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Seven good reasons to support Mike Huckabee [be sure to read reason number seven]
The dark and jumbled recesses of my aging feeble brain | January 31, 2008 | Jim Robinson

Posted on 01/31/2008 2:09:25 PM PST by Jim Robinson

My friends, I have to admit that I've been in a bit of a quandary since the Real Conservatives ® Thompson and Hunter dropped out of the race leaving us to to place our bets on one the four headless horsemen. But after having a day or three to sort it all out, I'm beginning to see a ray of hope.

Number one, my worst fear that the pro-abortion, pro-gay, anti-gun social liberal Rudy Giuliani might be nominated, and thereby bring an abrupt and unholy end to the pro-life conservative movement within the GOP has been allayed. His evil culture of death platform has been soundly rejected by the Republican voters. Thank God! If nothing else is gained, that alone is a huge victory for us!

And that leaves us with the unwelcome slippery task of having to determine and select the least evil of the three remaining RINOs. But wait! When choosing between evils, why not choose the good?

McCain is insane and there are many good reasons not to choose him, but I'll list just five: McCain-Feingold, McCain-Kennedy, McCain-Lieberman, the Keating 5, and the Gang of 14. No thanks. McCain is out!

Romney ran on a pro-abortion platform, is pro gay rights, is prone to BIG government solutions, promises anything to anyone for a vote, and flip-flops on important issues. Can't trust him.

Now Governor Huckabee. Could this be the good vs evil? He's a Baptist minister. A genuine 100% pro-God, pro-life, pro-family, pro-gun, Southron Christian social conservative!

And that would be my reason no. 1 to support Huckabee. He has the trust and backing of the Christian evangelicals and the support of the Bible Belt. You cannot win the presidency without the South, and I believe the pro-God, pro-life, pro-family, pro-gun, pro-America Mike Huckabee is the most likely of the three GOP hopefuls to carry the South. And that's a pretty darn good reason!

My number two reason is that he is NOT McCain (and that's a pretty darn good reason too).

Number three (and this will be a tough one for a lot of my FReeper Friends) is that he is NOT Romney.

Numbers four and five are he's NOT Hillary and NOT Obama. Oohrah!

Number six, he plays a mean bass and he's a traditional favorite at Free Republic's infamous quadrennial Inaugural Balls in Washington, DC. Perhaps we could persuade President Huckabee to drop by our ball and perform his rocking rendition of "Sweet Home Alabama!" Now, wouldn't that be a hoot!

Number seven, if we can keep Huckabee in the race all the way through, thus preventing McCain or Romney from gaining enough delegates to win the nomination, then maybe, just maybe a deadlocked convention might seek out another candidate. One who can re-unite the Reagan Coalition, save the GOP, and put us back on the conservative track. Of course, my personal favorite to be that man would be FRed Thompson.

Woo hoo!!

Let it ring out through grassroots America and on to the convention! Support life! Support the GOP! Support Huckabee! And re-draft FRed Thompson!!

Never give in, never give up, and never lose hope.

Long live the Reagan Revolution!


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: 2008; elections; huckabee; mikehuckabee; redraftfred; supportlife; taxhikemike; woohoojimisright
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1 posted on 01/31/2008 2:09:26 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

The only reason needed not to support Huckabee, HE IS NOT CONSERVATIVE. Gee that applies as well to McCain and Romney.


2 posted on 01/31/2008 2:11:00 PM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Jim Robinson

bump


3 posted on 01/31/2008 2:12:14 PM PST by theophilusscribe
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To: Jim Robinson
Sorry. A vote for Huckabee is a vote for McCain. A vote for Romney is a vote against McCain.

Better Romney than McCain.

4 posted on 01/31/2008 2:12:23 PM PST by TexasNative2000 (Is this tagline governed by McCain-Feingold?)
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To: Jim Robinson

Thanks Jim.

I was not a Huckabee fan at first, but I think your thinking is sound.

There is NO reason for Huckabee to drop out.

P.S. I think the Southrons were characters in “The Lord of the Rings”.


5 posted on 01/31/2008 2:12:45 PM PST by fishtank (Fenced BORDERS, English LANGUAGE, Patriotic CULTURE: A good plan.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I think this is the first time I disagree with you Jim.


6 posted on 01/31/2008 2:12:51 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired of all the politics in politics.)
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To: Jim Robinson

He does play a mean bass ... He is also the only guy left that has a real shot of beating the dems. McCain will fold in a general election when his media buddies turn on him and Romney is a rich business owner who is also a Mormon. The media will have a field day with him.


7 posted on 01/31/2008 2:13:02 PM PST by wastedpotential (A Reagan Bush conservative from OH and ..... an unashamed Huckabee supporter (as is Duncan Hunter))
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To: Jim Robinson
"Number seven, if we can keep Huckabee in the race all the way through, thus preventing McCain or Romney from gaining enough delegates to win the nomination, then maybe, just maybe a deadlocked convention might seek out another candidate. One who can re-unite the Reagan Coalition, save the GOP, and put us back on the conservative track. Of course, my personal favorite to be that man would be FRed Thompson. "

Interesting hypothesis - I must think on that. Is it precedented?

8 posted on 01/31/2008 2:13:07 PM PST by RabidBartender
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To: Jim Robinson
With my first picks out of the race (Hunter & Thompson) the remaining choices are disheartening. I don't trust Huckabee any more than I do Romney, but at least Romney has a fighting chance at winning the nomination - Huck doesn't.

We have to be realistic here.
9 posted on 01/31/2008 2:14:12 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (If McCain wins, we lose)
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To: Jim Robinson

Jim, did you hit your head this morning?

Mike Huckabee is everything you said Romney was. Romney isn’t perfect, but he understands the free market and our terrorist threats better than Huckabee could ever dream of.


10 posted on 01/31/2008 2:14:22 PM PST by RockinRight ("Mike Huckabee appeals to the type of person who thinks pro-wrestling is real." - TQC)
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To: Jim Robinson

Too bad Huckabee is going to sell out and throw his lot with McCain.


11 posted on 01/31/2008 2:14:28 PM PST by Shadow44
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To: Jim Robinson

Start drinking early today or something?

Sorry but I think Huck is as unqualified as anyone left in this race. Romney was my 3rd choice at best due to things that I support him on. If he’s out then I’m done.


12 posted on 01/31/2008 2:15:06 PM PST by misterrob (Mitt Romney-My Favorite 3rd Choice!!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Jim I respect you and we all owe you a debt of gratitude for FR. That said, Romney has enough money to beat Clinton, and Huckabee does not. I’m not happy about our choices this year either...


13 posted on 01/31/2008 2:15:08 PM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1961451/posts - stop by and tell us about your screen name!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Huckabee will not win; the result of this will be that McCain will be the nominee.


14 posted on 01/31/2008 2:15:14 PM PST by B Knotts (If McCain wins, we lose.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Yep, I’m with you, Jim.


15 posted on 01/31/2008 2:15:20 PM PST by andyk
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To: Resolute Conservative

I’m with Jim Robinson. What about a Republican General Convention in the summer and no clear winner! What if after the 3rd vote, all of the delegates were free and could vote for someone who has not been sullied, with millions of sound bytes, video clips and things that so easily can be taken out of context. I think there are a lot of candidates that are GREAT, but who wants to rigors of the campaign trail, having to face off with vicious competition. Someone that could unite the party, that didn’t have baggage of comments like Voodo Economics.


16 posted on 01/31/2008 2:15:38 PM PST by rovenstinez
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To: TexasNative2000
Except that even if you get Romney, he won’t win in November. Florida proved that. He can’t win over the south and he can’t win core conservatives. if it is his name on the November ballot they will just sit at home.

Even if you take a minimum stance that is 5% of the normal “slam dunk” GOP vote, we lost 2000 and 2004 by less votes than that.if we can get someone else at convention we at least still have a chance, going into it with these three clowns is a sure fire loss, even if McCain wins.

17 posted on 01/31/2008 2:15:50 PM PST by ejonesie22 (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery.)
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To: Jim Robinson

“Number seven, if we can keep Huckabee in the race all the way through, thus preventing McCain or Romney from gaining enough delegates to win the nomination, then maybe, just maybe a deadlocked convention might seek out another candidate. One who can re-unite the Reagan Coalition, save the GOP, and put us back on the conservative track. Of course, my personal favorite to be that man would be FRed Thompson.”

Think “Brokered, brokered, brokered..” I’m with you on that point. Not so much with Huckabee though.


18 posted on 01/31/2008 2:15:56 PM PST by Squidpup ("Fight the Good Fight")
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To: Resolute Conservative

Well, at least Huckabee’s always been a consistent, pro-life social conservative. The others have just discovered it.

Aside from the fact that the idea of Elderly Rage Boy or Mr. Liberal Mormon Bishop as president of the US is too freaky for words, I want a pro-life person who is going to appoint pro-life justices. Huckabee is the only one I think I could trust. Plus, after the dismal performance of the others last night, he’s the only one who even looks sane.


19 posted on 01/31/2008 2:16:11 PM PST by livius
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To: Resolute Conservative
But unlike the others he is good on the 2nd Amendment so over the other two it would be Huck after Paul. Would be Fred but we all know how that turned out.
20 posted on 01/31/2008 2:16:20 PM PST by JDickeson75 (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants.)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion

Money is not enough, even his...


21 posted on 01/31/2008 2:17:00 PM PST by ejonesie22 (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Huckabee certainly comes off as sane and the only negatives I have on him is the "release everyone from Guantanamo" and the Dumond thing.

In this field that makes him the most palatable for sure.

Expect to see him in the VP slot at a minimum.

22 posted on 01/31/2008 2:17:25 PM PST by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: Jim Robinson

I obviously respect your opinion, but I just can’t get behind Huckabee -— he really is a Christian Socialist.

That said, I can’t get behind any of the existing candidates, so I “feel your pain.”


23 posted on 01/31/2008 2:17:58 PM PST by TheThirdRuffian (Don't blame me; I will write in Thompson.)
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To: Jim Robinson

:-) In before the ZOT!


24 posted on 01/31/2008 2:18:20 PM PST by stockpirate ("A nation that does not honor it's warriors will be defeated by one that does")
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To: Jim Robinson
Huck is a much better choice than The Liar and The Vet.

But man, not by much..

25 posted on 01/31/2008 2:18:23 PM PST by Afronaut (Press 2 for English - Thanks Mr. President !)
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To: Jim Robinson

Other than the remote possibility of a brokered convention bringing us a completely different candidate (Newt?), I see little upside to voting for Huckabee. Romney cannot carry the south by himself — but he can with a VP like Thompson.

Gonna have to respectfully disagree here, Jim. Neither Huckabee nor Romney is particularly conservative, both are better than McCain — but only one of the two has an actual shot at beating McCain.

Because I respect you — I will consider your position further ... but I’m leaning against you at this point.

Not that it matters much — I don’t get to vote until March (Texas).

H


26 posted on 01/31/2008 2:18:24 PM PST by SnakeDoctor
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To: rovenstinez

I am hoping for a brokered or “broke” convention as I call it.


27 posted on 01/31/2008 2:18:27 PM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Jim Robinson

Which is more likely?

a) Huckabee staying in causes McCain to get the nomination, or
b) Huckabee staying in causes a deadlock at the convention

The chances of this going to a deadlock are very very slim and will probably be resolved by the RNC prior to the convention.

If there IS a deadlock, how will it be resolved? by picking Thompson? No. It will be resolved by giving Romney something to appease him.


28 posted on 01/31/2008 2:19:05 PM PST by cowtowney
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To: Jim Robinson
Number seven, if we can keep Huckabee in the race all the way through, thus preventing McCain or Romney from gaining enough delegates to win the nomination, then maybe, just maybe a deadlocked convention might seek out another candidate.

If it worked, that'd be great. BUT, I don't foresee Huckabee getting enough delegates to stop McCain, not at this point. The only thing he'll do is get enough delegates to assure that McCain gets the nomination. And that would be the end of conservatism for the time being.
29 posted on 01/31/2008 2:19:09 PM PST by CottonBall (The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. (Henry David Thoreau, "Walden", 1854 ))
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To: Jim Robinson
Bump
Now if only he didn’t start pulling all that ‘treat our enemies by the golden rule’ tallk... I am bouncing between Huck and Romney, frankly, I don’t like any of them enough to be active in any campaign- the first time I haven’t taken an active role since I turned 18 many, many years ago.
30 posted on 01/31/2008 2:19:15 PM PST by mnehring (Glenfiddich/Macallan 08)
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To: Jim Robinson
Never give in, never give up, and never lose hope.

Long live the Reagan Revolution!

****************

Amen to this.

31 posted on 01/31/2008 2:19:30 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I am astonished. You’re joking, right?


32 posted on 01/31/2008 2:19:37 PM PST by rintense (You don't advance conservatism by becoming more liberal. Piss off McCain and Huck!)
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To: TexasNative2000
A vote for Huckabee is a vote for McCain.

Did you pay attention to the Florida exit polls at all?

>> When asked who they would have voted for if their candidate had not been on the Florida ballot, 35 percent of the Huckabee voters said McCain, compared to 26 percent who said Romney. << source
33 posted on 01/31/2008 2:20:00 PM PST by dan1123 (You are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. --Jesus)
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To: Jim Robinson

Are there any past instances in which a deadlocked convention ultimately selected a candidate who had run in the primaries but did poorly and dropped out early on?


34 posted on 01/31/2008 2:20:01 PM PST by ruination
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To: Rome2000

You forgot Huck’s: (1) Jesus-tells-me-to-let-in-illegal-aliens and (2) Casto’s-not-bad-guy.

I tried to like Huck, but I just can’t do it.

He’s Jimmy Carter, Part Deux.


35 posted on 01/31/2008 2:20:13 PM PST by TheThirdRuffian (Don't blame me; I will write in Thompson.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I don’t trust Huckabee. His record belies his “conservative” credentials and he is a sure loser in the general elections. We have no conservative in this race, but Romney is the lesser evil. A Romney/Thompson or other Romney/Conservative ticket would be the best thing now.

Hard times, but nothing would get me to vote for Huck.


36 posted on 01/31/2008 2:20:20 PM PST by SolidWood (Al Gore: "I have never heard of this, but I think it is a very good idea,")
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To: cowtowney

Which is more likely?

a) Huckabee staying in causes McCain to get the nomination

>> See post 33


37 posted on 01/31/2008 2:21:08 PM PST by dan1123 (You are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. --Jesus)
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To: Jim Robinson

One problem...none of the candidates left (except maybe RuPaul) want or will allow a brokered convention. Watch for more drop-outs starting next Wed.


38 posted on 01/31/2008 2:21:13 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: RabidBartender

In Louisiana, our brilliant politicians prefer to place Mardi Gras a priority over participating on Super Tuesday, so I won’t be voting until Feb. 9. If it’s close, I’ll vote for the Huckster, off of Congressman Hunter’s recomendation. If Huck drops out after Tuesday, or it’s a given that one candidate has the nomination wrapped up, then I’m casting my vote for Hunter as he’s still going to appear on the ballot.


39 posted on 01/31/2008 2:21:31 PM PST by conservativecajun (Hunter '08 - vote for the most qualified for the position)
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To: TexasNative2000
Better Romney than McCain.

ditto here.
40 posted on 01/31/2008 2:21:51 PM PST by CottonBall (The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. (Henry David Thoreau, "Walden", 1854 ))
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To: Jim Robinson

#8- Mike Huckabee is a Freeper.. your bass playing comment jolted my memory..


41 posted on 01/31/2008 2:22:13 PM PST by mnehring (Glenfiddich/Macallan 08)
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To: ruination

Abraham Lincoln, no?


42 posted on 01/31/2008 2:22:17 PM PST by TheThirdRuffian (Don't blame me; I will write in Thompson.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Dan, I’ve said I wouldn’t vote for Mike, and in the fall I would stand by that.

The reason is that by supporting in state tuition and a free Mexican embasssy in Arkansas, he telegraphed to me that he is a real threat when it comes to our southern border, and by extension border security in general. When it comes to taxes, I will never get that video out of my head where the begged for them. Then he cut short the sentences of far too many people. I can’t support that.

The people of Arkansas that I respect have been just about anything but pro Huckabee.

Now, that being said, there is actually something to be said for a brokered convention.

My choice right now rests with a write-in in November. That being the case, what do I have to lose by forcing a brokered convention where the rank and file might actually by some odd chance remember that conservatism is what used to drive our party under Ronald Reagan.

I think Jim provides an excellent alternative to not voting in the fall, if by supporting Huckabee we can force a brokered convention.

While I can’t support a Huckabee vote in the fall, I can certainly support a vote for Huckabee to force a brokered convention.

Count me in. I’ll try to help force a brokered convention. It’s better than what our prospects are now.


43 posted on 01/31/2008 2:22:36 PM PST by DoughtyOne (PARTY WANTED: Full Time, Cons exp a must. Refs 20 yrs. No Amnesty sptrs. 1 vote per 4 yrs negotiable)
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To: dan1123

Florida numbers may reflect “identity politics”, the blue-hair vote.


44 posted on 01/31/2008 2:22:47 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: Jim Robinson

A contested convention will allow the party elites to pick McCain anyway.

The only way to stop McCain is to give the nomination to Romney out.

Right now the choice is between McCain and Romney. One of these 2 will be the Republican nominee. To pretend otherwise is just wishful thinking.

I say this as a disappointed Thompson supporter.


45 posted on 01/31/2008 2:23:16 PM PST by Truthsearcher
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To: Jim Robinson

I have been debating in my heart since yesterday over something I was going to do thank you for helping me to come to my senses!


46 posted on 01/31/2008 2:23:20 PM PST by restornu (Press Forward Mitt!:))
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To: Jim Robinson
Voting for Huckabee is voting for McCain.

Your hopes and dreams notwithstanding, that's a fact.

47 posted on 01/31/2008 2:23:38 PM PST by TChris ("if somebody agrees with me 70% of the time, rather than 100%, that doesn’t make him my enemy." -RR)
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To: Jim Robinson

Hey Jim...you didn’t jump over to the dark side? did ya:)..Huckabee loves McCain..he would give his delegates up in a second not giving to bits about us or Reagan Revelution..Huckabee thinks McCain is part of it..


48 posted on 01/31/2008 2:24:05 PM PST by GoMonster (GO)
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To: livius

Yeah we are pro-life while we all go broke with government entitled program raising our taxes to the 40% mark and bilking us for billions supporting illegal immigrants all the while we are getting our butts handed to us overseas both trade wise and policy wise.

Like I told my wife if we are broke as a country due to spending and taxing; speaking Spanish, Chinese, or Arabic; or having our malls and school blown up by ragheads all your social programs and pro-life mantra mean bupkus. Get it.


49 posted on 01/31/2008 2:24:22 PM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Jim Robinson

Huckabee’s continued presence in the race will ensure that McCain is the nominee.


50 posted on 01/31/2008 2:24:28 PM PST by kabar
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