Skip to comments.Understanding Katherine Harris, why she is the good choice, why she deserves our support !
Posted on 09/06/2006 1:44:47 AM PDT by marc costanzo
To all Freepers and all Florida Voters, I issue my thoughts and feelings about this Florida Primary, a campaign of which I myself have no vote in ! ---------------------------------------------------------
Congresswoman Katherine Harris has waged a long hard run for the GOP nomination for the seat of U.S. Senator from Florida, now occupied by incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson .
As many of you on this forum know, Katherine lost her dear beloved father George Harris earliar this year . The loss of a father takes an emotional toll, even in the advanced years of one's life .
I would say to the detractor's of Harris, especially those who have claimed extreme difficulty in working around her in the last few months, , , please take into account all that has happend and all that has thrown in front of her goal for higher office, a goal she has turned down more than once for the sake of party loyalty - - a loyalty that has not been reciprocated by the RNC leadership - -
Rep Katherine Harris is human, like us all, and like all of us, she makes mistakes, we can be difficult to work with, intemperate, short with others .
For all good conservatives and all good people in Florida, let us not fall down the DemonCrat path of petty spite over past slights ~ lets us all join together to fight the good fight, win or lose - -
let us act honorably and decently,
Do not let what the Libs and Lefties have done to so many of us decent Americans corrupt us into their way of thinking and doing ~ let us prove we are the Good People, The Crats are The Bad .
what she meant to say was that we should vote for Good Christians and not hide our faith !
Why should we ?
What do we have to be ashamed of ? Afraid of ? The Boogeymen of the ADL and ACLU ?
If we let the Liberals and Lefties (whom hyprocritcally use Black Christian Leadership for political gain), bully us around, then they, the DemoCrats and their henchmen in the Media will always bully us around . .
Katherine Harris on that HARDBALL interview stated that she encourages all people of faith to participate in the Democratic Process . . .
A Right Fist in the face of THE 'CRATS ! ! !
Beyond that, why did not Jeb Bush or Tommy Franks not enter this race for U.S. Senate ?
Many in this forum have forwarded the weak and craven explantion that these two poweful and respected men are afraid of Rep Katherine Harris and her supporters .
B@ll$hit - - they could not have gotten where they are now by being so easily intimidated by opposition - - political or otherwise . . . .
Well, since Harris is the candidate I'll support her because I'd love to see a win for the Republicans.
However, excuses don't cut it in my book.
Better to just say, "I was wrong to act in such and such a manner" and then apologize.
In a "regular job" if we acted "difficult to work with, intemperate, and short with others"...we'd probably be fired.
Good Rant.. .I voted for her today and she has my 100 percent support... Personally I think that Nelson is weak and as long as the GOP gets out and votes she will most likely win. My opinion most of these negative polls are MSM induced to supress GOP turnout... I don't buy any of them who in America in their right mind would vote for a Democrat that all they spout is hate Bush but have no plan for anything... and any Republican that is a one issue (Immigration) voter needs to switch parties and see if the Dems or the Libertarines have better answers.
>>In a "regular job" if we acted "difficult to work with, intemperate, and short with others"...we'd probably be fired.
She is the boos, are you saying the employees should be able to fire their employer :-)
I meant to say, 'she is their boss'
She's not the boss. She's a politician, she's elected by the people...she works for us!
Yes, but even with 100% of all GOP voters voting for Harris, does that guarantee she will win ?
Also, some in the Media have speculated that there maybe a low GOP voter turnout - - perhaps for reasons you've stated ?
I prefer people who are honest warts and all, than those who are slick and charming for appearance purposes. I really like and admire Catherine Harris. She'll be fine.
>>She's not the boss. She's a politician, she's elected by the people...she works for us!<
Yes ofcourse !
What I was refering to was former campaign staff who've been making some heavy criticisms of her management style;
micromanaging, short temperedness, ignoring advice, etc
I am not going to debate the merits of these gripes, it is not my place, and I am not there in Florida myself !
And yes, she should privately apologize to some of her staff, current and former . .
Some staff...there were more turnovers during the campaign than during an NFL game.
Like I said, she won, fair and square, I'll support her. But there is definitely a problem, somewhere, and she needs to figure out how to "get a grip" and stop it with the staffing problems.
>>I prefer people who are honest warts and all, than those who are slick and charming for appearance purposes. I really like and admire Catherine Harris. She'll be fine.<<
Yes, I admire her too !
Now that she has won the GOP primary fair and square,
the going will be smoother from now on . .
Yes, and impressive list of credits !
>>she needs to figure out how to "get a grip" and stop it with the staffing problems.
Yes, she must stablize her campaign - and do so now !
Some nice photos on this thread would be wellcome, some new and up to date pictures . . .
Personally I think that Nelson is weak and as long as the GOP gets out and votes she will most likely win.I'm tempted by this proposition. Right now, at tradesports, you get 20-1 betting on Harris. A hundred dollars will get you 2000. I'm tempted.
(I won big in 2004 betting on Bush right when the fake early-exit polling was predicting a Kerry landslide and the odds on Bush suddenly went long.)
Man, are you wrong. She has zero chance of beating Nelson. The Republican party told her she had no chance. She is a bull-headed spoiled brat. Believe me, it is a family trait. I will vote for her, but her career deserves to be OVER after this race. She can go stand next to Dan Quayle. She is a net negative for the party. She has no talent. She has trouble with accepting bad news. And she doesn't appear to be able to tell truth from fantasy. Yuck!
Damn straight! Darned Jews were just going to vote Democrat anyway.
But only Christians should join the Republican one?
***In a "regular job" if we acted "difficult to work with, intemperate, and short with others"...we'd probably be fired***
Depends on how good you are.Expertise makes up for a lot of other shortcomings.