Reed was unable to overcome his ties to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff and conceded defeat to state Sen. Casey Cagle in Tuesday's Republican primary for lieutenant governor.
An upbeat Reed told a crowd of a few dozen cheering supporters that, although his candidacy had ended, his conservative message will live on.
"Stay in the fight. Don't retreat. And our values will win in November," he said.
What values are those, Ralph? The values of politics by money? No thanks. We don't need any of your kind of values.
At the same time, Cynthia Mckinney failed to win a majority and faces a run-off election.
During her turbulent 12 years in Washington, McKinney, the first black woman elected to Congress from Georgia, has been criticized for suggesting, among other things, that the Bush administration had advance knowledge of the September 11 attacks.
The latest attention-grabber was her March scuffle with an officer who had stopped her when he didn't recognize her as she entered a House office building. A federal grand jury declined to indict the six-term congresswoman, but she had to apologize on the House floor.
I don't think we need her either. From what I read about her "incidents" she deliberately flaunts the rules and then charges racism any time anyone criticizes her. We don't need people who play the race card like that. Failing to wear your ID badge to work doesn't put you in the same class as a certain lady who refused to give up her seat on the bus.