Sunday, July 16, 2006
Taylor just can't look Cox in the eye
There's all kinds of studies about body language and what it all actually means. Don't worry. I'm not going to bore anyone with all of that. But in the 3rd and last debate in the Dem. Gubernatorial debate, once again, Cox took it to "the big guy." Repeatedly, Cox eyeballed Taylor while posing her questions to him, and her answers to his questions. Meanwhile, Taylor looks staight ahead, seemingly unable to face the woman whose record he has spent millions of dollars trying to distort with negative attack ads.
Despite his promise not to run any more negative ads just yesterday, Cox called him out for the negative, deceiving flyers being passed out by Taylor supporters this very morning. Taylor has also been accused of running false ads about Cox by 4 respected journalists (3 state and 1 national). Yet, he continued to use them weeks afterward and defended them again tonight. And do note that no one has accused Cox of running false ads. Her's passes the truth test. It seems with Mark Taylor, there's THE truth and then there's HIS truth. And now he wants to join the chorus of dissatisfied voters about negative advertising? As Cathy pointed out to him tonight, "that's just being a hypocrite." Maybe he had his fingers crossed behind his back?
As I've long suspected, Cox is the better debater. I think it's safe to say that she proven that in all 3 meetings. Even her critics on Georgia Gang have had to admit that she's very good. Part of it is style. But more importantly, there's a difference in substance. She is the one candidate that has focused on reforming state government, state ethics, education, healthcare, public safety, transportation. And she's the one candidate with an idea to make Georgia the farm-grown fuels capital of the world.
In November, I want someone who will look Sonny Perdue in the eye and ask him the tough questions. And I want someone who won't have to sweat like a whore in church because she's facing a man she's lied about. The truth will do, thank you very much. Yes, I'm sure Perdue will have some tricks up his sleave. But Cox is showing us against Taylor that she's more than ready to fight.