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Utah Sen. Bob Bennett to endorse Tim Bridgewater: Will it matter?

Utah Sen. Robert Bennett plans to endorse former Congressional candidate Tim Bridgewater , choosing to back one of the two men that kept him from renomination at the state GOP party convention in May.

Bennett's planned endorsement drew widespread media coverage -- the "vanquished incumbent wades into the primary to replace him" storyline is simply too appealing to avoid -- but the central question that remains is: Does Bennett help or hurt Bridgewater in advance of the state's June 22 primary.

Most observers think that the endorsements should help -- though not a lot.

Yes, Bennett is more popular with the GOP primary electorate than he was with the state convention delegates. But while the latter are ultra-conservative, the former are still pretty conservative -- this is Utah, after all.

(Bennett was eliminated on the second ballot at the convention while Bridgewater took 57 percent on the final ballot against businessman Mike Lee -- just short of the 60 percent required to avoid a primary.)

In touting the endorsement, Bridgewater's campaign is making a simple calculation that there are more people who supported Bennett and will heed his endorsement than people who are so angry with the senator and Washington that they will purposely vote against any candidate he backs.

Brigham Young University pollster Quin Monson called Bennett's backing a "good thing on balance" but noted the opposition remains significant, specifically when it comes to Bennett's vote for the financial bailout in 2008.

"He's a smart guy, and he's likable personally, but there were a lot of people upset about TARP," Monson said.

One Utah Republican operative, who asked not to be named in order to speak candidly, said the endorsement was likely to help, but only slightly.

"There will be more people who will like it, but those people are less likely to vote," the operative said. "People who won't like it are more likely to vote, but when you weigh it, it's a positive."

Lee's campaign shrugged off the endorsement.

"If anything, we see that it will ignite the base that was so engaged at the caucus meetings earlier this year," Lee spokesman Boyd Matheson said. "We have an extraordinary grassroots base, and we think it will keep that fired up."

Lee has been endorsed by Freedomworks, a national tea party organization, as well as by conservative Sen. Jim DeMint (S.C.) and will almost certainly use the Bennett endorsement as a sign that Bridgewater is a candidate of the establishment not the activists.

In 12 days, we'll know whether the Bennett gamble -- and, make no mistake, it is a gamble for Bridgewater -- will pay off.

-- Aaron Blake

By The Fix  |  June 10, 2010; 5:55 PM ET
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Angle has apparently been told to shut up, and she is cowering behind rightwing djs... won't talk to the press. Why no story on this, CC?

"(CNN) – Former President Bill Clinton hit the campaign trail for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Thursday, telling Nevada Democrats that Reid's opponent is "hiding out" because of her controversial views.

"Now you've got to play 'Where's Sharron [Angle]?' because she's hiding out, according to the local news. I might hide out, too, if I said I wanted to get rid of Social Security and Medicare," Clinton told an audience of 700 people during a 30-minute speech in Las Vegas, according to the Las Vegas-Review Journal.

Clinton also took aim at Angle for support of a plan that would have Yucca Mountain accept nuclear waste. Reid, as have most Nevada lawmakers, opposes opening Yucca to nuclear waste.

Since her victory in Tuesday's GOP Senate primary, Angle - a former state assemblywoman who was backed by Tea Party organizations - has largely avoided the spotlight, only granting interviews to conservative talk-radio hosts. Her campaign website has also gone dark except for a page that seeks contributions."

Posted by: drindl | June 11, 2010 9:48 AM | Report abuse

mark -- you are right. Brown was a surprisingly good governor, though yes, unconventional.

12Bar, I told you not to bother talking to zouk. no matter what name he uses, the only reason he is here is to insult people. he has narcisstic personality disorder, and he couldn't help being obnoxious if he wanted to. So give up.

Posted by: drindl | June 11, 2010 9:41 AM | Report abuse

Liberals don't understand economics ???


Take a look at the health care bill - and anyone will be convinced.


The health care bill is a drag on jobs - it is a drag on hiring - and the spending in the bill - the additional taxes are basically a TICKING DEFICIT BOMB.

If you are a liberal, and you don't understand that, well you don't understand economics.

Posted by: 37thand0street | June 11, 2010 9:22 AM | Report abuse

Poor lonely Ped.

Posted by: Moonbat | June 11, 2010 7:23 AM | Report abuse

roses are red
tulips for show
37th OD'd on the slab
with a tag on his toe

Posted by: Noacoler | June 11, 2010 2:25 AM | Report abuse


It just seems like EVERYTHING OBAMA DOES IS WRONG. Now, instead of calling Tony Hayward on the phone - which is what Matt Lauer was suggesting - Obama sends a letter demanding that the Chairman of BP (a Swede) come to the White House.


Just when a "hands-on" approach would work - and Obama has to be seen getting in there, Obama DECIDES HIS BEST MOVE IS TO SEND A LETTER TO SOMEONE'S BOSS.


It is like Obama is OBSESSED with somehow pretending/demanding that he make a SHOW that he is in charge.


But what is the point of that?

THIS IS WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU ELECT A METROSEXUAL - somehow Obama feels he has to PROVE HIS MANHOOD WITH BP FIRST -

and then maybe he can get something done.

But somehow - Obama has to resolve his internal conflict over his own manhood.


This is A METROSEXUAL - DID OBAMA GET HIS NAILS DONE BEFORE OR AFTER HE SENT THE LETTER TO BP'S CHAIRMAN ???


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Posted by: 37thand0street | June 11, 2010 2:23 AM | Report abuse

Noa

I do not want to see liberals in agony - I want to see this country governed correctly.

A trillion dollar deficit is NOT governing correctly.

As for your name-calling - clearly that proves you are not a decent person, which apparently is your standard of excellence.


As for my personal preference to have you somehow hanging upside down in a pit in Vietnam - I did say that - and I do mean it, but that is only you, ddawd and broadwayjoe - not all liberals.

It would be hilarious having the three of you hanging upside down in a pit in Vietnam - and the worst of it would be that you would only have the three of you to talk to.

That would be true agony.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | June 11, 2010 2:13 AM | Report abuse

Seriously folks - the MOST IMPORTANT THING RIGHT NOW IS THE OIL SPILL.


And it is hard to figure out which is the bigger disaster - the oil spill or Obama.

Seriously - Obama has proven that he is COMPLETELY INEXPERIENCED AND UNQUALIFIED - HE HAS NO BUSINESS EVEN TRYING TO DO THE JOB.

These people who say that the Federal government should take over the clean-up - imagine Obama's affirmative action appointees trying to figure out what to do next - THEY know perfectly well that would never work - even for a day.

It just seems like EVERYTHING OBAMA DOES IS WRONG. Now, instead of calling Tony Hayward on the phone - which is what Matt Lauer was suggesting - Obama sends a letter demanding that the Chairman of BP (a Swede) come to the White House.

Just when a "hands-on" approach would work - and Obama has to be seen getting in there, Obama DECIDES HIS BEST MOVE IS TO SEND A LETTER TO SOMEONE'S BOSS.

It is like Obama is OBSESSED with somehow pretending/demanding that he make a SHOW that he is in charge.


But what is the point of that?

See - Obama NEVER has to say he is the President - and yet he goes on television and says "I am the President" - he just comes off like an idiot who doesn't know the substance of the matter at hand - and is obsessed with some pathetic expression of ego.

Obama doesn't have to send a letter. Obama needs to get on the phone.

Obama doesn't really have to have a face-to-face with the Chairman of the Board. Obama needs to have a real phone conversation with Tony Hayward - who is handling everything.

Obama shouldn't have to worry about ANY PROTOCOL - OBAMA SHOULD BE CUTTING THROUGH THE PROTOCOL.


This is not about ego - it is about getting something done.

AND what is a White House meeting going to accomplish anyway ? It is a complete waste of time. And with the wrong people.

AND what in the world is Obama doing "summoning" anyone to the White House? That is exceeding his authority -

Obama is completely LOST - lost in knowing the role he has - overseeing the spill -


Obama is LOST because he doesn't know how to get things done - so he is obsessed with saying he is IN CHARGE WHEN CLEARLY OBAMA IS DOING NOTHING.

That is what we have, someone on the sidelines, saying they are IN CHARGE WHEN OBAMA IS REALLY DOING NOTHING.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | June 11, 2010 2:05 AM | Report abuse

@DDAWD: I've been doingbthis stuff for a decade and a half and I gave up waiting for that reasonable and intelligent conservative a long time ago. It isn't just here. It's systemic. The beat if them are of average intellect and mild in their baiting, always ending up wishing to see liberals in agony, and that's the best if them. Mentals like zouk/brigade and jaked are much more the rule, and borderline retardates like 37th.

I've also seen decent people turn conservative and go from decent to jerk at each step if the transformation. It's not an incidental correlation nor limited to people posting on blogs.

Posted by: Noacoler | June 11, 2010 1:54 AM | Report abuse

It is completely ridiculous that South Carolina and Nevada have apparently been granted special status in the Presidential primaries.

It appears that it has to do with the political influence of Clybourn and Harry Reid - which is completely improper and no reasonable person should believe that a democracy should be run that way.


AND to think, that as a result of the ENFORCEMENT EFFORTS OF THIS DISPUTE, Michigan and Florida voters were not counted in the democratic primaries in 2008 until the nominee was decided.

It was a disgrace - and yes, it casts a dark shadow on Obama's legitimacy.


Quite frankly, any attempt to have an AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PRIMARY CALENDAR is RACIST - if that is the motivation to put South Carolina and Nevada in prominent places - to increase the influence of blacks and hispanics.


This kind of stuff has no place in America.

Remember, now we have a bunch of Affirmative Action Appointees who have absolutely no idea what they are doing in the Gulf of Mexico - and we have a major environmental disaster on our hands.

And you if don't think any of that is directly related, you are a complete fool.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | June 11, 2010 1:50 AM | Report abuse

Liberals don't understand economics ???

Take a look at the health care bill - and anyone will be convinced.

The health care bill is a drag on jobs - it is a drag on hiring - and the spending in the bill - the additional taxes are basically a TICKING DEFICIT BOMB.


If you are a liberal, and you don't understand that, well you don't understand economics.


Case closed.


.

Posted by: 37thand0street | June 11, 2010 1:45 AM | Report abuse

I'm tired of being disappointed.

Posted by: DDAWD | June 10, 2010 11:42 PM
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Yes, that describes it well. I am also tired of being disappointed. We seem to have to argue with people I wouldn't waste spit on, in real life. Who would ever talk to a person who starts a conversation with "you idiots..."? I'd get up and walk out without a word.

I don't believe all conservatives are angry and insulting, but the ones who come here are.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | June 11, 2010 12:34 AM | Report abuse

12BB, yes, I am. After I read KOZ's comment yesterday, I meant to post the article explaining the LV phenomenon in new home building. I became busy. If that is what you would like to see, I will post it tomorrow.

12BB, it is too late in the evening to begin a serious discussion. But I have enjoyed, and will continue to enjoy, your observations about technical trading as well as about fundamentals. So I will look here tomorrow to see if you picked up the threadjack, and if I was too late for you tonight we will find another time for it. Thanx.

Posted by: mark_in_austin | June 10, 2010 11:51 PM | Report abuse

12BB, did you read that 538.com post on some Zogby poll which supposedly showed that liberals don't know economics? It was the dumbest thing I'd ever seen (of course it means that zook comes and spouts off about it)

While talking about idiots, I remember not too long ago when Brigade was supposed to be the intelligent conservative we all crave. I think from now on, I'm going to take the mindset that all conservatives on here are dumb as rocks until proven otherwise. I'm tired of being disappointed.

Posted by: DDAWD | June 10, 2010 11:42 PM | Report abuse

@mia,

Appears that there's only a few of us here, so hopefully won't bother anyone to go off topic a little.

You asked about technical trading vs fundamental trading. Still interested in that?

Posted by: 12BarBlues | June 10, 2010 10:48 PM | Report abuse

And if you'd read my post instead of imagining it, you'd see that isn't what I said at all. I said anyone in California who DOESN'T know Brown is an idiot.

Posted by: Brigade | June 10, 2010 9:19 PM
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You can snap all you want. Brown is ahead by 6 points and he is well known. Whether people who know him are idiots, or people who don't know him are idiots, is your schtick. You seem fixated on defining who is an idiot and who isn't. An idiot's vote counts just the same as a non-idiot's vote.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | June 10, 2010 10:43 PM | Report abuse

I remember Jerry Brown as a successful governor.

He also made lemonade out of lemons as Mayor of Oakland.

That he was unconventional and very liberal was not an attraction for me - I would never have wanted him as a President. But unilateral disarmament is not an issue a governor can raise, and just as Haley Barbour would not get my vote for Prez, he would get my vote as MS Gov. because he does that competently.

So it has been with Brown. He stands a better chance of balancing the budget than any R. Why? B/c the lege in CA will be D. If a D gov says "we cannot afford X" the lege might listen.
If an R gov is reduced to veto, as her only arrow in the quiver, she will be a failure. The USA cannot afford a failed CA.

Posted by: mark_in_austin | June 10, 2010 10:42 PM | Report abuse

ddawd wrote: That people who voted for Obama are stupid or something. Seems like every few months they come out with a poll or whatever that shows this.
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R.I.G.H.T--68 million people are dumber than the 58 million that voted Republican. And, conservatives know how to ladder fixed income securities, whereas liberals don't.

When I read this, it always makes me laugh. It's really hard for me to believe the writer is serious--he MUST be joking. This is some weird kind of political eugenics.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | June 10, 2010 10:37 PM | Report abuse

That's been the conservative meme since Obama got elected. That people who voted for Obama are stupid or something. Seems like every few months they come out with a poll or whatever that shows this. Never mind that people with college degrees have almost completely vacated the Republican party. They are still smarter somehow. They can't seem to grasp that trickle down economics has been a dismal failure for 30 years now, but they are smarter. Of course, all the climate change scientists, despite being hypereducated and extremely smart are dumb and wrong since they support the position of Al Gore, a dumbocrat, never mind that there is more consensus on global warming than you'll find in almost any area of science.

But then again, I voted for Obama. I'm clearly not smart enough to follow their tortured logic.

I'm convinced. In 2012, I'm voting for the person who thinks the job of the Vice President is "they’re in charge of the U.S. Senate so if they want to they can really get in there with the senators and make a lot of good policy changes"

I'm an Obama voting liberal idiot, so of course I believe this to be completely wrong. Thankfully, I have all the Fox News pundits and all the people like zook and brigade who pretend to be Fox News pundits to set me straight.

Now, continue to explain to me how Obama took ownership of the economy a week after he took office. My retarded liberal mind is still not grasping that.

Posted by: DDAWD | June 10, 2010 10:04 PM | Report abuse

Bloomberg dropped $107 million to garner less than 600,000 votes. He was coming up on $180 a vote. Can Whitman keep up the pace for the general election?

Posted by: margaretmeyers | June 10, 2010 9:30 PM | Report abuse

Brigade has this crazy idea that Jerry Brown is ahead in California because people don't know who he is. Wrong. They absolutely know who he is, and that's why he's ahead.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | June 10, 2010 8:52 PM
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And if you'd read my post instead of imagining it, you'd see that isn't what I said at all. I said anyone in California who DOESN'T know Brown is an idiot.

Posted by: Brigade | June 10, 2010 9:19 PM | Report abuse

Welcome back to the Governor's mansion, Mr. Brown. You've been away much too long, Jerry.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | June 10, 2010 8:57 PM
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How could anyone not know Jerry Brown? He's hasn't been out of politics in California for about forty years. Right now, he's Attorney General, before that Mayor of Oakland, before that Chair Dem Party, before that governor...well, you get the idea.

The unknown person is Whitman. She's going to have to quite a tapdance to attract voters. About 61% of California voters, voted for Obama in 2008.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | June 10, 2010 9:06 PM | Report abuse

Will Meg return the five rusted, non-working "vintage Timex automatic watches" I bought five years ago on ebay if we support her?
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Welcome back to the Governor's mansion, Mr. Brown. You've been away much too long, Jerry.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | June 10, 2010 8:57 PM | Report abuse

Brigade has this crazy idea that Jerry Brown is ahead in California because people don't know who he is. Wrong. They absolutely know who he is, and that's why he's ahead.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | June 10, 2010 8:52 PM | Report abuse

You don't get it, brigade. Jerry Brown is well known in California and is ahead in the polls. You can call millions of California stupid, if that makes you feel superior.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | June 10, 2010 8:49 PM | Report abuse

Well, enough wiffle ball.

Jerry Brown, our governor Moonbeam, is 6 points ahead of Meg Whitman, and he hasn't even started his campaign. Meg spent $80+ per vote. Brown spent 20 cents per vote.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | June 10, 2010 8:13 PM
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Anyone in California who doesn't already know Jerry Brown is . . . well, probably the sort of idiot who'd vote for Jerry Brown.

Posted by: Brigade | June 10, 2010 8:38 PM | Report abuse

sorry, paste --> pace

Posted by: Noacoler | June 10, 2010 8:03 PM
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Read better with paste. An idea: just start randomly generating some posts and see if they don't make more sense than those to which you devote "thought."

Posted by: Brigade | June 10, 2010 8:35 PM | Report abuse

just snot and snark.

Posted by: Noacoler | June 10, 2010 7:55 PM
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Don't use your sleeve.

Posted by: Brigade | June 10, 2010 8:32 PM | Report abuse

Why don't you do your best to save your own dreary part of the country from major embarrasment?

Posted by: Brigade | June 10, 2010 7:26 PM
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Why don't you do the same?

Posted by: 12BarBlues | June 10, 2010 7:29 PM
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I intend to. Pretty much straight 'R' this year.

Posted by: Brigade | June 10, 2010 8:30 PM | Report abuse

Well, enough wiffle ball.

Jerry Brown, our governor Moonbeam, is 6 points ahead of Meg Whitman, and he hasn't even started his campaign. Meg spent $80+ per vote. Brown spent 20 cents per vote.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | June 10, 2010 8:13 PM | Report abuse

Well, they say that all men want to marry their mothers...

Posted by: DDAWD | June 10, 2010 8:01 PM
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Good to know. In that case, I have to apologize to his mother. Nothing wrong with pink panties. Really.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | June 10, 2010 8:08 PM | Report abuse

sorry, paste --> pace

Posted by: Noacoler | June 10, 2010 8:03 PM | Report abuse

"Really? You think that zouk wants to be dressed in women's panties, paraded around with a little pink leash around his neck and tickled with a peacock feather? Or something more harsh?

Posted by: 12BarBlues "

Well, they say that all men want to marry their mothers...

Posted by: DDAWD | June 10, 2010 8:01 PM | Report abuse

12BB, you're too nice. zook, et. al. are self-loathing. They crave abuse.

Posted by: DDAWD | June 10, 2010 7:52 PM
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Really? You think that zouk wants to be dressed in women's panties, paraded around with a little pink leash around his neck and tickled with a peacock feather? Or something more harsh?

Posted by: 12BarBlues | June 10, 2010 7:58 PM | Report abuse

The only good thing about Brigade is that he doesn't know how to paste himself .. logs out as Moonbat, logs in as Brigade, responds with insults to every post that's gone before except his own and 37ths, and wears himself out.

Nasty piece of work. All this time, not a single post worth reading, just snot and snark.

Posted by: Noacoler | June 10, 2010 7:55 PM | Report abuse

12BB, you're too nice. zook, et. al. are self-loathing. They crave abuse.

Posted by: DDAWD | June 10, 2010 7:52 PM | Report abuse

What's with the conservatives and their "special friends"? 37th has got a thing for ddawd. Zouk et al has a thing for Drindl and Noacoler.

No one has a "thing" for me, except that brigade gets jealous when I kiss up to Noacoler. I don't think that qualifies as a "thing", do you.

And that's it for today: 3 conservatives with 1 in dispute.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | June 10, 2010 7:48 PM | Report abuse

37th, why do you care what I think? You have Chris C's blessing and encouragement to spam the place. That should be all that matters to you. You don't have to worry about trying to get away with anything since the person in charge clearly enjoys having you around. Makes your life easier, right? To know that you're not annoying Chris C?

Posted by: DDAWD | June 10, 2010 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Bridgewater isn't a teabagger? I don't really know much about him or Mike Lee. Just that if he's making Bennett seem like a raging liberal, he's probably a little screwed up in the head. Screams teabagger to me.

Posted by: DDAWD | June 10, 2010 7:37 PM | Report abuse

Hurry up and OD, would you, 37th?

Posted by: Noacoler | June 10, 2010 7:32 PM | Report abuse

Why don't you do your best to save your own dreary part of the country from major embarrasment?

Posted by: Brigade | June 10, 2010 7:26 PM
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Why don't you do the same?

Posted by: 12BarBlues | June 10, 2010 7:29 PM | Report abuse

Tim Bridgewater
I have watched Tim for over a year, and I believe he is the best US Senate candidate in the primary. Tim's attitude and methods and his actions have impressed me. Words alone are not enough.

I am glad that Cherilyn Eagar, the conservative activist in the race endorsed Tim Bridgewater.

Posted by: Utah1 | June 10, 2010 7:27 PM | Report abuse

Gallenod, I would also be of the thinking that Bennett is doing this to get in the good graces of the party, but it seems like his career is over, doesn't it? I don't think he'd be running for any other political office. Perhaps it is just about being classy.

Posted by: DDAWD | June 10, 2010 6:45 PM
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They're probably in the same ward.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | June 10, 2010 7:27 PM | Report abuse

He's also trying to save his state from a major embarrassment. Sending a teabagger to the Senate would be a big fat mistake, he's not likely to do anything useful and likely instead to waste a lot of time chasing ideological rainbows.

Posted by: Noacoler | June 10, 2010 6:51 PM |
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Why don't you do your best to save your own dreary part of the country from major embarrasment?

Posted by: Brigade | June 10, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

DDawd


You have just as many posts as me on this board


What is wrong with you

Warn yourself.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | June 10, 2010 7:22 PM | Report abuse

Dddawd


Give yourself a warning - and be happy with that


There is nothing wrong with supporting Alvin Greene

and ddawd, why are you suddenly supporting DeMint ?


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Posted by: 37thand0street | June 10, 2010 7:20 PM | Report abuse

Hey, Chris, you're overdue for your pretending to dislike 37th's spamming of the board. Can you give him a token meaningless warning? Just for old time's sake?

Posted by: DDAWD | June 10, 2010 7:06 PM | Report abuse

GO ALVIN GREENE


GO ALVIN GREENE


GO ALVIN GREENE


GO ALVIN GREENE


GO ALVIN GREENE


.

I am totally behind Alvin Greene - I hope he wins - I hope the People come out for him - and back him strongly.


AND let anyone who has not EVER looked at a dirty picture on the internet CAST the first stone at Alvin Greene.

Alvin Greene would be a fantastic US Senator - We need more men like him to represent "the every man" -


Alvin Greene deserves it.


Besides, he needs a job. If he wins, he will have a job in January.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | June 10, 2010 6:55 PM | Report abuse

A hit-count is a hit-count, right, CC?

Posted by: Noacoler | June 10, 2010 6:55 PM | Report abuse

GO ALVIN GREENE


GO ALVIN GREENE


GO ALVIN GREENE


GO ALVIN GREENE


GO ALVIN GREENE


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I am totally behind Alvin Greene - I hope he wins - I hope the People come out for him - and back him strongly.


AND let anyone who has not EVER looked at a dirty picture on the internet CAST the first stone at Alvin Greene.

Alvin Greene would be a fantastic US Senator - We need more men like him to represent "the every man" -


Alvin Greene deserves it.


Besides, he needs a job. If he wins, he will have a job in January.

.

Posted by: 37thand0street | June 10, 2010 6:53 PM | Report abuse

He's also trying to save his state from a major embarrassment. Sending a teabagger to the Senate would be a big fat mistake, he's not likely to do anything useful and likely instead to waste a lot of time chasing ideological rainbows.

Posted by: Noacoler | June 10, 2010 6:51 PM | Report abuse

Gallenod, I would also be of the thinking that Bennett is doing this to get in the good graces of the party, but it seems like his career is over, doesn't it? I don't think he'd be running for any other political office. Perhaps it is just about being classy.

Posted by: DDAWD | June 10, 2010 6:45 PM | Report abuse

I think Bennett's just trying to make the best of a bad situation and show a little class. Bennett is an Old School conservative, not a foam-at-the-mouther. For someone of his generations, publicly and voluntarily endorsing the guy who beat you in the primary is a "heal the wounds" gesture.

And there are enough Republicans in Utah who didn't participate in the convention who are upset about its outcome that Bennett's endorsement will help put Bridgewater easily over the top in the runoff.

Posted by: Gallenod | June 10, 2010 6:37 PM | Report abuse

GO ALVIN GREENE


GO ALVIN GREENE


GO ALVIN GREENE


GO ALVIN GREENE


GO ALVIN GREENE


.

I am totally behind Alvin Greene - I hope he wins - I hope the People come out for him - and back him strongly.


AND let anyone who has not EVER looked at a dirty picture on the internet CAST the first stone at Alvin Greene.

Alvin Greene would be a fantastic US Senator - We need more men like him to represent "the every man" -


Alvin Greene deserves it.


Besides, he needs a job. If he wins, he will have a job in January.

.

Posted by: 37thand0street | June 10, 2010 6:34 PM | Report abuse

Can't see what Bennett's endorsement will do. Bridgewater is such a heavy favorite to win the runoff and the winner of the runoff is such a heavy favorite to win the general election. It's hard to see much of anything affecting the outcome. It would have to be much bigger than Bennett's endorsement.

Posted by: DDAWD | June 10, 2010 6:10 PM | Report abuse

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