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RR: 46% of GOP Primary Voters Who Favor Palin Might Back Third-Party Option If She Isnít Nominated
Rasmussen Reports ^ | January 30, 2011 | Rasmussen Reports

Posted on 01/30/2011 10:33:33 AM PST by parksstp

Nearly half of the Republican Primary voters who support Sarah Palin say they are at least somewhat likely to vote for a third-party candidate if she does not win the GOP presidential nomination.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; elections; elections2012; freepressforpalin; palin; presidentialelection; sarah; sarahpalin; smellthefear; thirdparty; waronsarah
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I think this is a little overboard and overlooks the word "Might". If an actual conservative other than Palin wins the nomination, the primaries are somewhat clean (no unforgivable personal attacks), and even Sarah herself can endorse the eventual nominee and advocate for them as a true conservative, then I don't see the mass exodus. However, it seems like when people were answering this question, they assumed Palin not getting the nomination must have meant another RINO would get it, which in case would lead to another political disaster for the GOP. But for now, I'll give them the benefit of the doubt at this point to work it out. Even if Palin, DeMint, Thune, and whoever have to work it out beforehand to ensure the conservative vote doesn't split in the primary, so be it.
1 posted on 01/30/2011 10:33:36 AM PST by parksstp
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To: parksstp

I would definitely vote third party if some 0bama clone like Romney got the nod, but I can accept a conservative other than Palin.


2 posted on 01/30/2011 10:35:14 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: parksstp

How about we just simply let the media pick our candidate.

With ‘polls’ like these...that seems to be their intent anyway. This is a joke and TOTALLY MEANINGLESS. But there might be a few people here that take the bait and start screaming at each other.


3 posted on 01/30/2011 10:36:41 AM PST by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: parksstp

I call BS on that headline, her negatives are 33%.


4 posted on 01/30/2011 10:37:05 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: parksstp

It’s rapidly approaching the time when if you don’t stand up for your principles, all will be lost.

If someone else throws his/her hat in the ring that shows the same depth of character and commitment to principle then, yeah, I’ll happily vote for them.

Until then, I am behind Sarah.


5 posted on 01/30/2011 10:37:34 AM PST by turfmann
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To: pnh102

If Palin gets the nomination, I will definitely vote third party. Same goes for if some RINO clown, like Romney, gets the nod.


6 posted on 01/30/2011 10:37:45 AM PST by vivalaoink
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To: parksstp

This is why I think the “Palin or nobody” people are just as bad as the Rudy McRomneys.

A pox on both camps.

As if the only choices are between two different competing groups of amnesty queens.


7 posted on 01/30/2011 10:37:48 AM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (When evolution is outlawed, only outlaws will believe in abject nonsense.)
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To: parksstp

This is why I think the “Palin or nobody” people are just as bad as the Rudy McRomneys.

A pox on both camps.

As if the only choices are between two different competing groups of amnesty queens.


8 posted on 01/30/2011 10:37:59 AM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (When evolution is outlawed, only outlaws will believe in abject nonsense.)
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To: parksstp

The GOP’s hostility towards Conservatives does not go unnoticed.

A day of reckoning could be upon the Republican Party.


9 posted on 01/30/2011 10:38:05 AM PST by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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To: parksstp

In other words

46% of GOP Primary Voters Responsible for Zero Second Term.


10 posted on 01/30/2011 10:38:33 AM PST by GatorGirl (Eschew Socialism!)
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To: vivalaoink; All

Why do you support Ron Paul???


11 posted on 01/30/2011 10:39:56 AM PST by KevinDavis (If you buy a car from GM, you are supporting Obama..)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
This is why I think the “Palin or nobody” people are just as bad as the Rudy McRomneys.

Just as bad as the "anyone but Palin" crew that shows up here.

12 posted on 01/30/2011 10:41:15 AM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty too! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: pnh102

Oh, good. The third party nut cases gave us Bill Clinton when they voted for Ross The Nut Perot.


13 posted on 01/30/2011 10:42:39 AM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a U.S. Marine.)
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To: pnh102

Whatever designated loser the MSM/GOP establishment offers up.


14 posted on 01/30/2011 10:44:36 AM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

I am not a Palin or nobody but I plan to write her name on the ballot if I feel she hasn’t gotten a fair shake from the Gutless Old Party people who attempt to control these elections. So far I haven’t seen one iota of support from the Republican Party for her. The only support I see is from people like me who believe in her. If the GOP begins to acknowledge her as a viable candidate and are willing to back her then I will be satisfied. I am sick of Romney, Hick-abee being shoved down our throats. When Cheney, Bush, the Newt et all begin to speak up for her then I might believe the party would back her. Until then...for me, it is Palin or no one.


15 posted on 01/30/2011 10:45:07 AM PST by imfrmdixie (A MOUNTAIN CAN BE MOVED....ONE SMALL STONE AT A TIME.)
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To: JimRed
Just as bad as the "anyone but Palin" crew that shows up here.

Yeah, I agree. It cuts both ways.

Look people, it's WAY to early to anoint ANY candidate or potential candidate as our pick in 2012. There are plenty of fine conservatives out there in addition to Palin, and I vote for letting any of them who want to have a crack at it too, instead of just fixating on Palin lie we're all a bunch of obsessive-compulsives.

16 posted on 01/30/2011 10:45:18 AM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (When evolution is outlawed, only outlaws will believe in abject nonsense.)
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To: parksstp
I'm damned sure NOT going to vote for another John McCain!

This is engraved in stone, they can take it to the bank!

It doesn't absolutely need to be Sarah but if the nominee isn't reasonably conservative no way will I vote for them.

17 posted on 01/30/2011 10:45:37 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: righttackle44

The cycle of history repeating itself is getting shorter and shorter......usually, the people who engage in the “repeat behavior” were not around the first time it happened.


18 posted on 01/30/2011 10:45:56 AM PST by Mygirlsmom (We had it wrong the whole time. Khrushchev actually said, "We will Barry you!")
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To: parksstp
I support Palin and I might not accept any substitutes.

I will not, under any circumstances, vote for Newt, Mitt or Rudy. If the GOP nominates one of those three, then I will write in Ted Kennedy's name. ;-)

19 posted on 01/30/2011 10:46:09 AM PST by Walts Ice Pick ("I'm not going to shut up!" - Sarah Palin)
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To: righttackle44
Oh, good. The third party nut cases gave us Bill Clinton when they voted for Ross The Nut Perot.

George HW Bush was responsible for Perot. He and his minions ran a terrible campaign, and Bush 41 didn't take an interest in his own re-election until it was too late.

20 posted on 01/30/2011 10:46:09 AM PST by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: imfrmdixie
but I plan to write her name on the ballot if I feel she hasn’t gotten a fair shake from the Gutless Old Party people who attempt to control these elections

Yeah, but that's pretty slippery. I mean, what does it mean that didn't "get a fair shake"? She didn't win? She didn't win, AND somebody at some point said a mean thing about her (as, well, tends to happen in hotly-contested primary battles)? What if someone like DeMint or Ryan or even Herman Cain wins, who is solidly conservative? What then? It isn't Sarah, so she "obviously didn't get a fair shake" and therefore you're going to throw your vote away voting for 0bama's second term?

21 posted on 01/30/2011 10:48:53 AM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (When evolution is outlawed, only outlaws will believe in abject nonsense.)
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To: righttackle44
Oh, good. The third party nut cases gave us Bill Clinton when they voted for Ross The Nut Perot.

How much can we "give up" in a nominee before we have to say "screw it?" For me personally, Bush 41 wasn't so much of a leftist that I'd have voted for Perot, but there are some RINOs out there who I simply could not vote for because they are no different politically than 0bama.

22 posted on 01/30/2011 10:50:14 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: pnh102

Ditto. All I want is a solid, conservative candidate with a solid, conservative running mate.


23 posted on 01/30/2011 10:50:43 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: parksstp

We hear stuff like this every election, and it never happens.

It’s one thing to say you might vote third-party in a poll nearly two years before election day. It’s quite another to actually carry that threat out in the voting booth.


24 posted on 01/30/2011 10:50:58 AM PST by The Pack Knight (Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Weep, and the world laughs at you.)
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To: Night Hides Not
George HW Bush was responsible for Perot. He and his minions ran a terrible campaign, and Bush 41 didn't take an interest in his own re-election until it was too late.

While a popular argument, this doesn't really stand close scrutiny. If Perot hadn't been in the race, given the way the "coming back home" vote split between the Ds and the Rs in 1996, it is pretty likely that Bush I would have won reelection in 1992, despite his failings.

25 posted on 01/30/2011 10:51:19 AM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (When evolution is outlawed, only outlaws will believe in abject nonsense.)
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To: parksstp
If an actual conservative other than Palin wins the nomination, the primaries are somewhat clean (no unforgivable personal attacks), and even Sarah herself can endorse the eventual nominee and advocate for them as a true conservative, then I don't see the mass exodus.

No Palin, no vote. Period. And I'm not alone. Screw the GOP!

26 posted on 01/30/2011 10:52:10 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: vivalaoink

If Palin gets the nomination, I will definitely vote third party. Same goes for if some RINO clown, like Romney, gets the nod.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

If vivalaoink’s candidate gets the nod, I’ll vote third party. Nanny-nanny-boo-boo!!!!


27 posted on 01/30/2011 10:54:46 AM PST by ak267
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To: parksstp
ineluctable

28 posted on 01/30/2011 10:54:46 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: parksstp

I am surprised that so many of the commenters on this thread are prepared to see Mr. Obama reelected. That, of course, will be the unfortunate consequence of any conservative third party candidate, or of some boycott or write in protest. Does the name H. Ross Perot ring a bell?


29 posted on 01/30/2011 10:56:55 AM PST by centurion316
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To: imfrmdixie
"So far I haven’t seen one iota of support from the Republican Party for her."

I have no idea what you're talking about, and I imagine you don't either. How is the Republican party supposed to "show support for her" in your estimation?

We have a party system. That party system requires a nominating process, and that nominating process is realized through the primary system. What would you have the Part do, endorse [insert candidate name here] before the primaries even begin.

National politics is a full-contact sport, may the best man (or woman) win. The Party doesn't get involved until the delegates select the nominee. If Palin wins the requisite number of delegates, then she'll be the nominee. If she doesn't, she has no one to blame but herself, and the Party won't have a damn thing to do about it.

30 posted on 01/30/2011 10:57:53 AM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: parksstp

Personally, I don’t think any Republican like Sarah Palin who refuses to kneel at the alter of Obama will ever get the nomination. Barry is still the king. Even to “Republicans”. Conservatives are about the only people left on the planet who do not see Barry as the second coming. It’s too bad because there aren’t many of us.


31 posted on 01/30/2011 10:59:26 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If ObamaCare is so great, why is Barry giving waivers to all of his friends, donors and supporters?)
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To: righttackle44

George Bush Sr is responsible for Ross Perot......within 4 years Bush lost the Reagan Coalitions by being the RINO that he always was. If Bush had simply followed the plan of Reagan he would have beaten Clinton.

I believe that many Palin supporters are afraid of a RINO slipping into the nomination based on either playing dirty tricks and not being fair on her or just that the Republican Party is a lost cause and after so many “it’s their turn” establishment types, it’s time to move on


32 posted on 01/30/2011 10:59:26 AM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: centurion316

The Romans ruled the World for over 500 years, using the “Divide and Conquer” tactic. The tactic was even more effective when it was used for elections. The Democrats and the Media have this down pat.


33 posted on 01/30/2011 10:59:58 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: righttackle44

I thought that Governor Palin once stated that she’d never run as a third party candidate, but it was quite some time ago, so I may not be remembering accurately.


34 posted on 01/30/2011 11:00:13 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: OldDeckHand

“I have no idea what you’re talking about, and I imagine you don’t either”.

When her name is brought up to any of the so called “ins” of the GOP....you tell me what their reaction generally is....it usually is...yes, she’s an important person in the elections..BUT....and, as PeeWee Herman says...there is ALWAYS A BIG BUT.....I haven’t heard one of them say yes she is an important person to the Republican Party and she would make an EXCELLENT candidate which I would support should she win the Primaries...so don’t tell ME I DON”T KNOW EITHER!!!!


35 posted on 01/30/2011 11:04:29 AM PST by imfrmdixie (A MOUNTAIN CAN BE MOVED....ONE SMALL STONE AT A TIME.)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
'it is pretty likely that Bush I would have won reelection in 1992"

I have read a number of academic studies by political scientists over the years, and all the ones that I can remember reached that very conclusion - absent Perot, it's likely Bush gets reelected, although it would have been very close.

'96 is a slightly different case. Clinton probably prevails, but it would have been a much closer election, and certainly not the electoral blow-out it was.

36 posted on 01/30/2011 11:04:54 AM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: pnh102
How much can we "give up" in a nominee before we have to say "screw it?"

That's a good question, and one that people on here need to ask themselves - but they have to ask themselves in a sober and serious-minded way, rather than in the knee-jerk reaction way that I think a lot of folks here use when talking about this type of thing.

Let's face it - there are a lot of people here on Free Republic who basically subscribe to a personality cult centered around Sarah Palin. Sorry, but that's the only way to describe it. They have a personality cult for her in almost the same way many Dems have one for 0bama.

That's why they take this "Palin or nobody" mentality. they won't even consider other conservative alternatives - even ones who are MORE conservative than her, and who have done MORE to actually promote conservatism on a practical, functional level than she has.

They'll rail against other candidates or potential candidates about some thing that said candidate did that they didn't like. Okay, fine, Paul Ryan didn't call for us to rip 0bama's head off on national television. Bobby Jindal wore a funny tie and gave a less-than-inspiring speech once. Jim DeMint supported Romney (over McCain, we should note) in South Carolina. Fine. But Ryan is also actively trying to cut the budget and deficits in ways that really count, Jindal is setting an excellent example of conservative governance at the state level in Louisiana, and DeMint is both leading the conservative resurgence in the Senate AND funneling truckloads of money to conservative candidates (at great risk to his own career from the GOP establishment boys, I might add).

But none of that matters - because none of them are Sarah.

That's the kind of idiocy that needs to stop.

BTW, folks, Sarah Palin is basically identical to McCain when it comes to amnesty and illegal immigration issues. How come we never hear you talk about that?

37 posted on 01/30/2011 11:05:22 AM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (When evolution is outlawed, only outlaws will believe in abject nonsense.)
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To: parksstp

Gee 46% out of 100% of her supporters. No one asked me. How’d they get those numbers?


38 posted on 01/30/2011 11:05:27 AM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

“It doesn’t absolutely need to be Sarah but if the nominee isn’t reasonably conservative no way will I vote for them.”

Indeed.


39 posted on 01/30/2011 11:05:56 AM PST by panaxanax (*Memo to Jim DeMint: Check your mail. Your DRAFT NOTICE will be arriving soon!)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Why are you being a tool for a skewed poll?


40 posted on 01/30/2011 11:06:57 AM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
No Palin, no vote. Period. And I'm not alone. Screw the GOP!

It'd be interesting to see what would happen if we ended up with a DeMint/Cain ticket, or something like that.

Are you really going to help re-elected 0bama, just because your particular political messiah didn't get the nomination?

41 posted on 01/30/2011 11:08:03 AM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (When evolution is outlawed, only outlaws will believe in abject nonsense.)
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To: parksstp
RR: 46% of GOP Primary Voters Who Favor Palin Might Back Third-Party Option If She Isn’t Nominated

I'll vote for Obama before another mccain-RINO.

42 posted on 01/30/2011 11:11:17 AM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: ReneeLynn
Why are you being a tool for a skewed poll?

I'm not. I'm responding to a foolish sentiment that has been repeatedly expressed by some people here on FR.

Why are you trying to be purposefully insulting? Are you just the sort of person who likes to try to stir up strife and division?

43 posted on 01/30/2011 11:11:25 AM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (When evolution is outlawed, only outlaws will believe in abject nonsense.)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

and where have these “fine” conservatives been for the last 2 years as Obmaa and the socialists have had a free hand in making policy and destroying our country. Only gov Palin has been on the attack defending conservative vaules everyday. She stands up and takes the stones thrown at her by the MSM and the DNC everyday for the last 2 years. these fine conservatives you talk about have been in hdiing since Obama won. gutless wonders no thank you. If West had some more experience I would include him.

I want a fighter not a coward. So far the only fighter on the field is gov Palin.


44 posted on 01/30/2011 11:11:37 AM PST by unseen1
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

“I’m damned sure NOT going to vote for another John McCain!
This is engraved in stone, they can take it to the bank!

It doesn’t absolutely need to be Sarah but if the nominee isn’t reasonably conservative no way will I vote for them.”

I second that... my not reasonable conservative lists for starters are
Daniels
Romney
huckleberry
Pawlenty ( only looks conservative cause he is from a communist state)
Anybody from New York or the whole northeast for that matter
anybody named Bush
Anybody the Rove likes

feel free to add


45 posted on 01/30/2011 11:11:43 AM PST by Breto (never accept the premise)
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To: OldDeckHand
How is the Republican party supposed to "show support for her" in your estimation?

How about speaking out in her defense when the MSM decided to butcher her and blame her for the murders in Tucson? They can do that without endorsing her. The silence from Republican "leaders" was deafening. They only decided to speak out after she defended herself, and then their comments all centered around the idea that she should shut up. How "manly" of them.

46 posted on 01/30/2011 11:11:52 AM PST by Jess79
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To: parksstp

My family will go for a third party Conservative candidate (hopefully Sarah!) before voting for a Republican establishment pick like Romney, McCain, Gingrich, or a host of others. We would rather see another term of Obama hamstrung by a conservative congress and senate than another globalist, anti-constitution president like any of the Bushes.


47 posted on 01/30/2011 11:12:01 AM PST by Big_Harry ( Starve the Beast!)
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To: centurion316

Yes, Ross Perot is a product of the GOP Establishment abandoning Reagans model that brought 3 landslide elections


48 posted on 01/30/2011 11:12:10 AM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Maybe the GOP will be the 3rd party?


49 posted on 01/30/2011 11:12:28 AM PST by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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50 posted on 01/30/2011 11:13:12 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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