U.S. Senate race: Rep. Kendrick Meek is no mild contender

Jun 26, 2009 Read more: South Florida Sun-Sentinel 25
U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek loves a good fight. As a state senator, the Miami Democrat sparred frequently with then-Gov. Jeb Bush -- staging an overnight sit-in in 2000 to protest Bush's plan to roll back affirmative action in Florida. Read more
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Be Serious

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1 Jun 26, 2009
Meek is a neoliberal.
Actually, a neosocialist in the mold of his hero Obama.
He seems like a nice guy, but you that the lefties, and unions give him his marching orders.
Crist will mop the floor with him for the following reasons:
1. Crist is well like by the right and independants.
2, Crist is a very popular governor.
3, Crist will raise more money than God.
4. Meek will lose because ONLY the left (including blacks) will vote for him.
5. Crist will win because many democrats will cross party lines to vote for him, independents will vote for him and he'll get all of the republicans.
Meek is toast.
Facts

Hollywood, FL

#2 Jun 26, 2009
Congressman Meek has the same problem that Congressman Wexler has – they no longer LIVE in Florida. Congressman Meek Wife is a Washington DC Judge. I am betting his children attend school up there. How dare he talk about the unfinished business Charlie Crist may be leaving behind when he does not even bother to actually LIVE in this state. Sure – he owns a house in Miami, but unless you spend the majority of your time here – how can you possible know how the economic downturn, the insurance crisis, the educational crisis and so many other issues are affecting the people of Florida. I sincerely believe you live where you wife and children live and ia have to believe that, if your wife has a full time job in DC and your children are enrolled in school in DC – that must be DC. This is not a Republican or democratic issue. It is a rules issue. WE need to make it very clear to our Representatives that there is a BIG difference between meeting residency requirements and actually living in a community.

“My Commander-in-Chi ef!”

Since: Jun 07

Obama got Osama!

#3 Jun 26, 2009
Rep. Meek is a true patriot, but I don't think that he has a real chance of becoming a Senator (I could be wrong though). But Charlie Crist is a moderate liberal republican so I would be OK with him winning that Senate seat. Hell, I might consider voting for him.
AmericanBoy

Memphis, TN

#4 Jun 26, 2009
Crist is leaving this State in worse shape than when he entered office. He has nothing about high insurance rates, plummeting real estate values, excessive FP & L hikes, etc; etc; He will make as poor a Senator as he did Governor...
Confused

United States

#5 Jun 26, 2009
Why does Meek have such a concern with Haiti and it'state of affairs ?
Why does he not represent the voters in his district in USA?
Haiti is not Cuba.
Haiti has democratic elected leader and the people of Haiti were not slaves taken to/or from the US.

Is that not Hillary Clinton's Job?, Sec of State.

Haitian People need to help themselves with some assistance from other nations. THe have the workforce if they can get electric power and fresh water and stop burning all the trees for charcoal.
Gone

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#6 Jun 26, 2009
Anyone voting for any of this CRAP in Congress right now needs to go. They are stealing from us and our kids and we are letting them. Vote them all out of office.
sirius

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#7 Jun 26, 2009
anyone who votes for this kendrick meek is an idiot....
voter

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#8 Jun 26, 2009
meek,, please meekly leave florida...in fact go to haiti and continue your infatuation with foreign nationals and illegal aliens...do florida a big favor ,just go away....illegal aliens can not vote mr.meek,,,so who would actually vote for you,,,certainly no sane black americans ,,since jobs for them have illegally gone to illegal aliens...you have done a big insult to all florida,s citizens ,black and white...
Pat is a Liar

Hollywood, FL

#9 Jun 26, 2009
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
Rep. Meek is a true patriot, but I don't think that he has a real chance of becoming a Senator (I could be wrong though). But Charlie Crist is a moderate liberal republican so I would be OK with him winning that Senate seat. Hell, I might consider voting for him.
Your not a Marine Pat. Why would you lie like that? Oh, I know. Because you have no credibility, thus, you need to advertise and portray yourself a Marines to provide other bloggers some sense of standing. As far as your comment on Meek being a patriot? This guy has done nothing! He is nothing but a privilaged child who has lived under his mother's skirt for all these years.
huge taliwacker

United States

#10 Jun 26, 2009
Be Serious wrote:
Meek is a neoliberal.
Actually, a neosocialist in the mold of his hero Obama.
He seems like a nice guy, but you that the lefties, and unions give him his marching orders.
Crist will mop the floor with him for the following reasons:
1. Crist is well like by the right and independants.
2, Crist is a very popular governor.
3, Crist will raise more money than God.
4. Meek will lose because ONLY the left (including blacks) will vote for him.
5. Crist will win because many democrats will cross party lines to vote for him, independents will vote for him and he'll get all of the republicans.
Meek is toast.
Good analysis. You are right on.
huge taliwacker

United States

#11 Jun 26, 2009
AmericanBoy wrote:
Crist is leaving this State in worse shape than when he entered office. He has nothing about high insurance rates, plummeting real estate values, excessive FP & L hikes, etc; etc; He will make as poor a Senator as he did Governor...
You are obviously an unknowledgable redneck from Tennessee who does not even live in FL. We who live here think Charlie is the best governor in the U.S.
antibarby

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#12 Jun 26, 2009
um ok , whats this stuffed suit gonna do wreck the country 32% less than the standard politico of the last decade?
the people expect more in the new age, i cant imagine anything tangible to come from him OR his contenders.
i will say dude sounds noble enough, but we need someone who is gonna lead a persian stampede for america, not another good intention hand shaker doing lunches with corporati...
antibarby

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#13 Jun 26, 2009
oh, and charlie crist is cool , he does as good as he can trying to tame alabama.
antibarby

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#14 Jun 26, 2009
oops! "SE alabama" AKA "florida NW of palm"
progressive

Lamoni, IA

#15 Jun 26, 2009
antibarbaby please explain what stuffed suit you refer to and what is a persian stampede for america, and what lunches with which corporati ... whom do you suggest as being best possible andidate who could get elected, in Florida? or give two different answers, one for best, and one for best who could possibly win. That would be even more interesting. I have watched meek on cspan. he seems very cheerful and sincere and determined, and a typical moderatetoprogressive Democrat, interested in helping mostly the little guy who is being hurt by this economic situation. if more ordinary folks would support him, he would not need corporate contributions. I doubt that he would sell out to big special interests that went against the interests of the people he cares about, usualy those who are the least fortunate, the ones most injured and oppressed, in this GOP led everyone for himself world. I don't expect him to be very radical left, but not a soldout Gop lite either.
progressive

Lamoni, IA

#16 Jun 26, 2009
and I don
t think there is any unified :"the people" = there are factions. Meek is less to the left than Corinne Brown, I'm sure. And crist is less to the far-right than most Florida GOP. Martinez is also less to the right than most national GOP. Florida is actually lucky to have moderate leaders.. and not extremists...people can want rather big and important changes = especially government and political reforms, and also some policy initiatives = and still be moderate in style and attitude, and willing to try to work out compromises to hurt as few people as possible (and then mainly the superrich who can afford it)/
progressive

Lamoni, IA

#17 Jun 26, 2009
huge taliwacker wrote:
<quoted text>
You are obviously an unknowledgable redneck from Tennessee who does not even live in FL. We who live here think Charlie is the best governor in the U.S.
given the level of the competition ....?
progressive

Lamoni, IA

#18 Jun 27, 2009
Gone wrote:
Anyone voting for any of this CRAP in Congress right now needs to go. They are stealing from us and our kids and we are letting them. Vote them all out of office.
and replace them with whom? state or local officials eager to move up ? and how wonderful are they? not so great, from what I've read about Florida, and other, legislatures, and about Miami local politics. It is silly to blame each member of congress for the combined failures of all the others. Each party tried to block the other party's policies. that is how politics seems to work, and not just in Washington. the people who elect them are the ones who set up the situation. And you could vote in primaries, and should, for the best candidate within your party, in your view. The throw them all out advocates often do not know enough about any of them, and especialy not about their own representatives, and just use an easy slogan.
progressive

Lamoni, IA

#19 Jun 27, 2009
one can watch not only the House and Senate, debates and hearins, but also state political debates and news, on cspan. And what another state does in selecting a Senator matters to all of us. What Florida does . or South Carolina or any other state so far away, does not matter to us so much here in the midwest - except that in Iowa we expect to get visits from various aspiring Presidential candidates, and some of them are Governors. Haley Barbour was just here. Huckabe and Jindall have been here in November, after the election.
progressive

Lamoni, IA

#20 Jun 27, 2009
has Crist solved problems in Florida, in ways that could be applied nationally? those who like him, give an example? or is he mostly just an amiable guy? and isn't he too nice and too moderate for rightwing extremist GOP types. no scandals to come out later?

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