posted on Jun, 20 2017 @ 11:39 AM
This race will be a loss for both parties. The only thing being decided on a policy level is who gets hurt worse.
Both parties have poured huge amounts of money into this race. The initial money pump began with the Democrats and the Republicans responded. Most of
the money, particularly from the Democrats, is from out of state. Ossoff is running on a moderate platform, not a liberal or progressive one. Handle
is running on a conservative platform. The district is traditionally red, but the close proximity to Atlanta has been slowly changing the population
toward blue for some time.
If Ossoff wins, it is in some respect a purchase instead of a solid win. The win is predicated upon a moderate platform that insinuates
bipartisanship. In other words, it is not a rejection of Trump or the Republicans as much as it is the result of a changing population combined with a
moderate bipartisan platform. The far left wing of the Democratic party thus still loses, but the Republicans lose a seat in the House and need to get
the message that the American people want results and moderation (which is how I see Trump).
If Handle wins, it is a devastating blow to the Democrats, that even by trying to moderate their position, the far left has poisoned the party so
badly that it is becoming difficult to escape the blowback even wits massive funding. It is still a loss for the Republicans, because the tightness of
the race indicates the need for some moderation.
Either way, the sheer volume of cash makes this irrelevant to the 2018 elections. Neither party can finance on this level in an election year.
Ossoff win = loss for both parties, a little more severe for the Republicans.
Handle win = loss for both parties, but a devastating loss for the Democrats.
One more possibility... a blowout by either side will be a signal that the MSM is still at their old tricks. It will delegitimize any polling for
years. That would be a devastating loss for the media.
Gonna be interesting... how 'bout them Dawgs?