Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Allen Wounded

The pundits have already begun tying Allen's presidential aspirations down for the November loss of Jerry Kilgore. As Allen star fades, Condoleeza Rice, Sam Brownback, and Newt Gingrich's stars begin to burn brighter. Kilgores loss may be the nail in Allens presidential coffin.

17 Comments:

At 12/20/2005 12:22:00 PM, Blogger neocon22 said...

this maynot be that bad of a thing, simply because Allen does not want to peak too early.

 
At 12/20/2005 01:44:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know she said she never wanted to run for president but I'm still begging for Rice4Vice!!!

Can anyone figure out a way to get Bill Gates or Ollie North on the ticket?

 
At 12/20/2005 02:08:00 PM, Blogger Riley, Not O'Reilly said...

Um, the pundit is Dick Morris. He's hawking a book called Condi vs. Hillary and he'll do whatever he can to promote it. He's notoriously wrong about everything, so this gives me great confidence that he thinks Allen is wounded by Kilgore's loss.

 
At 12/20/2005 02:10:00 PM, Blogger Riley, Not O'Reilly said...

Case in point, read what Morris wrote in the article:

"And Allen has suffered a loss of prestige with the victory of Democrat Jerry Kilgore over Republican Tim Kaine for governor in his home state after the senator had vigorously backed the unsuccessful GOP contender."

Kilgore's the Democrat and he won? Tim Kaine is the Republican and he lost?

 
At 12/20/2005 02:49:00 PM, Blogger Too Moderate said...

I have to agree with Riley. One politico with a cause to promote does not spell a nail in the coffin for anyone. Tad bit overblown.

 
At 12/20/2005 02:58:00 PM, Blogger GOPHokie said...

Anon, since Bill Gates is a democrat I doubt he will be our ballot anytime soon.
Allen may be able to use the Kilgore loss to his advantage. Convince people that we need a Virginian to carry Va in '08 since its turning democratic.

 
At 12/20/2005 03:04:00 PM, Blogger too conservative said...

I wasn't saying just with Dick Morris.

I also think it is a huge problem for Allen that he couldnt "Carry Jerry"..and that it will be brought up nationally.

 
At 12/20/2005 03:57:00 PM, Blogger Willis said...

The big problem for Allen will be when he loses his senate seat next November.

 
At 12/20/2005 04:18:00 PM, Blogger Riley, Not O'Reilly said...

Whatchu talkin' 'bout, Willis? It is obvious you've got "Diff'rent Strokes," but you can't beat someone with no one.

 
At 12/20/2005 04:22:00 PM, Blogger Willis said...

We already beat someone with no one in Craddock *snicker*.

 
At 12/20/2005 04:52:00 PM, Blogger neocon22 said...

as far as craddock's district goes, that had nothing to do with caputo being a stellar candidate, but rather craddock's youth and inexperience.

it is ridiculous to compare Sen. Allen, a successful and popular governor, and now extremely relevant Senator, with a delegate nominee. especially one with no exeprience.

 
At 12/20/2005 05:18:00 PM, Blogger Willis said...

I'm not comparing. I'm just screwing around.

 
At 12/20/2005 07:06:00 PM, Blogger Hirons said...

TC - "Carry Jerry" catchy slogan -but it'll be the furtherest thing from an issue come 2008. I mean come on Allen really didn't waste too much of his time dealing with the Governor's campaign this year and he's got his own re-election campaign to make everyone in the state forget about 2005.

Quick lesson on politics - news is only news for 5 minutes.

 
At 12/20/2005 07:29:00 PM, Blogger too conservative said...

I disagree.

Peoples pasts, and records are very important in the eyes of political operatives.

I feel Allen will be looked at as weak because he could not carry, and have heard other Republicans from different states agree.

 
At 12/21/2005 07:37:00 AM, Blogger spankthatdonkey said...

If Kaine had lost the same "label" would try to be affixed to Gov. Warner. It probably would stick better to him, because he is needed to carry a Red State for the Donkeys.

Allen on the other hand will be more closely scrutinized for his positions.... (VA would be assumed to go Pub unless there is some kind of match up with Warner)

Think about it now... The MSM will go for the Republican they think they can beat...... I do not think that is Allen. The MSM has been beaten twice by supposedely, simple cowboy types (namely Reagan and "W")

 
At 12/21/2005 08:08:00 AM, Blogger Willis said...

MSM bias is not real, it is only imagined.

Also, your boy 'W' didn't really win.

 
At 12/21/2005 09:26:00 AM, Blogger Riley, Not O'Reilly said...

Allen will be judged more by his term as NRSC Chairman when they picked up seats, including Tom Daschle's, than by Kilgore not winning.

Also, Allen and John Warner both cut fantastic ads for Kilgore, but the Kilgore campaign never aired either of them. So, if anything, the argument could be made that Kilgore didn't use Allen to his advantage the way he should have.

 

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