Skip to comments.More debates sought in Nevada governor race (by conservative Bob Beers)
Posted on 02/24/2006 5:07:43 PM PST by Clintonfatigued
Republican state Senator Bob Beers, running for governor, has renewed his challenge to the front-running GOP candidate, Congressman Jim Gibbons, to join in debates in all 17 Nevada counties.
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Bob Beers would make a great Governor, much better than RINO Jim Gibbons.
Yes, and alas that is why he will lose. NV people don't want a "great" governor: they just want business as usual as do their counterparts in the other states too. Otherwise, how could Harry Reid still be their long-term senator?
I once lived in Nevada. It's one of the most apolitical states, because there are so many newcomers and virtually no one has any roots there. So it's hard to get the populace's attention.
But who knows? Perhaps Beers can ignite a grass-roots following.
Umm, your being rediculous. Gibbons has a 91 from the ACU.
He's no RINO.
Vote fraud? (he won his '98 race by 428 votes)
Good luck in Nevada! :)
Gibbons is a RINO, and it has almost nothing to do with his ACU rating. He put his personal career ahead of the state, the party, and the country. He was the one and only candidate in the state of Nevada who could defeat Harry Reid, and he absolutely refused to run against "his buddy." It would've meant one less rodent in the Senate to contend with, taking out the leadership in one fell swoop (along with Daschle in SD). Sorry, but Gibbons doesn't deserve the office of dogcatcher. No rewards for spineless Weldite/Janklow RINOs.
BOB BEERS FOR GOVERNOR !
I know what would be a good campaign slogan:
"This Beer's For You"
Typical arrogant, know-it-all, self-defeating stupidity.
But I wouldn't expect anything else from you.
Bob Beers is clearly better-qualified to be Governor. He's a CPA who designed a new accounting software program. By contrast, Jim Gibbons is a lawyer & career politician. There are far too many of those in public office.
Umm, you are wrong on a whole series of issues.
For one, why does being a CPA and designing accounting softwear make one - 'more qualified' to be Governor?
Second, Gibbons has been a lot more then just a politician and a lawyer. He has an extensive, distinquished military career, has worked as an airline pilot, as well as a geologist, of all things.
He served two terms in the Navada State Legislature in the late 80's/early 90's, and has served since 1996 in Congress. A decent amount of time in public service? Sure. A career politician? Not by any reasonable standard.
A fellow Freeper very recenetly brought this to my attention: Lana Reid Barringer, the daughter of Harry Reid, contributed to Jim Gibbons' 2004 reelection campaign. More recently, she contributed money to elect Dawn Gibbons to Congress. They are the only Republicans she has contributed to.
Here is an link: http://www.newsmeat.com/fec/bystate_detail.php?st=&zip=22101&last=BARRINGER&first=LANA
In a previous post, you indicated that you're not an admirer of Harry Reid. This casts a pall over Gibbons conservative credentials. I think you should give Bob Beers a chance.
So you believe in rewarding those cheap RINO cretins that aid Democrats, right ? Just making sure we're all clear on that.
I'd rather look at the depth and bredth of someone's experience and qualifications then silly innuendos.
I always find that there is a tendency among certain conservatives to push good folks to run for office, and then, once they actually get elected and become politicans, and :gasp: actually do political things, they turn on you. You'd think 'OK, well, they want people who have been successful in private business'. But then, no, not so much that either, at least if you consider how Pete Coors was treated by some among the base. Darryl Issa is another one that demonstrates this same problem.
Anyhow, it leads them to support the underdog candidate for flimsy and/or non-existent reasons, because there is some sense that somehow they'll take the politics out of politics.
Well, they won't, and they don't, and usually, they just screw up if they try, and screw up not only for themselves, but for their party. It seems to me you are making the 'underdog' mistake.
I'd give Beers a chance if he A. Had a chance in hell of winning, and/or B. Had better experience and/or qualifications.
He has neither. I'll pass.
How about: "Beers for Nevada." Either one would work.
For the Nevadans on my list!
I thought this was New York.
No more taxes!!!
Now, if we could just do something about that darned Senator Reid.
Everyone's entitled to their opinions, so we'll have to agree to disagree. That's politics.
What a tired bunch of bravo sierra. I didn't know there was a Governor experience meter out there. But you of all people obviously know the best. We'll leave it to your discerning taste in Gubenatorial selections to pick our next Governor.
I don't see any reason to elect a man that was passed up by his fellow party members in Congress. That, and I mean that, is the only reason he's running for Governor. If he doesn't get passed by in Congress, then he stays in D.C.
Nope. It's Beers for Nevada.
We're working on Reid. It's hard to overcome the liberal Clark County. That's where he wins. He loses in the rest of the state, but because of Clark County, it makes it difficult to get rid of these libs.
Yeah, you've got some union problems in Vegas, but you also have a lot of Californicators that are moving there and trying to turn it into California.
In short, liberals moving to Vegas to escape California taxes and then turn it into a socialist mecca.
I met John Ensign and Bob Beers when I lived in LV. They are both good men.
Sounds like New England.
Vermont and Maine used to lovely states, with bedrock American values.
Then Flatlander dweebs from the wastelands, Brooklyn, Taxachusetts, and Rhode Island started showing up.
They're in the process of dismantling the Granite state as well.
I never understood the logic behind fleeing tax and regulatory hell-holes, only to recreate the same circumstances in your new home.
I was at a McDonald's across the river from Harrisburg, PA and some young lady manning the counter mentioned she was from Nevada. I talked a bit about Las Vegas and she gave me a stern look and said, "Clark County AIN'T Nevada !" That was back in '91.
She's right. Clark County is its own entity within Nevada. It's a whole other state when leave it.
Thank you, ss.
I understand that those ACU ratings are rigged. The lawmakers are given notice as to what will be "scored" and they vote favorably on those matters. Otherwise, they are free to cavort with the moderates and liberals as they choose.
I imagine some of the Californians who have moved into Nevada are good Republicans who can't stand what our state has become. They should be welcomed.
Dawn Gibbons seems to be running on a country-club, inoffensive platform that ignores the red meat.
Any chance for a real conservative to win that congressional primary?
Jim Gibbons should be an improvement on Kenny Guinn,
but I agree that he seemed to show a lack of leadership when he wouldn't take on "Searchlight Values" Reid. He could have beaten him.
Assemblywoman Staron Angle is the conservative in the race.
Any chance she can win?
Yes, there is. She's competitive with both Dawn Gibbons and Secretary of State Dean Heller (who is the best-funded).
Sharon Angle is endorsed by the Club for Growth, hence she must be a great candidate.
She has a chance, then.
Who does Heller take votes from?
I know that tourists have a major effect on Nevada politics, but can they vote? And is that akin to putting your cards on the table?
Yes, you are welcome to Nevada, Utah, or any other state that you go to while fleeing California...just so long as you don't turn any of them into California lite. In Utah at least, Califnornians seem to be bent on turning this place into the next socialist mecca. Obviously, Cali didn't work and is broke, so don't try to turn the rest of the country into Cali. I may live in Utah and be originally from Nevada, but I have no intention of turning Utah into Nevada lite, although sometimes it is fun to laugh at how Utahans continually fund Nevada schools by thier stubborn refusal to do a state lottery or have casinos, among other things.
Yes, we welcome all California righties that are trying to escape socialism. That one is in the bag.
Those that I spoke of were liberals that were leaving their disastrous policies and applying them to Nevada. They don't work, but these people don't seem to understand that.
Get them to think about why they left California.
First of all, Dean Heller takes votes from Carson City, where he once served in the legislature. Dawn Gibbons has a base in Reno. Sharon Angle is a rural-based candidate.
Also, Dean Heller is the party establishment candidate, particularly establishment types who are hostile towards Jim Gibbons. Ideologically, he's slightly more conservative than Dawn Gibbons but considerably less so than Angle.
Sounds like an interesting race. But if it's three-way, it's possible that even a rural candidate could squeak through if the RINO vote is split. Of course, Angle would need to corral all the conservatives. It won't be easy, since some will undoubtedly just transfer their votes from one Gibbons to another, stupidly assuming that they must have the same views.
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