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Sharpton considers running for president ("I don't hear any reason not to" / Help Al out here!-)
AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/8/07 | The Associated Press

Posted on 01/08/2007 6:03:31 PM PST by NormsRevenge

NEW YORK - Civil rights activist Al Sharpton said Monday he is seriously considering a run for president. "I don't hear any reason not to," Sharpton, 52, said in an interview during an urban affairs conference sponsored by another civil rights leader, the Rev. Jesse Jackson.

"If we're talking about the urban agenda, can you tell me anybody else in the field who's representing that right now?" Sharpton asked. "We clearly have a reason to run, and whether we do it or not we'll see over the next couple of months."

Sharpton mounted a long-shot bid for the White House in 2004, in which his wit and fiery denunciation of President Bush often enlivened Democratic primary debates. He dropped out of the race after losing several state primaries and endorsed the eventual nominee, Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry.

Despite widespread interest in the likely candidacy of another influential black Democrat, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama (news, bio, voting record), Sharpton said he's heard little substantive discussion of issues that might influence his decision about running.

"Right now we're hearing a lot of media razzle dazzle," Sharpton said. "I'm not hearing a lot of meat, or a lot of content. I think when the meat hits the fire, we'll find out if it's just fat or if there's some real meat there."

Sharpton said the candidate who impressed him most so far was former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards, who has made poverty the central issue of his campaign.

Sharpton ran for the Senate from New York in 1988, 1992 and 1994, and ran for New York City mayor in 1997.


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Rev. Al Sharpton speaks during the National Association of Black Journalists Convention in Indianapolis in this August file photo. Sharpton said Monday he is seriously considering a run for president. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)


1 posted on 01/08/2007 6:03:34 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

He may want to consider running all right,, away from the buffets.


2 posted on 01/08/2007 6:04:31 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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To: NormsRevenge

Al... Al... you'll gain no ground in the Democrat party. You need to be ready to run as a third party!


3 posted on 01/08/2007 6:05:04 PM PST by Ingtar (Prensa dos para el ingles)
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To: NormsRevenge

"Right now we're hearing a lot of media razzle dazzle," Sharpton said. "I'm not hearing a lot of meat, or a lot of content. I think when the meat hits the fire, we'll find out if it's just fat or if there's some real meat there."


4 posted on 01/08/2007 6:05:17 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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To: NormsRevenge
"I don't hear any reason not to"

Tawana Brawley.

5 posted on 01/08/2007 6:05:42 PM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Next to Chuck Schumer and John McCain, there isn't a bigger media whore than the Reverends (sharpton and jackasson). Run al run.


6 posted on 01/08/2007 6:05:44 PM PST by pissant
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To: NormsRevenge

Free SS-Security for a year?


7 posted on 01/08/2007 6:06:03 PM PST by MaxMax (God Bless America)
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To: NormsRevenge

Run Al, run!


8 posted on 01/08/2007 6:06:32 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: NormsRevenge
Of course he's running. As long as he runs, he gets to keep all the campaign contributions. Thousands of people all over America have no idea how much hair-care product they have purchased with their donations.
9 posted on 01/08/2007 6:07:32 PM PST by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: NormsRevenge

it's not like Fat Al has a real job or anything.


10 posted on 01/08/2007 6:08:36 PM PST by Rosemont
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To: NormsRevenge
Sharpton ran for the Senate from New York in 1988, 1992 and 1994, and ran for New York City mayor in 1997.

Hey Al - what part of N-O do you not understand?

11 posted on 01/08/2007 6:08:49 PM PST by Gabz (If we weren't crazy, we'd just all go insane.)
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To: NormsRevenge
To be fair, Al has loss some weight. Cindy is just a speedbump in his rearview mirror ..

Boxing promoter Don King, left, and the Rev. Al Sharpton chat before a boxing match which they attended Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007, in Hollywood, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

12 posted on 01/08/2007 6:09:50 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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To: NormsRevenge

He's threatening to run so that he'll be guaranteed a place at Hillary's table.


13 posted on 01/08/2007 6:11:11 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Why can't Republicans stand up to Democrats like they do to terrorists?)
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To: NormsRevenge
Go for it AL!

The more people dividing up the $$$ available from Democrat donors, the better ;-}

14 posted on 01/08/2007 6:11:27 PM PST by Vermonter
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To: Ingtar

Exactly! Third Party is the way to go Al.


15 posted on 01/08/2007 6:11:53 PM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: NormsRevenge


16 posted on 01/08/2007 6:13:28 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: NormsRevenge

Right off the top of my head I see Tawanna Brawley and Duke University. Two pretty good reason not to run.


17 posted on 01/08/2007 6:13:35 PM PST by sgtbono2002 (Peace through strength.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I hope he runs, he is the only Democrat I understand.


18 posted on 01/08/2007 6:16:07 PM PST by TheHound (You would be paranoid too - if everyone was out to get you.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Sharpton said. "I'm not hearing a lot of meat, or a lot of content. I think when the meat hits the fire, we'll find out if it's just fat or if there's some real meat there."

Good Lord! Is he campaigning for President or doing a fast-food ad? Where's the beef?

And didn't Rev. Al get the memo about Osama Obama?

19 posted on 01/08/2007 6:18:28 PM PST by LibFreeOrDie (L'Chaim!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Image hosted by Photobucket.com Sharpton/Brawley 08!!!
20 posted on 01/08/2007 6:20:20 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: pissant
Next to Chuck Schumer and John McCain, there isn't a bigger media whore than the Reverends (sharpton and jackasson). Run al run.

I would probably vote for Sharpton before I'd vote for McCain. LOL

21 posted on 01/08/2007 6:20:27 PM PST by org.whodat (Never let the facts get in the way of a good assumption.)
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To: Chode

ROFL!!


22 posted on 01/08/2007 6:25:31 PM PST by pissant
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To: org.whodat

It's a tossup.


23 posted on 01/08/2007 6:26:12 PM PST by pissant
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To: NormsRevenge

Even presidential campaigns need some comic relief. Run Al, run!


24 posted on 01/08/2007 6:26:16 PM PST by saganite (Billions and billions and billions-------and that's just the NASA budget!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hey, we all needed a good laugh -- this corrupt clown, an arch buffoon with the IQ of a sewer rat, hey go for it Al ---- LMFAO --- heck, maybe Rangle will throw in his hat too --- it cannot get much better than this.


25 posted on 01/08/2007 6:26:48 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: NormsRevenge

Run, Al! Hillary needs you as a useful idiot to "compete" against in the Democratic primary! She's counting on you to help fill out the lunatic fringe - as you've done so many times in the past.


26 posted on 01/08/2007 6:28:07 PM PST by ctdonath2
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27 posted on 01/08/2007 6:32:45 PM PST by sono (For everyone but America the free world is mostly a free ride. - Mark Steyn)
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To: saganite
Even presidential campaigns need some comic relief. Run Al, run!

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How much "comic relief" can we stand?

28 posted on 01/08/2007 6:35:00 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: NormsRevenge

No reason not to? Help him out?

How about the fact that he is a complete buffoon with no credibility whatsoever that any person with an IQ of 32 might be able to see.

Other than that, hey, not a problem. Go for it, Al.


29 posted on 01/08/2007 6:39:04 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Bwa hahahahahahahahahahahaha.. Thanks al, I needed a good laugh.


30 posted on 01/08/2007 6:42:56 PM PST by SeaBiscuit (God Bless America and All who protect and preserve this Great Nation.)
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To: pissant
Image hosted by Photobucket.com Brawley/Sharpton 08!!!

there, better??? she's prolly got a better shot anyway. 8^)

31 posted on 01/08/2007 6:43:56 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: Chode

He has better hair though.


32 posted on 01/08/2007 6:47:38 PM PST by pissant
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To: NormsRevenge
Al Sharpton said Monday he is seriously considering a run for president

BRAhahahahahahahahahahahahahaha gasp BRAhahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

33 posted on 01/08/2007 6:49:11 PM PST by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: NormsRevenge

And with any luck Alcee Hastings will be his campaign manager and William Jefferson his Chief of Staff.


34 posted on 01/08/2007 6:49:45 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Celebrate Mediocrity!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hillery or Al?
Al or Hillery?
Hillery or Al?
Al or Hillery?

The choices are endless.......................


35 posted on 01/08/2007 6:51:19 PM PST by newcthem (George Bush's legacy.....a war with an enemy that can't be named and the "Religion of Peace")
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To: NormsRevenge

I think it is time for the first Black Pres/Vice Pres.
Sharpton/Brawley!


36 posted on 01/08/2007 6:51:30 PM PST by supremedoctrine ("Talent hits a target no one else can hit, genius hits a target no one else can see"--Schopenhauer)
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To: NormsRevenge
Go Sharpie, GO!
(And keep accusing the RAT competition of RACISM!)


37 posted on 01/08/2007 6:52:55 PM PST by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: NormsRevenge
Go for it Al!

We need more 'diversity' on that 2008 Dem ticket.

38 posted on 01/08/2007 6:55:32 PM PST by capt. norm (Liberalism = cowardice disguised as tolerance.)
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To: NormsRevenge
He'd be much-needed comedic relief from Hillary and Osama.


From '04

39 posted on 01/08/2007 6:58:26 PM PST by Lil'freeper (You do not have the plug-in required to view this tagline.)
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To: NormsRevenge

The Rev is just looking for more election funding from you and me.


40 posted on 01/08/2007 6:59:42 PM PST by noname07718
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Yes. Bingo...


42 posted on 01/08/2007 7:06:50 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: NormsRevenge

"I don't hear any reason not to,"

'Cause my wallet, like my loafers, be a little lite"


43 posted on 01/08/2007 7:09:37 PM PST by Hornet19 (Be Politically Erect.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Isn't he a convicted felon?


44 posted on 01/08/2007 7:11:37 PM PST by Hildy (Words are mere bubbles of water...but deeds are drops of gold.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I suppose he's run through the money he skimmed from his run in 2004 so needs to scam some more so he can continue to live high on the hog.


45 posted on 01/08/2007 7:12:51 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: NormsRevenge

But...

But...

But...

"Separation of church and staaaate!!!"

The "reverend" can't have a government job because the supreme court won't allow him to, remember???


46 posted on 01/08/2007 7:13:57 PM PST by Two Kids' Dad ((( Separation of Liberalism and control sounds good )))
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To: NormsRevenge

Remember the last time he ran? I loved it.I mean the D'craps HAD to let this "statesman" on the stage during their primaries or take the chance of pissing off the black vote.Actually he was pretty entertaining compared to John Kerry and the rest of the Democrap bozo's running !!!


47 posted on 01/08/2007 7:54:28 PM PST by Obie Wan
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To: NormsRevenge

He was the funniest thing about the DemocRAT debates in 2004 and he wouldn't withdraw from the race.

Rev Al needs to get on the campaign circuit again. I think 3rd Party would be great and then he would have to be included in the general election debates. It would spice them up IMHO!


48 posted on 01/08/2007 7:59:39 PM PST by PhiKapMom (Take Back the House and Senate in 2008)
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To: NormsRevenge

Please do, Al!


49 posted on 01/08/2007 8:07:49 PM PST by zendari
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To: Arizona Carolyn

"I suppose he's run through the money he skimmed from his run in 2004 so needs to scam some more so he can continue to live high on the hog."

- Actually, you raise a very good point. Where does Al get the money to flit all over the country and still maintain a comfortable life style?
As far as I know, he doesn't have Jackson's corporate shake down racket to fall back on, so who supplies all the cash?


50 posted on 01/08/2007 8:16:44 PM PST by finnigan2
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