Evidence that Deal’s popularity is plummeting began popping up around Macon today in the form of Isakson/Deal yard signs, with Johnny on top, of course.

I don’t know who paid for them. (Not every political dollar can be spent on materials advertising for BOTH a federal candidate and a state-level candidate.) But, I do know what they mean: Isakson is popular, especially with the Republican base, while Deal is tanking.

One of cardinal rules of politics is that you don’t hitch your campaign to anyone else’s wagon, lest you go on a trip you did not plan. News about Deal’s financial issues has the candidate is a tailspin. This move is obviously intended as an antidote for those troubles. As more and more Republicans express displeasure with Deal, I don’t think it will work, but  his willingness to be yoked to a sinking ship indicates that Isakson must feel quite confident in his own chances of re-election. We’ll see.

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4 Responses to Signs of the Times

  1. AmyMorton says:

    I assume they did,

  2. Gunner says:

    I think the GAGOP paid for them

  3. JMPrince says:

    Thanks for the updates Amy, they’re much appreciated. Creative accounting came to his rescue, as it did & does for his Wall St. brethren, and now his ‘net worth’ is recorded as being 36% (!?) greater than last week. Presto, Magic! Having a pliable accountant on your side & over paying for plenty of crony side deals as you go along & ‘campaign’ must do wonders in some places. JMP