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Could Sarah Palin Enter The 2016 Presidential Race?
Freedom Outpost ^ | November 29, 2012 | Kevin Fobbs

Posted on 11/29/2012 10:34:12 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

The presidential campaign of 2016 was launched as soon as the last light dimmed on the stage after Mitt Romney gave his concession speech, in losing his presidential bid to Barack Obama. With the new battle now warming up amongst the GOP hierarchy there are many Republican leaders who want to point the party leftward, away from Ronald Reagan and his heir apparent Sarah Palin.

That is correct. There is no stuttering here. Sarah Palin may appear to liberals and leftwing pundits, as well as, GOP Washington leaders as yesterday’s news. Yet Mitt Romney’s loss was not due to conservative steel in his campaign. What is clear is that nearly two million conservatives did not embrace Romney’s attempt to skedaddle to the middle road by running away from conservative positions and values. They simply stayed home.

Consider the results of Palin’s steadfast 2012 primary season effort as she crisscrossed the nation campaigning on behalf of conservative congressional, senatorial officials. The results of Palin’s efforts are notable, beginning with backing Texas U.S. Senator-elect Ted Cruz. Combine that with eight congressional candidates being elected to congress out of 14, due to Palin’s endorsement.

Now examine Romney’s results. In a general election where Republicans were expected to be more competitive in U.S. Senate races, Republicans actually lost two U.S. Senate seats. There are many who have engaged in a lot of finger pointing in order to place blame for the loss, but the buck does stop at the top with Mitt Romney...

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TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: 2016; chrismatthews; palin; romney; sarahpalin; teaparty; teapartyrebellion
Hear, hear!
1 posted on 11/29/2012 10:34:28 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If she has any intention whatsoever of running, I’d greatly prefer that she make that clear as soon as possible. Not really interested in getting strung along again . . .


2 posted on 11/29/2012 10:39:49 PM PST by Behind the Blue Wall
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The ducks are crossing the highway.

The ducks are crossing the highway.


3 posted on 11/29/2012 10:39:49 PM PST by Eye of Unk (A Civil Cold War in America is here, its already been declared.)
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To: Behind the Blue Wall

You poor dear. Bless your heart.


4 posted on 11/29/2012 10:43:28 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not if the RNC has anything to do with it. I believe she’s been told and the reason is she’ll call out the corruption on both sides of the aisle - in fact already has and this has earned her the animosity of the ruling class.

We The People could elect her except that the media did too good a job trashing her already.

This has become a corrupt country full of stupid people.


5 posted on 11/29/2012 10:45:44 PM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - both were a coup d'etat.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes unless she was born in Asia or Kenya.


6 posted on 11/29/2012 10:46:25 PM PST by fish hawk (no tyrant can remain in power without the consent and cooperation of his victims.)
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To: Aria

See my tagline.


7 posted on 11/29/2012 10:50:55 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

But why would she want to? Even here i=on FR there are those still afflicted by PDS.....


8 posted on 11/29/2012 10:56:56 PM PST by Nifster
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A true southern gentleman........


9 posted on 11/29/2012 10:57:39 PM PST by Nifster
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The only way she has a chance, assuming there is an election in ‘16, is to abandon the GOP and go third party.

The GOPe doesn’t want her, the ‘conservative’ talking heads won’t stand up for her, and the Republican Party won’t find a way to combat voter fraud from what I understand. Therefore SP has no chance at all as a GOP candidate.

However, if/when she did make that decisive move to stake her claim in another party, I guarantee millions would follow and support her. Many more millions would soon follow. And so would the money.


10 posted on 11/29/2012 11:01:41 PM PST by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

One thing she has going for her, is a slew of conservative office holders and Governors who owe her.


11 posted on 11/29/2012 11:13:27 PM PST by ansel12 (The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb Fischer's successful run in Nebraska)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It's Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton, Bush

Jenna 2024!

12 posted on 11/29/2012 11:35:52 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (By doubting we come to inquiry, and through inquiry we perceive truth. -; Peter Abelard)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

See mine....


13 posted on 11/29/2012 11:59:16 PM PST by Crim (Palin / West '12)
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To: Behind the Blue Wall
If she has any intention whatsoever of running, I’d greatly prefer that she make that clear as soon as possible. Not really interested in getting strung along again . . .

In all seriousness, whoever plans on running in 2016 had ought to start getting their campaign machinations in place now. One lesson learned from 2012 was that Romney was able to finally secure the nomination in big part to the fact that he had more or less been running for the past 6 years with a well-oiled (and financed) machine behind him.

14 posted on 11/30/2012 12:21:13 AM PST by Drew68
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m betting an 0bamatollah E.O. says there won’t be a 2016 presidential election.


15 posted on 11/30/2012 1:14:54 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: MichaelCorleone

I don’t think you’ll see any real return of a constitutional republic short of revolution/overthrow/CW.

The imam and his fatso wife are already gearing up to the turd world strongman lifestyle. Or old Romania’s.


16 posted on 11/30/2012 2:40:20 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah was a big disappointment. She was AWOL when we needed her. She was AWOL completing her governor’s term. She put her stupid family on reality TV. Having said that she has the right big ideas. Shed needed to step up to the plate and be our leader like Margaret Thatcher. Now we have lost the country and have to fend for ourselves as conservatives!


17 posted on 11/30/2012 3:48:48 AM PST by 2nd Amendment (Who is John Gruden?)
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To: Drew68

I agree. I also note that through the fall Palin noted several times in the course of her Fox News appearances that Romney had been running for so very long.

I think in 2008, when the Party bought all those clothes for her family, then the MSM made a stink about it, when she in contrast glanced over to the McCain family she noted that it’s a lot easier to run at the national level if your family has adequate personal resources.

She took to fixing that fairly deliberately, and my guess is that this time around, one way or another, she’ll take to getting a prospective campaign in order early.


18 posted on 11/30/2012 4:26:40 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I left the Democrat party when it moved too far to the left. It seems the Republican have also been moving to the left and so it is time I leave the Republican party.

For years I was against the idea of a third party because it would only weaken the Republicans, split the vote and result in a loss. Not anymore. The elite leadership has made it clear it no longer shares the values of their more conservative members. They want our money, our support and our vote, but not our values.

I am not going to say there is no difference between the Democrats and the Republicans. The Democrats want to change our nation into a socialist utopia quickly, while the Republican elites want to change our nation into a socialist utopia slowly. So there is a difference.

I live in California, I am a conservative and I doubt if my one vote changed anything in the 45 years I have been voting.

So going third party is not going to matter in the short term. In the long term perhaps it will. I just no longer know.

I will be changing my party affiliation soon.

On to the question, is a third party viable? Yes. Political parties have gone out of style and have died off only to be replaced by something else.

I think one of the primary purpose of a political party is to allow like minded people to band together and use their combined influence to provide opposition to those with different views and to their agenda passed.

Currently the Democrat and the Republican party only seem to differ in the speed of our destruction.

The Republican party is no longer and obstruction to the Democrats. For all practical purposes they no longer exist anyway.

A conservative third party would at least give us a voice that we do not have now. I still believe we are the majority in this nation, we just do not have a focal point to make that truth clear. A conservative third party may just do that. Besides, what do we have to lose that we are not losing anyway?


19 posted on 11/30/2012 4:27:50 AM PST by CIB-173RDABN (California does not have a money problem, it has a spending problem.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We simply CANNOT nominate a CONSERVATIVE.
Period.
It is ordained in the stars that the GOP must ForEVER nominate milquetoast “centrists” who gracefully but firmly throw each and every election.
Nicely, of course.
Bush I, Ford, Dole, RINORomney,...............etc.


20 posted on 11/30/2012 4:38:47 AM PST by Flintlock (PARANOIA--means having all the facts.)
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To: All

well, it would be nice if she would get more experience...in another 4 years, that will be nearly 7-1/2
years since she quit being Governor of Alaksa. Does she really have enough qualifications?


21 posted on 11/30/2012 4:49:54 AM PST by CharlotteVRWC
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To: Aria
Not if the RNC has anything to do with it. I believe she’s been told and the reason is she’ll call out the corruption on both sides of the aisle - in fact already has and this has earned her the animosity of the ruling class.

Spot on analysis. Obama is part of the toxic admix of big government and big business. It's 21st century fascism. Think how with the economic meltdown, Obama and the Fed threw money to the banks; not the defaulted mortgage holders. Now, with Obamacare, he's throwing billions at big insurance companies by forcing everyone to buy health insurance. It is all just too cozy an arrangement to have a real reformer like Palin come in and break up the insider game of the ruling elites.

22 posted on 11/30/2012 5:00:59 AM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If there is a 2016 Presidental election, it will surprise the hell out of me. Incase you missed it, the Democrat Party perfected the method to steal elections in 2012. From this point on, the only Republicans elected will be the ones approved by the Democrat Party.


23 posted on 11/30/2012 5:07:12 AM PST by sport
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To: CharlotteVRWC

While Governor Palin is a great conservative, and was more qualified than Zero at doing anything, the Republicans must put forward an experienced, serious candidate. Agree that a couple of years as Governor of Alaska doesn’t cut it. She’s made the money, time to do serious work again. Reagan was Governor of California for 8 years after his acting career. While Governor, he spoke at a YMCA youth model legislature I attended - urged us to get substantial real world experience before public service through elected offices. The presidency is the ultimate - and requires more than she currently has. Endorsing like minded candidates is no substitute for actual leadership in running a state or effectively legislating in Congress.


24 posted on 11/30/2012 5:14:10 AM PST by LibertyOh
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All
I say we piss off the E-GOP and start a ground swell movement to make her the Chair of the GOP...

Let the games begin...

25 posted on 11/30/2012 5:19:09 AM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: CIB-173RDABN

“I just no longer know.” - Applies to a lot of us is my guess. - My current conclusion, for what it’s worth, is that the governments of man are overall CORRUPT. . and, yes, I do believe the Almighty has a solution for that, one that is closer than we think. . at hand . . ‘til then we just have to trudge along as best we can.


26 posted on 11/30/2012 5:36:52 AM PST by Twinkie (ABORTION is GENOCIDE of Blacks & Hispanics!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Depends on whether family Palin can get more reality TV shows sold.

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27 posted on 11/30/2012 5:41:38 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Flintlock

A similar pattern to 2008 and 2012 is already developing.

Hinters on the conservative side: Santorum, DeMint, Paul, Rubio.

Hinters from the GOPe side: Jeb Bush

Some 15 others have indicated some interest.

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GOPe Goal: Keep at least 2-4 strong conservatives in to cancel each other out, thus giving Jeb the win!!!!!!

Jeb the winner — in the primaries; Jeb the loser in the general. The Bush name is TOXIC. Even in the 2016 exit polls, around 54% are still blaming the bad economy on Bush.


28 posted on 11/30/2012 5:56:46 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Behind the Blue Wall

Will there even be an election in 2016—or will it be a Democrat selection as it was this time? Lets see who the GOP can nominate that will ensure a Van Jones Victory? David Duke? Jeb Bush? How about Romney again? Sarah Palin has become such a joke to the Liberal/Democrats that her selection would mean another %5 Victory for the Progressives. They will put up a cool, black woman, who is good on TV—or run Obama for a 3rd Term after he “saves” the nation. He can —at will change the constitutional amendment—by decree and his supreame Court will rubber stamp it as it did Obama care. I have lost faith in the GOP—they exist as a Straw Man to lose to the Left.


29 posted on 11/30/2012 6:02:40 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Perhaps at the head of the Tea Party ticket if we finally get smart and kick the GOP to the curb.


30 posted on 11/30/2012 6:18:24 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: CIB-173RDABN

I agree with everything you wrote.

My opinion is, a campaign takes longer than one thinks. Palin should mention she’s thinking about it, which will allow her to start getting things together.

And that will likewise, get those of us on the sidelines, enthused.

How about it Sarah? You had four years now with your family. That is wonderful and (everyone) understands your reasons for standing down last time.

But seriously.

Now is the time.


31 posted on 11/30/2012 6:25:21 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
As much as I admire SP and would love to see her run, she needs to rehabilitate her image and overcome the 'quitter' label that came as a result of her being railroaded out of the AK gov's office by phony ethics complaints.

Sarah Palin for US Senate 2014! Take back the Ted Stevens seat!

32 posted on 11/30/2012 7:51:14 AM PST by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mrs. Palin COULD enter the 2016 race all day long, but she won’t win. It is time for new blood!


33 posted on 11/30/2012 7:57:05 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Coldwater Creek

Baloney.


34 posted on 11/30/2012 7:58:52 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: CharlotteVRWC
well, it would be nice if she would get more experience

I really wish Palin would have ran for the Senate. Perhaps it is not too late.

35 posted on 11/30/2012 8:14:22 AM PST by Leaning Right
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Palin knows if she were to run & lose, it would severely impact her reality TV shows, book sales, pundit/commentator money, speaking fees/requests, etc.

That is why she did not run in 2012 & that's why she won't run in 2016.

36 posted on 11/30/2012 9:01:27 AM PST by gdani
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To: CharlotteVRWC
Does she really have enough qualifications?

Palin is nearly over-qualified to be US president. Have a look:

Sarah Palin's Qualifications

37 posted on 11/30/2012 9:47:41 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: LibertyOh
The presidency is the ultimate - and requires more than she currently has.

Sarah Palin is as (or even more) qualified to be president than anyone we currently have on our bench:

Sarah Palin's Qualifications

38 posted on 11/30/2012 9:51:27 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Coldwater Creek
...she won’t win. It is time for new blood!

Reagan won't win. It's time for new blood!

39 posted on 11/30/2012 9:53:55 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Coldwater Creek
There it is ... passive aggressive behavior. Undermine her every chance they get.

Sarah Palin is brave, unafraid and proud of America. She is great, the medias and her own party undercut her regularly.

Republicans have this idea that it is more important to let the next man in line have his turn at running than it is to win. STUPID way to lose over and over. Bush W was not in the line up very long.

Sarah has been loyal to McCain when his team deliberately kept her under wraps, she was effective and they side tracked her.

My opinion is she was all set to run last year and she was steam rolled by the media and her own party!!! unbelievably so. Attacked at every turn. There is a level at which it is wise to realize the odds are against her from the start. My opinion they were scared of her ... BIG TIME!

She has my vote based on what I know about her. I have a cousin living in Anchorage, He consistently says she is the real deal, ... he was raised in Oklahoma and has been in Alaska for 30 years or more. He had an airport in Anchorage for a number of years. and worked for FFA in Oklahoma city at Tinker Air force base and was a flight inspector (sorry I forgot his title). He appraised the performance on various flights, as to the keeping necessary procedures, etc.. Retired now.

God help us to be a nation that loves Thee and worships Thee and serves Thee, in Jesus name. Let not evil prevail in Americas government which is acting against the peoples. Remove them or change their minds. We must be free to be Christian and speak freely about Thee. Help us LORD we pray. We thank Thee for Thy forgiveness, grace and mercy and loving kindness. Amen.

Yeah Sarah Palin!

40 posted on 11/30/2012 10:54:19 AM PST by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Won’t make a lick of difference without first conquering vote fraud.


41 posted on 11/30/2012 11:08:38 AM PST by b9 (No Open Primaries!)
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To: geologist
Sarah Palin is very good at what she does, and that is king making.

There are a number of reasons that I do not believe that she would win, or that she shouldn't even run. I am a woman, I don't want a woman to run this country. She has said that she doesn’t want the job. She has a family, one of which is a special needs child to raise. And, again Conservatives need need new blood.

BTW, my husband is from Oklahoma. His mother and a number of other relatives worked at Tinker for years. He agrees with me.

42 posted on 11/30/2012 11:41:49 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She will not only enter it but win it too. Sarah Palin will be the next president of the USA.


43 posted on 12/01/2012 4:02:42 AM PST by SarahPalinForPresident2012 (Time to Reload)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She will not only enter it but win it too. Sarah Palin will be the next president of the USA.


44 posted on 12/01/2012 4:11:04 AM PST by SarahPalinForPresident2012 (Time to Reload)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We need to understand what changed between Indianola and October 3, 2011. Only about 30 days.


45 posted on 12/01/2012 4:11:33 AM PST by Jim Noble (Diseases desperate grown are by desperate appliance relieved or not at all.)
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To: SarahPalinForPresident2012

She will be installed in the White House when Marine expeditionary forces retake the capital.


46 posted on 12/01/2012 4:21:04 AM PST by Jim Noble (Diseases desperate grown are by desperate appliance relieved or not at all.)
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To: Crim
My first choice remains PALIN/BOLTON.
47 posted on 12/01/2012 5:06:07 AM PST by leprechaun9
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To: Jim Noble
Some people say it was her internal polling. I don't believe that.

Anyhow, it's good she didn't run, seeing as the Communists had the vote rigging down to a science. That mixed with our 50% degenerate electorate can not be overcome in conventional ways.

Our future remains murky.

48 posted on 12/01/2012 7:49:28 AM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: SarahPalinForPresident2012
Sarah Palin will be the next president of the USA.

Heard that before.

What seems to have been the problem?

49 posted on 12/01/2012 8:41:10 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It doesn’t matter who we run. It doesn’t matter who they run. The maninsream media has proved to be the real opponent we ran against, once again. Until low information voters get the truth, we can’t win. Ever.


50 posted on 12/03/2012 11:24:03 AM PST by adc
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