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Old 01-27-2014, 12:21 PM
 
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John Warner says (paraphrase): "We need someone who can cross aisles; a Tea Partier ain't that someone".

Another win for the country...yay!
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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John Warner says (paraphrase): "We need someone who can cross aisles; a Tea Partier ain't that someone".

Another win for the country...yay!
wow, isn't that something to get excited about!!!So what, John Warner isn't the whole party, he is one R. and not a very influential person right now. I am not taking sides, I really don't have an opinion without knowing more about the candidates, but I never base my views on just one side anyway. Or I rarely do, I just don't think anyone really cares what J. Warner has to say about anything at this stage. 1/2 the country doesn't even know who he is.
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Long Island (chief in S Farmingdale)
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wow, isn't that something to get excited about!!!So what, John Warner isn't the whole party, he is one R. and not a very influential person right now. I am not taking sides, I really don't have an opinion without knowing more about the candidates, but I never base my views on just one side anyway. Or I rarely do, I just don't think anyone really cares what J. Warner has to say about anything at this stage. 1/2 the country doesn't even know who he is.
John Warner is a former five term Senator in Virginia, so he does have considerable amount of cloute in the state. With that being said, the race isn't remotelt competitive. Gillepsie doesn't have a chance of knocking off Mark Warner regardless of who Johm Warner or anyone else endorse.
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Are they related?
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:51 PM
 
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John Warner is a former five term Senator in Virginia, so he does have considerable amount of cloute in the state. With that being said, the race isn't remotelt competitive. Gillepsie doesn't have a chance of knocking off Mark Warner regardless of who Johm Warner or anyone else endorse.
oh, I am not arguing that: we lived in VA when he was governor, but he is anything but a conservative. He is in his late 80s and isn't nearly as powerful as he was 20 years ago or even 10 years. I don't think his supporting Warner will play any major role in the outcome of the election. That was my point, not whether he is respected or highly regarded. The OP is the one that seems to think it will make a difference. It is rare an endorsement matters much anyway. You and I both know that.
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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wow, isn't that something to get excited about!!!I So what, John Warner isn't the whole party, he is one R. and not a very influential person right now. I am not taking sides, I really don't have an opinion without knowing more about the candidates, but I never base my views on just one side anyway. Or I rarely do, I just don't think anyone really cares what J. Warner has to say about anything at this stage. 1/2 the country doesn't even know who he is.
Well, he was married to Elizabeth Taylor at one time. But the fact that an old-time Republican finds the current candidate unpalatable to the point of endorsing his opponent from the other party says volumes about how far the current Republican party has gone to the fringes.
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Old 01-27-2014, 01:08 PM
 
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Are they related?
No, Mark Warner actually ran against John for Senate (96 I think) prior to Mark becoming Governor.
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Old 01-27-2014, 01:10 PM
 
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No, Mark Warner actually ran against John for Senate (96 I think) prior to Mark becoming Governor.
Thanks.
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Old 01-27-2014, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Long Island (chief in S Farmingdale)
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oh, I am not arguing that: we lived in VA when he was governor, but he is anything but a conservative. He is in his late 80s and isn't nearly as powerful as he was 20 years ago or even 10 years. I don't think his supporting Warner will play any major role in the outcome of the election. That was my point, not whether he is respected or highly regarded. The OP is the one that seems to think it will make a difference. It is rare an endorsement matters much anyway. You and I both know that.
Not sure if the OP thinks it would matter or not. Most people realize the seat isn't remotely competitive. However, it is still interesting when a major figure endorses someone of the opposing party, especially when the opponent isn't some no name.
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Old 01-27-2014, 01:52 PM
 
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Not sure if the OP thinks it would matter or not.
No, I don't think it will matter a lot.

However, I =do= think it's delightful that an old-school Republican doesn't mind saying "Get rid of the Tea Partiers. Period!"

That's nice.
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