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A Caller Enthused for Mitt Romney
Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 16, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 01/16/2012 3:22:24 PM PST by Kaslin

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RUSH: Amy in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, great to have you on the EIB Network. Welcome.

CALLER: Whoa. Thank you so much, Rush. It's a thrill to talk to you.

RUSH: Thank you.

CALLER: Yeah, I just wanted to call and let you know and your listeners know that there are some of us out here that are enthusiastic about Mitt Romney. You know, they're not all vote-by-default.

RUSH: I know there are a lot of people enthusiastic about Romney.

CALLER: Well, I mean the pundits just carry on as if it's all by default. And even, you know, the other Republicans running against him keep coining him as this terrible moderate Republican in Massachusetts, and I look at that and I say, "Well, the point is when he was in Massachusetts he ran on those issues and he kept his promises. He kept his commitment, and he governed in that state the way in which he was elected." And I think, you know, as hard as it is to trust politicians, we have to at some point, and so we do, we look at a person's character and the way that they -- you know, have they kept their commitments? Have they done what they said they would do? And, you know, I'm gonna trust Mitt Romney --

RUSH: What is the one -- well, top two criticisms of Romney that conservatives make that you don't like to hear?

CALLER: Hmm. Well, some of the people in my circle of friends, the Mormon thing comes up and they seem to think that the evangelical people will not vote for him because he's not conservative enough.

RUSH: Yeah, but that hasn't been a part of the campaign yet, nobody's talking about his Mormonism, yet.

CALLER: Well, that's true, and that's what I tell them as well, but --

RUSH: Well, what I'm getting at here is that people that don't like Romney have heard him say, "I'm not a conservative Republican, I'm a moderate." They see he will not back off at all his support for Romneycare, which two of his advisers are now saying that the Obama administration has used as their model for Obamacare.

CALLER: Yeah, but he's clearly said the first thing he's gonna do is repeal Obamacare. And I think he's made that clear, and I believe that's what he'll do. You know, I believe he has the vision to, you know, bring our country back on track and make some important, tough decisions.

RUSH: Well, how long have you been a Romney supporter?

CALLER: Well, I voted for him in 2008. I thought he was the best choice then.

RUSH: Okay.

CALLER: Then the primary, of course.

RUSH: Well, I'll tell you, you're about to be tested.

CALLER: (laughing)

RUSH: No, no, you are. I just want to tell you now, I just want to prepare you, if Mitt Romney's the nominee, get ready, because the media, the Democrats, are gonna be attacking him as a wishy-washy moderate. They're gonna claim that they got the idea of Obamacare from him. They're gonna praise him, they're gonna tie him to Obamacare like no other Republican could be. At the same time, they're going to attack him as a far-right kook on a lot of things, and they will bring up the Mormon business. The Mormon business did not come up with Jon Huntsman, either, and he's a Mormon. And it never comes up with Dingy Harry, and he's a Mormon.

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I voted for Romney too in the 2008 primary, but that does not mean I have to vote for him on Super Tuesday and I won't
1 posted on 01/16/2012 3:22:30 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

In 1996 we got Dole because it was his turn and we lost. In 2008 we got McLame because it was his turn and we lost. Now we get Romney because it is his turn and we could very well lose.


2 posted on 01/16/2012 3:29:50 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Kaslin

Conservatism is dying


3 posted on 01/16/2012 3:30:25 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: Kaslin

Super Tuesday? What’s that? I thought the whole election was determined by IA, NH, & SC. The rest of us are irrelevant.


4 posted on 01/16/2012 3:35:12 PM PST by Kenny
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To: Steve Van Doorn
not true according to recent polls and studies - conservatives are growing in strength.
5 posted on 01/16/2012 3:35:48 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Steve Van Doorn

Indeed it is. And the worst part? It is being killed from within. It’s bad enough to die while being attacked from without, but the cancer know as RINO is killing us from within.


6 posted on 01/16/2012 3:38:21 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: Kaslin

I hope EVERYONE that’s not a Mormon that voted for Romney last time will check his record as ObamneyCare creator this time.

Although you would think the $50 abortions alone under Willard’s watch would have been enough to disqualify him.


7 posted on 01/16/2012 3:41:40 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Petraeus, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

This is why he must not become the nominee


8 posted on 01/16/2012 3:44:16 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Steve Van Doorn; elpadre

“Conservatism is dying”
_________________________________________________
It is not dying or loosing strength, but it is being
outnumbered by the Marxist/Leninist/Communist.

Strength does not count in elections, numbers do.


9 posted on 01/16/2012 3:44:35 PM PST by AlexW
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To: Kaslin
Liberal Palm Beach Gardens, what a surprise!

These kind of ( I am so happy with anyone but Obama) voters are doing more harm than good over the choices that we have. I wonder how many more election cycles until people become so angry they stop allowing the media to pick the candidate. Very disappointed in Rush. There is no conservative voice who fights for a change. Rush goes along with what is. After he hurt Newt, for 2 days, he lost my respect. Palin should get in this and endorse Newt if she wants a change. At least, Newt is willing to try.

10 posted on 01/16/2012 3:45:26 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: Kenny

Yeah this is what the LSM and their pundits wants us to believe. I say f them


11 posted on 01/16/2012 3:47:18 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Steve Van Doorn

Conservatism shifted to the left, that is all. The conservatives have become liberals, the liberals have become marxists, and the marxists have the presidency.


12 posted on 01/16/2012 3:48:55 PM PST by sagar
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To: Steve Van Doorn
Conservatism is dying

If Romney wins the South, that would be an indicator.

And it would be time to treat the GOP like the Whigs.

Let it become extinct.

If Romney wins, I'm going Independent...and probably for good.

It'll show that people are voting for somebody who's willing to give our offspring to research -- as Mitt told Katie Couric December of '07...what Mitt conveyed a full YEAR into his previous campaign.

I'll never support a pro-abort in sheep's clothing...

And neither will I support a gullible GOP trying to sell America on a candidate who isn't viable.

13 posted on 01/16/2012 3:51:44 PM PST by Colofornian (If 94% of LDS repeat voting for Romney, then such RINO-voting reveals a liberal Mormon bent)
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To: elpadre

No, the numbers of people who describe themselves as conservatives are growing, but that doesn’t mean that there are more conservatives this year than there were last year.

What’s happening is moderates — and even some liberals — are calling themselves “conservatives.” Look at the phony conservatives in the punditocracy — Ann Coulter, David Frum, Jennifer Rubin, Michael Medved, Peggy Noonan, George Will — just to name a few. Even Andrew Sullivan calls himself a conservative, and he’s a screaming liberal.

Will supported Gerald Ford against Ronald Reagan in 1980, and when Ford dropped out of the primaries, Will endorsed not Reagan, but George H. W. Bush.

Conservatism is being defined down.


14 posted on 01/16/2012 3:53:15 PM PST by Josh Painter ("The only thing these 'investments' will get us is a bullet train to bankruptcy." - Palin)
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To: Steve Van Doorn
->Conservatism is dying

No, it is not dying. We do not have a leader, a fighter, a patriot who will put their country before all else. The country is starving for a leader to get behind. If that person with those ideas stands out, we would turn around the country from the damage from both parties.

15 posted on 01/16/2012 3:57:14 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: Kaslin
I voted for him, too. I was hoping to stop McCain whom I correctly predicted would be a disaster.

Now there is no McCain; however, that manchurian candidate still sits in the senate to Arizona's undying shame.

16 posted on 01/16/2012 3:58:11 PM PST by Stepan12
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To: Kaslin
I voted for Romney too in the 2008 primary, but that does not mean I have to vote for him on Super Tuesday and I won't

You are a Flip-Flopper!

17 posted on 01/16/2012 3:58:36 PM PST by Zevonismymuse (Life'll kill ya!)
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To: Josh Painter
Look at the phony conservatives in the punditocracy — Ann Coulter, David Frum, Jennifer Rubin, Michael Medved, Peggy Noonan, George Will — just to name a few.

Dont' leave out Hugh Heeeeeeewwwwitt.

18 posted on 01/16/2012 4:01:22 PM PST by bkopto (Obama is merely a symptom of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: Josh Painter

—>Conservatism is being defined down.

A win/win for liberalism. Those people in which you listed have been a huge part of why there is no conservative being supported by the (their) party. They live among liberals so it seems they don’t mind changing the views so they can feel good about being accepted) We have to get the control back to we, the people, not the elites.


19 posted on 01/16/2012 4:07:55 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: RIghtwardHo
while being attacked from without, but the cancer know as RINO is killing us from within.

BS. The GOP because of RINO's is dying s it rightly should. Conservative thought is the majority of this Country.

The tea Party and 2010 proves it.

20 posted on 01/16/2012 4:10:18 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: sagar
Conservatism shifted to the left, that is all.

I completely disagree. The Republican party shifted to the left, has been going that way for many years.

Conservatives have not changed, the R's are leaving us.

21 posted on 01/16/2012 4:13:37 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: sagar
Conservatism shifted to the left, that is all. The conservatives have become liberals, the liberals have become marxists, and the marxists have the presidency.

Nonsense. Conservatives cannibalized their own in this election cycle looking for the perfect candidate, allowing Romney a path to the nomination.

22 posted on 01/16/2012 4:14:56 PM PST by Kazan
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To: Christie at the beach
No, it is not dying. We do not have a leader, a fighter, a patriot who will put their country before all else.

Two thumbs up FRiend!

23 posted on 01/16/2012 4:15:43 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

“Now we get Romney because it is his turn and we could very well lose.”

Bank on it.


24 posted on 01/16/2012 4:17:24 PM PST by Luke21
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To: Las Vegas Ron
The tea Party and 2010 proves it.

One could argue the Tea Party gave us Romney because too many refused to except a candidate that wasn't perfect.

Conservatives have failed to be smart enough to pick and rally around the most conservative alternative to Romney, allowing him a path to victory.

25 posted on 01/16/2012 4:22:23 PM PST by Kazan
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To: Kaslin; JulieRNR21

Isn’t Palm Beach Gardens a country club type of place?


26 posted on 01/16/2012 4:24:22 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Kazan
One could argue the Tea Party gave us Romney because too many refused to except a candidate that wasn't perfect.

The Tea Party never had the chance to rally around a Conservative candidate, the media made sure it never happened.

Think Cain and Palin.

27 posted on 01/16/2012 4:26:21 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Christie at the beach
Have to remember, we have no one at the Top of the party advancing conservatism. Our leaders are wimping out most of the time to the politically correct media. They are the moderates. They are in power (Mccain- and others). They are not about to give that up. They cut us off; to get a moderate verision they approve of. They planted candidates to hurt others. Huntsman and Paul. Paul has given them more of the same in which he decries. Tell me that is not silly. This would had been a perfect election for a conservative to have pushed this markist agenda back, Now, we are sitting here worried about another moderate flip-flopper representing our ideas. The very person who basically wrote Obamacare/which is forcing a citizen to have insurance.
28 posted on 01/16/2012 4:28:26 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: Kaslin

It would be a lot easier to seperate Romney from Obamacare if the same advisors who helped Romeny produce his plan had not been used to create the Obama plan. If the nod goes to Romney, you can flush Obamacare as an issue.


29 posted on 01/16/2012 4:28:58 PM PST by elvis-lives
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To: Las Vegas Ron
The Tea Party never had the chance to rally around a Conservative candidate, the media made sure it never happened.

That you don't consider Bachmann, Perry, Gingrich or Santorum conservative is the problem.

All are even if they aren't perfectly conservative and anyone of them would/would have been a much better nominee than Romney.

30 posted on 01/16/2012 4:32:46 PM PST by Kazan
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To: Las Vegas Ron; Christie at the beach
We have socialist that have always believed in the concept of taking from the working class and giving to the rich and the rich that help them.

Decades ago both parties were mostly conservatives. The rich have learned to vote themselves money and has left us.

Conservatism is dying.

My only question at this point isn't how to save conservatism because it can not be saved after the rich left us. but how do we create a government that will always revert to socialism.

31 posted on 01/16/2012 4:34:22 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: Steve Van Doorn

“Conservatism is dying”

Please do not be discouraged. Conservatism has never been tried.


32 posted on 01/16/2012 4:34:27 PM PST by HChampagne
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To: HChampagne
"Conservatism has never been tried."

not in recent years I agree. But decades ago both parties were made up of mostly conservatives.

33 posted on 01/16/2012 4:36:53 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: Christie at the beach

“We do not have a leader. a fighter, a patriot who will put their country before all else.”

Of course we do. God set him on this road, trained him in the ways of service through scouting and church. He gave him a great sense of humor and made him a proud Texas Aggie. He forced him to look challenges in the eye and say no to those who would have him compromise his beliefs. He was made to wait his turn each step of the way.He flew C-130 aircraft in the Air Force. He worked hard at marriage and has been an admirable parent. He is a good friend to all and helps strangers. Being a Christian means something to him and he doesn’t waste his life searching for a God who may hide in different religions. He’s confident. He’s a Patriot. He’s the leader of the Republican Governor Association. His name is Governor Rick Perry. BUT, he’s from Texas so that’s that. Next.


34 posted on 01/16/2012 4:37:31 PM PST by FryingPan101 (Perry 2012)
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To: Steve Van Doorn

Steve, don’t give up. We need the right leader, that’s all. Romney is not it. Someone, out there will need to lead a positive fight. At least, we have each other until that leader steps up.


35 posted on 01/16/2012 4:41:54 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: Steve Van Doorn

It certainly is being redefined towards center left. There are simply not many citizens who have any idea of what is in the Constitution nor what the framers had in mind for this Republic. Sad, but true.


36 posted on 01/16/2012 4:53:06 PM PST by ImpBill ("America, where are you now?" - Little "r" republican!)
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To: Christie at the beach
You are missing the point why conservatism is dying.

It isn't dying because it is leaderless or poor ideas. It is dying because the governmental system we have accommodates socialism.

37 posted on 01/16/2012 4:54:02 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: Steve Van Doorn

If your post was sincere:
Not true. But the way we regain our rightful authority in this nation is not apparent...yet.

If your post was frivolous:
Not helpful.


38 posted on 01/16/2012 4:56:01 PM PST by Resettozero
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To: Kaslin

I voted for Romney in the 2008 primary, too, but that was an anti-McCain vote. Now I’m looking for the anti-Romney vote.

Romney sure can talk the talk. He sure SOUNDS conservative, but everything about him gives me the heebie-jeebies.


39 posted on 01/16/2012 4:59:46 PM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: ImpBill
Doesn't matter how great the constitution was originally or how well the people understand what was intended originally.

Any form of government no matter how great it was originally will always grow and will always revert to some type of socialistic state.

40 posted on 01/16/2012 5:02:12 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: Kazan
That you don't consider Bachmann, Perry, Gingrich or Santorum conservative is the problem.

I didn't comment on those you mention so by omission you leap to conclusions?

If you look at my posting history, you will not see criticisms of any of these candidates, quite the opposite actually as I have defended them, all except Paul and Romney.

The Tea Party was about bringing in new blood, outsiders if you will...ala Palin and Cain.

That you assume you know where I stand is on the candidates you mentioned is well, an assumption.

You know what they say about assuming, right?

41 posted on 01/16/2012 5:03:52 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Steve Van Doorn

->It isn’t dying because it is leaderless or poor ideas. It is dying because the governmental system we have accommodates socialism.

I understand. It’s not the views of the majority of the people of our country.

These folks here are in power along with the president and vice president and they seem to forget, it’s we, the people vs we, the elites. They are abusing the constitution. We are not extreme to say that. We have a right to be concerned.

The US Senate is composed of 100 senators
There are 2 from each of the 50 states regardless of population.

The House of Representatives has 435 members.
The number of US Representatives per state is determined based on population, so that more populous states have a greater number.


43 posted on 01/16/2012 5:09:34 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: Steve Van Doorn
The rich have learned to vote themselves money and has left us.

Ah, now I think I have a better idea where you are coming from.

You're saying Conservatism is dying because the moral responsibility that must go along with it is lacking.

If I read you correctly, I can't say I disagree.

44 posted on 01/16/2012 5:11:05 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Christie at the beach

Very disappointed in Rush. Me also.
I listened to the whole show, and it seemed to me the whole three hours was about Romney ? Rush defended Romney at every turn.


45 posted on 01/16/2012 5:12:12 PM PST by buck61
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To: Steve Van Doorn
It may be dying within you... but I can assure you that it will always exist. Man yearns to be free... it has always been that way. They will have to kill all of us to snuff out the last ember of Conservatism... and even then... someday in the future... men will once again be free. Without Conservative ideology... there can be no Freedom and Liberty... for they are one in the same.

LLS

46 posted on 01/16/2012 5:13:23 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (Recession: You have no job* Depression: I have no job* Recovery: obama has no job!)
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To: Resettozero
But the way we regain our rightful authority in this nation is not apparent...yet.

Oh yes it is, whether what is necessary takes place is subject for another thread.

47 posted on 01/16/2012 5:16:10 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Thorliveshere
"Romney sure can talk the talk. He sure SOUNDS conservative, but everything about him gives me the heebie-jeebies."


All politicians lie, this should be a given.

My question is why do we listen to any of them? We should let their record speak for them and ignore what they say.

48 posted on 01/16/2012 5:17:40 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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49 posted on 01/16/2012 5:19:30 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Kaslin

[Yeah, but he’s clearly said the first thing he’s gonna do is repeal Obamacare. And I think he’s made that clear, and I believe that’s what he’ll do. ]

Anyone willing to bet their life on that? I mean literally.


50 posted on 01/16/2012 5:20:14 PM PST by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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