Candidate Profile: Roy Barnes

Maybe it's a bid for redemption. Or an act of atonement. Or, as former Gov. Roy Barnes says, maybe he is again seeking his old office out of a sense that if he didn't take on Georgia's most pressing problems, no one else would.

"I was to the point in life where I could enjoy some things," Barnes, 62, out of office since 2003, says. "But I just couldn't take it. I declare, it just wore on me more and more about where we were and where we are."

Barnes' disquiet over education, transportation and other intractable issues intruded on his morning ritual: coffee and the newspapers in the study of his newly constructed Victorian-style home a mile from his law office near the Marietta Square.

"I can't believe they're doing this," he would grumble as he read about the latest machinations in the Capitol. His wife, Marie, finally had heard enough.

To read the rest of the article, visit the website of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Runner46 08/11/10 - 08:18 am
We have some very important

We have some very important issues coming up in this state, water, jobs, what to do about the illegal immigrant invasion, etc. Considering the present Democratic regiem's performance, I am leary of putting a Democrat in office for this term, experience or not. I don't want Georgia becoming a welfare state, soley dependent on the Democrat-dominant feds for hand-outs.

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