Fox5 Atlanta is reporting this morning that the Chambliss campaign is bringing in (drumroll)……John McCain (release that sigh!) to campaign in Cobb County for Chambliss.
The Chambliss camp is characterizing the runoff here as “the first race in the 2010 election.”
I might add it’s also the first test in the 2012 Presidential election (for the GOP).
So, McCain is all well and good (seeing as he outpolled Saxby), but, if Chambliss wants real help in this run-off there are two Republicans who can really help him, and help their 2012 chances, and those would be…
Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin.
Governor Huckabee is actively supporting Chambliss via his HuckPac. No data available from me on appearances by the Huckster here in Georgia, but he will be needed.
Governor Palin, though, is the most popular person in the GOP (despite anonymous operatives attempts to change that) and the only counter we really have to The One, who I fully expect to pack a football field here for Jim Martin.
Chambliss needs to get her down here, and for an extended period of time.
With the Dems going to steal Norm Coleman’s MN seat, and a special election necessary in Alaska when Ted Stevens will have to resign, it is imperative that the GOP keep this Georgia senate seat.