Ten Commandments Judge Trails in Alabama GOP Race for Governor

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  1. KenH

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    Looks like Judge Roy Moore will not be successful.

    "Ten Commandments judge trails in Alabama GOP race for governor

    By PHILLIP RAWLS
    Associated Press Writer

    Roy Moore's unsuccessful fight to display the Ten Commandments and keep his job as Alabama's chief justice made him a national hero to religious conservatives in 2003.

    But Moore isn't getting treated like a hero in his return to politics in Alabama in 2006.

    He trails Gov. Bob Riley by a 2-to-1 margin in the polls and an even wider margin in fundraising as they head toward the Republican primary for governor on June 6.

    On the Democratic side, former Gov. Don Siegelman and Lt. Gov. Lucy Baxley are running even in the polls despite the legal troubles of Siegelman, who goes on trial Monday on racketeering charges accusing him of swapping political favors for gifts and campaign donations."

    - rest at LINK

    The Libertarian Party candidate, Loretta Nall, has one of the best campaign slogans ever - "Vote Nall Ya'll...It's Just Common Sense".<political link deleted per forum rules - LE>

    [ May 11, 2006, 12:30 PM: Message edited by: LadyEagle ]
     
  2. rbell

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    Roy Moore picked a terrible time to run.

    Alabama's economy is setting records. There's a huge budget surplus. Unemployment is at historic lows.

    Of course, Riley takes credit for it, as any politician running would. Never mind that three years ago, Riley proposed the biggest tax increase in state history (it was obliterated 70-30 in the referendum). But hey, he's avoided fouling up the last couple of years.

    Moore comes across as grumpy, he's not a great fundraiser, and he's been putting his foot in his mouth quite a bit recently. Not to mention that he is villified by most of the state's press corps (Montgomery, B'ham, Mobile, Huntsville all routinely run op-eds bashing Moore in their papers).

    Siegelman may be in jail by November, and Baxley can't seem to distinguish herself from anyone (she really has no great political accomplishments to run on).

    I don't see anyone beating Riley. Things are going too well for most Alabamians right now.

    Nall smokes way too much weed to hold public office (yes, I'm serious). She lives in a trailer, and is a sorry representation for any political party with any aspirations. She has quite a bit of other stuff, but her entire campaign is about marijuana legalization. She cares for nothing else.
     
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    I am totally against any drug prohibition.

    If I lived in Alabama, Loretta Nall would receive my vote. [​IMG]
     
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    KenH,

    Even if she is a worthless candidate on every other platform and (being very careful here), purportedly uses too much of the product herself?
     
  5. KenH

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    Yes, as there is little, if anything, in her platform that I disagree with.

    Unless there is a special case, such as Congressman Ron Paul in Texas, I have no intention of voting for a candidate from either branch of the Demopublican Party.
     
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    Why shouldn't a person live in a trailer? It's not like living in a car.
     
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    Riley takes credit for it as well he should. And I ain't no Republican espousing the party line.

    After all the sour grapes about the tax plan (which was a good plan except for the part about no accountalbility), Riley got down to work and low and behold, we have a surplus! DH (state employee) even got a raise this year!

    No lottery to deal with either.

    Yep, Riley'll will get my vote again this year and not by the default of the lessor of two evils. This time he gets my vote because he earned it.

    Moore shoulda saved his money till Riley gets tired of being gov. Then he might have had a chance. Not that I would have voted for him. I have my own opinions (already well voiced, do a search) on Moore.
     
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    Sorry...I didn't finish my thought.

    She lives in a trailer because her drug problems led to the loss of her home.

    Her words, on a local AM talk show here last month.
     
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    She doesn't sound like an ideal candidate.
     
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    She's better than either of the candidates that the two socialistic Demopublican branches will nominate. [​IMG]
     
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    Daisy,

    If you want a good laugh, you should check out Alabama politics. The posturing and grandstanding that goes on here, I do believe, would out-do any other state in the nation.

    KenH, if all you care about is drug legalization, then of course Nall is your best choice. She cares about nothing else.
     
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    If you would check out Nall's website, rbell, then you would know that your statement that "she cares about nothing else" is absolutely false.
     
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    You obviously have not lived in Louisiana. My favorite was the year that a Nazi/Klan member won the GOP nomination for Governor, and Edwin Edwards (an admitted felon, saved by the statute of limitations) was the Democrat candidate.

    Republicans bit the bullet and supported Edwards to avoid the shame of a Republican Nazi governor. The billboards were a classic:

    "Vote for the Crook. It's important."

    And people did. Edwards won. But it was closer than they thought.
     
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    In Louisiana's open primary system the parties don't nominate a candidate. All of the candidates are on one ballot and top two face each other in a run-off if no candidate receives a majority.

    Therefore, the GOP did not nominate David Duke. The people of Louisiana chose him to be in a run-off with Edwin Edwards.
     
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    I've listened to two of her interviews...one was an AM talk show (about 15 minutes); the other was a local TV station (about 10 minutes). Ms. Nall took questions, but about half the time, she just talked.

    She talked about nothing but drug legalization.

    I'm not saying she doesn't believe her platform, but after hearing her firsthand, I can assure you that's not why she's running.
     
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    What's fun is that Siegelman is currently being prosecuted for ethics violations allegledly committed his first time in office, and with the now-ousted CEO of Healthsouth, Richard "No, really, I found Jesus" Scrushy.

    The main difference I see between Siegelman and Riley is that when Siggy lost his bid for a state lottery, his administration crashed and burned, because not only was there not a plan "B," there was no plan at all. Riley's proposal got squashed, and he dusted himself off and got to work.

    I see Nall, Siegelman, and Moore in much the same light: they are one-trick ponies with not much to recommend them aside from a Big Idea: Nall's is legalization, Moore's is the Big Ten, and Siggy's is the lottery.

    If it weren't all so sad, it would be hilarious.
     
  17. KenH

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    I have no problem with that. Besides, several posters on this board are enthralled with the idea of Congressman Tom Tancredo running for president in 2008 on what would be one issue - illegal immigration.
     
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    I tend to be scared of "one-trick ponies." (thanks TP, I was looking for that phrase! :D )
     
  19. KenH

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    I agree with you on that. [​IMG]
     
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    The state GOP leaders were horrified. They never would have picked him. It was rank-and-file republicans who gave him the GOP nomination.

    The party leadership backed Edwards as the lesser of two evils.

    Duke also won the GOP nomination for Senator in 1990, again, against the strong opposition of party leaders.
     

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