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Romney Supporters Trashing Palin
Townhall ^ | 10/28/2008 | Amanda Carpenter

Posted on 10/29/2008 10:27:52 AM PDT by Ol' Sparky

It looks like there might be some truth to those rumors former Mitt Romney supporters are already trying to clear Sarah Palin from the GOP presidential deck to make room for their man Mitt in 2012.

Former Romney Spokesman Kevin Madden was particularly harsh on Palin in an interview on CNN. His criticism of Palin is especially noteworthy because we're only days from the election.

In a spot with Campbell Brown Madden said Palin's wardrobe flap showed how "unseasoned" Palin is.

BROWN: And, Kevin, even defending this whole controversy over the clothes, the RNC buying all the clothing, it keeps the story going, and, as Dana pointed out, one more day where it's dominating the coverage.

KEVIN MADDEN, FORMER ROMNEY CAMPAIGN NATIONAL PRESS SECRETARY: Yes. And that's an indication just how unseasoned Sarah Palin is as a national candidate.

Ordinarily, somebody who knows that this is something that you're trying to get to a subterranean level, that you don't want to dominate the narrative for yet another news cycle, would make sure that they don't mention that, and, instead, they focus with a certain rigidity on the message of the day, because that's exactly what a V.P. is supposed to do.

Madden went on to say this is why McCain should have picked someone to be VP who has been a governor "for a long time." (Um, who would that be...?)

MADDEN: Look, that is why people who have done this before, people who have run national campaigns, always tend to look at prospective V.P. candidates, and they're the ones that are nationally vetted, the ones that have been governors on the scene for a long time, the ones that have been -- gone through the scrutiny of the national press corps in Washington. And that's exactly what has happened here, is that, when you put out an unknown and you give them 70 days with which to go through a vetting process, both by voters and the national press corps, ugly things can tend to happen.


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Romney is a scum bag that needs to be driven from the GOP.
1 posted on 10/29/2008 10:27:56 AM PDT by Ol' Sparky
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To: Ol' Sparky
Romney is a scum bag that needs to be driven from the GOP.

How ever this election ends, there are a number who need to be turfed out.

2 posted on 10/29/2008 10:30:10 AM PDT by llevrok (Milton Friedman! Please come home!!!)
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To: Ol' Sparky

An interview with Campbell Brown? That’s adding insult to injury. Despicable.


3 posted on 10/29/2008 10:30:20 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Ol' Sparky

Romney is done.

The fork comes out clean.


4 posted on 10/29/2008 10:30:23 AM PDT by unspun (Pray and Work! - http://www.etpv.org/whatsnew.html)
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To: Ol' Sparky
“Mitt Romney “

I guess that the people who decided to vote AGAINST “Mitt Romney “ in the Primaries were right on not voting for him....

I say; Mitt Romney = scum bag

5 posted on 10/29/2008 10:30:28 AM PDT by forYourChildrenVote4Bush (Today, July 16th I no longer donate money for Israel)
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To: Ol' Sparky

Romney just lost my vote in 2012, should he run.


6 posted on 10/29/2008 10:30:44 AM PDT by Sister_T (Sarah Palin can lead a horse to water AND make him drink.)
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To: Ol' Sparky

This pretty much dooms his chances with the party. Back channel a memo to Romney to get his people in line until after the election.


7 posted on 10/29/2008 10:31:40 AM PDT by misterrob (Obam-Spreading the Wealth To Those Who Didn't Earn It.)
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To: Ol' Sparky

WARNING:

This is a “Tee-It-Up” or “Divide & Conquer” post.

The IMs have gone out.

The posse should be here shortly with wet their special brand of “reluctant” pessimism and discontent.

PARTICIPATE WITH CARE!


8 posted on 10/29/2008 10:31:43 AM PDT by Cedric
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To: Ol' Sparky

Madden no longer works for Romney. Romney, himself, has been out campaigning for McCain and Palin, and speaking positively about Palin.


9 posted on 10/29/2008 10:32:01 AM PDT by lady lawyer
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To: Ol' Sparky
They can cry all they want. He will NOT be the candidate in 2012 or any other time.

If Romney had any class, he'd tell his supporters to shut up about it.

10 posted on 10/29/2008 10:32:03 AM PDT by rintense (All da mavericks in da house put yo hands up!)
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To: Ol' Sparky

Romney is the only candidate nobody could find any dirt on except that he had a bunch of houses. The guy’s is squeaky clean so I don’t buy that Romney is behind this.

His former aides? Which used to be other people’s former aides? I believe they could be behind it, sure.


11 posted on 10/29/2008 10:32:55 AM PDT by exist
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To: Ol' Sparky
Palin unseasoned?....HALLEUIA!

BRING ON THE UNSEASONED SARAH PALIN.....

AMERCIA NEEDS AN OUTSIDER WHO IS "UNSEASONED".....

ONWARD TO VICTORY MCCAIN AND SARAH PALIN!

LONG LIVE THE QUEEN!

12 posted on 10/29/2008 10:33:04 AM PDT by cherry
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To: misterrob

Don’t count on it. Don’t be surprised if we are told that we must vote for Romney because he is the lesser of 2 evils. It just goes on and on and on.... RINO after RINO.


13 posted on 10/29/2008 10:33:20 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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To: Sister_T

Yes, & how with Obama being on the fist spot on the dems. ticket can they claim she’s unseasoned??? What does he have? 143 days wans’t it? Please!!


14 posted on 10/29/2008 10:33:23 AM PDT by lynny
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To: Ol' Sparky

We’re going to remember this, Mitt, especially if Obama wins. You better get Madden under the bus or the horse trailer ASAP.


15 posted on 10/29/2008 10:33:45 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Colin, descending)
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To: Ol' Sparky

This is what Mormon’s do.

They must discredit the real Christian to build up their own man. Just like they cast doubt on real scripture claiming it’s full of errors and omission in order to get their new scripture received.

I’ve seen the same thing in the work place. I’ve seen some incredibly polite backstabbings and lies from Mormons over the years.


16 posted on 10/29/2008 10:34:16 AM PDT by DannyTN (`)
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To: Ol' Sparky

I’ve never used this word before, proves there’s a first time for everything.

Romney is a RINO.

And not even a very good one at that.


17 posted on 10/29/2008 10:34:16 AM PDT by djf (I have dimes. Brother, can you spare a dame?)
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To: Ol' Sparky

There’s one sure way to get Romney to shut up and get out of the way...

Win this thing!


18 posted on 10/29/2008 10:34:35 AM PDT by Natchez Hawk (What's so funny about the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Amendments?)
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To: Ol' Sparky

And I would add that if he had the ability and/or the willingness to play Hardball, and had any killer instinct whatsoever, he would’ve beaten McCain with talk radio and NRO and most conservative outlets coalescing around him.

So skeptical he has the cajones to do this.


19 posted on 10/29/2008 10:34:59 AM PDT by exist
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To: Ol' Sparky
Romney probably would have been a disaster. He gave a good speech but until very recently he was an extreme liberal, pushing through gay marriage, socialized medicine, big abortion advocate. Many in the base don't believe that his conversion is anything but political opportunism.

If he walks the walk for the next 4 years that might make a difference.

20 posted on 10/29/2008 10:34:59 AM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck)
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To: Ol' Sparky

So is Romney going to spend the next 4 years trying to undermine everyone in McCain’s cabinet when he is passed up for a spot?


21 posted on 10/29/2008 10:36:02 AM PDT by redk
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To: Ol' Sparky

I just emailed

info@mittromney.com

Message:

I voted for Mitt Romney in the Missouri primary.

if Kevin Madden or others in the Romney camp continue to trash Sarah Palin, I, and many other Republicans, will NEVER forgive Gov. Romney and oppose him at every level.

I speak for millions.


22 posted on 10/29/2008 10:36:07 AM PDT by rightinthemiddle (Without the Mainstream Media, the Left is Nothing.)
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To: Ol' Sparky

“Romney is a scum bag that needs to be driven from the GOP. “

If the above is true, and it’s a deliberate strategy, I agree.
I just don’t trust every bit of news that first appears.


23 posted on 10/29/2008 10:36:13 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Flush Obama/Biden in 2008!!!!)
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To: Ol' Sparky
KEVIN MADDEN, FORMER ROMNEY CAMPAIGN NATIONAL PRESS SECRETARY: Yes. And that's an indication just how unseasoned Sarah Palin is as a national candidate.

Sarah is very popular and this is a very critical juncture in the presidential race. Kevin Madden's criticism of Sarah at this point in time makes Kevin look like a dopey amateur.

24 posted on 10/29/2008 10:36:17 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Ol' Sparky

If you go back over my posts I’ve been against Romney since the start of my posts (A Fred Thompson reporter), so I’m not palin’ on here. Romney seems an opportunist who will say anything to further his road to whereever he’s going towards. After losing, and losing stupidly, to McCain in the primaries he’s now working behind the scenes to get Palin out of the way in case she loses next week. Maybe wanting the 2012 nomination himself isn’t bad in itself, but he should be holding his fire until Nov. 5th. Romney the RINO, support the team with all of your strength or be prepared for Palin to high heel you some new hairpieces.


25 posted on 10/29/2008 10:36:37 AM PDT by BlueStateBlues (Blue State for business, Red State at heart..)
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To: rintense
SSDD for the shapeshifting, backstabbing Mr. Romney and his venal RomneyBOTs.

ROMNEY ANTI-PALIN

"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers, some of whom are currently working
for Sen. John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin's bid for the White House, have been involved
in spreading ant-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
"Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people
will think of when it comes to 2012," says one former Romney aide,
now working for McCain-Palin. "The only serious candidate ready to challenge to
lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney. He's in charge on November 5th."


Romney's behind the scenes attack on Gov. Palin.

"Almost every critical remark made about Palin
on a recent briefing call about her selection came from political consultants
with ties to Romney. Those comments were planted, says one,
because they knew that reporters would be on the call."

[Washington Prowler, American Spectator, Storm Center, 9/2/2008]


Romney's attacks on other GOP candidates.

Novak: Fred Thompson drop-out rumors traced to Romney campaign


More Romney dirty tricks.

Said Novak: The rumors were "...traced in part to Mitt Romney's campaign,
trying to stir up strife between McCain and Thompson.
"


Romney's attacks on other GOP candidates.

"....John McCain rightly did not like Romney's tactics during the primaries.
(W)hen (Romney's early leads) started slipping away, he resorted to unfair,
distorted, scorched-earth negative ads, betting that his opponents couldn't
afford to spend enough for the truth to catch up to his charges."
[Romney: A Mistake for McCain, 7/23/2008, Dick Morris]


Romney's refusal to help GOP candidates in Massachusetts.

"The most glaring oversight was Romney's refusal to do a phone recording
for Massachusetts Republican Jeff Beatty, who is challenging Sen. John Kerry.
"Mitt supposedly cares about Massachusetts, but won't even return phone calls asking for help,"
says a conservative working for Beatty in Boston.
"It's a tough race, but the least he could do is help.
He's showing his true colors."


More Palin attacks.

"When I was in St. Paul for the Republican Convention,
more than a dozen people told me acolytes of Mitt Romney
were feeding all the stories to the media portraying Palin in a negative light.
In fact, I heard that one of the biggest pushers of anti-Palin stories,
including encouraging reporters to pursue
the "Trooper-gate" story was Romney spokesman Kevin Madden.
"


Romney's first snarling attack on Gov. Palin.

"(Romney) said he presumed that Palin's vetting process
was "just as extensive as anyone else on that list.""

26 posted on 10/29/2008 10:36:43 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Ol' Sparky

I never liked Romney getting out there with his big money pushing aside better candidates. He has been supportive of McCain so I’m not going to knock him but his spoiled yuppie followers had better keep their traps shut if they EVER want him to even have a possibility of running for President again. Romney needs to run for Congress or Senate and prove himself with votes. The same goes for Huckabee. They both should put their votes where their mouths are. Either way the backbiting needs to stop. We need to win this election, the polls are closing and we need to get McCain across the finish line.


27 posted on 10/29/2008 10:36:59 AM PDT by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a government check!")
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To: lady lawyer

Romney is out for Romney.

He’s been lukewarm at best toward Sarah. Compare Mitt’s support to Fred or Rudy, and there is no comparison.

Romney is done in the GOP.


28 posted on 10/29/2008 10:36:59 AM PDT by Loyolas Mattman ("Oh, God Love Ya'...Stand Up for Chuck!!!" - Joe Biden)
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To: Ol' Sparky

URGENT MESSAGE FROM THE GOP GRASSROOTS IN THE MIDWEST

Madden and other Romney goons.

GO TO HELL

Thank you.

We now return you to regular programming.


29 posted on 10/29/2008 10:36:59 AM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (SP for VP ! ......GO SARAH !)
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To: rightinthemiddle

BTW...I was a Fred supporter. Donated hundreds of dollars. Fred pulled out before the Missouri primary. I voted Romney to oppose McCain.


30 posted on 10/29/2008 10:37:50 AM PDT by rightinthemiddle (Without the Mainstream Media, the Left is Nothing.)
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To: Ol' Sparky
Election day isn't even here yet and Romney is bagging on his own team? Romney is a fan of political suicide?

Mitt won't be getting my vote.

31 posted on 10/29/2008 10:37:57 AM PDT by PeanutbutterandJellybean
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To: Ol' Sparky

Kevin Madden no longer works for Mitt, he works for some group known as the Grove Group, a Democrat outfit, he is a Vichy Republican, and of the worst stripe, he is using his fmr status as a spokesmen for Boehner and Mitt to sell himself to the highest bidder.


32 posted on 10/29/2008 10:37:57 AM PDT by padre35 (Sarah Palin is the one we've been waiting for..Rom 10.10..)
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To: lady lawyer

“Madden no longer works for Romney. Romney, himself, has been out campaigning for McCain and Palin, and speaking positively about Palin.”

I for one am NOT buying the spin now!!!


33 posted on 10/29/2008 10:37:57 AM PDT by Robbin
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To: Ol' Sparky

Sounds to me like Romney just keeps digging a deeper hole. He mustn’t have any political aspirations for the future...because he doesn’t have a political future after this becomes widely known.

Maybe he can go back to his liberal politics and attract the socialists. He seems to be very flexible in his politics.


34 posted on 10/29/2008 10:38:13 AM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty
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To: Ol' Sparky

Welcome to the 2012 race!


35 posted on 10/29/2008 10:39:08 AM PDT by Hoodlum91 (I support global warming.)
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To: lady lawyer
Madden no longer works for Romney. Romney, himself, has been out campaigning for McCain and Palin, and speaking positively about Palin.

Thanks for the info. Apparently Madden is playing to the kiss-a$$ Politico/CNN crowd.

36 posted on 10/29/2008 10:39:57 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Ol' Sparky
Now stop posting anti Mitt threads, it is not fair.

Mitt Romney is a beautiful man, with really nice hair, a snappy dresser, wonderful personality, brilliant business sense and occasional conservative positions when he needs them....

37 posted on 10/29/2008 10:40:57 AM PDT by ejonesie22 (Finally a Conservative on the RNC ticket....)
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To: Ol' Sparky

There are some of us who will not forget the turncoats that failed to support McCain and Palin.


38 posted on 10/29/2008 10:41:35 AM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: Ol' Sparky

If Romney were at all a viable candidate, he would have creamed McCain, who was basically a Democrat running in a Republican primary.


39 posted on 10/29/2008 10:42:00 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Ol' Sparky

Jindal/Petraeus 2012!!!


40 posted on 10/29/2008 10:42:06 AM PDT by rhc2000
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To: BlessingsofLiberty

........and if Romney is against these attacks on Palin, let him stand up and say so and enthusiastically support Sarah.

Otherwise....


41 posted on 10/29/2008 10:42:11 AM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty
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To: Ol' Sparky
From RedState: (Madden just another Republican who kisses DNC/MSM arse, who needs um)

Where did Kevin Madden go in the private sector?

The Glover Park Group.

The Glover Park Group is a Democrat group. Who is there?

Carter Eskew from Gore 2000; Michael Feldman from the Clinton White House; Gigi Gorges who worked with Hillary; Joel Johnson from Team Daschle; Joe Lockhart from the Clinton White House; Jonathan Sallet from the Clinton White House; Chip Smith from Gore 2000; and Howard Wolfson most recently of the Hillary Campaign.

42 posted on 10/29/2008 10:42:11 AM PDT by roses of sharon (When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD will put him to flight (Isaiah 59:19)
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To: Ol' Sparky

What I find particularly disingenuous is the Mitten-in-Chief KLo’s impassioned defense of Romney over at NRO today—that doesn’t even mention the reports of Romney operatives undermining Sarah Palin to the press.


43 posted on 10/29/2008 10:42:13 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Ol' Sparky

Stick a fork in him. Romney’s done on the presidential scene.

He might want to think about running for for Senator from Mass.


44 posted on 10/29/2008 10:42:27 AM PDT by McGruff (Vote early! Vote often!)
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To: Natchez Hawk

BINGO!

We have a winner...


45 posted on 10/29/2008 10:42:27 AM PDT by ejonesie22 (Finally a Conservative on the RNC ticket....)
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To: Maelstorm
He has been supportive of McCain so I’m not going to knock him but his spoiled yuppie followers had better keep their traps shut if they EVER want him to even have a possibility of running for President again.

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

Some of Romney's supporters are a liability to him. He should denounce any attack on Palin. If he does not, conservatives will remember should he choose to run again.

46 posted on 10/29/2008 10:43:20 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Maelstorm
He has been supportive of McCain so I’m not going to knock him but his spoiled yuppie followers had better keep their traps shut if they EVER want him to even have a possibility of running for President again.

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

Some of Romney's supporters are a liability to him. He should denounce any attack on Palin. If he does not, conservatives will remember should he choose to run again.

47 posted on 10/29/2008 10:43:25 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: lady lawyer
Romney, himself, has been out campaigning for McCain and Palin, and speaking positively about Palin.

You're living in a fantasy world if you don't think Madden is acting on Romney's behalf.

The reality is that many of us saw through this RINO when he told the lie about his father marching with MLK Jr. and than gave a Clintonesque explanation trying to rationalize the lie. It's appalling that all conservatives -- including Ann Coulter -- did understand that Willard had a fatal character flaw at that point.

48 posted on 10/29/2008 10:43:51 AM PDT by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: McGruff

The Corner over at NRO has done a decent debunking of this. If Romney is “trashing Palin”, he is doing it while campaigning around the country wearing a “pit bull lipstick” pin on his lapel. This looks like more disinformation to fracture the GOP.


49 posted on 10/29/2008 10:44:32 AM PDT by ajwharton (FL GOP Pollwatcher, ACORN-buster)
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To: Ol' Sparky

This dumb post has been posted so many times, it’s pure hatred and spam... It’s also been debunked. You folks are PATHETIC... The MSM plays you like a fiddle


50 posted on 10/29/2008 10:44:51 AM PDT by NYC Republican (PLENTY of time for analysis/I-told-you-so in 7 days. Now, Infuriate the MSM--- Support McCain/Palin)
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