COMMENTARY | In Georgia, apart from a spirited sheriff race, the candidate elections were fairly dull. Former Gov. Mitt Romney won easily. There was no Senate or Governor race. Only one Congressional race was strongly contested. Many state legislator seats were blow outs or had incumbents run unopposed; much of the fireworks occurred in the primary races.
The big race in Georgia was over Charter Schools, generating lots of signs. Supporters believe this will create a wave of charter schools and choice. Opponents are concerned that it will gut existing public schools, and take away power from local school boards and give it to state bureaucrats.
It was similar to the pro-charter school movie "Won't Back Down." The film flopped nationwide and was in the second-run theaters locally within a month, but the subject of charter schools got a lot of buzz before the election.
John A. Tures is an associate professor of political science at LaGrange College in LaGrange, Ga.