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Gallup Daily: Santorum 31%, Romney 30%, Gingrich 16% (Santorum Collapsing, Ouch!)
The Gallup Poll ^ | 2-25-2012 | Gallup

Posted on 02/25/2012 11:00:58 AM PST by TitansAFC

Santorum 31% (-2%)
Romney 30% (+3%)
Gingrich 16% (-)
Paul 11% (-)

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; danquayle; familyvalues; gallup; gingrich; newt; proportionaldelegate; proportionalstate; romney; santorum; santorumisnotchange; santorumisnothope
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It appears that Rick Santorum has begun collapsing under the weight of Romney attack ads and the last debate:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/mi/michigan_republican_presidential_primary-1589.html

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/az/arizona_republican_presidential_primary-1622.html

Rick has gone from a ten point lead in MI to a 3-6 point deficit in a little over a week, and in that same time span has gone from essentially a tie in Arizona to 10-15 points behind Romney today. His national lead has evaporated completely.

Can anyone withstand the bottomless pockets of Mitt Romney?

1 posted on 02/25/2012 11:01:02 AM PST by TitansAFC
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To: kalee; TitansAFC; onyx; LuvFreeRepublic; Sea Parrot; SweetCaroline; matthew fuller; Gator113; ...

Newt poll ping!


2 posted on 02/25/2012 11:01:48 AM PST by TitansAFC (Rick Santorum is the suicide bomber of the 2012 Primary; he's going to take us all out with him.)
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To: TitansAFC

What: Campaign rally for GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich

Where: Northwest Georgia Trade & Convention Center, 2211 Dug Gap Battle Road, Dalton, Ga.

When: 11 a.m.-noon. Tuesday.

Admission: Free

http://tfponline.com/news/2012/feb/23/gingrich-to-bring-campaign-to-dalton/?news


3 posted on 02/25/2012 11:03:50 AM PST by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: TitansAFC

Ouch is right. Romney is getting the attention now. UGH! Well as long as Santorum continues to lead and wins Michigan we are safe and our country will prosper. If Santorum does not win Michigan we could be in deep trouble. Santorum is our only hope! I think he will pull this out. American needs you Rick! Work hard the next three days!!!


4 posted on 02/25/2012 11:03:57 AM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: TitansAFC

Ouch. Little Rickie is collapsing before our eyes. How sweet. Whatever toy God gives to Little Rickie, he is taking it back.


5 posted on 02/25/2012 11:04:49 AM PST by lilyfreeper
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To: TitansAFC
Can anyone withstand the bottomless pockets of Mitt Romney?Wall Street?

Fixed it...

6 posted on 02/25/2012 11:05:12 AM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: TitansAFC

RCP Average 2/8 - 2/24 — — 33.1 28.9 14.6 12.4

Santorum +4.2 Woo hoo!

Hang at the top, Rick! Beat Willard the Lib! The Conservative reinforcements are coming!


7 posted on 02/25/2012 11:08:06 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: napscoordinator

I wish the mods would make it clear what is appropriate for breaking news.

I usually post polls like this within minutes of them coming out, but the other day some random “admin moderator” took all the latest polls I had posted in breaking out and said

“Would you please quit posting everything to Breaking News?”

I wish it was clear what exactly is appropriate to post in breaking news


8 posted on 02/25/2012 11:08:15 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: TitansAFC

Polls are like arseholes! Everybody (seemingly) has one! We have one in the WH as I type...


9 posted on 02/25/2012 11:09:25 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I saw that the other day. Until they explain that then it will always be hit or miss. You are doing fine.


10 posted on 02/25/2012 11:09:57 AM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: TitansAFC

>>> Can anyone withstand the bottomless pockets of Mitt Romney?

I’m afraid there is one... Barack Obama.


11 posted on 02/25/2012 11:12:25 AM PST by XEHRpa
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To: TitansAFC
In Iowa Santorum sat back and watched with silent satisfaction as Newt was carpetbombed by the Superpac from Hell. Wonder how he likes it now, being in Newt's shoes.
12 posted on 02/25/2012 11:14:06 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: TitansAFC

Gallup rolling poll lags but it shows the trend. It’s only going to get worse for Santorum.


13 posted on 02/25/2012 11:14:08 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: TexasFreeper2009

It’s a “fine art” posting in Breaking News and to have it stay; always use it sparingly. ...All I’m going to say. :^)


14 posted on 02/25/2012 11:17:24 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: TitansAFC

The Reverend Rick’s extremely bad performance in the last debate is now starting to show, as well as the steady media attention on the record and history of a candidate who has had little to none over the last 10 months.


15 posted on 02/25/2012 11:19:44 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Red Steel

Hannity threw softballs to Santorum to help Rick get off the social issues and back on economic issues where the voters are. Santorum went out of his way to continue digging himself a deeper hole on the social issues.

Santorum does not realize that it isn’t a question of whether we agree with him on social issues. It is a question of priorities.

Obama has his hand in my pocket to grab my money, not ...


16 posted on 02/25/2012 11:20:36 AM PST by spintreebob
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To: lilyfreeper
Ouch. Little Rickie is collapsing before our eyes. How sweet.

Given that Romney is one the benefiting, maybe you could explain why that makes you so happy.

17 posted on 02/25/2012 11:31:12 AM PST by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: spintreebob
Let Reverend Rodgers keep running his mouth. In relation to the generally ignorant apolitical public, Santo came out of nowhere and they knew almost nothing about him. Now that they are actually starting to pay attention to him, he is losing popularity all on his own.

By all means, encourage him to keep talking about himself like he does. The more he does it, the faster we can get a real master like Newt in office.

18 posted on 02/25/2012 11:32:08 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: TitansAFC

Really, that’s good. Considering the average debate, most of the MSM and the Republican establishment working against him, Santorum is showing quite a bit of resilience. The WSJ had two hit piece editorials on him yesterday, and Fox carries quite a bit of water for Romney. Santorum was never a star debater. He holds his own, but I expected a major bump down for him after the debate. So far Romney hasn’t knocked him out, though. What’s critical for Romney is getting the “inevitable” mantel again. The media and the Republican establishment will be doing their best to create that meme again.


19 posted on 02/25/2012 11:32:40 AM PST by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: TitansAFC; All

Rick gaining in Arizona? Wow!

American Research Group, Inc.

Presidential Primary Preference:

Arizona

Likely Republican

Primary Voters Feb 23-24

2012

Gingrich 11%
Paul 9%
Romney 39%
Santorum 35%
Other 1%
Undecided 5%

Mitt Romney leads in the Arizona Republican presidential primary with 39%. Romney is followed by Rick Santorum with 35%, Newt Gingrich with 11%, and Ron Paul with 9%.

In a similar survey conducted February 13-14, 2012, Romney was leading with 38%, followed by Santorum with 31%, Gingrich with 15%, and Paul with 11%. Support for Santorum has increased 4 percentage points since the last survey and support for Romney has increased 1 percentage point.

Romney leads Santorum 50% to 29% among likely Republican primary voters saying they have already voted through early voting.

WOW! Santorum leads Romney 41% to 29% among likely Republican primary voters saying they will vote on February 28.

Santorum leads with 44% among likely Republican primary voters saying they are supporters of the Tea Party, followed by Romney with 34%, Gingrich with 18%, and Paul with 1%. Among likely primary voters saying they are not supporters of the Tea Party or are undecided about the Tea Party, Romney leads with 44%, followed by Santorum with 25%, Paul with 18%, and Gingrich with 3%.

Santorum leads Romney 43% to 32% among men, followed by Gingrich with 13% and Paul with 10%. Romney leads Santorum 47% to 26% among women, followed by Gingrich with 9% and Paul with 8%.


20 posted on 02/25/2012 11:39:08 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: TitansAFC

Well, it was fun while it lasted. Nothing like having your enemy do your dirty work for you before the general election. Much can be said about vetting the candidates, but this has been particularly brutal...and a boon to Obama.


21 posted on 02/25/2012 11:44:42 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: lilyfreeper

Are you just a newbie, or a newbie for Willard?


22 posted on 02/25/2012 11:46:49 AM PST by guinnessman
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To: Kazan

Agree. Why the glee over the supposed Santorum collapse? The person gaining is Romney.

I would get it if Rick’s decrease in numbers were coupled with an increase in Newt’s numbers, but they’re not.

It’s gonna take a miracle for Newt to win now.

In the meantime, I wish people would realize that a Santorum collapse only helps Romney and his little dwarf friend Ron Paul.


23 posted on 02/25/2012 11:57:22 AM PST by altura
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To: lilyfreeper
Ouch. Little Rickie is collapsing before our eyes. How sweet.

Mitt Romney has won, or will win, the following states:
New Hampshire
Florida
Nevada
Arizona
California
Virginia
Massachussetts
Rhode Island
Connecticut
New York
Vermont
New Jersey
Maine(?)

Your sentiments indicate that you'd like to give Michigan to Romney as well. Which just about wraps it up for Romney.

Your misplaced, dripping hatred for Santorum only contributes to Romney's nomination as the GOP candidate.

24 posted on 02/25/2012 12:02:07 PM PST by kidd
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To: kidd

The dripping hatred for Santorum is all over this forum. And notice how many of the posts attacking him mention God or “Saint” or some other religious reference.

If this is what FR is becoming, I want no part of it.


25 posted on 02/25/2012 12:18:03 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: TitansAFC

It’s starting to look like Santorum is starting to tank, Soon, he will be going in the right direction all across the country, down.

I participated in a teleconference with Newt this morning... it was very enjoyable. Newt will make a great president for our times.

** President Newt Gingrich-”Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.”


26 posted on 02/25/2012 12:21:45 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: napscoordinator

Seems odd doesn’t it that conservatives here are so excited and happy with a poll that shows one conservative dropping 2 points, another conservative moving nowhere, and Romney gaining 3 points?


27 posted on 02/25/2012 12:27:13 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

You are right about Santorum in the sense at least I had no idea of his spending record in congress. The more I learn, less I like him and quickly moving back to Newt.


28 posted on 02/25/2012 12:28:16 PM PST by entropy12 (Islam is intolerant of every other religion. Most tolerant religion? The oldest one.)
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To: TitansAFC
A bad poll for conservatives, to be sure, and I know it makes you sad that conservatives overall have lost 2 points while Romney gained 3.

But there is one bit of good news in the poll for conservatives:

      TRIALHEAT CHANGE
Obama    49%      -2 
Santorum 48%
One of our conservatives at least is now polling even with Obama again. So there's still a chance conservatives can win in November. Maybe that is why you seem so happy about this poll -- it can't be that you are excited to see Gingrich stuck in 3rd place while Romney rises back toward first.
29 posted on 02/25/2012 12:31:11 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Every news story is “new” when it first comes out. If you look at what has historically appeared on “breaking news”, it’s been things that were significant events, like a nuclear plant breaking, or a big shooting, or a major announcement by a candidate.


30 posted on 02/25/2012 12:33:12 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

Look, just because people don’t like Santorum and don’t want him to be their president, doesn’t mean they “hate” the man.

** President Newt Gingrich-”Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.”


31 posted on 02/25/2012 12:34:47 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Gator113

I know the difference between hatred and disagreement, thanks. The religious nature of the attacks on Santorum are a dead giveaway.


32 posted on 02/25/2012 12:37:52 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: CainConservative

But isn’t that poll before the miracle of the debate, after which all polls will show Newt at 110%, and Romney and Santorum in negative numbers, as the other half of the country registers to vote just so they too can pick Newt Gingrich, the Great.


33 posted on 02/25/2012 12:38:10 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: lilyfreeper

Actually, it’s a gift to romney. All polls show Ricks votes won’t go to Newt, but to Romney. Mayber your Paul supporters, which means your a romney supporter, so this is ok with you?


34 posted on 02/25/2012 12:39:43 PM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: TitansAFC

We are heading for a lost. The media keeps up the trickery;embedding in people’s minds that Newt cannot win etc. though, knowing he could beat Obama and take on his radical agenda. Build up Rick/ move us away from the strongest person. Once, Rick is out of the way, full steam ahead. If Newt is not the candidate, one can assume, the worse. People are being played about Newt. Newt has the experience. He tells the truth about Obama. The others try to stand up/but they are not at Obama’s level to even show the difference of theology. Even Romney boards are saying they need to watch for a comeback from Newt. Rush has picked the wrong guy though he is helping Romney-I know people don’t see that. The media is winning and playing this like a fine instrument. We have split the vote to stop Mitt, never uniting after Perry dropped out. The soc cons cannot win by themselves. I pray Newt makes it/if not, we are screwed to have a fight with the radicals/I am sick of playing safe with a weak person or a weaker person. It is so dumb that Americans are this uninformed and just seem to want go along without fighting like hell..sorry..I just want to battle with the radicals/tired of them. I can see Newt turning around things. I hope convention gives us Newt or another fighter-but we know who that is..only 2 people I can think of who are reformers (Sarah and Newt, the real kind) Is there anyone else? Paul, demint, Christie, Jeb, Get real. Newt and Palin, get this done.. This time, she would have the other running mate defending her vs. McCain keeping Palin in her place/saying what she could or could not say. The media put her in hell-she may not want to relive it due to her love of family.


35 posted on 02/25/2012 12:40:13 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

That’s because I have a theory that many of these so called freepers that are disparaging Christianity in their references to Rick Santorum are really MITTbots who instead of promoting him (that would get the the easy ZOT, are instead taking cues from their master and carpet bombing him on FR and forums like this)..


36 posted on 02/25/2012 12:41:15 PM PST by JSDude1
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To: TitansAFC

It’s starting to look like Santorum is starting to tank, Soon, he will be going in the right direction all across the country, down.

I participated in a teleconference with Newt this morning... it was very enjoyable. Newt will make a great president for our times.

** President Newt Gingrich-”Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.”


37 posted on 02/25/2012 12:41:51 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
If this is what FR is becoming, I want no part of it.

I agree. I have to keep reminding myself it's Newt's supporters that are saying these things, not Newt himself. Newt's my second choice, but his supporters have almost turned me against him. They remind me of the Palin bashers who couldn't resist the temptation to criticize her every move.

38 posted on 02/25/2012 12:45:20 PM PST by jellybean (Bookmark http://altfreerepublic.freeforums.org/index.php for when FR is down)
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To: TitansAFC

Rising slowly, but rising: Newt.


39 posted on 02/25/2012 12:47:51 PM PST by cookcounty (Newt 2012: ---> Because he got it DONE.)
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To: kidd
"Your sentiments indicate that you'd like to give Michigan to Romney as well. Which just about wraps it up for Romney.

????????

So, with Michigan, Romney will get 14 states (if you include Maine), and that seals the deal? There aren't 57 sates, but there are a lot more than 27.......

40 posted on 02/25/2012 12:52:33 PM PST by cookcounty (Newt 2012: ---> Because he got it DONE.)
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To: lilyfreeper

If you insist on mocking God, take it to the Democrat Underground. They will love you for it.


41 posted on 02/25/2012 12:54:59 PM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

Believe what you want. I refer to him as Saint Ricky and/or a televangelist, but I certainly don’t hate him.

I see Santorum as a man with certain qualities, but not as a man I want leading this country and not a man that can turn this country around, quickly and intelligently.

Frankly, he has shown me reasons not to trust him. His performance in the last debate was horrible.

It is possible that he could win the nomination, although I doubt it, but I do not believe he has any chance of beating Obama.

** President Newt Gingrich-”Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.”


42 posted on 02/25/2012 12:57:12 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Gator113

I believe what I see.


43 posted on 02/25/2012 1:08:07 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: jellybean
I agree with you. I try to read the real arguments and ignore the ad hominen attacks. The people that feel compelled to include insults in their comments cause me to instantly tune out what they say and move my eyes to the next poster. I try to remember that when I post, but don't always succeed.
44 posted on 02/25/2012 1:10:07 PM PST by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: cookcounty
You might not understand the process.

It isn't one state = one delegate. The more populous states (CA, NY, FL, MA, NJ, VA) have more delegates

It works out to about 35-40% of the GOP delegates are going to go to Romney from these 14 states. Romney just needs to do OK, not necessarily win, in some of the states that allow delegates to be apportioned in line with the number of votes, such as Michigan.

45 posted on 02/25/2012 1:11:29 PM PST by kidd
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

Well enough... I believe in what I see in your Ricky and he will not be getting my vote.

Have a nice day......

** President Newt Gingrich-”Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.”


46 posted on 02/25/2012 1:19:34 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Gator113
your Ricky

...is beating your Newtster like a drum on a shoestring budget. And the debates are over, which means your Newtster is dead in the water.

Take care!

47 posted on 02/25/2012 1:25:16 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Breaking news is when something out of the ordinary is taking place. Polls are part of the political season.


48 posted on 02/25/2012 1:29:43 PM PST by org.whodat (Sorry bill, I should never have made all those jokes about you and Lewinsky, have fun.)
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To: lilyfreeper

I do not think you will be around here long newbie. I doubt that you are a spokes person for God.


49 posted on 02/25/2012 1:35:34 PM PST by org.whodat (Sorry bill, I should never have made all those jokes about you and Lewinsky, have fun.)
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To: throwback

” I try to remember that when I post, but don’t always succeed.”

Well, that’s true of a lot of Newt supporters too, myself included.

We don’t hate Rick, we just don’t think he’s up to the task anywhere near as well as Newt is.


50 posted on 02/25/2012 1:36:15 PM PST by moonhawk (Rush, Mark, Sean: Conservative talkers. Sarah, Newt: Conservative DOers. Mitt: Conservative faker)
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