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Wouldn’t that just be perfect ...
Posted by: McQ on Thursday, August 09, 2007

In fact, regardless of who ended up in the White House, this could make my year in 2008. I'm speaking of Republican candidate Jeffrey K. Beatty and his run for John Kerry's Senate seat:
Concerning his opponent, incumbent Democrat John F. Kerry, the former Delta Force officer, FBI agent and CIA officer made his feelings quite clear.

“Outside of Massachusetts it is considered a national priority to defeat John Kerry. Inside the state they say they want to replace him. Either scenario, it’s time for him to go,” said Mr. Beatty.

An authority on national security and counterterrorism, often appearing on MSNBC, CNN and Fox television networks, Mr. Beatty said the experience he will bring to the job cannot be found in the current senator.
Cool. I've never contributed to a political campaign in my life, but I may make an exception here.
In a poll released on his Web site yesterday, the public’s support of his campaign is growing, according to Mr. Beatty. The Zogby organization is showing that if the election were held today, Mr. Kerry would get 48 percent of the public’s vote and Mr. Beatty 45 percent.

“The electors have shown that they are ready to welcome a well-qualified Republican,” said Mr. Beatty.
From almost in the penthouse to the outhouse in a few short years. I have to say that would be exceedingly pleasing to me.

Beatty for Senate in '08.

Now if they don't find some pics of him biting the heads of chickens while a D-boy maybe we can bring this one home. And then, within a couple of years, promote Beatty from junior Senator to senior Senator as Ted Kennedy is shown the door (ok that may be a bridge too far, no pun intended, but you can dream, no?).
 
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Thank you for sharing...I live in MA and I can hardly wait !!!
 
Written By: nance
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Thank you, Bruce. This news just made my day. The only thing better than seeinf John Effing Kerry sent packing would be to include Teddy as well.
 
Written By: John
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Most excellent! I will be voting for him!

I must say that the best day of voting I ever had was the last election... I was able to vote AGAINST Teddy Kennedy. Even if I was the only person - it’s a moment I will always treasure.
 
Written By: Teresa
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I’ve come to the conclusion that donating money to help get more Republicans elected is a waste of scarce resources. But I might be able to convince myself to give a few dollars to candidates running against certain Democrats ...
 
Written By: Diffus
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He lost in Massachusetts’ 10th District by 65% to 29% last year, but somehow he’s going to win statewide versus an incumbent senator with a 52% approval rating who’s been re-elected to his seat 3 times with an average winning margin of 27%.

As a Republican.
In Massachusetts.

Well, I’m sure President-elect Kucinich and Vice President -elect Gravel will give him a hearty handshake on election night.
 
Written By: Oliver Willis
URL: http://www.oliverwillis.com
Two letters and a number for you Olivia-

SF180

Watch for it!
 
Written By: Greybeard
URL: http://pitchpull.blogspot.com
Almost reminds you of Obama’s history, doesn’t it Oliver?
 
Written By: McQ
URL: http://www.qando.net/blog
Some impressions of the recent presidents and their opponents, leading up to Kerry:

Reagan: I initially found his personality irritating, but took to his policies, which I think is the opposite of the way things generally worked for voters. By the time he left office he was like a member of the family and I had long since become a conservative.

Carter (sheerly as Reagan’s opponent): At the time of the ’80 election I thought of Carter as being asleep at the wheel. (And Reagan as driving with the accelerator to the floor.)

Mondale: Tired.

G.H.W. Bush: Competent.

Dukakis: A convenience store clerk.

Clinton: Psychopath.

Dole: Miserable old fart (who later disgraced himself by becoming the erection shill).

W. Bush (2000): Amiable.

Gore: Womanish.

W. Bush (2004): A lot of guts.

Kerry: Absolutely gutless.
 
Written By: Martin McPhillips
URL: http://mcphillips.blogspot.com/
Some impressions of the recent presidents and their opponents, leading up to Kerry:
Don’t know it’s relevant, but it’s fun...

Reagan: Made me believe that the downhill slide from the late 60’s was over and I was proud to live in the shining city. His policies were hit and miss, and Reaganomics failed miserably at achieving their goal, but since it had not been tried before, I was all for it. If you’re going to be wrong, be wrong on the side of giving people their money back. His greatest contribution was his personal influence on the American psyche, and that contribution was HUGE!

Carter (sheerly as Reagan’s opponent): I felt bad for Carter, but he was contibuting to the "national malaise" and needed to go. Though he may have been one failed military mission (hostage rescue) away from being a national hero. In retrospect, his greatest contribution was appointing Paul Volcker to the Fed, who’s Fed policies insured short term economic devastation for Carter, as he burned out the recession by raising interest rates to unheard of levels. If Carter had won under the circumstances at the time of the election, it would seem that the American people were just content with misery.

Mondale: Completely uninspiring.

G.H.W. Bush: Competent. Poor communicator on the national level, but amazing up close. Far more thoughtful than his critics gave him credit for.

Dukakis: Really smart and uninspiring.

Clinton: I voted for GWHB and Bob Dole because I didn’t him, his policies, or his personality. When he won, both time, I just hoped that he wouldn’t screw anything up. With the help of a divided government, he surpasses my expecations by such a huge margin, that I would have voted for him in 2000, 2004, 2008.

Dole: old uninspiring fart

W. Bush (2000): When I looked into GWB prior to 2000, what I saw was enough for me to put my supportly firmly behind McCain. When he did what he did (his cronies, whatever) to McCain in South Carolina, I feared for our nation if he won.

Gore: I considered Gore less dynamic that Clinton, but on the whole similar, and based on the previous 8 years, I was big supporter of similar. When GWB got the nod for the GOP, I became a big Gore supporter.

W. Bush (2004): Confirmed my previous concerns about him.

Kerry: Had no business in the big show, only got there because the base thought he was electable because of his war record, which was Swift Boated out from under and what remained was him... which was not nearly enough.

Giuliani: One trick pony.

McCain: Bob Dole of 2008

Romney: John Edwards of the right (with more flip flops than a goldfish in a catbox)

Hillary: Negatives are too high... she may have every voter that she get and still falls short of enough. her best bet to win would be a right of center third party candidate.

Obama: Don’t quit your Senate job... for at least another 8 years.

John Edwards: Not impressed, but I would like to see this get angry if he is capable of it, then I might change my mind. For now he seems like an actor with a very limited range... think Keanu Reeves.

Biden: The best candidate across the board and may have no chance.
 
Written By: Captin Sarcastic
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Sarcastic writes:
Giuliani: One trick pony.
I will not support or vote for Giuliani for president, but I saw what he did in the "ungovernable" City of New York. That was not something that a "one trick pony" could do. He was debauched by his need to pander to the cultural idiocies of the City (the liberal voters would let him fill the jails and turn the cops into an army, but they wouldn’t let him be opposed to abortion, for instance, even though it was an issue out of his control, and so he changed his position to pro-abortion. Abortion is a religious sacrament in NYC.)

No, Giuliani is quite an amazing leader. The City was already over the edge when he took office, the pundits laughed when Giuliani said he would bring it back. But that’s what he did, and the momentum from that still carries the place along.
 
Written By: Martin McPhillips
URL: http://mcphillips.blogspot.com/
I’d vote for Rudy, but only if Obama or Hillary get sthe Dem’s nod.

I’ll take a one trick pony over a no trick or marxist pony any day of the week...
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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But I should state that I’ll probably end up with a write-in vote for a Bauer/McLane ticket.
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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No, Giuliani is quite an amazing leader.
He was the right guy for that job at that time (Mayor of NY), but he would not even be considered for the top job if it were not for 9/11. He likely could not have beaten Hillary in HIS home state for the Senate if he had stayed in the race.

Like Kerry had only one thing to separate him from the crowd (military record), Giuliani has only that one thing to separate him (9/11 Mayor). Take that away, and he a is liberal Republican that the base would not even consider, and if they do consider him, it will only be for the same mistaken logic that gave John Kerry the nod, perceived electability.

But I do have to admit, that if it’s a choice between Rudy and Hillary, I might choose to sleep in on election day.

I’m with Joe!

Cap
 
Written By: Captin Sarcastic
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He was the right guy for that job at that time (Mayor of NY), but he would not even be considered for the top job if it were not for 9/11. He likely could not have beaten Hillary in HIS home state for the Senate if he had stayed in the race.
Guiliani benefited from what Bill Clinton had: being in office during the economic boom in the 90s. Crime rates fell nation wide, more money was available to deal with problems that arose, and politicians all tried to make it seem that it was their governance that caused the improvements, not an economic boom.
 
Written By: Scott Erb
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Boris Erb writes:
Guiliani benefited from what Bill Clinton had: being in office during the economic boom in the 90s. Crime rates fell nation wide, more money was available to deal with problems that arose, and politicians all tried to make it seem that it was their governance that caused the improvements, not an economic boom.
Ah, no, Boris. First of all, one of the reasons that "crime rates fell nationwide" in the ’90s was that several large cities began to follow the lead of what Giuliani, Bill Bratton (his first police commissioner), and Jack Maple (Bratton’s top deputy) were doing in New York City.

In New York, more police were hired, but several steps were taken to reduce costs, such as consolidating the transit cops into the NYPD and the EMS into the FDNY.

Another key ingredient in Giuliani’s approach was to quietly attack corruption in the NYPD — quietly so as not to gloat over that accomplishment and endanger the department’s morale.

The crime-fighting strategies are well-known, so I don’t need to describe them here. When Giuliani took office, the murder rate had hit 2,000 per year. When he left office that rate had fallen to around 800, and the methods he and Bratton instituted have pushed that down even further.

Giuliani, by the way, also drove the mob out of the garment district, the carting business, and the Fulton fish market, three of its long-time strongholds. The governor, Pataki, helped out in that department by taking on the chore of driving them out of the Javits Convention Center.

And Giuliani also straightened out the deteriorating quality of life in the City, getting a thirty-year build-up of human scum off the streets, from the squeegee men to whores to drug dealers, not to mention the insane homeless, so that it was possible to walk around without feeling under a constant threat.
 
Written By: Martin McPhillips
URL: http://mcphillips.blogspot.com/
Sarcastic writes:
Like Kerry had only one thing to separate him from the crowd (military record), Giuliani has only that one thing to separate him (9/11 Mayor). Take that away, and he a is liberal Republican that the base would not even consider,
You’re confusing what brought Giuliani to greater national attention (9/11) with something that Kerry tried to use to bolster a weak resume on national security (his military service).

Giuliani, I do not hesitate to say, did more conservative things as the mayor of New York City than Ronald Reagan did as president. Giuliani made welfare and food stamp recipients work, for instance. He cut the crime rate in half. He made the city liveable again. He threw the mob out of key industries that they had controlled for decades. He cracked down on police corruption. He was fiscally responsible. Best of all, he refused to pander to racial arsonists like Al Sharpton, even as he made black neighborhoods incredibly safer. People no longer had to sleep on the floor lest a stray bullet come through their window and kill them while they slept in bed.

His conservative credentials were weakened by his support for abortion and gay unions and by giving up on gun rights, which he initially sought to defend but got boxed out of by his own police commissioner (Bratton). Those concessions to New York culture are what make it impossible for me to support him for president. Although I would accept it if he changed his positions. He was also weak on illegal immigrants, where he seems to now be moving toward serious enforcement.
 
Written By: Martin McPhillips
URL: http://mcphillips.blogspot.com/
Except that Sen. Obama is sitting here and not some guy.
 
Written By: Oliver
URL: http://www.oliverwillis.com
Except, Oliver, Obama ran for a House seat and lost, didn’t he? And then he ran for the Senate and won.

That’s the comparison ... not where Obama is now.
 
Written By: McQ
URL: http://www.qando.net/blog

 
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