But the fact that he absolutely meant it was made clear by some of the things he said on Fox News in the aftermath of the election. Note his juxtaposition of "minority voters" with "our people." [You can watch the clip here.]
COLMES: Why do you think you’ve been unable…[to] close the deal with the people of Georgia in terms of what happened on Election Day?
No comment necessary. Except maybe to Georgia voters: vote.
CHAMBLISS: Well, listen, we have, for the first time in the history the our state, a 30-day advanced vote period, and let’s give the Obama people credit. They did a good job of getting out their vote early.
There was a high percentage of minority vote, and I am tickled to death that as many Georgians as did examined their right to vote. That’s what make our election process the envy of the whole free world, but we weren’t able to get enough of our folks out on Election Day.