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The Aug. 10 runoff for the Republican nominee for Georgia governor may not just be a test between candidates Karen Handel and Nathan Deal. It may also be a test of strength between Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich.

The two are potential presidential rivals in 2012 -- and have endorsed different candidates in the Georgia gubernatorial race, with Palin backing Handel and Gingrich behind Deal.

It will be an early test of brand loyalty for both -- particularly Gingrich, considering this is his home state.

But it will also be a test of Palin's power, which seems to be on the rise. Pundits so far are saying this might be the "year of the woman" -- especially the conservative woman. Could be. But it could also be a precursor to a Palin presidential run. Consider: If she continues to back winners, she'll have an awful lot of elected officials by 2012 who may feel obliged to back her for the White House.

The battle is joined.

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johnston.cliff
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johnston.cliff 07/27/10 - 07:25 am
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Why would Gingrich endorse a

Why would Gingrich endorse a man with Nathan Deal's baggage? This move seems to go against everything Gingrich has stood for since he entered politics.

dominionfs
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dominionfs 07/27/10 - 07:50 am
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They still don't have a clue.

They still don't have a clue. Bitterly complaining about the fiasco that has been the Obama administration, the republican solution is to give me a choice of either Gingrich or Palin.

Every nation gets the government it deserves - Joseph de Maistre.

Where did I put my passport?

dominionfs
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dominionfs 07/27/10 - 07:51 am
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dominionfs
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dominionfs 07/27/10 - 07:52 am
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Double post.

Double post.

southernguy08
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southernguy08 07/27/10 - 08:39 am
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DOMINION, even with idiot
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DOMINION, even with idiot Obama in charge, the USA is STILL the best country on the world. Go ahead and leave. Just like Eldridge Cleaver, you'll learn this and be back.

TheFederalist
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TheFederalist 07/27/10 - 08:49 am
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Ironic....Hope and change.

Ironic....Hope and change. The very same battle cry that swept uncle into office will most likely be the very same one that throws him out on his ear in 2012.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 07/27/10 - 09:06 am
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Yeh, can't understand Newt's

Yeh, can't understand Newt's motives there. Deal has a lot of baggage and WAS a Democrat at one time. But, ever which one wins the nomination I guess I will vote for them in November. Anybody but "I'll pander to the teacher's union" Barnes. It's pretty egotistical of Barnes to think we would want him back. Still can't understand where he is hiding that big pot of invisible money to pay for all of that stuff he is promising to the teachers. And heaven knows it's too much to ask of all of our media to ask him that question directly and make him give an answer instead of two stepping around the issue. Where Roy? Where are you getting that magic pot of money? Got some huge state tax increases in your plans Roy?

Chillen
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Chillen 07/27/10 - 09:18 am
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There are no good choices for

There are no good choices for Governor this year.

You've got crooked Deal, cry-baby/debate evader Handel and a teacher pandering liberal. What a crock.

I guess I'll spend some time really looking over the libertarian candidate and see what he's all about. He's probably the only option in the bunch.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 07/27/10 - 10:14 am
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Newt Gingrich is the smartest

Newt Gingrich is the smartest person in politics. He is responsible for the lowering of the deficit during the Clinton administration that the Democrats try to take so much credit for.

TheFederalist
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TheFederalist 07/27/10 - 11:38 am
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I am just afraid that if he

I am just afraid that if he runs, there is already more than enough hate on the left, that the media will distort his previous record, and make him out to be the new whipping boy of the left, replacing Sarah. If Sarah runs, it will most likely just be vice-versa.

burninater
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burninater 07/27/10 - 11:50 am
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Fed, the media is going to

Fed, the media is going to distort everyone who runs, on either side. it's up to us rational voters to parse the tripe designed by media firms to produce profits, hold our nose, and make a best guess at who we most trust to do the job.

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sjgraci 07/27/10 - 11:55 am
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Please tea party, give the

Please tea party, give the country palin or gingrich as your nominee. With that thought alone you see why President Obama will be President until 2017.

mable8
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mable8 07/27/10 - 12:03 pm
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Certainly hope Barnes is NOT

Certainly hope Barnes is NOT our next Governor---as for the big O until 2017, now that's a crock!

Riverman1
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Riverman1 07/27/10 - 12:21 pm
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I wonder who Hugo Chavez is

I wonder who Hugo Chavez is supporting?

GAterp
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GAterp 07/27/10 - 02:52 pm
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Just as either Handel or Deal

Just as either Handel or Deal will be defeated by Barnes, so Gingrich or Palin will be soundly whooped by President Obama.

Chillen
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Chillen 07/27/10 - 06:38 pm
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Obama President until 2017?

Obama President until 2017? ha-ha-ha-ha-h-ha! No way. Worst President Ever.

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dstewartsr 07/27/10 - 07:10 pm
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Hydrogen and stupidity are

Hydrogen and stupidity are universal; I was stunned when First Felon Clinton got reelected. Given that the Tea Party may, like the Perotistas, split off a significant fraction of the vote, and most of that will come from the conservatives, I can see another four years of the Obamessiah's reign on Earth -or at least over the Islamic Republic of America- coming to pass.

There is also the uphill fight against the major news networks; not only is the news slanted, but the entire programming cycle is anti-conservative in the extreme. Daytime talk is all in the Oprah vein, that is; relentless and open cheerleading for the Democratic candidate. And cable is no better balanced. Even the AC, with the exception of the editorial pages (which contain far too much left wing submissions right from Democratic Party talking points) is almost pure AP. AP has transmogrified from 'Associated Press' to 'American's Pravda', openly driven by a liberal social agenda.

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phuthangh8 07/27/10 - 09:38 pm
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nathan deal and newt boy what

nathan deal and newt boy what a combo.i hope there is at least enough repuglicans left with some decency

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