Does Time Heal All Wounds in Elections? Chip Lake Weighs In


Do you think you'll be different? If George was like Virginia that held an off year off presidential governor's race, I know Virginia, New Jersey, always hold that race right after a presidential that next year and it's always looked as a bellwether for that in Georgia. If we had done that, it would have been a year out less than 8 months from do you think the message would have been I mean, it would have been different or do you think it possibly but still be the same? You know, it's always hard to tell. I mean, you know, there's an old adage that time heals all wounds. I don't know that I buy that old adage. Time heals a lot of wounds, but it doesn't heal all wounds. And so yeah, look, what our state went through with as close as the presidential election was. And then with the two Senate runoffs that we had where we lost both of them, that was a lot for our state to go through. And so, you know, I do think we're in a better position today than we were in, let's say, 2021. And so, you know, I guess from a macro level, my answer to that question would be, yeah, I think we're, I think we will be in a better position in November of 2022 than we were in November of 2021. That isn't always the case, right? Because, you know, there are so many variables that go into why people vote. There are so many variables that go into the intensity of what the base has. And one of the reasons that I think Republicans in spite of having a. Very nasty race for governor between David perdue and Brian camp, one of the reasons I've always thought, even sent from the day that David got in that I've always thought that we could beat Stacey Abrams is because I think the environment in 2022 for Republicans, it might be, it could possibly be the best midterm environment that we've seen in our lifetimes.

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