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    GOP says Schultz's testing waters on air; Schultz says he's not running

    GOP says Schultz's testing waters on air; Schultz says he's not running - Michael Calderone - POLITICO.com

    Basically, the Republicans raise the argument Schultz exploring the possibility of running on the air is illegal under campaign laws. There is a case to be made, and it's telling that Chris Matthews declined to do that same thing, because of the law.

    For the record, I think the laws themselves are wrong, unconstitutional, and antithetical to freedoms of speech, the press, and association.

    But it's also true that those who support such campaign laws are far more likely than not to be on Schultz's side of things.

    So, it's an interesting story.
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    Re: GOP says Schultz's testing waters on air; Schultz says he's not running

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    GOP says Schultz's testing waters on air; Schultz says he's not running - Michael Calderone - POLITICO.com

    Basically, the Republicans raise the argument Schultz exploring the possibility of running on the air is illegal under campaign laws. There is a case to be made, and it's telling that Chris Matthews declined to do that same thing, because of the law.

    For the record, I think the laws themselves are wrong, unconstitutional, and antithetical to freedoms of speech, the press, and association.

    But it's also true that those who support such campaign laws are far more likely than not to be on Schultz's side of things.

    So, it's an interesting story.
    seems like a non story. what case could be made about ed saying he was flattered to be considered?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: GOP says Schultz's testing waters on air; Schultz says he's not running

    Great, so all we have to do to get any commentator/pundit/wonk/conman (or pick your own epithet) off the air is to proffer them as a political candidate? SWEET, I think Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity would make great Congressmen...

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    Re: GOP says Schultz's testing waters on air; Schultz says he's not running

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    seems like a non story. what case could be made about ed saying he was flattered to be considered?
    He said more than that. The letter explains the potential issues.

    http://www.politico.com/static/PPM116_msnbc.html
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    Re: GOP says Schultz's testing waters on air; Schultz says he's not running

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    He said more than that. The letter explains the potential issues.

    http://www.politico.com/static/PPM116_msnbc.html
    i don't see much more there.....

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: GOP says Schultz's testing waters on air; Schultz says he's not running

    certainly did not sound like he is inclined to toss his hat into the ring on msnbc this morning
    but he also did not absolutely rule it out, either
    if he does run, he should expect a FEC challenge waiting
    i'm thinking the GOP is afraid of his candidacy and is putting up any barrier it can; thus, the threat

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    Re: GOP says Schultz's testing waters on air; Schultz says he's not running

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i don't see much more there.....


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    Re: GOP says Schultz's testing waters on air; Schultz says he's not running

    I'm skeptical that North Dakota can really stand progressive liberalism like some thought as a result of the somewhat competitive field of the state in 2008. For one thing, be skeptical of propping up the young people of this state. They are an unreliable demographic, and they are also unlikely to stay in the state for long. Second, we do not have a strong progressive liberal base here. That's the reality.
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    Re: GOP says Schultz's testing waters on air; Schultz says he's not running

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    certainly did not sound like he is inclined to toss his hat into the ring on msnbc this morning
    but he also did not absolutely rule it out, either
    if he does run, he should expect a FEC challenge waiting
    i'm thinking the GOP is afraid of his candidacy and is putting up any barrier it can; thus, the threat
    personally, i don't really care for the guy, although his politics are pretty much my politics. i don't see that any challenge would hold water though.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: GOP says Schultz's testing waters on air; Schultz says he's not running

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post


    I guess you'll see it the way you see it.
    i do.....a lot of smoke, it seems to me.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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