Harry Truman once said, “Given the choice between a Republican and someone who acts like a Republican, people will vote for the real Republican all the time.”

That perfectly describes what has happened to Democrats in Georgia and throughout the South for the past ten years. The thinking goes like this:

If I take Republican positions on key issues, then I will be more likely to get support from Republicans, or their opposition to me will be less intense.

That type of thinking has been an electoral disaster for three reasons. 

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