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Ex-coach Lou Holtz considering running for Congress in Central Florida
Orlando Sentinel ^ | Aug 3, 2009 | Mark K. Matthews

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.

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2010; coach; collegefootball; congressfootball; fl2010; holtz
I'll take a 72 year old freshman as long as he's a conservative.
1 posted on 08/04/2009 11:59:47 AM PDT by Harley
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To: Harley

I’ve heard he’s a good guy.


2 posted on 08/04/2009 12:04:57 PM PDT by Califreak (My word calibrator's in the shop)
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To: Harley

The words “Notre Dame” on a resume used to be impressive.


3 posted on 08/04/2009 12:05:10 PM PDT by OldNavyVet (T)
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To: Harley

Congressman Holtz (R-FL) . . . . . . .

Hmmm, has a nice ring to it!!


4 posted on 08/04/2009 12:05:50 PM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: Harley

I have to wonder about someone running for Republicans who donates money to the Clintons.


5 posted on 08/04/2009 12:07:23 PM PDT by Vindibudd
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To: Harley

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.


6 posted on 08/04/2009 12:09:05 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Harley

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!


7 posted on 08/04/2009 12:09:21 PM PDT by mlizzy
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To: Harley

He doesn’t have to be the best politician in the world, only the best politician in the race.


8 posted on 08/04/2009 12:10:01 PM PDT by Niteranger68 (Obama voters deserve to suffer.)
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To: Harley

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


9 posted on 08/04/2009 12:10:12 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (Know the difference between "conservative" and "republican")
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To: Harley

one of the best motivational speakers I’ve ever heard

No stinkin thinkin!


10 posted on 08/04/2009 12:12:23 PM PDT by RDTF ("I'm pretty sure this is a 2 man job once the shooting starts")
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http://www.louholtzhalloffame.com/quotes.php

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.


11 posted on 08/04/2009 12:16:08 PM PDT by RDTF ("I'm pretty sure this is a 2 man job once the shooting starts")
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To: OldNavyVet
I’ve heard he’s a good guy.

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.

12 posted on 08/04/2009 12:17:58 PM PDT by Michael.SF. ("They're not Americans. They're liberals! "-- Ann Coulter, May 15, 2008)
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To: Vindibudd

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.


13 posted on 08/04/2009 12:21:05 PM PDT by Cousin Eddie
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To: Harley
I wish he were in the running for Head Coach at Notre Dame, instead. :)

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.

14 posted on 08/04/2009 12:23:56 PM PDT by TonyInOhio (Bang Bang Bang Bang Bang Bang Bang Bang *Ping*)
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To: Cousin Eddie

Was that when Holtz suspended the three players before the Arkansas/Oklahoma game in the Orange Bowl?


15 posted on 08/04/2009 12:24:14 PM PDT by AxelPaulsenJr (Please God Save The United States From Barack Hussein Al-Obama. Amen.)
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To: Harley
In my Notre Dame loving family...

If Jesus sits at the right hand of the father...

Then Lou sits on the left. ; )

GO IRISH!!
16 posted on 08/04/2009 12:32:04 PM PDT by marine86297 (I'll never forgive Clinton for Somalia, my blood is on his hands)
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To: Clintonfatigued; Impy; darkangel82; AuH2ORepublican; Galactic Overlord-In-Chief; ...

*ping*


17 posted on 08/04/2009 12:32:41 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Cousin Eddie

I’d vote for him but it still bothers me.


18 posted on 08/04/2009 12:33:19 PM PDT by Vindibudd
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To: Harley

I would reserve judgment until he states his position on the key issues.


19 posted on 08/04/2009 12:35:34 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! FairTaxNation.com)
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To: TonyInOhio

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.


20 posted on 08/04/2009 12:36:39 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

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.


21 posted on 08/04/2009 12:40:54 PM PDT by iowamark (certified by Michael Steele as "ugly and incendiary")
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To: DustyMoment

G-d knows what R-FL stands for. ;^D


22 posted on 08/04/2009 12:49:12 PM PDT by dangus (I am JimThompson)
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To: Califreak

I like so many have met him.

Put him in charge of filibusters.


23 posted on 08/04/2009 12:52:45 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie
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To: AxelPaulsenJr
Was that when Holtz suspended the three players before the Arkansas/Oklahoma game in the Orange Bowl?

Yes. 1978 Orange Bowl. Arkansas 31 - #2 Oklahoma 6 (in case anyone forgot) ;-)

24 posted on 08/04/2009 12:57:20 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (CITIZENS OF LIBERTY! RISE UP AND DEFEAT THE EVIL BEAST, OBAMUNISM!)
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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.

http://www.blnz.com/news/2007/01/26/NCAA_wont_expand_Confederate_flag__ban.html

Lou is no longer welcome in South Carolina.


25 posted on 08/04/2009 1:36:59 PM PDT by neal1960 (This space for rent.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

dj,
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.


26 posted on 08/04/2009 1:53:26 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT
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To: mlizzy

I hope he wins the seat...and still has time for his sports-commentator gig.


27 posted on 08/04/2009 2:00:18 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Speaking of New England Conservatives, I just finished writing this a few minutes ago...
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2308084/posts?page=38#38

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 !


28 posted on 08/04/2009 2:05:28 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

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.)


29 posted on 08/04/2009 2:24:17 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Connecticut
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 GOP’s 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
http://www.politico.com/blogs/scorecard/0709/Himes_dodges_serious_challenge.html


30 posted on 08/04/2009 2:39:04 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT
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To: campaignPete R-CT
Yeah, and look what all that "RINO power" has gotten us... a zero-member House delegation in an entire region. That's why they need to be run out of the party. Conservatives are disinterested because they're treated like garbage by these liberal thugs. But the GOP is the only viable vehicle to use to win, short of the arduous process of forming an Independent Conservative party. But Conservatives have got to take over the local party apparatii right down to the lowest levels and build upwards (since the top-down approach hasn't worked here).
31 posted on 08/04/2009 2:44:46 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Snickering Hound
mart move, 1 term and he gets that Congressional Health Care for life instead of that death camp Obama Care we’ll be stuck with.

No he doesn't. After 2 years he wouldn't get squat.

32 posted on 08/04/2009 2:45:57 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Snickering Hound
mart move, 1 term and he gets that Congressional Health Care for life instead of that death camp Obama Care we’ll be stuck with.

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.

33 posted on 08/04/2009 2:46:41 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: campaignPete R-CT

If McKinney is anything like his dad, it’s no great loss. Now’s the time to run REAL change reform Conservative candidates.


34 posted on 08/04/2009 2:46:44 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: AxelPaulsenJr

yep


35 posted on 08/04/2009 5:01:46 PM PDT by Cousin Eddie
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Interesting.

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.


36 posted on 08/04/2009 5:49:50 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

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?


37 posted on 08/04/2009 6:37:32 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT
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To: campaignPete R-CT

38 posted on 08/05/2009 8:41:04 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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