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McKinney challenger

This guy says he’s going to challenge Cynthia McKinney. He’s a neo-Calvinist evangelical, attending one of what I regard as the "hippie" churches in my denomination. (As an old fart, I simply can’t rock and roll on Sunday mornings.)

I have no doubt but that he will run an interesting and high-minded campaign, if he succeeds in getting on the ballot. I hope he knows what he’s in for, if McKinney perceives him as a threat.

Update: I spoke with Will Hinton today. His head is screwed on straight, and he isn’t afraid of any of the attacks that McKinney is likely to mount, should he enter the race.

My own view is that the best and perhaps only possible chance to beat her is in the Democratic primary. Unfortunately for Hinton, his political past is almost exclusively Republican.

On the other hand, lots of people across the political spectrum would love to see McKinney go (among them colleagues of mine at Oglethorpe who are quite firmly on the left). A plausible challenger wouldn’t be wanting for contributions (locally and nationally) and volunteer support. Hinton himself notes rumors of a possible high-profile entrant. If so, it will have to happen soon, since the filing deadline is looming. I’ll keep you posted.

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