My wife and I drove up to Perry, Georgia this morning to attend the Annual GOP fish-fry and straw poll to cast our ballots. According to the Georgia GOP twitter-feed, here are the results:
- #GAGOP Straw Poll: Cain 26% Paul 25.7% Perry 20% Gingrich 18% Romney 6% Bachmann 3.3% All Others 1% 24 minutes ago
A few observations: The Amphibian's presence at the event only carried him so far. The two busiest booths were Herman Cain's and Ron Paul's, as reflected by the results. While I was watching, I don't think I saw anyone go talk to the lone and forlorn young man who was working at the Romney table. Herman Cain has an awesome looking event bus and lots of enthusiastic supporters.
I like the Constitution booklet that Dr. Paul's supporters were giving away.
I observed no angry white people (except for me when I discovered all but one of the soap dispensers in the Georgia National Fairgound men's restroom were empty- state owned and operated - go figure).
There was no rioting.
There was no looting.
There was no protesting.
There were orderly lines to get the (rather mediocre) fried catfish and burnt hush-puppies.
There was no racist rhetoric (in fact, I was surprised by the numerous enthusiastic black folk there to support the event).
It was a good day to be a Georgian.