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Bob Kerrey changes his mind, will run for Senate, source says
Wash Post ^ | February 27, 2012 | unattributed

Posted on 02/27/2012 5:59:29 PM PST by prairiebreeze

Edited on 02/27/2012 6:31:08 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Former senator Bob Kerrey (D-Neb.) has changed his mind and plans to run for the open Senate seat in Nebraska, according to a senior Democratic aide.

The aide said Kerrey has called Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to inform him of his plans.


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


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: bobkerrey; kerrey; kerrey2012; ne2012; nebraska; senate
I didn't see this posted. FoxNews reported on this today.
1 posted on 02/27/2012 5:59:38 PM PST by prairiebreeze
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To: prairiebreeze

You can clean the bathtub but that ring will keep coming back.


2 posted on 02/27/2012 6:07:51 PM PST by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: Baynative

Kerry...another disappointment from Nebraska...


3 posted on 02/27/2012 6:10:25 PM PST by ptsal (E)
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To: prairiebreeze
As memory serves, Mister Kerrey was literally roughed up by union thugs when he tried to run in the Democratic Presidential Primary back in the 90’s.

It seems his war wounds and RVN service didn't sit well with the Clinton camp.

If I am mistaken, one of you folks will set me straight.

4 posted on 02/27/2012 6:16:07 PM PST by Makana
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To: prairiebreeze

Doesn’t he have something in common with Kerry of Massachusetts? Like A Vietnam Problem.


5 posted on 02/27/2012 6:16:38 PM PST by cquiggy
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To: Makana

It was Gore supporters in New Hampshire during the 2000 campaign who attecked Kerrey.


6 posted on 02/27/2012 6:18:24 PM PST by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: prairiebreeze

Kerry would give those younger than 40 or so a chance to see something incredibly rare; a decent and honorable democrat. Joe Lieberman is about the only othe living example.


7 posted on 02/27/2012 6:22:00 PM PST by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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To: cquiggy

Kerrey was FAR different than Kerry- Bob Kerrey was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor as a Navy SEAL.


8 posted on 02/27/2012 6:25:41 PM PST by MuttTheHoople (Democrats- Forgetting 9/11 since 9/12/01)
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To: cquiggy
Rank and organization: Lieutenant, Junior Grade, U.S. Naval Reserve, Sea, Air, and Land Team (SEAL). Place and date: Near Nha Trang Bay, Republic of Vietnam, 14 March 1969. Entered service at: Omaha, Nebr. Born: 27 August 1943, Lincoln, Nebr.

Citation:
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a SEAL team leader during action against enemy aggressor (Viet Cong) forces. Acting in response to reliable intelligence, Lt. (j.g.) Kerrey led his SEAL team on a mission to capture important members of the enemy's area political cadre known to be located on an island in the bay of Nha Trang. In order to surprise the enemy, he and his team scaled a 350-foot sheer cliff to place themselves above the ledge on which the enemy was located. Splitting his team in 2 elements and coordinating both, Lt. (j.g.) Kerrey led his men in the treacherous downward descent to the enemy's camp. Just as they neared the end of their descent, intense enemy fire was directed at them, and Lt. (j.g.) Kerrey received massive injuries from a grenade which exploded at his feet and threw him backward onto the jagged rocks. Although bleeding profusely and suffering great pain, he displayed outstanding courage and presence of mind in immediately directing his element's fire into the heart of the enemy camp. Utilizing his radioman, Lt. (j.g.) Kerrey called in the second element's fire support which caught the confused Viet Cong in a devastating crossfire. After successfully suppressing the enemy's fire, and although immobilized by his multiple wounds, he continued to maintain calm, superlative control as he ordered his team to secure and defend an extraction site. Lt. (j.g.) Kerrey resolutely directed his men, despite his near-unconscious state, until he was eventually evacuated by helicopter. The havoc brought to the enemy by this very successful mission cannot be over-estimated. The enemy soldiers who were captured provided critical intelligence to the allied effort. Lt. (j.g.) Kerrey's courageous and inspiring leadership, valiant fighting spirit, and tenacious devotion to duty in the face of almost overwhelming opposition sustain and enhance the finest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service.

9 posted on 02/27/2012 6:35:56 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: prairiebreeze
The Democrat's bench is so empty in Nebraska they're reaching back to a guy who retired in 2001?

It seems Democrats love to run retreads. Lautenberg in Jersey, Mondale in MN, now Bob Kerrey...

10 posted on 02/27/2012 6:53:29 PM PST by newzjunkey (Santorum: 18-point loss, voted for Sotomayor, proposed $550M on top of $900M Amtrak budget...)
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To: muir_redwoods

>>>a decent and honorable democrat<<<

Bob Kerrey is nothing of the kind. He’s a bitter, harcore partisan and leftist who has spent years attacking decent conservatives, Republicans and Americans in general.

He revelled in his lionization as a war hero and only in 2001, when he was about to be outed, confessed to knowingly leading troops into at least one outright slaughter (maybe more) of a village of Vietnamese women and children.

He has since equivocated about the massacres, saying the women and children “were at least associated with the Viet Cong,” and poses as a victim of Nixon’s evil war and as a hero in his opposition to it.

Mind you, this is at a time when our own brave troops are being second-guessed, smeared, convicted and imprisoned for fighting back against “civilian” Afghans who betray, shoot and frag our fighting men on a daily basis.

Kerrey was also the first on the 911 Commission to accuse and attack in a partisan manner, all but blaming President Bush for negligence and even indifference in the face of presumed “intelligence” that foretold the terrorist strike.

He is as angry, arrogant and self-serving as Obama, and should be opposed at all costs in his attempt to re-enter national politics.

It has been noted here before:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1207157/posts


11 posted on 02/27/2012 7:00:07 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks prairiebreeze.


12 posted on 02/27/2012 7:19:21 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: prairiebreeze

My only concern is that he decided to run because internal or external polling shows that he has a chance to win.


13 posted on 02/27/2012 7:21:25 PM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: Maine Mariner

No the Nebraska rat party couldn’t find anybody so they begged him to run. They know he probably won’t have a chance but they needed a body to fill in the hole.


14 posted on 02/27/2012 7:25:30 PM PST by ncfool (OMG 2012)
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To: prairiebreeze

Forgot to mention the fact he has probably not even lived in Nebraska since leaving Senate. He is a for hire Rat party Shill.


15 posted on 02/27/2012 7:28:52 PM PST by ncfool (OMG 2012)
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To: ncfool

My only concern that with the Republican candidates beating each other up during the primary season, the rats may see some new opportunities. The three major candidates should be going after Obama more than each other.


16 posted on 02/27/2012 7:54:18 PM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: prairiebreeze

Translation: the Dems believe they’re going to lose the senate.


17 posted on 02/27/2012 7:56:23 PM PST by pabianice (")
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To: prairiebreeze

Just what Nebraskans want: a “moderate” Democrat.

He’ll probably win this Nov. :)


18 posted on 02/28/2012 7:25:22 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: Fightin Whitey

I remember a lot of what you post about Kerrey too. Thanks for your additions to the thread.


19 posted on 02/28/2012 7:35:48 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Who are you and what have you done with Ann Coulter?!)
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To: prairiebreeze

He’ll never win. But this might draw Gov. Heineman into the race, he’s easily the most popular Republican in the state (other than Tom Osborne).


20 posted on 02/28/2012 7:35:54 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Baynative

...like political to fungus.


21 posted on 02/29/2012 9:43:09 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: muir_redwoods; Fightin Whitey; sunmars; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; randita; ...
>> a decent and honorable democrat. Joe Lieberman is about the only other living example. <<

>> Bob Kerrey is nothing of the kind. He’s a bitter, harcore partisan and leftist who has spent years attacking decent conservatives, Republicans and Americans in general.Kerrey was also the first on the 911 Commission to accuse and attack in a partisan manner, all but blaming President Bush for negligence and even indifference in the face of presumed “intelligence” that foretold the terrorist strike. He is as angry, arrogant and self-serving as Obama, and should be opposed at all costs in his attempt to re-enter national politics. <<

Shades of the claim that pro-abortion, gun-grabbing, pro-illegal alien, anti-Gulf War Sam Nunn was a "decent and honorable Democrat". Then the freepers praising him told me they "lost a lot of respect for Sen. Nunn" when he campaigned hard for Obama and got on Obama's short list for veep. Fortunanately for me, I didn't lost any respect for Nunn because I didn't have any to begin with.

Some West Virginia conservatives practically handed the RATs a victory in last year's Senate race by constantly talking up Joe Machrin as a "decent and honorable Democrat" too.

RATs who endorse Obama, Gore, Clinton, etc., and vote for Harry Reid & Tom Daschle to run the Senate are NOT "decent and honorable", folks.

22 posted on 02/29/2012 12:14:43 PM PST by BillyBoy (Illegals for Perry/Gingrich 2012 : Don't be "heartless"/ Be "humane")
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To: BillyBoy

I didn’t say I agreed with him or that I’d vote for him just as I didnt agree with or vote for Hubert Humphrey but Humphrey was a more honorable man than that rat-bastard Johnson was. It’s a subtlety perhaps.


23 posted on 02/29/2012 12:20:14 PM PST by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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