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Novak: Fred Thompson drop-out rumors traced to Romney campaign
The Tennessean | Jan. 09, 2008 | By Ryan Underwood

Posted on 01/09/2008 4:34:52 PM PST by jdm

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Story.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dirtytricks; fredthompson; romney; romneytruthfile; rumors
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1 posted on 01/09/2008 4:34:54 PM PST by jdm
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To: Politicalmom; Petronski; SE Mom; jellybean

Surprise, surprise.


2 posted on 01/09/2008 4:35:30 PM PST by jdm (A Hunter Thompson ticket would be suicide.)
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To: jdm

Danged Amish...errr...Mormons!

;-)


3 posted on 01/09/2008 4:36:17 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Tracking The "Flyin' Imams" since 11/20/06)
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To: jdm; Petronski; fieldmarshaldj; big'ol_freeper

Many suspicions confirmed ....

RSM - Romney Sleaze Machine ....


4 posted on 01/09/2008 4:37:32 PM PST by Neu Pragmatist (Fred Thompson : The Only True Conservative in a Sea of RINO's....)
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To: jdm

Ever heard the words “Romney Sleaze Machine?”

I knew you had.


5 posted on 01/09/2008 4:37:50 PM PST by Petronski (Willard Myth Romney: 51% negatives)
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To: jdm

Bad banner. Somebody said, someone told him! ! This is just a McCain planted article.


6 posted on 01/09/2008 4:38:19 PM PST by oflyboy
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

And here I was so sure it was the Presbyterians again!! :-o


7 posted on 01/09/2008 4:38:33 PM PST by pillut48 (CJ in TX --Soccer Mom and proud Rush Conservative! WIN, FRED, WIN!!!)
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To: jdm
Freepers: did you know Free Republic has a Romney Truth File?
8 posted on 01/09/2008 4:39:11 PM PST by Petronski (Willard Myth Romney: 51% negatives)
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To: jdm
Romney Sleaze Machine

U.S. Army Retired


9 posted on 01/09/2008 4:39:33 PM PST by big'ol_freeper (ROMNEY: "I LOVE MANDATES.")
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To: jdm

Because of the contrast is their beliefs, I had actually thought Hillary might have had something to do with this. The last person she wants to face is someone so diametrically opposed to almost every one of her policies.

I’m still holding off on judgement here. Who whispered in a Romney official’s ear? We don’t know. And aid to walrus from Arkansas? Who knows...


10 posted on 01/09/2008 4:40:24 PM PST by DoughtyOne (< fence >< sound immigration policies >< /weasles >< /RINOs >< /Reagan wannabees that are liberal >)
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To: Petronski
Did you know Free Republic has a Romney Truth File?

Did not. Thank you, Petronski.

11 posted on 01/09/2008 4:40:36 PM PST by jdm (A Hunter Thompson ticket would be suicide.)
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To: jdm

Sure it was traced to Mittwitt. He is a slimeball NE liberal puke!


12 posted on 01/09/2008 4:41:27 PM PST by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: jdm

It’s the same story we had last week. No new information and still no proof.


13 posted on 01/09/2008 4:42:14 PM PST by Domandred (Eagles soar, but unfortunately weasels never get sucked into jet engines)
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To: Jim Robinson

For your edification.


14 posted on 01/09/2008 4:42:21 PM PST by Petronski (Willard Myth Romney: 51% negatives)
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To: Domandred
No new information and still no proof.

I didn't do it nobody saw me do it you can't prove anything.

15 posted on 01/09/2008 4:43:08 PM PST by Petronski (Willard Myth Romney: 51% negatives)
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To: jdm

Why I do declare, I am shocked. Shocked!


16 posted on 01/09/2008 4:43:48 PM PST by sweet_diane (I am voting substance over style...deal with it!)
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To: jdm

Empty suit romney trying to buy nomination anyway possible?

Romney’s ideological core = Arlen Spector.!


17 posted on 01/09/2008 4:43:56 PM PST by bluebeak
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To: jdm

The Romney campaign? Gee, I’m shocked! Just shocked!


18 posted on 01/09/2008 4:44:05 PM PST by SaveTheChief (Chief Illiniwek (1926-2007))
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To: jdm
Image hosted by Photobucket.com do I really have to say it???

19 posted on 01/09/2008 4:44:44 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: jdm

I’ve been phoning for Fred through his website from the SC list.

Tonight I have had a marked difference in response. About every third call (of those that answer) is a Thompson supporter. Called approximately 20-30 tonight. Some are undecided and the only reason for that is because they think his numbers are low—otherwise he’s their first choice. Others are saying they will vote for Fred.

I post this because it is markedly different from when I phoned Iowa—had about 1 in 10 favorable to Fred.

Not scientific but I am noticing a real difference.


20 posted on 01/09/2008 4:45:14 PM PST by reasonisfaith (Donating to Fred Thompson is the antidote to media bias.)
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To: Petronski
Romney and his band of "dirty tricksters".

GO FRED!

21 posted on 01/09/2008 4:45:21 PM PST by Reagan Man (FUHGETTABOUTIT Rudy....... Conservatives don't vote for liberals!)
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To: jdm

Total bs. A plant by McCain or Huckabee.


22 posted on 01/09/2008 4:46:34 PM PST by khnyny (Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed. Winston Churchill)
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To: Domandred
I did not notice Novak's Saturday column until now (which was linked in The Tennessean piece).

No one posted it on FR, apparently (did not return a hit based on an exact phrase search).

Mitt's Divided Strategy

23 posted on 01/09/2008 4:47:29 PM PST by jdm (A Hunter Thompson ticket would be suicide.)
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To: jdm; All

Romney has no reason to care about Thompson - think this through people, lol.


24 posted on 01/09/2008 4:47:40 PM PST by khnyny (Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed. Winston Churchill)
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To: jdm

Unsourced rumors should not be believed. This morning on a radio network news, they actually said that Thompson and Guliani were hoping to do well in upcoming primaries, but that Romney would be dropping out if didn’t win in Michigan. What!! No sources, just the DBM making up their stories.


25 posted on 01/09/2008 4:48:11 PM PST by Freee-dame
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To: khnyny

Spinnin for the RSM ?


26 posted on 01/09/2008 4:48:42 PM PST by Neu Pragmatist (Fred Thompson : The Only True Conservative in a Sea of RINO's....)
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To: Neu Pragmatist
Spinnin for the RSM ?

What does RSM mean?
27 posted on 01/09/2008 4:50:14 PM PST by khnyny (Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed. Winston Churchill)
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To: khnyny

Romneystream media?


28 posted on 01/09/2008 4:51:27 PM PST by jdm (A Hunter Thompson ticket would be suicide.)
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To: reasonisfaith

Thank you for your service to our country’s future.


29 posted on 01/09/2008 4:52:13 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: jdm

I made a deal with my cousin today. I’ll send $20 to the Thompson Campaign if he’ll send $20 to the Hunter campaign. We’re exchanging checks in the morning.


30 posted on 01/09/2008 4:52:45 PM PST by cripplecreek (Only one consistent conservative in this race and his name is Hunter.)
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To: jdm

Said Novak: The rumors were “traced in part to Mitt Romney’s campaign, trying to stir up strife between McCain and Thompson.”

I don’t doubt it . .Romney has been running a negative campaign, and this seems like out of his bag of dirty tricks.

There was a push-polling scandal a couple of weeks ago that was also traced back to a Romney-linked firm in Salt Lake City.


31 posted on 01/09/2008 4:52:47 PM PST by barryg
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To: khnyny

Post 4 and 9 ....


32 posted on 01/09/2008 4:53:09 PM PST by Neu Pragmatist (Fred Thompson : The Only True Conservative in a Sea of RINO's....)
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To: jdm

I cant see how this helps Romney, even secondarily.


33 posted on 01/09/2008 4:53:11 PM PST by Nonstatist
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To: khnyny

See post nine.


34 posted on 01/09/2008 4:53:29 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: jdm
So where did the Politico item, which quoted "Republican officials close" to the campaign, come from? From Republican rival Mitt Romney, according to syndicated columnist Robert D. Novak

Must be true then.

/sarc/

35 posted on 01/09/2008 4:53:33 PM PST by outofstyle (My Ride's Here)
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To: barryg

Yep , they tried to blame the Huckster , but the Huckster didn’t have the money for the phone campaigns to pull this off .


36 posted on 01/09/2008 4:54:40 PM PST by Neu Pragmatist (Fred Thompson : The Only True Conservative in a Sea of RINO's....)
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To: jdm

I knew it... the ba$tard$!

LLS


37 posted on 01/09/2008 4:54:47 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims and vote Fred!)
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To: jdm
More evidence Romney is as underhanded a politician as Bill Clinton.

I have no doubt his campaign also fed Drudge the story about the Democrats desperately wanting Huckabee to win because he'd be easy to win.

Maybe this is why Willard is so unlikable.

38 posted on 01/09/2008 4:55:12 PM PST by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: khnyny

The heck he doesn’t! Fred is the only one of the five viable GOP candidates who is a conservative. The Romney people want him out of the race so they can lay claim to the “conservative” mantle.

This is why the “Evengelicals for Mitt” website tried to paint Fred as pro-abortion and why a Romney associate put up the “Phoney Fred” website. Romney’s people have a track record of trying to kneecap Fred’s campaign.


39 posted on 01/09/2008 4:55:23 PM PST by Josh Painter ("My idea of Gun Control is a good, steady aim." - Fred Thompson)
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To: DoughtyOne
[I’m still holding off on judgement here. Who whispered in a Romney official’s ear? We don’t know. And aid to walrus from Arkansas? Who knows...]

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

At this juncture, that would appear to be the wisest advise.

40 posted on 01/09/2008 4:55:37 PM PST by Col Freeper
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To: reasonisfaith

You should tell all the SC voters—”Don’t let Iowa and NH choose your favorite for you—if you like Fred better, make those dinky states learn to love him.”


41 posted on 01/09/2008 4:55:48 PM PST by Defiant (Huckabee puts the goober back in gubernatorial.)
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To: jdm

That’s who it was first attributed to the morning it came out. Other threads suggested it was attributal to the McCain campaign or the Democrats.

I’m glad the first and most credible attribution proved true.


42 posted on 01/09/2008 4:57:55 PM PST by bcsco (Huckleberry Hound - Another dope from Hope!)
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To: jdm

Romney doesn’t need to plant rumors about anyone dropping out. It’s all the msm talks about is who’s dropping out next. The media harps on everyone about when they are dropping out. Fred getting less than 1% in NH doesn’t help. Even nutbag Ron Paul got 8%.


43 posted on 01/09/2008 4:58:00 PM PST by Ron in Acreage (Thinking of new tagline)
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To: jdm

This jerk Novak has only been too willing to rush to print with negative stories on Fred. Remember last week he was slobbering on this story and the “Fred will only get 1% in Iowa” baloney.

He’s part of the MSM effort to throw cold-water on the Fred campaign.


44 posted on 01/09/2008 4:58:40 PM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Life is too short to go through it clenched of sphincter and void of humor - it's okay to laugh.)
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To: Petronski

Requesting link for Huckabee Truth File, please?


45 posted on 01/09/2008 5:00:18 PM PST by britt reed (It's better to eat crumbs as free man than to eat cake as slave.)
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To: Ol' Sparky

There is a pattern emerging from the RSM when it comes to dealing with Fred ....

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2007/09/10/antithompson_site_connects_to.html


46 posted on 01/09/2008 5:01:30 PM PST by Neu Pragmatist (Fred Thompson : The Only True Conservative in a Sea of RINO's....)
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To: Neu Pragmatist
Post 4 and 9 ....

Ah - RSM means Romney Sleaze Machine. Thanks for the insult./s

Gee, I never post negative stuff re Fred (ok, maybe once to point out he supported McCain/Feingold, but that happens to be the truth).

Do you know why I never spammed negative Fred posts? First, Fred's a fellow Republican and I like him. The second reason is, because of the poor campaign Fred has run, he had made himself totally irrelevant.
47 posted on 01/09/2008 5:01:51 PM PST by khnyny (Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed. Winston Churchill)
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To: Petronski

dude they all have slime machines. you must be old enough to know that.


48 posted on 01/09/2008 5:01:56 PM PST by libbylu
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To: jdm

Mormans of a feather flock together.


49 posted on 01/09/2008 5:02:46 PM PST by o_zarkman44 (No Bull in 08!)
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To: jdm

"I just received the endorsement of Fred Thompson, the NRA, Duncan Hunter's Fence,
Massachusetts Citizens for Life, everyone at FreeRepublic, and the Mauck family."

50 posted on 01/09/2008 5:03:16 PM PST by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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