Olens now has a lengthening list of endorsements running the gamut from fellow commissioners to mayors, sheriffs and other state legislators. One endorsement that’s off the beaten path is that of Joe McCutchen, Jr., identified as an Ellijay talk show host. He also publishes a political newsletter mailed around the state and that could be a plus for Olens. McCutchen’s pendant for calling news shows earned him the nickname of the “Number One Call-In Man in America” at CNN, according to another Ellijay institution, Colonel Oscar Poole of barbecue fame. The two have formed the McCutchen-Poole Small Business Coalition to rally others to fix the “Mess we’re in.”
Olens also got some bragging rights from “three big straw poll wins in the last month,” per his news release. The polls were conducted at Republican events in DeKalb, Muscogee and Union counties.
The candidate from Cobb may well be ahead in this race. Case in point: can you name the other candidates in this race? Next question: does it matter?