Skip to comments.Ex-coach Lou Holtz considering running for Congress in Central Florida
Posted on 08/04/2009 11:59:47 AM PDT by Harley
WASHINGTON - After earning nearly 250 wins on the college gridiron, former Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz is eyeing another competition -- as a candidate for Congress in Central Florida.
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I’ve heard he’s a good guy.
The words “Notre Dame” on a resume used to be impressive.
Congressman Holtz (R-FL) . . . . . . .
Hmmm, has a nice ring to it!!
I have to wonder about someone running for Republicans who donates money to the Clintons.
Smart move, 1 term and he gets that Congressional Health Care for life instead of that death camp Obama Care we’ll be stuck with.
That would be absolutely AWESOME. I met Coach Holtz (and got to photograph him in his ND office) when my husband interviewed him for an article he was writing. Lou says the Rosary every single day and goes to daily Mass as well. He would do an incredible job. This is exciting!
He doesn’t have to be the best politician in the world, only the best politician in the race.
That is my congressional district, and I would definitely support Holtz if he ran.
He would easily best Suzanne Kosmas, who currently holds the seat....at least I think she does....for I do not know if she even shows up for her job. Yes, Kosmas a Democrat.
But her seat is safe, as the GOP really has no one of particular interest.
Not sure where exactly Holtz stands on issues....he has written a couple of books...and for a short man he can be tough as nails. My impression is that he is no liberal.
He can also raise money....not just on his “name” alone....but most successful college football coaches are involved in fund-raising for their athletic programs
one of the best motivational speakers I’ve ever heard
No stinkin thinkin!
Don’t be a spectator, don’t let life pass you by.
How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.
I can’t believe that God put us on this earth to be ordinary.
I never learn anything talking. I only learn things when I ask questions.
I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career. You learn a lot from it.
If he’s got golf clubs in his truck or a camper in his driveway, I don’t hire him.
If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven’t done anything today.
If you burn your neighbors house down, it doesn’t make your house look any better.
If you’re bored with life - you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things - you don’t have enough goals.
In the successful organization, no detail is too small to escape close attention.
It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test.
It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.
Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated.
No one has ever drowned in sweat.
Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity.
The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it.
You’ll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.
You’re never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you’re never as bad as they say when you lose.
When all is said and done, more is said than done.
You have heard right.
A friends brother worked for him as an assistant coach at ND, said Lou Holtz is not only a gentlemen, but always had the interests of his players at heart.
old friends. When he was coach at Arkansas, Holtz disciplined some players and the families sued him. Bill Clinton, as state AG, defended Holtz and they became friends, even though politically Holtz is Republican.
My son is a student at Notre Dame, and a member of the Band of the Fighting Irish. It would be nice to go to a game and see an Irish win, for a change.
Was that when Holtz suspended the three players before the Arkansas/Oklahoma game in the Orange Bowl?
I’d vote for him but it still bothers me.
I would reserve judgment until he states his position on the key issues.
You might just see that on October 24. If it weren’t for ND’s deal with NBC the BC game might not have been televised. Long season for my Eagles. Looooooooooooooooooooooong.
Republican district. Suzanne Kosmas beat Tom Feeney last year because he was, by his own admission, tied to Jack Abramoff. She ran as a fiscal conservative, which promise, of course, she has broken by her Obama-Pelosi voting record.
G-d knows what R-FL stands for. ;^D
I like so many have met him.
Put him in charge of filibusters.
Yes. 1978 Orange Bowl. Arkansas 31 - #2 Oklahoma 6 (in case anyone forgot) ;-)
The NAACP began an economic boycott of South Carolina in 2000 when the flag flew atop the Statehouse dome. The state’s highest profile coaches at the time _ South Carolina’s Lou Holtz and Eddie Fogler, and Clemson’s Tommy Bowden and Larry Shyatt _ marched in support of the flag coming down.
Lou is no longer welcome in South Carolina.
I am supposed to be putting on a presentation to the members of a pro-family PAC tomorrow. Regarding campaign 2010.
I have political burnout. Conservatives in New England need an enthusiastic field marshal.
I’ll hafta read Lou’s motivationals.
I hope he wins the seat...and still has time for his sports-commentator gig.
Speaking of New England Conservatives, I just finished writing this a few minutes ago...
Yeah, I could strap on my pointy WW1 helmet and do some kiester-ramming with it to motivate the troops... Of course, I’m probably a bit too profane to address one of those family-friendly organizations. =8-0
But, the one piece of advice to give is to be bold and courageous, don’t shrink. If we’re on the Lord’s side, we’re in the right. Don’t apologize for being right... and for heaven’s sake... CHARGE !
we have plenty of conservative candidates running. But they don’t get much help at all; no political activism, no $$$. The “RINO grassroots” is those folks who write the big checks to RINO candidates.
In much of New England, the only thing stopping conservatives is their disinterest. (And the fact that the voting demographics, etc., are real bad.)
Himes dodges serious challenge
National Republican Congressional Committee chairman Pete Sessions boasted yesterday that the party was poised to put 80 Democratic-held House seats in play next year — but today, his task of unseating Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) just got much harder.
Connecticut State Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, the GOPs leading recruit against Himes, told the Greenwich Time that he decided not to run for Congress, citing family concerns
THIS IS BAD NEWS FOR THE GOP, GREAT NEWS FOR CONSERVATIVES
No he doesn't. After 2 years he wouldn't get squat.
No he doesn't. After 2 years he wouldn't get squat. You need to serve for considerably longer than that to get vested for any congressional pension benefit.
If McKinney is anything like his dad, it’s no great loss. Now’s the time to run REAL change reform Conservative candidates.
Tom Rooney the guy that beat that rat in the Foley seat is a member of the family that owns the NFL Pittsburgh Steelers. The team owner Dan Rooney, Tom’s Uncle, gave to his campaign. But he’s no conservative himself. He’s famous for a rule that requires black candidates to be talked to every time there is an NFL coaching vacancy. And he’s now Obama’s ambassador to Ireland.
this is now a great opp for conservatives because several of the GOP politicos in that district who’ve been waiting for McKinney ... are acceptable conservatives.
I am the Connecticut field marshal for social conservatives. Call me “fieldmarshalpj”. Should I change my screen-name here to that?