Thursday, October 01, 2009

Is Jim Holt Going to Jump in the Senate Race?


Arkansas Watch Contributor Debbie Pelley has spoken to Holt and adds this to the story....

I talked to Senator Holt just before he had this interview with the writer of the following article by Jim Brown. He truly wants to do the right thing for the people at this time. My concern (and I think Senator Holt agrees with me) is that the leadership of the Republican party has picked the candidate for US Senate for us again in Arkansas and are throwing all their weight and money behind him, and not giving the people the opportunity to make the decision nor a chance to really see how this candidate has voted in the past - much like they did with the candidate for US President in this last election. The real Republicans (the people) desire less government control. The leaders of the Party spout that line but never govern that way. Most of the Republican candidates in the race now have not stood against the pressure nor have no voting record to see how they will stand.

Senator Jim Holt is the only person I know that fits the mood of the people at this time (and has stood the test and never wavered) - to take our country back from the big government bureaucrats, whether they be Republicans or Democrats. I truly desire your prayers for Senator Holt and know that he does too in this matter. I know it will be a fierce battle within the Republican Party if he chooses to run and would be an intense battle for him and his family. If Senator Holt could win, it would go farther toward the conservatives taking back control of the Republican Party than anything I know of. Remember Senator Holt won 44% of the vote against Lincoln five years ago, spending only $153,000 while she spent $5.8 million (she spent 35 times as much as Holt did.) Lincoln was not vulnerable at that time, but very vulnerable now. Besides that, the people are waking up now with the Tea Parties and all.
One News Now claims he told them that he is praying about it. They also note that he contends that five of the six candidates in the GOP primary field in Arkansas "have a track record of voting for bigger government and larger taxes."

I don't know who the sixth man is, but three of them have never been in government, so I don't know how that works out. Still, the expression on the faces of the staffers at GOP HQ when this news gets out there should be priceless.


Anonymous Rick said...

That would be a very interesting move. Still, I find it hard to believe he will run. Time will tell.

5:45 PM, October 01, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish Holt had beaten Lincoln last time around. But honestly, does anyone believe that having one or two good senators in D.C. would make a hill of bean's difference in the grand scheme of things? Does anyone else feel like this whole thing is already too far gone?

6:17 PM, October 01, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're right, we should just give up.

7:17 AM, October 02, 2009  
Anonymous c.b. said...

Many said, after his defeat in the Lt. Governors race, that it was "over" & that people will only give you so many chances....
I have a different take; The last time he took on Blanche, no one thought he had a prayer, he or anyone else for that matter! She was supposed to be invulnerable, yet he came eerily close considering the insurmountable odds he faced.
Then when he lost in his bid for Lt. Gov. many of the elites loudly proclaimed it proved he was unelectable.
Yeah, since he lost by the smallest margin of any of the GOP statewide candidates, in an election year when even republicans hated republicans, no less.
I for one will back Jim if he runs with it.

7:58 AM, October 02, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The last thing we need is a nut job like Jim Holt to get in the U.S. Senate. We need a more moderate person, not a nut!

8:31 AM, October 02, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need more moderate candidates? Puhleeze.

8:49 AM, October 02, 2009  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

I am curious 8:31, on what ISSUE do you think Jim Holt is nutty on? Or are you just repeating what the state-controlled media tells you?

11:42 AM, October 02, 2009  
Anonymous c.b. said...

In recent conversations with people about the state of our country & politics, etc., I find that many are unhappy with the abstracts, ie. "congress" or "the government" yet they think that their own representative is a "pretty good guy"(or gal).
I've started telling them this;
I'm through with the politicians that play the "game". The same old party politics. Don't rock the boat... You know, the ones that are most interested in re-election &
I have an absolutly fool-proof way to determine whether a politician is worty of their office; Only if they are standing up, screaming their head off in opposition to the all out assault on our Constitution. They took an oath to protect & defend it & if they are not then throw them out.
Sadly I could count on one hand the politicians that I believe are qualified, but Jim Holt is one of them.
8:13, I'm pretty sure in 1776 there was a lot of people with their heads in the sand that thought our founding fathers were nut jobs..... Give me liberty or give me death??? Come on, that's extreme!

7:04 PM, October 02, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We don't need anymore Moderates.
Republicans reaching across has made them Democrats. If you don't have the values of a Republican be a democrat.
I am not going to support any moderate ever again.
Look at what it has cost the Nation to buy into the moderate way...
You don't stand for anything anymore.
That's what is wrong with Arkansas Republican Party now.
Accountability,,, Where is it?

2:44 PM, October 03, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On what issues do I consider Jim Holt nutty on? Well here is one. Jim Holt wants to force his religious views on everyone through law. I believe that everyone should have the right to practice what he or she believes (as long as it does not damage another). I do not believe that the Bible should be taken and forced upon people. Christianity is a religion of Choice. One chooses to follow Christ and received the reward that he offers. Some choose not to follow and should not expect the reward. But either way, it should be a matter of CHOICE. Whether it be Holt's religious viewpoints or mine, neither should be force upon people through the law.

7:37 AM, October 05, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous 7:17, who said we should give up altogether? Giving up on Washington D.c., now that's another matter...

10:51 AM, October 05, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Anonymous who called Jim Holt nutty, post time and post 7:37 am Oct 5, 09. You said Jim Holt was nutty because "Jim Holt wants to force his religious views on everyone through law." Could you give some documentation on that statement. What did Holt say, what proposed law, etc. did he propose, etc. that could possibly make you think such a thing. At the present time in the US there is no way Holt could force his religious views on anyone thrugh law. Your statement is a truly "nutty" remark.

7:05 PM, October 05, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What I wish to know is how to locate then document voting records, just records, of politicians running for office? The ability of gather information seems to take about 4 college hours of education.

8:42 PM, October 05, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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6:07 AM, October 06, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He didn't call you nutty. He said your remark was nutty. But you've provided the conclusive evidence all by yourself.

12:32 PM, October 06, 2009  
Anonymous Bosco said...

Let's review: Federal Gay marriage ban: Based upon Holt's Christian beliefs, Oppostion to legalized abortion: Opposed due to Holt's Religious belief, mandatory prayer in School: based upon Holt's religious beliefs: Hundreds of thousand of dollars in Abstinence only programs: Based upon religious belief. Basically if Holt and his followers had there way this would be a Christian Theocracy, based upon a narrow interpretation of the Bible. Go at it boys!

2:25 PM, October 06, 2009  
Anonymous Rick said...

Lets try this. Federal Gay Marriage Ban, cause this queer thing just isn't right. Opposition to legalized abortion, because killing humans is wrong. Abstinence only programs, its the only thing that works 100% of the time. It looks to me like Christian values works pretty well, don't you think?

5:51 PM, October 06, 2009  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

75% of the state voted for a gay marriage ban, so unless you are willing to accuse three-fourths of your neighbors of being "nuts" just because they won't go along with your desire to re-define what marriage has meant for the last 5000 years of Western Civ, then I guess you are wrong.

Banning abortions? Unless you think only Christians are against child abuse or think innocent human life should not be protected by law, then I guess you are wrong again, and again the majority of this state would also ban abortion in almost all situations.

Mandatory prayer in school? Holt doesn't advocate that. I believe his position is that the Federal Government has no business either mandating or banning prayer in schools. It's a state/local/personal issue. So your first two were wrong because those positions are not nutty. The third one is wrong because of that AND the fact that it is not even Holt's position.

Federal abstinence education? Again I think you misrepresent his position. I believe his position would be to scrap all the federal funding to teach school children about sex from either side. At any rate I know the liberal alternative is considered nuttier than abstinence ed, there is simply no way on earth that the majority of Arkansans think that the federal government ought to spend tax money teaching children how to have "safe sex". If a referendum could be held on that question it would lose as bad as gay marriage.

So come back and join us when you have something to contribute besides baseless accusations and profanity.

6:25 PM, October 06, 2009  
Anonymous Roger said...

What is his position on the illegal wars.........Roger in Yellville

8:03 PM, January 05, 2010  

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