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Bennett mulls write-in bid
Politico ^ | 05.12.2010 | MANU RAJU

Posted on 05/11/2010 10:19:10 PM PDT by OldDeckHand

Sen. Robert Bennett (R-Utah), who lost his bid for re-nomination on Saturday, has not ruled out running as a write-in candidate for the Senate this fall.

"I've made no decisions to make a decision," he said Tuesday when asked about his political future. “I’ve made a firm decision not to make any decisions at the moment.”

Bennett would only say he'd make a decision "later."

Such a decision would put his colleagues - who personally like Bennett but will only endorse a GOP candidate in the primary - in a tough position.

"It's a little like going to your own funeral while you're still alive," the 76-year-old, three term senator said of his colleagues who said they'd support the GOP nominee in Utah.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: 2010; 2010midterms; bennett; entitledtheyr; establishment; romney; senate; thirdparty; ut2010; utah
Unbelievable. Someone had better pressure McConnell and Hatch to make very public statements AGAINST this.
1 posted on 05/11/2010 10:19:10 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

RINOs are hated because they have no loyalty to Republican principles or to the party.


2 posted on 05/11/2010 10:20:57 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember ("Subtlety is not going to win this fight": NJ Governor Chris Christie)
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To: OldDeckHand

Lots of sore losers these days.

They refuse to accept that they’re not God’s gift to man.


3 posted on 05/11/2010 10:21:22 PM PDT by DB
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To: OldDeckHand

A bitter old man...


4 posted on 05/11/2010 10:22:30 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Obie Wan Nairobi from the 1/2 dark side. The farce with this one strong, it is...)
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To: DB

IF he hasn’t stolen enough money to retire on in the time he has been in Washington, there is no hopes for him.


5 posted on 05/11/2010 10:24:08 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 (deserve it.)
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To: OldDeckHand

SHEESH! Someone quick, get a wooden stake!


6 posted on 05/11/2010 10:30:37 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO Foreign Nationals as our President!!)
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To: OldDeckHand

No. Really. The Country can survive without you Senator Bennet. Really. Do just fine. Be ok. It’s not like you’ve done a bangup job of it so far.

So take a hint and go home.


7 posted on 05/11/2010 10:30:50 PM PDT by mockingbyrd (Remember in November.)
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To: OldDeckHand

Now he relishes the role of “spoiler.”


8 posted on 05/11/2010 10:30:56 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: OldDeckHand

Sounds like he could care less about his Country and only about himself. He serves the people. He forgot that and now revenge is on his mind.


9 posted on 05/11/2010 10:33:32 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Yep, he does not realize that some of why he lost is his time has past.


10 posted on 05/11/2010 10:37:38 PM PDT by JLS (Democrats: People who wont even let you enjoy an unseasonably warm winter day)
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To: OldDeckHand

Disgusting. They can’t just fade away, can they?


11 posted on 05/11/2010 10:42:09 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: OldDeckHand

Good luck with that write in idea. Most folks are still edumacated at public schools. Bill Bennett would probably end up with more votes.


12 posted on 05/11/2010 10:45:27 PM PDT by ScottinSacto (W.W.M.R.D.? - What Would Mitch Rapp Do?)
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To: OldDeckHand

Sheesh, Bob, get a life. You lost - get over it. Go spend time with the family. Go out and see what the real world is like - for a change.


13 posted on 05/11/2010 10:48:30 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: OldDeckHand

What a freekin’ baby.


14 posted on 05/11/2010 10:49:30 PM PDT by rae4palin (RESIST--REPEAL--IMPEACH)
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To: OldDeckHand

lol
yo bob

take a hint

take a hike


15 posted on 05/11/2010 11:00:10 PM PDT by ASOC (Things are not always as they appear, ask the dog chasing the car)
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To: OldDeckHand
RINO’s!
They are the most disgusting creatures on God's good green earth!
It's the same old sense of entitlement. The same old “this seat belongs to me by right and screw what the people want” mentality. What the heck is a 76 year old, 3-term Senator, who initially campaigned on serving just 2 terms, doing making an awful spectacle of himself, when voters have firmly rejected him? It's like an old guy, who refuses to accept it, when his younger girl friend has found a hot younger guy and moved in with him, and continues to show up outside her door, still trying to get in, even after being repeatedly told to shove it.
What is it with these octogenarians and septagenarians like McCain and Bennett anyways? Is it that at that age, they can't have sex anymore, and just get off from all the power and the thrill they get from being United States Senators? They are worse than the Politburo of the former Soviet Union. They want to stay in power till they are carried off dead from old age from the US Senate. Well that nonsense will not be tolerated anymore.
16 posted on 05/11/2010 11:28:49 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: OldDeckHand

They just don’t get it do they? You have been rejected! Your eighteen-year sinecure is Washington is over. Now stay home!


17 posted on 05/11/2010 11:55:00 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: OldDeckHand

Well, looks like instincts are right again and another dishonest RINO has been flushed out.


18 posted on 05/12/2010 12:06:38 AM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: kaehurowing

McCain, Hatch..... Another death grip crew of elderly loser addicts.


19 posted on 05/12/2010 12:35:04 AM PDT by Leisler
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To: Rummyfan

These guys were always Democrats...and this is their final tip of the hat. In a way, they are hurting the remaining moderate-players in the party. Why stand by a guy when you know he’d flip to run as an independent immediately after you toss him out?


20 posted on 05/12/2010 1:43:00 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: OldDeckHand

Look at how entitled these guys think they are. If they can’t win the right way, they’ll destroy everything. There is no difference between this and Charlie Crist. I think you’ll see the same with McCain.


21 posted on 05/12/2010 3:03:34 AM PDT by McGavin999 (There is no such thing as federal money-it's OUR money)
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To: OldDeckHand
If in the GOP primaries this year, many incumbents loose, you can expect to see the losers be the spoilers in the general election.

I fear this will lead to an even greater majority for the dems in the Senate in November.

22 posted on 05/12/2010 3:12:47 AM PDT by CapnJack
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To: CapnJack

So? What’s your solution to the problem? Keep them in office so they can continue to ruin America as we knew it?

The time has come to take the bitter pill. We may lose a battle but we will win the war if we don’t take your concerns to heart.


23 posted on 05/12/2010 3:45:23 AM PDT by DH (The government writes no bill that does not line the pockets of special interests.)
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To: OldDeckHand

Sadly, most politicians are narcissistic vermin. They’d sell their daughters, wives, mothers, and grandmothers to brothels for another term in power.

If Bennett had a shred of decency he’d serve out his term and retire without complaint. I suspect he’ll turn into a vindictive child though.


24 posted on 05/12/2010 4:03:26 AM PDT by mike-zed
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To: DH

“The time has come to take the bitter pill. We may lose a battle but we will win the war if we don’t take your concerns to heart.”

And that is the correct answer ... I agree with you. We just had better be prepared for another 2 years of Dem control of congress and hopefully 2012 and 2014 will be better years. It is just going to be difficult for the next 2+ years.


25 posted on 05/12/2010 5:53:39 PM PDT by CapnJack
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