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Newt Gingrich says he's dropping out 'about' May 2 and endorsing Romney [VIDEO]
Daily Caller ^ | 4/29/2012 | Nicholas Ballasy

Posted on 04/29/2012 3:29:52 PM PDT by Innovative

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told The Daily Caller in a video interview that he is dropping out of the Republican presidential race 'probably about Wednesday' May 2 and endorsing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

Gingrich, alongside his wife Callista, said the GOP's message in the general election should be, "Can you afford four more years like this? Not complicated. Do you want this much unemployment, this high a gasoline price, this much deficit spending? You have a great president but if you don't want this, you better vote for somebody new."

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1 posted on 04/29/2012 3:30:02 PM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative

Do they allow “pinch hitters” in presidential campaign debates? We’d love to see Speaker Gingrich in there! The contrast would be striking.


2 posted on 04/29/2012 3:38:58 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (remember when "Four more years!" was a credible campaign slogan for an incumbent?)
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To: Innovative

Until he actually drops out, I’m still with Newt. Guess it won’t be long now.


3 posted on 04/29/2012 3:43:01 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Innovative
Seems awfully quiet in here......
4 posted on 04/29/2012 3:44:25 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
> Seems awfully quiet in here......

Only thing left to do is pray for lightning to strike the convention, Romney sees it as a sign to drop out, and they draft Sarah Palin.

Otherwise, I'm writing her in.

5 posted on 04/29/2012 3:46:53 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Innovative
Calista, "it's a great tradition, we've done this for years"

Pffft!

6 posted on 04/29/2012 3:49:37 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
ABL Anyone but Liberals. I still won't vote for Romney, even if he makes it to the nomination.

/johnny

9 posted on 04/29/2012 3:50:57 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Innovative

I STILL won’t vote for Romney in the Texas Primary. No Way, No How.

I’m also STILL Mad as Hell that my primary vote won’t count for shiite.. again.. as in 2008. Biggest population Red state, and two Presidential elections in a row, we get Zero input. That just ain’t right.

Let’s go back to the smoke filled rooms .. we got better candidates from them.


10 posted on 04/29/2012 3:52:38 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: dayglored
Only thing left to do is pray for lightning to strike the convention, Romney sees it as a sign to drop out, and they draft Sarah Palin.

Yeeeoooow....love your optimism but I highly doubt that would ever happen.

Sarah will endorse Mitt, that will be a thread to end all threads.

11 posted on 04/29/2012 3:54:26 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: Innovative; Jim Robinson

Nevermind, Newt. Forget the convention. Everybody takes cover behind the tree labeled, “ABO”.

I’m looking for a LEADER. Hells Bells, Ron Paul is the only stayer among our motley crew.

NO REBELLION IN ANY OF THEM. Did someone threaten their life or something. I mean crickets everywhere.

Sarah Palin
Rick Santorum
Michelle Bachmann
Herb Cain
Rick Perry

All crickets and covering their locks with “ABO” as the cop-out, betrayal, white flaggers and no fighters, they have all proved thenselves to be.

There are no General Washingtons’ among us. Huh. Who’d a thunk it? I’m stumped.

But hoo ray for Trey Gowdy anyway. Gowdy for President.


12 posted on 04/29/2012 3:57:48 PM PDT by RitaOK (Nevermind, Newt. Forget the convention. I'm trusting God for the rest.)
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To: dayglored
Otherwise, I'm writing her in.

Well, Palin will also endorse, support and campaign for Willard. So you are going to write in someone who doesn't want your vote, has no electors and can't win, and who will be actively backing a candidate (Romney) who is so terrible you won't vote for him (yet Sarah will be asking you to do just that). If you are standing on principle, what is the point of writing-in someone who does not share it and is actively working against you?

13 posted on 04/29/2012 3:59:54 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: JRandomFreeper; El Gato
See El Gato’s post below, #10.

my vote won't matter either so it really doesn't matter.
either way, I guess we're just plain screwed, we either get a lib or a marxist.

14 posted on 04/29/2012 4:00:11 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Innovative.


15 posted on 04/29/2012 4:01:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
> Sarah will endorse Mitt, that will be a thread to end all threads.

Well, politicians are nothing if not pragmatists. She's in the ABO camp, and that's fine, she's got every right to endorse Mittens. I imagine she's been waiting to see what Newt did before making any such move.

The only way she could avoid endorsing Mittens is if she were going to mount a serious third party run, which ain't happening this year at least.

So I'll write her in. I live in upstate NY, and the sheer weight of the Democrat majority in NYC means that my state will go hard for Obummer regardless of my vote. So I might as well write her in and feel that I've expressed my belief, which is that she is the best we have available for America.

People in California or other hard-Democrat states should consider voting their consciences, IMO. Nothing to lose, and maybe somebody will notice.

16 posted on 04/29/2012 4:02:45 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: dayglored

Come on lightning!

All our “name” candidates are under rocks now. Hiding out under “ABO” so they don’t have to mount a rebellion which is so sorely needed and we are begging for.

But they will ALL have their cheery little faces in the camera trying to string us along again in the future.

Not a chance here. I am looking for a leader that stays to play all the way to hell and back, who doesn’t duck out when the going gets tough, or when at the cliff’s edge, or when careening into a brick wall, and certainly not because they sit on millions and then say they have run out of money.


17 posted on 04/29/2012 4:04:03 PM PDT by RitaOK (Nevermind, Newt. Forget the convention. I'm trusting God for the rest.)
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"Can you afford four more years like this? Not complicated. Do you want this much unemployment, this high a gasoline price, this much deficit spending? You have a great president but if you don't want this, you better vote for somebody new."


18 posted on 04/29/2012 4:04:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Longbow1969
> If you are standing on principle, what is the point of writing-in someone who does not share it and is actively working against you?

She's gotta do what she's gotta do -- she's a politician and her viability depends on that. I understand that.

It doesn't detract from her executive ability and general right-thinking. Which are why I continue to think she is the best we have today for America. It's just unfortunate that she's not running.

19 posted on 04/29/2012 4:06:00 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Innovative

I guess that tells us all we needed to know about Noot.

I can see him dropping out if he’s out of cash, but no way can I see him endorsing Romney. FU Noot!


20 posted on 04/29/2012 4:06:45 PM PDT by editor-surveyor
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Obama bows down to Saudi King | American Thinker | April 02, 2009 | Clarice Feldman | Posted on 04/02/2009 8:19:47 AM PDT by rdb3
Obama bows down to Saudi King | American Thinker | April 02, 2009 | Clarice Feldman | Posted on 04/02/2009 8:19:47 AM PDT by rdb3

21 posted on 04/29/2012 4:09:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: dayglored
She's gotta do what she's gotta do -- she's a politician and her viability depends on that. I understand that.

You realize of course that this is precisely the argument that people make to excuse Romney's taking liberal positions in uber leftist Massachusetts. That he's gotta do what he's gotta do to stay political viable in a deep blue state.

22 posted on 04/29/2012 4:09:36 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: RitaOK
> Come on lightning!

Yeah!!

Maybe not this time, who knows, maybe if enough regular people keep making noise -- and we FReepers do know how to make noise -- then somebody will notice for next time.

> ...a rebellion which is so sorely needed and we are begging for

We have to keep the pressure up any way can! IMO, voting for Mittens is working against the rebellion.

My daughter just turned 18 last year, and this is her first election. What a shame the choices are so poor...

23 posted on 04/29/2012 4:10:15 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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CAPTION

24 posted on 04/29/2012 4:10:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Thanks Libloather.

25 posted on 04/29/2012 4:10:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Innovative

I understand staying in the race, I understand getting out of the race, but I don’t understand announcing a date that you will stay in the race until.


26 posted on 04/29/2012 4:11:01 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Innovative

.s.t.o.p.

.o.b.a.m.a.

v.o.t.e.

.r.o.m.n.e.y.


27 posted on 04/29/2012 4:12:30 PM PDT by Joya (Remember Ross Perot?)
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To: Innovative

.s.t.o.p.

.o.b.a.m.a.

.v.o.t.e.

.r.o.m.n.e.y.


28 posted on 04/29/2012 4:12:47 PM PDT by Joya (Remember Ross Perot?)
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Thanks Vintage Freeper for posting this:

Debt Ceiling Debate in a Nutshell | Creators.com | 07/29/2011 | Chip Bok | Posted on 07/30/2011 12:12:11 PM PDT by Vintage Freeper

29 posted on 04/29/2012 4:13:01 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: RitaOK

Trey Gowdy is my rep and I helped put him there. He faces very significent opposition in his next Republican primary. And the Dems will be able to vote against him in our open primary system here. The going is not going to be easy but we’re still standing.

So far, the GOPe has successfully executed their plan: Place still-unknown obstacles in SP’s path to deter her run and to splinter the conservative vote. Next time, conservatives have to pick one candidate EARLY in the primary season.

But, Rita, the game is still on...


30 posted on 04/29/2012 4:13:17 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: dayglored
Sound rational post imo, I'll probably do the same here if the situation warrants such a position.

We can't do write ins here but I might go third party...all depends on what the circumstances are when the time comes.

Grrrr, I still can't believe the mess we're in, damn it all!

31 posted on 04/29/2012 4:14:12 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: Longbow1969
> You realize of course that this is precisely the argument that people make to excuse Romney's taking liberal positions in uber leftist Massachusetts. That he's gotta do what he's gotta do to stay political viable in a deep blue state.

Yeah, that's true. The difference I see is that endorsements are words. Signings of laws are deeds. Her deeds as Alaska's executuve were worthy.

I don't believe she's going to campaign so much on the idea that Romney is the best thing since sliced bread, but rather that "we must get Obama out of office". There's an important distinction there.

I'll cut her slack, so far. We'll see what she does.

32 posted on 04/29/2012 4:14:33 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Longbow1969

Very good point. Reminds me of some anti-war activists who asked, “Is it okay to support a war now that Obama is the president?”


33 posted on 04/29/2012 4:15:03 PM PDT by paudio (no tagline for now...)
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To: Innovative
As much as I'd like to vote for a Conservative candidate in November, I can't imagine a scenario where anyone other than Romney or Obama will be President in 2013. I would love to be proved wrong, but that's what we're going to have to work with in November.

Except for prayer, I'm out of answers.

34 posted on 04/29/2012 4:15:41 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (With choices like Palin, Cain, and Bachmann, what could go wrong? Now we know.)
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To: Longbow1969

Probably she will. But let’s wait to see how she actually handles it before lumping her in the same bag as the others.


35 posted on 04/29/2012 4:15:46 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: dayglored
I don't believe she's going to campaign so much on the idea that Romney is the best thing since sliced bread, but rather that "we must get Obama out of office". There's an important distinction there.

Yes, you are correct. That is precisely what I think she is likely to do, and I agree with her.

36 posted on 04/29/2012 4:23:50 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Innovative

—— Newt Gingrich says he’s dropping out ‘about’ May 2 and endorsing Romney ——

It sounds like he’s having a hard time choking the words out.....


37 posted on 04/29/2012 4:25:45 PM PDT by mikrofon (NObama '12)
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To: Innovative
As a Bachmann supporter-turned Santorum supporter, I was reluctant at first to join the Romney camp.

Now, I'm quite comfortable. Yes, he has some history that makes me cringe, but he also has a good understanding of economics and the vital importance of not putting our precious Military into the (rhetorical) wood chipper.

Unless I run, there will never be a candidate with whom I completely agree.

However, the prospect of four years of an Obama who feels "flexible" to say things to the Russian president that he feels we Americans don't need to know?

Romney will at least be better than Obama/Clinton (as an aside, I'm bravely predicting that the plan is for Biden to fake an illness, and Hillary will "reluctantly" step in as Obama Veep.)

.

38 posted on 04/29/2012 4:27:31 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
we either get a lib or a marxist.

More like marxist Muslim or Moronic socialist...

Would you like your arsenic with Perrier or goats milk?

39 posted on 04/29/2012 4:30:18 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

I’m for Newt until he officially drops out then I’m against Romney until he’s officially the nominee, then I’ll be faced with an unplesant and odious descision.


40 posted on 04/29/2012 4:33:51 PM PDT by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: Resettozero

Where is the game still on? I wanna come.

It better be a new face rising because it’s clear to me all the others have ducked and run. Fool me once.....

I look at Trey Gowdy and see him take Sebelious apart, hand her own head, and I wonder....could he go all the way, and maybe not duck and run????

My generation has sure chucked the wagon that’s for sure, and I am sorry but that includes SP.

They have ALL penned hours of snark on why they were in it, but not to win it, why they exited, or why they didn’t run at all.

I mean we just watched a political genius with an unmatched record of accomplishment and in-your-face-take down artist and intellect, LOSE.

We saw an eager beaver stellar record on family values, LOSE.

We saw a black eager beaver economic conservative, LOSE.

We saw a TEA PARTY power with all the right credentials and a legislative record as long as my arm, LOSE.

What we need is a MOVEMENT—SOMEONE WHO STAYS AFTER THEY LOSE!

It’s a like a travesty of justice to have to say that the ONLY one who is still breathing in and out AFTER HE HAS LOST is the likes of RON PAUL, for crying out loud!

You gotta hand it to the man, he’s turned out to be the true turtle in the race against the hare still trying to amass delegates.

That’s the kind of TRY one hopes for, but in the right man.

I


41 posted on 04/29/2012 4:36:19 PM PDT by RitaOK (Nevermind, Newt. Forget the convention. I'm trusting God for the rest.)
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To: NoCmpromiz
Would you like your arsenic with Perrier or goats milk?

Is that anything like Pabst vs Blue Ribbon?? LOL, I gotta run, the dog just puked on the kitchen floor....no kidding!

42 posted on 04/29/2012 4:37:15 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: El Gato
Let’s go back to the smoke filled rooms .. we got better candidates from them.
Better than "Republican primaries" where dems have the right to vote, I suppose. But remember who's going to be blowing a lot of the smoke... Karl Rove types.
43 posted on 04/29/2012 4:42:40 PM PDT by samtheman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

LOL! THAT is FUNEEEY!

Dog didn’t like the way this conversation is going either, huh? :)


44 posted on 04/29/2012 4:46:42 PM PDT by RitaOK (Nevermind, Newt. Forget the convention. I'm trusting God for the rest.)
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To: Innovative
What PMO is Newt got into this HUGE debt to where he essentially has to drop out because of what appears to be financial mismanagement. Instead, Newt could be riding it out and fighting harder to take down the GOPe/rinos like crazy Ron Paul is trying to do. Newt could be in there at least until Romney gets 1,144 PLEDGED delegates! This would allow him to cause as much contention as possible at the convention. I fear Newt is not only bankrupt, but too loyal to this moderate GOPe!

Now, it just appears Newt is giving in to the RINOSTIC Romney and the GOPe. I am very disappointed, but these events cause me to want to press on that much more and become a complete obstinate agitator to wrest control and power from this class of wanker GOPe PRIX!

Until all conservatives realize the GOPe is the enemy within, we are screwed as far as gaining any control to effect the direction of the country!

45 posted on 04/29/2012 4:50:29 PM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
we're just plain screwed Blued and Tatooed too.
46 posted on 04/29/2012 4:55:03 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: RitaOK

I see your points.

By saying the game is still on, I’m saying that events not expected can still occur. Some of the events may be planned by politicians; others may surprise everyone. That’s how I think.


47 posted on 04/29/2012 4:55:17 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: sirchtruth

I hate to say this but it does leave Ron Paul as the only alternative left. I don’t even know if he’s on the ballot in NJ. If he is, I’m voting for him.


48 posted on 04/29/2012 4:55:35 PM PDT by samtheman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc)
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To: sirchtruth
but these events cause me to want to press on that much more and become a complete obstinate agitator to wrest control and power from this class of wanker GOPe

That may make you feel good, but it won't accomplish a thing. People are not going to follow "complete obstinate agitator" behavior.

You want change, you put your happy warrior game face on and haul yourself down to the local Republican party office (start at the precinct level if you haven't done it before), sign up, attend meetings, go to events, bring family and friends, and push that little piece of the political landscape to the right. Move on from there. Sorry, but this is a ground up process. Screaming, yelling, threatening to be disagreeable at the convention, etc, won't do a thing.

If you already are an active party member and have done this stuff, all I can say is encourage others, use social networks to get more people active (that means out from behind the keyboard), etc. The more actual conservatives take part in the process, the less the hug-the-center establishment gets its way. I know people don't like hearing this, but that is how it really works. The rest of this talk about starting new party's, voting 3rd party's, writing in candidates, waiting for the White Knight to swoop in and save us at the convention, etc, is just the same silly bluster and fantasy we hear every 4 years.

49 posted on 04/29/2012 5:03:25 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Resettozero

The FIX is in by the GOP-E, on these “open primaries”.

That has to stop.

Precinct meetings and platform proposals are where this crap changes.

It is the last bastion of grassroots democracy—precinct meetings. How hard is that for our, “ain’t it awful” crowd?

When is Trey’s primary, November, I presume? He is cool as ice and deadly serious when faced off against these thugs who presently have the run of the field. Sebelius had to be sweating bullets in that video. I mean BULLETS!


50 posted on 04/29/2012 5:08:05 PM PDT by RitaOK (Nevermind, Newt. Forget the convention. I'm trusting God for the rest.)
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