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A fresh face on the GOP bench?
The American Thinker Blog ^ | August 29, 2009 | Thomas Lifson

Posted on 08/29/2009 5:09:36 PM PDT by Scanian

The palpable hunger for new leadership in the GOP makes most interesting the 2010 Senate run in Louisiana reportedly being mulled by Hurricane Katrina hero General Russell L. Honoré, for the seat currently held by David Vitter, seriously damaged by his name turning up in the client list of a prostitution ring in Washington DC, in 2007.

One primary opponent announced yesterday, US Rep. Charlie Melancon. Shortly afterward, this intriguing post appeared in

The Louisiana Weekly and have learned that the hero of Hurricane recovery, General Russell Honore is seriously considering entering the Republican Primary for the U.S. Senate seat against incumbent David Vitter. Honore, a Republican since the Reagan Administration and a registered Louisiana voter from his Zachary home, has spoken to friends and supporters in the last two weeks signaling that he is, according to one, "more than 50% sure that he will run."

The item continues: very senior Louisiana Republican predicted that if Honore runs, "He wins." As that GOP party elder further explained to the and Bayoubuzz on the promise of confidentiality, "All he has to say is 'Stuck on Stupid', and Vitter is toast."

AT correspondent Elizabeth Weber Levy writes from Louisiana:

Some LA Republicans find the possibility of Honoré's candidacy worrisome -- he's an unknown, save for his stellar military credentials and his skill during Katrina. Others, however, are throwing confetti.

There are many obstacles to overcome if Gen. Honoré is to end up in the United States Senate two years before the next presidential election. Still, it could happen.

Let's see: an impressive new African-American figure appears in the United States Senate and takes advantage of a rising mood of public discontent to ride a wave of support to a presidential nomination and victory. Not exactly unprecedented, though at this point a long shot. But for those of us watching the bench, this is interesting news. Obama has got to be worried about losing the race card to a black opponent, one whose long track record of leadership contrasts so sharply with his own meager experience. Gen. Honoré is both a fresh face and yet an experienced hand thanks to his military service.

TOPICS: Military/Veterans; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: 2010; honore; katrina; louisiana; senate; stuckonstupid; vitter
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Some LA Republicans find the possibility of Honoré’s candidacy worrisome

You mean RINOs

21 posted on 08/29/2009 10:07:30 PM PDT by ak267
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan; Clintonfatigued; Impy; Clemenza; darkangel82; BillyBoy

That portrait of Gen. Honoré reminds me of a Creole version of Sheriff Buford T. Justice...

22 posted on 08/30/2009 3:45:54 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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totally agree! No! and it’s not b/c of his gayness either.

23 posted on 08/30/2009 5:18:56 AM PDT by merry10
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