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Santorum: Obama would 'destroy' Romney in November
CNN ^ | January 15, 2011 | Peter Hamby

Posted on 01/15/2012 5:30:14 PM PST by Clintonfatigued

- Rick Santorum delivered a stark warning to South Carolina voters Saturday, telling them Mitt Romney is a sure loser in November if he becomes the Republican presidential nominee.

"Don't buy all this baloney that we need a moderate to win," Santorum told about 200 people gathered at Tommy's Country Ham House in Greenville. "We need someone with strong core convictions who is going to appeal to the voters in the states we need to win and that's not him. That's us."

Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, has trained his fire on Romney at stop after stop as he campaigns across the Palmetto State ahead of the January 21 primary.

But his sharp criticisms seemed to carry a fresh sense of urgency Saturday.

"The establishment is trying to ram down the people of South Carolina's and everybody else's throat Gov. Romney, as if he is inevitable," Santorum said.

He said Barack Obama would "destroy" Romney in the general election because he does not represent a "bold and courageous" contrast to the president.

Santorum cited the Romney-designed Massachusetts health care plan, which was a model for Obama's plan, as an example.

"Why would we pick someone who has had a record that as a liberal governor of Massachusetts to lead our country at a time we need fundamental change?" he asked.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


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1 posted on 01/15/2012 5:30:16 PM PST by Clintonfatigued
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To: upchuck; randita; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; GOPsterinMA; Salvation; antonius; ...

Santorum is right. If Romney loses in South Carolina, we have time to rally around a conesrvative alternative. The time is now.


2 posted on 01/15/2012 5:32:19 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Right.... and Santorum would win what exactly?


3 posted on 01/15/2012 5:34:14 PM PST by hc87
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To: hc87

Gingrich’s water buxket, that’s what. :)


4 posted on 01/15/2012 5:39:26 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: hc87
IMHO Evangelicals, Catholics, and yes Tea Party types would pull Rick across the line with volunteerism.

Romney? I'd have all I could do to refrain from unleashing explicative deletives against his minions and the GOP / RNC establishment when they call me on the phone this summer.

I won't volunteer, send money, and will write in Goldwater, Palin, Reagan depending how I feel that day.

Rick is right, wake up America...

5 posted on 01/15/2012 5:40:09 PM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: hc87
"and Santorum would win what exactly?

A years supply of sweater vests?

6 posted on 01/15/2012 5:40:29 PM PST by VicVega (tagline is MIA)
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To: Clintonfatigued
I don't think Romney nor Rick S. can take the fight to Obama and win. I still think Newt can deliver the message the best of America vs. redistribution.
7 posted on 01/15/2012 5:40:40 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: hc87

I don’t think Santorum’s electoral prognosis is good either, but he is absolutely right about Romney.

Romney is basically a parody candidate. If you took all of the stereotypes that the Left promulgates about Republicans, and then amalgamated them into one man—the result would be Mitt Romney.

He’s a multi-faceted cluster of liabilities in this election. Consider:

1) Upcoming “racist Mormon church” narrative.
2) Upcoming “Wall St. corporate raider” narrative.
3) Liberal governing record in MA will turn off conservative voters.
4) RomneyCare… ’nuff said. Will look extremely hypocritical.
5) Protested in favor of the draft, yet got himself a deferment.
6) Lacks charisma, has weak force of personality.


8 posted on 01/15/2012 5:41:07 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: Clintonfatigued

To the headline: yea duh!


9 posted on 01/15/2012 5:41:40 PM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: Clintonfatigued; hc87

Many years ago I was angry at the way national politics was being conducted. Rather than carefully research candidates and make a decision based on facts, I went with the one who seemed morally pious and superior.

Voting for Jimmy Carter is a huge regret I carry to this day, because Carter, socially conservtive but a fiscal liberal, believed and acted upon his belief in government solutions.

I am not going to make that same mistake again by voting for Rick Santorum.


10 posted on 01/15/2012 5:42:48 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Santorum has read the tea leaves right. And I am glad he is speaking against Romney.Romney loses the first debate when Obama asks him "What is the difference between you and me?"

"I think there are differences between me and Gingrich but frankly there are bigger differences between Romney and I than Newt and I," he said.

Right again, Rick. That's why should accept the VP slot when Newt offers it to you.The two of you would beat Romney, obliterate Paul, and then pummel Obama in what will be the toughest electoral slugfest in our lifetimes. Two are better than one.

11 posted on 01/15/2012 5:43:57 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: hc87
“Right.... and Santorum would win what exactly”? I don't know , but in recent times he became an expert at losing. His last race he lost by 18 points. I don't think he can win his home state.
12 posted on 01/15/2012 5:44:26 PM PST by fantom (,)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Mitt Romney is a sure loser in November if he becomes the Republican presidential nominee.

Which is exactly why the Mainstream Media is trying to foist Romney on us and have him win the nonimation. This is not new info.

They destroyed Herman Cain because he scared the crap out of them...he could possibly have beaten Obama.
Palin had to be dealt with because she could possibly have beaten Obama.
They are dealing with the last few stragglers to get Romney a clear path to the GOP nomination because he cannot beat Obama.

13 posted on 01/15/2012 5:45:43 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The price of freedom is willingness to do sudden battle anywhere, anytime..." - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Barack Obama would "destroy" Romney in the general election

Certainly doesn't sound like a "stalking horse" for Romney as a few have posted here.

14 posted on 01/15/2012 5:46:15 PM PST by Rational Thought
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To: Clintonfatigued
DEMS DREAM, RINO ROMNEY, THE DEMS DREAM
RINOBROS, RINO BROTHERS
15 posted on 01/15/2012 5:46:34 PM PST by FrankR (What you resist...PERSISTS!)
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To: fantom
As I recall, the libs were beating up on him with 24/7 fierceness attacks; he moved away from some of his beliefs to get votes, he look weak. He was crushed. He cannot stand up to Obama.
16 posted on 01/15/2012 5:48:45 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: Clintonfatigued

The trickle of anti-Romney ads is already starting from the Left:

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/405930/january-15-2012/colbert-super-pac-ad-—attack-in-b-minor-for-strings

Prepare to see an onslaught of this kind of hammering for the next 10 months or so if Mitt’s the nominee.


17 posted on 01/15/2012 5:48:52 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: Clintonfatigued; All

The trickle of anti-Romney ads is already starting from the Left:

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/405930/january-15-2012/colbert-super-pac-ad-—attack-in-b-minor-for-strings

Prepare to see an onslaught of this kind of hammering for the next 10 months or so if Mitt’s the nominee.


18 posted on 01/15/2012 5:49:03 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: Clintonfatigued
[Barack Obama would "destroy" Romney] Photobucket Maybe he seen my graphic.lol
19 posted on 01/15/2012 5:49:08 PM PST by RetSignman (I take responsibility for what I post not for what you understand.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

He’s absolutely right.


20 posted on 01/15/2012 5:49:20 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: hc87

Iowa?


21 posted on 01/15/2012 5:49:29 PM PST by BenKenobi (Rick Santorum - "The Force is strong with this one")
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To: Clintonfatigued
Statement: "Santorum: Obama would 'destroy' Romney in November"

Response: I tend to agree.

Comment: How can Romney argue against "Obamacare" when Romney's Massachusetts program formed the basis of "The Divine One's" program. Further, Romney has taken so many positions similar to those taken by "The Divine One's" masters that Romney is a joke.

22 posted on 01/15/2012 5:49:48 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Clintonfatigued

All Romney had going for him was that people saw him as “electable.”

That illusion is quickly being destroyed...and now, the emperor has no clothes.


23 posted on 01/15/2012 5:50:47 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: SatinDoll

So you don’t see any difference between Carter and Santorum? Really?


24 posted on 01/15/2012 5:51:02 PM PST by BenKenobi (Rick Santorum - "The Force is strong with this one")
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To: SatinDoll

>>>Voting for Jimmy Carter is a huge regret I carry to this day, because Carter, socially conservtive but a fiscal liberal, believed and acted upon his belief in government solutions.<<<

Me too!

The difference is Carter was a liberal asshole, and Santorum is basically, a conservative.


25 posted on 01/15/2012 5:51:46 PM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: Clintonfatigued
Gingrich-Santorum
 
or
 
Santorum-Gingrich

26 posted on 01/15/2012 5:51:56 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: BenKenobi

Not much difference, no.


27 posted on 01/15/2012 5:52:37 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Christie at the beach
His last election, the left made his entire race about how extreme he was with his views on abortion. It went on and on. This election will win about jobs. You get the country with the right person, and these moral issues will improve. You need a person who understands that 9 judges do not have more power than we, the people.
28 posted on 01/15/2012 5:54:19 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: Clintonfatigued

Why would anyone choose “Obama-lite” (Romney) when they could have the real thing?


29 posted on 01/15/2012 5:54:56 PM PST by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: SatinDoll

Jimmy Carter seemed earnest enough, but didn’t have half a clue how things actually worked. How does the saying go, the road to hell is paved with good intentions?


30 posted on 01/15/2012 5:55:28 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: SatinDoll

Santorum a fiscal liberal? Stop listening to propaganda. I’m from Pa, and believe me, the guy’s a straight arrow. But, I’m afraid that even our own folks are too gullible to understand this in time. Bob


31 posted on 01/15/2012 5:56:45 PM PST by alstewartfan (27 of 36 of Romney's judicial appointments were DEMOCRATS!!!!!)
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To: Salvation

Santorum is younger, correct? You might want the younger one to be the heir apparent to the party candidacy 8 years hence.


32 posted on 01/15/2012 5:56:45 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: afraidfortherepublic; American Constitutionalist; Antoninus; AuH2ORepublican; BlackElk; ...
Santorum for President Ping List.

FReepmail “Antoninus” to be added or removed.that up.

33 posted on 01/15/2012 5:56:56 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: reagandemocrat
I noticed you said Liberal not Perfect, after all he did have Hemorrhoids.

Besides, out of Office Rick has spoke against our nation, undercut Presidents, not visited or cozied up with Castro, Chavez and other 3rd world loons like Carter has...

34 posted on 01/15/2012 5:57:31 PM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: SatinDoll

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQ4tkwJUDGw

Here’s a blast from the past.


35 posted on 01/15/2012 5:57:52 PM PST by BenKenobi (Rick Santorum - "The Force is strong with this one")
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To: reagandemocrat

Carter feigned social conservatism, and apparently even some of our own Freepers still accept this lie.


36 posted on 01/15/2012 5:58:52 PM PST by alstewartfan (27 of 36 of Romney's judicial appointments were DEMOCRATS!!!!!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Carter is an “earnest” goof.


37 posted on 01/15/2012 6:00:10 PM PST by alstewartfan (27 of 36 of Romney's judicial appointments were DEMOCRATS!!!!!)
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To: alstewartfan

Just because Jimmuh didn’t go screaming in the streets for abortion (say) doesn’t mean he wasn’t ready to give looie social liberals what they wanted. And it’s fortunate he only got one term, looking at how he “bloomed” afterwards.


38 posted on 01/15/2012 6:01:10 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Clintonfatigued
The left has already chosen Romney and it's only a short matter of time until he's anointed.

The proper response would be to immediately begin a new political party that is focused upon representing conservatives, IMO.

Since the Republican party is basically a “moderate” version of the Democrat party, it wouldn't take many election cycles to replace the GOP, IMO.

This is the only way to reverse the leftward course this country is traveling via the ballot box, IMO.

39 posted on 01/15/2012 6:01:43 PM PST by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: taildragger

He’s also just a smidgen opposed to Roe vs Wade.

Carter was a big supporter of Roe. He was a moral relativist. Santorum is a firm objectivist. This is a gulf wide and broad.


40 posted on 01/15/2012 6:01:43 PM PST by BenKenobi (Rick Santorum - "The Force is strong with this one")
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To: reagandemocrat
Santorum grew up in western Pennsylvania at a time when the economy in that part of the state was experiencing a decline.

Consequently, he tends to support government as a solution to problems more than do other Republicans.

I really believe he should run for Governor of Pennsylvania and expand his political experience. It would be a good move for him and a political resume enhancer. If he demonstrates the ability to govern as a conservative, I would seriously consider voting for him in a future presidential election.

I want to add that I am not anti-Santorum nor anti-Perry. What I want in terms of a President is someone like Winston Churchill, only he's dead.

41 posted on 01/15/2012 6:04:12 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: alstewartfan

Santorum even brought this up himself.

“All of us have heard people say, ‘I privately am against abortion, homosexual marriage, stem cell research, cloning. But who am I to decide that it’s not right for somebody else?’ It sounds good,” Santourm said. “But it is the corruption of freedom of conscience.”


42 posted on 01/15/2012 6:06:09 PM PST by BenKenobi (Rick Santorum - "The Force is strong with this one")
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To: lightman

Exactly. Which is why if Romney wins the primary, I’ll leave the Presidential slot blank in November. I’m not voting for a RINO. I’ll vote to give the Conservatives a majority in both houses but I will NOT VOTE FOR ROMNEY. I’m sick of voting for lying, middle of the road, backstabbing whores.

The Republican Party is well known for snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. It’s beginning to look like they are going to do it again.

They better wake up and realize that we DO NOT WANT moderates. I will not vote for a moderate. If the Republican party wants to nominate a moderate, then let Obama win and let the Dems own the failure they’ve created. It’ll also mean that we’ll most likely have to have a revolution to fix things and if that’s the case again, let the Dems own the blame.

To the Republican leadership, I send this message. Go conservative or GTFO.


43 posted on 01/15/2012 6:07:04 PM PST by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: Christie at the beach
I still think Newt can deliver the message the best of America vs. redistribution.

Like the $1,600,000.00 of taxpayer money that got redistributed into Newt's pocket after being laundered through Freddie Mac.

44 posted on 01/15/2012 6:07:47 PM PST by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: SatinDoll

“What I want in terms of a President is someone like Winston Churchill, only he’s dead.”

You are aware that Winnie was a Lib Dem? ;)


45 posted on 01/15/2012 6:08:08 PM PST by BenKenobi (Rick Santorum - "The Force is strong with this one")
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To: Christie at the beach

I am of the exact opposite opinion. I think both Romney and Rick S. could beat Obama, but not Newt.


46 posted on 01/15/2012 6:09:49 PM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: taildragger

Here in SC we are getting three to four calls for Romney a day!! No others.


47 posted on 01/15/2012 6:09:57 PM PST by kaki
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To: Minn

Face it. No Republican will beat Obama and the House will likely flip back to the Democrats.

Then our country is over as we know it. We will be the new France. A sick, sick country with a bath house Marxist from Chicago.


48 posted on 01/15/2012 6:12:42 PM PST by whitedog57
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To: Clintonfatigued

49 posted on 01/15/2012 6:15:32 PM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

That is the truth!

I’ve been working on an idea all weekend, and want to run it by you to get your thoughts. I suspect I know why the Republican establishment is supporting Romney.

I suspect the Republican establishment has chosen Romney in the hope that he will attract enough disenchanted Democratic voters to defeat Obama.

For both political parties it is all about money and power.

Gov. Romney is the candidate for the elitist Republicans who are, in essense, supporters of Globalism. Democrats too, have been suporters of Globalism with a socialist tint, but then their party was hijacked.

President Obama, a Marxist-Leninist Muslim, is the champion of the Global Social Justice league (communism in one of its many aspects).

Per Wikipedia: Globalism can have at least two different and opposing meanings. One meaning is the attitude or policy of placing the interests of the entire world above those of individual nations. Another is viewing the entire world as a proper sphere for one nation to project political influence.

The US power players and Wall Street together have combined the two definitions in an attempt to dominate international commerce, the monetary structure, and establish a New World Order for projecting military control. This is neither conservative nor liberal in orientation and both Democrats and Republicans have been involved over the decades, until Obama arrived on the scene.

Who is the Globalist’s rival, trying to subvert and seize control to alter the eventual structure and purpose of this New World Order?

Obama and friends are Global Social Justice or you could say Communism all grown-up and combined with the quest for an Islamic Caliphate brought about through the United Nations. (Both are antagonists, and eventually will try to destroy one another).

BHO2 is the movement’s puppet. Leo Gerard, via the International Labor Unions (plus Russia, perhaps?), is one of the puppet masters and together are the driving force behind this group as it stands now.

These two groups are struggling to see who controls the U.S. government because it is in the way of establishing a New World Order. What that NWO will finally look like, fascist or Marxist/Islamic, is still up in the air.

Mind you, I’ve distilled the scenario down to its molecular level and there exist many groups playing minor roles in this struggle. And it IS a struggle, with dire results for U.S. Conservatives if they don’t choose the right champion for the American people.

Neither group gives a damn about the rights of individuals. The common man, or woman, on the street is just a “unit” to be taxed or obliterated, it matters not to them.

The last thing that either group wants is for conservatives with Bibles and guns asserting their God-given rights and demanding that Washington, D.C., changes how it does business.


50 posted on 01/15/2012 6:15:32 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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