Monday, December 31, 2007

Sam Nunn and why I don't get politics

Jim Galloway at The AJC sat down recently with former Sen. Sam Nunn (who is from Perry, by the way). Nunn is partnering with other "middle of the road political figures" to try and bridge the considerable gap between political parties in this country and force candidates to address the issues, instead of pandering to the extreme left or right.

But what blows me away is that Hamilton Jordan, whom Galloway says is a political strategist and former chief of staff to President Jimmy Carter, while complimentary of Sen. Nunn, also says he is "really sticking his neck out here."

And the headline the paper gave this story is one of the saddest I've ever seen in politics: Nunn's unity bid a gamble.

Folks, if attempting to bring people together to debate real issues is a gamble, we have taken a serious wrong turn in this country.

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