our very experienced candidates represent the diversity in our party. We have candidates from rural, urban, and suburban areas of the state," and that "We Democrats are coming back!!!"
We indeed are coming back.