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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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.
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