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CHUCK NORRIS: Why I chose Newt over Santorum
WND.COMMENTARY ^ | : 7 days ago | Chuck Norris

Posted on 02/19/2012 10:12:12 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP

In 2008 when my wife, Gena, and I were on the campaign trail backing former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee for president, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum was fighting to get former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney elected.

Just three years ago in his interview with radio host and conservative commentator Laura Ingraham, Santorum also emphatically told millions of listening Americans: “If you’re a conservative, if you’re a Republican, there is only one place to go, and that’s Mitt Romney.

Yet Santorum now admits that Romney “bragged he’s even more liberal than Ted Kennedy on social issues.”

And the question that keeps coming to my mind now is this: How can the “alternative to Romney” also be a Romney supporter? (SNIP)

However, in light of the potential global clash outside our country with regimes like Iran and Syria, and the ongoing domestic assault within our country from the Obama administration, we believe America needs the best of the best veterans of political war to lead us forward.

We truly believe Newt’s experience, leadership, knowledge, wisdom, faith and even humility to learn from his failures (personal and public) can return America to her glory days. And he is the best man on the battlefield who is able to outwit, outplay and outlast Obama and his billion-dollar campaign machine.

(SNIP)

It’s no wonder in January that Rep. Ron Paul accused Santorum of having a “very liberal” political record.

I’m also bringing this up now because, if Santorum were to win the nomination, Obama will definitely bring this up in his campaign for the presidency.

And the question that keeps coming back to my mind about Santorum is: How can the “alternative to Romney” also be a Romney supporter?

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1 posted on 02/19/2012 10:12:17 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Good article; thank you for posting.

I’ll say it again-—the more I read about Santorum, the more he troubles me.


2 posted on 02/19/2012 10:16:30 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
Santorum will never win against Obama.

Newt, on the other hand, would crush the boy king.

Santorum reminds me of the sniveling little nerd in school who does underhanded, sneaky things because no one likes him.

3 posted on 02/19/2012 10:17:40 AM PST by teenyelliott (Obama warned if he loses the election it could herald a new, painful era of self-reliance)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
And the question that keeps coming to my mind now is this: How can the “alternative to Romney” also be a Romney supporter?

Because in 2008, the horrible choices were McCain, Romney or Huckabee.

I could just as easily point out the faults of supporting Huckabee.

4 posted on 02/19/2012 10:20:18 AM PST by kidd
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To: CatherineofAragon
What concerns me most is, this brainless stampede of voters who switch candidates at the drop of a headline.

This is simply chaos and the end result will wind up a disaster. Santorum will not only lose to Obama, Santorum will turn on those who voted for him the moment he gains power. He certainly will use his power to try to install his narrow social agenda, and perpetuate his love for big government, much like Bush did.

5 posted on 02/19/2012 10:24:12 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: kidd

The exact same thing that happened in 2008, a split conservative vote, is happening again. Only trouble is, Santorum is not conservative. He is being designated as one because of his short list of radical, social agenda.


6 posted on 02/19/2012 10:28:10 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: teenyelliott
Newt has way too much baggage to win.
Then again we have a very weak field to choose from.
My guess is that Obama can and will win re-election because of no real strong Republican candidates.
Now there is a lot of time between now and November, any kind of crisis will affect this outcome.
Obama can be beat if the Republicans focus on Pocketbook issues and the economy. The question is will they?????
7 posted on 02/19/2012 10:28:48 AM PST by Captain Peter Blood
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To: CatherineofAragon

Chuck Who?/// how much wood, would a wood chuck chuck , if a wood chuck could chuck wood/? ????? More meaningful than what chuck thinks.


8 posted on 02/19/2012 10:30:39 AM PST by org.whodat (Sorry bill, I should never have made all those jokes about you and Lewinsky, have fun.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Right on, Chuck.


9 posted on 02/19/2012 10:33:31 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Captain Peter Blood
"Newt has way too much baggage to win."

We ALL have baggage and warts.

What we need this year is a fighter...someone who can TKO barry in one swipe....and that is Newt.

10 posted on 02/19/2012 10:33:58 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
As much as I respect Chuck Norris—don't wanna die from intergalactic death rays emanating from his brain at all in the universe who may think to displease him—he is wack on this one...

...go ahead and flame me, you will only put me out of my misery anyway if Chuck Norris has already read this.

11 posted on 02/19/2012 10:34:06 AM PST by Happy Rain ("Better add another wing to The White House cause the Santorum clan is coming.")
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To: org.whodat

Most embarrasing for you, Chuck is right!


12 posted on 02/19/2012 10:34:57 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: org.whodat

The irony runneth over. The meaningless troll org.whodat? mocks Chuck Norris regarding ‘meaningfulness’.


13 posted on 02/19/2012 10:35:35 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
He certainly will use his power to try to install his narrow social agenda

Exactly. I don't want the government, liberal or conservative, to think their purpose is to control everyone's lives according to how they want people to behave in their private lives. That is not the purpose of government.

14 posted on 02/19/2012 10:38:52 AM PST by teenyelliott (Obama warned if he loses the election it could herald a new, painful era of self-reliance)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Rick Santorum is very much linked to what Sarah Palin described as “the machine” in her writings.

Santorum was always the darling of the inside the beltway crowd as the number 3 Republican in Senate leadership.

The insider National Right To Life Committee was a big supporter of Santorum.

The NRL’s longtime General Counsel James Bopp, also a Deputy RNC Chairman, pushes Mitt Romney as a “Pro-Life” candidate.

Is Santorum in this to suck all the conservative air out so Mitt Romney can win in the end?

Will Romney make Rick his Spiro Agnew conservative speech making running mate?

We don’t need a fake Sarah Palin who makes conservative speeches but does the bidding of the GOP Establishment like Santorum has.


15 posted on 02/19/2012 10:40:50 AM PST by Nextrush (PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN IS MY DREAM)
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To: Servant of the Cross; org.whodat

True, but at least he/she limits them to one sentence or less and they so pointless, most of us just ignore any post that he/she makes.


16 posted on 02/19/2012 10:41:14 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Nextrush
Looking at this photo from 2008, you be the judge......
17 posted on 02/19/2012 10:43:25 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

The only trouble is...

the only trouble is the Newt supporters that attack Santorum and the Santorum supporters attacking Newt.

Both groups of Freepers have lost sight of the goals: RINOs and Obama.

It is complete bull$hit to say Santorum isn’t conservative. Likewise for anyone to say Gingrich isn’t conservative.

In 2008, the conservative vote wasn’t split, because there wasn’t a conservative in the race!! This year we have TWO conservatives - both mildly flawed (gee, its too bad Reagan is dead and Rush doesn’t want the pay cut).

Go ahead and post a stupid list of Santorum’s voting record...I’ll then post a picture of Newt and Nancy giving credibility to Global Warming.


18 posted on 02/19/2012 10:44:29 AM PST by kidd
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To: Nextrush

Rush Limbaugh said on 17 FEB 2012:

“The Republican establishment, for the most part, if they could, would simply excommunicate every social conservative Republican they could find. They’d kick ‘em out of the party, and they would gag ‘em. They’d find a way to make sure they couldn’t speak. That’s how much they hate ‘em, detest ‘em, are embarrassed by them. And it’s based on one thing, primarily. It’s based on the fact that these establishment Republicans and others who don’t like the social conservatives are primarily, singularly worried about what people are going to think of them for being in the same party with the social conservatives. It really is no more complicated than that. I mean there are other things. They think social conservatives lose elections. They think social conservatives make the whole Republican Party a big target, like what’s going on now, this contraception business.”


19 posted on 02/19/2012 10:44:39 AM PST by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

“How can the “alternative to Romney” also be an ex Romney supporter?”

He just is. Human beings make mistakes.

Does ANYONE think Rick suppports Willard this cycle?


20 posted on 02/19/2012 10:45:48 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: Captain Peter Blood
Newt has way too much baggage to win.

I disagree. At this point, we need someone who has the guts to radically change the direction of government. People are beyond caring about "personal baggage".

As long as Newt continues to express his outrage at the current state of things, rather than engage in soundbite political speak, people will be fired up.

We need someone who will speak plainly about how we really feel, and Newt does that. That is why he did so well after the debate when he got angry with John King. People ARE angry, and we want someone with that kind of fire.

Santorum is bland and forgettable. People who are on the cusp of disinterest regarding politics will certainly not be engaged enough by Santorum to get out and vote.

21 posted on 02/19/2012 10:46:04 AM PST by teenyelliott (Obama warned if he loses the election it could herald a new, painful era of self-reliance)
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I think Chuck could use a nice roundhouse kick from Rick.

To wake him up.


22 posted on 02/19/2012 10:47:32 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Good Post. Chuck Norris is a great American. The reason I like Newt is.....The liberals are scared of him and they hate him, the Democrats are scared of him and they hate him, The established Republicans are scared of him and they hate him, the Wall Street gang is scared of him and they hate him. We don’t like any of these groups, therefore, the enemy of my enemies is my friend. Thus, Newt Gingrich is our friend. Vote for Newt, He WILL shake things up.


23 posted on 02/19/2012 10:49:42 AM PST by Cindy of Nashville (What has the Democrat party become???)
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To: CatherineofAragon; All
Did ya see the post here yesterday and the rumors even at CPAC that it is a done deal, Santorum-Romney or Romney Santorum? Yes, they are rumors and they are dangerous, but tangent to this is the next Debate, they wanted it cancelled because "the 2" didn't want to go mano-e-mano against Newt again because of what they have to loose. Is what the the EGOP wants to hand us?

In my primary I won't vote for either. I will vote for they best Conservative even if they loose at this point, I'd rather go down swinging...

24 posted on 02/19/2012 10:49:51 AM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: teenyelliott; All

“Newt has way too much baggage to win.”

“Santorum is bland and forgettable.”

Stop killing our own, folks. Obama is laughing at you guys and gals.


25 posted on 02/19/2012 10:50:56 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: kidd
Because in 2008, the horrible choices were McCain, Romney or Huckabee. I could just as easily point out the faults of supporting Huckabee.

True. All three were almost equally as bad. You and I would not fault one for holding their nose and picking one of the three, even if it was Mitt.

But that wasn't Rick's point-of-view in 2008.

Rick was all in for Mitt as he said the following...


26 posted on 02/19/2012 10:51:55 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
Looking at this photo from 2008, you be the judge:

Pelosi: We don’t always see eye to eye, do we, Newt?
Gingrich: No, but we do agree, our country must take action to address climate change.

27 posted on 02/19/2012 10:52:28 AM PST by kidd
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To: kidd
[Go ahead and post a stupid list of Santorum’s voting record...I’ll then post a picture of Newt and Nancy giving credibility to Global Warming.]

Don't you worry one bit. The Reverend slick Rick's voting record does matter, and add that to the his habit of being divisive and shooting his mouth off without a brain attached, especially when he is in the hot seat, and you have a guaranteed loser.

28 posted on 02/19/2012 10:53:46 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: taildragger

Rumors..schmoomers.

Rick wants to take Willard out of the race in Michigan, his own birth state once and for all.

What did Willard win Michigan by last time?


29 posted on 02/19/2012 10:53:58 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

I agree with Chuck Norris completely.
I WANT a Washington insider who knows where the bodies are buried and who is willing to do whatever it takes to win. This is no time for “on the job training”.

Go Newt!


30 posted on 02/19/2012 10:54:02 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: CainConservative
I think Chuck could use a nice roundhouse kick from Rick.

Seriously?! Listen, I know Chuck Norris, Senator Santorum. And you're no Chuck Norris!

31 posted on 02/19/2012 10:55:36 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Cindy of Nashville; All
The reason I like Newt is.....The liberals are scared of him and they hate him, the Democrats are scared of him and they hate him, The established Republicans are scared of him and they hate him, the Wall Street gang is scared of him and they hate him. We don’t like any of these groups, therefore, the enemy of my enemies is my friend. Thus, Newt Gingrich is our friend.

And if he picks the "Vetted" ( L_rd knows she has been) Sarah Palin as VP we call all watch their flippen heads explode and enjoy it. Even if they loose it would be the most Conservative ticket in eons and Newt would have more friggen volunteers than he knew what to do with...

Look the country is so FUBAR'd right now we need Strong Medicine, look at Newt's platform and what he wants to do in the 1s day.

Santorum Romney are just a 81 mg aspirin, not strong medicine at all...

32 posted on 02/19/2012 10:56:12 AM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Sola Veritas

Rush Limbaugh said on 17 FEB 2012:

“The Republican establishment, for the most part, if they could, would simply excommunicate every social conservative Republican they could find. They’d kick ‘em out of the party, and they would gag ‘em”


I see Rush has seen the light.


33 posted on 02/19/2012 10:57:03 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: Captain Peter Blood
"Newt has way too much baggage to win."

I've heard this for more than a decade. What is it specifically?

I'm aware of his divorces, his supposed "ethics violations", and his embrace of the climate change issue. What else?

34 posted on 02/19/2012 10:57:24 AM PST by OHelix
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To: CainConservative

I am here and it was like 8 points, but is wasn’t that big. I will vote Newt here in Michigan next Tuesday. Do your homework on the Rumors, we are being setup for more mamby bamby RINOism....


35 posted on 02/19/2012 10:58:49 AM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Servant of the Cross

Why does Perry look so frightened in that photo?


36 posted on 02/19/2012 10:59:33 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: All
Why I don't give a damn about what a washed up has-been actor has to say about politics:


37 posted on 02/19/2012 11:01:21 AM PST by RasterMaster ("Towering genius disdains a beaten path." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

You poor 15%.


38 posted on 02/19/2012 11:02:33 AM PST by org.whodat (Sorry bill, I should never have made all those jokes about you and Lewinsky, have fun.)
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To: CainConservative
Some of us are not killing our own. We Support Newt Gingrich faithfully and diligently, and we don't abandon him at the drop of a whim or a headline like you do.
39 posted on 02/19/2012 11:02:50 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: taildragger
So it's now about a 15 point swing in this guy's favor over Willard the Lib in Michigan?

Woo hoo!!! Go Michiganders!!! Do the RIGHT thing!!!

Ohioans, you too, baby...


40 posted on 02/19/2012 11:04:04 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: OHelix

Little things like this, http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/feb/17/questions-surface-gingrich-campaign-travel-payment/


41 posted on 02/19/2012 11:05:01 AM PST by org.whodat (Sorry bill, I should never have made all those jokes about you and Lewinsky, have fun.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
I like Newt, too.

Btw, the next debate is a sit-around-the-table-debate, my favorite kind.


42 posted on 02/19/2012 11:07:20 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: CainConservative
“Rick” is where he is by sheer luck and circumstance, as well as tons of help and money from Romney's attack squad, who damaged Newt's position.

You make is sound like it was Santorum who designed this outcome. That claim is downright moronic on your part.

43 posted on 02/19/2012 11:10:03 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: RasterMaster

You must be young and have no wisdom yet. You probably think John Wayne is an old, dead, dried up actor who doesn’t represent anything anymore. Sorry for you and your ilk.


44 posted on 02/19/2012 11:10:38 AM PST by Cindy of Nashville (What has the Democrat party become???)
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To: RasterMaster

Chuck Norris sold his soul to the devil for his rugged good looks and unparalleled martial arts ability. Shortly after the transaction was finalized, Chuck roundhouse kicked the devil in the face and took his soul back. The devil, who appreciates irony, couldn’t stay mad and admitted he should have seen it coming. They now play poker every second Wednesday of the month.


45 posted on 02/19/2012 11:11:31 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: RasterMaster

So ? Why ?


46 posted on 02/19/2012 11:11:55 AM PST by Ulysse
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To: Cindy of Nashville

When is johns next movie???LOL?


47 posted on 02/19/2012 11:13:06 AM PST by org.whodat (Sorry bill, I should never have made all those jokes about you and Lewinsky, have fun.)
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To: teenyelliott

Thanks for putting my thoughts into words Teeny


48 posted on 02/19/2012 11:14:51 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

I am in Phoenix and the numbers are even between Romney and Newt - Did some phone calling yesterday for NEWT - can’t wait until the debate! Newt reminds me of Thomas Jefferson - he left Washington DC in 1794 and was pronounced the end of his political career...yet he was elected 3rd President in January 1801!
This primary season is like a Marathon.


49 posted on 02/19/2012 11:15:07 AM PST by princess leah
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
Rick is getting millions of Cayman Islands money thrown at him in Michigan by Willard the Lib's mudslingers as we speak.

Will HE survive?

I guess yes. Easily. Bring it on, Willard!


50 posted on 02/19/2012 11:15:53 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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