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A Romney first: over 40% of youth vote back him
The Washington Examiner ^ | 08/15/12 | Paul Bedard

Posted on 08/15/2012 7:19:44 AM PDT by TonyInOhio

For the first time since he began running for president, Republican Mitt Romney has the support of over 40 percent of America's youth vote, a troubling sign for President Obama who built his 2008 victory with the overwhelming support of younger, idealistic voters.

Pollster John Zogby of JZ Analytics told Secrets Tuesday that Romney received 41 percent in his weekend poll of 1,117 likely voters, for the first time crossing the 40 percent mark. What's more, he said that Romney is the only Republican of those who competed in the primaries to score so high among 18-29 year olds.

is is the first time I am seeing Romney's numbers this high among 18-29 year olds," said Zogby. "This could be trouble for Obama who needs every young voter he can get."

Zogby helped Secrets dig deeper into his weekend poll, which we reported on earlier. The poll had Romney and Obama tied at 46 percent.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; kenyan; poll; romney; youthvote; zogby
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Young voters see what the rest of us see - their future freedom and prosperity being purposefully destroyed day-by-day by this Administration. They will vote accordingly.
1 posted on 08/15/2012 7:19:48 AM PDT by TonyInOhio
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To: TonyInOhio

What you said, or simply the fact that plenty of youth are also libertarian or simply sit election day out as a form of protest. Hopefully, however, some realize that a candidate with some vision is important, and hopefully, some realize that you shouldn’t sit this election out for the sake of COngressional Seats.


2 posted on 08/15/2012 7:24:07 AM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: TonyInOhio

This is VERY good news!


3 posted on 08/15/2012 7:25:05 AM PDT by kimchi lover ("I can see November from Wisconsin")
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To: TonyInOhio

Obbama's Free Stuff Army - Youth Corps


4 posted on 08/15/2012 7:26:03 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: TonyInOhio
Romney has the support of over 40 percent of America's youth vote

Meaning that 60% of the hipsters, the emo-goths, the EBT babies, the trust-fund kiddies, and the pablum-brained educated-but-ignorant Leftist brats will still vote twice for the Kenyan.

That'll show their BFF's how hip and cool they are, dissing the 'rents that way.

5 posted on 08/15/2012 7:28:18 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: TonyInOhio

My brother has five kids; he and his wife are Obama supporters. I always say its his kids who are going to be hurt the most by Obama’s policies. Young people need to understand that it is their future that is going down the drain if we let Obama and the Democrats do what they want.


6 posted on 08/15/2012 7:30:14 AM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: Iron Munro

Ah, who can forget the Obamajungen?

They’re old enough now to vote.
Twice.
Especially if they’re felons.
Which most likely, they are.


7 posted on 08/15/2012 7:31:18 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: TonyInOhio

$0% of youth hope to have jobs sometime in their life. Unfortunately, 60% content sucking the government’s teat.


8 posted on 08/15/2012 7:31:21 AM PDT by stop_fascism (Love your country, but never trust its government - R.A. Heinlein)
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To: kimchi lover

I’ve got to wonder how much of the 40% is mainly due to the Paul Ryan selection.


9 posted on 08/15/2012 7:33:16 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: TonyInOhio

If these numbers hold up Obama will lose in a landslide.

That is why he is going to propose a massive Student Loan Forgiveness program within the next 60 days. This will be an irresistible draw to the youth vote.

This is going to be a close election.


10 posted on 08/15/2012 7:33:29 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: TonyInOhio

Recent college graduates don’t care about “income inequality.” In fact, most believe in it as they want to become rich. Just like everyone else with any ambition at all.


11 posted on 08/15/2012 7:33:41 AM PDT by Lou Budvis (I'm voting AB0/RYAN)
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12 posted on 08/15/2012 7:38:22 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: TonyInOhio; All

The creepy, commie, Kenyan Obama played the role of the Communist Pied Piper in 2008.

He was very successful in that role, and won the minds of 60 % of the youthful voters, plus a Nobel Peace Prize from the White-Guilt Elite of the World.

Commie Obama got his Commie Communal Obama”care” approved by Traitor John Roberts, transferred all of the Student Loan Debt onto the not yet born backs of our Grandchildren’s descendants, as well an additional 1.5 TRILLION Dollars of National Debt, EACH YEAR.

The tune on Obama’s flute sheet music reads Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, but what America hears is debt, Debt, DEBT.

In 2012, will the youth of America read Obama’s sheet music, or will they hear that “deep sucking sound” of DEBT?

BTW, Maybe Romney or Ryan could come up with a youth-oriented Debt “Ap?”


13 posted on 08/15/2012 7:38:59 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Old Sarge

Wrong interpretation. If Romney is over 40% with THIS group? Landslide. He’s crushing Zero in white males, marrieds, elderly (!). ZEro’s turnout numbers according to Dick Morris are well below the 08 levels among blacks and hispanics, and Zero has done much to alienate Catholics and Jews. He’s in deep, deep trouble.


14 posted on 08/15/2012 7:41:08 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: LS

LS, you’re quoting Toe-sucker? Seriously?

You’re also forgetting, Comrade Zero has a lock on:

the dead vote;
the illegal alien vote;
the negro vote;
the Snowbird vote;
the multiple-ballot college-activist vote;
the EBT vote;
the “it’s-okay-to-love-a-black-guy” white women vote;

And if that’s not enough, Zero also has:

UN advisors watching the votes;
Black Panthers guarding the votes; and
Soros-paid Spaniards counting the votes.


15 posted on 08/15/2012 7:55:29 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: TonyInOhio

People, even the young, vote their pocketbooks. Forgiving student loans isn’t the same thing as having a good job to pay them off. A job does more than pay off a student loan, it also pays for iPads and X Box games.

They may be dumb brainwashed socialists in college, but they also see a bleak future under 0bama.


16 posted on 08/15/2012 7:57:29 AM PDT by henkster (We're the slaves of the phony leaders...)
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To: Vigilanteman

I think Paul Ryan is going to have a lot of appeal with the younger generation. This morning, Monica Crowley said he’s the 21st century and that’s a plus. Romney did well choosing someone who is young and the complete opposite of the moron Biden.


17 posted on 08/15/2012 7:57:59 AM PDT by surrey
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To: TonyInOhio

So they aren’t all illnumerate.


18 posted on 08/15/2012 7:59:57 AM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: TonyInOhio

Okay, so Obama has now lost support among young people, old people, blacks, middle-class whites, women, and independents; yet, he is still leading by the same margins by which he won in 2008? These pollsters are a hoot.


19 posted on 08/15/2012 8:09:50 AM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: stop_fascism
On the bright side:

"Fifty-eight percent of U.S. registered voters aged 18 to 29 say they will "definitely vote" this fall, well below the current national average of 78% and far below 18- to 29-year-olds' voting intentions in the fall of 2004 and 2008."

http://www.gallup.com/poll/155711/Young-Voters-Turnout-Intentions-Lagging.aspx

BAD NEWS for Obama.

20 posted on 08/15/2012 8:10:49 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: surrey

I’m so thankful he picked Paul Ryan . . . I was really dreading him picking Pawlenty or Portman.

My prayers were answered. Now for a win on November 6th and life will be very good again.

The stock market could rise 1,000 points on November 7th.
AND
maybe another 1,000 on November 8th as the country rejoices that Obama was DEFEATED.


21 posted on 08/15/2012 8:17:39 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Romney/Ryan 2012 The Future of Our Children and Their Children are at stake.)
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To: TonyInOhio

Young people have realized they wrecked their own future by voting Obama in 2008.

The student loans are past due, and they can’t get out of mommy’s basement.


22 posted on 08/15/2012 8:20:48 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Qwackertoo
If Romney/Ryan wins and Republican win the Senate, the economy will take off like a rocket.

All the pent up business investment capital will be released.

23 posted on 08/15/2012 8:24:17 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: TonyInOhio

The youngest Millennials, 14-17 in 2008, didn’t get to vote for Obama. They just saw the hype for this? Their older siblings, now 22-29 fubared things up and their mess needs to be cleaned up. That’s not to mention buyer’s remorse from some.


24 posted on 08/15/2012 8:27:30 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Holding my nose one more time to get rid of Eric Holder)
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To: Old Sarge

>>Meaning that 60% of the hipsters, the emo-goths, the EBT babies, the trust-fund kiddies, and the pablum-brained educated-but-ignorant Leftist brats will still vote twice for the Kenyan.

No. Read the source. 49%. If Obama only takes 8% more of that demographic that is going to be a huge problem for him. He’s maxed out in the victim groups already.

This has got to be mostly a Ryan bump.


25 posted on 08/15/2012 8:34:09 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: TonyInOhio
"They want change," said Zogby.

Uh, kids, I wish you had a better reason. Yes, I want a change because I NEVER wanted obama in the first place. Some of you, however, did and now you want to go to a somewhat more conservative team that disagrees with obama in a number of ideals.

Are you telling us you learned something about "progressives" or do you just want a change, as in a different color car?

26 posted on 08/15/2012 8:34:19 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: TonyInOhio
As I said to someone here on FreeRepublic on a recent thread about senior citizens voting for Obama ...

For every senior citizen who votes for Obama because he/she thinks Romney/Ryan are going to "take away their Medicare," there are 2-3 younger people who voted for Obama in 2008 but don't give a sh!t about Medicare -- or Obama -- because they haven't been gainfully employed since Obama was inaugurated and now find themselves in their mid-20s with no serious career prospects on the horizon.

27 posted on 08/15/2012 8:40:03 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Buckeye McFrog
That is why he is going to propose a massive Student Loan Forgiveness program within the next 60 days. This will be an irresistible draw to the youth vote.

Another vote-buying scam that many will see through, particularly if the Romney/Ryan economic message hits the mark. Ryan's popularity with this voter demographic puts him in perfect position to spotlight the destructive effect Obama's excess will have on their economic futures.

This is going to be a close election.

Sad, considering the marxist-inspired economic mess Obama proudly presides over.

28 posted on 08/15/2012 8:42:24 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: Old Sarge
Enough of the Hannity/FR talking points. No one---not even Rush---thinks that fraud can decide a vote, especially if it's not close. This one won't be.

What statistics, or real evidence do you have, to support your case? None. Just some hysterics.

Now, I'll repeat to you what I know first hand, because I'm on a college campus 9 months of the year and I speak across the country to college aged kids. This is what I see and this is what they tell me:

1) In 08, there was a huge white guilt/hip vote for Obama among this age group.

2) Those voters IMMEDIATELY abandoned the Obama platform (TARP, stimulus, even health care). All they cared about was "voting for the younger black guy." Been there, done that. They were off the bandwagon by the end of the summer 09. I could tell clearly by the reactions in classes.

There is NOTHING like the 08 enthusiasm among these students. NOTHING. The #s are back to about where they were when Bush won twice, with all those silly groups you mention.

Now, get your head out of the ground and get to work. This is not only winnable, but it's winnable in a landslide with the kinds of numbers I'm seeing.

29 posted on 08/15/2012 8:45:39 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: Old Sarge
60% of 18-29 year olds get their news from Stewart and Colbert. They are naive and idealistic, impressionable young progressives yearning for Hope and Change.

You know ... morons.

30 posted on 08/15/2012 8:48:12 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Whatever a homosexual union might be or represent, it is not physically marital. - F.Cardinal George)
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To: Old Sarge

Are you implying that it’s not OK for a white woman to love a black guy?


31 posted on 08/15/2012 8:50:05 AM PDT by Cruising For Freedom
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To: Old Sarge
When it's available (I think later today), download the podcast from today's (8/15) Chris Plante show from radio station WMAL:

Chris Plante Podcasts

The discussion topic was Joe Biden's comment to a black audience about how Romney was going to "Put y'all back in chains!". At about the 2nd hour, Chris got a call from a black student from University of Maryland who had been totally indoctrinated on leftist politics. It was an amazing conversation between Chris and the caller.

Keep listening, though, because Chris also gets some very encouraging calls from some terrific black Republicans.

32 posted on 08/15/2012 8:50:38 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: Old Sarge
Meaning that 60% of the hipsters, the emo-goths, the EBT babies, the trust-fund kiddies, and the pablum-brained educated-but-ignorant Leftist brats will still vote twice for the Kenyan.

True, but last time, Obama got 66% of that demographic, so this is GOOD news! And the more of them who find getting a job difficult in this economy, that will be even MORE votes for Romney/Ryan!

33 posted on 08/15/2012 8:51:36 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: LS
He’s in deep, deep trouble.

I'd feel better if the polls reflected this. I know there are SOME polls that are legit (not biased either to the right or the left).

34 posted on 08/15/2012 8:53:46 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: TonyInOhio

I would only expect those numbers with a pro-gay, pro-choice, pro-gun control candidate!

/sarc


35 posted on 08/15/2012 8:56:34 AM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil: The lesser of 2 evils is still evil!)
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To: TonyInOhio

Young voters see what the rest of us see - their future freedom and prosperity being purposefully destroyed day-by-day by this Administration. They will vote accordingly.
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Except for the 47% who were raised households getting Food Stamps, Medicaid, Disability Checks and/or other Entitlement programs for decades.


36 posted on 08/15/2012 8:57:24 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: TonyInOhio

Obama will more than make up for it with 1.7 million new illegal immigrant voters.


37 posted on 08/15/2012 8:58:34 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: TonyInOhio

If somebody doesn’t do something about their loans and quickly, the generation larger than the Baby Boomers is going to have equal hate for both sides and that does not bode well for the future of the nation.


38 posted on 08/15/2012 8:59:25 AM PDT by hitchwolf
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To: TonyInOhio
Just as Reagan turned Carter's own "Misery Index" as a weapon against Carter and his record, so Romney and Ryan, if they're smart, will use Obama's "hope and change" on Obama.

Something like, "We represent the brightest hope for positive change in America. There's no hope with Obama and America desperately needs a change in who is occupying the White House."

39 posted on 08/15/2012 9:02:45 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: fireman15

My brother has five kids; he and his wife are Obama supporters.
___________________________________________________________________________________

Are they: (1.) Black (2.) getting Food Stamps and other government handouts or are they (3.) in favor of baby killing and same-sex marriage? That’s about the only people I know who support Obama; Blacks, government leeches and social liberals.


40 posted on 08/15/2012 9:03:44 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: Jeff Chandler
Just as Reagan turned Carter's own "Misery Index" as a weapon against Carter and his record, so Romney and Ryan, if they're smart, will use Obama's "hope and change" on Obama.

Something like, "We represent the brightest hope for positive change in America. There's no hope with Obama and America desperately needs a change in who is occupying the White House."

41 posted on 08/15/2012 9:04:34 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: TonyInOhio

I’m wondering about the younger black vote. Specifically the ones who were 16/17 y/o last time around. Black youth unemployment is somethere around 25%?


42 posted on 08/15/2012 9:06:19 AM PDT by Leep (I'm a Chic-Fil--A-merican)
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To: Graewoulf

Maybe Romney/Ryan need to come up with some kind of relief for young people who are under severe stress from Student Loans first and cut Obama off at the pass on that. But, they damn well better hurry. Might be a good talking point for Romney in his Acceptance Speech at the Convention.


43 posted on 08/15/2012 9:10:37 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: Qwackertoo

If so then great, but I think they will be more practical and wait until R/R actually do something ... like repeal obamacare, before they make that plunge.

Yeah the market will likely surge, but it’ll settle until the actions are in place.


44 posted on 08/15/2012 9:25:57 AM PDT by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Old Sarge
... the hipsters, the emo-goths, the EBT babies, the trust-fund kiddies, and the pablum-brained educated-but-ignorant Leftist brats...

...probably have no clue that there is an election this year, and as a result, won't vote.

45 posted on 08/15/2012 9:27:22 AM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: TonyInOhio

Good to see, if true. But in exchange did he forfeit Florida to the King and throw away the elderly vote.


46 posted on 08/15/2012 9:49:32 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: LS
Now, get your head out of the ground and get to work. This is not only winnable, but it's winnable in a landslide with the kinds of numbers I'm seeing.

Amen, brother, amen!

47 posted on 08/15/2012 9:50:36 AM PDT by TonyInOhio (Gonna put y'all back in chains. Stand up for Chuck!)
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To: chessplayer
But in exchange did he forfeit Florida to the King and throw away the elderly vote.

Um, no. Florida was already leaning Romney's way, and going on offense there will keep that trend in place. I suspect Obama had written off Florida, honestly, in order to concentrate on other states.

48 posted on 08/15/2012 9:54:37 AM PDT by TonyInOhio (Send Sherrod Brown packing - www.JoshMandel.com)
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To: BlatherNaut

Actually 58% turn out by 18-29 year olds would tie the record set in 1972, when 58% of the youth vote turned out to vote 52% Nixon.


49 posted on 08/15/2012 10:00:12 AM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: chessplayer
Good to see, if true. But in exchange did he forfeit Florida to the King and throw away the elderly vote.

Not necessarily. The outcome hinges on effective marketing, and he has this ace in the hole:

"WASHINGTON — Newly minted vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, confronting charges he is trying to dismantle Medicare, pulled the mother of all cards Sunday on 60 Minutes. "My mom is a Medicare senior in Florida," he said, insisting his reform plan is to strengthen the program."

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/national/article1245605.ece

50 posted on 08/15/2012 10:01:12 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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