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Feeling Bullish? (Larry Kudlow running against Chris Dodd??)
The Corner @ National Review Online ^ | February 27, 2009 | Kathryn Jean Lopez

Posted on 02/27/2009 6:00:42 PM PST by St. Louis Conservative

Will Larry Kudlow run for senate against Chris Dodd? From Steve Moore:

Republicans in Washington think they may have found their man to pick up a Senate seat in Connecticut in 2010: Larry Kudlow, the former Reagan budget advisor, Wall Street economist and now CNBC TV news anchor. The Internet is abuzz with the chatter of a Kudlow for Senate boomlet, which has even hit the Drudge Report.

In an interview yesterday, Mr. Kudlow confirmed to me that he did sit down for dinner with Senate Republican Campaign Committee Chairman John Cornyn “to hear him out on the idea.”



TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: 111th; 2010; chrisdodd; ct2010; kudlow; larrykudlow; senate

1 posted on 02/27/2009 6:00:42 PM PST by St. Louis Conservative
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Well this is interesting.


2 posted on 02/27/2009 6:01:56 PM PST by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Kudlow = Elitist who thinks illegal immigration is just fine.


3 posted on 02/27/2009 6:02:54 PM PST by ecomcon
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To: St. Louis Conservative
I assume this is Dodd's seat?

Vast improvement.

4 posted on 02/27/2009 6:02:57 PM PST by what's up
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Larry Kudlow for President!

Seriously though, I hope a business man runs in 2012 ala Forbes.


5 posted on 02/27/2009 6:03:25 PM PST by SMCC1
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To: St. Louis Conservative

“Tingler” vs Kudlow.


6 posted on 02/27/2009 6:04:24 PM PST by screaminsunshine (f)
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To: ecomcon

Oh, gimme a break. What gave you this idea? Kudlow is a very principled conservative; Catholic and pro-life too. He is a true Buckley acolyte. I would donate to Kudlow if he ran for sure.


7 posted on 02/27/2009 6:05:04 PM PST by St. Louis Conservative
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To: ecomcon

Immigration is a big issue to me, but Larry would be by far the best we could get in CT—and CT as a state could be receptive to him. (He’s been quite open about some issues he had in the now-distant past.)


8 posted on 02/27/2009 6:06:24 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: ecomcon
Kudlow = Elitist who thinks illegal immigration is just fine.

Agreed but he's better than Collins, Snowe, Specter, and certainly Dodd.

9 posted on 02/27/2009 6:06:30 PM PST by exist
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To: exist

Almost everyone, except mubble mouth Barney Frank, is better than Chris Dodd. But why does Kudlow believe illegal immigration is okay? Is some money being slipped to him?


10 posted on 02/27/2009 6:09:18 PM PST by apocalypto
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Kudlow: “As a free trader, I favor the Bush comprehensive immigration reform plan, which includes better border security, temporary worker cards, and ultimately, a path to citizenship.”


11 posted on 02/27/2009 6:11:46 PM PST by ecomcon
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To: exist
...he's better than Collins, Snowe, Specter, and certainly Dodd

Well, that's for sure.

12 posted on 02/27/2009 6:13:18 PM PST by ecomcon
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To: ecomcon

I too favor the free flow of labor, but there must be border security and any path to citizenship should start behind everyone currently in line.


13 posted on 02/27/2009 6:14:48 PM PST by St. Louis Conservative
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Kudlow is the most pro-business, pro-corporations man seen on TV anywhere.


14 posted on 02/27/2009 6:34:15 PM PST by ajay_kumar (Elections have consequences. Socialist Liberals are in charge, sadly.)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Kudlow’s politics are pure Reaganism. Connecticut would be lucky to have the chance to vote for him.


15 posted on 02/27/2009 6:36:44 PM PST by Petronski (For the next few years, Gethsemane will not be marginal. We will know that garden. -- Cdl. Stafford)
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To: ecomcon

I watch Kudlow every day, and after 1000 hours plus of watching him, he is the most pro-growth, pro-business face seen on TV by me. So he is not snow white and pure. But he is surely better than Dodd or any other person with not the foggiest idea how business world operates and creates jobs.

Who is pure anyway? Certainly not any living politician. Give me a name and I will list you their short comings.


16 posted on 02/27/2009 6:38:49 PM PST by ajay_kumar (Elections have consequences. Socialist Liberals are in charge, sadly.)
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To: ecomcon
Like it or not, Kudlow is a very astute economist who recognizes something very important about the U.S. economy:

An economy can only grow through increases in population and improvements in productivity. We don't have a rate of productivity growth to support a substantial growth rate in our economy, and the brutal reality is that we've aborted 50+ million of our own children over the last 35 years.

17 posted on 02/27/2009 6:42:14 PM PST by Alberta's Child (I'm out on the outskirts of nowhere . . . with ghosts on my trail, chasing me there.)
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To: ajay_kumar

I said nothing about Kudlows economic bona fides. I said he is an elitist who doesn’t know his ass from a hole in the ground when it comes to illegal immigration, one of Reagan’s greatest failures.


18 posted on 02/27/2009 6:42:41 PM PST by ecomcon
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To: Alberta's Child

Importing millions of socialist Mexicans will not help.


19 posted on 02/27/2009 6:44:06 PM PST by ecomcon
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To: ecomcon

I didn’t know Collins, Snowe and Specter were Republicans......


20 posted on 02/27/2009 6:58:49 PM PST by Dapper 26
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To: ecomcon

Just so you know where I am coming from, I am a legal immigrant who is the most ANTI-ANYTHING-ILLEGAL including immigration. I am especially angry about all the crimes committed by illegals. Prisons and jails are full of them and more are roaming the streets.


21 posted on 02/27/2009 7:00:42 PM PST by ajay_kumar (Elections have consequences. Socialist Liberals are in charge, sadly.)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

I can vote for him and I WILL!


22 posted on 02/27/2009 7:00:50 PM PST by McGruff (Oh no, there goes Tokyo! Go go PORKZILLA!)
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To: ecomcon

I know personally a few Mexicans who are legal immigrants and contributing to wealth creation via jobs and businesses.
Please don’t paint all people from Mexico with one paint brush. That shows shallow and thoughtless and prejudicial thinking on your part.


23 posted on 02/27/2009 7:04:17 PM PST by ajay_kumar (Elections have consequences. Socialist Liberals are in charge, sadly.)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

I like Kudlowe, but Peter Schiff would be better:

http://www.schiff2010.com/


24 posted on 02/27/2009 7:11:45 PM PST by JSDude1 (R(epublicans) In Name Only SUCK; D(emocrats) In Name Only are worth their weight..)
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To: ajay_kumar

Stuff it. I won’t be browbeaten by someone who “knows personally a few Mexicans...” blah blah blah. I’ve lived my entire life in rural Southern California buddy, and I’m not talking about the precious few truly legal immigrant laborers. I know the real deal.


25 posted on 02/27/2009 7:15:34 PM PST by ecomcon
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To: St. Louis Conservative

His cocaine abusing past won’t help him.


26 posted on 02/27/2009 8:15:24 PM PST by FreepShop1 (www.FreepShop.com)
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To: ecomcon
Kudlow: “As a free trader, I favor the Bush comprehensive immigration reform plan, which includes better border security, temporary worker cards, and ultimately, a path to citizenship.”

Good luck trying to get a Scott Garrett-type elected in CT, MA, VT or NH. It will NEVER happen. Don't make the perfect the enemy of he good.

27 posted on 02/27/2009 8:17:02 PM PST by FreepShop1 (www.FreepShop.com)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Dodd is such an oily bromide packed porkchop, Kudlow would murder him in debates.


28 posted on 02/27/2009 9:24:07 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: ecomcon

Senator Salazar, Governor Richardson, Senator Martinez, Actor George Lopez, etc. are all descendants of Mexicans. Each one of them have achieved far more than you ever will.

Incidently as you may have surmised from my handle, I am not of Mexican descent. And I won’t tell you to stuff it, because my parents raised me to be be civil.


29 posted on 02/27/2009 9:36:59 PM PST by ajay_kumar (Elections have consequences. Socialist Liberals are in charge, sadly.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Connecticut being such a liberal blue state, Dodd will prevail over any repub, but the debate will be a dandy with Kudlow!


30 posted on 02/27/2009 9:38:45 PM PST by ajay_kumar (Elections have consequences. Socialist Liberals are in charge, sadly.)
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To: ajay_kumar
Ignorance and buffoonery. You haven't the faintest idea of what you're talking about. Go watch MSNBC.

Senator Salazar, Governor Richardson, Senator Martinez, Actor George Lopez..

Each of your pathetic examples are a disgrace to this country. All LA RAZA symps.

31 posted on 02/27/2009 10:09:54 PM PST by ecomcon
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Wouldn’t it be novel to have someone in the Senate who actually KNEW something about business?


32 posted on 02/27/2009 10:54:29 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: FreepShop1
His cocaine abusing past won’t help him.

Didn't seem to be a problem with x42 or That One.

33 posted on 02/27/2009 11:05:44 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: JSDude1
I like Kudlowe, but Peter Schiff would be better:

Permabull vs permabear. Both having no use for libtards! Sounds like a good primary contest!

34 posted on 02/27/2009 11:05:59 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: St. Louis Conservative
GOOD! I will be happy to donate to Kudrow campaign. Chris Dodd is one of the worst, and corrupt Senators currently serving in Congress. He is one of the poster boys for everything that is wrong in Washington.
35 posted on 02/27/2009 11:10:16 PM PST by reader25
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Can’t believe no one said it...

Is this a mustard seed?!


36 posted on 02/27/2009 11:15:20 PM PST by bushwon
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To: ecomcon
. I said he is an elitist who doesn’t know his ass from a hole in the ground when it comes to illegal immigration, one of Reagan’s greatest failures.

I guess that means he might be just as terrible as Ronald Reagan, then? I'm sure we can do much better than that in Connecticut!

37 posted on 02/27/2009 11:53:07 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ("men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." -- Edmund Burke)
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To: St. Louis Conservative; nutmeg; raybbr; Puppage; wastedyears; RaceBannon
Kudlow and company

bump & a ping

38 posted on 03/02/2009 5:48:39 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

I don’t know who he is.


39 posted on 03/02/2009 9:22:36 PM PST by wastedyears (April 21st, 2009 - International Iron Maiden Day)
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To: wastedyears

Why is it that so many of us conservatives are still seeking the perfect candidate. He does not exist. Reagan wasn’t even perfect. He, too, had his faults. Let’s win with the conservatives we have, not the conservatives we want. Having said that, would I ever vote for the 3 headed monster of Snowe, Collins and Spector. Never. But when a conservative does come around, let us critique but not destroy.


40 posted on 03/03/2009 8:45:45 PM PST by ObiJuan (Palin/Petraus '12)
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To: ecomcon
Kudlow: “As a free trader, I favor the Bush comprehensive immigration reform plan, which includes better border security, temporary worker cards, and ultimately, a path to citizenship.”

Still light-years better than that corrupt scoundrel Chris Dodd.
41 posted on 03/03/2009 8:55:49 PM PST by Antoninus (It's a sad time when Pravda's reporting is more reliable than anything in the major US media.)
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To: SuziQ; FreepShop1
>> His cocaine abusing past won’t help him. Didn't seem to be a problem with x42 or That One. <<

That's because their RATs and their "base" doesn't care (in fact, sleazy behavior just makes RATs MORE popular with their "base") and the liberal media treats them with kid gloves. Republicans can't expect the same treatment. What RATs skate away from, Republicans get crusified for. Just compare what happened to Congressmen Gerry Studds (D) and Dan Crane (R)'s political careers after they were both caught having affairs with underage staffers in the 1980s.

42 posted on 03/04/2009 7:40:41 PM PST by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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