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Space veterans endorse Mitt Romney
TucsonSentinel.com ^ | 01/28/2012 | Samantha Stainburn

Posted on 01/29/2012 3:15:26 PM PST by FryingPan101

Astronaut Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, Bob Crippen, the first space shuttle pilot, and former NASA administrator Mike Griffin are among the eight space leaders who endorsed Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on Friday, Space.com reported.

The men signed an open letter that explained why Romney is the candidate they most trust to rebuild the U.S. space program.

"Restoring the U.S. space program to greatness will require the leadership, management skill, and commitment to American exceptionalism possessed by only one candidate in this race: Mitt Romney," the letter said, according to Space.com. "We support Mitt's candidacy and believe that his approach to space policy will produce results instead of empty promises."

http://www.tucsonsentinel.com/nationworld/report/012812_romney_space_vets/space-veterans-endorse-mitt-romney/

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KEYWORDS: character; gingrich; primary; romney
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It is my intention to follow my governor's lead (Rick Perry) and vote for Newt Gingrich in our primary.

I still would like a commitment from FReepers, for the sake of the Republican Party, the country, and beating Obama, that if Newt doesn't cross the finish line, all Conservatives vote for the last man standing. When I consider some of the people and groups endorsing Romney, Gingrich, and Santorum, I can't help but think we have good candidates. How can we question character of any of them when they've put so much on the line? We can't just quit if one candidate doesn't make it. Governor Perry didn't make it and I still think he was the most qualified. He put more on the line than anyone. However, I vowed to vote for the Republican we put up against Obama. Will you?

1 posted on 01/29/2012 3:15:34 PM PST by FryingPan101
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2 posted on 01/29/2012 3:18:44 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: FryingPan101

Here is a commitment for you. I won’t vote for Romney under any circumstances for any office at any time, ever.


3 posted on 01/29/2012 3:22:28 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: musicman

If I were Miss Samantha I’d look at getting hitched quick to ditch THAT surname. IF this isn’t satire.


4 posted on 01/29/2012 3:22:47 PM PST by txhurl ('We need to be sudden and relentless.' Save the canons for the whites of their eyes.)
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To: FryingPan101

I will vote for our conservative candidate ONLY. Sorry, that means no Willard, the $50 abortioner EVER!!!

Btw, Willard’s endorsements are from pay to play MODERATES/LIBERALS.


5 posted on 01/29/2012 3:23:55 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Huck 2012 with Cain, Palin, Santorum, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: FryingPan101

No, I’m not voting for Romney under any conditions. My level of disgust towards Romney is so high at this point, I’d rather pull the lever for Obama.

Realistically, I’ll be abstaining from voting altogether if Romney is the nominee.


6 posted on 01/29/2012 3:25:51 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: FryingPan101

Right - they all had their days of glory on our dime.

They have an obligation to encourage a new generation to Dream Big and Dream American.

Like Romney even knows who they are!!!!!


7 posted on 01/29/2012 3:27:23 PM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason...... to celebrate life and embrace the future.)
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To: FryingPan101
However, I vowed to vote for the Republican we put up against Obama. Will you?

SHOVE IT, YOU SURRENDER MONKEY!

8 posted on 01/29/2012 3:28:48 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: FryingPan101

Romney is a dirty liar. I can’t vote for him even if he is the “last man standing”. He was the last man standing because he lied enough to drive out his opponents from the race. You are delusional about his merits.


9 posted on 01/29/2012 3:29:46 PM PST by Apollo5600
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To: FryingPan101

No way we’ll vote for Romney. That’s a promise.


10 posted on 01/29/2012 3:31:37 PM PST by NewHampshireDuo
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To: All

Mormons are a CULT plain and Simple, no differant than Scientology.

http://www.southparkstudios.com/guide/episodes/s07e12-all-about-mormons


11 posted on 01/29/2012 3:31:42 PM PST by troy McClure
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To: FryingPan101

wait a minute....... isn’t it newt who is promoting NASA??? And taking a beating for it from romney??


12 posted on 01/29/2012 3:33:13 PM PST by annelizly
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To: troy McClure

Mormonism is like scientology, but without the glamour.


13 posted on 01/29/2012 3:33:56 PM PST by Apollo5600
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To: FryingPan101

“I believe Mitt Romney is a good person with a philosophy that has evolved over the years. We all grow up.
**
I’ll vote for Romney if my guy doesn’t make it and Romney does.”

FryingPan101


14 posted on 01/29/2012 3:34:43 PM PST by wolficatZ (:"TV is king, you're my everything..")
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To: FryingPan101

WGAS?


15 posted on 01/29/2012 3:35:12 PM PST by bksanders (Old Gets Older the Older I Get)
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To: FryingPan101
In a speech in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Friday, Romney said he doesn’t currently have a grand vision for the U.S. space program, the Washington Post reported. However, he said, if elected, he would bring together the nation’s top experts in government and the private sector to decide what its mission should be.

Or doesn't dare articulate it.

16 posted on 01/29/2012 3:35:47 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Limbaugh: Tim Tebow miracle: "He had atheists praying to God that he would lose.")
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To: FryingPan101
However, I vowed to vote for the Republican we put up against Obama. Will you? Only if someone's at the polling station to clean up the mess I make after vomiting all over the floor. Not sure if my stomach could handle such a vote...
17 posted on 01/29/2012 3:36:08 PM PST by Downinthedixie
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To: FryingPan101

John Glenn revealed himself to be a Leftist of the highest order.

I guess Cernan and Crippen are following that path.

And no, Willard will NEVER get my vote.


18 posted on 01/29/2012 3:36:30 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: annelizly

Yes, thats correct, I’m so confused. What the he!! is going on?


19 posted on 01/29/2012 3:36:58 PM PST by annieokie
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To: FryingPan101

Space leaders????????? Well, I guess that sounds better than “a bunch of old guys we never heard of who once worked for NASA”.......


20 posted on 01/29/2012 3:37:32 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: FryingPan101
A disaster for conservatism if Romney is nominated. Look at his record; he is very liberal.
Our nation is in deep trouble; only conservative ideas can save it.
Romney's Bain Capital “just moving money” economics is NOT what built our nation. It is not the worst thing in the world, but definitely not a strong thing to support.
21 posted on 01/29/2012 3:37:37 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: FryingPan101
Romney space program? What in the hell are these jackasses thinking of. Did they not hear about Newt's program? Romney's program would be a big fat lie.
22 posted on 01/29/2012 3:40:53 PM PST by Logical me
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To: FryingPan101
Also, can we assume that a la Bondi, the 8 signatories might just happen to make up that panel Mittens calls for?

And what says Harrison Schmitt?

23 posted on 01/29/2012 3:41:54 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Limbaugh: Tim Tebow miracle: "He had atheists praying to God that he would lose.")
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To: musicman

well said.I won’t either.


24 posted on 01/29/2012 3:41:54 PM PST by ivory49
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To: FryingPan101

“for the sake of the Republican Party, the country, and beating Obama, that if Newt doesn’t cross the finish line”

... then there had better be some mighty attractive House and Senate candidates to get conservatives to the polls!

Even if Newt pulls it out, we won’t be showing up with enthusiasm and excitement if the House and Senate candidates are the same old RINO drones.


25 posted on 01/29/2012 3:45:51 PM PST by mrsmith (What Tea Party nominee have you found for your House seat?)
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To: FryingPan101
Well I guess Space Veterans don't think much about their, or anybody elses' parents. Romney was a Director of Damon Corporation (quest labs). During his watch at Damon Corporation, The company was found GUILTY of the largest Medicare Fraud Case of the 1990’s

RomneyCare = ObamaCare = Rationed HealthCare = Senior Death Panels. Romney personally pocketed a half million dollars skating out the back door just as Federal Investigators were coming in the front door.

Medicare is currently insolvent partially because of practices like Romeny led at Damon Corporation

26 posted on 01/29/2012 3:46:42 PM PST by swamprebel (Where liberty dwells, there is my country.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
“just moving money” economics is called redistribution.
27 posted on 01/29/2012 3:47:01 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: vbmoneyspender

Wow. I’m a baby boomer as are the original astronauts...

I guess, maybe, I’m off base...a relic...out of touch...someone who should be sent out to pasture...

I’m shocked and amazed at the Romney endorsement of these men... and today of Jon Voight...

I’m, sad to say, I guess confused... I thought Ann Coulter, and Jon...and the rest were with us... I guess not...

I pledge also to you... I will not vote for Romney. No campaign donations... no vote... etc... I’ll sit this one out...

I voted for Reagan against FOrd... It’s the same now...

This country is screwed...Plain and simple if we nominate romney...

Could not be clearer...

Oh... and check this out...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2827226/posts


28 posted on 01/29/2012 3:47:41 PM PST by nikos1121
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29 posted on 01/29/2012 3:47:52 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: FryingPan101

Will I vote for that snake-oil-lying-deceptive-baby killer?

No way in the world.


30 posted on 01/29/2012 3:48:39 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: FryingPan101

I will vote for the Republican nominee, no matter who it is. Santorum would be my first choice but any of them, and yes that includes Romney, would be better than Obama, IMHO.


31 posted on 01/29/2012 3:49:45 PM PST by WatchOutForSnakes
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To: FryingPan101
I vowed to vote for the Republican we put up against Obama. Will you?
Yes, UNLESS "we" put up the so-called Republican who as a single-term failed governor delivered as his only accomplishment a program of policy functionally identical to ObamaCare, viz. RomneyCare, with all its new rules, new taxes, its exchanges its mandates, and its assumptions about using state power to supervisie private economic activity to support progressive goals like universal coverage.

I will never support, nor will I vote, for Romney, ever. ESPECIALLY not after the Florida 2012 primary.
32 posted on 01/29/2012 3:50:08 PM PST by Timaeus (Willard Mitt Romney Delenda Est)
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To: annelizly

Yeah, that’s what I thought, too!


33 posted on 01/29/2012 3:50:08 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: FryingPan101

YES.......................my man did not win in FL...(Rick),but i will vote Rep. in the election.(i am not going to have my ass shot at for the USA and not vote)


34 posted on 01/29/2012 3:51:24 PM PST by tankrlm
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To: WatchOutForSnakes

So you go from one mediocre candidate to another. Good for you!


35 posted on 01/29/2012 3:55:57 PM PST by Apollo5600
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To: Apollo5600

Mediocre is 10 times better than what we have now.


36 posted on 01/29/2012 3:57:53 PM PST by WatchOutForSnakes
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To: wolficatZ

““I believe Mitt Romney is a good person with a philosophy that has evolved over the years. We all grow up.
**
I’ll vote for Romney if my guy doesn’t make it and Romney does.”

Yep. I said that and my opinion has change since Governor Perry endorsed. I still think the best of people who want to lead our nation.


37 posted on 01/29/2012 4:06:51 PM PST by FryingPan101 (My taglines always lose.)
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To: FryingPan101

The very moment Romney wins the nomination (God forbid), will be the very moment that Obama wins the election.

Not only no, but HELL NO, I will not vote for Romney under any circumstances. I will simply watch our country burn to the ground.

If you want to help to save America, then STOP ROMNEY NOW!!! The only way to stop Romney is to support and vote for Newt.

As for “for the sake of the Republican Party”, screw them. The Republican party is on death row and they did it to themselves. The GOP establishment elite needs to die and die NOW, period.


GO NEWT GO......this is not just about picking a president, it’s about the very survival of our country!!


38 posted on 01/29/2012 4:12:47 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO--it’s about the survival of our country!!)
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To: Gator113

At one time, I thought I could vote for whoever the nominee is. Not any more. Mittens has shown he is a true Alinsky radical and makes my blood run cold. I will sit out the vote in November if he is our nominee. Sorry, I just can’t stomach the weasel. We had tricky Dicky, we don’t need another Slick Willy occupying the WH.


39 posted on 01/29/2012 4:20:03 PM PST by Catsrus
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To: vbmoneyspender
Here is a commitment for you. I won’t vote for Romney under any circumstances for any office at any time, ever.

I agree.

40 posted on 01/29/2012 4:21:37 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: Catsrus

No Romney, no way, no how, ain’t gonna happen.....

Go Newt Go.....


41 posted on 01/29/2012 4:24:01 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO--it’s about the survival of our country!!)
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To: Apollo5600

“You are delusional about his merits”

I have no delusions. I wanted Governor Perry to be our candidate and he was crucified on this site repeatedly by some of the same names I see now. Very few gave him the respect he deserved. I will vote for Gingrich in the Texas primary and if he snags the nomination. If he doesn’t and neither does Santorum, Governor Romney is the last man standing. I have to vote. I don’t believe in “none of the above” votes. In 1998, Harry Reid won his senate seat by about 400 votes. I think there were over eleven thousand protest, ignorant “none of the above” votes which I think is a disgrace in our great country.


42 posted on 01/29/2012 4:24:15 PM PST by FryingPan101 (My taglines always lose.)
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To: FryingPan101

BTW i would rather vote for Newt (2nd choice,already voted for Rick in FL).....but i will vote.


43 posted on 01/29/2012 4:25:28 PM PST by tankrlm
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To: FryingPan101

Happily. Preferred Cain or Perry but prefer Romney to Newt by a mile. Santorum’s a good man but not going to win the primary or the presidency.

However if it’s Newt, I’ll vote Newt as well.

If someone can’t see the difference between Romney and Obama, get glasses.


44 posted on 01/29/2012 4:36:44 PM PST by sick1 (Don't fear the freeper)
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To: FryingPan101

I also was a Perry supporter. And before that I was a Cain supporter. I recall plenty of Perry supporters treating Cain like s***. But that’s the past. This has been a vicious cycle. At this point, what we’re up against is either Romney, who is a pathological liar, or the last candidate who is able to draw up any excitement, which is Newt.

If you are so clueless that you are unaware of Romney’s character, that’s too bad for you. As for me, I won’t be voting for a RINO who has conducted one of the most vicious smear campaigns against a fellow Republican I’ve ever seen in my life.


45 posted on 01/29/2012 4:42:01 PM PST by Apollo5600
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To: sick1

Why do you post that surrender monkey nonsense on FR?Hard to fathom people who cant see the similarities of bamster and romnoid.


46 posted on 01/29/2012 4:47:02 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Apollo5600

They know that Mitt will bypass their empire and use the private businesses that have and are developing the mission for profit outside NASA.


47 posted on 01/29/2012 4:48:36 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

I guess I take the “free” in “free republic” at face value. As in I’m free to post my thoughts.

I’d be wary of a Romney presidency but sick over a second Obama one and terrified of a Gingrich one.

Respect the fact that you support Gingrich as the ‘true conservative’. I don’t see one in the primary that can mount an effective campaign. I’ll take Romney and move onward trying to effect more conservative leaders in other branches and at other levels.


48 posted on 01/29/2012 4:52:34 PM PST by sick1 (Don't fear the freeper)
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To: sick1

The only difference is that Obama has a heavier tan.

These astronauts are sure going toget a surprise when Romney spins them.


49 posted on 01/29/2012 4:52:51 PM PST by Venturer
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To: sick1

I have to ask, are you a troll?


50 posted on 01/29/2012 4:57:23 PM PST by Bulwyf
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