Skip to comments.Former Sen. Gary Hart says he's considering running for president
Posted on 11/05/2002 3:41:03 AM PST by OldeconomybuyerEdited on 04/13/2004 2:41:20 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
DENVER (AP) -- Former Democratic Sen. Gary Hart, whose 1988 presidential campaign collapsed amid questions about his relationship with a young model, said he is considering a bid for the White House in 2004.
"If you love the country and are motivated by public service as I am, it's very hard to sit on the sidelines," Hart, 65, told The Denver Post in Tuesday's editions.
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It seems Mr. Hart has been taking grammar lessons from Ms. Rice.
He'll make a call to his homo buddies who popped Levy and the deal is done.
Open road to Washington! Whadda country.
Very tangled grammar. It should read:
"If you love the country, and are motivated by public service, it's very difficult to remain on the sidelines"
And this fellow taught at Oxford at one point. Hopefully not English.
Translation: "If it's good for dead democrats like Mondale and Lautenberg to be resurected, why should I be kept in the coffin!"
Well then Gary, here are a few suggestions:
1. Volunteer in a home for the metally ill
2. Work in the USO for our disabled veterans
3. Bring meals-on-wheels to shut ins, the aged, and the lonely
Oh, but that's not what you meant when you said "public service"--is it? You want what Hillary! means when she uses that term:
Notwithstanding the monkey business, isn't Hart a fairly conservative democrat? I find it odd that he said "the nation needs leadership and ideas" on election day. I view this as a bit%h-slap to Sen. Daschle and his no-agenda obstructionist pals.
2. Percs 3. Prestige
There's the quote of the week at FR.
May I add
You must be new in politics. Announcing for political office is a two step. The candidate first issues a call for new readershi. A week later he or she announces that since nobody else has responded to that call( in spite of the fact 15 other people are running) he will make the supreme sacrifice and volunteer to run.
And dusting off an old campaign retort, former Vice President Mondale responded with "Oh yeah, sonny boy? Well, where's the soy-based, hydrogenated beef-product mush?"
"There is a chance for the President of the United States to use the disaster (9/11). . . to carry out what his father - a phrase his father used I think only once, and it hasn't been used since - and that is a New World Order."
Senator Gary Hart, Sept. 14, 2001
Needless to say, I don't think she'd make a good VP for Hart. He would be spending all of his time at whitehouse.com, she would be trying to take it down. LOL!
I liked Donna too. I hear that today, she is a committed Christian who fights against pornography. I also hear that she still looks great, and is very eloquent.
Donna Rice Hughes
Mrs. Hughes is the author of Kids Online: Protecting Your Children In Cyberspace. (Revell, September 1998) which has been translated into both Spanish and Korean. Additionally, she has her own Internet safety website at www.protectkids.com.
From 1999-2001, Mrs. Hughes served as spokesperson and senior advisor to FamilyClick.com, a state-of-the-art Internet Filtering Service. In 1999, Mrs. Hughes received a Congressional appointment to the Child Online Protection Commission (COPA) to examine technological solutions to protect children online and served as co-chair of the COPA Hearings in July 2000 on filtering/ratings/labeling technologies.
She is frequently sought out by the media, policy makers, law enforcement officials and industry leaders for her expertise on solutions for ensuring that children have a safe and rewarding experience online. Donna has given over 2000 media interviews and has been a featured guest on numerous television shows including Crossfire, Dateline, The Today Show, Oprah and The View. Additionally, her views on this issue have been featured in publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The San Francisco Chronicle, The San Jose Mercury News and People Magazine. Additionally, she has authored numerous articles and editorials that have been published in USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, McCalls Magazine and MSNBC.com. Mrs. Hughes co-wrote the story for the season finale episode of Touched By An Angel which brought the message of Internet dangers and online safety to prime time television and won the Nielson ratings for it's time slot during May sweeps.
She has spoken extensively on the subject in educational and professional forums across the country including Johns Hopkins University, MIT, American University, The Freedom Forum and The National Press Club. She has testified before the United States Congress, both House and Senate, on the issues surrounding Internet dangers and safety solutions.
From 1994 until July of 1999, Mrs. Hughes served as Communications Director and then Vice President of Enough Is Enough, a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to make the Internet safe for children and families (www.enough.org). Mrs. Hughes led Enough Is Enough's efforts regarding the issue of online child safety and played a pioneering role in the national effort to make the Internet safe for children and families. While at Enough Is Enough, Mrs. Hughes developed a three-pronged strategy that involves the public, the technology industry and law enforcement sharing the responsibility to protect children on the Internet. This approach has been adopted by many industry and government leaders.
Mrs. Hughes served on the steering committee for the Internet Online Summit: Focus on Children in December of 1997. She proposed and led the Summit's adoption of an industry "ZERO Tolerance" policy against child pornography, which was endorsed by the White House and the Justice Department. She later served on the executive committee for the Summit's public awareness campaign, America Links Up, and currently serves on the advisory board for the Get Net Wise initiative.
Mrs. Hughes received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of South Carolina and graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She is the Founder and Principal of DRH Enterprises, LLC.
Donna and her husband, Jack, live in Northern Virginia.
Go ahead, Gary, make our day!
The supposed photo of Rice in Hart's lap aboard a yacht was staged, on the pier not on the water. Hart was sitting down when Rice asked if she could have a picture with him, as is very common with Senators and Presidential candidates, ... and then she plopped herself in his lap and a buddy snapped the picture, all in a few seconds.
For the supposed "affair", she enticed two Miami Herald reporters to follow her around Washington, claiming she could prove that Hart was carrying on an affair with her (doesn't sound like she was much of a friend to Hart even then). Instead of riding in the same car with them, she had a taxi follow her directions while the Miami reporters were tailing her. She went into a door which was identified as Hart's ... and the reporters never saw her come back out although they waited until past dawn. She claimed to have spent the night. But the fact is that she had the cab drop her in the alleyway at Hart's kitchen door, having called Hart to tell him she was delivering money for his campaign (always something that will get you access to the candidate). Hart let her in through the backdoor and called a cab for her and showed her out shortly thereafter from the front door. No sex. But the reporters, being unfamiliar with DC, were not aware that they were watching the backdoor all night long.
A clever trick to use newspaper reporters to blow up a candidacy.