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To: livius

FWIW, I listened to the YouTube recording of Mitt Romney’s speech at the Al Smith Dinner, and it was absolutely the best thing he did during the entire campaign.

Obama had the hell embarrassed out of him (rather literally) through most of the dinner.

Same when Cdl Dolan gave the closing prayer at the DNC, and it was almost entirely pro-life—an implicit attack on everything the DNC stands for.

I was also upset about those events, but he handled them very well.


10 posted on 03/09/2013 12:46:15 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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11 posted on 03/09/2013 12:56:35 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Cicero

That’s good to know. I can’t stand even to hear the sound of Obama’s voice, so I didn’t watch or listen to any of it.

I did like his DNC closing prayer!


12 posted on 03/09/2013 4:36:34 PM PST by livius
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