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Now That We've Crucified Every Candidate.... (Here's Your Chance FReeper Nation)
Personal Thoughts | 11-23-11 | TheRobb7

Posted on 11/23/2011 6:38:16 AM PST by TheRobb7

Now That We've Crucified Every Candidate, who are we gonna support?

Take a step back and think about it for a moment:

Romney? No, for reasons stated on this site and encoded on our DNA.

Paul? No, unless you're an isolationist.

Perry? Apparently not, since my fellow FReepers appear ready to kill each other at the thought of a Perry nomination.

Santorum or Huntsman? No, because they apparently aren't pure enough either.

Cain? Maybe, but many consider 999 to be 666.

Newt? After last night's debate, FR will lynch the man and serve him on their tables, no.

That leaves Bachmann, who again isn't pure enough for my fellow FReepers.

So since we insist on nominating a Priest instead of a POTUS, my question to all here is this:


(or are we hoping that no one will have enough delegates heading into Tampa, thus giving us a nice little floor fight?)

TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: bachmann; cain; elections; gingrich; gop; hermancain; newtgingrich; perry; primaries; rickperry; romney
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To: TheRobb7

I’ve asked the same questions. I believe they will support 0bama.

81 posted on 11/23/2011 7:45:10 AM PST by Joann37
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To: ScottinVA

Excellent post. I agree with everything you wrote.

82 posted on 11/23/2011 7:46:42 AM PST by Yaelle (Herman Cain: the clever conservative with cojones.)
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To: Windflier
"The one person who really ought to be on that stage is quietly watching this slow motion train wreck..."

In the pecking order of loyalties:
1) God
2) Family
3) Country
Palin had to do what is best for her family. A Downs Syndrome child needs a lot of TLC, preferably from Mom. Sarah is storing up riches in heaven.

83 posted on 11/23/2011 7:47:30 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Tredegar

If we totally ignore his butt licking of BHO or his his stance on man made global warming you might be correct.
Huntsman is not who you think he is.

84 posted on 11/23/2011 7:52:03 AM PST by svcw (God's Grace - thank you!)
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To: TheRobb7

Newt Gingrich is by far and away the most impressive think out of the box candidate we have.
I want a pres that can give you some background and historical perspective on why your 20 year old son has to walk around the rest of his life on a titanium stump because of a war that he sent you off to.
I want a republican president for a change that can answer hard questions from the press and dosen’t look like Mike Tyson on Jeopardy, and an intellectual embarassment.(see Perry,bush,Cain).
Newt gets my money. Newt gets my vote. Not only do I agree and am enlightned by his views he is the best politician out there. The game is still politics and Newt knows how to play the game.

85 posted on 11/23/2011 7:53:27 AM PST by TShaunK
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To: TheRobb7

I’m still riding the Cain train, but I would enthusiastically support Santorum or Bachmann. I could support Newt, but his forays off the conservative reservation and some of his character issues dampen my enthusiasm. Perry would be acceptable, but he seems like another George W. Bush. Huntsman is disqualified because he served in the Obama administration and was a big-spending governor. Romney is out of the question.

86 posted on 11/23/2011 7:54:43 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: SumProVita

“Speaker Gingrich is standing even more strongly on my list. Perry and Cain are there too.”

Well, you managed to pick the three that are most pro amnesty. Bravo, well done.

87 posted on 11/23/2011 7:57:44 AM PST by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: TheRobb7


While successful foreign policy requires that our President have a firm grasp on the inner workings of other nations, it also requires that these same nations have a clear understanding of where our President stands, and that he stand for the U.S.

The first can be acquired; the second is a matter of character and integrity, and so cannot. With Cain’s executive style and intelligence, any possible shortcomings in the global arena would be quickly overcome, and are thus of limited concern to me.

(Recall, for example, the effectiveness of Reagan: much of his success in this area, I believe, was a direct result of our enemies —and friends— knowing exactly what he believed, and that he was a man of principle; there was no doubt in their minds that he meant what he said.)

88 posted on 11/23/2011 8:00:14 AM PST by drwoof
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To: InterceptPoint

If anyone can answer this. What is Newt’s position on the obamacare law? Did he say he would repeal it?

89 posted on 11/23/2011 8:00:29 AM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: TheRobb7

We are going with Newt warts and all. He sees the big picture and that is what is needed. He has a vision for America not just a plan for tax reform. I don’t see a vision for America coming from any of the others even though I love Herman to death. If you watched the debate last night you saw time and time again Newt Gingrich talking about a bigger picture on all the issues. He’s right. I have shaken his hand and he’s not the warmest guy in the world but I don’t want to pal around with the President I just want him to fix the mess.

90 posted on 11/23/2011 8:03:29 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: MNJohnnie
I see that newt's endorsement of Amnesty last night is being ignored today.


91 posted on 11/23/2011 8:05:07 AM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: altura
I support Newt for the very same reasons, he is willing to take the heat, and is man enough to do that. He has opened this conversation regarding illegals to rational discussions. There is an answer, and Newt more than any candidate will most likely find it to all's satisfaction, well most all. Not to those that just want to hate.

""""There is so much hate on this forum for illegals that some of us would vote for a ‘kill on sight’ candidate""""

WELL SAID. I'm not one of those kind and pray I never will be.

92 posted on 11/23/2011 8:05:52 AM PST by annieokie
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To: TheRobb7

When it comes down to push and shove, at this point I’d have to go with Newt.

93 posted on 11/23/2011 8:08:06 AM PST by JamesA (You don't have to be big to stand tall)
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To: Grunthor
It’s more like “kill themselves at the thought of a Perry/Obama debate.” It would be downright embarrassing for our side.

Perry had a big enough challenge to overcome by being a Texas Governor who sounded like W. By comparision, W is articulate, smooth and clean.

94 posted on 11/23/2011 8:08:38 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: flaglady47

I understand your position but I do not entirely agree with it.

95 posted on 11/23/2011 8:11:19 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: US_MilitaryRules

Yes, Newt has said he’d repeal it.

96 posted on 11/23/2011 8:13:35 AM PST by Mari2525
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To: mazda77
The only person in the world who's opinion on who to vote for matters to me... is me.


97 posted on 11/23/2011 8:13:36 AM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: ScottinVA

People keep saying that ‘his stance on immigration.’

It’s totally without merit. He has a plan to control the border and I think it’s workable.

He is absolutely against illegal immigration. Too many people are focusing on the in-state tuition thing which is a flyspeck and not worthy of thinking about. It was a pragmatic decision by the Texas legislature and a well-thought out one. It costs us nothing and could help in the long run.

We cannot reasonably expect to snap fingers and get rid of all the illegals. Newt pointed that out also.

I would deport immediately any illegal who violates the law. I would include any drug possession (at all) and any other offenses except for speeding tickets. On speeding I would have a three times you’re out position. But any DWI, for example, you’re out.

We can’t do this unless we get rid of the current administration. They have shot down every state that’s tried to do things on their own.

98 posted on 11/23/2011 8:13:53 AM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: The Working Man

I am pretty much where you are my friend.


99 posted on 11/23/2011 8:18:45 AM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: altura

Perry’s “stance on immigration” also includes his decision to approve in-state tuition for illegals’ kids.

Anything that creates a magnet effect — as that does — incentivizing illegals to cross our southern border should be a no-go.

100 posted on 11/23/2011 8:19:15 AM PST by ScottinVA (I miss America.)
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