It must be tough to be part of Stacey Abrams’ campaign. For starters, the governor candidate has bought into every bit of the fawning press the mainstream media has generated for her. Secondly, she seems completely blind to the political realities that not everybody loves her like the left does — especially in Georgia.
Last but not least, she continues to put herself in a position that makes it too easy for Gov. Brian Kemp and his team to not just attack her, but also to make fun of her. This weekend is a prime example of why Stacey Abrams has become such an embarrassing candidate.
On Saturday, Abrams went to Athens, Ga., to hold a campaign rally and speak to people downtown. On Saturdays in the fall, Athens can be a hopping town, with tailgating all over the place. The weekend before last, Kemp and other GOP candidates tailgated and hobnobbed with faithful Georgia Bulldogs fans.
This year, with the Georgia Bulldogs at the top of the polls and looking unstoppable, Athens is the center of the college football universe, at least when the Bulldogs are playing at home. On Saturday, the Dawgs were in Columbia, S.C., to take on the University of South Carolina.
But if you’re looking to reach voters who may not have made up their minds who to vote for, rather than just preaching to the faithful, it seems like you’d be better off showing up when the team and its faithful are at home, rather than away.
As Erick Erickson puts it, “You just don’t do that. And yet she did, without much of a crowd.”
And notice she’s wearing blue. Sure, that’s the official color of leftism, but you’d think she would show up in a college town wearing the school’s red and black. After all, she pretends to be a UGA fan.