Dec 03 2008
Sarah Palin confirmed in Georgia she was no albatross in the 2008 Presidential election. Â For if she were one, there would not have been such a huge win for GOP Senator ChamblissÂ there yesterday in the runoff for the US Senate.
Sen. Saxby Chambliss trounced Democrat Jim Martin Tuesday night, winning his second term by a margin of more than 10 percentage points. The race dashed Democrats’ hopes of a 60-seat majority immune to Senate filibusters, which would have given President-elect Barack Obama a stronger hand moving his agenda.
Chambliss revved up the state’s vaunted GOP turnout operation and kept a parade of ex-GOP presidential candidates traipsing through the state to whip up enthusiasm. He brought in Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the former candidate for vice president, as his closer. She headlined four rallies for Chambliss across the state Monday that drew thousands of party faithful.
Palin’s presence was a huge plus, not a negative. So we can put all those ‘blame Palin’ canards to rest.