Maybe it's just me, but ...

Matt Ramsey's computer phone message is more vague than his letter and his web site on the issues.

I don't get it. Does Ramsey's camp really believe people will fall in line and vote for him with such a non-responsive message?

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Submitted by Hoosier Fan on Sun, 12/09/2007 - 5:44pm.

Ramsey's message may be vague, but for the majority of registered voters, he's been the only visible candidate in the race. Other than a few yard signs I've seen for Heidi, Ramsey's three opponents are invisible outside this website.

I believe Ramsey's donor list says FAR more about him and his real intentions than any of his jumbo yard signs, websites, or phone messages. Unfortunately, his visibility could make his election inevitable.

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Submitted by Spear Road Guy on Sun, 12/09/2007 - 6:57pm.

At the end of the day, everyone is scratching their heads saying who is Matt Ramsey and what had he ever done to benefit Peachtree City?

Steve Brown has obvious name recognition and most know his heart is with the people and not the developer crowd.

I do agree that Matt Ramsey's campaign contributors do more to hurt him than help him. No one's going to believe Bob Lenox, Fred Brown and Doug Warner have had a change of heart and are doing the Lord's work now.

Vote Republican

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Submitted by cogitoergofay on Mon, 12/10/2007 - 10:33am.

Some have suggested that no yard signs or automated calls weakens a candidate's chances in this election. Fayetteville and Fayette voters may have a somewhat different view but in PTC it doesn't look like that the yard signs, auto calls or slick mailers matter all that much. Look at Mike Harmon and Mike King. Each of them was supported by the Logsdon developer crowd, each had visibility, yard signs, etc. and each of them lost resoundingly to newcomers Don Haddix and Doug Sturbaum.

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Submitted by Hoosier Fan on Sun, 12/09/2007 - 9:47pm.

At the end of the day, when uninformed voters step up to the voting booth, name recognition may determine who will win this election. Ramsey has used his money well in that regard.

While I support Steve Brown, his name recognition is a mixed blessing. As I talk to local voters about this race, most don't know his heart, they just know that he is the "controversial former mayor of Peachtree City".

Steve Brown better get his posterior in gear if he wants to win this thing.

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Submitted by mapleleaf on Mon, 12/10/2007 - 3:24pm.

People show up at the polls, intending to vote for the president or governor. Then they see all these other names out there, after which voting, for many of them, now becomes a name recognition test greatly influenced by all the yard signs, billboards, advertisements, car banners, etc.

In this election, there’s only one selection to be made. Yard signs and other advertising are unlikely to draw uninformed people to the polls, as they have too much else to do. Only motivated, knowledgeable people are likely to show up. From that standpoint, we’re likely to get a good election.

The only problem is that we may have to repeat it in January, unless one of the four candidates can pull 50% of the votes cast the first time around.

Submitted by Doug on Mon, 12/10/2007 - 6:37am.

Isn't it really the case the people who were caught with their pants down in the middle of ripping the taxpayers off while Steve Brown was mayor will almost never support him anyway?

Do you ever expect the Matt Ramsey supporters who were involved in the tennis center and police station disasters to support Steve Brown?

I've got friends who live in Tyrone, Fayetteville and Woolsey who know Steve Brown has always defended the local citizens against the developer darkside. The huge Matt Ramsey campaign signs in vacant lots and all of Dar Thompson's gyms really don't impress me. The big signs never worked for Dar Thompson.

Do people in Peachtree City really appreciate the blight of these campaign billboards? I doubt it.

Submitted by Nitpickers on Sun, 12/09/2007 - 6:39am.

I like apple pie and Motherhood, myself.
I think we should provide all the money the police and fire departments need.
I think everyone working for the town needs a 35% raise and a full pension at 50.
I also think we should reduce taxes on property, and sales tax.
I am against "big boxes" on the library lawn. I think the Avenue is too large and needs to have the stores pulled closer together if that is possible. Anybody thought of putting a roof over it?
I am for and against TDK road to Coweta. For paying for it but against using it.
I think the Amphitheater should bring in some cloggers and square dancers. We should also have 3-4 amateur nights and send the winner on to idols.
Would it be possible to have a car auction on the Tennis Center Courts? Might make some money that way!
Could we combine 8-10 of the local banks right now so as not to have to do it one at a time later?
Now that we have a truck transfer station and a rail yard near the I-85 and GA 74 interchange, why can't we put another Atlanta airport there also? Might as well make it totally impossible to get through there!
I am also for peace and quiet, leaving corporations alone, letting banks be banks, and of course, "family values and Motherhood.

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Submitted by pentapenguin on Mon, 12/10/2007 - 12:20am.

take your medicine that Dr. Denise prescribed for you. That post was even more disjointed than usual!

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