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Meet the Next President: George Allen stays the course
The Examiner ^ | Sept 19 | Bill Sammon

Posted on 09/26/2006 5:25:38 AM PDT by PghBaldy

HARDY, Va. - If Republicans decide to replicate the style and substance of President Bush when nominating a potential successor in 2008, they will likely choose another conservative named George.

George Allen, that is, the junior senator from Virginia, who agrees with Bush on most major issues. On their few points of disagreement, such as immigration and campaign finance, Allen sides with the more conservative Republicans who will dominate primary election voting.

“I like him very much — I consider him a friend,” Allen says of Bush in an interview with The Examiner. “And I know a lot of people like to criticize him. We even have Republicans distancing themselves from him because his approval ratings are in the 30s.”

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: allen; betterthanrice; georgeallen; nope; virginia
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To: napscoordinator
"Dan Quayle? What did he do in office"

He did nothing but take heat from the press for being GHW's surprise choice for a running mate. Never wander from the media's list of choices for VP. They will never let you or the person you pick live it down.
181 posted on 09/26/2006 1:13:33 PM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: roses of sharon
They know no one has their back when the going gets rough.

True enough. Trent Lott gets kicked from his leadership slot because of a remark at a birthday party. Livingston resigns because of an extramarital affair. In contrast, the Dems have a former member of the KKK who not too long ago used the N word in a television interview. Hillary calls them "Jew bastards" and her run for the presidency is not tarnished in the slighest. Al Sharpton was a candidate for the nomination despite his race baiting, which resulted in seveal deaths and a damaged reputations. Barney Frank has a male prostitution ring run out of his apartment. Ted Kennedy's negligence causes the death of one of his staffers and gets off scot free. I could go on and on.

We have endured this double standard long enough. A relatively harmless remark by Allen now, according to many Reps, rules out his chances for the Presidency. The Dems pile on about his alleged use of the N word as a college student, which Allen strenuously denies. His Jewish grandfather, unlike Albright's and Wesley Clark' s Jewish roots, becomes a cause celebre. We are our own worst enemy.

182 posted on 09/26/2006 1:17:45 PM PDT by kabar
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To: seanmerc
I knew it! You have been spouting the Webb campaign talking points since this morning. You sound more like a Rat troll than ever. You support the Rat Senate candidate and would help give control of the Senate over to the likes of Harry Reid, Robert Byrd and Ted "the Swimmer" Kennedy. Not only that, you don't have the guts to tell us who you WOULD support for President in 2008. Instead, you hide behind the name of Zell Miller, who you know has zero chance to be the Democratic nominee, and you refuse to name the specific Republican candidate that you would support

I truly believe anyone who votes party affiliation alone to be a fool! I'm voting for Webb because I believe him to be the better candidate, and one who will better represent me by not ignoring my letters (as Allen has done). I told you whom I plan to vote for in the presidential race...In retrospect I suppose I should have said I'm voting against the Democratic challenger as he/she is certain to be as extremely left-leaning as you are on the opposite spectrum.

183 posted on 09/26/2006 1:20:35 PM PDT by meandog (While Bush will never fill them, Clinton isn't fit to even lick the soles of Reagan's shoes!)
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To: Stallone

"The long knives are out for Allen, because he represents the biggest threat in a generation to Democrats. "

He's also a threat to Rinos. I suspect a lot of the anti-Allen posters here are plants from the Giulani and McCain campaigns. Not everybody, but enough of these posters show up on every thread within the first few posts to declare Allen's chances nil, that you wouldn't be surprised if they were trying to kill his chances. It isn't like FreeRepublic hasn't been used and abused before, it's a pretty central clearing house. Heaven knows the Buchanan troops were nasty, as were the McCainiacs.


184 posted on 09/26/2006 1:24:47 PM PDT by FastCoyote
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To: FastCoyote

Pretty much like you on the Romney thread?

SZ


185 posted on 09/26/2006 1:25:50 PM PDT by SZonian (Fighting Caliphobia one detractor at a time)
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To: PghBaldy

I like George Allen, he would make a fine President.


186 posted on 09/26/2006 4:04:34 PM PDT by FreeRep
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To: meandog
one who will better represent me by not ignoring my letters (as Allen has done)

(a) Have you written to Webb? What does he say?
(b) Who the hell do you think you are?
(c) Has it ever occured to you that Allen's staff ignores your pissant little missives for the same reason that Jessica Simpson does?

187 posted on 09/26/2006 4:12:24 PM PDT by AmishDude
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To: seanmerc
My thoughts exactly, about the democrap smear machine. The dems were smearing George W. Bush before the public even knew he was running for Pres.
188 posted on 09/26/2006 4:15:37 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: meandog
"Gracie Allen would be more presidential than George Felix Allen and she's been dead for 50 years! "

This coming from a guy who likes McCain because of the unConstitutional Campaign Finance Reform Bill. Pathetic.

189 posted on 09/26/2006 4:18:42 PM PDT by Godebert
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To: meandog; Jim Robinson
" I'm voting for Webb"

Here's a guy that's admits he's voting for a democrat senatorial candidate in 2006..... AND is a fan of John McCain. How long are you going to allow him to soil your living room rug?

190 posted on 09/26/2006 4:24:19 PM PDT by Godebert
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To: meandog
I'm voting for Webb because I believe him to be the better candidate

Webb is a racist bastard.

191 posted on 09/26/2006 4:27:33 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Only stupid people would vote for McCain, Warner, Hagle, Snowe, Graham, or any RINO)
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To: bmwcyle

You really should at least put quotation marks when quoting someone. You wouldn't want folks to think you are voting for a rat, would you?


192 posted on 09/26/2006 4:34:31 PM PDT by Godebert
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To: Godebert

I'm pissed at meandog. What an idiot.


193 posted on 09/26/2006 4:37:25 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Only stupid people would vote for McCain, Warner, Hagle, Snowe, Graham, or any RINO)
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To: bmwcyle

He's a democrat......same thing.


194 posted on 09/26/2006 4:48:54 PM PDT by Godebert
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To: meandog


Nah. You're just sore at George Allen for not answering your mail.

Guess he ignores whiners.


195 posted on 09/26/2006 4:53:17 PM PDT by onyx (1 Billion Muslims -- IF only 10% are radical, that's still 100 Million who want to kill us.)
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To: AmishDude
"Has it ever occured to you that Allen's staff ignores your pissant little missives for the same reason that Jessica Simpson does?"

ROFLMAO! Well Jessica does respond to ME (so does Britney), with signed photos, so I must be special..... :^)

Actually, I've never written to a non-political celeb, though I have gotten some nice boilerplate form letters back from various politicians.
196 posted on 09/26/2006 5:00:30 PM PDT by Enchante (There are 3 kinds of lies: Lies, Damned Lies, and the Drive-By Media)
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To: shekkian

Your comparison is more than outlandish, it shows you know nothing about Newt, or about Gore.


197 posted on 09/26/2006 5:59:02 PM PDT by tiger-one (The night has a thousand eyes)
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To: SDGOP

I would hope they aren't finished yet. Romney has some very good qualities (especially his handling of the former Iranian President).


198 posted on 09/26/2006 9:37:42 PM PDT by PghBaldy (What did Sandy Burglar steal from the archives? Why has he been treated with kid gloves?)
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To: PghBaldy

WEll my reference was to the list someone posted, i didn't see romney's name on there. It had Allen, Mccain, Rudy, and Huckabee. Huckabee has no shot of the nomination. We all have our preferences, but i think most honest objective observers can say that the nomination comes down to Mccain, Rudy, Allen, and Romney. (Although if you go over to redstate, everyone over there has never thought of allen as a serious contender).


199 posted on 09/26/2006 11:35:13 PM PDT by SDGOP
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To: kabar

kabar - Don't subscribe to the Wash Post - just read it on-line. I don't want to give them my money, but I want to know what they are up to.

Agreed on the George Allen hit job though - it is so blatant but not unexpected. Allen needs to come out with both barrels blasting on the whole N-word story - he can't sit back and hope it goes away.


200 posted on 09/27/2006 5:11:02 AM PDT by Cathy
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