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George Allen: 'Perhaps' a rematch with Webb in 2012?

By Amy Gardner
Don't toy with us, Governor.

That's right, former governor and U.S. senator George Allen said today that he is thinking pretty seriously about public office, including a possible rematch against Democrat Jim Webb, who defeated Allen in 2006 by fewer than 10,000 votes.

It's so thrilling we can hardly type. Allen's been out and about quite a lot lately, prompting lots of gossip about his political plans. Turns out he might have some. Here's the money quote, which he offered when asked about a rematch:

"Many people have encouraged me to run," Allen said in a telephone interview. "Susan and I have heard that from many people. And the answer is: perhaps."

Allen said about 2006, "I don't like losing, you may have guessed." But he also said he has enjoyed his year out of public life tremendously, traveling with his wife and spending more time with his children than ever before. A rematch against Webb is still a long way off, and he'll do much more thinking between now and then, he said.

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go for it maccaca

Posted by: pofinpa | December 24, 2009 6:25 PM | Report abuse

Webb has more integrity, honesty and belief in the American his little finger than Allen does in his entire body.

If Allen will be a blowout for Webb and for the people he represents.

Posted by: LTC-11A | December 24, 2009 6:05 PM | Report abuse

I wonder who I'm gonna vote for. An uneducated openly racist opportunistic sleazy bastard son of an NFL coach who has nothing to show for the years he was VA governor, or a hard working honest eloquent respected Vietnam veteran and Navy secretary, the only senator to have a spine (except Robert Byrd, of course). yeah. this race would be quite the blowout.

Posted by: playa_brotha | December 24, 2009 4:59 PM | Report abuse

George - We need more Country Club Republicans in office!!! First, you must run for President - or better yet - Vice President along with Rick Santorum. We need a return of Privilege and Incompetence to the White House, all in the name of superficial family values.

Posted by: finleysteve | December 24, 2009 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Something not covered in this article is the fact that the demographics of Virginia are changing. More immigrants and minorities are moving into Virginia, and they tend to vote Democrat.

That trend has continued, and will probably make Virgina more difficult for a Republican in 2012, than it was in 2006.

Allen likely would have won if he didn't have the "maccaca" moment. But the demographic shifts will give Webb an even larger boost in 2012.

Posted by: montanasoftware | December 24, 2009 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Webb should run for president,he is a brilliant man and the democrats sure could use some of that as well as Webbs common sense.

Posted by: LDTRPT25 | December 24, 2009 2:38 PM | Report abuse

If Webb continues to go along with the big spending and deficit increasing plans of the Obama administration he is trouble.

He will face defeat in the next election as Virginians has shown that they do not like the Pelosi/Reid far left agenda!

Posted by: mwhoke | December 24, 2009 1:44 PM | Report abuse

anybody is better than webb...

Posted by: DwightCollins | December 24, 2009 12:29 PM | Report abuse

What the "Macaca" is George Allen thinking??? Not a good move for that Republican. Yes, the public has a short memory, but his gaff was so prominent in the local media that it is sure to rekindle embarrassment for him. Good luck, VA!

Posted by: JTBinBrandywine | December 24, 2009 12:19 PM | Report abuse

Um, why not both?

Posted by: free-donny | December 24, 2009 10:33 AM | Report abuse


Posted by: whocares666 | December 24, 2009 9:44 AM | Report abuse


You talkng about democratic senator KKK byrd?

Posted by: charlietuna666 | December 24, 2009 10:05 AM | Report abuse


Posted by: whocares666 | December 24, 2009 9:44 AM | Report abuse

Not really sure what to say about this. Without adding insult to injury, George Allen should probably leave politics alone.

The risk of recycling a loser, the GOP does not have funds to waste, and Allen risks further humiliation if he puts it on the line again.

Webb is not perfect, but he has a solid record in and out of politics. Neocons will always hate him for telling off GW Bush at a White House party.

Merry Christmas all!

Posted by: free-donny | December 24, 2009 8:58 AM | Report abuse

when webb held the senate open so that President Bush could not recess appoint shows that webb spent a long time on his knees...
nobody forgets the things you do...
and you have been found wanting...

Posted by: DwightCollins | December 24, 2009 6:48 AM | Report abuse

webb has proven to be more of a waterboy for reid and less of a senator for Virginia...
it's time we replaced him...
after all...
would you reward him for messing up your health care...

Posted by: DwightCollins | December 24, 2009 6:46 AM | Report abuse


Congress MUST investigate these American atrocities -- this cannot be swept under the rug or blamed on "rogue contractors."


• Secret Bush legacy multi-agency federal program uses cell tower/GPS satellite microwave/laser electromagnetic attack system to torture, impair, subjugate "targeted" citizens -- and oversees local "community watch" vigilante terrorism and financial sabotage campaigns.

See story at: ("Reporting and Writing" section)


Posted by: scrivener50 | December 23, 2009 7:18 PM | Report abuse

Better yet, put him on a 2012 presidential ticket with Mark Sanford!

Posted by: parkerfl1 | December 23, 2009 5:19 PM | Report abuse

He's still just as much of a fatuous racist bigot as ever, so if he wants to throw money away to lose again, let him.

Posted by: drindl | December 23, 2009 4:05 PM | Report abuse

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