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Gingrich: GOP will unite behind eventual nominee
Associated Press ^ | March 4th, 2012 | Unattributed

Posted on 03/04/2012 9:01:53 AM PST by Mariner

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Newt Gingrich says he has no doubts that the Republican presidential candidates who fall short of winning the nomination will unite behind the eventual nominee - despite the often tough rhetoric the contenders are throwing at each other during the campaign.

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To: Mariner

The GOP lap dogs and talking heads will, but not Conservative voters. Don’t believe us? Nominate Romney and see for yourself.

If Obama wasn’t the incumbent Romney would have run as a Dem.


51 posted on 03/04/2012 10:20:47 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: throwback

“Even then, I doubt the Gingrich crowd will come in if it’s Santorum.”

I like Gingrich more than Santorum at this point, but I’d vote for either of them over Romney, and I’d rather see either of them in the VP slot rather than Ron or Rand Paul. I think Romney, if he gets the nomination, will pick one of the Pauls as VP in a futile attempt to pull in more moderates. Maybe he is not that stupid, but I wouldn’t put it past him. I think they have actually already made that backroom deal a long time ago, judging by their conduct in the primary.


52 posted on 03/04/2012 10:20:52 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: Mariner

If he means the “party” then maybe. If he means the people then no if the nominee is Romney or Paul.........


53 posted on 03/04/2012 10:21:20 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New the media American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Mariner
Maybe I could suck it up and vote for Romney, but he won't even recant Romneycare. He won't even say it was wrong on principle. When I think about that, I just think really on a fundamental issue like that he isn't any different than Obama. That thought will cross the minds of a great many voters out there in November, and Romney will lose.
54 posted on 03/04/2012 10:22:26 AM PST by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: Mariner

Sorry, no vote for mittens. If that means the US gets another 4 years of barry, then heck, we deserve what we get.

Perhaps we the silent majority “woke up” a little too late.

I don’t like what I believe is coming down the road. A FReeper in another thread said we are already in the 2nd American Civil War....economics and the media.

The next step will be an ugly one....but one we must take.


55 posted on 03/04/2012 10:24:34 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; EGPWS; VinL
"So President Ubama would be better than President Myth?"

Surprisingly, yes. At least w/ barry we know what we are fighting. An enemy within our own lines, we do not.

56 posted on 03/04/2012 10:30:19 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: Jeff Vader

Jeff, I am with you. People have to remember if this is the card we are dealt, we must play the game. Take Romney one step at a time and push, shove him to the right. Obama cannot have 4 more years, the Supreme Court cannot be placed in his hands. Period.


57 posted on 03/04/2012 10:30:42 AM PST by rep-always
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To: conservativejoy

Aren’t you sick of hearing pundits saying that Mittens has to figure out a way to get Conservatives on his side?

Well, this Conservative will never drink the Romney kool-aid and think about the fact that much of his voting base comes from liberal areas of big cities. God help us.


58 posted on 03/04/2012 10:33:45 AM PST by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: Fu-fu2
"Hopefully by 2016 there will emerge a real Tea Party candidate in the Republican Party..."

Such person may very well 'emerge', but the GOP establishment will never allow them to win a nomination.

I have no idea of your age, but many of us have been voting long enough to realize that The Party chooses the candidate according to their 'who's next' list, or according to how 'moderate' they might be.

Primary elections are held just to make us think we are electing a nominee. I don't play those reindeer games anymore. If the GOP wants to shove a lousy candidate in our face, shame on them. Total compromise is not an option and is exactly what has gotten us to the ugly place that we find ourselves.

59 posted on 03/04/2012 10:33:51 AM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies ... plan it.)
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To: Boogieman
Paul has definitely helped him, but I think Paul is too marginal to bring Romney anything if a Paul were to be put on the ticket. Paul is harvesting a lot of democrat voters that will disappear in the general. The Republican establishment has the open primaries to disable the conservative faction, but they know they are unlikely to get those votes in the general. Romney is the great moderate, they need to get the base back in.
60 posted on 03/04/2012 10:34:07 AM PST by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: Mariner

With all due respect, you need your eyes checked.


61 posted on 03/04/2012 10:37:41 AM PST by BlackElk ( Dean of Discipline ,Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society. Burn 'em Bright!)
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To: EBH
"The GOP-e appreciates your loyalty."

Do they really appreciate it, or just expect it? I suspect it is the latter.

62 posted on 03/04/2012 10:37:51 AM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies ... plan it.)
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To: Mariner
We either stand together or we will all hang seperately.


63 posted on 03/04/2012 10:41:41 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: throwback

Yes, that’s right, he won’t help them in the general. Maybe it’s not the VP slot that they made a deal about. Promising Paul Secretary of the Treasury or something of that nature probably would have been enough to explain the apparent coordination between the two camps.


64 posted on 03/04/2012 10:42:28 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: Mariner

As another FReeper posted a month or so ago, this is a Dem ad against Romney titled “Mitt v. Mitt.” He will be crushed if he makes it to the general election.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9njHHyRI7g

I truly believe more than ever that if we get Mitt as the nominee, we get Obama for 4 more years.


65 posted on 03/04/2012 10:42:37 AM PST by KJC1
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To: Mountain Mary

There is no way Mitt can Morph into anything that a true conservative can support. It is not in his DNA or character.

The reason we have been force fed with these “inevitable” candidates for so long is that we have allowed ourselves to be conditioned to swallow the sludge and pull the lever.

It’s about time we projectile hurled a few of these rejects back at the GOP.


66 posted on 03/04/2012 10:43:56 AM PST by conservativejoy ("Where there is no vision, the people perish." Proverbs 29:18)
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To: Mariner

Not me, period. I say that knowing that I may very well be in the minority with that line of thinking.

The very second RINO Romney or Rookie Saintorum get the nomination (God forbid), Obama wins the election.

I am sorry, but I don’t have it in me to yield to the GOP-e or Fox. I will not allow myself to be forced to vote for either one of those clowns. I will vote down ticket, but nothing more.

If Romney or Saintorum get the nomination (God forbid), I will not fight against them and to the delight of some, I will fall silent.

** President Newt Gingrich-”Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.”


67 posted on 03/04/2012 10:48:46 AM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: VinL
GOP perhaps; but not conservatives if it’s Romney.I think you're wrong here. The largest and most united constituency in the republican party is the ABOers.
68 posted on 03/04/2012 10:49:11 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Mariner

Not if its Romney we won’t

Is the Prohibition Party running a candidate? :p


69 posted on 03/04/2012 10:51:33 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Mariner

If the GOP nominates Romney, it will lose me and many others. So, Newt may be wrong on this.


70 posted on 03/04/2012 10:51:53 AM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian "I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see")
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To: NoGrayZone
If that means the US gets another 4 years of barry, then heck, we deserve what we get.

You got that right, pal. 4 more years for Obama to solidify his socialist/progressive/fascist policies and there will be no need for any of us to pay attention to politics. The game will be over. Obama's health care takeover will be irreversible. Some sort of VAT tax will be implemented. The SC will lean decidedly left. "Freedom" will be whatever the socialists say it is. EPA running amok. More rules, regulations and laws to make us all "equal."

Yeah, you fanatics go home and sit on your hands and hand America back to Obama so he can finish his dirty work. But you will feel so good about yourself for "making a statement." Bah!

House-Senate-Presidency in 2012!

71 posted on 03/04/2012 10:52:05 AM PST by citizen (The Dims will all unite for Zero. We must soon unite behind our challenger and back him to victory!)
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To: Mariner

Maybe so, Newt, because of the alternative. But I’ll be damned if I know what kind of bread we’d need to make that excrement sammich palatable.


72 posted on 03/04/2012 10:52:37 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Limbaugh: Tim Tebow miracle: "He had atheists praying to God that he would lose.")
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To: EBH

Well stated.


73 posted on 03/04/2012 10:54:52 AM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: citizen

NO!


74 posted on 03/04/2012 10:57:01 AM PST by BlackElk ( Dean of Discipline ,Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society. Burn 'em Bright!)
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To: citizen
"Yeah, you fanatics go home and sit on your hands and hand America back to Obama so he can finish his dirty work"

Who said anything about sitting on their hands?

75 posted on 03/04/2012 10:57:36 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: Mariner

No it won’t, Newt.


76 posted on 03/04/2012 10:59:14 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Mariner

Ummmmmmmmmm...no!
I will NOT vote for Mittens under any circumstances....even if he was running against Hitler himself. I will vote down ticket or write someone in, but there no way my conscience will let me vote for a RAT parading around in a GOP uniform. At some point, we have to draw the line on these RINOs...and now is the time.


77 posted on 03/04/2012 10:59:24 AM PST by lgjhn23
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To: citizen

I will vote down line for Congressional candidates, but since so many of GOP Congress think they want Romney as the nominee, I’m sure they’e prepared to work with the resulting loss of the Presidency.

Romney will not win. I think the establishment GOP already knows that. RINO’s don’t mind 4 more years of Obama. They are all just like John McCain.


78 posted on 03/04/2012 10:59:50 AM PST by conservativejoy ("Where there is no vision, the people perish." Proverbs 29:18)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

I think the Republican elites don’t want to win the White House this time. I think there’s more money in it for them if Obama wins.


79 posted on 03/04/2012 11:01:35 AM PST by donna (Republicans won't change their ways until conservatives draw the line.)
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To: Tex-Con-Man
Do you seriously believe there is an electoral solution to the communist problem is DC?

Who votes for communists?

All of the groups that didn't have the right to vote in the Republic our Founders gave us.

These groups are now enfranchised due to constitutional amendments.

This nation will fall, there is nothing that can stop it.

"Democracies have been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their death." James Madison

Remember democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide. John Adams: letter to John Taylor, April 15, 1814

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.:Thomas Jefferson

80 posted on 03/04/2012 11:04:26 AM PST by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum voted against Right toWork)
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To: antceecee
Thanks.

I won't vote for Romney. End of story.

And for those who are already trying to rally the wagons and goat and guilt-trip us into voting they just do not get it. Even if Romney gets the nomination he will be sliced and diced before the 0bama machine.

What nobody seems to be seeing is the very image Romney projects is that he is part of the dreaded 1%. He is walking Wall Street, banker, and oil baron. And if you listen to his campaign staff, it is realizing he is indeed out of touch with middle America. Discussing his wife's two Cadillacs! Yech!

We will get 4 more years of 0bama, because Romney can't win. Romney simply does not have the image for an America in recession. Romney is unelectable.

81 posted on 03/04/2012 11:10:02 AM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: Mariner
I, like others, will NOT submit to the Elitists who have chosen and promoted "their" pick (Romney-the-RINO).

I'll write-in my choice, if he's ultimately put up as the (R) Nominee.

He will NOT get my vote (I would vote for Santorum or Gingrich, as it now is left up to those two only).

My HOPE is that a brokered convention occurs, where a Conservative is Nominated.

82 posted on 03/04/2012 11:11:03 AM PST by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Mariner

Anyone who votes for Willard Romney is as much of an ideological sellout as he is. Would I consider voting for a RINO? Maybe, if the circumstances were important enough. But an open socialist, the father of universal health care in America? Never!

Turncoat conservatives will get no sympathy from me regarding how “hard” it is to “hold one’s nose” and pull the lever for him.


83 posted on 03/04/2012 11:12:05 AM PST by Cato in PA (1/26/12: Bloody Thursday)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
"So President Ubama would be better than President Myth?"

NO DIFFERENCE IN OUTCOME with EITHER.

However, the inner-city parasitic tribes will NOT invade suburbia in panic, IF "Myth" is ultimately foisted on the Public.

84 posted on 03/04/2012 11:12:42 AM PST by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: EandH Dad

Imagine inheriting a beautiful vintage home. It has been a very dark and desperate time in your life and you can not believe your luck, as you had no idea this could be happening. You are given the key and you enter. All the original woodwork, in just about pristine condition. The lovely hardwood floors, still shine. The multiple fireplaces in perfect working condition. The exterior brick is flawless, sitting on an immaculately landscaped estate-like property. As you look around, you glide up the winding staircase, all three floors hold your attention. Suddenly, you open a door that goes into a storage attic that is empty, save one very large chest. You slowly open it, and you can not believe your eyes. There are many old maps, original handwritten historical documents written by founding fathers. The chest is brimming with old rare coins. There are civil war relics, it is a remarkable find of immense value and history. You have discovered a national treasure, Newt Gingrich.


85 posted on 03/04/2012 11:19:07 AM PST by Toespi
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To: conservativejoy

I’m a mormon, I served in the military. Retired Navy. I knew of many other mormons who served as well.

Real conservatives don’t make stuff up. That’s what seperates us from the dems.

Are you one of those leftie plants?


86 posted on 03/04/2012 11:21:29 AM PST by usacon (United we stand divided we fall.)
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To: Toespi

oh my gosh, this made me cry... can I post it others places? If you would like credit, just tell me how to name it... oh my gosh... that’s newt - sins forgiven and standing forth.. thank you with all my heart.


87 posted on 03/04/2012 11:21:44 AM PST by true believer forever (Save the Irish Setters - Vote Newt!)
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To: donna
"I think the Republican elites don’t want to win the White House this time."

Nor did they want to win the last election. Sarah tried her BEST to pull mclame over that finish line and they fought her every step of the way.

This country is in deep doodoo.

88 posted on 03/04/2012 11:22:48 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: EBH

Lemmings and morons such as yourself have begun to make FR a nauseating read. What a bunch of f***ing childish victims!


89 posted on 03/04/2012 11:23:08 AM PST by balls (0 lies like a Muslim (Google "taqiyya"))
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To: conservativejoy

I’m a mormon, I served in the military. Retired Navy. I knew of many other mormons who served as well.

Real conservatives don’t make stuff up. That’s what seperates us from the dems.

Are you one of those leftie plants?


90 posted on 03/04/2012 11:23:18 AM PST by usacon (United we stand divided we fall.)
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To: jwalsh07

I think you’re wrong here. The largest and most united constituency in the republican party is the ABOers.

******************
If you were right, Rick and Newt would not collectively have more votes than the Gop-e’s Mr. Electability. Right?


91 posted on 03/04/2012 11:23:32 AM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: Mariner

This is a test, if it turns out it is Romney then the GOP needs to engineer a win with out me. If they win so be it. Just win with out me. After this election, I am leaving by the right side door. I’ve voted for my last RINO.


92 posted on 03/04/2012 11:25:38 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: All
Bailee’s SWAG on Delegates Super Tuesday.

Ga-Newt,Santorum,Mittens-2&3 will be close.
TN-Newt,Santorum,Mittens-1&2 will be close.
Ok-Santorum,Newt,Mittens-1&2 will be close.

OH-Mittens,Santorum,Newt-1&2 will be close.
ID-Mittens
VT-Mittens
VA-Mittens

Look where the Candidates are Campaigning.
Santorum has 2 events in OK and 1 in OH(Miamisburg-pop 20k).
Mittens has 3 events in OH(Canton,Youngstown,Zanesville-pops-73k,67k,25k)
Newt has 1 event in ID(Callin). 3 events in TN. 3 events in OK.

Can some of the pro Santorum tell us why he only has 1 event planned in OH with him slipping in the OH polls. Mittens is already moving his campaign out into the Smaller Cities. Leaving me to believe he is feeling confident in the larger population cities like Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati.

Not trying to stir the pot. Santorum has to hold the line in OH.

93 posted on 03/04/2012 11:26:47 AM PST by Bailee (Vote Newt the Pitt bull we need. Energy Independence and we bow to NO foreign dictator.)
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To: balls

???

Not seeing anything that I said as being a victim of anything.

Simply stating the truth about how Romney will be pilloried by the 0bama machine.

If you can’t actually see that coming...I guess you can’t hear the train whislte either.


94 posted on 03/04/2012 11:27:56 AM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: balls; EBH
"Lemmings and morons such as yourself have begun to make FR a nauseating read. What a bunch of f***ing childish victims!"

Lemmings and morons? Would you rather have an outside traitor, or an enemy within.....Trojan Horse?

95 posted on 03/04/2012 11:29:38 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: true believer forever

Thanks so much. It is exactly how I feel about Newt, a treasure found in desperate times. You can post it wherever you like, if it could help.


96 posted on 03/04/2012 11:29:45 AM PST by Toespi
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To: throwback
If Romney puts Santorum or Gingrich on the ticket he might get conservatives in.

I fell for that last time and voted for Palin. Never again.

If Mitt heads the ticket, I will write in Palin. If he selected Palin as VP, I would not fall for that again. Mitt will not get my vote period.

So put him up there you E-Pubs and se what happens.

97 posted on 03/04/2012 11:30:48 AM PST by itsahoot (I will write in Palin, if Romney is on the ticket. Fair warning to the E-Pubs.)
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To: central_va

Please, you can’t look at it that way. At the very least, Romney will do a few things to get the engine of the economy shifted back to the private sectors.

Some of us will have the honor of fighting against barack with our Chosen Candidate, I am believing I will be one of those with Newt. Others will just have to fight against Obama. Either way, Obama must go.

I consider this the solution: On Jan 21, 2013, tpartiers, evangelicals, christians, all conservatives convene and decide on a candidate to primary willard in 2016. You can lay a lot of track in 4 years. Meanwhile, he can be a placeholder. He will do less damage in 4 years than Obama will to the ship of state. That is a truth. If it comes to it, romney buys a little time, and the patriots regroup.


98 posted on 03/04/2012 11:32:19 AM PST by true believer forever (Save the Irish Setters - Vote Newt!)
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To: Mariner

Newt may be right.

But I am a conservative, I am NOT GOP.

The Republican party is no friend of Conservatives.

I won’t vote for a liberal. I don’t give a damn what party they are in or who the alternative is.

I will NOT vote for Romney, on any ticket, for any position, under ANY circumstance.


99 posted on 03/04/2012 11:36:26 AM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Fu-fu2
Hopefully by 2016 there will emerge a real Tea Party candidate in the Republican Party

It will always be Next Time, because they feel you have to vote against the other guy, so they will keep doing this to us as long as we all for it.

100 posted on 03/04/2012 11:37:06 AM PST by itsahoot (I will write in Palin, if Romney is on the ticket. Fair warning to the E-Pubs.)
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