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Mitt Romney leads Obama in first Gallup national tracking poll
The Hill ^ | April 16, 2012 | Jonathan Easley

Posted on 04/16/2012 12:03:42 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Mitt Romney leads President Obama in the first Gallup national daily tracking poll.

Romney took 47 percent support from surveyed registered voters, while Obama took 45 in a poll conducted between April 11 and April 15. Romney's edge though is within the poll's three point margin of error.

Independents tipped the scale in favor of Romney, going for the former Massachusetts governor 45 percent to 39.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012gopprimary; 2012polls; abo; bho2012; fumr; romney; romney2012
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To: jveritas

Yep...just follow the locusts and see where they congregate.


151 posted on 04/16/2012 7:57:40 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Has Mittens won one "Red State" yet?)
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To: SatinDoll
How much should I really care that Newt’s fabulous colleagues think his reemergence would be a disaster for Republicans? Lest these characters forget - 2010 was not a merit promotion. They, the Republicans, were the only alternative in town.

Gingrich has been my choice from the beginning, but I am a realist and it is not in the cards for him to be nominated. Romney is the only alternative to Obama at this time.

152 posted on 04/16/2012 8:14:29 PM PDT by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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To: jveritas

No offense, but I don’t campaign for guys with liberal/progressive records like Romney’s. I don’t put up signs for them in my front yard and there will be no campaign for them on FR!! Whether or not you get banned is completely up to you. You’ve left and come back again more than once already. I’m guessing you really don’t know the difference between conservatism and progressivism. You seem to be a tad confused on our purposes here.


153 posted on 04/16/2012 8:22:15 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (There's no crying in rebellion!!)
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To: terycarl

Romney is NOT the only alternative to Obama if we act and you aren’t a realist, sweetie; you’re acting like a quitter.

The Republican Party does not now, nor has it ever, belonged to any particular faction. Four months is more than enough time to turn this show boat around.


154 posted on 04/16/2012 8:34:23 PM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: Road Glide

I could see Romney winning PA and/or CO.


155 posted on 04/16/2012 8:45:49 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: NoRedTape
Wasn't that why we were all suppose to not vote for McCain? Obama would win and screw up the country so bad by 2012 we'd be the new conservative, reinvigorated Republucan party that would take the liberals down once and for all?

But now the answer is to give Obama 4 more years so he can absolutely destroy the United States and leave it to Conservatives who will have either nothing left to rebuild or we'll watch how Obama installs himself permanently into the Presidency? I will not give him 8 years to entrench his liberal tentacles into every aspect of our lives. And, yes, when I typed "tentacles" it originally posted as "testicles"! Which Obama has none of either.

156 posted on 04/16/2012 9:06:44 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: Notary Sojac
I voted third party in 1992, 1996, 2004, and 2008 in an attempt to send a message to the GOP. So far, it isn't working out quite like I planned.....

Sending a message to the GOP-e is a bad idea. They will never get the message. Why? Because they don't make decisions based on what's good for the country.

They're nothing more than a collection of idiots, sabateurs, and media butt sniffers.

They must be defeated.

Whether we do it from inside the party or from outside the party, neither scenario would be easy.

But they must be defeated.

And let's not forget.

We need to defeat Obama.

Remember him?

157 posted on 04/16/2012 9:10:25 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: nutmeg
I participated in this poll. They asked all sorts of ridiculously personal health history questions...including, but not limited to height and weight, whether I was happy, sad, angry or depressed during the previous 24 hours. Did I have any health issues that prevented me from doing something in the past week. How much do I use a cell phone. Does my boss care about me as a person. I am not joking.

The hutzpah of a total stranger asking a woman her weight!

158 posted on 04/16/2012 9:15:52 PM PDT by NautiNurse
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To: Brown Deer

Hate to break it to you, but Newt has lost. He’s broke, he has said in recent days if Romney is the nominee, he will support him 100%. He is staying in to add another conservative voice at the convention, but even he knows he’s out of it. I believe his campaign bounced a check yesterday. Sad, I liked him too, but I face reality when it’s right in front of me.


159 posted on 04/16/2012 9:18:09 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: MNDude

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“Obama has never faced defeat in his life.”

— MNDude

(D-IL) Bobby Rush whipped Obama in an election.

Do you ever check your thoughts first before they spill out onto Free Republic thread pages and the Eternal Internet?

Obama’s strategy has always been to get all of his opponents disqualified from opposing him in elections - In any way possible.

SEE: Ryan Vs Obama in Illinois

When Obama was in HS “attempting” to play basketball - He would angrily stomp off the court in practice because his own teammates were so much better players than he could ever be.

He was only a bench-sitter on a Championship HS basketball team.

He never played college basketball.....

Sarah Palin was a tough scrambler and shot the winning foul shot that made her HS team the Alaska Girl’s State Championship Team.

This taught Obama that he could only win in life be “fixing” the game by getting his opponents eliminated in any way possible.

His technique was and still is too “fix” the numbers of voters by any means possible.

- No Votor ID Cards

- Get Illegal Aliens to vote

- Get convicted felons to vote

- Buy votes by giving away your money

- Put the New Black Pansies out at polling places

- Get corrupt Secretaries of State(s) in office

- Get radicals to vote many times

- Crank up the dead vote

- etc.

The old time-tested LBJ formula(s)
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Let’s go by the Bullshoot Rule -

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160 posted on 04/16/2012 9:24:23 PM PDT by devolve (---- --------insanity_is_alive_and_mucho_malignant----------)
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To: SatinDoll
Obama has already spent more then all of the Presidents before him combined. Just think on that. All of them —R or D.
161 posted on 04/16/2012 9:25:12 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: SatinDoll
Obama has already spent more then all of the Presidents before him combined. Just think on that. All of them —R or D.
162 posted on 04/16/2012 9:25:43 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: FReepers; FRiends


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163 posted on 04/16/2012 9:34:08 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: JAKraig

I think some people here would rather Obama win just so they can say “told you Romney couldn’t win ,” at the expense of our great nation. Or maybe they want Obama to win another term in the theory that it’ll bring about a political apocalypse. I really don’t know.

I’m with you. No way Romney is worse than Obama. NONE! And I don’t even like the guy! I don’t think any of us do! In fact, I think most of his support comes from people who see no other alternative!


164 posted on 04/16/2012 9:38:12 PM PDT by Nobama_ever (Newt/Santorum or Santorum/Newt...NO Rombama and NO 0bama!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Other people can elect their preferred socialist, and if he’s the slightly less socialist guy, I suppose that’s preferrable.

I can’t vote for either socialist.


165 posted on 04/16/2012 9:38:18 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (FOCUS ON FACTS: 0bamaCare Hated. Worst Recovery. Failed Stimulus. Worst Deficits.)
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To: devolve

Hey, I love Sarah Palin, but I wouldn’t say she was a good basketball player. Sure, her FT shot won the game, but it was her only point of the game!

Now Obama is TERRIBLE! I believe he was a bencher.


166 posted on 04/16/2012 9:53:58 PM PDT by Nobama_ever (Newt/Santorum or Santorum/Newt...NO Rombama and NO 0bama!!!)
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To: brownsfan

The message will be that it’s pointless to woo conservatives who act like petulant children. This is the point that Santorum missed so badly: we are trying to win an election, not usher in a new world order.


167 posted on 04/16/2012 10:14:17 PM PDT by sthguard (The DNC theme song: "All You Need is Guv")
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........then what happens when Romney’s bishopness in a cult is broadcast? Oy boy....


168 posted on 04/16/2012 10:55:02 PM PDT by NoRedTape
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To: MacMattico; Jim Robinson
Hate to break it to you, but Newt has lost.

I hate to break it to you, but the GOP convention is not until the end of August.

I believe his campaign bounced a check yesterday.

Gingrich: “That check was drawn in December. The account actually was closed by the time they processed it. It wasn’t a question of money. That particular bank account was closed.”

Maybe you shouldn't be posting BS about our candidate on FR!
169 posted on 04/17/2012 1:22:56 AM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; randita; GOPsterinMA; MitchellC; BillyBoy

And this poll is registered voters.

As for NC, Obama “won” it by the narrowest of margins, he won’t do better.

VA though I’m a little worried about. VA, OH and FL are must wins.


170 posted on 04/17/2012 2:00:59 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

PA, MI and OH could all go GOP this election, making up for VA and NC. That’s where a VP from one of those “Rust Belt” states could loom HUGE.

...you dream if you believe MI or PA is going red...PA is the most corrupt state in the Union, I know, I’ve lived here for half of my six decades; both are union hotbeds, run by thugs unleashed by big city machines come electon day, and are none too careful about vote fraud...and OH? I don’t see Mitt getting much traction there, with Kasich’s numbers tanking and the union thugs mobilizing...bottom line, Mitt makes it closer than anybody else would (for the newtoids on this forum, he’d take two or three Deep South states and lose all the rest),but Obama gets his second term...


171 posted on 04/17/2012 4:08:19 AM PDT by IrishBrigade
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To: brownsfan
This is bad. No Romney, no way.

See my new tagline...

172 posted on 04/17/2012 4:17:50 AM PDT by Does so (Justice Scalia just turned 78....... ==:-O ............They don't thinkĀ— they plot!)
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To: brownsfan

Bad on me for not catching your sarcasm. I’m usually quicker to pick up on it. I love it! Keep it up.


173 posted on 04/17/2012 4:51:50 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Anyone who thinks we can sit home, then survive four more years of Obama, is a damned fool.)
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To: brownsfan

Don’t be stupid.

It’s Romney all the way! Plus the Senate, the House and 2 maybe even 3 Supreme Court nominees...

So what’s your problem?


174 posted on 04/17/2012 5:22:04 AM PDT by mkboyce
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To: Brown Deer
I take it you'd much rather vote for the Kenyan communist who launched his political career in the kitchen of the anti-American terrorist Bill Ayers, and spent 20 years of his life attending the “church” services of the arch racist hate monger Jeremiah Wright?
175 posted on 04/17/2012 5:47:19 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: brownsfan
This is bad.
No Romney, no way”

I take it you'd much rather vote for the Kenya communist who launched his political career in the kitchen of the anti-American terrorist Bill Ayers and spent 20 years of his life attending the “church” services of the arch racist hate monger Jeremiah Wright.
Let me know what you are smoking will ya?

176 posted on 04/17/2012 5:49:09 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: brownsfan

On further reading down the thread, I realize you were being sarcastic. Apologies.


177 posted on 04/17/2012 5:54:07 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: mkboyce

“So what’s your problem?”

The problem is yours. You’re being weak kneed caving in to the GOPe.

No Romney, no way.


178 posted on 04/17/2012 6:22:46 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: jveritas

Nice to see you again.


179 posted on 04/17/2012 6:55:00 AM PDT by angcat (PLEASE GOD SAVE OUR COUNTRY!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yeah, well, Obama’s Chicago style political machine hasn’t started to destroy him yet.


180 posted on 04/17/2012 7:02:49 AM PDT by Pinkbell (Rick Santorum For President (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N89LGhm-Ztc))
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To: brownsfan

I know, really bad. I’m so pissed. I want to see the Kenyan up by 10-20 points from now until the election. Maybe I should donate to his campaign fund./SARCASM

FR is whacky the past few weeks....


181 posted on 04/17/2012 7:21:37 AM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: Jeff Head

Ditto


182 posted on 04/17/2012 7:23:01 AM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: mojitojoe

“I want to see the Kenyan up by 10-20 points from now until the election. Maybe I should donate to his campaign fund./SARCASM”

Better that then another RINO who will do worse things than Obama, right?


183 posted on 04/17/2012 7:24:49 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: brownsfan
Romney is claiming the gop nomination on friday. Arrogant man. Romney to Stake Claim to Nomination at RNC Meeting Friday

Updated: Monday, 16 Apr 2012, 5:37 PM CDT
Published : Monday, 16 Apr 2012, 5:35 PM CDT

(Fox News) - PHOENIX — Mitt Romney will address the Republican National Committee meeting of state party chairmen this Friday in Phoenix, where he will stake his claim to the GOP nomination and call upon party leaders to unite, FOX News Channel reported.

The meeting will be attended by more than 40 of the RNC’s 50 state GOP chairmen, along with 200 additional officials, activists and political professionals as they gear up for the fall campaign to oust President Barack Obama.

Although Romney had a major fundraiser planned for Friday in Phoenix for some time, his appearance at the RNC meeting was only finalized Monday, FOX reported.

At the meeting, Romney, who has yet to officially wrap up the nomination, is expected to explicitly assume the role of titular head of the GOP as its 2012 presidential nominee.

The former Massachusetts governor will give his marching orders to the state GOP chairmen and spur them to the shared cause of retaking the White House.

Read more on myFOXdfw.com: http://www.myfoxdfw.com/dpps/news/romney-to-stake-claim-to-nomination-at-rnc-meeting-friday-dpgonc-20120416-bb_19207501#ixzz1sJ4ngHIk

184 posted on 04/17/2012 7:24:49 AM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
After this GOP primary in which Romney was accused of everything under the sun, he still ends up on top? They're sweatin’ it in the oval office. Get those vacations on the taxpayer dime in while you can Michelle and Barry...the gravy train is about to end.
185 posted on 04/17/2012 7:30:40 AM PDT by Rockitz (This is NOT rocket science - Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: brownsfan

Don’t believe everything you hear on the internet. It is my opinion that NOBODY running is WORSE than o bama. Some are a lot better, some just a little bit better.


186 posted on 04/17/2012 7:36:08 AM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Yes, it does make sense and there’s always a slight chance mittens doesn’t end up with the nomination.


187 posted on 04/17/2012 7:39:29 AM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: brownsfan

Only in ultra-BLUE states is such a protest advisable. This country won’t exist after another 4 years of Obama.


188 posted on 04/17/2012 7:40:25 AM PDT by Rockitz (This is NOT rocket science - Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

I think o bama loves himself way more than mittens does. Both he and Moochelle think they are really something special.


189 posted on 04/17/2012 7:42:27 AM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: Zhang Fei

He will never bow out... NEVER.... but I think if it looks like he will lose, he will dump Biden and choose Hillary as VP if she will do it.


190 posted on 04/17/2012 7:50:16 AM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

191 posted on 04/17/2012 7:54:00 AM PDT by CodeToad (I'm so right-wing if I lifted my left leg I'd go into a spin.)
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To: mojitojoe

“Don’t believe everything you hear on the internet. It is my opinion that NOBODY running is WORSE than o bama. Some are a lot better, some just a little bit better.”

Then you’re in direct conflict with those that run this site.


192 posted on 04/17/2012 8:05:25 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

I believe Obama will be divorced and broke within 5 years of losing in 2012.
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Divorced, yes, broke, no. He’s got a huge stash somewhere.


193 posted on 04/17/2012 8:08:49 AM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: mojitojoe
And probably some book publishers will divert money to him through ridiculously huge book advances, as they have done for others.
194 posted on 04/17/2012 8:12:35 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: The KG9 Kid

Only improvement over Obama would possibly be Romneys US Supreme Court justice appointments.

Hang me from the yardarm, but after all we’ve seen in recent years where the Republic has hung from a thread by a 5-4 decision, that’s enough motivation for me
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Romney will pick judges way more liberal than o bama would. I know this because people here say so./s

If Soeotro wins again, I expect him to pick Van Jones, Rev. Wright, Farakhan types next time. No need to play even halfway nice when he isn’t in campaign mode.


195 posted on 04/17/2012 8:19:06 AM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears; SatinDoll

I wonder if she wears her Hopey and Changey T-shirt every day?


196 posted on 04/17/2012 8:22:34 AM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: Blowtorch

Careful how you speak around these parts. Romney is the Antichrist while Obama is just a marxist.
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It’s probably a good idea to just lurk until for a few months. The US is divided, FR is divided. They brutally bashed all of the conservative candidates, Sarah, Cain, Perry, Newt, Michelle, now we will probably be left with Romney and we are expected to sit it out and help the Kenyan win. I don’t think I can do that.


197 posted on 04/17/2012 8:33:26 AM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: jveritas; Brown Deer

bye bye what? Are you calling for banning people from this forum because they want vote for Romney over Obama? If that is the case then 90% of the members would be banned...good luck...
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Better to lurk if Mittens ends up being the nominee. Then see if FR becomes a pro-obama forum in which case it loses a lot of members but gains quite a few from DU, Kos, etc.


198 posted on 04/17/2012 8:44:00 AM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: Brown Deer

I haven’t seen anyone (that hasn’t already been zotted) campaigning for mittens on FR. Saying you will vote for him, to oust o bama, IF he does end up being the nominee is NOT the same thing as supporting him over other conservative or republican candidates. What is it about that you don’t get?

My primary is OVER. I voted for Newt. Romney won my state. It sucks but there are a lot of snowbird republicans that aren’t particularly conservative on social issues. It is what it is.

ABO in November.


199 posted on 04/17/2012 8:48:18 AM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: Brown Deer

I haven’t seen anyone (that hasn’t already been zotted) campaigning for mittens on FR. Saying you will vote for him, to oust o bama, IF he does end up being the nominee is NOT the same thing as supporting him over other conservative or republican candidates. What is it about that you don’t get?

My primary is OVER. I voted for Newt. Romney won my state. It sucks but there are a lot of snowbird republicans that aren’t particularly conservative on social issues. It is what it is.

You posted JR’s words and I’m sure we have all read them and respect his choice to not vote if he chooses not to but he has stated he also respects others to make their own choices at the polls, but FR will not be a “supporting mittens forum”. JR has never told other Freepers not to vote against o bama. If he has, show me the post.

ABO in November.


200 posted on 04/17/2012 8:51:10 AM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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