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Newt Gingrich: Republicans Today Would Be ‘Incapable of Competing’ Against Hillary Clinton in 2016
The Blaze/NBC Repost ^ | 12/9/2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern

Posted on 12/09/2012 1:01:03 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather

Former House Speaker and Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said the current GOP would be “incapable of competing” against Hillary Clinton should she run in 2016.

Gingrich on NBC’s “Meet the Press” called Clinton a “very formidable” person who is married to “the most popular Democrat in the country.”

“If [the Republicans'] competitor in ’16 is going to be Hillary Clinton, supported by Bill Clinton and presumably, a still relatively popular President Barack Obama, trying to win that will be truly the Super Bowl. And the Republican Party today is incapable of competing at that level,” Gingrich said.

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KEYWORDS: 2016; brilliant; campaign; elections; gingrich; hillary; hillarycare; incapable; lamebraingop; newt; newtgingrich; obama; obamacare; permanentwar; republicans; win
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Most of the GOP of today are reach across the aisle RHINO's.
1 posted on 12/09/2012 1:01:19 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/newt-gingrich-republicans-today-would-be-incapable-of-competing-against-hillary-clinton-in-2016/


2 posted on 12/09/2012 1:02:33 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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3 posted on 12/09/2012 1:03:16 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Pennies and Nickels will NO LONGER be Minted as of 1/1/13 - Tim Geithner, US Treasury Sect)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I think he’s wrong on this one. Hillary is popular with some older women, but the newer generation couldn’t care less. Plus she has turned out to be such a wuss when dealing with Obama (and being his fall gal) that she reveals herself to be exactly what she has always been: a traditional female power behind the throne who has spent her entire life cleaning up the messes of the powerful men to whom she has attached herself.


4 posted on 12/09/2012 1:04:52 PM PST by livius
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To: sheikdetailfeather

By 2016, 2/3 of all Americans will be receiving some kind of government assistance/subsidy/entitlement. The GOP won’t be able to compete with any Democrat at that point.


5 posted on 12/09/2012 1:06:01 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

That said, I think Republicans today would be incapable of competing against anyone, of any race, color or creed, gender or transgender...


6 posted on 12/09/2012 1:06:22 PM PST by livius
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Frankly, I don't think Hillary will be one to oppose BHO's third term.

She'll most likely have her SCOTUS seat by then anyways.

7 posted on 12/09/2012 1:06:22 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Just think of the money we could save if Barry would just hand over the keys to Slick and Mrs. Willie in 2017. “Elections” are a farce and a joke these days and the GOP isn’t interested in getting elected anyway. No vulgar and lie-filled “campaign ads”. The various tribes living on this North American land mass could really get a break and nobody would have to risk getting caught committing voter fraud.


8 posted on 12/09/2012 1:06:39 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (I feel sad for my once great country. We deserve everything that is about to happen to us.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Newt Gingrich: Republicans Today Would Be ‘Incapable of Competing’ Against Hillary Clinton in 2016

She already hs bigger coconuts than most of them and she was given her spine by bill who ripped out his own and gave it to her the only thing she is missing is self thinking and she will never have that tied to liberal communism !


9 posted on 12/09/2012 1:08:25 PM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK (100% voted Obama in precincts in Ohio ? NOPE i don't believe it ! someone CHEATED !)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

10 posted on 12/09/2012 1:08:49 PM PST by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
He is right, like it or not.
11 posted on 12/09/2012 1:11:39 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: FlingWingFlyer

You make a good point, even if you were being a bit sarcastic. If we didn’t give a crap about the White House anymore, then the Republican congressmen could stop worrying about keeping the party from looking too “extreme” to those so-called independents and moderates that the GOP presidential candidates keep reaching out to and discovering that they all vote D no matter what.


12 posted on 12/09/2012 1:12:08 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Do you think the Chinese will still be willingly buying our debt by that point. I’m thinking we will be so damn broke that the blame will finally rest where it belongs.


13 posted on 12/09/2012 1:12:08 PM PST by pithyinme (Oh great 4 more years of crap to wade through....)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I think you’re right and SCOTUS is where she’s headed...in exchange for her valiant service in the cause of two Dem crooks, the first one being her husband (a petty grifter) and the second one being the Indonesian (a traitor).


14 posted on 12/09/2012 1:12:20 PM PST by livius
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I think Hillary will be too old. She’s not holding up well and Bill’s already has a heart attach. These campaigns are to brutal she’ll play coy and milk it for all it’s worth. She won’t run


15 posted on 12/09/2012 1:12:30 PM PST by Blackirish (Forward Comrades!!!!!!!!!)
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To: mountn man

Wrong, having learned at the knee of John McCain and Mitt Romney Republicans can slaughter their own.


16 posted on 12/09/2012 1:13:01 PM PST by Hans
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To: sheikdetailfeather

If Hillary runs, she wins.

Nothing Obama does or doesn’t do will affect that.


17 posted on 12/09/2012 1:13:44 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: livius
Hillary is popular with some older women, but the newer generation couldn’t care less.

Ya, they were busy slobbering all over themselves while punching the ticket for Obama.

Of course, most of the past two generations have been totally brainwashed by unionized government public school teachers.

So this was all pretty much predictable.

18 posted on 12/09/2012 1:14:43 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: livius

There’s several issues that might pop up. First, there will be questions still left from the ambassador’s murder....which this administration simply will not answer. The fact that no one has spoken so far...indicates that Hillary might be playing some fair role in what happened. Second, there’s a huge deficit issue brewing by 2016...which no Democrat may want to handle...figure twice what we have today, and it’ll be a major mess to walk into. Third, and final...she will be fairly old and probably not have the energy to run a massive campaign.


19 posted on 12/09/2012 1:15:26 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Newt on MEET THE PRESS. How could I miss something so exciting?

Glad to know it’s still 1987. I had the most awful dream that it was 2012 ...

20 posted on 12/09/2012 1:15:52 PM PST by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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To: mountn man

She could have run...and she didn’t. She could have endorsed...and she didn’t.

Palin doesn’t have the guts for it. I liked her a lot and only voted for McCain because of her, but I have been extremely disappointed since then, and I think she seriously messed up the last election because many people were holding out, hoping she would either run or directly endorse somebody...and she never did.

Lower offices are fine, and she did a good job in endorsing lower level candidates, but she obviously doesn’t have what it takes to run for President or even to endorse somebody for the office. I was very disappointed but not that surprised (after she left her governorship).


21 posted on 12/09/2012 1:16:16 PM PST by livius
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Newt is wrong. You don’t have to compete against Hillary. You have to compete against the news media. If they were doing their job bubba would never have been re-elected and we certainly wouldn’t be saddled with the marxist muslim loving puke we’ve got now.
The media is America’s enemy number 1, and they are facilitating the downfall of our country.


22 posted on 12/09/2012 1:20:44 PM PST by taillightchaser (When a dimorat says"The American people" the next words will be a lie.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I completely agree with Newt.

We had our chance to save this country in 2012. Being unable, and in some cases unwilling, to come together to beat the worst p-resident in the history of America, pretty much damns this country.

Oh well, maybe she will corkscrew land into something hard.


23 posted on 12/09/2012 1:24:18 PM PST by Gator113 (**WHO in the hell gave the damn order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?**)
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To: Bryanw92

I kept waiting for the GOP to respond to the constant bombardment of the voters by the DemocRATS with their totally insane “campaign ads”. I stopped waiting on November 7th and figured that the GOP just wasn’t interested in winning this time. I guess they were too busy trying to figure out how they could get out of being blamed when Barry took us over his “fiscal cliff”.


24 posted on 12/09/2012 1:24:58 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (I feel sad for my once great country. We deserve everything that is about to happen to us.)
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To: pepsionice

Yes, I think all those things are in play. Plus Hillary has a very unattractive persona and image, and while that may not matter while her only job is supporting an important man, she’s not going to go far nationally with it. She got elected in NYC because they elect the likes of Jerrold Nadler (my rep back in the day - ugh - the slob used to stand by my subway stop at rush hour trying to shake hands and I always avoided him) as long as they’re raving liberals. But outside of NYC, I don’t think she’d go very far.

Obama was the first celebrity candidate, and henceforth, every candidate is going to have to be a celebrity. Bizarrely enough, he’s not good looking, is a terrible speaker, has a lousy track record and a dead-fish personality (with a very limp handshake, I’ve heard) - but the press picked him to promote as a celebrity mainly because of his color and his leftism. Obama was a faux celebrity much the way the Kardashians are, but regardless of that, it works.

The GOP is never going to get the press to give us a faux celebrity. So our next candidate has got to be a genuine celebrity, somebody who’s done something and is somebody, is attractive personally even if not physically, and who can’t be ignored.


25 posted on 12/09/2012 1:27:34 PM PST by livius
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To: Bryanw92

Sad but true.


26 posted on 12/09/2012 1:27:34 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: mountn man

Exactly.

(hoping, hoping)


27 posted on 12/09/2012 1:29:58 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: hinckley buzzard

During the Three Kingdom period of Chinese history, the Warlord of the North (Cao Cao) was defeated by the coalition of the South and West (two had to combine just to overpower the North) at the Battle of Red Cliffs. When asked by advisers on what to do next, Cao Cao realize he cannot defeat the enemy coalition so he adopted the decade strategy. He waited and rebuilt. He knew that the South and West coalition cannot remain forever without rivalry and fighting breaking out. The Dems have two brittle coalitions. Jews and Arabs. Arab Americans hate the Jewish Americans like Chinese hate Japanese. Right now the Arab immigrant/US citizen population is about 3 percent, equal to the American Jewish population. Arab Americans are not as well organized as the Jews, but are making strives in numbers of voters. The other brittle coalition is Blacks and Immigrant Hispanics. Hispanic immigrants do not like blacks, because in their view blacks are lazy. Fights break out everyday in mix schools composed of blacks and hispanics. Unlike blacks, hispanics do open businesses in their communities, and move up the economic ladder. Blacks will resent Hispanic success because it reminds them that the race excuse is invalid and black lack of progress is due to their inadequacies, not racial barriers. Hispanic dominated communities literally become Little Latin America with little or no accommodation for blacks. It is a matter of time they will fight. Question is who will the Dems back? Question is who will the GOP attempt to peel away from the Dems to GOP? The GOP at minimum needs to stay united, survive the bleak period and exploit the Dems fissures. GOP did this in the 1990’s by winning the Southern whites who due to the Civil War vowed to never vote GOP until the 1990’s when the Dems supported social issues that Southern Whites can no longer stomach.


28 posted on 12/09/2012 1:31:33 PM PST by Fee
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To: sheikdetailfeather
We must recognize the fact that Obama is the man who will replace Hitler in the history books but not until his reign of terror is completed.

Obama Care is the new Zylon B and our hospitals the new ovens of Auschwitz.

What choice do they have, they spent the Social Security money.

Whitey will be the new Jew.

29 posted on 12/09/2012 1:31:45 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (The trouble with the "masses" is that they never achieve the "m")
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To: livius
This old bag once puked under my front door and didn't bother to come back and clean it up.

No, her inclination simply isn't to clean up anyone's messes ~ she's a porker.

30 posted on 12/09/2012 1:32:04 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: dragnet2

The newer or younger generation is where we lost last month. And until the GOP figures out how to reach those people, we won’t win the White House in 2016.

Jonathan Last has been writing some good articles on the unmarried generation that is growing and ascending. They don’t care about gay marriage, abortion, Libya, etc.

GOP needs to become much more libertarian to reach this group IMO.


31 posted on 12/09/2012 1:32:52 PM PST by SteveAustin
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To: FlingWingFlyer

You’re right. They don’t want to win. They don’t have a plan that will fix anything. The people need a real economy that manufactures things to be sold to other Americans. Not everyone wants to be a telemarketer, salesman, or lawn mower and that’s all they offer.

At least the Dems are honest—if they win, they promise to create as many high-paying government jobs as they can for as long as the credit holds out.

The GOPs plan is to let the Dems take us over the cliff and then to offer a socialist solution to bring us back to a Greek-style economy as a counter to the Dems third-world communist solution.


32 posted on 12/09/2012 1:34:06 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Bryanw92
let's put it this way ~ chillun are exempt, the elderly are exempt, everybody else works.

It's been that way for hundreds of thousands, even millions of years.

33 posted on 12/09/2012 1:34:20 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

LOL!

She cleans up when she gets paid to do so...paid by getting to live in the White House with bulbous-nosed Bill, or paid by getting the title of Secretary of State from the Indonesian.

Now that’s an office that has gone downhill. She has rendered the position of SOS almost meaningless.


34 posted on 12/09/2012 1:35:32 PM PST by livius
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To: hinckley buzzard
Did you go out and campaign for Romney?

He was not electable.

35 posted on 12/09/2012 1:35:49 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Newt should make a bipartisan ad with Nancy Pelosi, just to emphasize this message. Thanks sheikdetailfeather. I didn't think he was allowed to say that name without bursting into flames. And FYI, I hated him in "The Hills Have Eyes".
36 posted on 12/09/2012 1:38:15 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
I'd prefer Sarah, but Newt vs Hillary would be interesting.
37 posted on 12/09/2012 1:38:42 PM PST by McGruff (No New RINOs!)
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To: SteveAustin

Throwing away our principles is not the way to attract anybody...we tried that in the last two elections and you can see where it got us. Young people are like any other people, they vote for principles and the holders of those principles.

Romney consistently avoided any discussion of GOP social issues or even foreign policy objectives (if you recall, he kept saying he agreed with Obama on everything), so there were no principles even offered to young people.

Most of those that I know actually liked the social planks in the platform, but they didn’t vote for Romney because he obviously did not like those planks himself and scrupulously avoided them talking about them (and would not even let Ryan talk about them).


38 posted on 12/09/2012 1:39:59 PM PST by livius
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To: Bryanw92
There are no independents or moderates. No idea where they came up with the idea such folks actually dominated the elections.

There were 64 million Republican voters and 69 Democrat voters. The way you win is by drawing them out to vote for you ~ not to vote for the other guy.

This last election Obama lost enough of his 2008 Democrat voters that someone pulling in the Bush Republican voters from 2004 would have won easily.

As a standard thing here on FR we should have an automated caveat dropped down on any post that uses the terms 'undecided', 'moderate' or 'independent' that says DOES NOT EXIST ~ AN ILLUSION INDULGED IN BY POLITICIANS WITH NO GOOD IDEAS

39 posted on 12/09/2012 1:40:03 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: sheikdetailfeather

You would think that someone with the blood of 4 dead Americans on their hands wouldn’t stand a chance of becoming President, but for Hillary Clinton, its an added bonus apparently in the minds of libs


40 posted on 12/09/2012 1:40:23 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Bryanw92
There are no independents or moderates. No idea where they came up with the idea such folks actually dominated the elections.

There were 64 million Republican voters and 69 Democrat voters. The way you win is by drawing them out to vote for you ~ not to vote for the other guy.

This last election Obama lost enough of his 2008 Democrat voters that someone pulling in the Bush Republican voters from 2004 would have won easily.

As a standard thing here on FR we should have an automated caveat dropped down on any post that uses the terms 'undecided', 'moderate' or 'independent' that says DOES NOT EXIST ~ AN ILLUSION INDULGED IN BY POLITICIANS WITH NO GOOD IDEAS

41 posted on 12/09/2012 1:40:32 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: SteveAustin

The newer or younger generation is where we lost last month. And until the GOP figures out how to reach those people, we won’t win the White House in 2016.

Jonathan Last has been writing some good articles on the unmarried generation that is growing and ascending. They don’t care about gay marriage, abortion, Libya, etc.

GOP needs to become much more libertarian to reach this group IMO.

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The way to reach those voters, is to be for AMERICAN JOBS.

We need to dump this outsourcing nonsense.

We have voted ourselves out of power. Bring back US jobs.


42 posted on 12/09/2012 1:42:31 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: livius

You must have a sturdy butt to handle globe straddling airplane diplomacy!


43 posted on 12/09/2012 1:42:44 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Gingrich is sharp, has some good ideas sometimes, but is personally undisciplined and failed to beat Romney in the primaries. For one thing, Gingrich’s pro-amnesty bent is suicidal for the Republican party. So I’m a little tired of Newt prattling on and on, why not move over for more effective leaders¡


44 posted on 12/09/2012 1:43:43 PM PST by River Hawk
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To: sheikdetailfeather

The GOP would also be incapable of competing against Ronald Reagan.


45 posted on 12/09/2012 1:44:26 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Our future must be predestined if we can’t beat that worthless old bat Hillary.


46 posted on 12/09/2012 1:44:52 PM PST by bmwcyle (Women reelected Obama)
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To: muawiyah
we should have an automated caveat dropped down on any post that uses the terms 'undecided', 'moderate' or 'independent' that says DOES NOT EXIST

Another good point. Anybody who even remotely claimed to be "undecided" was simply doing it for the attention. "Undecided" in most cases meant they didn't have a party affiliation (independents, in other words) or hadn't voted for an election or two. But they all knew who they were going to vote for, and generally, I'm sure it was the Democrat.

We need to get voters who actually are interested in our program, and to do that, we need to get candidates who believe in it. I did do my duty and vote for Romney, simply because you have to realize that even if the candidate is lame, even his appointments as president would be better than those of the raving Marxist Muslim freak who is now occupying the WH. But most of the GOP didn't even bother.

47 posted on 12/09/2012 1:45:28 PM PST by livius
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To: muawiyah

That’s true - a sturdy butt and good saddlebags...


48 posted on 12/09/2012 1:46:38 PM PST by livius
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To: livius

Palin is the gutsiest politician in America, so your hurt feelings are just that.


49 posted on 12/09/2012 1:46:42 PM PST by ansel12 (A.Coulter2005(truncated)Romney will never recover from his Court's create of a right to gay marriage)
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To: ansel12

How is she gutsy? What has she run for? I’ll say she’s gutsy when she stops “commentating” and actually puts it on the line and runs for office somewhere.

Anybody can be a political commentator.


50 posted on 12/09/2012 1:48:12 PM PST by livius
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