Skip to comments.As Term Expires, Warner Grapples With Political Future
Posted on 01/07/2006 7:46:44 PM PST by ncountylee
(AP) - Very soon, Virginia Gov. Mark R. Warner will leave the Executive Mansion in Richmond for the last time, still struggling with a decision that will define his life.
Though a Democrat in a Republican state, he departs with the highest job-approval ratings of any Virginia governor since pollsters have tracked such things. Network pundits and national publications are speculating about his prospects in the 2008 presidential race.
He's done nothing to discourage the speculation. Warner has a federal "leadership committee," a prerequisite for raising both money and his national profile, and it grossed $2.5 million in its first fundraiser last month.
He's traveled extensively the past six months, keynoting Democratic galas and gatherings in several states -- particularly Iowa and New Hampshire -- and has even more on his itinerary after he leaves office Jan. 14.
And in spite of it all, he still struggles with doubts about whether he is ready to undertake a long, draining national campaign for the White House.
"I want to be part of the debate, but there's still a long way to go from being part of the debate to taking the plunge," Warner said in a lengthy interview last month in the Executive Mansion's homey upstairs den.
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Are things a tad slow at DU today?
Do your own homework.
I didn't think there would be an answer, that's okay. ;)
The answers are out there. They're all over this forum and they're all over the threads that I ran all last year.
If you were really a conservative, a Republican and/or a Virginian, you'd already know these things.
I'm conservative on a number of issues; probably not uniformly across the board, because no one who really pays attention to issues feels exactly the same about everything. Whether one agrees with Warner on policies (and I don't recall saying if I did), it's rather silly to take him to task for not being a native southerner.
As I said, I've only been in Virginia 25 years, so I'm still considered new here.
And if you were a Virginian, you would know we do not have registration by party in this commonwealth. :)
My Virginia pedigree goes back over 300 years. That said, you missed my point.
After he lost to John Warner, Mark Warner spent thousands of his own money on NASCAR and country music ads trying (and somewhat succeeding) to convince the sheeple that he was one of the good ol' southern boys.
The point is, regardless of any label you do or do not wear, the fact that you've missed all of this doesn't mean it didn't happen. It just means you're clueless.
As long as you feel better now, we can leave it there. :)
He has not been taken to task for not being a southerner. He's been taken to task for pretending to be a southerner in hopes that by doing so will buy him votes. He could be from Timbuktu for all I care - he's still a lying democrat with designs on the White House.
I wish you would.
Once the people put a stop to that he didn't have a chance to do anything at all during his entire term.
I'm always suspicious of big business Democrats anyway, as you should be too.
Warner jumps the gap with ease.
Warner gave special rights to those with "alternative lifestyles" before he left office. That proves to me he cares not a wit about what the people of VA think.
If he waffles, you'll know he's publicly gone over to the Islamofascists, just like all the Democrat powerbrokers he will have to deal with to run for President.
That's close to 400 years.
After that, the family was on the move for a long time, even to Indianapolis, Indiana.
I think Warner is running for VP. He's young, energetic, a popular dem governor from a Red State and ambitious, but I doubt his campaign will be able to stand up to Hillary's, Gore's, Kerry's and Edward's money machines. If he runs for VP and the dem ticket wins he wins. If he runs for VP and the dem ticket loses he wins. He would be the favorite for the 2012' dem nomination.
My Huguenot ancestors came over on a land grant from the king in the late 1800s. They were placed west of the City of Richmond as a barrier between the English and the Indians. I don't live too far from there now.
Of course, I have American Indian ancestors who were here a good while before that. ;-)
You mean "1600s", right? By the 1800s the King's writ ran to naught in Virginia.
Doh! Yes, I meant 1600s.
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