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Hannity Challenges Rick Perry On Romney Attacks: ‘It Sounds Like Occupy Wall Street’
MediaIte ^ | 01/11/2012 | by Frances Martel

Posted on 01/11/2012 7:38:08 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Rick Perry had an indisputably rough night in New Hampshire. In fact, tonight, his eyes were entirely on South Carolina, and, on Hannity tonight, he didn’t even bother to talk about New Hampshire. But his night got worse as Sean Hannity challenged him on his claims that Mitt Romney was a “vulture capitalist”– going so far as to claim that Perry sounded like a member of Occupy Wall Street.

RELATED: South Carolina Woman Welcomes Rick Perry: ‘Good To See Someone As Homophobic And Racist As You’

Perry began the segment attacking President Obama, but Hannity quickly shifted gears to the “very harsh words” Perry has had for Romney. “It almost sounds like Occupy Wall Street,” he noted, “it doesn’t sound like someone who is governing Texas as a conservative.”

“There is a real difference between venture capitalism and vulture capitalism,” Perry replied, adding that “venture capitalism we like; vulture capitalism, no.” He justified his attacks saying that “the fact of the matter is he’s going to have to face up to this at some time or another.” Hannity wasn’t satisfied with this answer, asking Perry whether he was saying “that Mitt Romney is a vulture capitalist, that he is unethical.” Perry specified that he thought what happened with two specific companies bought by Bain was “irresponsible,” and that “the folks in South Carolina agree with that.” Hannity replied that it was still “as severe as they can get” as far as attacks go, though Perry insisted there were places where Bain had “destroyed people’s lives.”

The segment via Fox News below:

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KEYWORDS: hannity; occupy; perry; romney
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1 posted on 01/11/2012 7:38:16 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Hannity hasn’t the mental horsepower required to be a leaf blower.


2 posted on 01/11/2012 7:39:24 AM PST by NVDave
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To: SeekAndFind
Hannity is an effing moron.

I am surprised he didn't mention "great American" or "Ruth Chris".
3 posted on 01/11/2012 7:40:39 AM PST by Minus_The_Bear
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh look at all the little Elites line up, dutifully, behind RINO Romney. I may pike.


4 posted on 01/11/2012 7:42:34 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: NVDave

Looks like Obama’s Kool-aid is spilling into the gullets of the supporters of Perry and Gingrich.


5 posted on 01/11/2012 7:44:47 AM PST by Daveinyork
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To: NVDave

HAHAHAHA Oh I am SO stealing that line!!!! I’m assuming you haven’t copy-written it. =) hehehehehehe


6 posted on 01/11/2012 7:44:47 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: Minus_The_Bear
I am sure he sent Perry a Ruth Chris gift certificate and flowers from Pro Flowers.com...
7 posted on 01/11/2012 7:45:30 AM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hannity is right. Romney is awful, but the one thing he actually does have going for him is his successful tenure as a capitalist at Bain. It’s about the only thing I can even think of that gives me any confidence that Romney is an actual human being and not some sort of twisted political energizer chameleon who just won’t go away.

Attacking with these occupywallstreet barbs from the left is a terrible idea, doomed to fail, and is unfortunately helping Mitt the RINO by bolstering the only conservative credentials he can actually point to. Taking weak companies, firing redundancy and overhead, making them more efficient and giving them a shot to succeed (and making a lot of money for investors by doing so) is a necessary part of the free enterprise system. Hearing Perry and Newt attack Romney from the left for it is just sad, smacks of outright desperation and is truly pathetic.


8 posted on 01/11/2012 7:47:52 AM PST by Longbow1969
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To: SeekAndFind

I live in Texas and Rick Perry has embarrassed the entire state and he a liar.

To attack Romney by taking out his context about “liking to fire people”.......(Romney was talking about firing companies you lying jerk).........shows Perry and his desperation.

Some people want to win an election at any cost. Perry is the poster child. He tried to make Romney’s illegal worker an issue, something from years ago, he embarrassed himself and Texas in the debates, and now........he’s just a liar.

The Headline should have been “Republican Candidates LIE about Romney’s statement concerning firing people.”


9 posted on 01/11/2012 7:49:49 AM PST by JNRoberts
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To: SeekAndFind

Both Hannity and Limbaugh seem to have decided to “carry the water” for Mittens. ABC has repeatedly stated that the 2 primary wins mean that Slick Willard “is” the nominee. I guess the establishment Republican blue bloods have distributed the talking points, and the “water boys” are just following their orders.


10 posted on 01/11/2012 7:51:00 AM PST by swamprebel (Where liberty dwells, there is my country.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Hannity is a pimp, as far as I'm concerned.
11 posted on 01/11/2012 7:51:20 AM PST by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: swamprebel

That’s about the way I see it.


12 posted on 01/11/2012 7:51:57 AM PST by NVDave
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To: SeekAndFind

Hannity cannot carry a radio show alone as Rush can. He depends on guests. He loves having Mitt come on his show.

He sees Perry, I guess, as a longshot and dispensable.

I’m starting to despise Hannity.


13 posted on 01/11/2012 7:54:19 AM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: Daveinyork

Now, wait a doggone minute. Perry did attack Romney (nothin’ wrong with that) but not in an anti-capitalist way. He used the term ... ‘not against venture capitalism but against vulture capitalism.’

Some people perceive Mitt as one of those corporate raiders who took over companies, gutted them, and put lots of people out of work.

Being against that is not anti-capitalism.

Don’t follow the mainstream media in this people.

Romney put his dog on top of his car. I’ll believe anything bad about a man like that.


14 posted on 01/11/2012 7:57:34 AM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hannity is a Romney buttboy.


15 posted on 01/11/2012 7:58:23 AM PST by tumblindice (Rew Scromney)
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To: JNRoberts

Apparently you are the only person in Texas that doesn’t want Texas to prosper.

Since projections were released last night that 200,000 NEW jobs are expected in Texas during 2012. I would say the only embarrassment in Texas is you.


16 posted on 01/11/2012 7:58:41 AM PST by marty60
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To: altura
Romney put his dog on top of his car? Did he drive fast or something? Did the dog poop in his car? Did he steal his car to get doggie treats?

Link please. (And no, I'm not defending Romney!!!)

17 posted on 01/11/2012 8:02:31 AM PST by Lakeshark
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To: swamprebel
... Limbaugh seem to have decided to “carry the water” for Mittens

Show me in Rush's transcripts where you get that idea?

18 posted on 01/11/2012 8:04:28 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: SeekAndFind

No one on this site who posts on a regular basis can dislike Barack Hussein “Muslim Brotherhood Adoree” Obama and his Black Racist wife, Michelle “The Racist, Elitist Witch” Obama. A review of my postings will confirm this!!!

But.....let me take to task those on this site and throughout the country, who support Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry and sometimes Rick Santorum!!! IMHO, at least New Gingrich and Rick Perry should be removed from the race or withdraw on their own!!! Both Gingrich and Perry are not hittting on all eight cylinders. I can think of a million things that I can beat up Mitt Romney with other then what these two unbalanced nutcases did!!!

Mitt Romney is going to win the Pubbie nominee slot, easily, made so....by these two hateful, emotional and envious people!!! Oh.....Romney and Ron Paul will get along just fine, and....Romney will go on to win the POTUS slot!!! Santorum also has a role to play and can be quite helpful. At least, Santorum did not stoop below the gutter as Gingrich & Perry have done!!! These two should be confined to taking the trash out at the end of the evening!!!

Look, this upcoming election is one of the most important in our lifetimes and in the history of this great nation. We, the People, need to pull together, patch up our differences and go out next November and handily defeat Obama and the Democrat Party so bad, they will not recover for twenty years or more!!! Anything less destroys out nation for us and all of our children!!! Wise up, folks, your lives and future is at stake, and...you darn well better recognize that fact!!!


19 posted on 01/11/2012 8:04:43 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: marty60; JNRoberts

What you said, Marty.

And JN, don’t know where you’re coming from, but it was not the using of illegal workers that Perry attacked, so much as it was the hypocrisy.

Romney didn’t give a flip about using illegal workers. His very words to his gardener boss betrayed him. Something like, hey, I don’t care, but I’m running for office here.

He says things like that and does things like that and has the nerve to portray Perry as pro-illegals.

Do you really blame Perry for bringing that up?

In fact, that’s as big a reach as you think Perry was making.

You must really love Mitt or hate Perry. Kinda thinkin’ the former.


20 posted on 01/11/2012 8:04:55 AM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: SeekAndFind

Odd, they said the same thing on Fox n Friends this morning. How would the two make the same comparison?

Almost as if someone is writing a script.

We’re being played for fools.


21 posted on 01/11/2012 8:04:55 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Lakeshark

Are you the only person in the known universe who doesn’t know about Mitt Romney putting his dog in the luggage rack on top of his car for a vacation journey.

Well, google it.

And it does sound like you’re defending Romney.

I see a lot of people here saying, ‘I’m not defending Romney’ while they do just that.


22 posted on 01/11/2012 8:07:21 AM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: altura

Being against that is not anti-capitalism.
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Yes it is.


23 posted on 01/11/2012 8:08:45 AM PST by free me (heartless)
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To: altura
I’m starting to despise Hannity.

Levin and Hannity should switch time slots...Hannity damages the conservative movement. He's GREAT for 'moderates'.

24 posted on 01/11/2012 8:09:06 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Lakeshark

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/national/article1191337.ece

Read down about halfway. Its true


25 posted on 01/11/2012 8:09:39 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: NVDave
Hannity hasn’t the mental horsepower required to be a leaf blower.

Wow...post of the day, and it isn't even noon on the East Coast. Sweet.

26 posted on 01/11/2012 8:11:56 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

Oh, grow up.

Apparently your candidate is Santorum. He was an afterthought until he spent a year in Iowa visiting nursing homes and managed to win Iowa.

Now that he is perceived to be in the top echelon, people are noticing what a bad candidate he is.

He doesn’t look presidential; he wasn’t a true conservative in the Senate; he managed to antagonize his constituents after his senate tenure so much that they voted overwhelmingly for a democrat against him.

And he wears those dam Mr. Rogers sweaters all the time.

I am sick of people who want other candidates to drop out so their candidate can win.

Your candidate needs to win on his own.


27 posted on 01/11/2012 8:12:36 AM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: swamprebel

Twelve delegates, and the game is OVER??? Somebody should have told the Texas Rangers about ending games early, and they could have won the frickin’ World Series after all...


28 posted on 01/11/2012 8:14:34 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

Gingrich and Perry don’t really stand for anything other than their own advancement. That’s why they’ll use an Occupy Wall Street slogan to attack Romney. No conservative would use that kind of language.

Face it, Gingrich and Perry are a joke and only out for themselves.


29 posted on 01/11/2012 8:14:34 AM PST by bigdirty
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To: free me; altura

Being against that is not anti-capitalism.
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Yes it is.

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No it’s not.


30 posted on 01/11/2012 8:16:56 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: bigdirty

So conservatives should only support capitalism as long as there’s no risks involved and nobody has a chance of losing money?

lol.


31 posted on 01/11/2012 8:16:56 AM PST by bigdirty
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To: SeekAndFind

I saw the interview last night, and in fact mentioned it on another thread just after it happened. Hannity’s behavior and demeanor were disgraceful. The expression on his face was one of open dislike and contempt. Now, I’ve seen that look on Hannity’s face many times when talking to leftwingers, but never to a fellow conservative. He clearly invited Perry there to sandbag him.


32 posted on 01/11/2012 8:17:04 AM PST by CatherineofAragon
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To: altura
I am sick of people who want other candidates to drop out so their candidate can win.

Your candidate needs to win on his own.

OK, so what's your candidate's excuse?

33 posted on 01/11/2012 8:17:11 AM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: swamprebel

Thank you. I’m glad to see that others are finally seeing Limbaugh for the fraud he is. He talks conservative but boy give him one trip to the Lincolin bedroom at the WH and boy he’s all for the establishment candidates and the RNC.

He’s Rove’s little....u fill in the blank.


34 posted on 01/11/2012 8:18:19 AM PST by swampfox101 (s)
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To: bigdirty

You are incredibly naive.

All candidates for president think highly of themselves and think they are right for the job.

I don’t want a namby pamby president. I want a strong, confident one.

Newt attacked Romney a little too hard and a little too wrong because he had been driven temporarily insane by Romney spreading lies about him.

Perry was sincere and he thinks Romney’s business practices were less than ethical.

No one who knows anything about Texas could ever think or imply that Perry is anti-business. He’s created a climate in Texas that welcomes business and business is coming.

It’s a large state with large problems complicated by the population growth of illegals, let in by your president and who refuse to leave Texas and go on to where you live.

Who can blame them.

Try not to trash up threads with idiotic statements. Say something or say nothing.


35 posted on 01/11/2012 8:20:44 AM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: SeekAndFind

I saw that. Hannity was rude and dismissive to Rick.


36 posted on 01/11/2012 8:21:08 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: driftdiver

hahahahaha


37 posted on 01/11/2012 8:21:50 AM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: altura

“Now, wait a doggone minute. Perry did attack Romney (nothin’ wrong with that) but not in an anti-capitalist way. He used the term ... ‘not against venture capitalism but against vulture capitalism.’

Some people perceive Mitt as one of those corporate raiders who took over companies, gutted them, and put lots of people out of work.

Being against that is not anti-capitalism.

Don’t follow the mainstream media in this people.

Romney put his dog on top of his car. I’ll believe anything bad about a man like that.”

THANK YOU. I am more than a little tired of hearing our own side claim that pointing out unethical business practices is somehow “anti-capitalist.” Even Rush was pushing it yesterday. Sorry, it doesn’t wash.

I think you can tell a lot about a person by the way they treat animals. Romney strapped his dog on top of his car and took off down the highway, while Perry spent his early years as a veterinary assistant and in fact planned to become a vet. Immaterial to some, maybe, but not to me.


38 posted on 01/11/2012 8:22:47 AM PST by CatherineofAragon
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To: SeekAndFind

Reasonable people should be able to distinguish between ‘Venture’ Capitalism and ‘Vulture’ Capitalism. It was exploitation of the American worker that bred the union movement to begin with... back then, workers needed protection from excessive practices of the robber barons. Newt and Perry have acknowledged that abuses exist within the capitalist system. They have not come out against the capitalist system... huge difference.


39 posted on 01/11/2012 8:22:58 AM PST by vortigern
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To: edpc

Well, he’s not begging other candidates to drop out and support him.


40 posted on 01/11/2012 8:22:58 AM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: altura
I’m starting to despise Hannity.

I'm already there.

41 posted on 01/11/2012 8:23:31 AM PST by alicewonders ((GO PERRY!))
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To: CatherineofAragon

thanks, Catherine. It’s important to me also.

Shows the true character of a person, in my opinion.


42 posted on 01/11/2012 8:25:13 AM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: swamprebel
For reference, I'm a Santorum guy at the moment, having been in the Perry, or Gingrich column at various times, but their Occupy language bothered me tremendously. I left Newt's camp when he started this Occupy/Bain crap against Romney a few weeks back. When he acknowledged he'd spoken out of line. I worried Newt might "say anything" and he's done it again. Remember "right wing social engineering"?

So, Newt's off my list and I won't consider going back unless he's the nominee. Now I question Perry's moral compass. Does he know what he believes. Santorum seems to be the only one.

43 posted on 01/11/2012 8:27:09 AM PST by chiller ( Elect another batch of TPartiers and it won't matter which R we elect. WE will lead.)
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To: altura

>>You must really love Mitt or hate Perry. Kinda thinkin’ the former.>>

No actually I was ready to support Perry when he announced. Until I heard how stupid he talks and painful it is to listen to him. Then, his completely meaningless and irrelevant attacks on Romney’s illegal alien issue that was from what?....10 years ago?

He imploded because all he could say was “Back in Texas”......yeah, like that’s going to go over well around the nation.

It was his to lose and he did everything wrong. A textbook on how to implode. I would have fired every single one of his advisers.

And his final act.....LIE about Romney’s statement about firing workers.

Then I liked Cain but we all know what happened there. Then I liked Newt but he’s talking like an OWS freak now.

So....it’s down to Santorum or Mitt. I hated Mitt. I hated his lack of courage to come out for other conservatives when it didn’t seem popular, only then to get on bandwagons, .....but I Don’t hate him anymore. He’s held up very Presidential and if he’s all we got, it’s all we got.

What are you going to do?....keep this clown in office who hates America, especially White America?

It was Perry’s to lose and he did everything wrong and now he’s just a liar.


44 posted on 01/11/2012 8:28:23 AM PST by JNRoberts
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To: swamprebel

I also live in Texas. Rick Perry is not a liar, and I am proud of his work as governor.


45 posted on 01/11/2012 8:28:50 AM PST by Essie
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To: alicewonders

I really don’t want Romney to win, but I’m not willing to become a little socialist wannabe like Rick Perry to do it. Vulture capitalism? Really? VULTURE capitalism. Welcome to the real world, Rick. People get hurt in capitalist economies. The alternative is massive government control and far, far worse.

This whole line of attack is going to guarantee Romney the nomination. What this is proving is that many conservatives aren’t ideological and even on FR don’t really support the free market.

People hate Romney so much they’re willing to sell their ideological soul to beat him and that’s crazy.


46 posted on 01/11/2012 8:29:13 AM PST by bigdirty
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To: SeekAndFind

Hannity is a lightweight. We need “Myth Busters” now more than ever.


47 posted on 01/11/2012 8:30:44 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Why, yes. I AM in a bad mood.)
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To: chiller

Perry questioned Romney’s business ethics. And they probably are questionable.

What does that have to do with a moral compass?

If you bothered to read my earlier post, I said no one could possible question Rick Perry’s business friendly stance.

He’s proved it over his 11 years as governor of a big state which has shown growth and financial success.

Santorum is not pure as the driven snow. His only virtue in this instance is in saying nothing. That’s all he’s done since he won Iowa...say nothing and try not to offend anyone.


48 posted on 01/11/2012 8:31:17 AM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: CatherineofAragon

I saw that same look on Hannity’s face when he interviewed Perry while Cain was making accusations that Perry’s staff was behind his ‘woman’ problems. The whole interview, Hannity stared at Rick like he was looking at a serial killer or something. The sheer hatred was palpable.


49 posted on 01/11/2012 8:32:45 AM PST by alicewonders ((GO PERRY!))
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To: altura
Right....because he's principled?

Flashback:

He originally supported Giuliani in 2008, then asked Huckabee to drop out, so everyone could get behind McCain.

50 posted on 01/11/2012 8:32:53 AM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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