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Romney wins Thune endorsement, pair to campaign in Iowa
The Hill ^ | November 23, 2011 | Justin Sink

Posted on 11/23/2011 6:00:59 AM PST by maggief

Popular two-term Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) is set to endorse Mitt Romney Wednesday morning in Iowa, the second major endorsement from the Senate for the former Massachusetts governor this week.

"Mitt Romney has shown throughout his life in the private sector, as leader of the Olympics, as governor and in this campaign that he will not back down from difficult challenges," Thune said in a statement. "Washington could use these common sense principles at such a critical time."

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; cowardice; elections; gop; ia2012; iowa; johnthune; mittromney; romney; soldhissoul; thune; thune4thune

1 posted on 11/23/2011 6:01:00 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

“Washington could use these common sense principles at such a critical time.”

What are Romney’s common sense principles? The only principle I know of that he has, that he hasn’t changed his position on, is Romneycare.


2 posted on 11/23/2011 6:04:50 AM PST by wolfman23601
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To: maggief

John, Don’t send us anymore pictures of your family, and requesting donations for your campaigns. Thanks in advance.


3 posted on 11/23/2011 6:05:24 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: maggief
"Common sense principles"?!?

You mean the kind of common sense that leads you to strap the family dog to the roof of your station wagon for a 12 hour drive to Ontario? While you keep your LUGGAGE (which is what traditionally goes up on the luggage rack) in the car with the rest of your family?

Although if I had been the dog, I might have chosen the luggage rack as opposed to being locked inside a car for 12 hours with Mitt-Witt.

Either way, 0Romney has no business being in the White House.
4 posted on 11/23/2011 6:09:10 AM PST by mkjessup (I stand with Herman Cain !!)
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To: maggief

This is insane!


5 posted on 11/23/2011 6:12:31 AM PST by RushingWater
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To: RushingWater

For the GOP elite, the writing is on the wall. Romney is the nominee ... and I’ve been predicting “conservative” Gingrich as the front-running VP.

FLASHBACK:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2791431/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2791431/posts?page=2#2


6 posted on 11/23/2011 6:17:59 AM PST by maggief
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To: wolfman23601
The only principle I know of that he has, that he hasn’t changed his position on, is Romneycare.

His main 'principle' is that he wants to be president to fulfill his father dream.

Everything else is secondary.

7 posted on 11/23/2011 6:24:32 AM PST by Crichton
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To: maggief

Too bad. I always thought better of Thune. He must be hoping to get a job as Veep or Cabinet


8 posted on 11/23/2011 6:44:20 AM PST by Nifster
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To: Nifster

Yea probably VP. Screw him.


9 posted on 11/23/2011 6:44:56 AM PST by angcat (NEW YORK YANKEES!)
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To: mkjessup

No, seriously did Romney actually do that???


10 posted on 11/23/2011 6:45:21 AM PST by Nifster
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To: maggief

And if that turns out to be the case, my worst nightmares will come true


11 posted on 11/23/2011 6:46:15 AM PST by Nifster
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To: maggief

Even my dead mother-in-law is not going to send Thune money any more! Now if I can only get her to stop voting Democrat! ;-)


12 posted on 11/23/2011 6:48:23 AM PST by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: maggief

he will not back down from difficult challenges,”
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at 65 Williard Mitt Romney has not had any “difficult challenges” in his whole life...

Born into a rich family, a child of privilege, Romney has had everything handed to him

or has been backed by a team of experts to do his bidding and do it for him and also backed by hundreds of BILLIONS of available funds...

Wheres the challenges...the personal ones I mean...

He had his college paid for by Daddy...
His wife was picked out and courted by Dady...
He never fought in the jungles of Vietnam
He never suffered like other Evangalical Mormon boys...
Never worked at McDonalds...
Never lived paycheck to paycheck...
Never worried about the needs of his family...
Never had to stand on his own two feet..
Never had a self inflicted crisis that Daddy didnt fix..

Oh and as for the “backing down from difficult challenges”

If being a TWO TIME DRAFT DODGER and refusing to fight for your country is not “backing down from difficult challenges” I dont know what is...

Better men than Romney went to Vietnam...


13 posted on 11/23/2011 6:59:58 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: maggief

Thune’s a surprise...didn’t see that one coming...


14 posted on 11/23/2011 7:01:22 AM PST by ken5050 (Support Admin Mods: Doing the tough, hard, dirty jobs that Americans won't do...)
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To: ken5050

Just like a leaky faucet, the RINOs will slowly line up behind Willard.

Ayotte and Thune recently. Look for Noem, McCain, Kyl etc. soon.


15 posted on 11/23/2011 7:12:00 AM PST by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture....all should be preserved)
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To: ken5050

No surprise here.

I’ve been posting this list of elites for some time now.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2791431/posts?page=2#2


16 posted on 11/23/2011 7:14:46 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

Ayotee I can understand, but I expect Thune, and other insiders..to hold off coming out for Mitt until after the NH primary. Mitt will get a small plurality at best..he can’t even get a WIN in NH..


17 posted on 11/23/2011 7:43:01 AM PST by ken5050 (Support Admin Mods: Doing the tough, hard, dirty jobs that Americans won't do...)
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To: maggief

John Thune just moved way down my list for future consideration. RomneyCare is completely unacceptable, and Mitt Romney is completely unacceptable. If John Thune thinks Romney is tolerable, then Thune is not someone I ever want to support in the future.


18 posted on 11/23/2011 7:44:36 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: maggief
John Thune, member in good standing of....

America's Ruling Class -- And the Perils of Revolution By Angelo M. Codevilla from the July 2010 - August 2010 issue

19 posted on 11/23/2011 7:47:24 AM PST by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: maggief

The establishment must be getting nervous. Mittns was supposed to be at about 45% by now and leaving the others in the dust.


20 posted on 11/23/2011 8:02:03 AM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Mittt Romney - he lacks the courage of his absence of convictions .)
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To: maggief

mItt Thune?


21 posted on 11/23/2011 9:48:43 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Nifster

Read the whole article.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2011/sep/13/gail-collins/mitt-romney-and-dog-car-roof-one-columnists-obsess/


22 posted on 11/23/2011 9:37:35 PM PST by Ripliancum (Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you. -Eph. 4:31)
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To: Pollster1
>> John Thune just moved way down my list for future consideration.

John Thune moved way down my list for future consideration years ago, when he joined the Dems in lynching Bolton's nomination to be UN Ambassador.

Glad to see other freepers are coming around to realize that Thune cannot be trusted.

23 posted on 12/31/2011 1:11:28 PM PST by BillyBoy (Illegals for Perry/Gingrich 2012 : Don't be "heartless"/ Be "humane")
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