Skip to comments.Newbie to Free Republic
Posted on 03/19/2012 1:17:13 PM PDT by TPD_Jim.Smith
I am new to Free Republic. I look forward to being a small part of this community.
I see by many of the postings that most of the posters on this website are ANTI-Romney. That is good because I am too. I am a conservative from Tallahassee, Florida.
I am torn between Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum. Reading some of the postings I see there are passionate folks on the Newt side as well as on the Rick side.
I am leaning toward Rick Santorum because I think he can best beat Romney in the Primary and frankly I think ANYONE can beat Obama in the general. So my gut tells me to support the most conservative in the race.
I am also a Christian Homeschooling dad so you might see why I favor Rick Santorum but I can support Newt in the general election should he win the nomination. I don't think I can stomach voting for Romney though.
Any advise for a newbie?
I wouldn't be so sure.
Howdy and welcome. Go to the home page and familiarize yourself with the lingo before you get zotted! :-)
Welcome to Free Republic - it’s a great place!
I’m for Newt but afraid the writing is on the wall - not enough people agree with me, and Sarah, and Todd, and Haley Barbour...etc etc etc.
Do you have a blog?
1. Tell us how you found FR
2. If you post a story with many references to some hot woman, please also post the photo
3. Welcome to FR
Is that you Jeb? /sarc
Always be logged in, watch out for moose, revere the power of cheese, and post a vanity at least once a week, preferably in the News forum.
Give me a couple of minutes and I will serve you some411 on my guy.
If you don’t have a blog, Gunner will tell you how to start one, and even host it for you, for a minor fee.
Always preview your replies.
Don’t take things personal.
Some things are better left unsaid.
Welcome to FR.
Personally I think Newt can better vocalize the basics
of conservativism better than Rick. I think he will
beat the stuffing out of Obama but they aren’t going
down easy. If you thought the primary was rough get
ready for what the left is bringing.
Welcome to one Christian dad from a Christian mom. Senior citizen mom that is.....
We are going with Santorum but would be thrilled with NEWT too... watch out though, you might be eaten alive by some very sincere Newt supporters! lol
I think you’re a spy .... ;
Advice #1: Don’t post vanities as a newbie. Instead, join existing threads where these topics are being discussed and ask your questions there. You’ll be surprised how many responses you get that way. (I only say this because I anticipate you are about to get flamed.)
Advice #2: Vote your conscience. JimRob is pro-Newt. I personally think he is very smart and wonkish, but is not particularly “likeable” which will hurt him in the election. Plus, he has baggage, even though some of it is debatable. That being said, I voted for him in the SC primary just to be sure Romney didn’t win. At that time, Santorum wasn’t a viable choice in SC. I would have be more proud to vote for Santorum. My wife did. Now that he’s sort of on-the-rise, she can feel better about her vote than I feel about my Gingrich vote.
When all is said and done, I’m not overly thrilled with the field as a whole. I probably would still be backing Cain if he was still in, solely because he was an outsider who wasn’t afraid to propose radical ideas. (I’d love to know why those accusers have all disappeared now!)
Who did you vote for in Florida?
Welcome to FR. You poor thing. Do you realize that you just offered yourself up as fresh meat? You’re about to get hazed. Try not to take it personally. Think of it as an initiation. Have some fun with it.