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Meet the Next President: George Allen stays the course
The Examiner ^ | Sept 19 | Bill Sammon

Posted on 09/26/2006 5:25:38 AM PDT by PghBaldy

HARDY, Va. - If Republicans decide to replicate the style and substance of President Bush when nominating a potential successor in 2008, they will likely choose another conservative named George.

George Allen, that is, the junior senator from Virginia, who agrees with Bush on most major issues. On their few points of disagreement, such as immigration and campaign finance, Allen sides with the more conservative Republicans who will dominate primary election voting.

“I like him very much — I consider him a friend,” Allen says of Bush in an interview with The Examiner. “And I know a lot of people like to criticize him. We even have Republicans distancing themselves from him because his approval ratings are in the 30s.”

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: allen; betterthanrice; georgeallen; nope; virginia
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I looked and looked and couldn't find this. It is part of a series on various Dem & Rep candidates.
1 posted on 09/26/2006 5:25:39 AM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: PghBaldy
Meet the Next President: George Allen

Uh uh.

2 posted on 09/26/2006 5:27:05 AM PDT by NewLand (Always Remember September 11, 2001)
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To: PghBaldy

I was disappointed in how George preformed on Meet the Press the other week. I don't think he's the right nominee. (I don't know who is).


3 posted on 09/26/2006 5:27:30 AM PDT by Barney Gumble (A liberal is someone too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel - Robert Frost)
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To: Barney Gumble

Newt


4 posted on 09/26/2006 5:28:52 AM PDT by tiger-one (The night has a thousand eyes)
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To: Barney Gumble

I believe George Allen is an empty suit. Nice packaging but not presidential.


5 posted on 09/26/2006 5:29:14 AM PDT by Galtoid ( .)
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To: Barney Gumble

I don't think so either....IMO someone like Ga Gov. Sonny Perdue would be better.


6 posted on 09/26/2006 5:30:09 AM PDT by YoungSoutherner
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To: PghBaldy

I'm proud that George Allen is my senator. He's a good man and he would make a great President. The fact that the Rat smear machine is in high gear against him should tell you that the Rats are SCARED TO DEATH of him. He would be an outstanding nominee.


7 posted on 09/26/2006 5:30:18 AM PDT by seanmerc
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To: PghBaldy
George Allen, that is, the junior senator from Virginia, who agrees with Bush on most major issues. On their few points of disagreement, such as immigration and campaign finance, Allen sides with the more conservative Republicans who will dominate primary election voting.

No wonder the Washington Compost and the rest of the presstitutes have become so invested in destroying Allen.

8 posted on 09/26/2006 5:30:19 AM PDT by steveegg (Let's make the deeply-saddened Head KOmmie deeply soddened in Nov. - deny the 'RATs the election)
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To: NewLand

Allen is positively the best we could hope for, basically an ally of Ted and Marcy Dykes and the populist wing of the republican party in Northern Virginia. Anybody else would likely be much worse.


9 posted on 09/26/2006 5:30:49 AM PDT by tomzz
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To: Galtoid

Then you haven't been watching.


10 posted on 09/26/2006 5:31:10 AM PDT by tomzz
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To: PghBaldy
I was an early supporter of Sen. Allen but now he'll be lucky if he holds onto his Senate seat. His national chances are nil unless the RATs put up Kerry or Gore again. Hillary will eat him alive when it comes to the minority vote. Nope, his chances for the presidency are ca-ca -- macaca that is.
11 posted on 09/26/2006 5:31:42 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Treaty Fetishism: "[The] belief that a piece of paper will alter the behavior of thugs." R. Lowry.)
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To: Barney Gumble

It's not like "W" was a great public speaker/performer during the 2000 campaign. Given the way Allen has been scrutinized by the media, I still think he's one to watch. The press loves McCain and he tries to keep them on his side. That's all I need to know about him.


12 posted on 09/26/2006 5:32:23 AM PDT by edpc (Violence is ALWAYS a solution. Maybe not the right one....but a solution nonetheless)
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To: PghBaldy

Gracie Allen would be more presidential than George Felix Allen and she's been dead for 50 years! Americans are tired of a George at the helm--only one of them have ever been top-10 material and that was the first George...as in Washington!


13 posted on 09/26/2006 5:32:28 AM PDT by meandog (While Bush will never fill them, Clinton isn't fit to even lick the soles of Reagan's shoes!)
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To: PghBaldy


===placemark===


14 posted on 09/26/2006 5:33:21 AM PDT by onyx (1 Billion Muslims -- IF only 10% are radical, that's still 100 Million who want to kill us.)
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To: PghBaldy

I don't think that Allen is going to be President, but it might be nice if he could defeat that anti-Semitist, Webb.


15 posted on 09/26/2006 5:33:39 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: tomzz
Allen is positively the best we could hope for

As your Senator, yes.

16 posted on 09/26/2006 5:34:24 AM PDT by NewLand (Always Remember September 11, 2001)
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To: PghBaldy

How long before someone tells us how Mitt is the next Prez....? I'm suprised it hasn't been posted, yet.


17 posted on 09/26/2006 5:35:14 AM PDT by edpc (Violence is ALWAYS a solution. Maybe not the right one....but a solution nonetheless)
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To: PghBaldy

Next president? Of what? The Washington Redskins?


18 posted on 09/26/2006 5:35:18 AM PDT by medscribe
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To: Barney Gumble
I was disappointed in how George preformed on Meet the Press the other week. I don't think he's the right nominee. (I don't know who is).

I didn't see the performance but a liberal friend who did see it said, he prayed to God (yes he said that) that the GOP nominates this "schmuck" because ANY Democrat can beat him. I had to remind him to be careful what he wished for because he said the same thing about bumbling babbling Bush. :-)

19 posted on 09/26/2006 5:35:23 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: PghBaldy

I really did like George Allen when I lived in Virginia. He was down to earth and common sense, but his biggest downfall is he has no pizzazz. No excitement = no presidency.


20 posted on 09/26/2006 5:35:48 AM PDT by Ptaz (Take Personal Responsibility--it's not fun, but it's the right thing to do.)
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To: edpc
How long before someone tells us how Mitt is the next Prez....? I'm suprised it hasn't been posted, yet.

See John Fund's puff-piece in the Wall Street Journal yesterday. :-)

21 posted on 09/26/2006 5:36:25 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: seanmerc

Absolutely agree with your opinion. The fact that the Dems with the WaPo and Channel 9 carrying their offal have been attacking him in the nastiest race baiting campaign this year. It is only seconded by the Jew baiting going on in Conn against Lieberman. I wonder when liberals will turn on their own? If they had any standards Sen Byrd would be retired. Since we are now evaluating allegations of Allen speech in college I am awaiting quotes regarding Webb to be made public. I am sure that the WaPo is investigating Webb to assure us he has never used the N word and has no Jewish blood in his background. The WaPo once again reveals its true self.


22 posted on 09/26/2006 5:36:59 AM PDT by tigtog
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To: tiger-one
NO NO NO NO! Newt is a political has been.
23 posted on 09/26/2006 5:37:17 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: rhombus

I meant as a comment in this thread, but thanks....I'll check it out.


24 posted on 09/26/2006 5:37:49 AM PDT by edpc (Violence is ALWAYS a solution. Maybe not the right one....but a solution nonetheless)
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To: PghBaldy

25 posted on 09/26/2006 5:37:56 AM PDT by Jake The Goose
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To: YoungSoutherner

"IMO someone like Ga Gov. Sonny Perdue would be better."

In the realm of southern governors, I'd go for South Carolina's Mark Sanford. Not Sonny "tobacco tax increase" Perdue.


26 posted on 09/26/2006 5:39:11 AM PDT by NapkinUser (http://www.votegraf.com/)
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To: Galtoid
I believe George Allen is an empty suit. Nice packaging but not presidential.

The perfect candidate for either party then.

27 posted on 09/26/2006 5:39:16 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: meandog
only one of them have ever been top-10 material and that was the first George...as in Washington!

Many of his contemporaries thought he was quite the bumbler - especially as a General. But he did win in the end by just keeping the Army together (thank you France) and had the good sense to step down after 2 years as the first President.

28 posted on 09/26/2006 5:39:23 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: NonValueAdded

Lucky my okole. Webb has little to no chance of unseating Allen. This smear campaign (and that's exactly what it is) is all about 2008.

That 'esteemed political commentator', Larry Sabato, is even jumping on the bandwagon. The MSM cites him as a classmate of Allen at the University of Virginia. He even admits that he has NEVER heard Allen use the "N" word, yet he says he cannot believe that Allen has never used it--and the media still cites him as corroboration for the politically motivated racial hucksterism being tossed around like another Clintonesque cow chip. For a supposedly enlightened member of the academic elite, Sabato isn't doing much to enhance his credibility.


29 posted on 09/26/2006 5:39:29 AM PDT by seanmerc
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To: Barney Gumble
"I don't think he's the right nominee. (I don't know who is)"

After his maccaca slip and his stupid excuse for doing it, I'm no longer impressed. I'll be surprised if he keeps his senate seat.
Is there any way we can get Dan Quayle to come out of the private sector so he can serve his country again? I haven't seen such a lame plate of possible candidates since 1995.
30 posted on 09/26/2006 5:39:56 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: meandog

You are a Rat troll. Begone!


31 posted on 09/26/2006 5:40:23 AM PDT by seanmerc
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To: mariabush
NO NO NO NO! Newt is a political has been.

Do we really want to hear about his divorce and affairs YET AGAIN? And yes, the muddled middle will just yawn about Newt even if it would be fun to see the left go bonkers (yet again).

32 posted on 09/26/2006 5:41:11 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: meandog
Americans are tired of a George at the helm

Americans are also tired of senators running for President, either party.

33 posted on 09/26/2006 5:41:14 AM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: seanmerc
The fact that the Rat smear machine is in high gear against him should tell you that the Rats are SCARED TO DEATH of him.

The rat smear machine is being driven by Hillary. Anybody who doesn't smell the Clinton stench in that Salon.com article doesn't know anything.

This is about more than the Senate seat from Virginia. Hillary knows she can beat McCain and Rudy, because both will alienate conservatives. She knows she can beat Condi because the Secretary, while a solid leader, is single without kids, never tested in an election, and would free up the wont-vote-for-a-woman block.

But Hillary Clinton cannot beat George Allen. That's why they are out in force trying to damage him this year. It is that simple.
34 posted on 09/26/2006 5:42:13 AM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life, or nothing at all)
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To: advance_copy

I agree with you 100%.


35 posted on 09/26/2006 5:43:11 AM PDT by seanmerc
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To: quantim
Americans are also tired of senators running for President, either party.

Allen was Governor of Virginia from '94 - '98.

36 posted on 09/26/2006 5:45:43 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry ( The kinder we are to terrorists, the harsher we are to their potential victims.)
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To: Galtoid

As an Allen constituent I had hopes for him, but he has been faltering and I'm not sure he can pull himself out of the recent "racist" quagmire. It would take some time and a different approach on his part.

However there is time left and perhaps he'll rise to the occasion.

I'd still like to see an Allen/Rice Republican ticket for 2008.


37 posted on 09/26/2006 5:46:25 AM PDT by angkor
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To: seanmerc
You are a Rat troll. Begone!

Nope...more like a RAT trapper and a "Shrubcon" zapper!

38 posted on 09/26/2006 5:48:37 AM PDT by meandog (While Bush will never fill them, Clinton isn't fit to even lick the soles of Reagan's shoes!)
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To: tigtog

"nastiest race baiting campaign this year."

That piece about him using the N word was absurd. Three "remembered" him using it and (IIRC) 14 did not.

As for his Jewish ancestry, I believe that started with the Wash Times and not the Post. And Allen dealt with it ineptly.


39 posted on 09/26/2006 5:51:00 AM PDT by angkor
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To: angkor

The long knives are out for Allen, because he represents the biggest threat in a generation to Democrats.

He will emerge from the unbalanced recent attacks stronger, and will resume his infamous bold assaults on Democrats.

Allen once said "Let's enjoy knocking their soft teeth down their whiny mouths" about Democrats.

Senator Allen is Freeper material, folks, and will be the next President of the United States.


40 posted on 09/26/2006 5:51:20 AM PDT by Stallone (Dealing with Democrats IS the War on Terror.)
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To: Stallone

Allen/Rice in 08


41 posted on 09/26/2006 5:52:57 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Freedom by its nature cannot be imposed, it must be chosen")
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To: meandog

Then why did your previous post come straight out of the Webb campaign's talking points? If you were a Republican, and if you admired President Reagan as much as your tag line indicates, you wouldn't break his 11th commandment of politics--thou shalt not speak ill of a fellow Republican.

If you're a Republican, pick on the Rats--not a fellow Republican.


42 posted on 09/26/2006 5:54:16 AM PDT by seanmerc
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I like it!!!


43 posted on 09/26/2006 5:54:39 AM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc
if you admired President Reagan as much as your tag line indicates, you wouldn't break his 11th commandment of politics--thou shalt not speak ill of a fellow Republican.

Hah! Keep that in mind the next time you hear the so-called "true Conservatives" whine about RINOs or country club Republicans.

44 posted on 09/26/2006 5:56:29 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: advance_copy; seanmerc

"But Hillary Clinton cannot beat George Allen. That's why they are out in force trying to damage him this year. It is that simple."

I've been hoping for an Allen/Rice ticket because it is (or "was") unbeatable buy Hitlery.

George Allen is going to have to get some serious coaching and advice about how to handle the smear campaigns, because they will come fast and furious if he remains a runner.


45 posted on 09/26/2006 5:57:31 AM PDT by angkor
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To: Barney Gumble
Yeah, he doesn't sound Democrat enough, like those people they keep voting for in New Jersey.

Surprise, New Jersey and its people have an erroneous understanding of politics.

46 posted on 09/26/2006 5:57:48 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: meandog

Do you ever post any other time than just before elections?


47 posted on 09/26/2006 5:59:17 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: rhombus
Sounds like your Democrat buddy is ready for a conversion if he's citing God in his speech these days.

Very rare.

48 posted on 09/26/2006 6:01:18 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: EQAndyBuzz; Stallone

"Allen/Rice in 08"

There you go. I've been saying that for a year.


49 posted on 09/26/2006 6:02:31 AM PDT by angkor
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To: rhombus

2 "terms", not "years".


50 posted on 09/26/2006 6:03:00 AM PDT by muawiyah
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