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Old 10-13-2006, 09:06 AM   #16
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George Allen really has made a laughing stock out of Virginia and I hate it. I love living here, I would love representing this state...and everyone...at least people north of here, now think we're all stupid rednecks because of him. It really does piss me off.
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Old 10-13-2006, 09:43 AM   #17
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George Allen really has made a laughing stock out of Virginia and I hate it. I love living here, I would love representing this state...and everyone...at least people north of here, now think we're all stupid rednecks because of him. It really does piss me off.

yet, slowly but surely, thanks to the population explosion and spectacular economy of the Northern Virginia suburbs of DC, Virginia might turn blue one day in the not too distant future.
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Old 10-13-2006, 02:11 PM   #18
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Ugh, I'm not math major, but:

Dad Turning 81 + Daughter Going to College = I don't want to be president and help my country.

That formula seems flawed. Why do I never have a calculator when I need one!?
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His wife was never keen on being first lady of Virginia, she hated it. Even on a small scale she said she felt like she was living in a fishbowl. When urged to run for senate again, something she said was "he'd have to do it with another wife."

Add that into the equation as well.
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but he had so much money already and he was on the cover of the NYT Magazine, calling him the "anti-Hillary."

something really, really big must have come up.
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Oh I agree, I think something must have happened, I was just adding the info about his wife.
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Has he been in politcs a long time? Or did he get into after they got married?
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In '96 he ran for senate and lost, then in 2001 he ran for governor and won, and served his 4 year term. (Governors in Virginia aren't allowed to succeed themselves, he can run for gov in 2009 if he wants to though).

To answer your question, he got into it after they got married.
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Hm. So that adjusts my calculation.

Dad Turning 81 + Daughter Going to College * Dragging Unwilling Wife Into A World of Shit = I don't want to be president and help my country.

OK, makes more sense now. Maybe Rove (or whoever) has something on her.
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And that really sucks cause from what I've seen and heard of the guy, I think he'd be an interesting candidate.
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Thank you for sharing that letter with us, U2Dem. As disappointing as this is, his decison must be respected- he has his reasons.
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That is disappointing.

Not that I know much about the potential dem candidates running for 2008, but I just hope whoever does, has a strong background and a swell of supporters that will get together and push him (or her!) through. Also they have to be impeccably strong to survive the shit storm that the republicians will make.

Who else is there?
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Oh I agree, I think something must have happened, I was just adding the info about his wife.
or
he could just be smart

realizing that he would probably not get the nom

he is lacking in foreign policy experience
and 2008 will still be a lot about national security



the timing is the only thing I question

why do it just a few weeks before the election?

does this help
or hurt Webb?
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If warner spends all his time, money and energy between now and nov. 7 for webb, it will most likely help him.
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well,

lets hope Webb wins one for the Gov
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