Here Comes the Deportation Bus

A gubernatorial candidate in Georgia is trying to get some last minute buzz for his campaign.

Michael Williams, running for Governor in Georgia, has a very compelling story as a small businessman who struggled through hard times and became very successful. For reasons I cannot fathom, he decided not to run as that candidate. Instead, he decided to run as mini-Trump staging protests as local high schools, etc. It has certainly gotten him a strong core of support, but remember that Georgia's biggest counties all turned out for Rubio in the 2016 primary.

Likewise, Williams was not able to corner the market on being Trump's number one supporter. It got him Roger Stone's endorsement, but not Trump's. Other candidates in the race, including Secretary of State Brian Kemp, have been able to cut into Williams' pro-Trump turf.

So now Williams is out to up the game in the days leading up to the May 22nd primary. He has a "deportation bus" he's going to be traveling the state with. I assume his campaign thinks it will get him attention. It may. But, again, the major metro counties in Georgia went Rubio and the Trump brand even in the 6th congressional district, a highly Republican district, hurt Republican candidates in that special election. I think it was a strategic error to go full Trump, but we will find out on Tuesday.

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TomBrown
TomBrown

"I think it was a strategic error to go full Trump, but we will find out on Tuesday." I hope you're right.

Jack_Krevin
Jack_Krevin

@Floridaman: Going to be honest, whatever Trump's deficits I'm having a hard time seeing him as anything other than an opportunistic wildcard who saw his chance and took it rather than a nefarious Manchurian Candidate for the Establishment.

BenjaminD
BenjaminD

Does Georgia even have an illegal immigrant problem? I imagine the border states this might be an issue for the governor but not so much for southern states.

I'm not sure deporting people is the number 1 concern for the people of georgia. Also deportations are handled at the federal level.

Unless his democratic opponent is messaging hard on sanctuary cities I don't see the logic.

FloridaMan
FloridaMan

Going Full Metal Trump is already understood to be an election looser. Even Trump doesn't want to be Trump anymore, it's why he kicked down
the ladder he climbed on and is refusing to endorse similar firebrand populists, instead supporting the exact same squishy establishment stooges he allegedly was running against. (allegedly because anyone with eyes can tell that Trump was the Establishment Candidate sent to shut down the Conservative insurgency)

JaneKMiller
JaneKMiller

@etbass -- A Trump mini-me, no. Only the King gets to Grab Them There as it were. No other politician in the US could survive that.

But GOP pols must declare absolute allegiance to Trump or they lose. It's pretty simple.

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