Skip to comments.Hagel: It might be time for an independent candidate
Posted on 05/14/2007 2:13:05 PM PDT by stan_sipple
Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel says the Republican party has been led astray by isolationist insulationists and it may be time for an independent presidential ticket perhaps with the names Bloomberg and Hagel on it.
Hagel, a lifelong Republican who has been a frequent critic of the Iraq war, said Sunday he will decide about running by late summer after determining where he can best play a role to make a better world.
After dining recently with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is also considering a run for president as an independent, Hagel said people might want to consider the two on a ticket.
We didnt make any deals. But I think Mayor Bloomberg is the kind of individual who should seriously think about this, Hagel said.
Its a great country to think about a New York boy and a Nebraska boy to be teamed up leading this nation, he said.
Hagel said it was time for the political system to be shaken up with a third-party candidacy. He explained that the GOP is no longer the party of Eisenhower, of Goldwater, of Reagan, but rather a group hijacked by single-minded, almost isolationist insulationists, power-projectors.
I think the elections next year for president and other offices will be settled on the basis of what America will be looking at and wanting and demanding honest, competent, accountable leadership, Hagel said.
This country is in trouble. The world is in trouble. And we need some new, fresh, independent ideas to lead this country forward, he said.
Hagel spoke on Face the Nation on CBS.
Hagel: “It might be time to feed my enormous ego”.
Wait, he wants us out of Iraq, and he’s calling other Republicans “isolationist?” My head hurts.
Maybe you two kids should start with a small apartment and a puppy first, and see where it leads.
I think the Republican Party is in the process of being hijacked by RINO surrender monkey a*****s like Chuck Nagel.
It might be time to tell Chuck to take a long walk off a short pier.
Sure. If you WANT to make sure the Democrats win.
Personally, I’d love to see him give up that Senate seat in Nebraska to a far more deserving Nebraskan. And what amuses me is that he thinks he’ll actually receive votes.
heh..you came REAL CLOSE to owing me a new keyboard with that one..:-)
Who does he think he is? JOHN ANDERSON??
Hey, Chuck. If you're open to suggestions, I've got one for you: how about shutting up and going away?
And take Bloomie with you.
You have been warned.
The Clinton’s need a third party candidate to suck enough votes away from the Republican’s to get them elected. Don’t put it past Hillary Inc. to make the same kind of deal with Bloomberg that Billy made with Ross Perot. History can repeat itself, just watch.
The Clintons need a third party candidate to suck enough votes away from the Republicans to get them elected. Dont put it past Hillary Inc. to make the same kind of deal with Bloomberg that Billy made with Ross Perot. History can repeat itself, just watch.
NOT ANOTHER ROSS PEROT!!!! NO FREAKIN’ WAY.
Don’t forget lots and lots of vaseline.
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