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To: Stone Mountain
Why doesn't the White House want her to run?

Because she's definitely a weaker candidate than Mel Martinez. Because she has poor approval ratings. Because polls show her losing to Betty Castor in the general election. Because her candidacy will take the focus off the Bush campaign agenda and make it impossible for Florida voters to get any Bush message besides "Katherine Harris selected Bush president." Hello, we moved on a long time ago, why give the Democrats and the press a chance to obscure the GOP message?

138 posted on 01/08/2004 11:49:56 AM PST by JohnnyZ (Abolish the food tax)
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To: JohnnyZ
Because she's definitely a weaker candidate than Mel Martinez. Because she has poor approval ratings. Because polls show her losing to Betty Castor in the general election.

Can you provide a link to those polls. I ask because KH told me that she was told she would help BUSH if Castor won.

145 posted on 01/08/2004 12:02:03 PM PST by JulieRNR21 (One good term deserves another! Take W-04....Across America!)
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To: JohnnyZ; Poohbah; section9
Again, though, which candidate will have the best activist base to counter what Dean will bring to bear in Florida?

Castor will arguably BENEFIT from having Dean's activists working for her. They'll be using that, I think, despite the failure in 2002 to make it stick to Jeb.

There is already a push to "re-defeat" Bush by a Democrats.com bigwig. So we're already dealing with angry "aggressive progressives" who will be focused on beating Bush and excited about Howard Dean.

Katherine Harris has the ability to counter that, IMO, which could be a plus.
148 posted on 01/08/2004 12:10:21 PM PST by hchutch (Why did the Nazgul run from Arwen's flash flood? All they managed to do was to end up dying tired.)
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