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  He's Spoiling for a Chance to Take On Schumer
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Last EditedNew York Democrat  Nov 10, 2003 03:01pm
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News DateMonday, November 10, 2003 08:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionIn New York Republican circles, Michael Benjamin has become a bit like the kid on the basketball court begging the other players to pass him the ball.

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R:617None Entered ( 0.0000 points)
Tue, November 11, 2003 01:02:14 AM UTC0:00
Benjamin has an interesting background as a Hispanic child growing up all around the world, but he needs a reality check.

 
D:45Blue Wizzrobe ( 1112.9661 points)
Tue, November 11, 2003 01:57:16 AM UTC0:00
I think he knows he can't win; he's just running for the sake of the party and he helps Republicans by being a guy who, because of his money, won't need RNC money (which could be better used in the Pres race or elsewhere) and still not get totally demolished by Schumer, who you know will spend as much as it takes to ruin whoever the Republican is.

 
D:318New York Democrat ( 247.7782 points)
Tue, November 11, 2003 02:12:44 AM UTC0:00
Benjamin would be totally demolished by Schumer, Samara. This guy is a giant nobody. Benjamin is only half Hispanic, FYI. I have been in touch with Benjamin. He is actually Jewish too. Interestingly enough he doesn't mention that in his bio...but only focuses on tha this mom was from Honduras. He is not even close to being qualified for this prestigious office. The GOP does not want to be embarassed and run him.

 
R:373... ( 421.7247 points)
Tue, November 11, 2003 04:05:34 AM UTC0:00
I think your comments are overly negative, and the fact that you make so much out of his being only "half" Hispanic implies a shade of racism. Perhaps you would like to explain why being only "half" something is a debit?

 
D:318New York Democrat ( 247.7782 points)
Tue, November 11, 2003 04:17:22 AM UTC0:00
Don't even try to paint me with that brush Trident. Don't even go there. My point was that why would Benjamin only talk about one part of his ethnicity while totally leaving out another? That was my point.

 
D:45Blue Wizzrobe ( 1112.9661 points)
Tue, November 11, 2003 04:41:30 AM UTC0:00
As per his qualifications, if Nassau GOP machine product D'Amato was qualified, than it's hard to say Benjamin isn't - but it doesn't matter, cause Schumer will crush him anyway. He might get 35% at most, whereas a poorer candidate would get about 30% or so.

 
R:253Sherlock Holmes (a retired OC public servant collecting his pension) ( 195.4841 points)
Tue, November 11, 2003 04:48:46 AM UTC0:00
As if Paul Wellstone was qualified to be diddly-squat when he was elected Senator.

Come on.

 
R:253Sherlock Holmes (a retired OC public servant collecting his pension) ( 195.4841 points)
Tue, November 11, 2003 04:49:41 AM UTC0:00
Uh oh. Here come all the Norm Coleman haters.

 
D:414Eric ( 370.8646 points)
Tue, November 11, 2003 04:54:29 AM UTC0:00
Grrrrr......

 
D:414Eric ( 370.8646 points)
Tue, November 11, 2003 04:56:18 AM UTC0:00
"As if Paul Wellstone was qualified to be diddly-squat when he was elected Senator."

Yes, we all know that. What do you want to make of it?

 
D:410Joshua L. ( 2582.3230 points)
Tue, November 11, 2003 04:56:21 AM UTC0:00
Okay, something is wrong with me, I like the GOP trifecta --

Suzie, Norm, and KATHERINE!

 
D:391Qbanito ( 2561.5801 points)
Tue, November 11, 2003 06:16:12 AM UTC0:00
Oh No!!!!! not KATHERINE!!
LOL, it's okay I kinda like her too.

 
D:45Blue Wizzrobe ( 1112.9661 points)
Tue, November 11, 2003 08:16:47 PM UTC0:00
What about a trio of Hillary, McGreevey, and Jeffords. Republicans hate them.

 
R:373... ( 421.7247 points)
Tue, November 11, 2003 08:34:00 PM UTC0:00
Hate Coleman? He was a Democrat not long ago, and he is considered a moderate.

 
D:1RP ( 3311.3784 points)
Tue, November 11, 2003 09:02:18 PM UTC0:00
Jeffords, Leahy, Hillary. (Boxer, Murray, Daschle)

 
R:560GOP pubfin ( 53.1808 points)
Tue, November 11, 2003 09:37:13 PM UTC0:00
Well, make it four of six ... I don't dislike Patty Murray. The tennis shoes she wears on the Senate floor are kinda cute. And Jeffords, well ... the 2002 election erased his sins and he votes with us on occasion.

 
R:560GOP pubfin ( 53.1808 points)
Tue, November 11, 2003 09:38:42 PM UTC0:00
If Mikulski did more you could probably add her, but she's a lazy politician so is less likely to do harm.

 
R:617None Entered ( 0.0000 points)
Wed, November 12, 2003 01:45:42 AM UTC0:00
Patty Murray's comments about Osama bin Laden building daycare centers exposed correctly.

 
D:45Blue Wizzrobe ( 1112.9661 points)
Wed, November 12, 2003 02:26:05 AM UTC0:00
What she said was the truth. Bin Laden isn't popular over there for no reason.

 
Reg:16None Entered ( 1178.9144 points)
Wed, November 12, 2003 02:43:06 AM UTC0:00
I strongly dislike some of them, but I waste very little time dwelling on them.

 
R:617None Entered ( 0.0000 points)
Wed, November 12, 2003 06:28:12 AM UTC0:00
What Murray said was idiotic. Bin Laden helps plan and carry out terrorist attacks, but he believes in socialized medicine? Point being?

 
D:45Blue Wizzrobe ( 1112.9661 points)
Wed, November 12, 2003 07:03:58 AM UTC0:00
Who wants to take this one?

 
D:318New York Democrat ( 247.7782 points)
Wed, November 12, 2003 07:27:53 AM UTC0:00
Stupid comment. I think she was just explaining by some Moslems admire Bin Laden. She was not agreeing with it. She was explaining their point of view.

 
D:45Blue Wizzrobe ( 1112.9661 points)
Wed, November 12, 2003 07:57:55 AM UTC0:00
Right - I think it's important for people to understand why people like bin Laden. As Sun Tzu said, if you understand your enemy (in addition to knowing yourself) you will win 100% of the time.