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Allen won't seek office again
Daily Progress ^ | 11/13/12 | Coronal

Posted on 11/13/2012 10:03:27 PM PST by Coronal

ALEXANDRIA -- Defeated Republican U.S.Senate candidate George Allen said Monday he will not seek elective office again.

"I'm grateful for the support, generosity and the votes of over 1.7 million people, but I have no intention of running for office again,'' Allen said during a 45-minute interview in his Alexandria office.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailyprogress.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: allen2012; georgeallen; va2012; virginia

1 posted on 11/13/2012 10:03:30 PM PST by Coronal
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To: Coronal

whew....thought it was Col West....


2 posted on 11/13/2012 10:08:05 PM PST by cherry
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To: Coronal

Can some Virginia Freepers clue me in as to why Allen can’t win an election up there any more? I have some theories, but I need some Virginia perspective...


3 posted on 11/13/2012 10:10:22 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright ("WTF?: How Karl Rove and the Establishment Lost....Again")
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To: Coronal

Good. He never should have run in the first place.

I’m sorry, but the guy just does’t sound too bright or exciting on the radio or TV.

He may be EXTREMELY bright but he just comes off ‘slow’.

That’s my and my GF’s opinion.


4 posted on 11/13/2012 10:11:53 PM PST by Hammerhead
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To: C. Edmund Wright

put it this way, he sounds like he gets his talking points from Sean Hannity - only slower.

No depth.


5 posted on 11/13/2012 10:13:37 PM PST by Hammerhead
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To: Coronal

He can still run for NFL Commissioner.


6 posted on 11/13/2012 10:17:01 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I’ve heard through the grapevine (including Republicans) that as a person he’s an a-hole.

His ads were pretty bad and unsophisticated.

Completely hopeless in Northern Virginia as a candidate.


7 posted on 11/13/2012 10:18:02 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: Strategerist

Northern Virginia is now a Communist Country..just ask all of the gubmint parasites who live there


8 posted on 11/13/2012 10:24:03 PM PST by acapesket
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To: Hammerhead

OUCH! Too bad. I’m only somewhat familiar with him, and hate to hear that.

His dad was not slow!


9 posted on 11/13/2012 10:25:26 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright ("WTF?: How Karl Rove and the Establishment Lost....Again")
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To: cherry

me too


10 posted on 11/13/2012 10:25:26 PM PST by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Strategerist

Thanks for insight. I knew Northern Va was a problem. Ironic, aint’ it? The Robert E Lee army? The Army of Northern Virginia.

Thinks do change....


11 posted on 11/13/2012 10:26:35 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright ("WTF?: How Karl Rove and the Establishment Lost....Again")
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To: Coronal

whatever


12 posted on 11/13/2012 10:28:12 PM PST by ping jockey (tagline free zone)
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To: Coronal

Good call.


13 posted on 11/13/2012 10:31:09 PM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I’m in VA...

1) the liberal cockroaches that occupy Fairfax County and most of Northern Virginia

2) Allen stopped running as a conservative and went the moderate route

3) His opponent Tim Kaine (or Tom K., as Biden announced him), did not advertise his Democrat party affiliation and made all kinds of wild claims like Obama about accomplishments when he served as governor

4) Allen’s “mucaca” slur from years ago — it wasn’t advertised this time around, but it really was the end of his political career


14 posted on 11/13/2012 10:39:11 PM PST by sockhead (Socialism: trickle up poverty.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Hakuna Macaca


15 posted on 11/13/2012 10:53:58 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man (<-------currently working through post-election anger issues.)
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To: Coronal

poor guy. perhaps the romney boat anchor effect didn’t help him.

but it does suggest a new rule for conservatives picking between conservative candidates, say in a primary.

if a candidate who has previously lost in the same district or state is opposed by a conservative who hasn’t lost, prefer the conservative who *hasn’t lost.* in this case the new guy is probably a better choice.


16 posted on 11/13/2012 11:01:51 PM PST by dadfly
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To: sockhead

4) Allen’s “mucaca” slur from years ago — it wasn’t advertised this time around, but it really was the end of his political career
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
That - which was(is) just plain stupidity and the fact he tried to portray Jim Webb as a likeness of John F’n Kerry.

Two very bad moves when all he had to do was kiss babies and raise money, keep his speeches short, to the point and generic and he was a ‘shoo-in’ back in ‘06.

This time it surprised me how bad he ‘whupped’ his R’ opponents and I thought (not really) that I may have been wrong about him. I really don’t/didn’t like Kaine so I reluctantly pushed the button for Allen....oh well...


17 posted on 11/13/2012 11:09:50 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "Hope in one hand and $hiite in the other and see which fills up first".)
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To: Coronal

Good the republican party needs to be flushed, badly..


18 posted on 11/14/2012 12:23:53 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Many immigrants in NoVa remember “Macaca” and voted against him.


19 posted on 11/14/2012 3:25:33 AM PST by mikey_hates_everything
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Because George Allen is a spineless moron.


20 posted on 11/14/2012 3:32:52 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
"Can some Virginia Freepers clue me in as to why Allen can’t win an election up there any more? I have some theories, but I need some Virginia perspective..."

Simply put, he sounds and looks like one of the slower characters from the Andy Griffith show.

21 posted on 11/14/2012 8:28:00 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (The idiocracy has come home to roost. God help us.)
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To: mikey_hates_everything
"Many immigrants in NoVa remember “Macaca” and voted against him.

And a lot of Conservatives remember that he couldn't stop apologizing. He couldn't fight. He just curled up in a ball and let the Dems and their agent The Washington Post kick him all over the field. He should have never run again IMO.

22 posted on 11/14/2012 6:50:21 PM PST by Truth29
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