Skip to comments.Maverick Dem [Zell] Miller boosts Chambliss for runoff
Posted on 11/26/2008 4:47:02 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
GAINESVILLE, Ga. Georgia's maverick Democrat Zell Miller threw his support behind Sen. Saxby Chambliss saying he "could well be the last man standing between a far, far left liberal agenda sailing through the Senate."
A former Georgia senator and governor, Miller remains a Democrat but has lined up behind prominent Georgia Republicans in recent years. Chambliss is locked in a Dec. 2 U.S. Senate runoff with Democrat Jim Martin. The race could help decide whether Democrats win enough seats to block Republican filibusters.
Martin on Wednesday picked up a law enforcement endorsement and scolded Chambliss for attacking his crime record. He noted that his daughter, Becky, was briefly kidnapped when she 8 years old and that he has fought to keep children safe ever since.
"For Saxby Chambliss to accuse me of being weak on crime is not only wrong, but is offensive to both me and my family," Martin said at a news conference outside an Atlanta police station.
In the North Georgia foothills, Miller onwarned a gathering of Republicans that Senate Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has Martin "warming up in the bullpen."
"This is the big one," Miller said of the Georgia runoff.
Miller is used to speaking up for Republicans. He was the keynote speaker at the GOP convention in 2004, accusing his own party of being weak on terrorism and national security.
Miller backed Chambliss' then opponent, Democratic Sen. Max Cleland, in the 2002 race.
Georgia's runoff is hurtling into the homestretch with less than a week left. Both campaigns will take a break for Thanksgiving before their final campaign weekend.
Nationally, the Georgia race is pivotal to how much clout Democrats and President-elect Barack Obama will have in Washington. Democrats are two votes shy of the 60 needed for a filibuster-proof majority.
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Go Zell go.... Go Zell, go....Go Zell, go......I really believe we’re going to win MN and GA.....
Finally! A true “maverick” shows up in this election.
If Zell had been on either ticket I would’ve voted for him in a minute.
I really like Zell Miller, he is a Southern Democrat of ye olde school:
Glad to hear he is lending a hand to Saxby Chambliss, if Saxby wins he had best make it worth everyone’s trouble.
Sarah Palin is even visiting to help him out..
But that Zell Clip...CLASSIC....
I like Zell Miller. He is a good man.
There was a time when Dems, or many of them, were for what is best for this country. He may well be one of the last of these men standing.
Another good Marine!
I remember the line at the 2004 RNC: “What do we fight them with? SPITBALLS?”
Marine...figures...he just seems naturally aggressive...
LOL! That is a classic clip, I chuckle at it everytime it is played..
Nah, just honest—some lessers see some things as....agressive, etc.
Yes, he is.
That was a joke gunnyg..
ME TOO! I miss Zell!
Way to go Zell - We Love Ya!!!
"Against...Against...Against...This is...this is the man who would be Commander in Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces? (booooooooooooooooooooooooooo) U.S. Forces armed with what? SPITBALLS? (wild cheering)
"Twenty years of votes...twenty years of votes can tell a lot more about a man, than twenty weeks of campaign rhetoric. Campaign talk is what you want people to THINK you are. How you vote tells people what you really are, deep inside."
And the loser that was just elected ran on 20 months of "hope" and "change", and had the equivalent of four months in the Senate, in the four years he was there.
Give ‘em Zell!!!!!!!
Good ol’ Lester Maddox, who “created” Zell Miller and warned the hapless American people in 1976 about GA Jimmy.
Now there is a man who I would vote over any RINO
I kinda remember SNL version of it
That guy that play Zell Miller on SNL I thought he going have brain ansterym that dude was yelling so loud that even Darrell Hammond who play Chris Matterw was going DAMN
padre35 . . .
“Marine...figures...he just seems naturally aggressive...”
You don’t know Marines very well.
Marines learn under constant duress how to focus their natural energies properly. Self-Control is key to a Marine’s success.
Their legendary effectiveness just scares the sh1t out of those dumb enough to impede the mission. The lesser among us wildly misinterpret this overwhelming use of force as naked aggression. Many times, this ignorance is a tool in and of itself.
This well tuned self-control is why they are always top-notch Marksmen. Each and every Marine must regularly qualify as Marksman, even the Commandant.
Aggression is the natural state of man. A Marine’s mission is to quell that base nature and refocus it on the task at hand, which is usually quelling the natural aggression of which you originally spoke.
I Thank God for the Marine’s
(Not a Marine myself, but I sincerely appreciate their sacrifices as well as the other services.)
Happy ThanksGiving & Merry Christmas
And Thank God for Zell. . .
My goodness...folks, if one is going to take offense, then by all means read the whole post...terms like “LOL!” generally denote a joke..I really should not have to write that out, folks should have enough...common sense...to piece that together for themselves..
I will take an old time Democrat like Zell over a RINO any day.
I wonder if McCain ever talked to Zell Miller about becoming his VP candidate.
And I am curious how well McCain Miller could have done.
Hmmm... so how about we drop McCain?
Zell wasn’t always a conservative.
He was a segregationist turned Carterite turned Clintonite. He was pro-choice until he changed his mind in office.
Then suddenly he was a conservative democrat. Now’s he’s a conservative Republican who still calls himself a Democrat.
Strange political journey.