I'm beginning to believe that Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff can win their Senate races, despite Democrats' dismal record in Georgia runoff elections.
An alleged GOP feud is encouraging, although the conflict is unlikely to have much effect on Republican voters.
Warnock seems likable in his TV ads, while incumbent Sen. Kelly Loeffler's shrill commercials strike me as ineffective. Sen. David's Perdue's attacks on Ossoff also appear unconvincing.
But my hopes for Democratic victories have been repeatedly crushed. Michelle Nunn. Jason Carter. Stacey Abrams. A gallery of dismal Senate candidates I can't even remember.
Georgia's Democratic Party over the years has done a good impersonation of the Washington Generals, the team that always got hammered by the Globetrotters.
The national Republican Party is pouring massive resources into Georgia, to reverse Joe Biden's surprising victory in the presidential election. Meanwhile, the Democratic plans are "vague," the AJC reported.
To counter that troubling report of Democratic confusion, national media darling Abrams appears well-organized in registering new voters and generating a strong turnout in the runoff.
Loeffler's Cruella de Ville and Perdue's J.R. Ewing personas violate the old maxim that voters like someone with whom they could have a beer. They epitomize the wealthy's greed and entitlement.
But Georgia's working-class voters, like those across the country, are known for voting against their own economic and social interests.
The attacks on Warnock echo those the forces of segregation made against Martin Luther King Jr., whose Ebenezer Baptist Church Warnock now leads. King was accused of communist ties and seeking to subvert American life. Now Loeffler uses the same playbook against Warnock.
Once again, turnout will be the key. If enough suburban whites join black and other minorities in voting for Warnock and Ossoff, Democrats will gain control of the U.S. Senate.