Skip to comments.[Mitt]Romney, [Fred]Thompson tie for straw poll victory
Posted on 08/19/2007 4:22:16 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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Both took 26.8 percent of the votes cast by about 180 local Republicans cast in the gymnasium of Wea Ridge Middle School.Wow. We're talking about some bigtime news here. 180 people. That's something.
There very well might be a Fred juggernaut, and if so, I'm part of it, since I plan to vote for him when the primary comes to my state and I plan to donate to him when he announces. But I'd hold off on using the word juggernaut at this juncture. It just makes us all look a little silly. Unless you're being sarcastic, of course, in which case I say: a long journey begins with the first step.
Well, the L. Ron Paul cheerleaders were out in force saying that Paul was the One Trve Frontrunner (TM) because he won a single poll of about 250 voters. And they were ganging up on anyone who dared to point out the flaws in their argument. Kind of like the tactics the Rudybots used to use here, before most of them were banned.
Kind of like the tactics the Rudybots used to use here, before most of them were banned.Rudybots were banned? I didn't know that. I have a problem with that. I am a supporter of Fred and yet I have a problem with banning people who happen to support one Republican over another. In fact, I am entirely sick of all the candidate bashing that goes on here, and I've stopped doing it myself. (I no longer bash Ron Paul.)
Why were they banned? Did they post pictures of themselves in drag?
Some of them formed their own little group where they ganged up on people who didn’t agree with them. They also tried smearing more conservative candidates to make theirs look better.
I agree that no one should be banned simply for supporting one Republican over another. Not all the Rudy supporters engaged in those tactics, and I do think the bannings went too far.
Well! I’m a Fredhead but we have our work cut out for us. When he announces the big guns are gonna come after him. I believe he can cope with them but up to now he hasn’t had to.
I’m glad I don’t know much about it. I’m afraid of quitting this place. I don’t want to quit this place. I like it here a lot. But if it gets to the point where only certain candidate preferences are permitted — even if that candidate is one I prefer myself — then I will quit.
Free Republic should mean Free Speech for all Republicans and conservatives.
Even those who support Ron Paul. Even those who support Giuliani.
Just you wait, you'll see then!
I hate to see anyone banned. Bashing other candidates is a futile effort it never accomplishes what one wants which is to garner support for ones own candidate. I hope they weren’t banned forever!
Were you gone for the month of April? That's when the purge mostly took place.
And if you really want to know why just go back in the archives for JimRob's posts and 'vanity' threads. He did most, or a good portion of the zotting himself.
Bottom line - FR is for conservatives and conservative causes. Not 'republicans' and/or 'pro abortion moderates' (rudy and his bots).
There’s one thread, in particular, that you’re looking for. Some of the Rudybots got into words with The Boss on the thread—and he took a lot of “trash”, I guess you’d say, before he pulled the switch. It’s almost as easy to go over to the WA site to see who said Rudybots were as many used their FR names to sign up there. There are some there who were not banned, too. There are also some who post at both site, I believe, although I think they use a user name different from their FR name.
Indeed. At FR, those numbers represent a JUGGERNAUT for the elderly and frail ex-lobbyist and amateur senator FRed Thompson.
But Romney got the same numbers, you say? "It's a meaningless poll of a couple-hundred rubes from Indiana."
That's the way FRedheads do math.
It's far more arbitrary than that. It's currently for ex-abortion lobbyist, first amendment choking, FRed Thompson. Why? Because he has a conservative sounding voice. (i.e., he speaks "southron," a kind of redneck ebonics).
I’m a member at both FR and WA under the same screenname, and I’m not a Rudy supporter at all (although I will hold my nose and vote for him if he manages to win the nomination). I just like to listen to all sides (and often chime in with my own opinion).
What I find sad is the bickering between essentially like-minded folks, who have in common a compelling desire to keep Hillary and her ilk out of the White House. If the stupid infighting and name calling doesn’t stop, those posters can bear the blame when she wins.
It’s particularly disheartening to listen to the one-issue folks who aren’t going to be happy with any candidate that doesn’t agree with them 100 percent. That’s unrealistic, but they are often the most arrogant and hateful posters. That’s true on both FR and WA.
Perhaps when the primary season is ended we’ll see common sense and unity prevail.
See post 18. It’s about you.
They did? Which group, Rooty or the Hunter camp? I have learned to stay away from the over zealous pro one candidate or another threads. I'll make up my mind on my own, when the times comes.
I can't imagine that a freeper would get banned for supporting one candidate over the other, kinda goes against the democratic process IMHO.
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