Skip to comments.Cowboy George (Allen) hailed as the Reagan for í08
Posted on 10/15/2005 6:03:01 PM PDT by West Coast Conservative
A TOBACCO chewing, horse-riding, cowboy boot wearing politician called George could be the Republican partys choice for president in 2008. With George W Bush in political freefall, speculation is intensifying about his successor. The rising star among conservatives is George Allen, senator for Virginia and former governor of the state.
The son of a famous American football coach, Allen is a minor figure compared with prominent rivals such as Senator John McCain and Rudolph Giuliani, the former mayor of New York, but he is more politically mainstream and potentially acceptable to Republican stalwarts.
Bruce Allen, general manager of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers pro-football team, has no doubt that his elder brother can go all the way to the White House. He has always been a leader, he said. I would never underestimate what he is able to do. Hes very real and thats what makes him special.
Those close to Allens unofficial campaign place his chances of winning his partys nomination at 60-40. Although no senator has won the presidency since John F Kennedy, Allen has hands-on experience as a governor and a folksy, populist touch.
No matter how smart his suit and tie, he is never separated from his lucky cowboy boots. Nor will he ever give up his chewing tobacco and spittoon, according to an insider, although he is said to be a Virginia gentleman rather than a Texas swaggerer like Bush.
Sean Hannity, an influential right-wing radio and television host, has been boosting Allens prospects by comparing him with Ronald Reagan, a friend of Allens father, and declaring him capable of winning every state in the South against Hillary Clinton, the Democrat favourite.
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Cowboy? I thought his family was associated with the Redskins.
amen....there is hope after all
I sure hope he's the next Reagan. He's my favorite candidate for '08.
i used to think allen was someone i could support for 2008 but...didnt allen want bush to meet with cindy?
"Sen. George Allen Supports 'Hate Crimes' Bill"
if you guys want a REAL reagan/goldwater type, look at mike pence:
we need a real conservative in 2008...mike pence seems like the real deal
As long as he's not "the Bush" for 08.
There is no comparison for Reagan. Just let George Allen be George allen, if that's not good enough, so be it.
I've met George Allen a number of times, he is the "real thing." I think as time goes by he will gain more and more support.
Maybe...if he plays sidekick to Condi.
It would work for me.
Southern/Western Governors elected President in the past 50 yrs.
It's possible. I know in 1997, I had never heard of George W. Bush.
Can you imagine left-wing reaction to George Allen winning the presidency? "And we thought Bush was bad!"
Do you honestly think a pro-abortion candidate who has never held elective office has a chance?
FYI! Great article on Senator Allen!
He was mine until I learned he voted for the "hate crimes" bill. I HATE this pc sh-t
He needs much more face time on the puke networks. He would make an good C&C.
There are a few problems...he also voted for McCain's amendment on terrorists getting better treatment....
I would like to know why he did that...plus, when he says hurricanes are "easy", I wonder if Virginia has ever had the destruction that the Gulf did this summer, while he was in charge...AS GOVERNOR...which means it was MORE his job than the POTUS'.
I think you're overstating her position on abortion. If I recall her statement correctly, she said she didn't want to see it go away entirely. Even so, if she pledged to carry the Republican platform forward in spite of personal convictions, she would be a go. Hillary is no more qualified and a hell of a lot more destructive.
I think Allen may be the real deal.
I DID like the part about his having a "mean streak"....I think I would like to see some righteous anger right about now....
I'd vote for him
Yeah well, they will smear him the moment he has to compromise, just as Reagan and Bush had to if he is elected.
I was going to say, his Dad would be rolling in his grave if he saw that headline.
"He was mine until I learned he voted for the "hate crimes" bill."
Still, that's not nearly as bad as some things other candidates have done.
If Condi doesn't run I my early support goes to George Allen. I agree with what Rush said about him the other day.
A "Great-article-on-George-Allen-for-your-perusal" BUMP!
I live in VA I'm sith you brother, George as a good man but he ain't the man if you know what I mean.
Interesting article. I'd like to hear more before I judge. It's way too early and this is the first time I've noticed him.
I just don't think Rice has a chance of being the nominee; however, I think she would be perfect for the VP slot. One concern I have with Condi is the fact that she has never been married, I can see the left and the media making all sorts of insinuations about this.
This country needs it, especially after 5 years of Liberals trying to trash it, and undermine it.
George Allen is my early favorite.
You're right. He's better than McCain or Frist, that's for sure.
"Democrats are pressing Ben Affleck, the Hollywood actor, to stand against [Allen, for Senate]."
That is just very sad.
Do you think that Condi, as a single person, would have a problem against Hillay, a woman without a husband by normal standards and a strongly suspected lesbian?
Condi would crush the beast into to pavement.
Agreed. Bush was Almost a new Reagan in 2001-2003...its a wonder how someone with 88% approval can drop to 45%
Mike Pence is the one 08 potential candidate who will ALWAYS put put principle above politics and will always fight for limited government.Mike Pence will never let us down.Some of the other potential candidates have compromised with Big Government way too much.
No, he did not.
BEFORE she began her media circus he said "I would have met with her." Afterwards, he said no.
He never said Bush should meet with her.
George Allen ping.
LOL!!! What in the world have YOU been smoking?
So you think Allen is to the right of Bush??? I strongly disagree with that.
I was floating the duo of Allen and JC Watts the other day...but, there is a long time, for that.
I think that even though there is a "bias" against Senators, the fact that he was a Governor first, should help him.
His brother is GM of Tampa Bay Buccaneers...another POTUS with a brother in Florida....now we need his bro to run for Gov.!!! LOL
I read the header so quick I thought it said "Boy George".
I met him at Phyllis Schlafly's event during the Convention in NYC. He was very nice; very down to earth, and a committed to the issues he stands for.
I'll take Allen into consideration. I know little of him at this point.
So far he's not kept his campaign promises so I'll just have to wait and see before I jump on his horse.
I've seen Allen's spiel, but I like Newt's ideas, best. Pence could stand out if he leads the fight for spending cuts effectively. It is high time for that.
Bush isn't to the right of anybody on anything except Roe, tax policy, the proper role of the courts and national defense. On everything else he's a liberal.
It isn't all that hard to be to the right of Bush.