Skip to comments.GOP likes Kelly for Giffords special
Posted on 02/17/2012 6:24:56 AM PST by CanadianYankee
Republicans favor Jesse Kelly as their candidate for former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' Arizona House seat, according to a poll released first to POLITICO.
A Wenzel Strategies survey, paid for by Citizens United Political Victory Fund, shows Kelly is ahead of his nearest GOP primary challenger by close to 25 percentage points in the special election.
The poll, taken Wednesday and Thursday of this week, puts Kelly at 43 percent to State Sen. Frank Antenori's 18 percent and sports commentator Dave Sitton's 10 percent. Twenty percent aren't sure.
The poll included 700 respondents and has a 3.68 percent margin of error.
Arizona needs Jesse Kelly, a combat veteran and a proven leader, to be the nominee, said Citizens United President David Bossie. The results released today prove his message of lower taxes, a strong economy, and more jobs are resonating with Republican primary voters in Arizonas 8th Congressional District.
The primary is April 17, where anointed Democrat Ron Barber, Giffords' district director, is expected to advance to the special election general for the Democrats.
Think of how much money can be raised!
I agree with Rick Santorum. Women do not belong in combat. They don’t belong in submarines either.
Yes she is, at least in the sense that she flew over regions where Marines and Soldiers were engaged on the ground. How many folks were killed/wounded in her A-10 unit? That should give you some idea of the combat she has seen.
Women is Israel serve in combat support roles. They are not frontline soliders. There can be a place for women in the service, but combat isnt the place.
But I agree, they are hot.
I say we rename it the USS Violent Rhetoric.
A couple of years ago I had an Army Public Affairs guy escorting me to something on Fort Leonard Wood who made a point of commenting on how “hot” a certain female drill sergeant looked.
Comments like this do not help build respect for the military competence of our soldiers. Yeah, I can think of some very attractive female soldiers, but their job is to put the heat on the enemies of America, not to look hot themselves. It's not generally the soldiers' fault -- after all, the uniform isn't exactly revealing and sexy, and soldiers are supposed to be physically fit -- so maybe, just maybe, the problem is the guy looking rather than the woman trying to "be a looker?"
12 posted on Friday, February 17, 2012 9:42:55 AM by Zathras: “I liked her comment about kicking Rick Santorum in the nuts for his comment about women in combat. Rick has a good heart but he needs to stop the I know better mantra. Israeli women serve in combat and not only serve well but HOT in uniform!”
25 posted on Saturday, February 18, 2012 1:43:13 AM by Yorlik803: “Women is Israel serve in combat support roles. They are not frontline soliders. There can be a place for women in the service, but combat isnt the place.
But I agree, they are hot.”
24 posted on Saturday, February 18, 2012 1:20:55 AM by BigEdLB: “I remember about 10 years ago there was a Miss Israel in the Miss Universe Pageant who was a Sergeant in the IDF... She was cute.”
“It will be a tough election. This is the most liberal district in AZ.”
Ever hear of Ed Pastor or Raul Grijalva?
I see you’ve been to 4 countries outside the USA. I’ve been to 30 including 3 months working in Israel.
Perhaps its you who should analyze why your way is the only way for everyone.
I like Rick Santorum but we’ve already got a President who tells us what to do and what to believe.
I don't have the authority to tell you what to say or do, and nobody but God has the authority to tell you what to believe. However, I can say some things are a really bad idea. Making comments like this about the physical attractiveness of female civilians is a good way to get in trouble with sexual harassment allegations. I fail to see how comments like this about female soldiers is more appropriate than saying them about female civilians, and a good case can be made it's considerably less appropriate since women in uniform still have to fight the perception they're only there as “eye candy.”
You're right that I've been to only a fairly small number of countries outside the United States. Those include Japan and South Korea. I might have seen quite a bit of mistreatment and real discrimination against Japanese and Korean women far beyond what most Americans will ever experience. I happen to think the United States is a much better place for women than virtually anywhere else in the world, and that's a good model we ought to encourage other countries to follow.
Force them? No—the only time we get to force massive social change is when we defeat somebody in war and need to reconstruct their society (i.e., Germany or Japan) to prevent future threats. But encouraging countries to follow American ideals is a good thing, I think.
I have a right to my opinion, too, don't I?
But they are trained for combat and can be ready to fight like banshees in a moments notice.
let this be the year...