Reed is getting heat from both sides, doesn't matter if you are Republican or a Democrat.
Former Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed, unable to overcome his ties to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, conceded defeat Tuesday in Georgia's Republican race for lieutenant governor.
It was a stunning turnaround for Reed, who was making his first bid for elective office after working for years as a behind-the-scenes campaign strategist and leading the Christian Coalition and the state Republican Party. He vied with state Sen. Casey Cagle for the GOP nomination in a primary race that appeared closer than expected in recent months because of Reed's work with Abramoff, who pleaded guilty to fraud and corruption earlier this year.
In less than six months, Reed has gone from smartest guy in the room to pitiful punching bag. Never has a major candidate fallen victim to so much piling on. On his way to victim status, he has become a great but unwilling unifier. Left-wing lunatics have joined forces with right-wing nuts to make certain Reed’s political career doesn’t take wing. Democrats have grabbed Republican ballots just to vote against Reed. Reed may be the first Georgia candidate ever to stand accused of covering up prostitution on Saipan. To hear his foes tell it, that is among the least of RR’s many sins.So there you go. Go check it out for yourself.
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