Skip to comments.2008 George, George Allen!
Posted on 11/05/2004 11:25:12 AM PST by maineman
George Allen on Abortion # Voted YES on criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime. (Mar 2004) # Voted YES on banning partial birth abortions except for maternal life. (Mar 2003) # Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
George Allen on Budget & Economy Authored Balanced Budget Amendment plus lower taxes. (Apr 2000)
George Allen on Civil Rights # Support VA beliefs & pass flag-burning ban amendment. (Apr 2000) # Voted NO on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002) # Voted YES on loosening restrictions on cell phone wiretapping. (Oct 2001) # Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001) # Rated 20% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
George Allen on Corporations # Voted YES on restricting rules on personal bankruptcy. (Jul 2001) # Rated 100% by the US COC, indicating a pro-business voting record. (Dec 2003)
George Allen on Crime # Abolished parole; instituted Three Strikes laws. (Sep 2000) # Try juvenile felons as adults. (Sep 2000)
George Allen on Drugs Tougher sentencing for drug crimes. (Sep 2000)
George Allen on Education # Testing has brought accountability. (Sep 2000) # Voted NO on funding smaller classes instead of private tutors. (May 2001) # Voted NO on funding student testing instead of private tutors. (May 2001) # Voted NO on spending $448B of tax cut on education & debt reduction. (Apr 2001) # Rated 27% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
George Allen on Energy & Oil # Roll back federal gas tax to lower gas price. (Apr 2000) # Voted YES on Bush Administration Energy Policy. (Jul 2003) # Voted NO on targeting 100,000 hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2010. (Jun 2003) # Voted NO on removing consideration of drilling ANWR from budget bill. (Mar 2003) # Voted YES on drilling ANWR on national security grounds. (Apr 2002) # Voted YES on terminating CAFE standards within 15 months. (Mar 2002)
George Allen on Environment # Voted YES on confirming Gale Norton as Secretary of Interior. (Jan 2001) # Rated 0% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
George Allen on Families & Children Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-family voting record. (Dec 2003)
George Allen on Foreign Policy Voted YES on enlarging NATO to include Eastern Europe. (May 2002)
George Allen on Free Trade # Voted YES on establishing a free trade agreement between US & Singapore. (Jul 2003) # Voted YES on establishing a free trade agreement between the US and Chile. (Jul 2003) # Voted YES on extending free trade to Andean nations. (May 2002) # Voted YES on granting normal trade relations status to Vietnam. (Oct 2001) # Voted YES on removing common goods from national security export rules. (Sep 2001) # Rated 67% by CATO, indicating a pro-free trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
George Allen on Government Reform # oted NO on banning "soft money" contributions and restricting issue ads. (Mar 2002) # Voted YES on require photo ID (not just signature) for voter registration. (Feb 2002) # Voted NO on banning campaign donations from unions and corporations. (Apr 2001)
George Allen on Gun Control Voted NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence. (Mar 2004)
George Allen on Health Care # Voted YES on $40 billion per year for limited Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Jun 2003) # Voted YES on allowing importation of Rx drugs from Canada. (Jul 2002) # Voted NO on allowing patients to sue HMOs & collect punitive damages. (Jun 2001) # Voted YES on funding GOP version of Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Apr 2001) # Rated 0% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
George Allen on Homeland Security # Build SDI; pay soldiers more. (Sep 2000) # Small business in developing homeland security technologies. (Jul 2002) # Rated 0% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
George Allen on Jobs # Voted YES on repealing Clinton's ergonomic rules on repetitive stress. (Mar 2001) # Rated 0% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-labor voting record. (Dec 2003)
George Allen on Principles & Values Calls himself Common sense conservative populist. (Apr 2000)
George Allen on Tax Reform # End death tax & marriage penalty; more deductions. (Apr 2000) # Voted YES on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years. (May 2003) # Voted YES on cutting taxes by $1.35 trillion over 11 years. (May 2001) # Voted NO on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates. (May 2001) # Voted NO on increasing tax deductions for college tuition. (May 2001) # Rated 76% by NTU, indicating a "Taxpayer's Friend" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
George Allen on Technology # Voted NO on disallowing FCC approval of larger media conglomerates. (Sep 2003) # Fund nanotechnology research & development. (Dec 2003)
George Allen on War & Peace # Voted YES on $86.5 billion for military operations in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Oct 2003) # Voted YES on authorizing use of military force against Iraq. (Oct 2002) # Condemns anti-Muslim bigotry in name of anti-terrorism. (Oct 2001)
George Allen on Welfare & Poverty * Minor mothers must live at home & identify fathers. (Sep 2000) * Tax credits to promite home ownership in distressed areas. (Apr 2003)
Give it a rest.
Sorry - Senators don't win elections. Need to nominate a governor. How about Bill Owens of Colorado??
PS - Allen is a good guy.
Did he serve as gov of VA too? (executive experience)
If so, I am in
Yeah, but he went to UVa. Unacceptable to this Hokie. :)
But he was a governor.
I had the pleasure of visiting with his Dad back in the early 80's. He was great! The story of the Allen Family is a true American Story.
I really hope he runs (son), I would support him 110%.
Yes he was Gov. Of Va.
Governors in VA are limited to 1 term.
I like Owens too. Why did Repubs lose control of the CO legislature though? That was a surprise. I wonder if Owens's popularity is down.
wow one term limit. should be two.
I am in pro life, effective exec, high energy.
I'm just going to sit back and enjoy 2004 for awhile, but thanks anyway.
That was his dad. By the way, that's my Senator and was also my former Governor. He is a good guy.
I think as Gov. he repealed the excise tax for vehicle purchases, am I right?
Former Governor, current Senator Allen works for me. Although I'd also be happy with Owens or Pawlenty.
YES YES YES -- George Allen is top notch. When he was Governor of Virginia, he did an outstanding job. He's got a fantastic record in the Senate. AND, this year, George Allen engineered the 55-45 majority as Chairman of the GOP's Senate election committee...
(I know, I know, give it a rest... just enjoy '04) But, given that we don't change the Constitution to allow GWB to serve as President for the rest of his life, George Allen is the right man for America in 2008!
Sorry folks - didn't know he was a governor at one time. Even though that's true, he'll have a Senate record to run against (even though it's stellar). I'm sure that there are votes that he had to compromise on that the liberals will be able to exploit.
ALSO - Ken Blackwell for Governor of Ohio. The Country Republicans in Ohio (including Governor Taft) hate him because he's a true conservative and ripped them all a new a-hole about the state tax increases. He was (or is) President of the National Taxpayers Union. Solid guy.
He's a good man, but as we all know it's tough for a sitting Senator to be elected to the Presidency. If he intends to make a serious run at the top job, he should consider not running for re-election to the Senate in 2006, and beginning intense preparations for the 2008 election at that time.
Bill Frist is doing just that, and I think Hillary will do the same rather than risking a loss to Rudy.
Technically, they can serve two terms, but not consecutively.
Last Governor to do that was Mills Godwin who served once as a Democrat and ran again and served as a Republican. (late 60s, mid 70s)
Well the curse of the 'Bambino' is gone. Redskin loss on Sunday is gone. Let us make Allen our President. Great Record to run on. Will win all Red States and perhaps a couple Blue.
Hardly. He's just genuine.
Don't forget the RATS call Dubya simple and stupid.
No thanks. He ran on a platform in favor of renewing the AW ban. He isn't much of a friend to gun owners. I asked him to reconsider his stance at Sterlingfest just before his election... he totally blew me and other gun rights people off.
If he wants total gun owner support, let him sponsor a repeal of the 1986 ban first. Then I'll support him.
Um...no he didn't.
Newsflash: Bill Owens divorced his wife and got his subordinate pregnant. He will retire in disgrace, not run for higher office.
We used to call him Governor Allen ...
"I have decided, therefore, to vote against extension of the 'Assault Weapons Ban.'
A good thing, too, when the governor's name is "Mark Warner". Something of a bummer, when his name is "George Allen"
I'd rather have Senator Rick Santorum as the nominee, since he is just as conservative as Allen and comes from a more important state in the Electoral College (Pennsylvania).
Both Santorum and Allen face reelection in 2006. I'm certain that Santorum will prevail, but I'm less certain about Allen beating Mark Warner. Allen should concentrate on getting reelected, not on running for president.
Um... yes he did. He relented only when he realized that Gov. Warner is gunning for his seat and Warner is showing himself to be more pro-gun than Allen.
Allen needs to do something pro-active on the gun front. Most of us Va. gun owners see through the charade.
I was very impressed with Allen in some pre-election interviews I saw.
Mrs. Allen was a substitute teacher for a while in one of my French classes back in high school.
Very true. Senators can't win because the other side hangs them with their record. Governors are the rule of thumb. Also come with experience Sentators are lacking and the Presidency is just a step up the ladder.
I knew Owens was divorced but had not heard he was involved with another woman. That's too bad. He seemed to have a bright future.
My wife and l lived in Virginia for 3 years during his governorship. We liked him very, very much.
As a NYer, I also like Rudy very, very much.
We have a wealth of riches in our party! Good times.
Even after he went to bat fer y'all to get VaTech into the ACC?! SHEEESH...no good deed goes unpunished.
Allen will have no trouble from Warner.
He sure did. Well, he got the ball rolling. We are currently stuck at paying 25%. The current Dem Gov. put it on hold because of the projected deficit, but we ended up with a big surplus this year afterall.
It's like, all of a sudden in the past few days George Allen has been discovered!
Dittoes...but I do wonder which candidate RINO Jawn Warner would support...MUD
His dad was an ice cream lover.
The Packers broke the Redskins onus.
Well, there you go! George out to pick up Wisconsin. ;-`
No, he didn't. He consistently said during the campaign that he wouldn't vote to repeal it because it was toothless and meaningless.
If you get to know him, you'll realize that's his style. Working to get rid of a law that he thought was meaningless (even harmless) would be a waste of time to him.
Trust me on this.
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