Thursday, April 20, 2017
It Takes More than Jon Ossoff, a Millennial With a "I'm Not trump" Campaign to Win Georgia 6
So, Jon Ossoff, the Democratic carpetbagger in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, did not win out Democrats were salivating! The mainstream media was cheering him on. $8.3 million poured into his campaign from out of state, 95% from outside Georgia. Hollywood was backing him. Jon Ossoff, the 30 year old, telegenic Democrat was touted to be the first Democrat to win the Congressional seat in 4 decades. Newt Gingrich held the seat. Senator Johnny Isakson held it. Secretary Tom Price recently vacated it to become Secretary of Health and Human Services. The media was hyping an Ossoff victory as a rejection of the Trump Administration. President Trump had barely carried the district by 2% while Congressman Tom Price won reelection by 23%. The media focused last week on the Kansas special election for the House. The Republican candidate won that election. The media thereupon dropped coverage of that race, as if it never happened, and moved to Georgia. The problem for the Democrats and media is that their only message is the failed Hillary Clinton campaign theme: “I’m not Trump.” His media campaign was “Make Trump Furious.” They lack a positive message, just as they did in 2010, 2014, and 2016. The Republicans control 33 governorships, 32 state legislatures, and both houses of Congress. Democrats need a message to overcome the Republicans. They threw a 30-year novice into the breach. They mounted a strong ground campaign. They brought in Hollywood: Samuel L. Jackson, Chelsea Handler, Debra Messing, George Takei, Alyssa Milano. The election was heralded as a referendum on Trump. The Democrats and mainstream media were ready to celebrate the early demise of the Trump Administration DOA on Day 87. Ossoff failed. He won 48.1% of the vote. Republican Secretary of State Karen Handel, received less than 20%. Georgia though is one of the states which require the winner to receive 50% plus one vote. Else there will be a runoff between the top two finishers. Ossoff received 92,370 votes, but the 11 Republicans in the race garnered 97,937 votes. He’s gearing up for the June runoff, but he’s toast. The Democrats propped up a young Millennial with a fresh face to reflect a new face for the Party. He carried the same old “I’m not Trump” message. He’s had his 15 minutes of fame. He couldn’t even vote for himself since he lives outside District 6. CNN’s Alisyn Camerota specifically asked him on election day: “Is it true you cannot vote for yourself?” He sounded like a politician, not a fresh face in his answer: “I grew up in this district. I grew up in this community. No one knew there was going to be an election. I have been living with my Alicia my girlfriend of twelve years down by Emory University where she is a full time medical student. As soon as she concludes her medical training I will be back in the district where I grew up., but I want to support her and her career and do right by her.” Alisyn repeated the question, essentially asking for a direct Yes or No. He again responded: “I am a mile and a half down the street to support Alicia while she completes medical school. It’s something I’ve have been very transparent about. I am proud to be supporting her career. As soon as she finishes her medical career, I will be ten minutes back up the road where I grew up.” In other words, he’s just another political opportunist And a carpet bagger.