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Kennedy Widow Urged to Run Against Scott Brown
NewsMax ^ | 8/14/2010

Posted on 08/14/2010 8:52:38 PM PDT by markomalley

The widow of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy is being urged by prominent Democrats to run for the seat currently held by Republican Sen. Scott Brown.

They believe that Victoria Reggie Kennedy has the best chance of any candidate to win the seat back in 2012, according to a report in The Washington Post.

Though she has seemed to bat down the idea, Kennedy has been in some ways acting the part of a candidate. She has raised her public profile by campaigning for other politicians and appearing at events across the country.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: kennedyfamily; ma2010m2010midterms; scottbrown; victoriakennedy

1 posted on 08/14/2010 8:52:39 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Before or after the family evicts her from her home? lol


2 posted on 08/14/2010 8:53:50 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: markomalley

That’s RICH!!!! HA-HA-HA-HA-blub,blub,blubbbbbbb...uf.


3 posted on 08/14/2010 8:55:08 PM PDT by dtrpscout (A bad dog is better than most good people.)
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To: markomalley

Yes Miss Vickie-—just tell the folks that it’s not Scott Browns seat but ‘the peoples seat’-—to be safely back under Kennedy control once again!


4 posted on 08/14/2010 8:57:31 PM PDT by tflabo
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To: markomalley

It would be a tough race, there wouldn’t be many differences to exploit.


5 posted on 08/14/2010 9:02:00 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush

True...the only difference is she’d be honest about it.


6 posted on 08/14/2010 9:02:36 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: markomalley

Of course, qualifications have nothing to do with representing the populace in the Senate. It’s all about influence and the elitist mentality, don’t you know.


7 posted on 08/14/2010 9:03:43 PM PDT by mia
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To: markomalley

” ... widow of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy is being urged by prominent Democrats ... “

What’s with this family dynasty thingie? Don’t the CommieCrates have a competent candidate to offer? If not, they should get into another line of work! JMHO


8 posted on 08/14/2010 9:07:58 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: gorush

Scott is prettier.


9 posted on 08/14/2010 9:12:55 PM PDT by Leisler ("Over time they create a legal system that plunders and a moral code that glorifies it." F. Bastiat)
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To: markomalley

Why not just put old dead Ted himself back in the seat. Aw heck, dead folks get to vote all the time as democrats.
Sure seems amazing though——every dead voter goes for those dems!


10 posted on 08/14/2010 9:13:36 PM PDT by tflabo
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To: markomalley

No conservative money to the next campaign for brown.Just might lose.


11 posted on 08/14/2010 9:13:46 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: markomalley

Shoot, she’s probably more conservative.


12 posted on 08/14/2010 9:15:39 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Obama is urinating on the graves of 3000 murdered Americans, and laughing about it.)
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To: markomalley
Guilty by association?


13 posted on 08/14/2010 9:17:40 PM PDT by Libloather (Teapublican, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: gorush

Has anyone heard her speak? Is she as, um, you know, articulate as, you know, Caroline Kennedy? /s


14 posted on 08/14/2010 9:21:28 PM PDT by fullchroma
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To: J Edgar
What’s with this family dynasty thingie?

The left are at home with monarchies, dynasties, etc. What they fear the most are individuals with rights who needn't beg permission from some elitist to exercise a right.

This social construct is very old and is repleat with favoritism. If you 'know' somebody, for example, you can drown a young girl and become Senator someday.

America rejected this social arrangement at it's founding but somehow, it has crept back in. And with it went the rule of law- laws only apply to the commoner, not the elite.

Skip-out on taxes and you or I go to jail-- do it as head of the House committee that writes tax law and you get a slap on the wrist with similarly corrupt dignitaries attending your birthday party. Or, an appointment to head the Treasury Dept.

By encouraging spouses to fill seats vacated by their deceased loved ones suggests the seat was neither particularly demanding of skill or of much importance to begin with, and, that ideological continuity has greater merit. Term limits may not be the answer but it's a start.

15 posted on 08/14/2010 9:42:14 PM PDT by budwiesest (It's that girl from Alaska, again.)
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To: markomalley
but the silly cow is only a kennedy by marriage...
16 posted on 08/14/2010 9:47:39 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Impy; BillyBoy; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; GOPsterinMA; darkangel82; Clemenza; Crichton

You’d think in a state where more than 90% of the elected officials are Democrats that they could do better than this...


17 posted on 08/14/2010 9:49:57 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: markomalley

Gotta keep that “royalty” going. Snark, snark.


18 posted on 08/14/2010 9:59:23 PM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: budwiesest
I think your insights are valid. Thanks for replying. I still wonder why voters aren't a bit wary of the ‘dynasty’ trend however. I guess libtard voters just ‘feel warm and fuzzy’ with a familiar name!
19 posted on 08/14/2010 9:59:34 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: nuconvert

If I recall correctly, her father was a Democrat judge from Louisiana who was in jail when she married the Swimmer. So she’s got the perfect pedigree for both the Democrat party and the Kennedy family.


20 posted on 08/14/2010 10:14:33 PM PDT by Brucifer (Proud member of the Double Secret Reloading Underground.)
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To: markomalley

I can’t wait to see the political ads with her and Splash and the other family members and dogs.


21 posted on 08/14/2010 10:14:42 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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To: markomalley

The Massachusetts version of North Korea’s “planation communism” continues to churn out heirs and pretenders to the throne of Camelot.


22 posted on 08/14/2010 10:15:00 PM PDT by MadJack ("Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet." (Afghan proverb))
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To: MadJack

that’s PLANTATION, Jack.


23 posted on 08/14/2010 10:16:10 PM PDT by MadJack ("Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet." (Afghan proverb))
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To: budwiesest

Speaking of dynasties, I am in Chicago and I took the architecture boat tour this evening. There is this HUGE building in the city called the Merchandise Mart. It was originally built by Marshall Field. It is so large that until recently it had its own zip code. It was purchased by Joe Kennedy many years ago for a fraction of what it cost to build when the real estate in Chicago declined considerably. The Kennedys owned it until 1990, I think.

Means nothing - I just thought it was interesting.


24 posted on 08/14/2010 10:43:16 PM PDT by RightFighter (So this is how liberty dies - with thunderous applause!)
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To: markomalley

Outside of crawling in the fart sack with Red Ted, what are her qualifications?


25 posted on 08/14/2010 11:23:07 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (DemocRATS! America's Taliban!)
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To: markomalley
I love the smell of desperation in the morning...it smells like...victory.
26 posted on 08/14/2010 11:34:44 PM PDT by redhead (Abortion: The number one killer of human beings. Period.)
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To: J Edgar

Save her for 1016. She is probably more qualified than Barack was in 2008.


27 posted on 08/14/2010 11:37:32 PM PDT by JimmyMc
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To: markomalley
A nightmare. Scott Brown is so much preferable.
Patrick Kennedy released a video announcing that he wouldn't run for reelection. In it he thanked people for supporting his family's plans or agenda,something like that,don't recall the exact words but that was the gist.

Not upholding the U.S Constitution or anything like that,he emphasized his family's ideas about how things should be and thanked people for supporting his family's ideas. That's the way I understood it when I saw it. He is my “representative” (lots of laughs and tears).

28 posted on 08/15/2010 12:50:37 AM PDT by FreeDeerHawk
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To: markomalley

In case anybody doesn’t know,Patrick is the son of the late Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy.


29 posted on 08/15/2010 1:01:54 AM PDT by FreeDeerHawk
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To: budwiesest

I agree with what you said except for the term limits support.

My 2 cents is that if term limits are instituted and people vote as always they have,the term limits won’t make a difference because those voted in will be the same as those voted out. Term limits will just put in new faces who have the same beliefs in office.

I think term limits come from the ballot box. Things will change when enough people vote for a real difference in governance.


30 posted on 08/15/2010 1:24:21 AM PDT by FreeDeerHawk
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To: JimmyMc

For 1016 she will need Mr. Peabody, Sherman and their Wayback machine. :)


31 posted on 08/15/2010 2:20:21 AM PDT by xp38
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To: FreeDeerHawk

“Scott Brown is so much preferable.

He is? Doesn’t he vote with the Liberal Democrats just as Kennedy did?


32 posted on 08/15/2010 4:34:53 AM PDT by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: RoadTest

Well,unless I’m sadly mistaken,he hasn’t always voted along with the extreme Liberal Democrats. Further,he gives the Repubbies one more number in the Senate ranks. Do you think it would be preferable to have Ted Kennedy’s widow in that seat?


33 posted on 08/15/2010 4:47:02 AM PDT by FreeDeerHawk
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To: Brucifer

thanx, I didn’t know that


34 posted on 08/15/2010 5:10:10 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: markomalley

“Urged by prominent Democrats” the mob members must be getting nervous.


35 posted on 08/15/2010 5:18:06 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Brucifer

Did you see this?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2570297/posts


36 posted on 08/15/2010 5:21:06 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: FreeDeerHawk

“Well,unless I’m sadly mistaken,he hasn’t always voted along with the extreme Liberal Democrats. Further,he gives the Repubbies one more number in the Senate ranks. Do you think it would be preferable to have Ted Kennedy’s widow in that seat?

Not preferable but not much worse, either.


37 posted on 08/15/2010 5:21:40 AM PDT by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: markomalley
Why don't the Democrats just run Romney?



38 posted on 08/15/2010 5:21:47 AM PDT by Diogenesis ('Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God' - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Impy; BillyBoy; justiceseeker93; AuH2ORepublican; GOPsterinMA; darkangel82; ...

If Mrs. Kennedy didn’t run when the seat was vacant, there’s no reason to believe that she’d run in 2012.


39 posted on 08/15/2010 9:03:23 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: EternalVigilance
There you go again. This is a blatant lie. Do you ever criticize Democrats?

Scott Brown is no conservative but he's conservative compared to Kennedy.

40 posted on 08/15/2010 9:12:02 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

There you go again. Acting like a humorless Republican hack.


41 posted on 08/15/2010 9:13:48 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (What does the LORD require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?)
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To: EternalVigilance

Oh, yea, you were using humor. First, you try to fool yourself and then you try to fool us. Tom, do something useful. You hang out here waiting for an opportunity to take a jab at anything Republican. You do it trying to gin up support for YOUR little political party. Tom, give it up. Your party will never go anywhere. I have a simple truth for you—if you want to achieve anything politically, it must be done in either the Republican party of the Democrat party. Take your choice or go take up some other endeavor because until you realize this truth, you’re wasting your time, as well as that of others.


42 posted on 08/15/2010 9:18:06 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

Frankly, old friend, you’re now a poster child for what the formerly grand old party has become. Unprincipled. Self-aggrandizing. Incessantly insulting to conservatives and conservatism. No thanks. Life is way too short.


43 posted on 08/15/2010 9:29:13 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (What does the LORD require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?)
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To: FreeDeerHawk
I think term limits come from the ballot box.

Interesting, yet the Presidency is limited. Wonder what 16-20 years of a conservative prez (real) could do to turn this country back toward it's charter? We've seen what lib-conrolled congress has gotten us ('cept for the "Contract with America" congress- first time in fourty years to go republican).

I do agree that the people should get the government they vote for but a little help from the media in vetting candidates would be nice. For example, my choice for 2012 has been mercilessly attacked by the media (and one 'gap-toothed' late night comedian )- a practice, if applied to a particular other candidate, would have produced howls of racism. I mean, they could have at least made fun of his ears if not his thin resume'. (Bankrupting these media centers would go a long way toward facillitating a national course correction).

44 posted on 08/15/2010 5:07:30 PM PDT by budwiesest (It's that girl from Alaska, again.)
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To: Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA

Smells a little desperate of them to be begging her to run 2 years before the election.


45 posted on 08/15/2010 5:41:48 PM PDT by Impy (DROP. OUT. MARK. KIRK.)
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