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Mark Steyn a candidate for US Senate?
Daily Caller ^ | August 17, 2013 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 08/17/2013 9:42:51 AM PDT by Rufus2007

On his radio show on Thursday night, conservative talk show host Hugh Hewitt lobbied National Review columnist and occassional fill-in host for Rush Limbaugh to make a run for a New Hampshire U.S. Senate seat against the current incumbent, Democrat Sen. Jeanne Shaheen.

Hewitt on Friday had announced the launch of SteynforSenate.com, where one can sign a petition to encourage him to run as well as be notified how to contribute to his campaign in the event he does run.

But in his regular appearance on Thursday, Steyn expressed his disappointment in the lack of the quality of candidates considering a run for the seat, but he didn’t entirely rule it out either.

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Hard to imagine this could happen, but you never know.

It would make watching the primary/general election debates entertaining and he'd probably rake in campaign contributions.

1 posted on 08/17/2013 9:42:51 AM PDT by Rufus2007
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To: Rufus2007

Cue up the usual scab pickers who’ll say he’s not “qualified.”


2 posted on 08/17/2013 9:44:40 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Rufus2007
If a worthless,talentless airhead like Al Frankenstein can steal a Senate seat then Steyn can certainly win one fair and square.Hell,if he was a candidate I'd even travel up I-93 on election day and do one of those “same day,no proof needed” voter registration deals like so many filthy Rats from Massachusetts do.I've heard him speak...in person (a couple of months ago near Boston).And as good as he is when he fills in for Rush he's twice as good face to face.
3 posted on 08/17/2013 9:48:53 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Doesn’t Steyn have dual citizenship or something like that which could disqualify him? He often speaks about Canada as if he is not native to the U.S.

Don’t get me wrong. After clowns like Obama and Al Franken won senate seats, nobody should worry about the bar for genuine qualifications being set very high but I do believe there are age and nationality requirements and I’m not sure he makes it on nationality.


4 posted on 08/17/2013 9:50:44 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Howdy to all you government agents spying on me.)
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To: Rufus2007
Steyn is a much better comedian than Franken.

His lecturing other members of "the world's most deliberative body" would be great sport and take some of the media pressure off of Cruz and Rand.

5 posted on 08/17/2013 9:51:21 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
"Qualified??!!!"

You can apparently "qualify" for president by just blocking access to any of your records, and smoking weed and doing coke in limo's with other fags. Oh, and being a "Community Organizer," whatever the hell that's supposed to mean.

Frankly, the whole "Community Organizer" scam leaves me uniquely unimpressed. Obama, Jackson, Ayers, all have spent decades "community organizing" in Chicago, and over that same period, Chicago has gone from a vibrant, upwardly-mobile city to a murder-capital hell-hole with one of the highest crime rates in America.

These swine are just power-mad leeches, who prey upon society's most vulnerable morons to acheive their rancid agenda. Charlatans, pimps, hucksters and snake-oil clerks. Humanity's most shameful and depraved specimens.

Keep the faith. The End is coming, and these slugs have a real surprise in store.

8^)

6 posted on 08/17/2013 9:58:03 AM PDT by Gargantua ("Da amber lamps. Bring dem..." LMFFAO!!!!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Last I heard he wasn’t a US citizen...but a Brityish born Canadian. Ha he since naturalized here?

note that there may be eligibility requirements forany elective office, such as age, citizenship , and residency, There are no qualifications for any US office except getting the most votes.... whether those votes be popular or electoral....I


7 posted on 08/17/2013 9:59:46 AM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formally known as Ursus Arctos Horribili)
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To: Rufus2007

I don’t believe he’s a citizen. He lives over on the other side of the county from me. Haven’t met him yet but I know some of his neighbors well.


8 posted on 08/17/2013 10:01:41 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You can't force people to care. Sometimes I don't myself.)
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To: Gargantua

Community Organizers used to be called “Communist Agitators” before the age of politically correct speech.


9 posted on 08/17/2013 10:04:20 AM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formally known as Ursus Arctos Horribili)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Yep.......1 2 3 4 go!


10 posted on 08/17/2013 10:06:44 AM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: Rufus2007

I doubt he would want the job. Who wants to spend their days arguing with Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin, and Patty Murray?


11 posted on 08/17/2013 10:11:35 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Rufus2007

I would love to see Mark Steyn and some of the other pundits - even Rush - get into politics. They speak the Truth, they are good communicators, they are citizens whose lives are impacted by the lefties in office currently. They have great name recognition and they have honed their understanding of the issues at hand. Steyn would be terrific. Hugh Hewitt would be terrific. Dennis Prager. ETC.

Legislators do not have to be lawyers, and the certainly do not have to be life-long politicians. It is not the Founding Fathers’ vision, at all. We the People are impacted by those we elect, and dagnabbit, it is high time we had some representatives who spoke for us.


12 posted on 08/17/2013 10:11:53 AM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Qualifications for Senators:

1) they must be at least 30 years old,
2) they must have been citizens of the United States for at least the past nine years, and
3) they must be inhabitants of the states they seek to represent at the time of their election.

Each Representative must:

(1) be at least twenty-five years old;
(2) have been a citizen of the United States for the past seven years; and
(3) be (at the time of the election) an inhabitant of the state they represent.

Members are not required to live in the district they represent, but they traditionally do


13 posted on 08/17/2013 10:14:24 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: BwanaNdege

I signed... Even though I am in The California People’s Republic... We have no senators here... Just a couple of whiney leftys


14 posted on 08/17/2013 10:34:14 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Rufus2007

Yes please.


15 posted on 08/17/2013 10:39:32 AM PDT by lone star annie
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To: OrangeHoof
He often speaks about Canada as if he is not native to the U.S.

He was born in Canada.

16 posted on 08/17/2013 10:49:11 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

The subject of the President’s lack of qualification for his office is not germane here.

Steyn is a legal immigrant from a friendly nation (or once was), Canada, and his loyalty to his adopted country is quite evident and vastly exceeds that of the so-called “President” of the United States. He meets all the Constitutional requirements as far as I know.

The fact that Canada still considers him a citizen is meaningless. He renounced his loyalty to that nation when he took the oath of citizenship. While symbolic, there is no requirement to go further and make a declaration to the old country of renunciation. Tens of millions of immigrants to the United States never bothered to do that, nor should they.

I disagree with Steyn on a number of things but in general, he would be light years better then 98% of the current Senators.

Mark for Senate.


17 posted on 08/17/2013 10:55:22 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: OrangeHoof

You forgot to mention Harry Reid and another double handful of sitting senators with D behind their name.


18 posted on 08/17/2013 11:02:41 AM PDT by billhilly
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To: Regulator

Unfortunately, the point is not whether Canada considers Mark a citizen or not, it’s that the US does not consider him to be a citizen. He is a legal resident, not a US citizen.

If he were eligible, I’d be all for him running, but he isn’t.

I’m pretty sure Mark means all this as a joke.


19 posted on 08/17/2013 11:30:05 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: BwanaNdege
) they must have been citizens of the United States for at least the past nine years,

The Constitution just says that a Senator must have "been nine years a citizen of the United States," but it doesn't say that he must be a citizen when elected.

BTW, isn't the term "nine years" a little ambiguous? Is "nine" always more than eight, but less than ten?

;-)

20 posted on 08/17/2013 11:38:34 AM PDT by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: Sherman Logan

I believe you are correct. He would never run, imo. I do wish I saw more of him on TV, though. Like Fox. I can’t get Rush any more so I listen to Andrew Wilkow in that time slot.


21 posted on 08/17/2013 11:44:57 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You can't force people to care. Sometimes I don't myself.)
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To: Sherman Logan

President Obama could waive the citizenship requirement.


22 posted on 08/17/2013 12:00:19 PM PDT by buridan
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To: Rufus2007

If needed, a FReeper could throw together an acceptable Hawaii birth cert in photoshop.


23 posted on 08/17/2013 2:06:14 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant
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To: Sherman Logan

My mistake. Thought he had naturalized.

But of course, things like that don’t really matter anymore, do they?


24 posted on 08/17/2013 2:30:22 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: Regulator

People do seem to just ignore the Constitution when it seems convenient, don’t they?


25 posted on 08/17/2013 2:54:15 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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