Skip to comments.Filibuster battle altering '08 presidential landscape
Posted on 05/29/2005 2:33:50 PM PDT by strategofr
Last week's Senate compromise that averted a showdown over filibustered judicial nominees was actually the opening salvo of the 2008 presidential campaign, several veteran political observers say. The unexpected consequence of the filibuster compromise is to give a boost to the presidential prospects of Sen. George Allen, Virginia Republican. "Allen was very vocal in support of changing the rules to eliminate the filibuster of judicial nominees and took the right position in condemning the compromise," said Free Congress Foundation President Paul M. Weyrich. Conservatives have strongly condemned the compromise as a politically motivated gambit by Arizona Sen. John McCain, key Republican broker in the deal that ensured confirmation of three of President Bush's nominees to federal appeals courts. "George Allen is helped to the extent that the other potential [Republican] nomination competitors are not helped," said David Keene, chairman of the American Conservative Union. "Allen was on the right side and said the right things."
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Nope, Allen can't win. No senator can.
The only chance the Repubs have of holding on to the presidency is Condi, She will bring the Women and the Blacks and and she has true credentials on a global level.
We don't need another Bob Dole who gets to run just because its HIS TURN.
Here comes the anti senator wing of the FR. Condi doesnt guaruntee she'll bring the blacks or women and she has no elected experience. Not to mention shes pro abort and pro aff action which will hurt her with the base. This whole a Senator can't win was only brought up and hammered relentlessly through the 2004 campaign so republicans could feel better about themselves when Kerry was nominated. Kerry was a looser candidate who'd compromise and flip flopped on dozens of issues throughout his tenure as a Senator and he came 100k votes of the presidency.
George Allen is no Bob Dole and to compare him to Bob Dole is an insult.
Condi will cost you the pro-life vote. If you want to throw the election to Hillary, nominate Condi. She has also said repeatedly that she has no interest in running.
Allen was Governor before he was Senator. Right now he's looking like the best we have.
I don't know about Allen--
The theory that I have heard about why Senators don't get elected as POTUS is because they have a voting history that can trip them up--plus, they don't have the experience of "running" a city or state, which would give them executive experience...
I think that fact that George Allen has only been a senator for a short time, which gives him a short voting history, plus the fact that he was a Governor, like George Bush, and Bill Clinton, gives him a leg-up over other senators...
My gosh, the MSM has already crowned Mrs. Bubba, and she is a senator...but hasn't been even a mayor, let alone governor!!!
This conversation is really getting old!!!!! Dr. Rice has absolutely no qualifications to be President. She does not want to be President.
1808 and 1912?
To compare G. Allen to Bob Dole is an insult!!!!!! Isn't that the truth!!!!!!!!!!
wilson was gov of NJ not Mass
I honestly dont know why everyone's so keen on Condi for president. NObody knows her stance on most of the issues besides foreign policy and thats why i think she'd make a good veep choice. Plus do you really want to put somone in there who has 0 campaigning experience?
On a side note i read an article a few months back in the WaPo and heard drudge also mention it that the DNC has a huge file on Condi i wonder whats in there.
the first one has to be Monroe, because he had a virtual sweep, which means the second one is Coolige, which makes sense because Coolige was the former MA gov
On a side note anyone know how much Mitt is worth? I know hes loaded but i can never find a figure.
1820 & 1924.
Not only those but since she has no experience running for elected office she doesn't have a Rolodex of donors. Her chances of raising the kind of money needed to get the nomination are zero and none.
Add to that the Republican party will NEVER run a pro-death candidate just like the dims will never run a pro-life candidate.
We'll have a better fix on the horse race by next year when we see who's able to get the heavy donors to whip out the checkbooks.
With Drudge you can never tell. I have never heard anything out of the way about Condi. I really believe that she is above board, I just do not want a woman as CIC.
Not if she defaults to a position of federalism on Roe vs Wade. That is her weakest issue and if she resolves it then she is our only shot IMO to win in 2008.