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Sen. Marco Rubio: Yes, Iím Ready to be President
ABC News ^ | May 11, 2014 | Benjamin Bell

Posted on 05/11/2014 6:24:48 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

He’s a 42-year-old freshman senator, but when asked by Jonathan Karl on “This Week” if he’s ready to be president, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida answered without hesitation.

“I do … but I think that’s true for multiple other people that would want to run … I mean, I’ll be 43 this month, but the other thing that perhaps people don’t realize, I’ve served now in public office for the better part of 14 years,” said Rubio. “Most importantly, I think a president has to have a clear vision of where the country needs to go and clear ideas about how to get it there and I think we’re very blessed in our party to have a number of people that fit that criteria.”

When asked if he was qualified to run, Rubio reiterated that the Republican Party has several qualified candidates.

“The question is what — who’s vision is the one that our party wants to follow?” he said.

Rubio – who spoke to Karl on Friday in New Hampshire — said that if he decides to seek the presidency, he would not simultaneously seek re-election as a senator for the Sunshine State.

“I believe that if you want to be president of the United States, you run for president,” he said. “You don’t run for president with some eject button in the cockpit that allows you to go on an exit ramp if it doesn’t work out.”(continued)

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TOPICS: Florida; Issues; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 113th; 2016; 2016gopprimary; amnesty; deport; deportmarcorubio; deportrubio; florida; marcorubio; massamnesty; mexico; rubio; rubio2016; rubio4mexico
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Cuba already has a president, I believe.
1 posted on 05/11/2014 6:24:48 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No thanks.


2 posted on 05/11/2014 6:29:00 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Uhhh, no. We don’t need the floodgates of illiterate anti-Christian illegal aliens flooding our shores.


3 posted on 05/11/2014 6:29:05 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You comment is far too harsh, but we don’t need a president who wants to be loved by the GOPe. I’ll take the other “Cuban”, Cruz or even Perry


4 posted on 05/11/2014 6:29:43 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey Marco, I’m sure Juan “Amnesty” MeCain will give you his full endorsement!


5 posted on 05/11/2014 6:29:51 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sorry Charlie.


6 posted on 05/11/2014 6:29:56 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nobody’s asking.


7 posted on 05/11/2014 6:31:41 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: hal ogen

Wow. Did he suddenly turn into Governor Walker? Sheesh I don’t think he should even mutter the words “President”.


8 posted on 05/11/2014 6:35:53 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

"President of what?"

9 posted on 05/11/2014 6:36:35 AM PDT by Flag_This (Liberalism: Kills countries dead.)
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To: achilles2000

Both Senator Rubio’s mother and father were Cuban citizens when he was born, they did not become naturalized American citizens until several years later. He was born in 1971, they became citizens in 1975.


10 posted on 05/11/2014 6:38:25 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Flag_This

Suck it Rubio!


11 posted on 05/11/2014 6:38:54 AM PDT by bigtoona
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I thought you were commenting on his fling with amnesty...


12 posted on 05/11/2014 6:39:28 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....


13 posted on 05/11/2014 6:41:38 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cruz!


14 posted on 05/11/2014 6:42:14 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“I believe that if you want to be president of the United States, you run for president,” he said. “You don’t run for president with some eject button in the cockpit that allows you to go on an exit ramp if it doesn’t work out.”

Rubio has got this part of the equation right at least, now lets see if he lives up to his own rhetoric.

15 posted on 05/11/2014 6:43:00 AM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think not, Rubio.


16 posted on 05/11/2014 6:45:16 AM PDT by Howie66 ("Tone down the tagline please." - Admin Moderator)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Zero chance and ... go away.


17 posted on 05/11/2014 6:45:25 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Rubio is almost a perfect candidate for us.

HOWEVER, there is one issue on which there can be NO compromise: Immigration. To allow any type of amnesty bill to become law would be the last nail in the coffin of the United States. We can recover from a lot of things, but not from that.
18 posted on 05/11/2014 6:46:04 AM PDT by wolfpat (Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. -- Cicero)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sorry, Marco. You still have the stench from the Gang of 8 crapola.

You may think you are ready, but as easily as McCain and Schumer manipulated you, you are far from ready.


19 posted on 05/11/2014 6:48:47 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

Maybe Marco can go courting for Charlie’s support after Charlie returns to Tallahassee in January 2015.


20 posted on 05/11/2014 6:50:23 AM PDT by Theodore R. (It was inevitable: Texans will always be for Cornball and George P.!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m not going to vote for anybody that even flirts with the idea of across-the-aisle bipartisan immigration reform in ANY fashion other than those actions that REQUIRE the federal government to obey and enforce current laws. Further, any candidate I vote for will have to be for constructing a real fence system that will keep the illegals out, period.


21 posted on 05/11/2014 6:50:39 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: hal ogen

In a choice between Rubio and Hildebeest, I’ll go with the Cuban.


22 posted on 05/11/2014 6:50:54 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Every single US Senator ever chosen or elected was "ready to be President" the day he was sworn in.

Only 3 sitting US Senators have ever been inaugurated, and it wasn't until 1921 that we had the first one. There's a good reason for that.

The most recent example should serve as a caution for all you Rubio, Cruz, Lee supporters.

The job is Chief Executive, not Chief BS Artist.

23 posted on 05/11/2014 6:51:42 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We aren’t ready for YOU to be President though. But the high fiving white guys that run the GOP will make you Jeb’s Veep candidate to win the Latino vote.


24 posted on 05/11/2014 6:53:58 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry
Jeb’s Veep candidate

Both are from FL, so they cannot be on the ticket together.
25 posted on 05/11/2014 6:58:50 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Jim Noble

“Not enough experience” he says?

Cruz attended high school at Faith West Academy in Katy, Texas,[30] and later graduated from Second Baptist High School in Houston as valedictorian in 1988.[16] During high school, Cruz participated in a Houston-based group called the Free Market Education Foundation where Cruz learned about free-market economic philosophers such as Milton Friedman, Friedrich Hayek, Frédéric Bastiat and Ludwig von Mises.[25] The program was run by Rolland Storey and Cruz entered the program at the age of 13.[23]

Cruz graduated cum laude from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 1992.[2][31] While at Princeton, he competed for the American Whig-Cliosophic Society’s Debate Panel and won the top speaker award at both the 1992 U.S. National Debating Championship and the 1992 North American Debating Championship.[32] In 1992, he was named U.S. National Speaker of the Year and Team of the Year (with his debate partner, David Panton).[32] Cruz was also a semi-finalist at the 1995 World Universities Debating Championship, making him Princeton’s highest-ranked debater at the championship.[33][34] Princeton’s debate team later named their annual novice championship after Cruz.[33]

Cruz’s senior thesis on the separation of powers, titled “Clipping the Wings of Angels,” draws its inspiration from a passage attributed to President James Madison: “If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.” Cruz argued that the drafters of the Constitution intended to protect the rights of their constituents, and the last two items in the Bill of Rights offered an explicit stop against an all-powerful state. Cruz wrote: “They simply do so from different directions. The Tenth stops new powers, and the Ninth fortifies all other rights, or non-powers.”[29][35]

After graduating from Princeton, Cruz attended Harvard Law School, graduating magna cum laude in 1995 with a Juris Doctor.[2][36] While at Harvard Law, Cruz was a primary editor of the Harvard Law Review, and executive editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, and a founding editor of the Harvard Latino Law Review.[31] Referring to Cruz’s time as a student at Harvard Law, Professor Alan Dershowitz said, “Cruz was off-the-charts brilliant.”[17][37][38][39][40][41] At Harvard Law, Cruz was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics.[42]

Cruz currently serves on the Board of Advisors of the Texas Review of Law and Politics.[42][43]

Clerkships

Cruz served as a law clerk to J. Michael Luttig of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in 1995[12][42] and William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States in 1996.[2] Cruz was the first Hispanic to clerk for a Chief Justice of the United States.[44]

Private practice

After Cruz finished his clerkships, he took a position with Cooper, Carvin & Rosenthal, which is now known as Cooper & Kirk, LLC, from 1997 to 1998.[45]

In 1998, Cruz served as private counsel for Congressman John Boehner during Boehner’s lawsuit against Congressman Jim McDermott for releasing a tape recording of a Boehner telephone conversation.

Bush Administration

Cruz joined the George W. Bush presidential campaign in 1999 as a domestic policy adviser, advising then-Governor George W. Bush on a wide range of policy and legal matters, including civil justice, criminal justice, constitutional law, immigration, and government reform.[45]

Cruz assisted in assembling the Bush legal team, devise strategy, and draft pleadings for filing with the Supreme Court of Florida and U.S. Supreme Court, the specific case being Bush v. Gore, during the 2000 Florida presidential recounts, leading to two successful decisions for the Bush team.[42][47]

After President Bush took office, Cruz served as an associate deputy attorney general in the U.S. Justice Department[2][47] and as the director of policy planning at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.[2][17][47]

Texas Solicitor General

Appointed to the office of Solicitor General of Texas by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott,[12][48] Cruz served in that position from 2003 to 2008.[25][42]

Cruz has authored 70 United States Supreme Court briefs and presented 43 oral arguments, including nine before the United States Supreme Court.[12][17][27] Cruz’s record of having argued before the Supreme Court nine times is more than any practicing lawyer in Texas or any current member of Congress.[49] Cruz has commented on his nine cases in front of the U.S. Supreme Court: “We ended up year after year arguing some of the biggest cases in the country. There was a degree of serendipity in that, but there was also a concerted effort to seek out and lead conservative fights.”[49]

In the landmark case of District of Columbia v. Heller, Cruz drafted the amicus brief signed by attorneys general of 31 states, which said that the D.C. handgun ban should be struck down as infringing upon the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.[27][50] Cruz also presented oral argument for the amici states in the companion case to Heller before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.[27][51]

In addition to his success in Heller, Cruz has successfully defended the constitutionality of Ten Commandments monument on the Texas State Capitol grounds before the Fifth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court, winning 5-4 in Van Orden v. Perry.[17][27][42]

In 2004, Cruz was involved in the high-profile case, Elk Grove Unified School District v. Newdow, [17][42] in which Cruz wrote a U.S. Supreme Court brief on behalf of all 50 states which argued that a non-custodial parent does not have standing in court to sue to stop a public school from requiring its students to recite of the Pledge of Allegiance.[17][42] The Supreme Court upheld the position of Cruz’s brief in a 9-0 decision.

Cruz served as lead counsel for the state and successfully defended the multiple litigation challenges to the 2003 Texas congressional redistricting plan in state and federal district courts and before the U.S. Supreme Court, which was decided 5-4 in his favor in League of United Latin American Citizens v. Perry.[42][52]

Private practice

After leaving the Solicitor General position in 2008, he worked in a private law firm in Houston, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, often representing corporate clients, until he was sworn in a U.S. Senator from Texas in 2013.[29][42][58] At Morgan, Lewis, he led the firm’s U.S. Supreme Court and national appellate litigation practice.[58]

Cruz also successfully defended, in Medellin v. Texas, the State of Texas against an attempt by the International Court of Justice to re-open the criminal convictions of 51 murderers on death row throughout the United States.[12][17][27][42]

Cruz has been named by American Lawyer magazine as one of the 50 Best Litigators under 45 in America,[48][53] by The National Law Journal as one of the 50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America,[54][55] and by Texas Lawyer as one of the 25 Greatest Texas Lawyers of the Past Quarter Century.[56][57]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Cruz

I dare anyone to find me another 43 year old, ANYWHERE, with that much experience!


26 posted on 05/11/2014 7:02:25 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Jim Noble

I thought 30 to be senator, 35 to be President?


27 posted on 05/11/2014 7:03:36 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Exactly. Aside from other matters I disagree with Rubio about, Rubio is not natural born...let’s demand an absolute ruling on the “natural born” issue and remove presidential contenders with that stigma...starting with Obummer.


28 posted on 05/11/2014 7:03:54 AM PDT by kiltie65
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hold your horses, Marco.

Get at least one term as Governor of Flordia under your belt first.

Let's see how and what you do.

29 posted on 05/11/2014 7:07:01 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Theodore R.
Maybe Marco can go courting for Charlie’s support after Charlie returns to Tallahassee in January 2015.

Rubio saved America from a 'Senator' Crist. Oppose him for other reasons but this post is idiotic. Rubio is Crist's worst nightmare.

“My prediction is by the end of this election, even Democrats will be embarrassed that Charlie Crist became a Democrat. But I would say if this was in fact how he felt at the time, why didn’t he say it?

30 posted on 05/11/2014 7:07:05 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Flag_This

I miss Snake Pliskin!!


31 posted on 05/11/2014 7:10:27 AM PDT by sheana
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To: TomGuy

Even though they are both “from” Florida, what is to stop Jeb from returning to Texas? It worked for Cheney when he suddenly returned to Wyoming just in time for 2000.


32 posted on 05/11/2014 7:14:27 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: sheana
"I miss Snake Pliskin!!"

America misses Snake Pliskin.

33 posted on 05/11/2014 7:16:19 AM PDT by Flag_This (Liberalism: Kills countries dead.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

maybe when you grow up...


34 posted on 05/11/2014 7:20:42 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve served now in public office for the better part of 14 years,” said Rubio.


That should be the limit.


35 posted on 05/11/2014 7:20:55 AM PDT by boycott
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Results of babel fish translation service, asking for English to Spanish word for `amnesty`.

UnSuccessful Translation


Please find your untranslated text below:
  • Amnesty (English)
  • Sorry we are unable to translate your request. (Spanish)

36 posted on 05/11/2014 7:30:09 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s a very stealthy “will GROW in office” type.

We all know what THAT means...


37 posted on 05/11/2014 7:32:39 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not gonna happen.


38 posted on 05/11/2014 7:33:38 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
In am getting sick and tired of this silly persiflage...Rubio has made one (big) mistake but he still is on our side. Even though I would largely prefer Cruz, if it boils down to Hillary/Rubio in 2016, I will vote Rubio.So will you.Period.
39 posted on 05/11/2014 7:34:03 AM PDT by cruzader (When you have Obama you don't need Osama...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It would take a long time for him to regain credibility, but I doubt he’ll even try.


40 posted on 05/11/2014 7:44:10 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: TomGuy

——You may think you are ready, but as easily as McCain and Schumer manipulated you, you are far from ready.——

That’s my biggest beef with Rubio....

Rubio is not stupid...he knows the sleazy history of both those sob’s....

I guess he was arrogant, thinking he could handle them....

They burned Rubio good...


41 posted on 05/11/2014 7:47:31 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rubio Schmubio.


42 posted on 05/11/2014 7:49:15 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Theodore R.

Maybe Chuckie Schummer (A$$hole-NY) can be his campaign manager. Karl Rove would be pissed.


43 posted on 05/11/2014 7:51:22 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Senator, no you are not! All countries need to enforce their borders or the country will not exist. The same can be said for a home, if you don't enforce it's boundaries (i.e. lock the doors at night) you will find it to be no longer yours in many ways.

Open borders didn't work out too well for the native Americans, nor for Mexico when they opened up immigration to any of us Gringos that wanted to move to TX.

Those who fail to learn the lessons of history....

44 posted on 05/11/2014 7:57:49 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Early on, I thought Rubio had so much promise.

Then it is almost like someone told him the train was leaving with or without him and he decided to get on the train.

45 posted on 05/11/2014 8:03:00 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lol, good fer you, Sparky.


46 posted on 05/11/2014 8:10:34 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL, you’ll take it if you can get it, Amnesty Boy. It won’t be with my help, though.


47 posted on 05/11/2014 8:13:48 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He has almost no executive experience.


48 posted on 05/11/2014 8:32:29 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No, Ice cream man, No.


49 posted on 05/11/2014 8:42:12 AM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Taking up where Mitt left off.
50 posted on 05/11/2014 8:46:01 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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