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Early Cracks in Nunnís Armor
Townhall.com ^ | September 14, 2013 | Brandon Howell

Posted on 09/14/2013 6:27:08 AM PDT by Kaslin

The Democrats’ one best hope at a competitive Senate race in Georgia is already exhibiting signs of weakness.

Since her July announcement, Michelle Nunn’s nascent campaign has sought branding grounded in entrenched Georgia political roots, thanks to her famous father, while ensuring daylight between party and president.

The Points of Light CEO made no mention of party affiliation in a campaign announcement email, and a two-week tour across the state, dubbed “What Washington Can Learn From Georgia,” appeared more akin to her career in nonprofits than a show of political force.

Yet an increasing slew of unforced errors is undermining such efforts.

Juxtaposed against the self-projected, bipartisan problem solver image were Facebook ads calling on targeted users to “Help Keep the Democratic Majority,” hardly a winner in a state shaded as deeply red as Georgia.

The early rollout was followed by POLITICO reports that Organizing for Action, President Obama’s campaign arm gone non-profit, had been pitching donations on the premise it’d be helping Nunn’s bid.

Political realities of outside groups aside, casting a winning image as a Georgia Democrat is complicated by www.BarackObama.com filling coffers off plans to go to bat for your campaign.

President Obama’s Peach State approval numbers stood at 43 percent when last tallied, compared to 54 percent who disapprove.

The larger error comes in the form of responding to support from pro-abortion group EMILY’s List.

Nunn’s camp maintained near-universal radio silence, apparently eager to sweep the story under the rug in a state that approved a 20-week abortion ban long before Wendy Davis became a hero of the Left.

Save more Facebook ads touting the endorsement and calling on users to help the first-time candidate “keep fighting for the issues that matter to women and families,” casting a digital trail far from electable in a state that’s not sent a Democrat to the U.S. Senate since 1996.

“What Washington Can Learn From Georgia” appears further turned on its head given that Nunn is now joint fundraising with the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, eight months out from the primary and facing three announced competitors.

She’s also gone wheels up for DC to fill campaign coffers with Howard Dean.

Still, Nunn’s greatest early fumble lies with positing herself in favor of military intervention in Syria.

Tinging a statement with rhetoric akin to that of her pro-military muscle father is well and good, Sam Nunn remains a political lion in the annals of Georgia history, until taken into account that an overwhelming majority of Georgians expressed disapproval of any such action.

Some 54 percent of respondents opposed intervening in a recent survey, compared to just 34 percent backing President Obama’s plan.

The group most opposed? Elderly voters, those most likely to turn out on Election Day in a midterm cycle, calling Nunn’s political calculus into further question.

Absent the show of support was any hint of President Obama, a void filled by Georgia’s current GOP Senators, Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson, both of whom were cited as favoring a strike.

Adding insult to injury, the latter went on to cast himself against authorizing the military option.

Supporters will call the early misfires growing pains, citing a long electoral calendar and the rigors accompanying first-time candidacy.

Yet for Michelle Nunn, any hint of victory consists of walking a perfect tightrope whilst hoping for lightning in a bottle. So far, she’s not keeping her end of the deal.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: dnc; fundraising; georgia; kepthername; michellenunn; syria; weddingband
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1 posted on 09/14/2013 6:27:08 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
Who the heck wears a TURTLENECK in Georgia in the summertime?

She's either a vampire victim, or she's hiding a really big hickey..

2 posted on 09/14/2013 6:30:18 AM PDT by ken5050 (According to Dick Lugar, I'm a "random outlier." Woo Hoo!!!!)
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To: Kaslin

So. Nunn is Nunn’s daughter, eh?

It appears that she’s never married.

Democrat women remind me of the movie “Dracula” where the vampire’s brides arise out of their coffins at night to do the master’s bidding.


3 posted on 09/14/2013 6:32:56 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: FreedomPoster
Georgia Ping.

I don't think Nunn presents much of a threat to the complete dominance of the GOP in state wide offices. Our biggest problem is the large number of GOP stuffed shirts dreaming of filling their pockets Chambliss' seat.

4 posted on 09/14/2013 6:39:02 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (I love it when spell check highlights every single word.)
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To: Kaslin

Here's a non-enhanced photo of Miz Nunn which shows her as just another homely Democrat female. She married Ron Martin, but apparently is ashamed of him as she uses her father's name. Most have forgotten about him. I predict that soon many will have forgotten this Obama supporter.

5 posted on 09/14/2013 6:39:17 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: IbJensen

The night cannot get dark enough. And I could not get drunk enough.


6 posted on 09/14/2013 6:42:01 AM PDT by sport
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To: Pan_Yan; AnAmericanMother; Broker; clee1; ctdonath2; dansangel; Dick Bachert; DJlaysitup; epow; ...

I concur.

GA FReeper ping.


7 posted on 09/14/2013 6:44:49 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: IbJensen
I know who that is! It is Anthony Weiner wearing a wig and lipstick.
8 posted on 09/14/2013 6:46:16 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: IbJensen
So. Nunn is Nunn’s daughter, eh?

It appears that she’s never married.

Democrat women remind me of the movie “Dracula” where the vampire’s brides arise out of their coffins at night to do the master’s bidding.

Get thee back to the Nunnery!

9 posted on 09/14/2013 6:48:46 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

The loveable Mary Landrieu in LA won’t use the name “Snellings” either. People still believe she is “watching” after them.


10 posted on 09/14/2013 6:51:01 AM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!")
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To: IbJensen

I’d hit it.


11 posted on 09/14/2013 6:53:09 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz
I’d hit it.

Now there's a shocker. I think I need to have a bit of a lie down.

12 posted on 09/14/2013 6:59:42 AM PDT by OSHA (One despises and wants to destroy the United States, the other is a dead terrorist.)
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To: Kaslin
....thanks to her famous father, while ensuring daylight between party and president.

Living large in the past. The problem with this is that Sam Nunn punched out of politics over a generation ago.

There is an entire generation of young people who have no idea who the hell he is, and there are scads more older Georgians that realize what the hell he is and was.

If you want to reminisce and go back and think about honest knowledgeable Democrats, think of Larry McDonald, or even Zell Miller (God Bless him) but sure as hell not Sam Nunn.

For some ungodly reason, Nunn was touted as national defense expert and foreign policy wonk wrt Russia. From what I saw back then, he was just living on a trumped up reputation, like Barack Hussein is now. I think he survived and thrived then because he survived the Herman Talmadge "Bountiful Overcoat" scandals.

So what has he been 'doing' since then? Well, he's on the boards of mucho corporations, etc. and even has some kind of Sam Nunn something or other with the University System of Georgia...I bet all that is a pretty good post government income. In the end, you don't really hear anything worthwhile or relevant about him. So why would anyone here in Georgia think his 'daughter' would be any more relevant and desirable from a political standpoint?

13 posted on 09/14/2013 7:01:04 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Lazamataz

I didn’t know you had fallen off the wagon. My new job limits my Free Republic time.


14 posted on 09/14/2013 7:03:04 AM PDT by Pilsner
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To: Pilsner

When I stopped ‘hitting it’, too many people objected. Sometimes, you must simply give the public what they clamor for.


15 posted on 09/14/2013 7:27:40 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: sport

Well said.


16 posted on 09/14/2013 7:28:00 AM PDT by tnwalker
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To: Kaslin

Good news. If we can hold Georgia and Kentucky, we’re in good shape.


17 posted on 09/14/2013 7:41:51 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Kaslin

Well she looks just like him. LOL!!

As I have said previously your chances of being killied in a drone strike are better than that of a Democrat winning Chambliss’ senate seat.

Dr Paul Broun will be a great conservative senator to join the Cruz, Paul, Lee coalition in DC.


18 posted on 09/14/2013 7:49:57 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Ditter

Carlotta Dangerous?


19 posted on 09/14/2013 7:54:42 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: ken5050

“Who the heck wears a TURTLENECK in Georgia in the summertime?

She’s either a vampire victim, or she’s hiding a really big hickey..”

Maybe she isn’t a daughter of Nunn, but a son in drag. Turtlenecks are great to hide telltale Adam’s apples.


20 posted on 09/14/2013 8:02:09 AM PDT by Cyclops08
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