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Pro-Romney Group Buys $500,000 In Michigan TV Ads (Newt Targeted)
NY Times ^ | February 13, 2012 | Jeremy W. Peters

Posted on 02/13/2012 3:48:30 PM PST by red flanker

Mitt Romney is getting some heavy air support in Michigan — the state where he was born and raised — as the “super PAC” supporting him invests almost $500,000 on television ads there.

According to someone who tracks Republican media spending, Restore Our Future has committed just over $470,000 for commercials starting Tuesday and set to run through Feb. 20. That marks the group’s largest purchase yet in Michigan, where it will have spent more than $700,000 on ads by next week.

The group said Monday that it would continue for now to run an ad called “Risk” that targets Newt Gingrich using images and attacks that have by now become familiar advertising fodder. It cites the proliferation of earmarks during his tenure as House speaker and shows a shot of him sitting with Nancy Pelosi on a couch in front of the Capitol, a shot taken from a public service announcement on global warming.

(Excerpt) Read more at thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: backstabberromney; backstabbers4romney; gingrich; gopprimaries; mi2012; nastyromney; ne; newt; obamaromney; palin; rinoromney; romney; saboteurromney; santorum; santorum4romney; toast; tokyoromney
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To: sand88

Fiscally, he is a moderate liberal at best.

I don’t believe that but the important issues he is perfect on. For example he is the best at the pro-life issue. If you don’t believe me that I can’t help you. I think we will finally have that constitutional amendment. We cannot risk someone else who won’t go for this most important issue. We need to stop murdering the future Americans. If you don’t have a strong moral compass than nothing will get done. For example, Obama does not have a moral compass and you see he has raised our debt horribly. Now Santorum has a moral compass which will provide him the tools needed to ensure he does not raise the debt like Obama has done. Everything is intertwined. You need character and principles to be President for you to be successful.


51 posted on 02/13/2012 4:52:33 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: red flanker

I will not vote for Romney or Santorum.

I will vote for Newt Gingrich... or I will not vote at all.

Good luck with another 4 years of Obama.


52 posted on 02/13/2012 4:53:26 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO--it’s about the survival of our country!!)
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To: red flanker

Someone should run this video again, on national TV:

“My sons are all adults and they’ve made decisions about their careers and they’ve chosen not to serve in the military and active duty and I respect their decision in that regard. One of the ways my sons are showing support for our nation is helping me get elected because they think I’d be a great president.” - Mitt Romney, 2007

Then the father with a son serving oversea told to Romney that he was offended with the comparaison made by Mitt between his sons (who chose not to serve and serve America by trying to get him elected) to his son and the other soldiers in Iraq. Mitt was listening to him smirking. One can almost see his disdain for the soldier’s father...

http://youtu.be/hbj_y3K5G3o


53 posted on 02/13/2012 4:58:08 PM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: napscoordinator; Christie at the beach
You are obviously a liberal because conservatives don’t talk like you do.

Please cool your anger. You seem to be getting way to emotional. Your response was a bit over the top in it's intensity. Please chill out.

Some people think Newt's a horrible candidate, that is fine. And some of us think that Rick is a horrible candidate. So be it.

54 posted on 02/13/2012 4:59:17 PM PST by sand88 (Nothing on this Earth would get me to vote for Mitt.)
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To: Christie at the beach
Whoa, partner. This is the hugh Manatee. Obama will dump Biden and pick Romney for the VP slot. Mittens will swoon at the attention and accept; the MSM will have collective multiple orgasms for Dear Leader “reaching across the aisle in the spirit of bipartisanship.” [Now, I really am going to be sick.]
55 posted on 02/13/2012 5:00:18 PM PST by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: napscoordinator

When this is over, you’re going to need counseling. Some might argue that you already need it.

Santorum doesn’t stand a snowballs chance in Hell of winning the presidency.

Most likely, we’re going to get stuck with another 4 years of Obama.... good luck.


56 posted on 02/13/2012 5:00:58 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO--it’s about the survival of our country!!)
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To: napscoordinator
Good points. Rick is excellent on the pro-life issue. I am in 100% agreement on that matter. We have been murdering millions of Americans through abortion -- it is an unspeakable horror.

My biggest gripe with Rick is that on Fiscal matters he is quite a disappointment. That said he would be a much better choice than Mitt or the Marxist.

57 posted on 02/13/2012 5:03:50 PM PST by sand88 (Nothing on this Earth would get me to vote for Mitt.)
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To: Gator113

Oh Gator,
You will vote for Santorum in the General (if it comes to that). He is closest to your values after Newt. There is nothing he has done for you not to vote for him in the General. I can understand you not voting for him during the primary but you cannot say why you wouldn’t vote for him in the general. Basically what you said about Santorum is that you don’t like his sweater vests and that he doesn’t look like what you want him to look like....none of those are reason for keeping your general vote for him.
NAPS


58 posted on 02/13/2012 5:04:03 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: sand88
There is no perfect candidate it's just Rick is the most conservative of those left.

I don't want to have to list all the many many horrible liberal mistakes Newt made and Mitt Romney IS a liberal mistake—and Paul is just a dang nut—they all have faults it's just that me, Rush, Mark Levin, Bill Cunningham, Michele Malkin and others see Santorum as the best choice.

That is why he is surging and will win.

59 posted on 02/13/2012 5:04:59 PM PST by Happy Rain ("If you're shiftless and in doubt-find a liberal whine and pout-pretty soon you're making out.")
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To: red flanker

And when you come to our state, Mr. Arbeitsziehungslager, we’ll never seen them, as we do not watch the so called “news” channels, or commercials, in our household.


60 posted on 02/13/2012 5:06:05 PM PST by Varsity Flight (Phony-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager)
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To: napscoordinator
"Anyway, he has been fully vetted and nothing was found of major substance."

I'm not talking about substance. Substance means Jack compared to imagery and emotion to the "independent" voter that will decide the election.

Rick will be painted as a Puritanical Zealot out of touch with mainstream America and it's likely to work. He has provided sufficient material.

If you're looking at this from a perspective of logic or what's right & wrong you are certain to be both disappointed and enraged.

61 posted on 02/13/2012 5:06:13 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: VinL

Hey, Vin.

Thank you for saving this for me.

Did Rush talk about Newt’s CPAC (inspiring) speech, today..


62 posted on 02/13/2012 5:06:53 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: napscoordinator

You are disgusting. You are a complete and utter piece of trash...Your post is one of the worst I have seen on Free Republic in 6 years

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What’ up with that, Naps? Can’t take a little joshing? Your post is one of the most vituperative and venomous, I’ve ever read on the board. If you had objective, I’m sure your gentleman enough to voice it without the bile.


63 posted on 02/13/2012 5:08:34 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: Gator113

When this is over, you’re going to need counseling. Some might argue that you already need it.

So you are speaking for others now. Wow. So cool of you. Are you the supreme being now. You sure do think a lot about yourself. You think your crap doesn’t stink. You walk around on all the Santorum threads and bash him. Funny you never are on the pro-gingrich threads (oh that’s right there aren’t any). If you hate Santorum so much than why are you being a peeping tom? You say that you have been very happy with Obama and would like him to be President another 4 years......And you think I need counseling. HA! I am just trying to get the best candidate that has my principles and guess what? It seems to be that my work is being paid off.


64 posted on 02/13/2012 5:09:06 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: red flanker
Rick is in it to win and the way things are going, he is making the right moves. It he is teamed with Mitt as you suggest, why did Rick tear into Mitt and dismantle him at the last two debates. Newt hasn't hammered Mitt as much as Rick in the debates. Using your logic, Newt is on Mitts team. Both propositions are ludicrous. This is the type of thing Ron Paul supporters latch onto. Crazy theory's and conspiracies. Secondly, what does a Romney PAC dumping money into anti-Newt ads have to do with Rick Santorum? That's quite a leap. Seems to me that Newt & Mitt are tearing into each other at their own expense. At a certain point, if you want to win, people need to be voting for something, not just against the other guy.
65 posted on 02/13/2012 5:11:07 PM PST by FresnoRobert (When born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, it's reversed.)
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To: napscoordinator
Rick has ZERO negatives...

And zero charisma. Rick's the perfect "Wonderboy" to Mitt's "Captain Sunshine." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgwpEDAsPGY

Newt/Palin or better yet Palin/Newt is the Obamabeater.

66 posted on 02/13/2012 5:13:06 PM PST by Sirius Lee (Sofa King Mitt Odd Did Obamneycare)
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To: napscoordinator

You quote my post to improper effect. I said nothing about Rick or negativity. I merely stated that, though Rick was in the lead, Romney still attacks Newt. Newt supporters know why— that’s all I said.


67 posted on 02/13/2012 5:14:10 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL

It might be over the top but last night I had a person say that I should not take the music away from my children just because Niki had that nasty spectacle on the Grammies. Tonight we have a FREEPER talking homosexual sex. People are bashing a good Christian man day in, day out. It has gotten out of hand here and that was the last straw for me. If people want to say gutter talk than I am going to call them on it.


68 posted on 02/13/2012 5:15:02 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: McGruff

So you think the real Conservative running in ‘08 was the guy who gave us McCain Fiengold?


69 posted on 02/13/2012 5:15:17 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: parksstp

If Romney can’t hit Santorum directly with effect, he’ll continue to bash Newt and make it seem like Santorum is a friend, not foe, to Romney. This will force Santorum to get even tougher on Romney or be accused of being in the tank for Romney
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Oh, I see. So, because Romney runs ads against Newt and disregards Rick, Rick won’t just sit back and allow them to destroy each other. Instead, he’ll spend money attacking Romney to prove he can do it. Huh, might work.


70 posted on 02/13/2012 5:19:44 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Exactly. Romney was the more conservative candidate in 2008. That is why conservatives flocked to endorse Romney. The alternative was McLame, even worse. Do people really have that short of a memory, or is it convenient memory loss?


71 posted on 02/13/2012 5:19:44 PM PST by FresnoRobert (When born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, it's reversed.)
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To: napscoordinator
Just ignore my posts from here on out—for weeks, you have been bashing me so today, I didn't feel up to taking your whip lashings. Don't call on me ..you are despicable..
72 posted on 02/13/2012 5:20:38 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: Gator113
Santorum doesn’t stand a snowballs chance in Hell of winning the presidency.

Really?


73 posted on 02/13/2012 5:21:32 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Mountain Mary

MM, Newt’s his own guy- they can’t deal with him- they can’t buy him. To Romney, everyone else can be bought- just a matter of price.


74 posted on 02/13/2012 5:22:41 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: napscoordinator
That is it!!!! There is nothing left.

Rick Santorum voted to confirm Sonya Sotomayor to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, putting her on the fast track to a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court.
75 posted on 02/13/2012 5:25:42 PM PST by American Dream 246 (Open your eyes. Freedom is not a one day fight. Enemies of Freedom are legion.)
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To: Christie at the beach

Oh brother. You calling for homosexual sex on this political site and you are being sanctimonious. You need to check yourself and stop with the X rated talk on this site. By the way, you pinged me....I didn’t ping you. You need to have the discipline to not ping me. Showing your lack of discipline with gutter talk, I am sure you will be bothering me again soon. You just can’t help it.


76 posted on 02/13/2012 5:27:56 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: napscoordinator

That was Christian? Is that how Christ would have responded? As a fellow Christian, I think you owe her an apology, Naps-— you over-reacted, imo, with all due respect. I think if you go back and re-read exactly what you wrote- you’ll feel the same way.

In fairness, I too think part of her remark at least was improper- she had no right to tell you to use “hand soap” - that’s none of her business. -:) -:)

Your guy’s winning Naps (for now)— enjoy the ride.


77 posted on 02/13/2012 5:38:01 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: red flanker
Be prepared to be forced with a Romney/Santorum political marriage this fall.

Looks like you're into distorting the real picture.

78 posted on 02/13/2012 5:42:17 PM PST by Carry_Okie (There has not been a conservative American government for 90 years.)
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To: Christie at the beach

Believe in or not, I don’t listen to Rush Romney. And hey, stop picking on the Napster. -:)


79 posted on 02/13/2012 5:42:28 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: napscoordinator

You mean besides his lack of much of a fiscal conservative record, his lack of ideas, and his lack of a trace of charisma?


80 posted on 02/13/2012 5:42:50 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Christie at the beach; VinL

Christie,
I apologize for my nasty post. I didn’t mean it.
Sincerely,
Bob


81 posted on 02/13/2012 5:42:59 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

We will see. My bet says he won’t make it.


82 posted on 02/13/2012 5:43:27 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO--it’s about the survival of our country!!)
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To: Darren McCarty

Willard is an almost evil Guy but these “foolish” Michigan ads against may be driven by a wealthy power broker ... who goal is the strategic destruction of Newt Gingrich ... Moreover, how much will Romney spend to try to destroy Newt in Georgia and Texas? Have Romney’s “masters” decided to use him as a kamakazee to ultimately reelect The Kenyan?


83 posted on 02/13/2012 5:44:40 PM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: red flanker

Wow! This is interesting. Right now I’m not sure there’s any kind of “deal” b/w Santorum and Romney. I think Santorum is running because he truly wants to be President. So why would Romney spend money knocking down a guy that everyone except us Newt supporters think is on life support?

Maybe because Romney knows this race is extremely volatile, and Santorum’s support is a mile wide and an inch deep. And even though Newt didn’t do well in Florida, he’s proven he can knock out everyone with one stellar debate performance. And there’s a debate next week.


84 posted on 02/13/2012 5:44:51 PM PST by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: red flanker

Santorum will dump his delegates on Romney. This is becoming obscene.


85 posted on 02/13/2012 5:45:14 PM PST by GVnana (Newt 2012 - He Speaks for Us)
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To: rintense

I’d like to see that. Got any links?


86 posted on 02/13/2012 5:46:27 PM PST by GVnana (Newt 2012 - He Speaks for Us)
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To: sand88
“I guess Rush is too busy with Two if By Tea to look at Rick's actual record. I have studied Ricks moderate record. He's quite weak on the 2nd Amendment. His votes on the 2nd amendment alone indicates whatever is flowing through Rick, it isn't a deep respect for our Constitution.”

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I actually have no idea what Rick's stand is on the 2nd Amendment ...haven't heard him talk about it and haven't yet read his book ...but I will. Would like to hear from those who do have some info on Rick's level of support for the TRTK&BA.

It has been my experience over many years of listening, that Rush never says very much about the 2nd Amendment; unless it's as an aside to some other issue or what some pol has said regarding the TRTK&BA. Rush seems to be primarily a fiscal conservative; although he does pay some attention to other Constitutional issues.

Now, if someone was trying to ban golf clubs or put a high tax on greens fees or ban pro football, I am sure that would draw an immediate and vociferous response from Rush ...but the 2nd Amendment seems more of a philosophical exercise w/Rush; not something that he really considers part of his world; other than, perhaps, hypothetically for his 5-man, executive security detail (which I presume he has; or at least SHOULD have.)

Take care,

-Geoff

87 posted on 02/13/2012 5:46:30 PM PST by Ozymandias Ghost
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To: FreedomPoster

You mean besides his lack of much of a fiscal conservative record, his lack of ideas, and his lack of a trace of charisma?

You guys don’t understand that he was part of the Republican trifeca. Do you not realize that? Had he gone against the Republicans at the time, you guys would have been pissed and called him unpatriotic. Now as far as his lack of charisma....aren’t we sorta done with the slick talker that we have now? Wouldn’t it be great to have a somewhat reserved adult after 4 years? That is all I am saying. Sometimes boring is good.


88 posted on 02/13/2012 5:46:58 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: napscoordinator

I knew you didn’t, my friend-

Regrettably, however, you are supporting the wrong guy, but you’ve always been a class act. -:)

Continued good luck to Rick and you— and nice post. God Bless you and your family.

Vin -:)


89 posted on 02/13/2012 5:49:20 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: Gator113

Fair enough.


90 posted on 02/13/2012 5:49:39 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: FreedomPoster

A humorless Bush reincarnate who offsets his lack of grace with paternalism.

Say NO to big government statism. Say NO to Santorum.


91 posted on 02/13/2012 5:51:35 PM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: American Dream 246

Eeeewww. Yucky!


92 posted on 02/13/2012 5:52:02 PM PST by GVnana (Newt 2012 - He Speaks for Us)
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To: VinL

Thanks for getting me back to reality. I will be voting for Newt or Santorum in the general FOR SURE. We must have no more than those two {unless we go to the convention and we pick Sarah or something. :-)}


93 posted on 02/13/2012 5:52:42 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: napscoordinator

You are a LIAR. But, you have become too looney to bother with.


94 posted on 02/13/2012 5:54:41 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO--it’s about the survival of our country!!)
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To: sand88
Which 2nd Amendment votes? I've been following that issue for 20 years and from what I remember, Santorum's one of the better ones out there.

Romney's about as bad as Obama on that issue. He signed a ban. R

95 posted on 02/13/2012 5:55:48 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Rick Santorum in the primary)
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To: Gator113

Liar? You refuse to vote for Santorum in the general and you call me a liar. Sheesh. You might as well just vote for Obama. I never hear anybody but liberals say they won’t vote for Santorum in the general....you fit that picture pretty well.


96 posted on 02/13/2012 6:00:01 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: napscoordinator

As for drafting Sarah, check out the link at post #6. Never can tell.


97 posted on 02/13/2012 6:01:08 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL
True. I really hope that Obama does not pick Hillary. That would just make things harder and unnecessary for our side.
98 posted on 02/13/2012 6:04:02 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: sand88
"I have studied Ricks moderate record. He's quite weak on the 2nd Amendment. His votes on the 2nd amendment alone indicates whatever is flowing through Rick, it isn't a deep respect for our Constitution."

Both the NRA and GOA give Santorum higher lifetime ratings than Newt.

Just sayin'.

99 posted on 02/13/2012 6:06:36 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Christie at the beach
"Or—It will take a Gingrich/Rubio to beat Obama/Hillary."

I disagree!!

GINGRICH/WEST WILL BEAT THOSE TWO SOCIALISTS!!

100 posted on 02/13/2012 6:07:33 PM PST by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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