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Is THIS why Chris Christie was so loving toward Obama?
UK Daily Mail ^ | 11/3/12 | Hayley Peterson

Posted on 11/03/2012 11:32:51 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was Mitt Romney’s first choice as a running mate before Romney had a sudden change of heart and dumped him for Paul Ryan.

Christie was miffed by Romney’s decision, particularly because he was led to believe in the weeks leading up to Ryan’s introduction that he would be joining Romney on the Republican presidential ticket, Politico reported, citing conversations with ‘campaign insiders.’

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"Is THIS why Chris Christie was so loving toward Obama? New Jersey Governor was Romney's FIRST choice as VP and was bitter when Mitt suddenly changed his mind"

1 posted on 11/03/2012 11:32:58 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

If Christie’s response to Mitt not choosing him is to endorse Obama, then Romney made the right choice.


3 posted on 11/03/2012 11:35:46 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Even if not true, what a pathetic, petty, self-important worm of a man.

I’ve never been a fan of Christie.


4 posted on 11/03/2012 11:38:30 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

He’s the governor of a heavily blue state that just had a disaster and he wants to have a career after this is all done. That means suck up to the pres, and get the FEMA rolling into his state. Politicians are not innately loyal creatures, in the end they’re all worries more about their own jobs than each others’.


5 posted on 11/03/2012 11:38:33 AM PDT by discostu (Not a part of anyone's well oiled machine.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Christie and 0bama have one thing in common; NARCISSISM!


6 posted on 11/03/2012 11:40:03 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Such a non-story. Why do people keep linking it?

The media put it out because they want to elevate Christie (temporarily) and push the Christie-Obama lovefest at Mitt’s expense.

Ryan was Romney’s first choice. Period. End of story. Who did Romney pick? Ryan.

The only way Christie was Romney’s first choice—as the article claims—is if Romney asked and Christie turned him down. That’s not what happened.

I go into the auto dealer and see a car on the lot and look at it first, thinking about buying it. Then I seen another car and weigh them back and forth. After considering a while, I pick the second car. How does anyone conclude the other car was my first choice? Did I make an offer on the first car? No.

Ryan was Romney’s choice, not Christie. This is pretend news.


7 posted on 11/03/2012 11:40:04 AM PDT by nkronos
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To: nkronos

You’re right; this is foolish divisiveness fostered by the Dem media. Christie quantified his nonpartisanship by saying he couldn’t care less about the election FOR NOW. He has been a very vocal critic of Obama up until the storm hit (months after allegedly having his heart broken by Romney), and has forced Obama to fight in areas that should have been a lock for a Dem candidate.


8 posted on 11/03/2012 11:45:46 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

I don’t know if this is the reason, per se.

But I do know one thing, learned over years and years of observation. You can NEVER, NEVER, NEVER trust a RINO. They will always stab you in the back, especially at the most important, integral moments. Like sleeper-cells, lying in wait.


9 posted on 11/03/2012 11:46:27 AM PDT by greene66
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Christie confirmed why he wasn’t Romney’s final choice, why take someone who gets ugly when he doesn’t get his way? Probably saw a hint of immaturity in the vetting process, which brought him to turn Christie down. Put in mind that this is likely for a guy who vets upper level execs in his own business as top manager for over two decades.


10 posted on 11/03/2012 11:46:40 AM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
I find it hard to believe that Chris Christie was ever on Mitt Romney's list of prospective running mates. Several things weighed heavily against him (no pun intended):

1. He's a fat slob with a New Jersey attitude (I'm fine with both of these, by the way), and his "shtick" would not have played well in any swing states.

2. He didn't stand a good chance of bringing his own state into the Republican column in 2012.

3. His career in elected politics has been less than three years in the governor's office in one of the most reliably dysfunctional states in the U.S.

4. His prior career as a Federal prosecutor might have played well in a campaign year where "law and order" were major campaign themes, but not in a year like this where the economy is front-and-center on the national scene.

5. New Jersey's unemployment rate is nearly 10% -- which is more than two points above the national average. Christie still has plenty of work to do in New Jersey.

Personally, I don't think Christie's plans have changed at all. He's going to run for re-election in 2013, and if he loses (or even if he wins), he's going to be angling to serve as the U.S. Attorney General in a second Romney term. He may even be a potential candidate for this post in January 2013.

11 posted on 11/03/2012 11:46:40 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Putting himself above the good of his country. How self-indulgent can you get?
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Consider his self-serving speech at the convention. Christie has an ‘oversized’ sense of himself.


12 posted on 11/03/2012 11:47:01 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Jonty30
Realistically, Baraq of Benghazi could easily be reelected, we're at that much of a tipping point. With so much of the state of NJ in tatters, Christie has to make nice to the guy who'll be dispensing the disaster aid. I don't like it, but that's the sad reality.

With that being said, it underscores the importance of we conservatives not losing sight of the big picture. Mitt isn't our perfect candidate, and nobody likes voting in the lesser of 2 evils, but this isn't the election to "teach the GOP a lesson" and stay home. Job #1 is to unseat this usurper , and equally as important , to get rid of Ried as Senate majority leader. In my state (CT) we have a very liberal Republican running against a man Christie called "Nanci Pelosi's butler". I'm not a Linda McMahon fan and I voted against her in the primary, but the alternative is unacceptable.

13 posted on 11/03/2012 11:47:31 AM PDT by YankeeReb (The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” B.H. 0bama)
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To: YankeeReb
, Christie has to make nice to the guy who'll be dispensing the disaster aid.

He could have done that without giving Obama the hot passionate kisses that he gave him.

14 posted on 11/03/2012 11:48:31 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 9YearLurker
I’ve never been a fan of Christie.
Anyone without the discipline and self-respect to keep their weight under 350 pounds, doesn't deserve to hold public office.
15 posted on 11/03/2012 11:48:55 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Explains his lackluster speech the phoned into the RNC.


16 posted on 11/03/2012 11:49:09 AM PDT by montag813
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To: nkronos

Glad Ryan was the first choice.

Did Christie feel jilted? I have no idea.

All I know is the guy was over-the-top making an ass of himself, backslapping and praising Obamessiah, when obviously the government response has been disastrous.

Christie did a whale of a job with that. (Pun intended).

Glad to see Christie’s star plummeting to earth.


17 posted on 11/03/2012 11:49:31 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (ObamaCare. Brought to you by the same compassionate folks who gave you Benghazi.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

My exact thoughts...
The first thing I thought when he kissed up to 0 he is getting revenge on Romney for not getting a job he wanted in his administration.

It’s a Jersey thing.

79 posted on 11/01/2012 11:52:44 AM PDT by RetSignman (REMEMBER THE 2010 MOVEMENT)


18 posted on 11/03/2012 11:50:49 AM PDT by RetSignman (REMEMBER THE 2010 MOVEMENT)
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To: Starboard

As I type the post I must hold one hand above my head. The crap is getting so deep I’m afraid I might lose my watch


19 posted on 11/03/2012 11:51:41 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

New tagline.


20 posted on 11/03/2012 11:51:45 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("You're doing a whale of a job there, Christie.")
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To: dfwgator

I’m thinking this may all come back and bite Obama in the @ss. Christie effectively shielded himself from a lot of criticism in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy by bringing Obama to New Jersey, as things continue to get worse here in this state. The big problem is fuel, and hundreds of thousands of people without power as the season’s first cold spell approaches next week.


21 posted on 11/03/2012 11:51:49 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

This is pure rubbish. There are many factors that go into selecting a VP. First, Christi’s health and weight... could he handle the riggers of campaigning? Just look at Christi after 5 days from going to city, to city, ... he looks terrible. Secondly; could picking Christi be enough to make the race close in NJ? Not a chance. You have two DEM-RAT US Senators because of Hudson County (Jersey City, Union City,) Newark, Elizabeth, Camden, Paterson and Trenton. The selection for Ryan was very wise; Wisconsin is in play, you have a Republican Gov that just survived a recall; and you have Tommy running for Senate.... Ryan is very popular, he’s in good shape, he’s good looking, gives the ticket some young energy.

As for my Governor, giving the pat on the back to Obama... he’s did the right thing by welcoming Obama... if he pulled a Bloomy and said “don’t come” then Obama would have sat out that day, and still gotten back on the trail and NO ONE would have been able to criticize the President for not focusing on the Country’s needs.

If Christie was miffed over not being selected, he wouldn’t have been out stumping for Romney... he would have told him to pound sand.


22 posted on 11/03/2012 11:51:56 AM PDT by Heff (Half this country is that stupid.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Christie will never advance in the GOP, especially if Romney loses. Perhaps he will switch to Dem as other north-east GOP traitors are fond of doing.
He needs to attend an over-egos anonymous meeting.


23 posted on 11/03/2012 11:52:43 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Remember that politico’s last remaining strategy is to depress turnout for Romney. There are no real independents to sway and the Obama-votoing crowds may not show up on election day. So one tactic is to make sure Romney is unappealing to conservatives who don’t like Christie.


24 posted on 11/03/2012 11:52:49 AM PDT by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Christie said repeatedly, in every venue he could find, that he was NOT interested in the VP slot. On Fox one day he even said, when/if he ever ran, he would be going for the TOP spot.

I think Christie is highly overrated and has been from day one.


25 posted on 11/03/2012 11:54:08 AM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
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To: Heff
This is pure rubbish. There are many factors that go into selecting a VP. First, Christi’s health and weight... could he handle the riggers of campaigning?

A pair of them wouldn't hurt from the looks of him.

26 posted on 11/03/2012 11:54:46 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

>Putting himself above the good of his country.<

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The perfect politician.


27 posted on 11/03/2012 11:54:58 AM PDT by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as effective as those who enforce it.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

I wonder if Kristie Kreme got a job offer from Obomba, perhaps as donut czar?


28 posted on 11/03/2012 11:54:59 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (If Obama is an empty chair, then Biden is the whoopee cushion.)
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To: oh8eleven
That's a valid point, but here in New Jersey we have a prominent public figure who is something of a human marvel in purely physical terms: an 88 year-old guy who is in great shape and still goes to the gym every day.

His name is Frank Lautenberg and he's our (very) senior U.S. Senator. He's in such great shape that he represents New Jersey in the Senate even though he died at least a decade ago.

You're telling me an @sshole like that DOES deserve to hold public office?

29 posted on 11/03/2012 11:56:18 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

If true, it shows Romney good sense.


30 posted on 11/03/2012 11:56:58 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
With Christie on the ticket I wouldn't be spending 16 hours a day on this computer supporting Romney. I voted for Ryan, unfortunately Romney comes with the package.
31 posted on 11/03/2012 11:58:46 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
Christie didn't want the job. He figured Romney wouldn't win and wanted to insure that he was reelected for another term as Governor himself. Romney had some hesitation about selecting Christie -- too much of a loose cannon, too large a target (if you know what I mean) -- but Christie signalled that he didn't want the nomination and Mitt's people accepted that.

Arguably, the complicated dance surrounding selection of a running mate may have involved moves that irritated Christie staffers -- if you're not the VP choice you've probably been toyed with, strung along, and used as a decoy -- but if Christie's cuddling with Obama now, it's probably because he thinks it will help his own reelection efforts, not because he wants to get back at Romney.

32 posted on 11/03/2012 12:00:22 PM PDT by x
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Christie did it for one reason.

Obama told him if he wants to have the boardwalk by memorial day, he better allow Obama the photo op and get Christie’s praise.

NJ has too much at stake not to suck up to the commie in chief.


33 posted on 11/03/2012 12:00:55 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Media goes nuts in 2004 because Bush went to the dentist 20 years ago. Benghazi? Nothing.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

It just proves Romney made the right choice. Blubber Butt Christie will probably change to the Democratic party in the next 5-6 years.


34 posted on 11/03/2012 12:01:08 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

New Joisey is a deep blue state like Maryland ,,,, who needs them ??? Christie is an establishment opportunist at best ,,, perhaps Romney will return the favor some day .


35 posted on 11/03/2012 12:01:36 PM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: BlessingsofLiberty
......I think Christie is highly overrated and has been from day one.

I think, the northeastern born and bred are persnickety about the world outside their gates. Ann Coulter sure comes to mind when the name ChrispChristie comes up. I bought literally into her stick until a couple of years ago. Now every-time I think of her I see Bill Mayher's (sp) foul mouth and ugly face.

36 posted on 11/03/2012 12:01:43 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Please help Todd Akin defeat Claire and the GOP-e send money!!!!!)
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To: Heff
Something else to consider is that New Jersey is likely to have two Democratic U.S. Senators until the end of the world. That means it will be very easy for Romney to simply write off the entire state when it comes to reaching out to the House and Senate to get things done in Washington.

If you think this isn't a big deal, just realize that McGuire Air Force Base was on the original list of base closure candidates back in the first Bush administration mainly because both senators from New Jersey were Democrats who opposed the Gulf War in 1990. Plattsburgh AFB in upstate New York, though, was slated to remain open even though it had many constraints that made it inferior to McGuire (the inability to move fuel into the facility during winter months when barge traffic on the Hudson River and the Lake Champlain canal system was closed, for example). This was because Plattsburgh had a strong advocate in Washington in the form of Sen. Al D'Amato (R-NY).

37 posted on 11/03/2012 12:01:57 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: oh8eleven
Anyone without the discipline and self-respect to keep their weight under 350 pounds, doesn't deserve to hold public office.

Hey, they told me anybody could be president when I was growing up (and eating all those donuts) ...

38 posted on 11/03/2012 12:02:32 PM PDT by x
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To: Alberta's Child

Lautenberg and Menendez...yipes!!


39 posted on 11/03/2012 12:02:32 PM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

UK Daily Mail is just quoting he Politico article, the original of which was posted on FR earlier today.

As most posters on the previous thread observed, Politico lies, they’ve always lied, and they’ve been caught red-handed more than a few times.

This is just their pathetic effort to make potential Romney voters angry that he almost picked someone as stupid and pitiful as Christie as his running mate.

Whatever else I may think of Romney, I don’t think he’s that stupid, and his Ryan pick seems to argue in favor of that opinion.


40 posted on 11/03/2012 12:04:30 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

I can remember (can’t you) Christie looking right at the camera and saying he in no way was interested in the VP spot. I guess that is the same as BJ saying , I did not have sex with that woman!


41 posted on 11/03/2012 12:05:40 PM PDT by fish hawk
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
How self-indulgent can you get?

Look at the guy. He's a shameless glutton. You don't get to be morbidly obese by exercising discipline and self-restraint.

42 posted on 11/03/2012 12:08:14 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

And that’s probably why he was passed over. Romney is a good judge of character. Paul Ryan was the right man for the job.


43 posted on 11/03/2012 12:08:56 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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Donate here!


Government did not build this.
You did!!



44 posted on 11/03/2012 12:11:31 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=om93destr)
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To: lonevoice

>>Whatever else I may think of Romney, I don’t think he’s that stupid, and his Ryan pick seems to argue in favor of that opinion.<<

I agree.


45 posted on 11/03/2012 12:11:46 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("You're doing a whale of a job there, Christie.")
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To: 9YearLurker

Me neither and Ann Coulter is kooky for loving him so much. He is as big as a bathtub too! Yikes...some real emotional issues there.


46 posted on 11/03/2012 12:11:58 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter"you min)
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To: oh8eleven

True, and plenty of studies to support it. Morbidly obese younger persons, not caused by a medical condition are: angry, multiple emotional problems, self-indulgent, combative, untrustworthy, unhappy. Unfortunately, I used this study quite a while back and made my judgement of Christie.


47 posted on 11/03/2012 12:12:59 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: fabian

“If Chris Christie doesn't run we will nominate Romney, and we will lose.” – Ann Coulter, CPAC 2010

(Note the arrogant condescension she displayed, before she had to swallow that statement).

48 posted on 11/03/2012 12:15:50 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("You're doing a whale of a job there, Christie.")
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To: All

More from last night.

@GovChristie Talking with Pres. Obama about needs in #NJ at the ROIC Friday evening. #Sandy https://twitter.com/GovChristie/status/264535128775200768/photo/1


49 posted on 11/03/2012 12:16:37 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Starboard

“Christie has an ‘oversized’ sense of himself.”

For has heavy as he is, Christie is a little man. I understand that he love his state, but in the whole scheme of things, the welfare of America is paramountat this point in time. His love-fest with Obama was over the top and may have impacted a Romney win in a negative way.

He could’ve conveyed his appreciation to Obama in a sincere way and moved on. Romantic strolls on the beach and loving gazes aren’t necessary.


50 posted on 11/03/2012 12:18:09 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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