Skip to comments.Bill Clinton pushed Meek to quit Florida race
Posted on 10/28/2010 4:10:04 PM PDT by NYRepublican72
Bill Clinton sought to persuade Rep. Kendrick Meek to drop out of the race for Senate during a trip to Florida last week and nearly succeeded.
Meek agreed twice to drop out and endorse Gov. Charlie Crists independent bid in a last-ditch effort to stop Marco Rubio, the Republican nominee who stands on the cusp of national stardom.
Meek, a staunch Clinton ally from Miami, has failed to broaden his appeal around the state and is mired in third place in most public polls, with a survey today showing him with just 15 percent of the vote. His withdrawal, polls suggest, would throw core Democratic voters to the moderate governor, rocking a complicated three-way contest and likely throwing the election to Crist.
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You have to love how inept the Democrats are right now. They don't need that African American base on Tuesday.. Nah.... Say it ain't so party of diversity. /sarcasm
The left is going to go insane over this. Should be fun to watch the reaction on DU.
I saw parts of this debate. I’d rather see Meeks win that Crist. Crist makes me sick.
That’s just twisted...
Wow... did you see this?!
I just don’t know if I can stand the thought of the Clintons becoming active in the white house again. God help us! Please, Lord, bring a leader out of the republican party—only one who will glorify you, Lord. Not a pack of wannabees who will split the vote and cause another Rino to float to the top. Thank you, God, for being in charge of this mess. I know that you have a plan and if you’re in control, it’s got to turn out right for each of us who believe in you.
Then take a long hot shower with a lot of scrubbing before you come back here.
Bill to Meek: Get to the back of the Bus.
Seriously, if I were Meek... I’d be mad as hell that I had to make way for a political opportunist like Crist.
Crist looks sick to me. He’s gotten so thin this year.
Nothing on DU! They’re still in shock, I imagine.
Meek actually went along with the idea, then changed his mind.
Still could happen.
Dammit! You’re tracking DUng all over the site! Off to the shower with you!
Besides being a liar (Democrat) Meek actually comes across as likable & intelligent until you really listen to what he is saying.
Crist is a leftist homosexual trial lawyer, the lowest form of scum on several levels.
I think it’ll be fun to keep a couple of screen open on election night. One on FreeRepublic and the other on DU. Should be a hoot!
Don’t forget Patterson.
You’re a braver man than I.
Rumor is Charlie quit eating meat and is a strict vegetarian now:
Again, the enduring message of Democrats to their African-American base is: “You’re Kleenex!”
Yeah, they’re mostly going along with it. Must be because they’re getting so desperate. Two weeks ago, they’d have been climbing the walls over this.
Just reading this very recent post:
It’s about how Republicans give little or no help to their Black Candidates.
Oh, the Irony!
....so Bubba’s doing Dumbo’s dirty work again....last time Sestak, in which clintoon denied doing anything. This time desperation requires expediency, so just do it in the open ...
(the media will protect them)..so what da ell. Did you bring enough money this time Bubba?
True....it could. But, I would think Rubio would still win.
Crist is a POS WHORE!.
Funny! Is that why he is so lean? His clothes are baggy on him.
The left will do anything to remain in power (or achieve power) at every level, in every office, at every turn.
Throwing Meek under the bus is not something most will object to (even the blacks). Sure, some will complain that it should have been Crist to drop out, but they would have collectively put their disagreements aside and unified. Remember, this is the party that got Torricelli to drop out and managed to get away with breaking the law and getting Lautenberg on the ballot to hold their Senate seat.
I bet they are STILL working on Meek to throw in the towel. I hear Crist will be on Olberman tonight and I am sure MSNBC is trying to help Crist rally the Democratic base behind him.
This is why 3rd party conservative bids of any kind (other than the rare exceptions like Tancredo in Colorado) are utterly stupid. The left will use EVERY trick to get power in this nation, and we need to make sure to stay unified.
Hey! Broccoli is good for you! Don’t insult broccoli!
Nothing on DU! Theyre still in shock, I imagine.
They’re trying to decide which liberal tact to take...race card or puppetmaster Bill out to get Obama, setting stage for Hillary.
Can Clinton convince 0 to quit?
I suspect the DU will be disappointed it didn’t happen.
Does Onyx know about this???
Short thread on DU.
They are OK with throwing another Black man under the bus. Calling it a “nice try”.
Since Clinton is so willing to do this for Crist, you can count on there being a deal for Crist to caucus with the Dems if he were to make it to the Senate. What a snake!
So, Slick’s doing arm twisting for the white man and keeping the black man down? Pathetic.
I shouldn’t but I’ve developed a soft spot for Meeks. Maybe it’s our mutual disgust of Crist.
I smell a whisp of desperation.
Oh the travails of the ex-demonRAT presidents. They just can’t help themselves. As though their presidential legacies are so pure and unblemished, they have to go and f#$k up what’s left of their post presidential legacies too, the little busybody squirms.
Didn’t clintoon get himself right in the middle of it with the Sestak dustup as well?
This still poses some danger to Rubio.
If people think a vote for Meeks is wasted, they may go to Crist.
Anybody remember the major announcement from Crist for Oct 2/ - turned out to be RFK jr. Because this deal fell apart.
Alternatively, it might make a lot of the RAT faithful furious.
If cynicism prevails, it will hurt Alex Sink. That would be the BEST consequence.
Also Rubio has been polling around 50%. I don’t see even if this intentional leak from the Democrat’s cutting enough support out to help Crist at this stage. The 2000 drunk driving charge and announcing polls had closed when they hadn’t in Florida didn’t steal 7%-10%. At best 5% maximum of the vote in which people mostly sat at home.
If anyone quits it should be Crist. He cannot win, period.
During the 2004 election when Bush beat Kerry they went into meltdown mode and the site was locked to anyone without a password.
This is gonna be a massive backfire and hand votes by the bucket to Rubio. Oh and I wouldnt put it past Bill to do this deliberately as a backslap at Obama, Obama probably was gonna set Bill up to take the fall, Bambi cant be seen to chuck a black guy under the bus, he would dump it on Clinton in a moment, hence the revelation, Bill got wind what he was up to.
This is how bad the Democrats want to beat Rubio. Be prepared for shenanigans on Tuesday. They do not want Rubio to win this seat.
Crist probably acquired an STD from one of his male friends
Throwing the racist word around alot. LOL
Meeks campaign mgr now saying no way Meeks will drop out, so maybe the treachery will redound in his favor - but I doubt it.
This Clinton intervention has very little to do w one Senate seat. What it is about: preventing Marco Rubio from becoming President of the United States at some point in the future.
The RATS are that terrified of Rubio; and rightly so.
I wonder if its a hit job on Obama, coming right on the heels of the RI Caprio flap, this shows yet again, Obama will not back Democrats only whats on his agenda.
Caprio yesterday, Meeks today, jeez Dems you really have Obama watching your back don’t ya.
Wake up, you are pawns in his game, Clinton leaked this deliberately, he wants Obama ruined on Tuesday.