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New York Times ^ | July 28, 2008 | Bill Kristol

Posted on 07/27/2008 10:28:31 PM PDT by FocusNexus

The (Spiegel) article ("No. 44 has spoken")'s premise was that an Obama victory is a foregone conclusion: "Anyone who saw Barack Obama at Berlin's Siegessaule on Thursday could recognize that this man will become the 44th president of the United States."

Later that day, I read a report of a fund-raising letter from Obama on behalf of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, arguing that "We must have a deadlock-proof Democratic majority."

Yikes.

But then it occurred to me that one man's "deadlock-proof" Democratic majority is another's unchecked Democratic majority.

And McCain will then assert that if you don't like the Congress in which Senator Obama serves in the majority right now, you really should be alarmed about a President Obama rubber-stamping the deeds of a Democratic Congress next year. A President McCain, on the other hand, could check Congressional appetites - as well as work across the aisle with a Democratic Congress in a bipartisan spirit where appropriate.

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1 posted on 07/27/2008 10:28:31 PM PDT by FocusNexus
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To: FocusNexus
CHOOSING THE NEXT PRESIDENT



NOBAMA MOVEMENT SPREADS ACROSS THE NATION

BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA - CHANGE YOU CAN COUNT ON, BUT DON'T WANT

THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH ABOUT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA

2 posted on 07/27/2008 10:30:15 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: FocusNexus

We’ll just have to push back.


3 posted on 07/27/2008 10:33:29 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ("It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: FocusNexus

Did anyone notice that both the San Fran Chronicle AND NYT’s issues are both saying “good things” about McCain today? Is today “let’s be nice to Republicans” day for the MSM?


4 posted on 07/27/2008 10:35:14 PM PDT by reaganixonbush
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To: FocusNexus

Very good article - and a balance in government is a good reason to vote for McCain.

Imagine ... BO as POTUS, House and Senate with a Dem majority. Unchecked. Unbalanced. Yikes!


5 posted on 07/27/2008 10:35:48 PM PDT by bethtopaz (Obama is for OBAMA. A selfless, civic minded thought would die of loneliness in his head.)
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To: FocusNexus

It’s important to remember that if Obama wins it’s almost assured that Democrats gain in both houses as well. There are conceivable situations in which McCain wins the election narrowly but Republicans lose seats, but if Obama wins it means Democratic wins across the board.


6 posted on 07/27/2008 10:42:16 PM PDT by Nova442 ("Cry Havoc and let slip the Dogs of War.")
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To: FocusNexus; Fred Nerks
The MSM Beleives that A$$ HAT Obama is unstoppable, or they want that projected.

Americans are not so easily fooled or fueled either these days.

Things are about to get very hot in this campaign, and Hillary [Arkanacide] Clinton is still in the mix.

"Don't Taze me bro.!" is about to become the cliche of the Dem convention.

Pelosi and Reid have made vile enemies of businessmen, industrialists, and workers across the nation on the energy policy debacle. They are ideologues in a time when hard practical decisions on oil exploration MUST be made. They need to be blamed for the hurting wallets of America.If that sticks, there will be no large majority of Dems in the house or in the Senate.That is gonna hurt them big.

The two items Americans want to hear about are Illegal Aliens and Energy Policy. So far, the Dems are completely backrupt.

McCain does NOT have the Latino vote and will not get it. Its time for him to do what Americans want: " Control the Borders." and " DRILL!!" If he does those two things, he will win the presidency.

Come on John, ANTE UP!

7 posted on 07/27/2008 11:13:50 PM PDT by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing, (Ridicule Obama))
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To: FocusNexus; All
Germans (Spiegel) are bright in Science and Mechanical Engineering but dreadfully stupid in just about anything having to due with politics, government, etc. Most Germans despite 50 years of tutoring from the U.S. still don't understand politics. Obama’s speech was a joke. He said nothing about nothing but this is probably enough to fool the types of fools in the audience in Berlin. “Citizen of the World” What tripe! Only a magazine like Spiegel could be so stupid as to be fooled by this type of nonsense. Maybe we should not have protected them from 1945 to 1989. They seem to have learned nothing.
8 posted on 07/27/2008 11:16:47 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: FocusNexus

My thoughts exactly.


9 posted on 07/27/2008 11:20:09 PM PDT by littlehouse36 (McCain -- because the media will not keep Obama in check.)
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To: FocusNexus

We must do more than just “be afraid”. We must be radically, aggressive.

We’ve got to stop B. Hussein from being elected. As a grassroots effort, we can all utilize the internet; e-mails, YouTube, blogs, websites, etc.

BE AFRAID ENOUGH TO BE BOLDLY ASSERTIVE.


10 posted on 07/27/2008 11:51:25 PM PDT by no dems (99% of the Politicians give all the others a bad name.)
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To: FocusNexus

bump for later


11 posted on 07/28/2008 12:14:20 AM PDT by goldfinch
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To: Hoosier-Daddy
We’ll just have to push back.

Spoken like a person who hasn't suffered under one party 'rat rule. In 2006 the GOP lost the Oregon House, giving the Dems control of the legislature and the Governorship. It hasn't been pretty since the Oregonian newspaper is just an extension of the Dem party here. It's turning into a socialist bastion with global warming hysteria and gay marriage and other stupidity running rampant here.

12 posted on 07/28/2008 12:32:06 AM PDT by MovementConservative (John Roberts and Sam Alito.... Thank you GWB)
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To: reaganixonbush
Is today “let’s be nice to Republicans” day for the MSM?

The article was written by Bill Kristol, the token ( well somewhat) conservative at the NYT. They hired him in order not to totally vanish from the market. Kristol is a McCain supporter since... uh... at least 2006.

13 posted on 07/28/2008 12:48:28 AM PDT by SolidWood (Obamarxislamism, the threat to our Republic!)
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To: MovementConservative
Here, Here!!!!. It is also legislation form the bench here. In ‘04 we voted against Gay marriage. Went to court. Was overturned. (Voters don't matter) Stayed tied up in court, and then (like you said) House/Senate went Dim in ‘06 and they passed and hoisted Gay marriage on a majority that voted against it.

Welcome the to the most beautiful BLUE state in the Union.
Gay marriage, legalized marijuana, euthanasia and no parental consent. If left unchecked and unbalanced, it gets REAL screwed up, REAL fast.

What sucks is, if we could drop Portland into the Pacific, we would be a RED state.

14 posted on 07/28/2008 1:37:32 AM PDT by Anti-Hillary (Yo Obama! IF FOR 20 YEARS YOU STAY IN THE PEW, IT'S BECAUSE YOU SHARE THE VIEW!!!!!)
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To: Candor7
Am I the only FReeper who thinks Obamas speech was really thin around the ends and especially in the middle.

Obama’s whole orchestrated talk seemed plasticized.

I no long have a Crissy Matthews trickle down the leg moment when Obama speaks...err reads off the teleprompter.

15 posted on 07/28/2008 1:48:26 AM PDT by OKIEDOC (OBAMA aka Post Turtle the Forest Gump of American Politics ABORTION -Liberal Child Abuse.)
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To: bethtopaz

[Imagine ... BO as POTUS, House and Senate with a Dem majority. Unchecked. Unbalanced. Yikes!]

Can you say “Military takeover” with armed revolution to tyranny.


16 posted on 07/28/2008 2:33:28 AM PDT by dbacks (Should we really elect a man that would not be allowed to be an airport baggage screener?)
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To: bethtopaz

You are so correct.


17 posted on 07/28/2008 2:54:26 AM PDT by OKIEDOC (OBAMA aka Post Turtle the Forest Gump of American Politics ABORTION -Liberal Child Abuse.)
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To: FocusNexus

Afraid is an understatement.


18 posted on 07/28/2008 4:16:52 AM PDT by Carley
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To: FocusNexus

“And McCain will then assert that if you don’t like the Congress in which Senator Obama serves in the majority right now, you really should be alarmed about a President Obama rubber-stamping the deeds of a Democratic Congress next year”

This is by far McCain’s best line of attack. The surge stuff is good but the McCain camp needs to get going on emphasizing the threat of Obama and a Democratic Congress working together.


19 posted on 07/28/2008 4:17:43 AM PDT by Catphish
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To: MovementConservative
In 2006 the GOP lost the Oregon House, giving the Dems control of the legislature and the Governorship. It hasn't been pretty since the Oregonian newspaper is just an extension of the Dem party here. It's turning into a socialist bastion with global warming hysteria and gay marriage and other stupidity running rampant here.

Sounds like Maine.

We'll see your 2 years and raise you 35.

One bit of good news...the papers here are starting to "fold"

20 posted on 07/28/2008 4:25:09 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (RATs...nothing more than Bald Haired Hippies!)
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To: syriacus
"No. 44 has spoken"

When I read the title, I couldn't help thinking of steam engines. I guess that comes from hearing them go past our house in the middle of the night and growing up with a father who was a rail fan.

ENGINE NUMBER 44 [A Ballad of Barack Obama]

Clickity-clack, clickity-clack,
Who's that s-l-o-w-i-n-g on the track?
Got a media team
But NO head of steam.
Disdain for carbon holds him back.


21 posted on 07/28/2008 4:52:09 AM PDT by syriacus (Democrats got THEIR "change" in Election 2006. Are WE better off now?)
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To: no dems

Well, the trouble is, that not many conservatives like McCain, and feel that it is better not to vote for him, and clean out the Republican party; than it is to vote in a RINO.

I am also of the belief, that we need to be more afraid of voting in Obama, than voting for a RINO. A vote for anyone else, or staying home, will be dangerous for our nation. I really believe.


22 posted on 07/28/2008 4:54:59 AM PDT by tuckrdout (~ 'Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who don't.' ~)
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To: Nova442
“but if Obama wins it means Democratic wins across the board.”
>>>>>>>>>...............................
Whats up with the GOP faithful?? and McCainiaks??
after 8 yrs of McCain's back stabbing, after 8 yrs of
Bush and Congress spending like a drunk Democrat, after 8 yrs of open borders so called free trade and loss of jobs and wealth , after 6 yrs of WOT where we have left
major centers of terror alone, SYRIA< IRAN< PACKISTAN and Saudi Arabia..with the dollar falling to historic lows
YOU EXPECT any voter to be excited by the GOP..
8 yrs of corruption is enough a pox on both parties.
23 posted on 07/28/2008 4:56:41 AM PDT by shadowgovernment (From the Ashes of a Republican rout will raise a Conservative Party)
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To: tuckrdout
“Well, the trouble is, that not many conservatives like McCain, and feel that it is better not to vote for him, and clean out the Republican party; than it is to vote in a RINO.”
>>>>>>.........................
to add one more stick to the eye: he did not cast a vote against the Mortgage bailout after hyperventilating about how bad a bill it was..HE folds to the LEFT every time...
24 posted on 07/28/2008 4:59:14 AM PDT by shadowgovernment (From the Ashes of a Republican rout will raise a Conservative Party)
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To: FocusNexus

A friend told me he heard there was an event prior to BHO’s Germany speech where free beer was offered. Anyone else heard this?


25 posted on 07/28/2008 4:59:26 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Black dogs and bacon bombs.)
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To: shadowgovernment

Yes he does.

But he is much more conservative than Obama. At least sometimes McCain will go our way. Obama won’t.


26 posted on 07/28/2008 5:04:02 AM PDT by tuckrdout (~ 'Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who don't.' ~)
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To: tuckrdout
“At least sometimes McCain will go our way. Obama won’t.”
>>>>>>>>>>>....................
kinda a sick endorsement.. On the major trends today of Increased Gov control and One world Gov ..he is as left as OBUMA..
Not this time GOP, the lesser of two evils gag is up.
27 posted on 07/28/2008 5:14:18 AM PDT by shadowgovernment (From the Ashes of a Republican rout will raise a Conservative Party)
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To: bethtopaz

...”Imagine ... BO as POTUS, House and Senate with a Dem majority. Unchecked. Unbalanced. Yikes!”...

The primary reason for all of us here, no matter our views of Mr. McCain, to get out to vote for him.


28 posted on 07/28/2008 5:57:50 AM PDT by astounded (The Democrat Party is a Clear and Present Danger to the USA)
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To: FocusNexus

McCain is proud of the work of the Senate.


29 posted on 07/28/2008 6:10:23 AM PDT by donna (Republicans wonÂ’t change their ways until conservatives draw the line.)
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To: FocusNexus

THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE. It is still a live issue and one about which a whole lot more noise needs to be made.

Three looks at the subject all come up with proof of fraud through DailyKOS and others.

Write your congressman, the president, department of justice...Obama has NOT proven that he is a U.S. citizen.

The items of evidence supporting a case of forgery and fraud are much more numerous than the points raised with Rather’s phony documents. Yet, where is the outcry? Come on, already!!!!


30 posted on 07/28/2008 6:35:40 AM PDT by bioqubit
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To: FocusNexus

“we must have a deadlock-proof democrat majority...”

totalitarian government almost at its worst. (the worst comes when they confiscate firearms.)


31 posted on 07/28/2008 6:45:39 AM PDT by ripley
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To: Rebelbase

I heard a rumor there was beer, possibly ‘brats, & two popular groups playing music prior to Oblahblah’s appearance.


32 posted on 07/28/2008 6:59:43 AM PDT by seabreezelover (Ich bin ein Beginner Obama does, says or becomes whatever he thinks will get him elected President.)
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To: tuckrdout; All

In 1992, I voted for Ross Perot, to punish and purge the Republican Party. In so doing, I helped give the world the Clintons for life.

One of the biggest mistakes I ever made.


33 posted on 07/28/2008 8:58:40 AM PDT by no dems (99% of the Politicians give all the others a bad name.)
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To: FocusNexus

People have no idea how afraid they should be. The country as we know it will cease to exist. The radical left will have complete, unchecked, absolute power.

History tells us how horrific this scenario will be. Which is why the radical left made damn sure we stopped teaching history years ago.


34 posted on 07/28/2008 9:00:50 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Best. Press Secretary. Ever. ~~ RIP, Tony)
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To: no dems

You didn’t give us the Clintons for life. They’re been relegated to history’s dustbin by something far, far worse.

Obama is the most sinister figure American politics has ever seen.


35 posted on 07/28/2008 9:03:16 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Best. Press Secretary. Ever. ~~ RIP, Tony)
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To: no dems

Hey, we all make mistakes when we’re young and stupid.
I voted for Carter.


36 posted on 07/28/2008 9:21:10 AM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: no dems

That’s hardly enough; what will work in the long run is to socially and economically isolate the people who support the Democrat party. You’re in a war for your economic survival. If you don’t start fighting back you and yours will lose it.


37 posted on 07/28/2008 9:44:26 AM PDT by glide625
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To: FocusNexus
We’ll soon start hearing more from McCain about the deficiencies of today’s surge-opposing, drilling-blocking, earmark-loving Congress.

Umm, no we won't Billy...McVain is intent on blaming all our woes on Wall Street and free enterprise. He's not going to pick on his allies in Congress. We call that deflection.
38 posted on 07/28/2008 9:52:42 AM PDT by bamahead (Avoid self-righteousness like the devil- nothing is so self-blinding. -- B.H. Liddell Hart)
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To: bethtopaz

“Imagine ... BO as POTUS, House and Senate with a Dem majority. Unchecked. Unbalanced. Yikes!”

And imagine the leftist activist judges, with whom they will pack the courts, including the SCOTUS.

The socialist, totalitarian takeover of the US will be complete.

Anyone who thinks that conservatives will have a chance to “rise again” is completely detached from reality.


39 posted on 07/28/2008 9:55:01 AM PDT by FocusNexus ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Candor7

Americans are not so easily fooled or fueled either these days.


Yes they are...If the people have not mde up their mind yet on who to vote for, than that is what will decide the outcome...The supposed middle grounders, or undecided are absolutely useless in my book...

Most are too distracted by nonsense in the media to go out and really fine the truth, much less look beyond the blither on the TV these days...Too much American Idol, and Survivor watchign mind-numbed robots who can’t think beyond their next happy meal from McDonalds...


“Don’t Taze me bro.!” is about to become the cliche of the Dem convention.


Exactly...


40 posted on 07/28/2008 10:09:43 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Houston Area Texans (I've always been hated))
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To: stevie_d_64

BUMP!


41 posted on 07/28/2008 10:47:00 AM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: FocusNexus

I say the MSM and the monied interested _want_ you and US to believe that Obama is unstoppable. Just sleep, just be calm, just surrender, it won’t hurt so much. If you think about it, the battle is already lost. The country is already crumbling. Just allow your ways, nation and livelyhood die peacefully...


42 posted on 07/28/2008 11:13:18 AM PDT by veracious
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To: reaganixonbush
Did anyone notice that both the San Fran Chronicle AND NYT’s issues are both saying “good things” about McCain today? Is today “let’s be nice to Republicans” day for the MSM?

LOL. Hardly. The "good things" are the result of selective excerpting. Read the full articles and you'll get the full picture.

43 posted on 07/28/2008 11:22:27 AM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: no dems

I like your tag line, but I’m not sure it’s high enough on the percentages. Wouldn’t it be closer to 99.99999%?


44 posted on 07/28/2008 12:15:53 PM PDT by spacewarp (Gun control is a tight cluster grouping in the chest and one in the forehead.)
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To: FocusNexus

Today Rush sounded worried.... that worries me.


45 posted on 07/28/2008 1:15:46 PM PDT by diamond6 (Everyone who is for abortion has been born. Ronald Reagan)
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To: reaganixonbush

I saw another one today in an Ohio paper regarding health care. If I can find it, I’ll post it.


46 posted on 07/28/2008 5:16:42 PM PDT by JavaJumpy (We should be embarrassed by a presidential candidate who's embarrassed by us - Mike Church)
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To: Rebelbase

“A friend told me he heard there was an event prior to BHO’s Germany speech where free beer was offered. Anyone else heard this?”

Yanno, the Hillary supporters have the best info!

http://donedems.com/2008/07/28/free-concert-lures-obamas-crowd-again-media-silent/


47 posted on 07/28/2008 5:58:27 PM PDT by JavaJumpy (We should be embarrassed by a presidential candidate who's embarrassed by us - Mike Church)
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To: diamond6

Actually today we should have more hope.

Gallup released a poll of likely voters where McCain is leading Obama by 4 point. This shows at the very least, that the polls showing Obama 9 points ahead aren’t necessarily accurate.

Dick Morris was on H&C and he said he looked at the internals of the FoxNews poll and Obama is not getting the votes of the “over forty women”, who usually vote for the Dem candidate overwhelmingly.

I think we should be afraid of what would happen, if Obama becomes president, but also hopeful, that maybe we will be able to stop him — if we get out and vote for McCain.

Morris said Obama is leading among younger voters, but the big question is who will turn out and vote.


48 posted on 07/28/2008 6:52:14 PM PDT by FocusNexus ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: no dems

You were not alone in that. Many of us did that.

But, now we know better and can share our wisdom with the kids of today!!

We will not be able to undo the damage a democratic majority in all branches of government will do.

No vote, or a vote for Bob Barr is a vote for Obama. And believe me, people, the guilt is hard to live with!


49 posted on 07/29/2008 10:23:41 PM PDT by tuckrdout (~ 'Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who don't.' ~)
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To: FocusNexus

Okay, so the over 40 women would love to see

HEATHER WILSON as vice President!!


50 posted on 07/29/2008 10:28:00 PM PDT by tuckrdout (~ 'Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who don't.' ~)
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