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Gingrich Gains 21 Points on Obama among Independents
Weekly Standard ^ | 3-9-12 | Anderson

Posted on 03/09/2012 9:13:46 PM PST by VinL

Three weeks ago, Rasmussen’s poll of likely voters showed Speaker Newt Gingrich trailing President Barack Obama by a whopping 27 percentage points (51 to 24 percent) among independent voters. Now, Rasmussen shows, Obama’s lead over Gingrich has shrunk to just 6 points (41 to 35 percent) among independents. Obama also leads Gingrich by 6 points (44 to 38 percent) among all likely voters.


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Doesn't take much to move these polls-- Newt's on message.
1 posted on 03/09/2012 9:13:49 PM PST by VinL
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To: VinL
Gas Prices... As long as gas prices are high and Obama is acting his usual stupid on this issue and advocating lunatic ideas to solve the issue he is going to keep losing more and more votes and if this stay like this by elections day there is over 70% he is going to lose the elections no matter who the Republican nominee is.

All this fake talk about economic recovery mean absolute crap for the majority of voters when they are paying such high prices for gas and high prices for everything else because of the high gas prices.

2 posted on 03/09/2012 9:17:49 PM PST by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: jveritas

Yep. Newt’s strategy has not changed— basically, the majority may have reservations about my “baggage”- but as everything goes to hell in a handbag— you’ll love me then.


3 posted on 03/09/2012 9:23:27 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL

Romney’s well moneyed attack machine must have less busy recently.


4 posted on 03/09/2012 9:25:09 PM PST by ansel12
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To: VinL

We’d known everything about Newt, and Mittie, we’ve learned about Herman, and now about Tricky Ricky, now looking worser than ever, it’s still Newt!


5 posted on 03/09/2012 9:25:40 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: jveritas

Newt is best when he is hammering Obama.

He has to protect his flanks from Mittens and Santorum but his attacks need to focused on Obama.


6 posted on 03/09/2012 9:25:51 PM PST by Bailee (Santorum vs Santorum http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELbCuLEe7Sw)
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To: VinL

Newt in the Fall campaign will be a dynamo, like you’ve never seen. Unbeatable. Mittie and Ricky would be milquetoasts!


7 posted on 03/09/2012 9:28:25 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Bailee

The next 72 hours are crucial to Newt’s campaign, please, everyone, do everything you can for Newt through the weekend and Monday. Making calls is very very important, and today the calls were about 10% more pro-Newt than they were yesterday, and we need to keep building on that.

some of the phoners are exhausted, and even if you just make 10 calls EACH DAY, it would give someone a little break. Today the phone banks were jammed, but the weekend is when everyone tends to have other things to do. PLEASE HELP NEWT!!

From Newt 2012: friday

Field and Phone Leaders, CALLING ALL HANDS ON DECK!!
Our national phone team has successfully called through the original 18,000 volunteer sign-ups. This has resulted in a refined list of volunteer prospects for all 50 states. In 3 weeks our national call team has increased by 300%, or 50 new people per week.

Our increased call capacity will help us now begin to make calls into “Super Tuesday” states or those close by that can assist and or deploy to active states.
... YOU CAN NOW CHOOSE THE STATE THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO CALL
http://newtsnetwork.com/ (click Make the CAll in upper right hand corner)

NOTE: The list filters itself by time zones. It will not show you California at 10am Eastern Time because that is 7am Pacific Time and too early to call there. Once a state’s call list opens up the state name will be added to the dropdown list for you to call. (And in the reverse, Eastern Time Zones will be removed from the list as the night wears on.)

This new reality will enable us to be highly flexible in how we operate and target prospects for GOTV and or volunteer recruitment.

Please disseminate this information to your call teams and volunteer lists.

Thank you


8 posted on 03/09/2012 9:32:42 PM PST by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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Go Newt! A Liberty driven intellect!!!


9 posted on 03/09/2012 9:33:58 PM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Revolting cat!

I feel Newt was GENIUS in formulating this $2.50 per gallon theme. It’s such perfect timing, you’ve got to wonder if he’s got a crystal ball.

It’s a populist issue ...hits everyone. And Obimbo just keeps flubbing it ...loved Newt in the video where he demonstrates that Obama is basically “trapped” by the gas issue.

Newt will trap Obama in the steel jaws of his brain, come November.


10 posted on 03/09/2012 9:36:04 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: Gene Eric

report from the ground in MS...

Friends, I have spent the better part of the last two days with a tireless and inspirational man. This Newt campaign has really been an honor. He is warm, intelligent and cares for America like nobody I have ever seen. He sincerely bleeds red, white and blue. I saw crowds fom 250 to nearly 1000 in the last 48 hours. These folks have been glued to each word and I saw inspiration in their eyes.

I’ve chatted with Newt and he truly is grateful for each and every soul in every encounter. I’m thrilled to see that we are winning here and Alabama. I hope it continues with all my heart. These other candidates are fine men but Newt was hand crafted for this unique challenge that our country now faces. I truly pray that Americans get this one right. Please do consider joining us this Sunday night. You will be amazed by this walking little chunk of history that we call Newt. ;)

PLEASE, PLEASE MAKE CALLS FOR NEWT EVERYBODY, PLEASE, ALL WEEKENDS LONG!

www.newtsnewtwork.com


11 posted on 03/09/2012 9:36:24 PM PST by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: LibsRJerks

It’s hard, very hard to fight a demagogue. See Argentina, see Venezuela, see Bolivia. Ya think we are better than them? Think again!


12 posted on 03/09/2012 9:38:33 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: VinL

Grounded people who have the brains and self control to deliver to a conservative spirit and message, are far and few between in politics. Newt will beat Obama.


13 posted on 03/09/2012 9:39:02 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: true believer forever; All

>> I’ve chatted with Newt

Cool!

Liberty, Liberty, Liberty, Liberty!!! It’s a winning ticket!


14 posted on 03/09/2012 9:39:34 PM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Bailee

Actually, if he had just stayed on message against Obama - if his handlers had done their jobs and not let him hear or see a damned ad in Iowa and Florida - and kept hammering away at Obama - his flanks would have needed no protection.

It would be over by now. His only chance is to show that he is far and away the best one to take on Obama. That will trump any GOP on GOP crime of negative ads. People like Newt when he attacks Obama. They don’t like him when he attacks Mitt or when he defends himself so much. Just the way it is.


15 posted on 03/09/2012 9:39:46 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: VinL

Trickie Rickie, Mittie, would be more of the same, Obammie-Lite, vote Newt!


16 posted on 03/09/2012 9:39:54 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Gene Eric

That was from a friend of mine in MS... I love how he called Newt a “little chunk of history”....


17 posted on 03/09/2012 9:42:26 PM PST by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: VinL

At a time when the country is on the verge of collapse I don’t understand why some people are preoccupied with issues other than jobs, massive debt, or the growth of government that threatens to extinguish freedom for generations to come.


18 posted on 03/09/2012 9:50:33 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: VinL

In the war between good and evil, evil is narrowly winning.


19 posted on 03/09/2012 9:57:42 PM PST by MtnClimber (Tim Tebow will never be successful in the NFL - Leftist journalists who have sold their souls)
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To: VinL

This is very old news. Why are you posting it now?


20 posted on 03/09/2012 10:05:29 PM PST by Tawiskaro
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To: VinL
Rick Santorum: "I lost independent by 40 points"
21 posted on 03/09/2012 10:27:44 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Cometh the hour, cometh the man. NEWT GINGRICH 2012)
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To: VinL

Vin, did you notice that this was fom November? I am a Newt supporter but this is an old poll. I got all excited and then crashed.


22 posted on 03/09/2012 10:31:26 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: LibsRJerks

“Newt was GENIUS in formulating this $2.50 per gallon theme”

I love the way answered the question about Rush’s apology. Never seen a conservative so effective. Newt immediately turned the issue to Obama’s apology to religious fanatics for burning the terrorist defaced Korans. Why aren’t we talking about that apology instead of this one?

Then he asked why media is now so interested in contraception but never asked about Obama vote FOR INFANTICIDE. Hilarious. This guy knows how to slam the media.


23 posted on 03/09/2012 10:49:23 PM PST by garjog
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To: MestaMachine
Machine, I had 2 sources-- This from Josh Painter-used to write for RedState, tweeted today; "Rasmussen: Gingrich Gains 21 Points on Obama among Independents, Bam’s lead over Newt has shrunk to just 6 points; http://t.co/W9O465ak" ;and Lucianne. com Gingrich Gains 21 Points on Obama among Independents Weekly Standard, by Jeffery H. Anderson Posted By: golfmann- Sat, 10 Mar 2012 02:38:15 GMT Three weeks ago, Rasmussen’s poll of likely voters showed Speaker Newt Gingrich trailing President Barack Obama by a whopping 27 percentage points (51 to 24 percent) among independent voters. Now, Rasmussen shows, Obama’s lead over Gingrich has shrunk to just 6 points (41 to 35 percent) among independents. Now that you mention it, I see the article has an old date. I apologize--
24 posted on 03/09/2012 10:53:41 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL

People foolishly think Romney can win because of his CEO charm/looks. But he isn’t going to out charisma Obama,who is their christ savior.

Gingrich can nullify 750 million in ads by winning the debates and having had a record of balanced budgets.

The US doesn’t need a glamorous head of state; we need a head of GOVERNMENT, who has the capability of fixing America.


25 posted on 03/10/2012 12:13:38 AM PST by Finalapproach29er (God humbles and (if need be) destroys the false idols of the peoples. Be patient, folks...)
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To: VinL

Doesn’t take much to move these polls— Newt’s on message.
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Just wait until he debates Obozo. Katie bar the door.....


26 posted on 03/10/2012 1:44:43 AM PST by no dems (No RINO-Rom, no Kook-Daddy and no "out of touch" Rev. Rick........Gingrich.... YES!!!)
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To: VinL

Ronald Reagan was still down in double digits to Jimmy Carter, two weeks before the Election in 1980, and won in a near-landslide.


27 posted on 03/10/2012 1:48:52 AM PST by no dems (No RINO-Rom, no Kook-Daddy and no "out of touch" Rev. Rick........Gingrich.... YES!!!)
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To: jveritas

You are so right. Joe Lunchbox who is standing at the gas pump filling his tank at $5.35 per gallon is NOT standing there thinking: “Wow, President Obama says his Economic Recovery is starting to work. He’s doing a good job. I’m gonna vote for him again.” NO, NO, NO! He standing there saying: “Effin’ gas prices. I don’t care who the Republican nominee is, I’m voting against that s.o.b. in The White House.”

I will pay $10.00 a gallon until Election Day if it will get the Marxist Muslim out of the White House.


28 posted on 03/10/2012 1:54:22 AM PST by no dems (No RINO-Rom, no Kook-Daddy and no "out of touch" Rev. Rick........Gingrich.... YES!!!)
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To: VinL

Newt’s baggage has been forgiven by God. When God forgives, there is NO MORE BAGGAGE.


29 posted on 03/10/2012 1:56:24 AM PST by no dems (No RINO-Rom, no Kook-Daddy and no "out of touch" Rev. Rick........Gingrich.... YES!!!)
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To: true believer forever

When you have a message like that for everyone, not just the person you are replying to, you need to add a semi-colon and the word All behind the persons name you are replying to. (no dems; All) That way, everyone will receive notice that you have posted to them and they will read it. This post is sooooooo important. Thank you.


30 posted on 03/10/2012 2:01:02 AM PST by no dems (No RINO-Rom, no Kook-Daddy and no "out of touch" Rev. Rick........Gingrich.... YES!!!)
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To: SaraJohnson

Newt will beat Obama.
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We know that, but he has to get the nomination first. What can we do to get him and Rick to quit splitting the Conservative vote and giving Romney victory after victory???


31 posted on 03/10/2012 2:02:33 AM PST by no dems (No RINO-Rom, no Kook-Daddy and no "out of touch" Rev. Rick........Gingrich.... YES!!!)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

At a time when the country is on the verge of collapse I don’t understand why some people are preoccupied with issues other than jobs, massive debt, or the growth of government that threatens to extinguish freedom for generations to come.
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SPOT ON!!! It’s a shame no one can get Rev. Rick Santorum to understand that.


32 posted on 03/10/2012 2:04:17 AM PST by no dems (No RINO-Rom, no Kook-Daddy and no "out of touch" Rev. Rick........Gingrich.... YES!!!)
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To: Tawiskaro; VinL

How can you say this is old news, Tawiskaro, when the date of the article is March 9, 2012?


33 posted on 03/10/2012 2:06:23 AM PST by no dems (No RINO-Rom, no Kook-Daddy and no "out of touch" Rev. Rick........Gingrich.... YES!!!)
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To: Finalapproach29er

It’s utterly sickening to see all these people in the polls voting for Romney because they say “beating Obama is the highest priority.” What this means is they are voting for a candidate they don’t like as much as the others because they are ASSUMING they know how people who by their very nature THINK DIFFERENTLY THAN THEY DO will vote in November. How in the world could they possibly know how these other people think? Highly paid political consultants can barely make those kinds of predictions correctly more than half of the time. I just want to grab these people by the scruff of the neck, shake them silly and yell in their faces “STOP BEING SO STUPID, STUPID!”


34 posted on 03/10/2012 2:07:03 AM PST by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: VinL

Are you serious, posting an article from 8 Nov 2011? WTH???


35 posted on 03/10/2012 2:57:10 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: ScottinVA
Let me repeat myself:

The article is from 8 Nov 2011.


36 posted on 03/10/2012 2:59:48 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: VinL

Pls disregard my last two posts. I later saw you`d acknowledged the time element of the story.


37 posted on 03/10/2012 3:40:11 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: VinL
Doesn't take much to move these polls-- Newt's on message.

The article is from November 8, 2011 or didn't you notice?

38 posted on 03/10/2012 3:43:17 AM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: jveritas
Gas Prices... As long as gas prices are high and Obama is acting his usual stupid on this issue and advocating lunatic ideas to solve the issue he is going to keep losing more and more votes and if this stay like this by elections day there is over 70% he is going to lose the elections no matter who the Republican nominee is.

Yep - and his stupid "does that make sense, for me to want high gas prices, despite what me and my energy guy say, and keep on hurtin' people" interview last week shows how stupid he knows his base is.

39 posted on 03/10/2012 4:08:41 AM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: All

WOLF: Mitt beat Rick, but Newt beat Barack
Only one Republican has made Obama squirm

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/mar/8/mitt-beat-rick-but-newt-beat-barack/


40 posted on 03/10/2012 6:19:22 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: VinL
"Doesn't take much to move these polls-- Newt's on message. "

A month ago you could FEEL the flow to Santorum. It was in the air. This week the wind is blowing the other way.

41 posted on 03/10/2012 6:29:15 AM PST by cookcounty (Newt 2012: ---> Because he got it DONE.)
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To: VinL

No worries, Mate. We’re gonna get way past that.

SOON.


42 posted on 03/10/2012 9:48:00 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: no dems

Okay. i would post it everywhere in the world if I could, but I didn’t want to offend anyone. So, I guess you mean if it’s a pro-Gingrich thread it’s okay. Thanks.


43 posted on 03/10/2012 2:44:43 PM PST by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: Finalapproach29er

“In 1994, there was only one person who consistently believed Republicans could weather the storms and capture control of the Congress for the first time in four decades; in 2012, he is a candidate for President.” ~Ken Kies

“I’m not sure [Gingrich] ever had a lot of friends here, and I’m not sure he cared, because he came here to accomplish a purpose, not to make buddies,” said Ken Kies, an influential tax lobbyist and a Gingrich donor. “Newt led a revolution, so that tends to leave bodies on the floor.”

We need a real bastard in the White House this time. Newt’s the man.


44 posted on 03/10/2012 2:59:42 PM PST by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Newt did stay positive in IA for 3 weeks - purposefully and publicly - and willard continued to crap all over him. And then, romney did the same thing in Florida. I do not believe the tactic of sitting still while a pile of human crud dumps all over you. I honestly don’t know what the answer is, but you can’t be serious that you don’t defend yourself or set the record straight when people are downright lying about. You can’t mean that.


45 posted on 03/10/2012 3:12:51 PM PST by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: true believer forever

When you are out advertised 65 to 1, you cannot defend yourself. You cannot return fire. I mean, you can try, but it wont’ work. And it didn’t work. He tried all of that and lost 75% of his support.

I still say my way would have worked a helluva lot better. How well? I don’ know in Iowa and NH - but he more or less did in SC what I propose, and I wish he had tried it in Florida.


46 posted on 03/10/2012 3:32:56 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: C. Edmund Wright

You may be right. You are definitely wiser and more calmer than I am, I just know it was so difficult to watch that all unfold. I think maybe the difference in SC was they were true southerners, florida much more of a mix. I don’t really even know, or seriously care.

I just think the so-called conservative media need to start speaking out against romney and what he is doing, which is despoiling the primary process with his filth. Somebody’s ahead of you? Pull out the dirt and dump. Everyone condemned Newt for his capitalism remarks, it was stuff the left says. Well, romney is playing exactly like the left does and no one speaks up or EVER questions romney about it. No one.


47 posted on 03/10/2012 3:39:35 PM PST by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: true believer forever

My perspective is only that I hate Obama more than I do Romney - and I know a lot of folks around here might not agree with that. I respect their opinion, that’s just not me.

Also, I know for whatever reason, Newt only resonates when he attacks Obama and liberals who support Obama. It was like when he went after Clinton.

Thus, I wanted to Newt to do what made him popular: attack the left, period. But yes, it was hard as hell to sit by and hear that incredible attacks from Romney (and Bachmann and Santorum and Paul also). It was awful. It made me start to hate Mitt more, I’ll tell you that.


48 posted on 03/10/2012 4:41:18 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: true believer forever

Yes; you have my permission. LOL.... Lord bless you for your efforts. We need Newt to win this thing so badly.


49 posted on 03/10/2012 5:02:37 PM PST by no dems (No RINO-Rom, no Kook-Daddy and no "out of touch" Rev. Rick........Gingrich.... YES!!!)
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To: true believer forever

We need a real bastard in the White House this time. Newt’s the man.
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Bingo!
Too bad that’s not his campaign slogan. LOL


50 posted on 03/10/2012 8:05:21 PM PST by Finalapproach29er (God humbles and (if need be) destroys the false idols of the peoples. Be patient, folks...)
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