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Mack to debate Nelson, says he's no astronaut
Bizpacreview.com ^ | July 10, 2012 | Michele Kirk

Posted on 07/11/2012 6:44:49 AM PDT by T.O.K.

Congressman Connie Mack, R-Fla., was the center of attention Sunday night at a town hall meeting sponsored by the 1830 Project Inc., a nonprofit focused on engaging 18- to 30-year-olds in the political process.

The event, held in downtown Orlando, was attended by local tea party members and featured a question-and-answer session with Mack.

The following are highlights from the hour-long session, where Mack, who is running for Florida’s U.S. Senate seat, discussed his penny plan, voting record and his friendship with former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist. He also asserted that his Democratic opponent Bill Nelson is "not really an astronaut."

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: billnelson; conniemack; debate; ussenate
Finally, it's time for this guy to fight Nelson instead of primary opponents. He is a little fiestier than I thought from the sound of it. Good. Florida needs a fighter to win this seat.
1 posted on 07/11/2012 6:45:01 AM PDT by T.O.K.
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To: T.O.K.

There are plenty of angles in which Mack can go after Nelson, but the astronaut issue isn’t one of them.


2 posted on 07/11/2012 6:59:44 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: T.O.K.

I’m still trying to decide who to vote for the Nelson seat. I keep voting against Nelson & I hope this time he is kicked out.


3 posted on 07/11/2012 7:42:02 AM PDT by jrcats (Hope & Change= No Hope & only changes that tries to destroy America)
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To: T.O.K.
Connie Mack has
(a)Fabulous Name Recognition
(b)Low mental activity.
(c) A serious RINO infection
(d) enough ability to do a far better job than Nelson, while at the same time doing everything Jeb and Karl Rove tell him to.

Hold a cologne-soaked handkerchief to your nose and vote for the silly SOB.

ah the Two-Party System ....what a sweet racket if you're on the inside ... ya gotta love it!

4 posted on 07/11/2012 8:09:06 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (So, Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and FU Roberts can't figure out if Obama is a Natural Born Citizen?)
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Mack is the only viable opposition to Nelson.

Nelson is only hanging on because he has his own election machine OUTSIDE of the democrat party


5 posted on 07/11/2012 8:51:55 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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Mack is the only viable opposition to Nelson

Agree. I wish the silly twit luck!.

6 posted on 07/11/2012 8:59:31 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (So, Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and FU Roberts can't figure out if Obama is a Natural Born Citizen?)
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To: T.O.K.
Mack is right.

Nelson is not an astronaut. He is a Senator. He was successful at a career as an astronaut - but that was many years ago. Now he is a Senator. He is a distinct failure at that!

7 posted on 07/11/2012 10:18:42 AM PDT by Gritty (Obama's Latin-American future for us; a corrupt governing class ruling a dysfunctional morass-MSteyn)
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To: T.O.K.

I can’t say Mack was ever my “fave,” but he’s all we have. Whatever it takes to get rid of the astronaut. He spent way too many days in a vacuum environment, and the vacuum has gone to his head.


8 posted on 07/11/2012 10:37:46 AM PDT by cap10mike (Free market)
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To: Gritty

“He was successful at a career as an astronaut - but that was many years ago.”

Nelson was a US Congressman selected to fly on one shuttle flight. He was not a career astronaut. Republican Senator Jake Garn was also selected to be a Congressional observer on one shuttle flight.

Bill Nelson is an attorney and professional politician. His one trip into space was a public relations stunt by NASA.


9 posted on 07/11/2012 10:46:36 AM PDT by Soul of the South
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To: T.O.K.

I found it offensive when Mack declared that he would not debate his primary opponents based upon his lead in the polls. I think that just subverts the process. I’m glad he is willing to take on Nelson and hope he does so vigorously.


10 posted on 07/11/2012 11:20:51 AM PDT by SmileRight
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To: T.O.K.

GO DAVE WELDON !


11 posted on 07/11/2012 3:14:36 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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