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BYU Students Bus In To South Carolina To Rally For Romney [BYU=mormon university]
BuzzFeed ^ | January 21, 2012 | McKay Coppins

Posted on 01/21/2012 9:55:58 AM PST by greyfoxx39

GREENVILLE, South Carolina--Outside Tommy's Ham House here this morning--where Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich scheduled back-to-back visits--a boisterous crowd of young, fresh-faced supporters was waving Romney signs and chanting, "MITT! MITT! MITT!"

But this wasn't a grassroots youth movement rooted at the University of South Carolina. No, many of the students cheering on the candidate told BuzzFeed they were actually BYU students and young Mormons from D.C. and Virginia who traveled to the Palmetto State to give their coreligionist's presidential effort a much-needed jolt of energy.

Kat Wardle, a 23-year-old BYU student who is spending the semester in Washington, D.C., said she and several young Latter-Day Saints have been following Romney around the state, playing the role of cheerleaders at various campaign stops.

"I was all over the place at the Lexington rally!" said Wardle, referring to a rainy outdoor event that the campaign has been spinning as an example of growing momentum. Despite the weather, a crowd of several hundred remained for the event and, Romney surrogates like Nikki Haley have pointed out, they were loud and proud.

"We were the girls dancing by the band and definitely the loudest ones there," Wardle said. "There is a group of 12 BYU Washington Seminary students, and several other random groups and some kids from [University of Utah]."

Another BYU student, who asked not to be named, said he traveled to South Carolina on a bus with several other Mormons and non-Mormons from Virginia, home to the small Mormon liberal arts school, Southern Virginia University. He said as far as he knew, the Romney campaign would be reimbursing the cost of the charter bus, and that volunteer coordinators suggested the out-of-towners show up at Tommy's.

Their presence certainly contributed to the momentum theme the campaign has been pushing. Supporters lined the street leading up to the restaurant, cheering on Romney with the sort of enthusiasm typically reserved this cycle for Ron Paul supporters. But while the majority of attendees at recent campaign stops still appear to be from South Carolina, if Romney loses Saturday despite the apparent energy, it might be because his most ardent fans can't vote here.

UPDATE: Andrea Saul, a spokesperson for Romney, told BuzzFeed it was "not true" that the campaign would be paying for the charter bus students took to South Carolina


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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From the source: "The campaign has been buzzing about growing energy at recent events. But it turns out, many of the candidate's most energetic fans are actually in from Provo, Virginia, or D.C."
1 posted on 01/21/2012 9:56:05 AM PST by greyfoxx39
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2 posted on 01/21/2012 9:59:41 AM PST by greyfoxx39 (When GOP wants to guarantee a loss, they pick from MA: Dukakis, Kerry and now Romney.)
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To: greyfoxx39
,,, a boisterous crowd of young, fresh-faced supporters was waving Romney signs and chanting, "MITT! MITT! MITT!"

Shouldn't they have been chanting "Willard! Willard! Willard"?

3 posted on 01/21/2012 10:01:42 AM PST by JohnG45
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To: greyfoxx39

Whoda thunk it? Mormon groupies.


4 posted on 01/21/2012 10:04:52 AM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (Proud RINOmney Denialist since 2007!)
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To: greyfoxx39

From the comments after that article..

“Do they have to run around and act like FOOLS? This looks like one of the Wall Street Rioters; not a reasonable person with common sense!”

LOL


5 posted on 01/21/2012 10:05:37 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: greyfoxx39

So what? This is no big deal.


6 posted on 01/21/2012 10:05:37 AM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: greyfoxx39

UPDATE: Andrea Saul, a spokesperson for Romney, told BuzzFeed it was “not true” that the campaign would be paying for the charter bus students took to South Carolina
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“Scrooge Scrooge Scrooge”

:)


7 posted on 01/21/2012 10:07:00 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: unkus
So what? This is no big deal.

To you, maybe.

8 posted on 01/21/2012 10:08:16 AM PST by greyfoxx39 (When GOP wants to guarantee a loss, they pick from MA: Dukakis, Kerry and now Romney.)
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To: greyfoxx39
BYU Students Bus In To South Carolina To Rally pimp For Romney
9 posted on 01/21/2012 10:13:54 AM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: greyfoxx39

The Cult has had its eye on the White House for a very long time. With the help of Glenn Beck, who refuses to bash Mittens as he has other GOP candidates, their former bishop will get there....or so they hope


10 posted on 01/21/2012 10:19:42 AM PST by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: JohnG45
I am the only ex-mormon in my all-mormon family and they are all voting lockstep for Romney. And if you ask them why, his being a mormon is never mentioned. BS and obfuscation to the last, like I'm the stranger on the street they need to convince that they all think for themselves.

If Romney weren't in the picture, and BHO announced he had converted to LDS, at least 80% of mormons would vote for him without hesitation.

11 posted on 01/21/2012 10:20:12 AM PST by AnTiw1
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To: unkus

It is a big deal in the sense that BYU is a religious school sending students for a political campaign rally AND the SLC lds have been denying any connection to promoting Romney as their candidate.
There are historical and current references to “the White Horse Prophecy” that only a mormon (a saint) can restore the Constitution - just something to think about.


12 posted on 01/21/2012 10:20:38 AM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: greyfoxx39; unkus

Grey,
Why do you care about this? Everyone does this. Perry bused in tons of people from Texas into the Iowa state. This of all things is NO BIG DEAL and if you think so then you are silly.

Vote Newt.


13 posted on 01/21/2012 10:21:52 AM PST by napscoordinator (Newt MUST win the nomination to get rid of Romney and Obama....Dear God let November 2012 go our way)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
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14 posted on 01/21/2012 10:23:00 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: AnTiw1

In my lds family ALL of them are supporting Romney. When I lay out his liberal record, it does not matter.
My uncle said all of that is true but he is lds.
lds vote for Romney at a rate of 94%.


15 posted on 01/21/2012 10:24:27 AM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: napscoordinator

It is a big deal in the sense that BYU is a religious school sending students for a political campaign rally AND the SLC lds have been denying any connection to promoting Romney as their candidate.
There are historical and current references to “the White Horse Prophecy” that only a mormon (a saint) can restore the Constitution - just something to think about.


16 posted on 01/21/2012 10:26:44 AM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: napscoordinator; unkus

To me, it is a big deal because of the White Horse Prophecy.

Just my humble opinion, of course.


17 posted on 01/21/2012 10:27:46 AM PST by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: greyfoxx39
College students from 2000 miles away during the first couple of weeks of spring semester ?

Sounds like the breakaway LDS cult leaders are pulling out all the stops in their quest to take over a second third of the US government.

18 posted on 01/21/2012 10:32:06 AM PST by SENTINEL (Romney is to Conservatism what Mormonism is to Christianity.)
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To: surroundedbyblue
To me, it is a big deal because of the White Horse Prophecy.

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19 posted on 01/21/2012 10:38:59 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: AnTiw1

Yet we keep hearing how Mormons are SOOOOOOOOOOO Conservative!


20 posted on 01/21/2012 10:45:10 AM PST by bonfire
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To: svcw
From twitter: "Next president will pick 3 - 4 Supreme Court justices+federal judges & set legal environment 4 Christians & others 4 decades"

Mitt can't win and if he did, he chose liberal judges in MA.

21 posted on 01/21/2012 10:45:18 AM PST by greyfoxx39 (When GOP wants to guarantee a loss, they pick from MA: Dukakis, Kerry and now Romney.)
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To: dragonblustar

Nice Dragon, are you making those ?


22 posted on 01/21/2012 10:45:45 AM PST by SENTINEL (Romney is to Conservatism what Mormonism is to Christianity.)
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To: AnTiw1
Excellent observations.
Perhaps Mitt can convert the easily led Obammie…
…then they can both run on the Dem ticket?!?!!
I know, frightening, isn't it?
But wait, what to do the the angry fat woman?
She'll probably go back to Jerry Wright and run for be given a Senate seat.
Anybody seen Tony Rezco lately?
23 posted on 01/21/2012 10:51:59 AM PST by bksanders (Â…tagline redacted by SOPA)
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To: napscoordinator
This of all things is NO BIG DEAL and if you think so then you are silly.

YOU know nothing about the mormon church and the history of believing a mormon will "save the constitution" when they take over the government.

“You will see the constitution of the United States almost destroyed. It will hang like a thread.... A terrible revolution will take place in the land of America.... [T]he land will be left without a Supreme Government,... [Mormonism] will have gathered strength, sending out Elders to gather the honest in heart... to stand by the Constitution of the United States.... In these days... God will set up a Kingdom, never to be thrown down.... [T]he whole of America will be made the Zion of God.”

-    Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr., May 6, 1843, in Roberts, Journal of John J. Roberts, online at http://www.helpingmormons.org/white_horse.htm
 
 
Utah's senior senator Hatch. . . complained that "Democrats' political correctness will be the ruin of the country.

"They tolerate everything that's bad, and they're intolerant of everything that's good. Religious freedom is going to go down the drain, too," Hatch said. "I've never seen it worse than this, where the Constitution literally is hanging by a thread."

This popular prophecy of Smith's is explained in the Encyclopedia of Mormonism:

LDS attachment to the Constitution has been further encouraged by an important oral tradition deriving from a statement attributed to Joseph Smith, according to which the Constitution would "hang by a thread" and be rescued, if at all, only with the help of the Saints. Church President John Taylor seemed to go further when he prophesied, "When the people shall have torn to shreds the Constitution of the United States the Elders of Israel will be found holding it up to the nations of the earth and proclaiming liberty and equal rights to all men" (JD 21:8). To defend the principles of the Constitution under circumstances where the "iniquity," or moral decay, of the people has torn it to shreds might well require wisdom at least equal to that of the men raised up to found it. In particular, it would require great insight into the relationship between freedom and virtue in a political embodiment of moral agency. (Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol.1, 1992)

Due to Senator Hatch's statements a number of people have contacted us for background information on Joseph Smith's prophecy.

Interest in this prophecy has surfaced once again as it seems to have been a part of the motivation behind "Deep Throat" of Watergate fame. On June 2, 2005 the Salt Lake Tribune reported that W. Mark Felt, Associate Deputy Director of the FBI during the 1970's, admitted to being the informant:

In October 1956, W. Mark Felt, now confirmed as The Washington Post's source "Deep Throat," rolled into Salt Lake City to take charge of the FBI office.

Felt, who in the early 1970s helped guide reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein's investigation of President Nixon and the Watergate scandal, spent 15 months in the Beehive State supervising some 40 agents who worked throughout Utah and Nevada. . . .

Salt Lake City was just one of many assignments the agent — who joined the FBI on Jan. 26, 1942 — would accept as he ascended the ranks of the bureau. . . .

Felt's admission to being Deep Throat came as no surprise to Salt Lake attorney Pat Shea.

Shea, a former U.S. Senate staffer, recalled Felt's desire to get to the bottom of things during a congressional investigation of the U.S. intelligence community, including assassination plots against foreign leaders.

After an interview session with witnesses, Felt would suggest to investigators, "This is something you might want to ask when you guys go back in there," recounts Shea, assistant staff director for the Senate Intelligence Committee in 1975-76.

The information was usually excellent, leading investigators into areas of inquiry that might otherwise have been overlooked.

Shea, a longtime Democratic Party activist and Bureau of Land Management director during the Clinton administration, believes Felt was motivated by anger over not being named FBI director and by long-standing animosity between the FBI and CIA.

"But," added Shea, "he also was a kid from Idaho." Felt retained a lot of small-town idealism from the culture in which he had been raised, including the LDS notion that in the latter days the U.S. Constitution would be hanging by a thread.

"Mark Felt saw himself as that thread sometimes," says Shea.

Felt, now 91, is a 1931 graduate of Twin Falls High School and 1935 graduate of the University of Idaho. (‘Deep Throat' Lived in SLC, Supervising 40 FBI Agents, by Lisa Rosetta, Salt Lake Tribune, June 2, 2005)

I find it very interesting that Felt, a mormon, was greatly instrumental in bringing down a President of the United States.  It is especially interesting that George Romney, Mitt's father was a failed candidate in the exact Presidential election in which Richard Nixon, the President that Felt betrayed, was the winner.

 

24 posted on 01/21/2012 10:52:16 AM PST by greyfoxx39 (When GOP wants to guarantee a loss, they pick from MA: Dukakis, Kerry and now Romney.)
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To: AnTiw1
How long have you been out ?

I was on the other side just last cycle. Got ticked one day at the quote GreyFoxx39 posted where Joe Smith claimed to be greater than Christ and went to go prove her a liar.

everything she said turned out to be true. Like Romney, I was an LDS sect high priest and bishopric member. Unlike Romney, I refused orders to lie and cover it up. I resigned and then was saved by Christ.

25 posted on 01/21/2012 10:53:13 AM PST by SENTINEL (Romney is to Conservatism what Mormonism is to Christianity.)
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To: greyfoxx39

There was an article here on FR a couple of days ago wherein the author( a mormon)was claiming that mormons didn’t want rumnuts to run for prez or win. I figured that he was lyin’ through his teeth.
My wife and I already voted for Gingrich. Screw you mittens.


26 posted on 01/21/2012 10:58:05 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: greyfoxx39

Who has to bus in people to events? Romney and democrats.


27 posted on 01/21/2012 11:00:18 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: greyfoxx39
Find out why these students and Romney are members of a cult
28 posted on 01/21/2012 11:06:12 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: greyfoxx39

..looks like the Republic will never see an end to Identity Politics...


29 posted on 01/21/2012 11:08:22 AM PST by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: SENTINEL

“I resigned and then was saved by Christ. “

I never tire of those words that bring glory to God!


30 posted on 01/21/2012 11:09:33 AM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (Proud RINOmney Denialist since 2007!)
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To: greyfoxx39

i didn’t say anything about the Morman church. However what you provided is pretty unbelieable. I am not even near finished reading it.


31 posted on 01/21/2012 11:13:58 AM PST by napscoordinator (Newt MUST win the nomination to get rid of Romney and Obama....Dear God let November 2012 go our way)
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To: greyfoxx39

I would have preferred that they had been bused into Nevada to oppose Harry Reid!


32 posted on 01/21/2012 11:33:03 AM PST by mckenzie7 (Democrats = Trough Sloppers!)
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To: mckenzie7

That won’t happen. Harry Reid is one of them. They won’t oppose him .


33 posted on 01/21/2012 11:37:22 AM PST by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: dragonblustar

Wheres that statue of Joey Smith and the 3 Nephites ???


34 posted on 01/21/2012 11:42:12 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: greyfoxx39

Was SD driving one of the buses?


35 posted on 01/21/2012 11:58:45 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: greyfoxx39

“MITT! MITT! MITT!”

“CULT! CULT! CULT!”


36 posted on 01/21/2012 12:13:25 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Romney ruined Massachusetts. Now he wants to ruin the nation.)
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To: greyfoxx39
Hmmm. Right out of Obama’s playbook. Are they even from South Carolina.

Romney is so fake, just what we do not need is another pre packaged politician. Newt's, Rick's (and Paul) supporters are out working the ground, not having cheerleaders just for show. (Oh look on TV, people love Mitt---maybe I should vote for him)

37 posted on 01/21/2012 12:16:33 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: greyfoxx39
Hmmm. Right out of Obama’s playbook. Are they even from South Carolina.

Romney is so fake, just what we do not need is another pre packaged politician. Newt's, Rick's (and Paul) supporters are out working the ground, not having cheerleaders just for show. (Oh look on TV, people love Mitt---maybe I should vote for him)

38 posted on 01/21/2012 12:16:48 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: greyfoxx39
Hmmm. Right out of Obama’s playbook. Are they even from South Carolina.

Romney is so fake, just what we do not need is another pre packaged politician. Newt's, Rick's (and Paul) supporters are out working the ground, not having cheerleaders just for show. (Oh look on TV, people love Mitt---maybe I should vote for him)

39 posted on 01/21/2012 12:16:59 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: Christie at the beach

MODS—Sorry for the triple hit posting. Please remove 2 of those posts.


40 posted on 01/21/2012 12:18:47 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: napscoordinator

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3BqLZ8UoZk


41 posted on 01/21/2012 12:22:16 PM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: svcw

I understand that. But when Newt gets the nomination, they will vote for him.


42 posted on 01/21/2012 12:25:43 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: MHGinTN
Naw, I thing she was the one out in front of the parade in the white boots and pom poms. ;0)

OOPS! Looks like someone threw a glass of water on her!

43 posted on 01/21/2012 12:26:26 PM PST by greyfoxx39 (When GOP wants to guarantee a loss, they pick from MA: Dukakis, Kerry and now Romney.)
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To: AnTiw1

I am the only ex-mormon in my all-mormon family and they are all voting lockstep for Romney. And if you ask them why, his being a mormon is never mentioned. BS and obfuscation to the last, like I’m the stranger on the street they need to convince that they all think for themselves.
If Romney weren’t in the picture, and BHO announced he had converted to LDS, at least 80% of mormons would vote for him without hesitation.


You are exactly right. I have aunts, uncles and cousins who are Mormon and many of them WOULD vote for 0bama if he were LDS.

Sheep.

But they will vote for Newt on 11-6-12.


44 posted on 01/21/2012 12:29:19 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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But they will vote for Newt on 11-6-12.

Is that your "testimony"? ;0)

45 posted on 01/21/2012 12:34:53 PM PST by greyfoxx39 (When GOP wants to guarantee a loss, they pick from MA: Dukakis, Kerry and now Romney.)
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To: greyfoxx39

But they will vote for Newt on 11-6-12.
Is that your “testimony”? ;0)


GO NEWT!


46 posted on 01/21/2012 12:42:29 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: SENTINEL

I’ve been out for decades. I was one of three children bought by a childless mormon couple from a mormon physician who had a little under the table adoption service...celestial godhood requitrement and so on...to have children and raise them as good mormons. I left the church and home at sixteen and was discouraged from coming home for about fifteen years, when my adopted dad suffered a stroke, I was allowed back. He passed away, and I guess there’s an uneasy truce. My mother and I talk, but my brother and sister are super mormons and openly disdainful or hateful. Visiting is always a hostile situation. The end.


47 posted on 01/21/2012 1:11:43 PM PST by AnTiw1
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To: greyfoxx39
BYU Students Bus In To South Carolina To Rally For Romney

WHAT???

Did they runout of handcarts?

48 posted on 01/21/2012 1:49:33 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: dragonblustar
SOCCER players!

Get on the ball and blow yer Vuvuzela for ROMNEY!!


49 posted on 01/21/2012 1:53:39 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: SENTINEL
I resigned and then was saved by Christ.

And the crowd went WILD!!!

50 posted on 01/21/2012 1:55:53 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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