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quaoar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-05 05:48 PM
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GOP appears open to (Roy) Moore candidacy
http://www.al.com/news/mobileregister/index.ssf?/base/n...

Leaders undisturbed by his possible ties to Constitution Party
Wednesday, February 09, 2005

By SALLIE OWEN
Capital Bureau
MONTGOMERY -- Despite speculation that Constitution Party ties might hurt his chances with the GOP, former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore would likely be accepted onto the Republican ballot if he runs for office, according to several GOP leaders.

Moore, who has been linked to the Constitution Party, has said he is considering a bid for governor in 2006 and that he would probably run as a Republican. He was ousted as chief justice in 2003 after de fying a federal judge's order to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the state judicial building.

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"We can't see why there would be any question whether he is a Republican," said Jessica Quinn, Moore's spokeswoman.

As evidence, Quinn pointed out that Moore was elected chief justice on the Republican ticket and that he frequently speaks to GOP groups all over the country. He is also working with three Alabama Republicans in Congress in his effort to curb federal judges' jurisdiction over public acknowledgments of God.
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smoogatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-05 05:50 PM
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1. Please, please let him run as a Republican
He's the perfect brush with which to tar the whole lot of 'em.
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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-05 07:26 PM
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14. Yes, but he would win. And so another rpig governor.
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smoogatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-05 07:54 PM
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16. Well, of course...
It's Alabama. But ultimately, who did more to mobilize white northerners in favor of the civil rights movement? MLK, or George Wallace?
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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-05 09:02 PM
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18. Hmmm. Not sure, good question.
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Freedom_from_Chains Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-05 09:24 PM
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21. "Hmmm. Not sure, good question."
It actually is an excellent question!
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goodboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-05 05:51 PM
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2. Please God, I've never asked for much, but please please let this asshole
run...
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jhain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-05 05:54 PM
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3. Here, Roy! Here, Boy!!
Maybe he will travel cross country pulling the Monument with his teeth ala Jack LaLane.

Wouldn't that be a happy campaign?
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Dudley_DUright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-05 09:04 PM
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19. Don't give him any ideas!
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TheModernTerrorist Donating Member (645 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-05 06:02 PM
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4. kinda scary
that could be JUST what their wacko, right-winged, zealot-breeding party needs. I would say he's "out-of-touch" with the majority, which he is, but that doesn't seem to be stopping the wheel from turning. I am from Michigan and am currently living in Alabama, and it wouldn't be at all suprising to see someone like him do decent in an election... but then again, I haven't been to Alabama in a LONG LONG time.
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quaoar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-05 06:05 PM
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5. He's likely to win
And the idea of having Roy Moore as governor is as frightening as it gets.

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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-05 06:05 PM
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6. A Roy Moore/Alan Keyes ticket for 2008. Yes!
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Southern Dem 2005 Donating Member (312 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-05 06:07 PM
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7. My initial impression is that he would win if he ran
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BayCityProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-05 06:41 PM
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8. I think he would win
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VegasWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-05 06:43 PM
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9. Let's just give them Alabama and we get California. n/t
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quaoar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-05 07:18 PM
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11. No thanks
We have enough problems in Alabama. We don't need Gov. Roy Moore.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-05 06:53 PM
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10. Mullah Moore-the freepers wet dream
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-05 07:20 PM
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12. I feel sorry for the people of Alabama, and I live next door.
All Georgians make fun of people from Alabama. I disagree. I've had several neighbors from Al., and they were great prople. Not every Baman is crazy. I relly feel bad for those who aren't.
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LizW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-05 08:10 PM
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17. You are kind to say this
As a progressive, bluer than blue Alabamian, I appreciate it. :hug:
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-05 09:16 PM
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20. Not just trying to be kind, it's the truth!
I don't know what it's like in Al. but here in Ga, most of the nuts are in the areas outside of Atlanta and Savanna. Seems like most people in or near the few larger cities we have are more aware of what's going on. The people in the small towns are still living in the ....19th century.
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-10-05 11:46 AM
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31. What napi21 said. eom
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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-05 07:24 PM
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13. He would win easily, right? I don't live there, but from all I've heard
about AL, it seems he is a sure win for the republicans.
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quaoar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-05 07:30 PM
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15. He would have to defeat
our incumbent Republican governor, Bob Riley, in the primary. Riley pissed off his party by proposing a huge tax increase for education.

A recent poll showed Moore leading Riley. Moore has won statewide office before, polling more than 800,000 votes when he ran for chief justice.

The likely Democratic candidate is Lt. Gov. Lucy Baxley.
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QC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-05 09:36 PM
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22. Not necessarily, though it would certainly be an interesting campaign.
Moore is a very polarizing figure in Alabama. Some people love him a lot and others think he's a cheap demagogue using religion to increase his power. Interestingly, that latter group includes some Republicans, conservatives, and fundamentalist Christians.

He might very well win, but it's not guaranteed. It depends a lot on the state GOP leadership, which isn't crazy about Moore, and who we nominate to oppose him.
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quaoar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-05 11:19 PM
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25. Not many choices for opponents
Charles Barkley is barred by law from running.

But Sir Charles would beat him if he could run.
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No Exit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-05 09:38 PM
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23. Yes, he can win, and yes, he can
take down the republicans in Alabama. The man is a walking scandal-magnet. He is a bizarre wildcard, and no one can really predict what he will do.

This will be almost as good as when a former Alabama repukelican governor, Guy Hunt (also a "preacher") was removed from office over a "love gift". (No, that wasn't THAT kind of gift--it was some sort of "tithe". The radical Christian types have some strange names for things. The word "love" frequently appears in their conversation--how ironic is THAT? Example: remember when Junior Bush referred to ob-gyn doctors "practicing their love on their patients".)
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-05 10:37 PM
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24. I wouldn't question that he's a Republican...he's nuts, isn't he?
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Phelan Donating Member (188 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-10-05 12:15 AM
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26. Wont run for Gov.
The word on the street (the street being people in the party) is that Sessions will run for Gov and Moore will run for Senate.
Personally I think he has worse chances for Gov. since most rednecks don't take kindly to police officers being stationed infront of their watering holes, something that very well might happen with Moore.
Personally, none of the Reps. I am friends with would vote for him... they all think he is crazy. Something even they think is a disqualifying factor.
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quaoar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-10-05 12:22 AM
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28. Many Republicans are indeed terrified
They created this Frankenstein's monster and now they can't control it.

I don't see Sessions running for governor. I doubt he could beat Riley in the primary. Whoever runs against Riley is going to have to be popular enough to overcome the crossover votes from Democrats who will turn out to vote for Riley in the GOP primary.

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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-10-05 12:19 AM
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27. An ignorant law-breaking fool? Of course he's a Republican!!
How could he be anything else?
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-10-05 10:46 AM
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29. It's Alabama - they're beyond saving
:shrug:

Sorry to all my progressives friends in Alabama

:cry:
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solinvictus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-10-05 10:58 AM
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30. No, we're not...
we voted for The Big Dawg in 1992. You just have to give us a candidate who'll actually come here and campaign and speaks our language. Kerry came across as a stiff, wishy-washy New Englander, that's what hurt him. Edwards did well here because he's a great communicator and I beleive if the ticket were reversed, it may have made a difference.
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Ediacara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-10-05 11:53 AM
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32. Uh.... no you didn't....
Last time Alabama went blue was 1976.
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quaoar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-10-05 02:05 PM
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33. Spare me your sympathy
Go look down your nose at someone else.
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geniph Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-10-05 08:06 PM
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34. Alabama's judicial elections are partisan?
Weird-o-rama. I thought judicial elections were nonpartisan.

Moore's a freak. The whole 10 commandments thing has made him a darling of the religious zealots who think we'll all slide into total degeneracy if we don't have God (tm) this and Jesus (tm) that plastered on every visible surface.
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