Today, Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss won the runoff Senatorial election in Georgia. By a overwhelming margin, a conservative beat out a liberal and prevented a super Democrat majority in the Senate. It's good news. Now we have to wait to see what happens to the recount in Minnesota.
But most important, we need to see who supported each candidate during the Georgia Senatorial runoff. I am talking about the roles played by President-elect Obama and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
While Obama chose not to campaign for the Democratic challenger, he cut a one-minute radio ad for Martin, and more than 100 Obama field organizers assisted with get-out-the-vote efforts. Martin, meanwhile, has done everything possible to connect himself to the president-elect. That is very important to note. It just shows that the people of Georgia spoke up to denounce Obama and those he supports. Martins loss can be seen that Obama does not have the clout to get the super Democrat majority he desperately needs to get this agenda pass. This opening will allow the GOP to filibuster many idiotic bills that the Democrats will try to sneak to the floor of the Senate.
Palin, the unsuccessful GOP vice presidential nominee, made her pitch and supported Chambliss Senatorial campaign. The enthusiasm is enormous and the votes show it. By making a handful of well-attended appearances with Chambliss on the eve of the runoff, she reminded other aspiring Republican politicians of her ability to excite the base.
Palin also managed to score a lot political points that could prove helpful in 2012. This proves, once again, that her status as a political superstar will be critical in her ambition for the Presidency of the United States. I can't wait and watch Palin take on Obama in 2012.