Which gubernatorial candidate is best for Georgia? The clock is ticking

Just finished watching a replay of the gubernatorial debate held on 19 October between incumbent Nathan Deal (R), Jason Carter (D), and Andrew Hunt (L). Neither of them impressed me. I’ll spend the afternoon digging into their economic policies. In the meantime, I wonder why people actually fall for the piss poor argument that these guys can create jobs. At the barest of minimums a governor, along with a willing legislature can use budgetary and fiscal policy to stimulate consumer demand but that’s about it.

Jason Carter, if elected, would have to work with a Republican Georgia Assembly. I was told by one of his supporters that Mr. Carter would be able to that because Mr. Carter is a centrist. I haven’t heard that word in awhile and quite frankly if you want to terminate hopes for elected office, that’s a description one should not use of themselves. You may act like one, just don’t call yourself that.

Mr. Carter does refer to himself as a fiscal conservative. I guess he figures he can go after the rural types that live outside of Georgia’s ten metro Atlanta counties.

Like I said, I’ll have to do some digging ….

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Alton Drew brings a straight forward and insightful brand of political market intelligence. Alton Drew graduated from the Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in economics and political science (1984); a Master of Public Administration (1993); and a Juris Doctor (1999). You can also follow Alton Drew on Twitter @altondrew.
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One Response to Which gubernatorial candidate is best for Georgia? The clock is ticking

  1. kenski2013 says:

    We have a County Executive race here in St. Louis County, MO. One of the candidates is touting that “create jobs” mantra. I don’t think he has a clue as to how to do this. I suspect in his parlance, that phrase means “cut taxes”.

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