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Where do all the Fred-heads go? [Free Republic poll cited]
Wash Times ^ | January 23, 2008 | Stephen Dinan

Posted on 01/23/2008 7:49:01 AM PST by rface

So far, Mitt Romney is winning overwhelming support, according to a poll at FreeRepublic.com, which had been a place where Fred Thompson's supporters congregated.

(Excerpt) Read more at video1.washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Free Republic; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; fred; fredthompson; giuliani; huckabee; mccain; romney
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SO- If Fred one day endorses McCain .... will that make Fred a RINO too???

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1 posted on 01/23/2008 7:49:02 AM PST by rface
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To: rface

Yes


2 posted on 01/23/2008 7:50:29 AM PST by Samba
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3 posted on 01/23/2008 7:50:52 AM PST by rface (Kucinich / Duncan Hunter 2008)
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To: rface

He hasn’t. He will endorse the party’s eventual nominee. That’s the professional thing to do. He’ll also be invited to give a speech at the convention. The Romney people will even pay his hotel bill.


4 posted on 01/23/2008 7:51:36 AM PST by Owen
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To: rface

John Obamary or Rooty McRombee. Enjoy your "choice."

5 posted on 01/23/2008 7:51:56 AM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: rface

Well, I haven’t made a choiuce yet, now that he’s out. Read Carl Cameron’s column here, and it says his whole candidacy was to position himself for VEEP after all. that irritates


6 posted on 01/23/2008 7:52:19 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: rface

Ah, right. Here is your Mitt...





Good luck!


7 posted on 01/23/2008 7:52:42 AM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: rface

How many of these thread will be posted? Do a search.


8 posted on 01/23/2008 7:53:08 AM PST by devane617 (I WILL NOT HOLD MY NOSE AND VOTE !!!!)
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To: TLI
Mitt is our guy now.
9 posted on 01/23/2008 7:53:42 AM PST by factmart
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To: rface
Several weeks ago comparable polls had Freepers supporting Ron Paul OVERWHELMINGLY.

One thing we all do well is Freep Polls.

I simply don't believe internet polls.

There's actually a secret groundswell of support for John Kasich here, but he's not running, so no one mentions it.

10 posted on 01/23/2008 7:53:53 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: factmart

Good luck.


11 posted on 01/23/2008 7:54:36 AM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: rface
Enough with the willard spamming. Not going to vote for a northern liberal.
12 posted on 01/23/2008 7:54:57 AM PST by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: rface

I was for Fred.

I’m now for Mitt.


13 posted on 01/23/2008 7:55:00 AM PST by samtheman
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To: factmart
Mitt is our guy now.

Doesn't matter to those suffering from RDS (Romney Derangement Syndrome). They'll continue to litter Romney threads with this stuff...

14 posted on 01/23/2008 7:55:19 AM PST by COBOL2Java (May the Lord bless and keep Hillary Clinton - far away from the White House!)
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To: TLI
Reagan was pro-choice too... if that's your litmus test.

I say Romney is a Reagan pro-choicer

15 posted on 01/23/2008 7:55:34 AM PST by rface (Kucinich / Duncan Hunter 2008)
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To: rface
SO- If Fred one day endorses McCain .... will that make Fred a RINO too???

If he doesn't, which he won't, does that make you an A-hole?

16 posted on 01/23/2008 7:56:15 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: devane617
How many of these thread will be posted? Do a search.

Do a search on the title....and YOU tell me how many you see......

17 posted on 01/23/2008 7:56:48 AM PST by rface (Kucinich / Duncan Hunter 2008)
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To: muawiyah
Several weeks ago comparable polls had Freepers supporting Ron Paul OVERWHELMINGLY.

I have no idea what poll you are talking about.

The poll quoted in this story is our own poll.

http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/poll?poll=214;results=1

18 posted on 01/23/2008 7:57:22 AM PST by McGruff (Fred Thompson. The last hope for conservatism.)
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To: TLI
Like it or not, in one year, someone is going to be inaugurated as Commander in Chief or our young men and women being shot at. Who would you suggest?
19 posted on 01/23/2008 7:57:48 AM PST by mnehring
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To: rface
“Overwhelming support” is a bit much.

Try "No where else to go".

I feel like one of those refugees at a camp, I mean they have food and shelter, but it ain’t rib eyes and air conditioning...

20 posted on 01/23/2008 7:57:50 AM PST by ejonesie22 (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery.)
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To: rface

The Poll doesn’t list Ron Paul.

With all the talk about the mainstream media’s blackout of Duncan Hunter, seems Free Republic would do everything they could to at least MENTION all the Republican Candidates.


21 posted on 01/23/2008 7:58:03 AM PST by Portnoy (Fahrenheit 451...Today's Temperature is hotter than you think...)
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To: rface

No matter what happens, I am not getting into bed with McCain. He has already screwed me and too many other Conservatives.

I am actually starting to like Mitt Romney. I hope he will be gentle.

22 posted on 01/23/2008 7:58:11 AM PST by TSchmereL ("Rust but terrify.")
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
If he doesn't, which he won't, does that make you an A-hole?

what I am doesn't depend on Fred's endorsement of McCain

23 posted on 01/23/2008 7:58:18 AM PST by rface (Kucinich / Duncan Hunter 2008)
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To: theDentist
I think you need to go back and read it again. It was a trial balloon for possible VP consideration, until he saw the overwhelmingly positive response he was getting.

He was running an ad hoc campaign he had never planned for against people who had been preparing to run for years. He did it because he had pretty good reason to believe that the demand for him was out there.

You might argue that he wasn't prepared, that he didn't campaign vigorously enough, or that he should never have run at all considering the odds. You may even be right on some or all of those points. You have no basis, however, to allege duplicity on Fred Thompson's part.

Just because his campaign didn't work out the way he or we hoped it would doesn't mean it was part of some grand scheme on his part.
24 posted on 01/23/2008 7:58:24 AM PST by The Pack Knight (Duty, Honor, Country.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Already done.


25 posted on 01/23/2008 7:58:53 AM PST by ejonesie22 (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery.)
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To: factmart

He ain’t my guy, ever.


26 posted on 01/23/2008 7:59:14 AM PST by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (And close the damned borders!)
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To: samtheman
I was for Fred.

I’m now for Mitt.

That works for me too (see the tagline).

27 posted on 01/23/2008 7:59:28 AM PST by Niteranger68 (Either order from the menu or go open your own restaurant.)
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To: mnehrling

Dick Cheney.


28 posted on 01/23/2008 7:59:42 AM PST by ejonesie22 (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery.)
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To: rface

They go where they wish.


29 posted on 01/23/2008 7:59:46 AM PST by cripplecreek (Duncan Hunter, Conservative excellence in action.)
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To: rface

The failure of the GOP at the national level and its massive failure in the state of California has given us few good choices within the GOP. Simply look at Arnold and McCain as state elected leaders and their future political office runs.


30 posted on 01/23/2008 7:59:48 AM PST by edcoil
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To: TLI

Back to the kiddie table.

The adults are talking.


31 posted on 01/23/2008 8:00:11 AM PST by Scarchin (Romney/Thompson 2008)
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To: theDentist

...but doesn’t surprise.


32 posted on 01/23/2008 8:01:03 AM PST by Scarchin (Romney/Thompson 2008)
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To: muawiyah
Right now I'm listening to NJ 101.5 and the majority of NJ callers are going to vote for Ron Paul. Another reason the this state is 38 Billion in the whole.

NJ voters are just plain stupid (on both sides of the isle)!

33 posted on 01/23/2008 8:01:20 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (Ron Paul is nutcase, plain & simple.)
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To: COBOL2Java

I last voted democratic for Jimmy Carter, But if McCain becomes nominee of the party I will vote Democrat because McCain has hurt the conservative movement more than any other Republican. Can you image what liberals ideas would become law if he became president? At least Hillary would have the Republicans in congress fighting her and not making McCain legislation go though which could kill the conservative movement for decades.
I’m a radical conservative but if McCain wins say goodbye to the Conservative movement for decades. Plus the politicians who back that phony would increase.

Mitt, the mayor, My Last hopes or its hillary I’m voting for.


34 posted on 01/23/2008 8:01:58 AM PST by factmart
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To: muawiyah
Several weeks ago comparable polls had Freepers supporting Ron Paul OVERWHELMINGLY

You are kidding right? The only time I've ever seen a poll do halfway well was in non-member opinion and even then he never was on top and definitely not overwhelmingly. Usually he is last in member opinion.

Here is a history of FR polls:
http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/poll

35 posted on 01/23/2008 8:02:01 AM PST by mnehring
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Out of line post.


36 posted on 01/23/2008 8:02:05 AM PST by Scarchin (Romney/Thompson 2008)
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To: TLI

“John Obamary or Rooty McRombee. Enjoy your “choice.””

It’s worse than that - the next POTUS will be McClintobamney. It is a sad state of affairs that the nation that produced Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan cannot seem to break out of the Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton descent into the abyss. Nor can we choose form among leaders instead of followers.


37 posted on 01/23/2008 8:02:21 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1 - Take no prisoners))
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To: TLI

For some reason I followed the Kennedy-Romney race and, listening to the debates, I came away concluding that if I lived in Massachusetts, this would have been the one occasion in which I would have voted for Kennedy. I try to keep an open mind about Romney because, let’s face it, the pickings are getting pretty slim. But his past, and my past impressions of him, bother me.


38 posted on 01/23/2008 8:03:07 AM PST by Southside_Chicago_Republican (Mind your own business.)
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To: McGruff
http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/poll?poll=205

For a start.

Without Fred this poll becomes a Ron Paul victory.

It's our own poll.

I don't believe any of these polls ~ there's a way you can do it on the net, but this is not it.

Polls without a more sophisticated background stratification than "member/nonmember" are too week. We have to querry their age, race, height, weight, occupation, annual income, sex and religious affiliation as we do the polling so that we can relate it to aggregate factors for the entire body of Freeperdom and for the population at large.

It's possible to do that quickly and easily and this website is MADE FOR THE OPPORTUNITY.

We could easily move into being the premier polling place if anyone wanted to get into that ~ money can be made!

39 posted on 01/23/2008 8:03:11 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Portnoy; Extremely Extreme Extremist

Paul is doing well in the Louisiana Caucus.

http://arkansaswatch.blogspot.com/2008/01/louisiana-caucus-today.html

******UPDATE*****UPDATE*******UPDATE********

Because the corporate media has ignored this process we have had to rely on reports on the ground from various parishes around the state. These are unconfirmed and from various sources but all reports indicate that Ron Paul has scored at least 46 of 95 alternates selected and also will win more delegates than any other candidate. Romney and McCain were the only other candidates to have a serious presence in the state, with Romney supporters being the majority in one caucus. All other reports are that Ron Paul supporters were in the majority at all other caucus meetings.

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Don’t expect to hear much about it from the corporate media, but Louisiana today begins the process that will determine who 24, and likely 44, of it’s 47 Republican delegates will support for President. Unlike a media-driven primary process, in this setting what matters are “boots on the ground” and strength of commitment to one’s candidates. Though the final delegates will be picked later, if the ones picked today are for your guy in majority then odds are they will be for your guy when the picking is technically done. The delegates and alternates chosen today will pick who 24 of the National Convention delegates are and are slated to pick 20 more delegates later. The only way that can change is if some candidate gets a majority of the primary vote on Feb. 9th- an unlikely prospect at this point.

And guess who is expected to get more delegates than anyone else out of Louisiana today?.........

From “best of New Orleans”..

“The biggest surprise to come out of Louisiana’s GOP delegate process thus far involves Ron Paul, the Texas congressman mounting a quasi-libertarian campaign that has been defined by its grassroots organization. Dore says the Paul campaign dropped off a ‘whole slate” of delegates about two weeks ago “ a surprise showing that wasn’t expected. If any controversy arises from the delegate process, it will be from Paul’s camp. ‘We’re being watchful, though, because we want to make sure all of the delegates were registered Republicans before the Nov. 30 deadline,” Dore says, adding there was a great deal of interest expressed by nonparty voters about switching to the GOP in support of Paul. ‘We started contacting registrars of voters in 17 parishes yesterday about roughly 90 people, the vast majority of which were signed up for Ron Paul.””

The article did not mention it, but no other campaign had a full slate of delegates.


40 posted on 01/23/2008 8:03:29 AM PST by AuntB (" DON'T LET THE PRESS PICK YOUR CANDIDATE!" Mrs. Duncan Hunter 1/5/08)
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To: COBOL2Java

“Doesn’t matter to those suffering from RDS (Romney Derangement Syndrome). They’ll continue to litter Romney threads with this stuff...”

How dare us underlings question the Great and Mighty Willard about his conversion to conservatism just before he announced his candidacy.... and for some issues like immigration, after?

Past records are meaningless, right!

Just remember that when you want to talk about what Hillary did in the 90s.


41 posted on 01/23/2008 8:03:32 AM PST by GovernmentIsTheProblem (Ron Paul 2008 - for liberty! - http://www.ronpaul2008.com/issues/)
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To: factmart

“Mitt is our guy now.”

OUR guy? Please speak for yourself.


42 posted on 01/23/2008 8:04:02 AM PST by dmw (Aren't you glad you use common sense? Don't you wish everybody did?)
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To: Scarchin
Yeah, I agree. rface's post was out of line.

Fred already said he isn't endorsing anyone, but that won't keep the conspiracy theorists among the Romney camp from beating a dead horse.
43 posted on 01/23/2008 8:04:43 AM PST by The Pack Knight (Duty, Honor, Country.)
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To: Portnoy
The Poll doesn’t list Ron Paul. With all the talk about the mainstream media’s blackout of Duncan Hunter, seems Free Republic would do everything they could to at least MENTION all the Republican Candidates.

You answered your own comment.

44 posted on 01/23/2008 8:04:47 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Scarchin

Let me quote Jim

To: dmw
Yeah, we lost. Give it a rest

27 posted on 01/22/2008 8:00:30 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Our God-given unalienable rights are not open to debate, negotiation or compromise!)

Ditto. Being smug will not increase Mitt’s holdings.


45 posted on 01/23/2008 8:05:02 AM PST by ejonesie22 (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery.)
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To: Niteranger68

Well, people are still free to vote 3rd party, or write-in, or stay at home. I don’t agree with any of those choices but I recognize that some people are going to make them.

So I don’t think the menu analogy works.

An election is not a dinner party.


46 posted on 01/23/2008 8:05:50 AM PST by samtheman
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To: AuntB

Same districts that tried to give us David Duke.


47 posted on 01/23/2008 8:06:14 AM PST by mnehring
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To: GovernmentIsTheProblem

“How dare us underlings question the Great and Mighty Willard about his conversion to conservatism just before he announced his candidacy.... and for some issues like immigration, after?

Past records are meaningless, right!

Just remember that when you want to talk about what Hillary did in the 90s.”

Exactly. These fliparoos are going gaga over their pretty face RINO and no amount of facts are gonna change that. Remember, Flip is a “life long conservative” because he SAYS so. /S


48 posted on 01/23/2008 8:06:19 AM PST by dmw (Aren't you glad you use common sense? Don't you wish everybody did?)
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To: rface
Oops, forgot the rule.

Care to explain why you think Fred's going to endorse McCain if he hasn't already?
49 posted on 01/23/2008 8:06:24 AM PST by The Pack Knight (Duty, Honor, Country.)
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To: muawiyah

Not if you look at member opinion. He is below Hunter and Mitt for the member choice.


50 posted on 01/23/2008 8:07:35 AM PST by mnehring
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