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Sarah Palin endorses third-party run if Akin won’t drop out
The Washington Examiner ^ | August 22, 2012 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 08/22/2012 12:08:00 AM PDT by Publius804

Sarah Palin endorsed a third-party candidacy against Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., if he persists in his refusal to drop out of the general election campaign after making startling comments about rape and abortion.

“We’ve got to take back the Senate and Missouri is a must-win state,” Palin told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren. “The way we do that is to have someone like Sarah Steelman be able to run — even if it’s as a third-party candidate — to be able to run and help us take this back.” Palin endorsed Steelman in the primary, which was regarded as showdown for the privilege of challenging the deeply-unpopular Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.

The former Alaska governor reiterated her support for a third-party run when considering how conservatives should respond if Akin does not drop out before the state prints the ballots for the general election.

“Maybe it is a third-party run of Sarah Steelman — that I could get behind,” she said. “Granted, ‘the status quo has got to go’ [Steelman's campaign motto] would be an odd name for a third party, but we’ll coin it, we’ll adopt it, we’ll run with it if that’s what it takes in order to get a common sense, constitutional, happens-to-be-pro-life woman in Missouri to clean up this mess that has been created and at the same time take back the Senate.”

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This may be the only way to salvage the seat. Akin is making life very difficult, he hurts the party and the pro-life cause.
1 posted on 08/22/2012 12:08:13 AM PDT by Publius804
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To: Publius804

Always about Feminism.


2 posted on 08/22/2012 12:12:18 AM PDT by donna (The fruits of Feminism: Angry fathers, bitter mothers, fat kids and political correctness.)
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To: Publius804

What are the specific statutes in as far as getting a third-party candidate on the ballot. It would seem to me that since Akin has until Sept. 25 to drop out and the costs of changing the ballot laid on the party/Akin, then that must mean that the ballot is open for changes until that date. BUT there may have been a deadline for a third-party candidate to have filed with the proper amount of signatures. Any clues out there?


3 posted on 08/22/2012 12:15:13 AM PDT by torchthemummy (Calvin Coolidge - "Patriotism is looking out for yourself by looking out for your Country.")
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To: Publius804

should have listened to Sarah about Steelman in the first place.


4 posted on 08/22/2012 12:21:01 AM PDT by RC one
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To: donna

“Always about Feminism.”

So why did she pick a dude over Lisa Murkowski?


5 posted on 08/22/2012 12:22:57 AM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: Publius804

DIRECT LINK - GO SARAH



6 posted on 08/22/2012 12:29:47 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Publius804

Can you say New York 23?

I don’t mind sacrificing a congressman, but the Senate is too close and too important. Can’t support Sarah on this.


7 posted on 08/22/2012 12:29:47 AM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: torchthemummy

I do not really know, and could easily stand corrected. But, I think Steelman is prohibited from a third-party run under Missouri’s “sore party” loser statute.


8 posted on 08/22/2012 12:30:11 AM PDT by BIV (typical white person)
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To: Publius804; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; ...
“We’ve got to take back the Senate and Missouri is a must-win state,” Palin told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren. “The way we do that is to have someone like Sarah Steelman be able to run — even if it’s as a third-party candidate — to be able to run and help us take this back.” Palin endorsed Steelman in the primary, which was regarded as showdown for the privilege of challenging the deeply-unpopular Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.

I saw Sarah Palin on Greta's show Tuesday night. Palin was VERY ticked off about Akin remaining in the race. Her words were terse, and I don't think she smiled at all during the entire interview. Very unusual for a typical Sarah Palin-Greta Van Sustern interview...

9 posted on 08/22/2012 12:30:33 AM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: "ABO"/Ryan 2012)
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To: ari-freedom

This poster despises Palin. It’s into derangement status.


10 posted on 08/22/2012 12:33:51 AM PDT by Chunga (Ron Paul is a fruitcakey jackass.)
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To: Publius804
This is gotten so out of hand due to all of the people in the media pulling the voter apart. It could have worked out. Now, it's beyond all complexity and getting frustrating. So many people have cast so much on the guy, I don't feel comfortable in doing that to anyone. I think the party could have handled this much better. He just does not believe in abortion- some people are like that (even in rape cases vs. supporting/agreeing that the person decide what to do so he's a hot potato to both sides. The left, I think, would die (as Cher says-suicide) if he were elected!!! He stands for everything that live to fight against. Shame this is happening over stupid comments since he is pro life.
11 posted on 08/22/2012 12:36:05 AM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: nutmeg

I saw her, as well, and your assessment is right on!

If he doesn’t go to court and drop out, she is all in for a third party run with Steelman.

Must see tee vee!


12 posted on 08/22/2012 12:37:12 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: BIV

Any one can run as a write in candidate though.


13 posted on 08/22/2012 12:38:30 AM PDT by Truthsearcher
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To: donna

“Always about Feminism.”

How so? She’s endorsed many men.

This time, she was right in endorsing Steelman.


14 posted on 08/22/2012 12:38:40 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: Christie at the beach

He has handled himself terribly. Akin in fact DAMAGES the prolife cause not helps it. He is such a selfish SOB he would rather take everyone down with him than take one for the team. His comments we inexcusable and moronic. Akin is an embarrassment and should retire and take a biology course or two.


15 posted on 08/22/2012 12:39:41 AM PDT by Publius804 (Buckle up - with Obama at the controls it's gonna be a bumpy ride. God help us.)
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To: Christie at the beach

I gave Akin the benefit of the doubt until I listened to him speak.

Every time he was asked if he would drop out for the good of the country he diverted the issue and went into how wonderful America is that this country has never forced itself on its neighbors and we rebuild the nations we defeat and our Constitution is the oldest one in the world.

He used the liberal tactic to divert the question.

That’s not all. Unrelated to his verbal blunder that got him in this mess in the first place, I noted something VERY BAD. He’s unstable and claims that he thinks he’s God’s gift to America. I noted (after the fact) that this man is a very bad political candidate, a very bad choice and will likely lose and concede with the faith that all is well because the defeat is in God’s hands and God has other better plans for America.

Another thing I noticed. Akin’s supporters (outside of his state) are the same republicans that have been running around with their “Nobody But My Candidate” philosophy.

The Akin supporters are the same ones that would prefer 4 more years of Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi than to see their candidate NOT in the race. So, they could care less if we are defeated in 2012 (even if their candidate Akin owns the defeat). They will divert THAT conversation and say: “See? We told you so. Romney should have never been the nominee. Romney LOST it or poor Akin.”

Akin and those who stand behind him have hurt (and most likely will continue to hurt) the pro-life and overall Conservative movement in this nation. That’s sad because I fear that an INCREASED number children will be murdered BECAUSE of Akin and those who supported him than would have been killed if he had just dropped out and put life above his ambitions.

Yes, in God’s eyes, those people are just as responsable as the doctor with the vacuum hose. They’ll try to tell St. Peter that they are innocent by pulling out their Republican Registration Card and cry out at the entrance of Heaven “I AM AMERICAN!”.

I never gave the man my financial support. My hands and conscience are clean. I feel sorry for those unborn who will now have to pay for this damage done by Akin and his blind supporters.


16 posted on 08/22/2012 12:40:26 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: Publius804

I agree. The local pro-life movement in my city have predicted exactly what you said.


17 posted on 08/22/2012 12:42:05 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: tsowellfan

>>> I feel sorry for those unborn who will now have to pay for this damage done by Akin and his blind supporters.

This is way over the top to blame a person as what you posted. Kinda creepy..


18 posted on 08/22/2012 12:43:24 AM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: onyx

Thanks for link onyx.


19 posted on 08/22/2012 12:44:43 AM PDT by 1035rep (Obama: "I killed Bin Laden" ...you didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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To: Christie at the beach

He is a very nice guy, and his politics are correct.

But, to say that legitimate rape doesn’t result in pregnancy is the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.

He messed up...BIG time. The fact that he doesn’t “get” that an apology doesn’t help tells me that, either, he’s in it for himself, or he’s clueless.

BTW, what’s the difference between legitimate rape, and illegitimate rape?


20 posted on 08/22/2012 12:45:18 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: tsowellfan

You should read his facebook wall to see how delusional he is. The posts are at least 90-10 in favor of him dropping out but yet he posts about how he is standing up to the liberal elite and is asking for money to help him. It is the CONSERVATIVES who want him out of this race the liberal elite would love for him to stay in. He is unfit for office.


21 posted on 08/22/2012 12:45:56 AM PDT by Publius804 (Buckle up - with Obama at the controls it's gonna be a bumpy ride. God help us.)
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To: Publius804

Don’t hold back..though really not into bashing the guy..

It’s beginning to be way too much.


22 posted on 08/22/2012 12:46:11 AM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Christie at the beach

He is a distraction and needs to drop out. Did you watch his apology commercial? Absolutely terrible.


23 posted on 08/22/2012 12:49:01 AM PDT by Publius804 (Buckle up - with Obama at the controls it's gonna be a bumpy ride. God help us.)
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To: Christie at the beach

Whether it’s over the top or not depends on how things go from here.

If one vote in the senate ends up being the difference between repealing and not repealing Obamacare. I will refer to it as Akincare from that point on.


24 posted on 08/22/2012 12:49:34 AM PDT by Truthsearcher
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To: dixiechick2000

Not interested in playing.


25 posted on 08/22/2012 12:49:44 AM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Christie at the beach

The pro-life movement has been hurt. Yes, that IS creepy (for anybody who cares)

I found it creepy when Janet Reno claimed she was doing it for the children and them burned them all up because the end result justified her actions

It may sound creepy but it’s also a fact. The pro-life movement has been hurt.


26 posted on 08/22/2012 12:49:47 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: Christie at the beach

That’s fine...I respect that.

;o)

However, if you voice your opinion, and others don’t agree, you might be talking to yourself soon.


27 posted on 08/22/2012 12:53:43 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: Publius804
You should read his facebook wall to see how delusional he is

I was one who felt sorry for the man. I still thought he needed to go after the mistake but I gave him the benefit of doubt. After hearing him on Hannity I could hear that he's in it for himself NO MATTER what the end result will be.

He can just try to blame Romney's nomination for the defeat.

Many of his supporters (outside of his state) are the ones claiming that 4 years of Obama is better than 4 years of a RINO.

Either way they're cheering this whole thing (including possible increased number of abortions) as a victory. Their victory.

28 posted on 08/22/2012 12:56:42 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: Christie at the beach

He actually put his view nicely. And there’s no mistake. Akin’s mistake (yes, what he said about self-mechanism in woman’s body was a mistake, no way to get around it and he apologized for it) hurt pro-life cause by being a stumble block to the message.


29 posted on 08/22/2012 12:58:52 AM PDT by paudio (John Roberts and Todd Akin: Two persons who'll be remembered as the saviors of ObamaCare)
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To: donna
How the hell do u get that out of the post????

READ it again!...as my dear friend explained...When women don't age well..they dry up and take religion as their cause....GET OVER IT!....(your jealousy )

30 posted on 08/22/2012 1:03:09 AM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Publius804

The Moron Senator has been bought and paid for by the Communist Obama machine. This stupid dink did not just wake up one day spouting inflammatory inappropriate drivel. He is committing political suicide and must have been paid to do it. Abortion and pro life is a compassion and morals issue and he is a moron. Just talk about the 50 MILLION DEAD BABIES from Americans abortions, then shut up.


31 posted on 08/22/2012 1:03:40 AM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: dixiechick2000
what’s the difference between legitimate rape, and illegitimate rape?

This is my assumption:

Rape that's illegitimate: Sex between a couple that may be legally considered to be rape (ie: boyfriend/girlfriend ages 17 and 19 - depending on the state)

Legitimate rape: forced sex

That's my take and what I think he meant. But that's just my own assumption. I have not heard the man's explanation.

What he said about pregnancies cannot happen as a result of rape was way over the top.

He needs to go. It may very well be a choice of him or Romney in that state which means it's Akin or Obama.

32 posted on 08/22/2012 1:04:52 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: JoeDetweiler

Then never mind then!...Sit in the truck!...We’ll get it!...or are u gonna work against us?????


33 posted on 08/22/2012 1:08:43 AM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Christie at the beach
Shame this is happening over stupid comments since he is pro life.<<<

Yup!...but whose stupid comments?????....Elect me...I'm stupid!...

sounds like a Dummycrat!..defend the indefensible

34 posted on 08/22/2012 1:15:52 AM PDT by M-cubed
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To: M-cubed

“...Sit in the truck!...We’ll get it!...”

Your truck? Thanks....And could you get me two while you’re at it...?


35 posted on 08/22/2012 1:18:23 AM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: torchthemummy; All
Laws regarding Write-In Candidates in Missouri

Steelman and Brunnan can't run as write-ins.

36 posted on 08/22/2012 1:20:19 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 75 days away.)
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To: tsowellfan
Many of his supporters (outside of his state) are the ones claiming that 4 years of Obama is better than 4 years of a RINO.

Either way they're cheering this whole thing (including possible increased number of abortions) as a victory. Their victory.

Succinct. There's a dozen or so of those people in the Akin threads. Those around for the primary season wouldn't be too surprised at some of those names either. It proves your point.

37 posted on 08/22/2012 1:26:03 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 75 days away.)
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To: JoeDetweiler
LMAO.....Spoken like a true Democrat!....How about if I owe ya one!.....lol....and if u wait your turn ill give you 3!...(How old are ya BTW?...U may just miss your turn...*W*)
38 posted on 08/22/2012 1:37:24 AM PDT by M-cubed
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To: M-cubed

I never wait my turn....I let my turn wait on me.


39 posted on 08/22/2012 1:46:14 AM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: M-cubed

Well, your general crack about women is pretty dumb in itself.

Can I have a button. Goodnight.


40 posted on 08/22/2012 1:53:16 AM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: tsowellfan

I agree. Heard him on Hannity, and that’s all it took for me. We’re the good guys. We don’t tolerate this. The other side had thieves and known sex pots still in office. You have this fake INdian running against Scott. OUr side would never tolerate this.

Sorry, but he must go, and go now.


41 posted on 08/22/2012 1:54:34 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: Christie at the beach

>> Shame this is happening over stupid comments since he is pro life.

I doubt any one of his detractors can form an objective and logical explanation of his remarks on Life. At worst, there’s a paralyzing ambiguity and dependency on a dubious theory that makes it impossible to say he’s “wrong” in his views — at worst, his views are not discernible. At best, he’s arguing for Life in cases where rape is not a factor.

The mob mentality that’s extended from the Left extreme to the Right is insufferable.


42 posted on 08/22/2012 2:07:41 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: tsowellfan
I fear that an INCREASED number children will be murdered BECAUSE of Akin and those who supported him than would have been killed if he had just dropped out.. Yes, in God’s eyes, those people are just as responsable as the doctor with the vacuum hose. My hands and conscience are clean. I feel sorry for those unborn who will now have to pay for this damage done by Akin and his blind supporters.
My dear Lord, this is irresponsible. Please clarify yourself as to how someone pro-life could cause MORE murder in the world, by sticking with their Life stance, even under pressure.
43 posted on 08/22/2012 2:29:51 AM PDT by mlizzy (And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell others not to kill? --MT)
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To: nikos1121; All
I am going to beat this drum until the skin wears out. The true enemy and source in this and other cases is the OPEN PRIMARY process.

When are those states going to wake up and put an end to this utterly stupid way of selecting candidates in a two or three party system?

IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE IDEA OF SOMEONE DEALING OUT YOUR HEALTHCARE ACCORDING TO THEIR NEEDS, WHY ARE YOU LETTING THE SAME IDIOTS THAT BROUGHT US THAT DEBACLE CHOOSE YOUR CANDIDATES?

44 posted on 08/22/2012 2:37:02 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: tsowellfan

Well said!


45 posted on 08/22/2012 2:40:12 AM PDT by livius
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To: mlizzy
Please clarify yourself as to how someone pro-life could cause MORE murder in the world, by sticking with their Life stance, even under pressure.

The wrong messenger can kill even the most logical message. This goofball has managed to make a bad messenger look good. I suspect he has uttered this before in the cloak room and McCaskill knew it and had her news toadies ask the question that she knew or hoped would get the response out of him that it did.

Did you ever wonder why she ran the commercials she did knowing some conservatives would vote the way they did combined with an all out effort to have Dems cross over and set this hanging curve ball up?

Note to RNC Platform Committee;

EXERT YOUR PRESSURE TO END OPEN PRIMARIES!

46 posted on 08/22/2012 2:46:12 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: JoeDetweiler

Yes, Sarah is wrong on this strategy. It will only re-elect Mckaskill if she does this. The Republican vote will be split. Bad choice. Akin must get out!


47 posted on 08/22/2012 2:48:16 AM PDT by sgfan1212
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To: Publius804
The former Alaska governor reiterated her support for a third-party run when considering how conservatives should respond if Akin does not drop out before the state prints the ballots for the general election.

The former Alaska governor should know that third party candidates help the opposition to win. She needs to set her feminism aside and support Akin to ensure he wins the Senate seat.

48 posted on 08/22/2012 2:48:28 AM PDT by olezip
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To: olezip

Sarah carries that ‘Mama Grizzly’ bit too far on some occasions...


49 posted on 08/22/2012 2:59:59 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: mazda77

Has the RNC ever explained why they think it is a good idea to let Democrats choose Republican candidates? This is a BIG problem...


50 posted on 08/22/2012 3:01:38 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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