Former Augusta Commissioner Calvin Holland endorsed Brian Prince for the House District 127 seat vacated by the late Quincy Murphy. Mr. Holland believes Prince’s experience as a military officer makes him the ideal choice for voters. In particular, Calvin Holland believes Prince’s command success as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army will translate into success as a politician. That may or may not be true.
However, it was true of Colin Powell. Colin Powell was a U.S. Army four-star general and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. After retiring from military service, Powell served as secretary of state. He was a great military officer and successful politician. Brian Prince is no Colin Powell.
Fortunately, the voters of House District 127 have a more reliable choice in the Dec. 3 runoff. Diane Evans will succeed.