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Rasmussen Poll: South Carolina: Gingrich 33%, Romney 31%, Paul 15%
Rasmussen ^ | 1/19/2012 | Rasmussen

Posted on 01/19/2012 11:18:20 AM PST by Sudetenland

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has now surged ahead of Mitt Romney in the final Rasmussen Reports survey of the South Carolina Republican Primary race with the vote just two days away.

The latest telephone survey of Likely GOP Primary Voters in the state finds Gingrich with 33% support to Romney’s 31%. Two days ago, before the last debate, it was Romney by 14 percentage points.

Texas Congressman Ron Paul now runs third with 15% of the vote, followed by former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum at 11%. Paul's support is steady while Santorum's support has dropped five points since Monday. At the beginning of the month, just after Santorum’s strong showing in the Iowa caucuses, he ran second to Romney with 24% of the vote.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; gingrich; rasmussen; sc2012; scprimary
This nomination is not yet in the bag for Mitt. Go Newt!!!
1 posted on 01/19/2012 11:18:32 AM PST by Sudetenland
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To: Sudetenland

Go Santorum! A true conservative! One wife! No mistresses! A trust worthy man happy in his own skin!


2 posted on 01/19/2012 11:21:01 AM PST by Yaelle (moneybomb for Santorum: $1m by Sat! https://www.ricksantorum.com/)
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To: Sudetenland

Go Newt!


3 posted on 01/19/2012 11:23:23 AM PST by pallis
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To: Sudetenland

Bad news for the Mittster. No Republican has won the nomination without winning South Carolina since the primary was begun.


4 posted on 01/19/2012 11:24:45 AM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Sudetenland; All
There's NO WAY Santorum drops out now that this Marianne interview will be on ABC tonight. He'll be in AT LEAST until Florida.

My wife insists that men just don't get it.

"Women will never vote for Newt once they become aware of these revelations...at least 90% of whom never heard them before".

She talks about the homemakers "bubble" and how a man can get away with a lot of immoral things...until he brings them through the front door of the home.

From that point forward all women will hate him, no matter what else. Even if it means the complete destruction of the Republic.

I have to admit, I don't get it. But, she's ADAMANT.

5 posted on 01/19/2012 11:26:51 AM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Sudetenland
LOL. Now the polls are reflecting the reality on the ground rather than the pollsters desire to "push" the electorate in a given direction.

These people have no shame.
6 posted on 01/19/2012 11:27:08 AM PST by Antoninus (Mitt Romney -- attempting to execute a hostile take-over of the Republican Party.)
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To: Sudetenland

Everyone must remember that not only is getting rid of Obama priority one, but getting rid of his Marxist takeover plan (aka OBAMACARE) must be at the forefront of the election battle.

Mitt cannot stand against Obamacare because of his liberal stance on RomneyCare. This is worse than most realize. At the same time, he is timid compared to Newt who will go toe-to-toe with Obama who cannot win a fight with Newt on ANY ISSUE. All Obama can do to Newt is play personal politics and attempt to beat him that way. That, of course, and BUY THE ELECTION whereever he can. Every gutter-level vote will be purchased.

And this is just the tip of the iceberg. Go Newt !!!


7 posted on 01/19/2012 11:28:42 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: Sudetenland

Milt was leading by 14 before the debate. And is now losing by 2 following the debate. LOL!

Shows you how bad Romney came off, and how good Newt performed.


8 posted on 01/19/2012 11:29:03 AM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else.)
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To: Mariner

I don’t hate him. I also don’t hate my FIL who cheated on my husband’s mother leading to their divorce.


9 posted on 01/19/2012 11:29:37 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Mariner
"Women will never vote for Newt once they become aware of these revelations...at least 90% of whom never heard them before".

Annoyingly, I think that's true. Amazing how that same dynamic doesn't work on the Democrat side, though. Democrat women assume that Democrat men are scum.
10 posted on 01/19/2012 11:29:42 AM PST by Antoninus (Mitt Romney -- attempting to execute a hostile take-over of the Republican Party.)
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To: pallis
Go Newt!

Soon-to-be President Gingrich has all the momentum on his side. He's unstoppable now, even with the slings and arrows coming his way from the Marxists (and that include Mitt Romney, every bit as evil as is Hussein O'Bambi).

When President Gingrich takes the reigns power along with Tea Party patriots in a year, a small government coupled with a mighty military will restore American Exceptionalism to levels not seen since the Reagan Era.

Rebellion really is brewing! Go Newt Go!

11 posted on 01/19/2012 11:31:47 AM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Sudetenland

“Senator Rick Santorum at 11%.”

Seems to be an all around good day.


12 posted on 01/19/2012 11:31:47 AM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO.....!)
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To: Mariner
"Women will never vote for Newt once they become aware of these revelations...at least 90% of whom never heard them before".

Has she ever heard of Bill Clinton?

13 posted on 01/19/2012 11:37:26 AM PST by Kazan
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To: Sudetenland

Oops, Newt is ahead of The Chosen One. Enter stage left, the scorned ex mistress/wife. Anyone keeping a tally of all the mistresses who have been made headlines this campaign season?


14 posted on 01/19/2012 11:39:52 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: Yaelle
Go Santorum! A true conservative! One wife! No mistresses!

The race is down two candidates -- Newt or Romney. Santorum can only prevent Newt from beating Romney at this point.

15 posted on 01/19/2012 11:40:04 AM PST by Kazan
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To: Mariner

“Women will never vote for Newt once they become aware of these revelations...at least 90% of whom never heard them before”.

How does she explain Bill Clinton?


16 posted on 01/19/2012 11:41:31 AM PST by Okieshooter
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To: Mariner
"Women will never vote for Newt once they become aware of these revelations...at least 90% of whom never heard them before".

I have concern that that's correct. I fear that this issue will cause many independent and conservative women to think twice about voting for Gingrich and may stay home on election day. Liberal women (who are going to vote for Obama anyway) apparently, aren't bothered by this behavior(ref: Bill Clinton).
17 posted on 01/19/2012 11:43:20 AM PST by Signalman
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To: Okieshooter
How does she explain Bill Clinton?

I guess Newt isn't entitled to "One Free Grope."

18 posted on 01/19/2012 11:44:31 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Mariner

Your wife is speaking for the ‘first and only’ wives’ club.

However, with a 50% divorce rate - there are millions of second and third wives who have suffered first wife revenge and will sympathize with Newt and Callista.

There are also millions of divorced men who will root for Noot....just because.

Thankfully, Marianne & Newt did not have small children - which is where most people draw the line. Men & women who selfishly follow their hormones rather than parent their kids are pariahs.


19 posted on 01/19/2012 11:45:10 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason..)
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To: Sudetenland
WooHoo! South Carolina!

GO NEWT!!

The Place for Conservatives
WooHoo!!


20 posted on 01/19/2012 11:46:40 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: Mariner

As a small child Newt witnessed his father beating and abusing Newt’s mother. She divorced him, remarried, and Newt was adopted by his step dad. Later he was sexually molested by a high school teacher. Yeah, the first wife he married because she got pregnant and felt obligated to do the right thing.

Later he committed adultery with Mairanne Ginther, who became his second wife. Why she believed he wouldn’t commit adultery while married to her was stupid on her part. He realized he had made a mistake in this marriage and sought a divorce.

Newt Gingrich had an epiphany. He had to, or he would have self-destructed.

This man was carrying a troubled emotional burden while serving in Congress but he sought counseling, joined AA and eventually turned his life around after a religious conversion.

Christians are not better than other people. They forgive others, ask forgiveness for themselves, and try to lead a better life by not sinning further. I’m not disgusted with Newt Gingrich, who I believe has honestly changed his life.

It is difficult to feel sorry for Marianne Ginther. She gave this interview originally in 1995. She is only coming forward now to destroy Newt Gingrich by smearing him and his wife to the detriment of our country’s future.

People need to look at this situation clearly and resist knee-jerk reactions.

The Santorums aren’t free from smears either. Karen Santorum became the mistress of an abortion doctor at age 22. Google news Karen Santorum.

This type of yellow journalism sickens me, but it is out there and folks must realize it is made public knowledge towards one purpose only - to destroy likely candidates in the eyes of people like your wife. They’re hoping she doesn’t look further at the facts.


21 posted on 01/19/2012 11:49:47 AM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: SatinDoll

Look how Cain was dumped after one woman who made an accusation that was obvious a lie and one with whom he’d had an affair. The media followed Alred’s lead and said “five” women but “three” never went public.


22 posted on 01/19/2012 11:57:40 AM PST by Terry Mross (AN)
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To: bgill

“Oops, Newt is ahead of The Chosen One. Enter stage left, the scorned ex mistress/wife. Anyone keeping a tally of all the mistresses who have been made headlines this campaign season?”

does anyone recall how Obama won his senate seat? using the same opposition research that caused his Republican opponent to pull out of that race. this appears to be a repeat of the same tactic against Newt.


23 posted on 01/19/2012 12:02:30 PM PST by IWONDR
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To: Mariner

Mariner wrote:
“Even if it means the complete destruction of the Republic.”

I can well understand your wife’s feelings. However, feelings lead to foolish statements like the above. Reason speaks otherwise.

The fact is at this late date, Newt is the best (and only) hope to avoid the “complete destruction of the Republic,” whether your wife likes it or not. Paul is fruitcake, who should be running for the office of DOOFUS. Mitt is a “moderate” or worse, who if he cannot inspire Republicans will never inspire the nation as a whole. Santorum is a fine man, no argument, but he is just not the one at this point in time.

The objective is to remove Obama from office through the ballot box and to replace him with the most able and conservative person possible. That, again, at this point is Newt, warts and all.

You never have much choice in time of need as to how you personally would choose to deal with a critical situation. You can only choose from the solutions that are available to you. Truly wise people know this. After the crisis has been overcome, then you can attempt to fashion further and perhaps better choices. Such fashioning will begin with the choice of Newt’s running mate and the formation of the GOP platform.


24 posted on 01/19/2012 12:09:38 PM PST by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
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To: SatinDoll

Thank you for succinctly stating the facts.

God bless you and GO NEWT!!!!


25 posted on 01/19/2012 12:11:33 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: SatinDoll

As Megan Kelly said this says more about Marianne than it does about Newt. That said GO NEWT GO!


26 posted on 01/19/2012 12:15:54 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Mariner
From that point forward all women will hate him, no matter what else. Even if it means the complete destruction of the Republic.

I am a man and thus not qualified to decipher the wondrous and complex intricacies of the female mind. However, let me say this. If people, male or female, are willing to throw THEIR COUNTRY to the hellhounds because someone messed up over a decade ago, or sat on a couch with someone, or (insert one's favorite 'anathema' issue here) ...if people (AMERICANS) are willing to cut free their own country and heritage to the winds because of that, then America ABSOLUTELY DESERVES whatever ill befalls it.

27 posted on 01/19/2012 12:26:11 PM PST by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: Kazan; Yaelle

“The race is down two candidates — Newt or Romney. Santorum can only prevent Newt from beating Romney at this point.”

Ditto.

“happy in his own skin!”

Out of the 1,000 words that could be used to describe Rick Santorum (Pharisitical being chief among them), happy certainly isn’t one of them. His attempts to sound passionate leave him with his default emotion, anger. He’s angry because he wants to be a dictator, just as his nephew said, he doesn’t think freedom works. Look for him to tank further, and further, and further. He only did well in Iowa because there was a concerted effort to influence people to vote for him, to knock out Ron Paul. That’s neither here nor there regarding Paul, but it explains the brief rise and inevitable fall of Santorum back to where he has always been, nearly dead last in the pack (Now he WILL be last, with Perry out).

Santorum’s radio rant would do him in if his pseudo-Cathlo-wahabi-ism didn’t already. He will stay in for maybe two or three more races (if that) and get out. If anyone is going to take Romney out, it will be Newt. Santorum was never, ever, ever, in the running. Ever.

Santorum’s own words:

“One of the criticisms I make is to what I refer to as more of a Libertarianish right.

They have this idea that people should be left alone, be able to do whatever they want to do, government should keep our taxes down, keep our regulations low, and that we shouldn’t get involved in the bedroom, we shouldn’t get involved in cultural issues. That is not how traditional conservatives view the world.”


28 posted on 01/19/2012 12:32:01 PM PST by JDW11235 (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Parley Baer

Megan is right. With 60% of families in some form of divorce history, there comes a time after 10 years apart to let go and let God heal.


29 posted on 01/19/2012 12:32:01 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Perry 2012 with Cain, Huck, Petraeus, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: Sudetenland; All

Let’s recap this good final week leading up to the folks of SC, The Decider State Since 1980 voting....

South Carolina Republican Presidential Primary

WEDNESDAY: PPP (D)
Gingrich 34, Romney 28, Paul 15, Santorum 14, Perry 5 Gingrich +6 :~)

WEDNESDAY: Insider Advantage (R)
Gingrich 32, Romney 29, Paul 15, Santorum 11, Perry 3 Gingrich +3 :~)

WEDNESDAY: Rasmussen (R)
Gingrich 33, Romney 31, Paul 15, Santorum 11, Perry 2 Gingrich +2 :~)

TUESDAY: Politico (D)
Romney 37, Gingrich 30, Paul 11, Santorum 10, Perry 4 Romney +7

MONDAY: NBC News (D)
Romney 34, Gingrich 24, Paul 16, Santorum 14, Perry 4 Romney +10


30 posted on 01/19/2012 12:35:51 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Perry 2012 with Cain, Huck, Petraeus, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: re_nortex
Good Lord.

Give me some of whatever you're smoking, please.

I've got some news for you Sunshine - the communist usurper is in the White Hut is there to stay. Doesn't matter if we reincarnated Ronaldus Maximus himself and propped him up against Barry in Nov.

Barry WILL be re-elected, and this great Republic will be damn lucky if it can survive him and his commie pals, particularly after he installs two more bleeding heart liberal socialist activist jurors on the SCOTUS next term.

31 posted on 01/19/2012 12:42:52 PM PST by liberty_lvr (Drill Gaia like a 3 am prom date)
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To: liberty_lvr
I've got some news for you Sunshine

"Pink isn't well, he's stayed back at the hotel..."

32 posted on 01/19/2012 12:44:42 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: liberty_lvr

Welcome visitor from the future.

Give me the next set of winning Lotto numbers, please. Thank you in advance.


33 posted on 01/19/2012 12:45:38 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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34 posted on 01/19/2012 12:53:16 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: dfwgator
Yes!!

At least somebody here gets me... ;-)

(I know, I'm a weird old hippie... )

35 posted on 01/19/2012 12:55:21 PM PST by liberty_lvr (Drill Gaia like a 3 am prom date)
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To: Revolting cat!
Well, I sure hope I'm wrong.

But you don't have to be clairvoyant to read the handwriting on the wall - more than half of US households are on the dole for some kind of assistance from the goobermint (and that does not include us mortgage deduction and other tax break users), and the Hispanics are rolling into Dem circles by the thousands.

So sorry, but I just don't see it. As hated as we think Barry may be, Dubya was far more universally reviled in 2004 and he was reelected (although admittedly John F'n Kerry prolly had more to do with that than a strong conservative showing).

36 posted on 01/19/2012 1:04:39 PM PST by liberty_lvr (Drill Gaia like a 3 am prom date)
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To: All
The reasons why it matter for Newt and not Clinton according to my wife:

Clinton was handsome and charming. Newt not.

Clintons' campaign was able to destroy the credibility of the accusers before the election...and women wanted to believe him.

Monica was found out until he had been elected for a second time.

She's also convinced Obama will set records for the women's vote.

Smart, charming, handsome, family role model and tells women what they want to hear: I will take care of you.

37 posted on 01/19/2012 1:31:43 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Mariner

As a 60 y.o. woman, I disagree. Country first, his morals after. If he can stop obimbo and I believe he can, I do NOT care. His life, my country!!


38 posted on 01/19/2012 1:47:56 PM PST by I_be_tc
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To: IWONDR
does anyone recall how Obama won his senate seat? using the same opposition research that caused his Republican opponent to pull out of that race. this appears to be a repeat of the same tactic against Newt.

Yes, same tactic was used back then when his opponent's divorce records somehow became public. Same tactic used to get Cain out of the running. Newt is now in the lead so it's the same song, new verse.

39 posted on 01/19/2012 1:51:08 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: bgill

“First they came for Cain....”


40 posted on 01/19/2012 1:53:18 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: liberty_lvr; Jim Robinson
Barry WILL be re-elected...

We'll see in a few months but I think the Kenyan Marxist is a goner and will be repudiated at the polls. Here's why.

White guilt will simply not be a factor this time around. The electorate voted for the token Magic Negro once but not this time.

Newt Gingrich, now the likely GOP nominee, will not just bloody the commie usurper's nose during the debates but will knock him out.

More than anything else, the economy remains in the dumps and the chances of it improving under the current regime are nil. The socialist programs simply aren't working and Obamacare has frozen any job growth. Even as spring turns to fall, the voters won't forget the bleak holiday season of 2011. Think of how truly miserable Christmas was from an economic standpoint. Shuttered stores in the mall, millions without work, meager meals for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years as well as children going without gifts.

The Obama economy is his albatross and Conservative activists can pound, pound, pound away in advertising to reinforce just how terrible things have become under his administration. Make no mistake, our Founding Father of Free Republic has made it clear that "Rebellion is brewing!". Jim has his finger on the pulse of what's happening across America and I'm inclined to agree with him. The nation's first affirmative action president is in the White Hut for just a few more months. I can't wait for a new Morning in America!

41 posted on 01/19/2012 2:15:48 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: liberty_lvr

We all sure hope you’re wrong. But you do have a point. Over 40 million are on food stamps. Are they going to vote GOP?


42 posted on 01/19/2012 2:19:48 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: I_be_tc
"As a 60 y.o. woman, I disagree."

What about the majority of the women you have encountered in your lifetime?

43 posted on 01/19/2012 2:20:42 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Mariner

Smart women will want to know more about her and I think the following quote tells me more about her standards or should I say morals then it does his: “Newt Gingrich met Marianne Ginther in 1981 at a fund-raiser. She was 30. She had just broken up with a married man and father of three whom she had dated for some time. ...” It should probably be reworded to read “Marianne Ginther met Newt Gingrich in 1981 at a fund-raiser. She was 30. She had just broken up with a married man and father of three whom she had dated for some time. ...” that way it takes the emphasis off of Newt and on her and what she stands for. I still ask, what is it with these woman, who seem to prefer to date married men or should I say prefer to date other women’s husbands rather then single men? It takes two . . .


44 posted on 01/19/2012 3:40:02 PM PST by This I Wonder32460
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To: SatinDoll

It is said that the 2nd wife, had just broken up with a married man, who had three children, just before she met Newt. And I say “met” because only the two of them knows who enticed or tempted who first. If he is to be judged for committing adultery then so shouldn’t she. Adultery is not a singular sport.


45 posted on 01/19/2012 3:50:40 PM PST by This I Wonder32460
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