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MSNBC's Todd, Guthrie Urge Democrat Meek to Quit Florida Senate Race
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 10/11/2010 8:38:52 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

Well, they did stop short of presenting him with a ceremonial seppuku sword . . .

But other than that, MSNBC's Daily Rundown duo of Chuck Todd and Savannah Guthrie did their best to convince Florida Dem Kendreck Meek to get out of the senatorial race to give Charlie Crist a shot against Marco Rubio.

Todd tried the cold-hard-numbers route, while Guthrie made an emotional appeal, literally asking Meek if he "can live" with himself if his continued candidacy resulted in the election of Rubio.

View video here.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: charliecrist; chucktodd; fl; florida; kendrickmeek; savannahguthrie

1 posted on 10/11/2010 8:39:01 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

MSNBC tries to clear path for Crist ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 10/11/2010 8:40:16 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Meek won’t quit even if it’s a “lost cause”. Failure is a resume enhancement in the lib dem universe................


3 posted on 10/11/2010 8:44:51 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

This is bizarre. If Meek dropped out, not only would Rubio beat Crist, but the resulting backlash / dropoff in black turnout would only magnify the Republican wave across the state.


4 posted on 10/11/2010 8:45:56 AM PDT by Crichton
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Why don’t they ask Crist to get out? [Rhetorical question]


5 posted on 10/11/2010 8:47:20 AM PDT by kabar
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

These people are crazy. They don’t know how badly Crist is hated. If Meek bowed out, the blacks would stay home. Some democrats (hispanics especially) would definitely drop party loyalty, cross over and vote for Rubio.

This has not be attempted because there is probably plenty of stuff left to come out about Crist and the democratic party knows it.

The media is so desperate, they are ready to do any old stupid thing.


6 posted on 10/11/2010 8:47:47 AM PDT by Waryone (RINOs, Elites, and Socialists - on the endangered list, soon to become extinct.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Big liberal news asks Black Democrat to fall on his sword for “independent” Charlie Crist. Gotta love how liberals will toss African-Americans aside for a cheap win in politics.


7 posted on 10/11/2010 8:48:59 AM PDT by RicocheT
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The black guy should quit so the gay guy can win...LOL


8 posted on 10/11/2010 8:48:59 AM PDT by Mamzelle (donate to O'Donnell--even a dollar is plenty! She has paypal!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Interesting.
I see Crist as the Soros pick to run for POTUS in 012 as an independent facilitating a Clintonial plurality win for Baraq.
Of course none of this works if he loses next month.


9 posted on 10/11/2010 8:49:12 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Just asking, but what is Crist and MSNBCs core campaign promise? Recending the tanning bed tax? Curious minds and all. Didn’t know Crist represented anything special other than Crist. I guess this is good enough for MSNBC, wouldn’t want a government working within the confines of the Constitution, would we?


10 posted on 10/11/2010 8:52:51 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

MSNBC sure has a problem with minorities...

11 posted on 10/11/2010 8:54:49 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

If they are willing to risk the wrath of the black electorate and the CBC, to push Meek out of the race, it can only mean that they feel that the GOP is really, reaaly close to gettign the 10 seats they need to take the senate..IOW, FL is one they hope to steal back..


12 posted on 10/11/2010 8:54:59 AM PDT by ken5050 (I don't need sex.....the government screws me every day..)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

13 posted on 10/11/2010 8:56:12 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Got to love this objective reporting...


14 posted on 10/11/2010 8:58:40 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Mamzelle
is Crist gay?......if he is, it does explain things....

why don't these pundits work to get that pub out of the race in Colorado?

15 posted on 10/11/2010 8:58:55 AM PDT by cherry
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

TRANSLATION: Meek dropping out will help the left’s guy Crist. Not very complicated, is it.


16 posted on 10/11/2010 9:10:52 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...

Florida Freeper


17 posted on 10/11/2010 9:13:58 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Mamzelle

Did you see Crist throw out the pitch in Tampa Bay? It was the saddest, most pitiful and well, ahem, not-masculine thing I’ve ever seen. I’ve got a bum shoulder, never played baseball on a team, and know I could lob it close enough for a professional catcher to get and fast enough not to look like a girl.


18 posted on 10/11/2010 9:21:32 AM PDT by November 2010
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Marco Rubio has almost as much support as Crist and Meeks combined. I don’t think there’s a chance.


19 posted on 10/11/2010 9:24:03 AM PDT by Wee-Weed Up
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

TWo white people telling the black guy to get out of the race so the old white flip-flop candidate can win.

I’m sure that will go over well with the minority population of Florida.


20 posted on 10/11/2010 9:32:16 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Somebody needs to remind the MSNBC scumbags that Meek won his Primary. He is the legitimate candidate; the Independent faggot did not win his Primary.

If the Libs and Dems forced Meek to drop out, I guarantee you, 90% of the Blacks in FL will stay home on Election Day or vote for Rubio in revolt.


21 posted on 10/11/2010 9:38:04 AM PDT by no dems (DeMINT / PALIN 2012 or PALIN / DeMINT 2012.......Either is fine with me!)
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To: November 2010

Ref. your Post #18: That was pathetic; an embarrassment to the State of Florida. It probably cost him another 2 percent in the polls.


22 posted on 10/11/2010 9:40:30 AM PDT by no dems (DeMINT / PALIN 2012 or PALIN / DeMINT 2012.......Either is fine with me!)
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To: no dems

Oh please!! The Blacks, Union members and Jewish people vote the way their leaders tell them to! Pathetic!!


23 posted on 10/11/2010 9:42:46 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Wee-Weed Up

it aint gonna help them

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2010/election_2010_senate_elections/florida/election_2010_florida_senate

Rubio has hit the 50% mark, meeks at 19% and crist at 25%, so thats 50% vs 44% but can the dems be really sure dropping crist will lift Crist any further up.....i wouldnt bank on it.

They’ll be calling this one for Rubio 10 seconds after the polls close if the poll blowout continues.


24 posted on 10/11/2010 9:49:42 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: no dems

That was pathetic; an embarrassment to the State of Florida.
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Indeed. That was the great state of Florida’s governor. Florida, home of Seminole Indians, Blackfeet, conquistadors, alligator hunters, crackers, surfers, ranchers, ship’s captains . . . and our governor, our alpha male, is a wimpy guy that can’t throw a baseball within 5 feet of a catcher.


25 posted on 10/11/2010 9:54:56 AM PDT by November 2010
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Early voting starts when, next week? I doubt the ballots haven’t been printed already, with Meek’s name on them.


26 posted on 10/11/2010 9:57:22 AM PDT by synbad600
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To: sunmars

way back when....supporters of Rubio were going door to door getting the message out. Crist replaced martinez with some clown instead of Rubio. The clown..a fine RINO was supposed to sit on the seat and hold it for Crist.
The RNC and GOP elites including that POS Cornyn thought this was all a good idea.

But wait...seems the folks ...the little people...the conservative base said NO MORE....and now Rubio is in the drivers seat.


27 posted on 10/11/2010 9:59:07 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: synbad600

from the Florida election website :

Early VotingBack

Voters may vote in person by casting a ballot prior to Election Day. The voter will use the same type of voting equipment that is used at the polls on Election Day. Early voting begins 15 days before an election and ends on the 2nd day before an election. During this period, early voting is conducted 8 hours per day on each weekday and for 8 hours in the aggregate for each weekend. Supervisors of Elections designate early voting sites 30 days prior to an election. Early voting will be offered in the main or branch office of the Supervisor of Elections. They may also designate any city hall or public library geographically located so that all voters in the county will have an equal opportunity to cast a vote. Contact your Supervisor of Elections for dates, times and locations in your county.

http://election.dos.state.fl.us/voting/voting-info.shtml

I’m guessing early voting begins in about 5 days time in Florida.


28 posted on 10/11/2010 10:00:33 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: synbad600

pretty sure ballots were printed weeks ago when the dates of finalballot settlement was done, it can takes weeks to print all those absentee and back up paper ballots to order so they are probably done already. Meeks name will be on the ballot they cannot remove it now and knowing some of the stupidity of the dems, if Meeks withdrew, half of them wouldnt even realise he had and still mark the D with an X.


29 posted on 10/11/2010 10:05:17 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: rrrod

Crist is getting his signs out on our roads in S. Florida. Must be astroturf, because I can’t imagine non-payed people supporting him enough to volunteer . . .


30 posted on 10/11/2010 10:07:22 AM PDT by November 2010
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Does all this game-playing by the Dems and their media cohorts factor in how totally ticked off blacks in FL would be, and how that would so seriously depress turnout? Or do they think blacks are so loyal to their agenda, that they’d watch a black candidate thrown under the bus and still go out to cheer on the white guy, even if he does have a good artificial tan?


31 posted on 10/11/2010 10:34:55 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Two white people telling the black guy to get out of the race so the old white flip-flop GAY candidate can win.


32 posted on 10/11/2010 10:39:41 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: Ann Archy

I think the Blacks are a little more sophisticated than the Union members; they can get pissed off when they feel like they’re being disenfranchised. But, who said anything about “Union members and Jewish people”???? I was talking about the Black community. Everyone knows that Union thugs would cut their mother’s throat for one more Democratic vote and American Jews are so liberal, they’d vote for a guy whose last name is Hitler if he had a (D) behind his name.

Nobody was talking about Union thugs and Jews...stay on message Ann and CHILL OUT!!! Now, have a Blessed Day.


33 posted on 10/11/2010 11:50:59 AM PDT by no dems (DeMINT / PALIN 2012 or PALIN / DeMINT 2012.......Either is fine with me!)
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To: November 2010; Mamzelle
Greta showed Friday her pitching compared to Baracke Hussein Amu Amama's LOL

BTW why are they poking at "MY" congressman???

34 posted on 10/11/2010 11:53:20 AM PDT by danamco (")
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To: sunmars
half of them wouldnt even realise he had and still mark the D with an X.

Of course, lawyers might be able to convince the Tallahassee Supremes that those X's should count for Crist's sake (uh, so to speak).

35 posted on 10/11/2010 12:54:45 PM PDT by Erasmus (Personal goal: Have a bigger carbon footprint than Tony Robbins.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Remember when Democrats asked African-American Maynard Jackson to drop out of the race for DNC chair so that they could install Terry McAuliffe?

When will a Democrat African-American politician tell the pundits that it's time for the party stop asking blacks to step aside for whites?

-PJ

36 posted on 10/11/2010 1:03:36 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: no dems

I’ll bet you Meeks could throw a baseball well enough for a professional catcher to get it. Crist should drop out in favor of Meeks. At least Meeks is out of the closet as a Democrat.

He he.


37 posted on 10/11/2010 1:29:17 PM PDT by November 2010
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Based on what I bothered to read at the DUmmies site, the left is divided on the Florida senate race. Some DUmmies like that Crist angered the Republicans and changed even more positions to the left after he went Independent. But some on the left are upset he is spoiling Meeks chance. So people are very divided. Some like Crist just to stop Rubio since he is doing better. DUmmies owner has been on purge of dissent, but as he even gets mad at Obama, he then is confused what to do and what direction to head. So it sounds like he made an exception for Crist since he is not an official D. People can support him there. Seems the reason is because he has better chance to do better. So the fights begin. Seems people upset over why Liberal Independents like Crist. As such some have also called for Meeks to quit, just like these buffoons on MSNBC. That leads to people ranting against Crist. Some DUmmies say he is another Specter or Lieberman. And so it goes. This is killing them and making it even easier for Rubio to win.


38 posted on 10/11/2010 1:59:18 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Crichton

Exactly!


39 posted on 10/11/2010 2:15:32 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: Mamzelle

LOL! Democrat politics at it’s finest!


40 posted on 10/11/2010 2:16:24 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

WOW - if this was us doing this, we’d be called racists...


41 posted on 10/11/2010 2:18:37 PM PDT by GOPJ ( - - - - - - Your universe: http://primaxstudio.com/stuff/scale_of_universe/)
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To: synbad600

We already have our absentee ballots with Meeks’ name listed.


42 posted on 10/11/2010 7:05:30 PM PDT by aberaussie
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To: DontTreadOnMe2009; CharlesWayneCT

‘Two white people telling the black guy to get out of the race so the old white flip-flop GAY candidate can win.’

To be more racial about it ‘A white man and a white woman telling the black guy to get out of the race so the old white flip-flop GAY candidate can beat the brown guy.’


43 posted on 10/11/2010 8:00:56 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I agree. Meek gets out = death for down ballot Democrats all over Florida.


44 posted on 10/12/2010 5:30:15 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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