Yeah, if the Purdue folks were up to snuff, they would show him with a Bible in one hand and a gun in the other, preferably his church gun.
Or, Jack could run an ad about Perdue's role as a "job creator" using the number of people laid off during Perdue's tenure at Dollar General and other businesses.
Whats all this about the photos? Im more interested in the meat and potatoes of their campaigns. After Sunday’s debate, one thing became clear to me.
One candidate seems to have a kazillion dollars that he and his supporters are willing to spend to get him elected, and the other has been scraping by with whatever his family and friends can afford to don ate to his campaign.
As someone who counts every one of dimes, it bothers me that David Perdue has already spent millions of his own money to fund his campaign.
If that wasn’t enough, now it comes to light that a “Super PAC” has admitted spending another million plus dollars for television advertising and the associated research and production costs supporting Perdue.
This is kinda like the pot calling the kettle black. Perdue complained that Kingston took campaign money, which he then gave back although he didn’t have to.
The money, it seems, came from a man with an arab-sounding name who he calls a convicted felon – as if he was a terrorist somehow or even someone guilty of a heinous crime.
The truth: the “convicted felon,”Khalid Achmed Salary, was convicted by the Feds of running a music piracy business.
Under the name of DJ Rock, he and his co-conspirators sold counterfeit CD’s and audio cassettes of artists like Ludicris, Snoop Dog, and Eminem. Major bad guy there, folks!
Really? If those people were (in my agreeably musically limited experience) dumb enough to buy the music of those “artists”, I would hope you would spend as little as possible! Not that I’m encouraging piracy of any kind!
If Perdues got so much money to throw around, why doesn’t he offer to replace the money that Kingston voluntarily gave up from his coffers? Then he could say he’s agreeable to leveling the playing field. Now, that would impress me. Hah!
After all, Jack Kingston is not some uber-rich dude who thinks he knows it all. From what I can tell, Kingston is a civil servant who has tried his best for twenty-two years to represent his constituents to the best of his ability on an amazing array of difficult and challenging subjects.
Perdue’s history on the other hand shows hes moved from company to company following the money trail. That does not make me feel good about electing him! Anywhere!
There are many people around here that are too caught up in the beauty contest aspect to politics. They are too easily influenced by the photographs. They could vote for Kingston simply because of the brightness of the photo.
Personally, I don't care how people vote. However, I would hope citizens would vote for or against a particular candidate based upon reasons besides the quality of a photo.
The purpose of my original thought was more of a comment about how bias can be injected into the minds of voters - simply by the look of a photo. That's why I would fire the campaign manager if I were Perdue.
As an amateur photographer, the Perdue photograph wins because it is more interesting. Personally, both candidates are mediocracies who would fade into the background in any real contest.
gawalkman....you are right...people can unfortunately be very superficial in most if not all of the things they do....
fly...according to most people who rate candidates Kingston has served the people well and is very clear on where he stands. Kingston has a great deal he can be judged on.
Perdue, on the other hand, has only his business decisions he made while running several major companies that give us even the slightest idea what he would do if elected.
Perdue had major positions at Haggar, Sara Lee, Reebok, and Dollar General. Whether or not he was successful working for or running those companies is a matter of some rather serious discussions
What he would do as a politician is an unknown, and right now thats something im not going to be betting on. I want someone about whom I know what he'll do, even if i may disagree with his beliefs.
My only problem with Jack's candidacy is he, like McCain in 2008, has capitulated to his "handlers" (those who advise on how to win a campaign - not necessarily how to get your views and opinions across). He now postures as the most conservative, trying his damnedest to establish himself well to the right of Perdue. Why? He has a good record of realistic conservatism and effectively working within Congress to actually get some things accomplished.
Instead we get sound bites about repealing the ACA, protecting our gun rights (as if there were some nefarious actions occurring to repeal the 2nd Amendment), and protecting the rights of the unborn. Poppycock! (And Perdue is doing the same thing.) Jack, let's hear specifics on how to reduce the deficit, spending cuts, increasing revenue and fairness through tax code revision, meaningful immigration reform, and the list goes on of challenges facing this country.
But, like fly, if it came to that I would pick Jack.