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Former Sen. Gary Hart says he's considering running for president
Associated Press ^ | 11-5-02

Posted on 11/05/2002 3:41:03 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

Edited 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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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: democrats; gary; hart; president
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1 posted on 11/05/2002 3:41:03 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Donna Rice for VP!
2 posted on 11/05/2002 3:45:19 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
This is too funny.

All the has-beens are planning a comeback.
3 posted on 11/05/2002 3:46:58 AM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
>>"That was an issue between me and the press, not me and the American people,"

It seems Mr. Hart has been taking grammar lessons from Ms. Rice.

4 posted on 11/05/2002 3:47:35 AM PST by lindor
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"If Billy-boy can get away with the crap he got away with and still be President....I'm a shoe-in!"
5 posted on 11/05/2002 3:47:47 AM PST by Pistolshot
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Better yet: Gore-Hart, or...Hart-Mondale, or...Hart-Daschle, or...etc.
6 posted on 11/05/2002 3:47:55 AM PST by Types_with_Fist
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
that name again is Hartpence
7 posted on 11/05/2002 3:51:25 AM PST by InvisibleChurch
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To: InvisibleChurch
LOL. You remember that too.
8 posted on 11/05/2002 3:53:55 AM PST by NYS_Eric
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I understand his mother dropped him on his head when he was a baby.
9 posted on 11/05/2002 3:54:16 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: All
He just wants to pick up babes.
10 posted on 11/05/2002 3:56:04 AM PST by Luke21
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Condit's ready too. Hell, all he has to do is kill off his wife.

He'll make a call to his homo buddies who popped Levy and the deal is done.

Open road to Washington! Whadda country.

11 posted on 11/05/2002 3:57:29 AM PST by johnny7
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
If you love the country and are motivated by public service as I am, it's very hard to sit on the sidelines,"

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.

Regards, Ivan

12 posted on 11/05/2002 4:00:03 AM PST by MadIvan
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"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."

Translation: "If it's good for dead democrats like Mondale and Lautenberg to be resurected, why should I be kept in the coffin!"

13 posted on 11/05/2002 4:01:23 AM PST by G.Mason
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"If you love the country and are motivated by public service as I am, it's very hard to sit on the sidelines,"

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:

1. Power
2. Percs
3. Prestige

14 posted on 11/05/2002 4:04:32 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot
and you forgot -

4. P*ssy
15 posted on 11/05/2002 4:07:12 AM PST by Mr170IQ
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Heck, at 65 he's a young pup in the Democrat party.
16 posted on 11/05/2002 4:08:23 AM PST by vollmond
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To: Mr170IQ
LOL! You got that right.
17 posted on 11/05/2002 4:09:06 AM PST by grammymoon
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To: The_Media_never_lie
Compared to Slick, Hart is a friggin' prude!
18 posted on 11/05/2002 4:10:12 AM PST by Redleg Duke
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
If Mick Jagger can still wear leather while touring the country, why shouldn't old Gar still think he can be president?
19 posted on 11/05/2002 4:15:25 AM PST by mombonn
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Whatever happened to Monkey Business?
20 posted on 11/05/2002 4:17:20 AM PST by NautiNurse
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

21 posted on 11/05/2002 4:18:31 AM PST by Jaxter
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
So friends are urging him to run? With friends like that, who needs enemies?
22 posted on 11/05/2002 4:19:49 AM PST by mewzilla
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Methinks the rats will be greatly pleased when the anti-Christ shows up as they will finally have a viable candidate.
23 posted on 11/05/2002 4:20:10 AM PST by Caipirabob
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To: MadIvan
Hart's grammar isn't tangled at all.
24 posted on 11/05/2002 4:21:17 AM PST by August West
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
What a precious time to be an informed conservative. This retreading of the old time liberal guard is so incredible, and so very indicative of the bankrupcy of the liberal movement.
25 posted on 11/05/2002 4:24:28 AM PST by AFPhys
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Great... just what we need - more Monkey Business in the presidential elections...
26 posted on 11/05/2002 4:29:21 AM PST by Chad Fairbanks
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To: mewzilla
He said the nation needs leadership and ideas, and friends are urging him to seek the Democratic nomination again

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.

27 posted on 11/05/2002 4:30:45 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Your choice of adjective to describe the slap is a good one. Because his timing, waiting until his party is circling the bowl on election day, makes this pronouncement little more than a whine to my mind.
28 posted on 11/05/2002 4:37:40 AM PST by mewzilla
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To: mewzilla
a true story: in the mid 80's i owned and operated a small store in a very small town in northeast, La. The mayor was not well liked and the police chief(whom i graduated high school with) and a couple of others came to my store one day to ask if i would run against the present mayor. I told them No. when they asked why not, i replied, i have enough people calling me a s.o.b. now and i certainly don't want to give any others reason to.
29 posted on 11/05/2002 4:41:09 AM PST by cajun-jack
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Hart was one of the goofs who was trying to become a hippie when it was too late in life to do so. He was an idiot 20 years ago and he's still an idiot now. He and Patsey Shroder are Colorado's equivalents of California's Governor Moonbeam Jerry Brown.
30 posted on 11/05/2002 5:06:42 AM PST by RLK
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To: hellinahandcart
See previous comments on "Building a Bridge to the 21st Century" -- Lautenberg, Mondale, and Hart -- oh my!
31 posted on 11/05/2002 5:08:10 AM PST by cincinnati65
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Hell, WHY NOT? The only thing that stopped him before was Donna Rice and THE MEDIA! Gary Hart was just ahead of his time!
32 posted on 11/05/2002 5:09:55 AM PST by OKSooner
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To: SkyPilot
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:

1. Power
2. Percs 3. Prestige

There's the quote of the week at FR.

May I add

4. Attention.

33 posted on 11/05/2002 5:11:52 AM PST by RLK
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I find it odd that he said "the nation needs leadership and ideas" on election day.

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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.

34 posted on 11/05/2002 5:17:16 AM PST by RLK
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
He said the nation needs leadership and ideas, and friends are urging him to seek the Democratic nomination again.

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?"

35 posted on 11/05/2002 5:18:42 AM PST by guitfiddlist
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To: RLK
There's the quote of the week at FR.

"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

36 posted on 11/05/2002 5:20:36 AM PST by ActionNewsBill
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Hart's biggest mistake was running for president in 1984 instead of 1992. Imagine, we could have had a mud-wrestling match between Donna Rice and Gennifer Flowers.
37 posted on 11/05/2002 5:21:16 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
What ever happened to "Don't stop thinking about tomorrow?" All we're seeing lately is retreads from the D.Rats. Maybe yesterday is all they have left.
38 posted on 11/05/2002 5:22:24 AM PST by ncpastor
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Why not? Hart-pence is only 87.
40 posted on 11/05/2002 5:32:36 AM PST by jmaroneps37
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I like his women better than Clinton's.
41 posted on 11/05/2002 5:34:06 AM PST by RGSpincich
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To: NautiNurse
A big time residential contractor in Wrightsville Beach, NC bought it and renamed it. It was sold about 4-5 years ago and is no longer in Wrightsville. It's a beautiful boat.
42 posted on 11/05/2002 5:53:17 AM PST by VMI70
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
As co-author of the Patriot Act, he's already got a head start.
43 posted on 11/05/2002 5:56:17 AM PST by Doctor Stochastic
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To: VMI70
Thanks for the Monkey Business update. I recall some time ago that the high-end charter boat was having a tough time financially because of the publicity. Seems folks didn't want to pay the $25K weekly fee to be hounded by paparazzi.
44 posted on 11/05/2002 6:12:02 AM PST by NautiNurse
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To: The_Media_never_lie
Too funny!

This is what Donna Rice is up to nowadays!

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!

45 posted on 11/05/2002 6:20:01 AM PST by southern rock
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To: RGSpincich
I like his women better than Clinton's.

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.

46 posted on 11/05/2002 6:21:32 AM PST by SkyPilot
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Hmm.... No mention of "Monkey Business" in her official bio:

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.

47 posted on 11/05/2002 6:24:59 AM PST by southern rock
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Go ahead, Gary, make our day!

48 posted on 11/05/2002 6:46:33 AM PST by SMEDLEYBUTLER
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To: SMEDLEYBUTLER
Amazing, isn't it? After 8 years of Bubba in the White House, it is hard to believe that THAT photo brought down a presidential campaign as recently as 1988. Goes to show you just how low the stainmaker lowered the bar.
49 posted on 11/05/2002 7:03:30 AM PST by southern rock
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The Gary Hart campaign crashed and burned because of the Donna Rice business ... which was engineered by a rightwing Republican. The South Florida campaign for Hart made the mistake of hiring George Depontis as its manager. I know George from highschool; he's got lots of political savvy - but he is enthusiastically a bircher Republican. Depontis introduced Hart to Rice.

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.

50 posted on 11/05/2002 7:53:22 AM PST by DonQ
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