Skip to comments.Kudlow '80 Or 90 Precent' Likely To Challenge Schumer
Posted on 02/10/2010 5:17:18 PM PST by freespirited
So says John Lakian, a longtime friend of the supply-side economist and TV host who just signed on as the finance chair of the group trying to draft him into the race against New York's senior senator.
Lakian, a Wall Street financier and two-time unsuccessful candidate (for governor and US Senate) in Massachusetts, said he spoke last week with Kudlow and did not get a feeling from him about a timeline for a decision.
But Lakian doesn't believe there's any rush - even in the face of the $19.3 million war chest on which Schumer is sitting.
"It really is an overwhelming amount of cash," Lakian acknowledged. "But if he picks up a rival like Larry Kudlow...Larry is a very, very well respected economist. He's very popular on Wall Street, very popular from the standpoint of the economic ideology that he believes in, and he would be able to garner very substantial amounts of money very quickly."
"Would he be able to equal Schumer? Of course not. Schumer had a head start, and you can only raise so much, so fast. On the other hand, now corporations can do independent expenditures at a substantial level. I think a lot of corporations in this country - both small and big - would be doing independent expenditures for Larry Kudlow."
Lakian said he doesn't see any reason for Kudlow to give up his show and the national platform it provides until the very last moment before he announces his candidacy - assuming he runs at all - perhaps even as late as April.
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AnYBODY would be better than CHUCKY!
He’s conservative enough. He isn’t afraid to defend free enterprise and liberty.
I like Larry Kuddlow and really hope he wins, but I’m doubtful that a guy who used to be Jewish can beat a guy who is Jewish in New York. I just don’t see it happening.
He's actually been one of the few to do so. And he does an extremely good job. I say give him Geitner's job.
Yes! We need you, Larry!
I remember how sweet it was to see Dash-Hole go down in flames. But Schumer? One doesn't want to hope too hard...
I’m just having a little fun at FR’s True Conservatives expense. Laugh a little, they’re out there.
That would be a very smart move by the NY voters... So it won’t happen in a bizzillion years.
Nope, no difference at all between Kudlow and Schumer. Not that I can see. /s
I think we teapartiers know how to raise money and finance a revolution.
This is an attempt to preempt the, “he’s a rino and not conservative enough” crowd. OK, would you rather have Schumer again???
At least Kudlow is a fiscal conservative.
We need a complete puzzle, not just one piece that is perfect.
Being an open-borders enthusiast is a big minus. But he's great on economics, and understands the effect of legislation, which is a tremendous combination. Also pro-life, pro right-to-work, and serious about defense. He would be a huge net improvement over the NYS status quo.
Many New Yorkers agree: it would be difficult to find a federal legislator as bad as US Senator Chuck Schumer. Schumer is personally responsible for much of the bad policy that led to the economic melt down of the United States. He stands firmly in favor of health care reform that is bad for New Yorkers. He supports a tax on banks that is poison for the Empire State. And now, petty bully Schumer is muscling members of his own party, pretending only he may decide who can and cannot run against his hand puppet, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.
Until Scott Brown was elected to the US Senate by the growing group of independents in normally loopy liberal Massachusetts, nobody thought it was possible to beat Schumer. Now the game has changed.
There is one potential candidate to oppose Schumer, whose campaign coffers already contain more than $30 million. New York Tea Party leaders are talking up the potential candidacy of CNBC commentator and former Reagan advisor Larry Kudlow. A graduate of the University of Rochester, Kudlow also worked for New York's legendary Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. As one of the architects of the Reagan tax-cuts that sparked one of the greatest economic booms in modern times, he is recognized as a leading anti-tax supply side economist. The thoughtful, well-spoken and original analyst is one of the most effective debaters on the Right.
New York deserves a better Senator than Chuck Schumer - far, far better. Help us convince Larry Kudlow to enter the Senate race; please enter your information here to join the Draft Kudlow Committee.
Let's deliver Chuck Schumer his own Scott Brown. Nobody deserves it more.
On the other hand, I never thought Massachusetts voters would ever be smart enough to not vote for a Democrat either.
We have to focus on getting the best conservative we can get in each jurisdiction, measured against what we can get in each jurisdiction. Then the pieces will start coming together and, once a majority is reached, then we can support the more conservative members for positions of congressional leadership. But those people can't be Speaker of the House, Senate Majority Leader, Chairman of the Judiciary Committee and so on unless and until we get a majority, the best way we can!
Gawd, Larry I luv ya. Please don’t do this, your heart and tennis game will suffer. Find someone of the younger persuasion who you can push into the winners circle.
Hes not.LOL! Kudlow not conservative enough - post of the year so far.
I think he is pro-life as well. I know he appears in a pro-life infomercial, that concentrates on the negative, economic impact abortion has on the nation.
Earlier talk of Kudlow running for President made no sense. But this does make sense. And as an economics “expert” he can take on Chuckie Schumer where it counts.
I believe Martha outspent Scott Brown around 4-1 and still lost. It aint going to be about commercials in Nov. Schmuckie.
Pray for America’s Freedom
Looks like the anti-Kudlow crew is off tonight. DC is snowed-in, and a lot of Dem offices are closed.
I’m lucky enough to be able to listen to Larry every Saturday on the internet at
For NY he would be the best candidate.
Very optimistic about America and FREEDOM.
And Larry would draft tax policy that we haven't seen since (G_d Rest their Souls) Kemp / Roth.
We need this financial dynamo in the Senate, this could be a once in a life time deal if Sarah get in, Just like Kemp / Roth and Reagan. Yes I know this stuff is supposed to orginate in the House, but having him in the Senate wouldn't hurt.
I don’t care if Kudlow becomes the worse Senator, taking out the worse Senator, Schumer, is a step in the right direction.
No limits on immigration. Let anyone come in who wants to. Declare legal those who are here illegally.
Those are the views I've heard him expound on his radio show.
No one is conservative enough here!
Thanks for posting. You don’t have to excerpt the NY Daily News.
WABC radio (Saturdays).
CNBC television (every weekday).
He's not shy about his viewsthe ones I agree with, and the others. Enjoy.
“No one is conservative enough here!”
LOL...that’s our job - to pull ‘em right! :)
Sorry, I heard him argue in favor of more legal immigration . . . but “no limits on immigration? Let anyone come in who wants to?” I call BS.
Kudlow did say let them go to the back of the line.
That’s not “open-borders,” is it?
Contrast that with Sarah ... who says that we should not apply a test for conservatives.
So Sarah Palin does not agree with you.
Now I completely disagree with that. But I'm a hard a$$.
I will never change my mind. I want all illegals, no matter what flavor, to be thrown out of this country. Period.
That's great. Our country needs more people like you, and fewer people who muddy the water--such as those who claim someone is in favor of "open borders" when it's probably (still giving the benefit of the doubt) not true.
He’s also a columnist & blogger for National Review. I don’t agree with him on every economic forecast, but even if he is ‘open-border’ (I don’t remember) he would only be representing the opinion of his Wall Street constituents. I don’t think enough FReepers realize that “not conservative enough” was a joke...
Kudlow supports Amnesty. Just fyi
Start spreading the news...
I listen to his show on Saturday. He is a supply sider. He is just soft on illegal immigration. If it were not for that I could like the guy.
I'm more afraid of the people who took Lou Dobbs' side (and believed Dobbs) when Dobbs and Kudlow were butting heads . . . Dobbs was misrepresenting Kudlow's position at the time, and when Dobbs came out of the closet in favor of "amnesty" himself (I have to use the word in quotations because it means different things to different people), he proved himself to be a charlatan.
A Lefty replacing a Lefty. If the Democrat wins in November I guess it is better to have the one with less seniority.