Skip to comments.Meet the Next President: George Allen stays the course
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.
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I was disappointed in how George preformed on Meet the Press the other week. I don't think he's the right nominee. (I don't know who is).
I believe George Allen is an empty suit. Nice packaging but not presidential.
I don't think so either....IMO someone like Ga Gov. Sonny Perdue would be better.
I'm proud that George Allen is my senator. He's a good man and he would make a great President. The fact that the Rat smear machine is in high gear against him should tell you that the Rats are SCARED TO DEATH of him. He would be an outstanding nominee.
No wonder the Washington Compost and the rest of the presstitutes have become so invested in destroying Allen.
Allen is positively the best we could hope for, basically an ally of Ted and Marcy Dykes and the populist wing of the republican party in Northern Virginia. Anybody else would likely be much worse.
Then you haven't been watching.
It's not like "W" was a great public speaker/performer during the 2000 campaign. Given the way Allen has been scrutinized by the media, I still think he's one to watch. The press loves McCain and he tries to keep them on his side. That's all I need to know about him.
Gracie Allen would be more presidential than George Felix Allen and she's been dead for 50 years! Americans are tired of a George at the helm--only one of them have ever been top-10 material and that was the first George...as in Washington!
I don't think that Allen is going to be President, but it might be nice if he could defeat that anti-Semitist, Webb.
As your Senator, yes.
How long before someone tells us how Mitt is the next Prez....? I'm suprised it hasn't been posted, yet.
Next president? Of what? The Washington Redskins?
I didn't see the performance but a liberal friend who did see it said, he prayed to God (yes he said that) that the GOP nominates this "schmuck" because ANY Democrat can beat him. I had to remind him to be careful what he wished for because he said the same thing about bumbling babbling Bush. :-)
I really did like George Allen when I lived in Virginia. He was down to earth and common sense, but his biggest downfall is he has no pizzazz. No excitement = no presidency.
See John Fund's puff-piece in the Wall Street Journal yesterday. :-)
Absolutely agree with your opinion. The fact that the Dems with the WaPo and Channel 9 carrying their offal have been attacking him in the nastiest race baiting campaign this year. It is only seconded by the Jew baiting going on in Conn against Lieberman. I wonder when liberals will turn on their own? If they had any standards Sen Byrd would be retired. Since we are now evaluating allegations of Allen speech in college I am awaiting quotes regarding Webb to be made public. I am sure that the WaPo is investigating Webb to assure us he has never used the N word and has no Jewish blood in his background. The WaPo once again reveals its true self.
I meant as a comment in this thread, but thanks....I'll check it out.
"IMO someone like Ga Gov. Sonny Perdue would be better."
In the realm of southern governors, I'd go for South Carolina's Mark Sanford. Not Sonny "tobacco tax increase" Perdue.
The perfect candidate for either party then.
Many of his contemporaries thought he was quite the bumbler - especially as a General. But he did win in the end by just keeping the Army together (thank you France) and had the good sense to step down after 2 years as the first President.
Lucky my okole. Webb has little to no chance of unseating Allen. This smear campaign (and that's exactly what it is) is all about 2008.
That 'esteemed political commentator', Larry Sabato, is even jumping on the bandwagon. The MSM cites him as a classmate of Allen at the University of Virginia. He even admits that he has NEVER heard Allen use the "N" word, yet he says he cannot believe that Allen has never used it--and the media still cites him as corroboration for the politically motivated racial hucksterism being tossed around like another Clintonesque cow chip. For a supposedly enlightened member of the academic elite, Sabato isn't doing much to enhance his credibility.
You are a Rat troll. Begone!
Do we really want to hear about his divorce and affairs YET AGAIN? And yes, the muddled middle will just yawn about Newt even if it would be fun to see the left go bonkers (yet again).
Americans are also tired of senators running for President, either party.
I agree with you 100%.
Allen was Governor of Virginia from '94 - '98.
As an Allen constituent I had hopes for him, but he has been faltering and I'm not sure he can pull himself out of the recent "racist" quagmire. It would take some time and a different approach on his part.
However there is time left and perhaps he'll rise to the occasion.
I'd still like to see an Allen/Rice Republican ticket for 2008.
Nope...more like a RAT trapper and a "Shrubcon" zapper!
"nastiest race baiting campaign this year."
That piece about him using the N word was absurd. Three "remembered" him using it and (IIRC) 14 did not.
As for his Jewish ancestry, I believe that started with the Wash Times and not the Post. And Allen dealt with it ineptly.
The long knives are out for Allen, because he represents the biggest threat in a generation to Democrats.
He will emerge from the unbalanced recent attacks stronger, and will resume his infamous bold assaults on Democrats.
Allen once said "Let's enjoy knocking their soft teeth down their whiny mouths" about Democrats.
Senator Allen is Freeper material, folks, and will be the next President of the United States.
Allen/Rice in 08
Then why did your previous post come straight out of the Webb campaign's talking points? If you were a Republican, and if you admired President Reagan as much as your tag line indicates, you wouldn't break his 11th commandment of politics--thou shalt not speak ill of a fellow Republican.
If you're a Republican, pick on the Rats--not a fellow Republican.
I like it!!!
Hah! Keep that in mind the next time you hear the so-called "true Conservatives" whine about RINOs or country club Republicans.
"But Hillary Clinton cannot beat George Allen. That's why they are out in force trying to damage him this year. It is that simple."
I've been hoping for an Allen/Rice ticket because it is (or "was") unbeatable buy Hitlery.
George Allen is going to have to get some serious coaching and advice about how to handle the smear campaigns, because they will come fast and furious if he remains a runner.
Surprise, New Jersey and its people have an erroneous understanding of politics.
Do you ever post any other time than just before elections?
"Allen/Rice in 08"
There you go. I've been saying that for a year.
2 "terms", not "years".
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