We’ve seen a whole lot of Republicans in disarray as primary season for the 2022 midterms heats up, as the worst the GOP has to offer are all vying for a golden ticket in the form of a Donald Trump endorsement. These are really just indicative of who is most capable of sucking up to the former guy at any given moment and not much else. He’s been more than happy to withdraw endorsements from candidates who he no longer favors. Right now, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is facing Trump’s wrath for failing to steal the 2020 election in favor of his own party, and facing a primary challenge against former Sen. David Perdue – another infamous loser from 2020.
Perdue, however, has very little momentum for now and likely won’t be the state’s next governor. Despite being supported by the former guy (previously known for endorsing winners by waiting until late in the primary and picking the one with strongest support), Perdue’s poll numbers are almost half what Kemp is polling at – suggesting a fairly divided primary for the GOP that could make winning the general election difficult.
If Perdue loses, it’s reasonable to say that a number of Republicans will likely be less afraid of the former guy in their campaigning and do what they can to distance themselves from him – something that could even get worse depending on what happens with the Manhattan DA and the DOJ.
This doesn’t mean that Stacey Abrams is guaranteed in November – but it’s a solid reason for us to put in as much work as we can in terms of turnout and driving up voter registration so we can win what is a very winnable race.
James Sullivan is the assistant editor of Brain World Magazine and an advocate of science-based policy making