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Romney: Clinton did ‘elevate’ Democratic convention
http://news.yahoo.com ^ | September 8, 2012 | Oliver Knox

Posted on 09/08/2012 4:37:33 PM PDT by NKP_Vet

Mitt Romney says Bill Clinton's speech to the Democratic National Convention "really did elevate" that gathering and that the former two-term president might even be able to win another four years in the White House "if the Constitution weren't in his way." Romney's comments, in an excerpt of an interview with Meet the Press, came as Clinton prepared to campaign for President Barack Obama in key swing states.

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Does this idiot want to win or not. Sounds to me like he's ready to vote for Obama. He was viciously attacked by Obama and Clinton, and so was Paul Ryan. Instead of standing up for himself and calling Clinton a lying opportunist, that inspite of what he says about Obama, really despises him, instead says Clinton is the greatest thing since peanut butter. Willard is on the take for Obama, the exact same way McAmnesty was. Why should anyone get excited over this character? He wants to lose.
1 posted on 09/08/2012 4:37:36 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet

I have no problem with what he said.


2 posted on 09/08/2012 4:38:50 PM PDT by ReaganÜberAlles
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To: NKP_Vet

Stop “crossing the aisle” ass-weep-ay!!


3 posted on 09/08/2012 4:38:56 PM PDT by albie
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To: NKP_Vet

Fokk! I feel like I’m living is a parallel universe where both candidates are trying to lose. Zero has his people deny God 3 times in the most public way and then Wrongney heaps praise on the rapist that’s supporting his opponent.

As Jim Traficant used to say “Beam me up!”

I guess whoever wins in November, it won’t be the American people.

I was going to hold my nose and reluctantly vote for Wrongney but now I’m seriously tempted to skip it and just drink heavily instead. Wrongney has to do a lot of work in the next 2 months to try to earn my vote back. I went from hating him to only sort-of-disliking him to hating him again.

Why do so many politicians suck?!?


4 posted on 09/08/2012 4:44:05 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad ((((( )))))
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To: NKP_Vet
Mitt Romney says Bill Clinton's speech to the Democratic National Convention "really did elevate" that gathering...

I view that as "damning with faint praise".

5 posted on 09/08/2012 4:45:55 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: NKP_Vet

>> Does this idiot want to win or not.

He can only cast one vote. What are you talking about?


6 posted on 09/08/2012 4:47:25 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: NKP_Vet

This is why its so important to put good solid conservatives in the house and senate.


7 posted on 09/08/2012 4:49:38 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Good luck with that.

I think 99.99% of them are phonies. They say they are conservative, but put them in office and you find out they’re liberals.


8 posted on 09/08/2012 4:53:19 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: NKP_Vet

You know the DNC is in the sewer when they need the impeached Slick Willie to “elevate” them.


9 posted on 09/08/2012 4:54:24 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The DNC convention is proof that Americans still love a good freak show.)
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To: NKP_Vet

Rather than point out the hypocracy of the RATs claiming the Repubs have a “war on women” while having a sexual harasser, serial adulterer, perjurer, and probable rapist give a key speech at their convention, he goes out of his way to compliment the biggest sc*mbag in politics.


10 posted on 09/08/2012 4:54:29 PM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Why can't life be more like beer commercials?)
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To: NKP_Vet

I also can’t see a problem with this. Compared to the other commies who spoke at the convention, Clinton was a slight improvement. I’d take two hours of Bill over ten minutes of Fluke or Warren.


11 posted on 09/08/2012 4:54:38 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: NKP_Vet
You have to understand that Romney IS Bill Clinton. Politically, these are the exact same people in their beliefs and tactics. They are both thoroughly dishonest and have absolutely no principles they won't sacrifice if they think it will help them politically. So it's not surprising he'd praise them. What remains surprising is that the primary voters picked this barf bucket over Newt Gingrich, a brilliant, truly conservative candidate and a fearless campaigner with a track record of success.


12 posted on 09/08/2012 4:54:53 PM PDT by JediJones (Grow your own dope...plant a Democrat.)
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To: Two Kids' Dad

“I was going to hold my nose and reluctantly vote for Wrongney”

Me too. But now I think I will write in Homer Simpson like I did in 2008. Although I kinda like that Turtle Man character on TV too.

Dole, McCain, and Romney. Rinos can never win because they lose their base to accommodate the left every time.


13 posted on 09/08/2012 4:55:03 PM PDT by Uncle Lonny
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To: cripplecreek; Two Kids' Dad

FReepers are quick to defend the RINO Romney
who PRAISED Clinton, and went AGAINST conservatives.

From the article:
“Romney also knocked Republican congressional
leaders for making “a big mistake”
by agreeing to the so-called “sequester” —
automatic spending cuts to social programs
and the military set to kick in at year’s end,
the price of failure to reach a sweeping
deficit-cutting deal.”

If the article is accurate,
Romney is already on the DNC side for Clinton
AND also against fiscal conservatives.


14 posted on 09/08/2012 4:55:16 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: NKP_Vet

I’m following the self-appointed experts on Twitter (Goldberg, York, etc). And basically the Romney strategy for the fall is to persuade undecided (’08 Obama) voters and not make them feel stupid (for voting for the marxist).

It’s a risky strategy and has the potential to turn off the base as much as it lures squishy indies. I am not convinced at all that this will work. By not attacking Obama you allow him to become the nice guy who is given a couple extra swings at the ball - and maybe four more years. It’s the exact opposite of the Tea Party ‘10 strategy to frame Obama as a far left ideologue, which worked.


15 posted on 09/08/2012 4:55:47 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: cripplecreek
This is why its so important to put good solid conservatives in the house and senate.

That's pretty much impossible to do if your presidential candidate is a bad one and loses. The coattail effect if Obama wins will wipe out Republican chances of gaining the Senate and could lose the house. That's why it's so important to put good solid conservatives on your presidential ticket.

16 posted on 09/08/2012 4:56:26 PM PDT by JediJones (Grow your own dope...plant a Democrat.)
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To: NKP_Vet

I don’t like Clinton, but its’ a smart play to divide their base!


17 posted on 09/08/2012 4:56:33 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: NKP_Vet

Do you have a clue that one of either Obama or Romney will be elected on election day? If that is understood, HOW STUPID AND CLUELESS CAN YOU BE TO BE BASHING THE ONLY PERSON WITH ANY CHANCE OF DEFEATING THE MARXIST?! WHAT A CLUELESS IDIOT YOU ARE@!


18 posted on 09/08/2012 4:57:18 PM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: NKP_Vet

Romney: Elect me, ain’t I a nice guy?!


19 posted on 09/08/2012 4:57:33 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Diogenesis

Which is a shockingly stupid political statement by Romney since his running mate Paul Ryan voted for that “mistake,” and the AP article helpfully points that out. Now the media can play up the “civil war within the Republican party” again just like they did when the RNC went after Akin. And we will once again be distracted from attacking the Demoncrats.


20 posted on 09/08/2012 4:58:59 PM PDT by JediJones (Grow your own dope...plant a Democrat.)
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To: JediJones

I have no intent on voting for Romney but fully intend to vote in the downticket races. (Unless you’d prefer that I stay home)


21 posted on 09/08/2012 4:59:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: NKP_Vet

Think about this: four years ago, Obama was the flavor of the month. Now Clinton is. What does that tell you about Obama?

Romney’s right - and there’s nothing wrong with admitting the truth. But Bill Clinton isn’t running for president. And yesterday’s job numbers prove that Obama ain’t Clinton.


22 posted on 09/08/2012 5:01:18 PM PDT by Jaguarmike
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To: NKP_Vet

He’s right. Clinton would easily beat any candidate for a 3rd term if so allowed.


23 posted on 09/08/2012 5:01:18 PM PDT by montag813
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To: MrDem; NKP_Vet

How dare you attack a conservative who describes
a “candidate” who is failing to speak up for conservative
principles? Are you a plant?
If Romney loses, it is because of Romney’s failure,
and Romney alone having pulled failure out of the jaws
of victory.

Romney was ALL OVER conservative candidates, but
now he is mushy, pro-Clinton, anti-Eastwood,
and ambiguously quiet.


24 posted on 09/08/2012 5:01:49 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Uncle Lonny

Why is Bill Clinton considered such a political genius?

First he sabotaged the economy by raising taxes and proposing Hillarycare. Fortunately the dot.com boom and the Cold War peace dividend were too strong to stop.

Then Clinton nearly destroyed his presidency with a reckless affair with an intern. He left a moral stench so bad that his own vice president was unable to win the presidency despite times of peace and prosperity.

Clinton is a genius?


25 posted on 09/08/2012 5:04:31 PM PDT by heye2monn
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To: nhwingut
I’m following the self-appointed experts on Twitter (Goldberg, York, etc). And basically the Romney strategy for the fall is to persuade undecided (’08 Obama) voters and not make them feel stupid (for voting for the marxist).

When you hear things like that, it's really, really hard to believe that the Romney campaign isn't populated with double agents from the other side. Maybe the reason Obama really put gay marriage in the platform is to convince gays within the Republican establishment to sabotage the Romney campaign with bad advice to help Obama?

Wherever it comes from, that is an unprecedentedly stupid so-called strategy. There is no psychological basis for why that would work and no historical precedent for such a thing ever working. If you make people feel good about voting for Obama, they will 100% absolutely vote for him again. It is basic human nature. Pepsi doesn't run an ad saying, Coke is good and we don't blame you for drinking it, but, uh, can you try us too, maybe, please? Or, nevermind, just do whatever you want, we understand the appeal of Coke.

26 posted on 09/08/2012 5:04:51 PM PDT by JediJones (Grow your own dope...plant a Democrat.)
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To: MrDem; NKP_Vet
HOW STUPID AND CLUELESS CAN YOU BE TO BE BASHING THE ONLY PERSON WITH ANY CHANCE OF DEFEATING THE MARXIST?! WHAT A CLUELESS IDIOT YOU ARE@!

Maybe he should become a liberal like you and mitt and praise your own kind. mitt's going to lose because he's a faggoty liberal. And between a black faggoty liberal and an uptight faggoty liberal, the blacks and liberals are going to vote for the black one. Conservatives don't have a Republican candidate to vote for at the top of the ticket.

27 posted on 09/08/2012 5:05:10 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (You ain't holding anybody's feet to the fire ya lousy limp noodle.)
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To: NKP_Vet

What he should have said was “he gave a well-delivered speech. But unfortunately much of what he delivered was simply not true, such as regarding the president and his party raiding Medicare to pay for his government-run healthcare scheme, and the president’s shameful dismantling of welfare reform”.


28 posted on 09/08/2012 5:06:20 PM PDT by montag813
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To: NKP_Vet

Why would the Constitution stop him? It didn’t stop obama.


29 posted on 09/08/2012 5:06:34 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: JediJones

“Wherever it comes from, that is an unprecedentedly stupid so-called strategy”

Luntz: Ads about disappointed Obama voters work best with swing voters.

Americans for Prosperity may be cutting through the clutter most effectively with its relatively low-key attacks on President Obama.

Almost everyone in the group said they voted for Obama in 2008, but they were about evenly split between Obama and Mitt Romney in the 2012 race, with several still undecided.

This approach may also have the benefit of closing the Romney-Obama likeability gap. A Gallup poll on attack ads this week found that 44 percent of Americans think Obama’s attacking Romney unfairly while only 40 percent believe Romney’s attacking Obama unfairly. Among independents, the number who think Obama’s attacking unfairly rises to 46 percent while Romney’s number falls to 38 percent. Up against a guy with Obama’s charisma cachet and media protection, this is an encouraging sign.

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/08/27/luntz-ads-about-disappointed-obama-voters-work-best-with-swing-voters/


30 posted on 09/08/2012 5:07:36 PM PDT by 1035rep (Obama: "I killed Bin Laden" ...you didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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To: cripplecreek
I have no intent on voting for Romney but fully intend to vote in the downticket races. (Unless you’d prefer that I stay home)

That's fine, but all I'm saying is that in the absence of a third party candidate making their way into the debates, the amount of people voting the way you're voting is so small as to be statistically insignificant.

31 posted on 09/08/2012 5:08:10 PM PDT by JediJones (Grow your own dope...plant a Democrat.)
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To: NKP_Vet

Subtle way of reminding people that Obama is not in Clinton’s class.


32 posted on 09/08/2012 5:08:23 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Diogenesis

Another clueless wonder.

The primaries ARE OVER. Do you understand what that means? It is now either A or B. Those of us with two functional brain cells understand that. Only idiots will help elect Obama because Romney is not conservative enough. ONLY IDIOTS!


33 posted on 09/08/2012 5:09:21 PM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: montag813
He’s right. Clinton would easily beat any candidate for a 3rd term if so allowed.

That's not the point. The point is Clinton made many deceptive arguments that didn't pass the fact checks. Yet Romney takes this media opportunity to praise him instead of pointing out his dishonesty and attacking his arguments. This is the latest step in Romney's political suicide by 1,000 cuts.

34 posted on 09/08/2012 5:09:43 PM PDT by JediJones (Grow your own dope...plant a Democrat.)
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To: JediJones
That's not the point. The point is Clinton made many deceptive arguments that didn't pass the fact checks. Yet Romney takes this media opportunity to praise him instead of pointing out his dishonesty and attacking his arguments. This is the latest step in Romney's political suicide by 1,000 cuts.

I agree with you. See my other comment about what he SHOULD have said.

35 posted on 09/08/2012 5:10:37 PM PDT by montag813
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To: NKP_Vet
Apparently, he does not want to win. This is about the stage where Rinos decide to be good troopers and go down gracefully. Dole, McCain, and now Romney? Third term? The country was so Clinton-fatigued that in the midst of a huge economic boom, Clinton's VP lost to a pinhead.

Romney and Clinton were more or less the same ideologically during the '90s, so it's not surprising that Romney says good things about him. After all, Clinton isn't a conservative and this is not a primary.

36 posted on 09/08/2012 5:11:05 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: MrDem

How clueless are YOU for voting for the used car salesman who is fundamentally the same as Obama?

If by some miracle, Romney wins, you will probably be complaining about him two minutes after he takes the oath of office.

You are the “idiot” if you don’t realize that regardless of who wins in November, your life is going to suck worse than it does right now. You are the “Idiot” for voting for the Obama-lite thrust upon you by the liberal elite in the Republican party. As long as you and people like you continue to vote for whatever liberal candidate the party saddles you with, you will continue to get presidents, senators and congressmen who will trash your values and destroy this nation.


37 posted on 09/08/2012 5:13:43 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: montag813

To be fair, we can’t be sure that Romney didn’t at least go on to say that stuff until we see the full Meet the Press interview. Obviously the AP will quote the most embarrassing segments. But even so Romney needs to be smart enough not to make statements like this at all which will be quoted out of context. However saying Clinton “elevated” the convention is still too strong a statement for someone who gave a deceptive speech.


38 posted on 09/08/2012 5:14:47 PM PDT by JediJones (Grow your own dope...plant a Democrat.)
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To: Uncle Lonny
Dole, McCain, and Romney. Rinos can never win because they lose their base

ROMNEY isn't a RINO - ROMNEY is a LIBERAL!

39 posted on 09/08/2012 5:17:23 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Diogenesis

They never learn.


40 posted on 09/08/2012 5:18:08 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: NKP_Vet

I think what mitt meant was that Clinton’s speech
was the high point of the DNC convention...


41 posted on 09/08/2012 5:18:38 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: fatnotlazy

Only an clueless idiot would think there is no difference between a hard left Marxist and a pro America capitalist.


42 posted on 09/08/2012 5:18:58 PM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: NKP_Vet

The first term of Obama was so bad that we need a second term....and the GOP-E is too scared to win....


43 posted on 09/08/2012 5:20:25 PM PDT by yield 2 the right (2012, the election year that stinks!)
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To: JediJones

The circular firing squad is reloading....

And this time, they won’t miss.

I had hopes (still do, sort of) that Mitt Romney would see the virtue of making and CLOSING the sale, that he is and would continue to be a much better man for the job of the US Presidency than Barack Hussein Obama.

But dammit, Mit, you are pulling your punches WAY too soon.

It just about has to be a knockout EVERY DAY right through the evening of November 5th, and wake up the next morning prepared to WIN the election.


44 posted on 09/08/2012 5:20:44 PM PDT by alloysteel (Are you better off than you were four years ago? Well, are you?)
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To: NKP_Vet

I have no problem with him acknowledging the truth. Unlike some Freepers who are like little kids who always want to be indulged with explicit, emotional red meat statements, I see that as a subtle jab to 0bama. Romney compared Clinton with 0bama, and highlighted that the latter
I thought we want our side to be the adult, calm candidate who acts strategically? After all, Romney defeated the other candidates in the primaries, didn’t he?


45 posted on 09/08/2012 5:22:10 PM PDT by paudio (Post-racial society: When we can legitimately hire and fire a Black man without feeling guilty.)
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To: MrDem
Do you have a clue that one of either Obama or Romney will be elected on election day?

Exactly. I have to wonder about anyone who keeps posting excerpts from Romney that hurt him and talk about skipping the vote.

The only way we can defeat Obama is to pull together behind Romney. We need to start having rallys against Obamacare and get the people fired up to get rid of Obama. We can't keep depressing the Republican vote and expect to beat Obama. But then that's actually part of Obama's strategy, to beat down morale until conservatives will stay home.

46 posted on 09/08/2012 5:23:09 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: MrDem

The ONLY idiot is the “conservative” candidate
who bestows PRAISE on the DNC’s people as
he SUES conservatives to get them off the ballot.

GET THIS STRAIGHT.
This was/is Romney’s to lose, and he is
ONLY in it for the money, fame, and his dietyship.
And his interest in imposing liberal issues
like RomneyCARE and the rest.


47 posted on 09/08/2012 5:23:49 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: JediJones
What remains surprising is that the primary voters picked this barf bucket over Newt Gingrich, a brilliant, truly conservative candidate and a fearless campaigner with a track record of success.

BUMP!! We could have been looking forward to REAL change in January from repealing obamacare to reigning in activist judges. Back to Our Constitution and all that it entails.

48 posted on 09/08/2012 5:24:59 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: NKP_Vet

This is a disappointing thread. It’s a game of strategy to win votes from here on out, not a question of political ideology.


49 posted on 09/08/2012 5:25:14 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: NKP_Vet

I’m with Mister Dem, Romney is taking lessons from John McCain whose similar campaign tactics helped him win his Presidential election.


50 posted on 09/08/2012 5:25:20 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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