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George Will: Cain not running, but 'strolling' for president
Daily Caller ^ | Oct 16, 2011 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 10/16/2011 12:21:48 PM PDT by Clairity

Despite businessman Herman Cain's stunning rise in the polls, conservative columnist George Will said Sunday that Cain does not merit serious attention from President Obama's reelection campaign.

Will said on ABC's "This Week with Christiane Amanpour" that Cain has not shown that he has staying power and that without a traditional campaign infrastructure, it's not clear that he is a serious candidate.

"We're having a kind of Andy Warhol primary where everybody is leader for 15 minutes and Cain's turn today but it's not clear that Cain has staying power," Will said. "He's not running for president, sort of strolling for president without an infrastructure. It's pretty and cute and nice but whether or not it works we can be doubtful."

Will said that President Obama's campaign strategy will be to go after the Republican candidate because his administration's "record isn't particularly appetizing."

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KEYWORDS: cain; christianeamanpour; cronycapital4perry; election2012; georgewill; hermancain; larazarick; liars4perry; obama; perry; perrybotattack; romney; romneybotsattack; romneyperry2012
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Perry is the only one who has a record of low taxes, small government, low regulations, which created a business friendly environment for job creation for private enterprise. That's why Texas created 40% of all the jobs created in the US, i.e. Texas created almost as many jobs as all the other states put together. Let Obama try to attack that!

Obama will bulldoze down anyone else, including Romney and Cain has no chance.

1 posted on 10/16/2011 12:21:56 PM PDT by Clairity
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To: All

More about Cain, in case you are interested:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2793608/posts?page=8#8


2 posted on 10/16/2011 12:23:59 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: Clairity

Nailed it.


3 posted on 10/16/2011 12:25:37 PM PDT by behzinlea (Perry is the adult in the race. Cain is the prepubescent class clown.)
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To: Clairity

You are a GOP party hack. Here only to get Romney or Perry elected. Congrats.


4 posted on 10/16/2011 12:26:38 PM PDT by CSI007
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To: Clairity

Perry is an utterly incompetent candidate, who hasn’t shown himself to be serious in his run for the nomination.


5 posted on 10/16/2011 12:27:51 PM PDT by rottndog (Be Prepared for what's coming AFTER America....)
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To: CSI007
I hope to hell we can get an adult elected.

I'm sending Perry $500 in the morning.

6 posted on 10/16/2011 12:28:20 PM PDT by behzinlea (Perry is the adult in the race. Cain is the prepubescent class clown.)
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To: Clairity

” “He’s not running for president, sort of strolling for president “

In other words, he’s not doing the ‘dancing clown’ act that the media demands of Republican Candidates...

I had hopes that Fred Thompson might go this route early in his campaign in ‘08, but he got whipped back into line in fairly short order...


7 posted on 10/16/2011 12:28:38 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Clairity

Let’s see one minute you are posting that Cain is the poster boy for Mitt and the insiders, then you post something for an inside the insider guy like George Will thats against Cain so which is it?

One minute he’s tied in with big money deep pockets and the next minute he’s don’t have the money to run, which is it?

Maybe in your illogical mind its both or maybe you just hate Cain so much now that he’s up in the polls that you will just post anything rather you believe it or not.


8 posted on 10/16/2011 12:29:41 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Clairity

...says RINO George Will...


9 posted on 10/16/2011 12:29:48 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Clairity
Mr. Cain could probably snooze his way to victory in any contest where obama was his opponent. Any fair contest, at least.
10 posted on 10/16/2011 12:30:24 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: CSI007
I am here to get Perry elected. Period. Romney is Obama-Lite and Cain is Romney's spoiler. Read the campaign finance reports and you'll see what I mean. If you want to claim Cain is building campaign infrastructure, please provide proof. Until then, he is Romney's useful idiot, who jokes about electrocuting Mexicans.
11 posted on 10/16/2011 12:31:11 PM PDT by bullypulpit (Go see The Rick Perry Report at http://rickperryreport.com/)
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To: behzinlea

What is “adult” about calling 3/4rs of your voter base “heartless”?


12 posted on 10/16/2011 12:31:30 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Uncle Ike

“he’s not doing the ‘dancing clown’ act that the media demands of Republican Candidates...”

Actually Cain is doing exactly that — “electric fence, let’s kill them”, then next day: “I was only kidding”.


13 posted on 10/16/2011 12:31:49 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: Kartographer

Anything to detract from the negatives of their own candidate.


14 posted on 10/16/2011 12:32:32 PM PDT by justsaynomore (Cain 2012 - http://teamcain.hermancain.com)
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To: bullypulpit; Clarity
Got it ass backwards. Perry is the spoiler

How about instead of continuing the Perry smear attack du jour, you answer the questions about Perry for a change?

Who got in the race last after it was clear Romney was not going to get any appreciable support from social conservatives?

Who did the GOP Establishment push into the race after it seem Tea Party heroine Bachmann was going to upset Romney’s ride to the nomination?

Who does the GOP Establishment see as their back up card if Romney fails?

Who has long standing intimate ties with the Liberal wing of the GOP Establishment?

The answer is Rick Perry.

Bill Kristol to a NY Time Reporter telling him how the GOP Establishment plans to deal with “the Tea party mutiny”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2792217/posts?page=3

Kristol told me just after Perry entered the race, a development that essentially ended [the more radical Michele] Bachmann’s brief ascent. Establishment Republicans may prefer Romney to Perry, but their assumption is that either man can be counted on to steer the party back toward the broad center next fall, effectively disarming the Tea Party mutiny.

Wonder who Perry will be VP with?

Odd how that question never gets asked of Perry.

Could it be because everyone knows Perry is the GOP Establishment mole in the race to split the Tea Party/Conservative vote and hand the nomination to Romney?

Could it be because they know the ticket the GOP Machine is setting up is “Romney/Perry 2012? Think about it. Romney has the money, Perry has the idolatrous worship from the social Conservatives.

Could that be why the Perry camp is knowingly lying about Cain’s solidly Conservative record on both social and fiscal issues? Because they know full well Perry’s record can not stand close scrutiny?

What does anyone really know about Perry other then the nice words and platitudes he puts in his speeches? Looks like Perry is just Bush 3.0 another tough talking social conservative who will go to DC and be yet another good little GOP crony capitalist water boy.

15 posted on 10/16/2011 12:32:40 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Clairity

Herb Huckabee will still is as long as Mitt needs him to.


16 posted on 10/16/2011 12:32:46 PM PDT by magritte
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To: magritte

How about instead of continuing the Perry smear attack du jour, you answer the questions about Perry for a change?

Who got in the race last after it was clear Romney was not going to get any appreciable support from social conservatives?

Who did the GOP Establishment push into the race after it seem Tea Party heroine Bachmann was going to upset Romney’s ride to the nomination?

Who does the GOP Establishment see as their back up card if Romney fails?

Who has long standing intimate ties with the Liberal wing of the GOP Establishment?

The answer is Rick Perry.

Bill Kristol to a NY Time Reporter telling him how the GOP Establishment plans to deal with “the Tea party mutiny”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2792217/posts?page=3

Kristol told me just after Perry entered the race, a development that essentially ended [the more radical Michele] Bachmann’s brief ascent. Establishment Republicans may prefer Romney to Perry, but their assumption is that either man can be counted on to steer the party back toward the broad center next fall, effectively disarming the Tea Party mutiny.

Wonder who Perry will be VP with?

Odd how that question never gets asked of Perry.

Could it be because everyone knows Perry is the GOP Establishment mole in the race to split the Tea Party/Conservative vote and hand the nomination to Romney?

Could it be because they know the ticket the GOP Machine is setting up is “Romney/Perry 2012? Think about it. Romney has the money, Perry has the idolatrous worship from the social Conservatives.

Could that be why the Perry camp is knowingly lying about Cain’s solidly Conservative record on both social and fiscal issues? Because they know full well Perry’s record can not stand close scrutiny?

What does anyone really know about Perry other then the nice words and platitudes he puts in his speeches? Looks like Perry is just Bush 3.0 another tough talking social conservative who will go to DC and be yet another good little GOP crony capitalist water boy.


17 posted on 10/16/2011 12:33:21 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: bullypulpit

Perry is cains spoiler now my friend. He is nearly at the bottom of all polling now and only hurting cans chances of quickly knocking Rodney out. He is not who he claims to be.


18 posted on 10/16/2011 12:33:45 PM PDT by CSI007
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To: Clairity
"George Will: Cain not running, but 'strolling' for president,"

What is George Will really trying to say? Is he saying what I think he's saying, namely that Herman Cain is a lazy, trifling negro? Say it aint so!

19 posted on 10/16/2011 12:34:30 PM PDT by semaj
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To: Clairity
"and that without a traditional campaign infrastructure,"

And here is the problem. "Traditional campaign infrastructure politicians".

I don't want it. The government is FULL to capacity with these people and it is THEY who are destroying our country.

We didn't sweep the House in 2010 on "traditional campaign infrastructure", nor will we in 2012.

20 posted on 10/16/2011 12:34:53 PM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Get ready for an aberration of historic proportions" - Herman Cain)
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To: Clairity; magritte

How about this Perrybots? How about you drop the smear attack campaign postings and try making a case for your candidate for once?

Odd how the Perrybots and the Romneybots are using the exact same campaign tactics. The never ever make a case FOR their candidate, they merely slander and lie about all the other ones.

So which campaign are you Perrybots actually working for?


21 posted on 10/16/2011 12:35:35 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Clairity

the purpose of Free Republic is not for you to put on your own unending campaign for Rick Perry and put up all the anti Cain sources you can find.. it’s getting pathetic especially for us who try to help out the site with our hard earned money.. your guy is the one who called the rest of us “heartless”.. how’s that doing for the poll numbers big guy?


22 posted on 10/16/2011 12:35:45 PM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: Clairity
...conservative ... George Will...

Well, see, that's where you went wrong right there. Will's no conservative, he's a crony capitalist.

23 posted on 10/16/2011 12:35:45 PM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Clairity

Well if you’ve earned the contempt of George Will you must be doing something right.

Cindie


24 posted on 10/16/2011 12:36:09 PM PDT by gardencatz (Proud mom US Marine! It can't always be someone else's son.)
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To: NoGrayZone

Exactly. But what do you expect from establishment republicans?


25 posted on 10/16/2011 12:36:42 PM PDT by CSI007
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To: Clairity

Poor GW, not able to raise cain about the RINOs in charge.


26 posted on 10/16/2011 12:39:03 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: CSI007

The same ole cr@p, regurgitated over and over.


27 posted on 10/16/2011 12:39:03 PM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Get ready for an aberration of historic proportions" - Herman Cain)
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To: semaj

He means Cain hasn’t done what he believes a serious candidate would’ve done by this point.

The rest of that nonsense you accuse of being in Will’s mind?

We can’t read Will’s mind but we know those thoughts are in your mind because you brought them up.


28 posted on 10/16/2011 12:39:07 PM PDT by txrangerette ("...HOLD TO THE TRUTH; SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: Clairity

Poor George. Still pining for a “traditional” candidate. Any insider will do, just so long as he’s no threat to the comfy beltway establishment.


29 posted on 10/16/2011 12:39:34 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: CSI007

I’d rather vote Romney than Perry at this point.. at least he doesn’t have to get his wife out there crying for him about how badly “we” treat him.. pathetic


30 posted on 10/16/2011 12:39:36 PM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: Clairity
"He's not running for president, sort of strolling for president..."

If that's the case, then come, let's stroll!

31 posted on 10/16/2011 12:39:46 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Clairity
George the RINO Dinosaur.

Wayyyyy past his prime—he thinks the Tea Party involves china.

His recalcitrant ignorance of said Tea Party and its’ currently putting Cain in the White House makes him irrelevant in the extreme. As a big pundit poobah in the elite GOP establishment he and his crusty cronies are going to be rejected by the Tea Party November after next harder than they were last November.

32 posted on 10/16/2011 12:39:46 PM PDT by Happy Rain ( "Many of the most useful idiots of the Left are on the Right.")
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To: Clairity

Once again this is the MSM sabotaging the best candidate like they did in 2008 with Fred Thompson. The disturbing part is even conversatives are buying into the BS just like in 2008. Fred had fire in the belly but the lies told so many times by the media made unsuspecting Freepers even believe it. Don’t let it happen again only this time with Cain people...


33 posted on 10/16/2011 12:40:46 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: NoGrayZone

Cain’s press secretary just quit to take a job with a state level candidate in Louisianna. What does that tell you? I don’t think Cain is serious about winning or governing. Pin your hopes on him if you want but prepare to disappointed by a Perot-type fold in the end.


34 posted on 10/16/2011 12:41:16 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: bullypulpit

Keep Perry in Texas where he can accommodate the illegals with the taxpayer’s money as much as he wants and as much as the citizens of Texas want.

Once he called conservatives heartless that was enough for me. There’s no putting that toothpaste back in the tube!

I saw Perry - I heard Perry first hand!

I will support a candidate who has a strong position on not allowing illegals to take over our Country.


35 posted on 10/16/2011 12:41:22 PM PDT by not2worry
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To: Clairity

Cain slayed them all on “Meet The Press” today.


36 posted on 10/16/2011 12:42:18 PM PDT by JoeGar
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To: MNJohnnie
What does anyone really know about Perry other then the nice words and platitudes he puts in his speeches?


Well probably more than we currently know about the part time preacher from Antioch Baptist Church North - Atlanta. When they apply the proctoscope to him then we may know a little of his history, associates, dealings, beliefs, etc. Until then we are pretty much clueless.

37 posted on 10/16/2011 12:42:50 PM PDT by deport
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To: Clairity

If this has just been a stroll, I’ll sure be amused when the power walk begins :P


38 posted on 10/16/2011 12:42:55 PM PDT by Moose Burger
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To: MNJohnnie
Could that be why the Perry camp is knowingly lying about Cain’s solidly Conservative record on both social and fiscal issues?

How can someone who has never held public office have a record of any sort, let alone a "solidly Conservative" one?

Or does simply talking about things in the media constitute a "record" nowadays?
39 posted on 10/16/2011 12:44:04 PM PDT by The Pack Knight (Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Weep, and the world laughs at you.)
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To: Lib-Lickers 2

Perry sent his wife out to retreat....rather than reload.

Sarah never whined, just reloaded and came out shooting.

I hate girly men.


40 posted on 10/16/2011 12:44:11 PM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Get ready for an aberration of historic proportions" - Herman Cain)
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To: Clairity

Is it fair to say that neither side has the slightest clue as to why their candidate is worth voting for?

Cain is supposedly not serious.

Perry is supposedly not serious.

Romney is just a RINO.

All of the other people are non-contenders.


41 posted on 10/16/2011 12:44:57 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Really??....Cain couldn’t even win the primary for Senator in his home state.


42 posted on 10/16/2011 12:47:54 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Clairity

Anyone asked Cain if he got any kind of CEO package??


43 posted on 10/16/2011 12:48:46 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Callahan

Do you know any inside info regarding this? Of so, please share.

What does that tell me? Nothing. People quit and or get fired all the time. Funny how the press secretary quit after Cains jump in the polls.

Perhaps the press secretary thought Cain actually has a shot at POTUS and couldn’t handle it.


44 posted on 10/16/2011 12:50:05 PM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Get ready for an aberration of historic proportions" - Herman Cain)
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To: Callahan

Did she quit or did she leave by mutual agreement.

Folks first say that Herman Cain doesn’t have the right infrastructure to win and then when he upgrades his staff they say Mr. Cain’s not interested in being President.

Yes, I do believe I will pin my hopes on Herman Cain.


45 posted on 10/16/2011 12:52:06 PM PDT by not2worry
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To: NoGrayZone

That one was not quite as interesting as Perry’s Deputy Finance Director quitting right before his the fund raising numbers were released. Makes you wonder what was in the report she didn’t want to have anything to do with...


46 posted on 10/16/2011 12:53:04 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( The Prudential Governor... Have you bought your piece of the Rick)
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To: Uncle Ike

Speaking of dancing clowns, I sure miss the recent hilarity of George “Will Of The People,” temporary populist, followed by “Fight The Power” George Will, anti-establishment street fighter. I do believe he even bought a daring new bowtie during that phase.

Now it’s back to ho-hum normal in Willville now that mighty Palin has bowed out. Same old, same old. She really had him all sweaty, tongue tied and just generally tied up in knots.


47 posted on 10/16/2011 12:53:04 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Clairity

Cain is growing on me. I don’t dislike Perry, he is ahead of Romney, Paul, and Huntsman, so he’s not my least favorite. But he is pretty far down the list.

I understand that you can’t fence the Rio Grande River. But Perry uses that to dismiss the notion of fencing the rest of the border that isn’t river bank.

The campaign is early yet, so there is still time for Perry to get his footing.

I’m looking for the guy who understands that to balance the budget we need energy independence and we need to bulldoze whatever phony regulations get in the way of that. I think Perry does understand that very clearly. So he’s not the worst one up there by no means. And as governor he has actual governing experience.

So those are his pluses.

So he should focus his fire on Obama, who is the real opponent here, rather than wasting lead going after the other guys on the GOP stage. Cain knows Obama is the enemy. Romney thinks the other candidates are his enemies and his supporters have spent an enormous amount of energy going after folks like Palin and any other Repub they thought was in their way. Perry keeps falling into the same trap. When he extracts himself from that trap he’ll be a serious contender in my view.


48 posted on 10/16/2011 12:53:59 PM PDT by marron
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To: Sacajaweau

was Obama his opponent? Was the contest fair?


49 posted on 10/16/2011 12:55:01 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: JoeGar

Absolutely, Cain interviewed very well, avoiding the typical LSM loaded questions and trip-up attempts.


50 posted on 10/16/2011 12:55:44 PM PDT by Kolb (Compone Accomoda Supera)
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