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Sources close to Newt Gingrich say he will end his bid for the GOP presidential nomination next week
CNN ^ | April 25, 2012 | CNN

Posted on 04/25/2012 7:18:48 AM PDT by Gennie

Newt Gingrich to officially end bid for Republican presidential nomination and back Mitt Romney, sources tell CNN.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


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To: skeeter
I respect Newt however,at some point with very little cash and bieng in debt you do have to be realistic.As for a Rick who I thing bowed-out knowing he couldn’t win his home State.
Big difference.
I will not vote this election. Period......
151 posted on 04/25/2012 9:11:05 AM PDT by ivory49
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To: Gennie

I’m as sad as a gay Scotsman listening to bagpipe music.


152 posted on 04/25/2012 9:11:09 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: All

AND!!! Just because POTUS Primary is over, PLEASE still vote for conservatives in your primaries we can get rid of Orrin Hatch and Dick Lugar!!!


153 posted on 04/25/2012 9:11:22 AM PDT by Dengar01 (Go Bulls!!! Go White Sox!!!)
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To: DoughtyOne

Great post! Thanks for the link.

Look, I don’t want to vote for r-Omni either. But, unless there’s a third party candidate waiting in the wings who can inspire the nation, the battle for the combatant to go up against Obama is over with.

We lost that battle.

Time to lick our wounds and regroup.

Ever since Herman Cain was forced out, I’ve known that r-Omni would get the nomination. It’s history repeating itself as was the case in 2008 with McLame’s candidacy.

So, once Herman Cain was hooked off the stage, I turned my attention to the REAL BATTLE:

The Senate and House races!!!

Right now, I am actively campaigning for the conservative House and Senate candidates here in Missouri.

If we can shake things up and infuse the House and Senate with a majority of conservatives, then IT DOESN’T MATTER WHO IS IN THE FREAKIN’ WHITEHOUSE!!!

Redraw your battle lines, my friend, and focus on the House and Senate races.

That is where we will win or lose this war!

Cheers


154 posted on 04/25/2012 9:13:24 AM PDT by DoctorBulldog (Obama Sucks!!!)
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To: DoctorBulldog

Breitbart is 100% correct sad that this site has went of the rails into Obama land.


155 posted on 04/25/2012 9:15:50 AM PDT by MARKUSPRIME
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To: Kharis13
/sarc
And Romney, Dr. Evil himself, don't cast a vote for him either. One needs to understand that if one looses in the primary, the only recourse is to try and get the Democrat elected. That will teach them voters.
/sarc
156 posted on 04/25/2012 9:18:51 AM PDT by rlbedfor
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To: MARKUSPRIME

Agreed.

Cheers


157 posted on 04/25/2012 9:19:14 AM PDT by DoctorBulldog (Obama Sucks!!!)
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To: Gennie
no surprise

money and a TV network and party apparatus can most definitely foist the nomination they desire on the rest of us

Palin maybe coulda stopped it...even that is doubtful...but I will never understand why Santorum stayed in like he did only to quit...that was what sealed it...had he opted out much earlier Newt woulda had a chance. Damn I mean he quit first and he was ahead of Newt.

We are kinda in a bubble here ...no offense...I include myself.

Milquetoast folks who consider themselves conservative think Romney is fine...safe.

He just doesn't shake the base...and for good reasons...he is a northern liberal Republican in the Lowell Weicker mode.

Given our demographics it is very very hard to get another Magnus nominated much less elected.

This is not 1979-1980 America.

It's like someone said...Romney is just a greased finger in the dike..nothing more.

like when folks have a false rally before death

it sucks but it's a reality everyone here is going to have to deal with...accept, reject or force his feet to the coals like we had to do Bush the whole damned time on everything but the War of Terror

I hate it

158 posted on 04/25/2012 9:20:25 AM PDT by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: Gennie

Prayers for Newt and his family.


159 posted on 04/25/2012 9:21:56 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: cuban leaf
I will still write in Gingrich. No way will I EVER vote for Romney, the flip-flopper who only utters what his hearers want to hear.

Cults, Movements, World Religions
Sects and Satanic Cults

160 posted on 04/25/2012 9:23:39 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation
I can only hope you live in a solid Rep state, in which your not voting is immaterial, otherwise Obama thanks you.
161 posted on 04/25/2012 9:25:36 AM PDT by rlbedfor
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To: GonzoGOP

Camacho might have been a moron, but at least he loved his country.


162 posted on 04/25/2012 9:26:06 AM PDT by Califreak ("Burnt By The Sun" Vote For Pedro!)
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To: Gennie
Nice that the primaries are over before Texas has a chance to even vote!

What a rigged system!

163 posted on 04/25/2012 9:27:48 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!-Sam Adams)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Newt is a great talker, but a poor doer.


164 posted on 04/25/2012 9:28:32 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!-Sam Adams)
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To: Salvation

I was having a conversation with my wife about Romney. I mentioned the cartoon where he has many mouths and says, “Just stop me when you hear something you like.”

I told her that with mr Etch a sketch you can not listen to what he says. You have to see what he does. She then said that he concerns her too but yesterday he said that...And I said, No. Do not listen to what he says.

She rightly rebuked me for insulting her, though I was really only trying to make a joke.

What was interesting was that both of us acknowledged that we have heard him say some good things - and that is the problem: We were factoring in what he says.

It is irrelevant. I will not even listen to his comments or read transcripts. His words are as meaningless as the words on that famous piece of paper held up by Neville Chamberlain. Actions are all that matter when assessing the values and principles of politicians like Romney.


165 posted on 04/25/2012 9:28:46 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: DoctorBulldog
Great post! Thanks for the link.  Thank you.

Look, I don’t want to vote for r-Omni either. But, unless there’s a third party candidate waiting in the wings who can inspire the nation, the battle for the combatant to go up against Obama is over with.  I am tired of backing Republicans who destroy the image of Conservatism.  These folks are Leftists every bit as much as Obama is.  We can no longer afford to win elections only to lose.

We lost that battle.  Yes we did.  And that was the only battle worth winning this year, once it was lost.  If Romney is elected, we won't have a chance to get a Conservative elected until 2020, and even then the Vice-President may suck up all the oxygen in the room.  How does 2024 sound to you?  Still want to vote in another Leftist Republican?

Time to lick our wounds and regroup.  I'm regrouping with Independents.  The Republican party I joined in 1969, is dead to me.

Ever since Herman Cain was forced out, I’ve known that r-Omni would get the nomination. It’s history repeating itself as was the case in 2008 with McLame’s candidacy.  Yes it is.

So, once Herman Cain was hooked off the stage, I turned my attention to the REAL BATTLE:  The Senate and House races!!!  I've got no problem with that.  I support these efforts.

Right now, I am actively campaigning for the conservative House and Senate candidates here in Missouri.  Good for you.

If we can shake things up and infuse the House and Senate with a majority of conservatives, then IT DOESN’T MATTER WHO IS IN THE FREAKIN’ WHITEHOUSE!!! Well, if they're ruling by Executive Order, it actually does.  None the less, if our guy isn't going to turn things around, and will only inflict more Leftist damage, then count me out.  And that being the case, I am out.

Redraw your battle lines, my friend, and focus on the House and Senate races. That is where we will win or lose this war! Cheers
  I hear ya.  I've seen what passes for majority leadership in the House these days.  It's mostly worthless to have the majority with people like Boehner in there.  Still, it is better than have Pelosi in charge.

Good grief are we screwed!

166 posted on 04/25/2012 9:28:46 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Okay, now lets see if the RNC, Rove, and Card can get him elected without their core base. Game on!)
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To: lonevoice

Never trust anonymous sources. You know, Newt has been undermined every step of the way. It makes me sick. Our country needs Newt now more than ever.


167 posted on 04/25/2012 9:29:36 AM PDT by Pride in the USA (I'll stand with Newt until Newt stands down.)
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To: RasterMaster

I know a lot of people say that about Thompson, and they may be right. I don’t remember him waiting months after he was dead in the water to withdraw. He may have.

I agree with your “served no other purpose” comment. I don’t know how else you frame it quite frankly.


168 posted on 04/25/2012 9:32:11 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Okay, now lets see if the RNC, Rove, and Card can get him elected without their core base. Game on!)
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To: Pride in the USA

I voted for Newt in GA. He has won like two primaries. He is done. I lost in the primaries. I am over it. I move on to the general. Obama or Romney. Easy choice.


169 posted on 04/25/2012 9:32:14 AM PDT by rlbedfor
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To: newgeezer

Ouch! That’s going to leave a mark. LOL


170 posted on 04/25/2012 9:33:00 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Okay, now lets see if the RNC, Rove, and Card can get him elected without their core base. Game on!)
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To: DoughtyOne
Neither Sanatorum or Newt had any real chance to win this, they didn't have the inner toughness.

Newt gave great speeches, but then started talking about going back to the moon!

Santorum was an empty suit, who spent most of his time in the Senate compromising.

The primayr system is set up for the establishment candidate to win, Reagan was an exception.

171 posted on 04/25/2012 9:35:25 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!-Sam Adams)
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To: DoughtyOne
"Good grief are we screwed!"



Cheers
172 posted on 04/25/2012 9:35:32 AM PDT by DoctorBulldog (Obama Sucks!!!)
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To: kevcol

I thought you were describing Mitt...


173 posted on 04/25/2012 9:41:42 AM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: RIghtwardHo
Santorum is out. Freepers are going to have to face the music and either vote for Mitt or vote for Obama. Any vote NOT stopping Obama is a vote for him.

In 1932, a number of anti-Nazis refused to unite behind the leading party that could stop Hitler. They all had good reasons. And they all put Hitler in power.

174 posted on 04/25/2012 9:45:28 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: rlbedfor

Sadly, we are living in picking your posion time.


175 posted on 04/25/2012 9:46:10 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: fortheDeclaration

It was my take that Newt had way too much baggage to be elected. He couldn’t even take his own party, much less the Independents and the Democrats.

That left me with Santorum or Romney. I didn’t and still don’t think Santorum was a great choice, but he was head and shoulders better than Romney. I talked him up, but when you get down to it, my heart wasn’t really into it. He was his own worst enemy.

Was he an empty suit? Well, perhaps so. At least he wasn’t the suit filled with a Massachusetts’s Liberal.

I agree with your take on Reagan’s victory. He wasn’t supposed to win. Most people don’t give him any credit for it, but he did set back the globalist movement for about a decade. That was one of his best services to the nation.


176 posted on 04/25/2012 9:46:37 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Okay, now lets see if the RNC, Rove, and Card can get him elected without their core base. Game on!)
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To: LS

Excellent point. I bet they grew up a tad bit more during his years. Too bad their growth came at such a price.


177 posted on 04/25/2012 9:46:55 AM PDT by rlbedfor
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To: fortheDeclaration
Newt is a great talker, but a poor doer.

That's why he's a college professor. ;-)

178 posted on 04/25/2012 9:46:56 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: DoctorBulldog

I’m reduced to something more like Linus at this point, the guy with the blanket and a cloud of dust...

Sigh indeed.


179 posted on 04/25/2012 9:47:45 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Okay, now lets see if the RNC, Rove, and Card can get him elected without their core base. Game on!)
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To: Gennie

FUBAR!


180 posted on 04/25/2012 9:48:00 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: DoughtyOne

LOL!

Cheers


181 posted on 04/25/2012 9:50:48 AM PDT by DoctorBulldog (Obama Sucks!!!)
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To: angcat
I would love to see Newt named as Secretary of Education - the last Secretary of Education, that is, selected to preside over the decommissioning of that odious Federal department that neither educates nor enlightens, with Newt overseeing the return of programs back to the states and power back to parents and communities, where it belongs.

And I'd like to see Sarah Palin as Secretary of Energy - for the same reason and result.

182 posted on 04/25/2012 9:52:05 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: DoctorBulldog

Have a good one DoctorBullDog.


183 posted on 04/25/2012 9:54:50 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Okay, now lets see if the RNC, Rove, and Card can get him elected without their core base. Game on!)
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To: DoughtyOne

Yep, and Santorum still topped Noot in the voting. Face it Newt was a terrible candidate from the get go.


184 posted on 04/25/2012 9:54:53 AM PDT by makomako
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To: Evil Slayer

“Don’t make me come back down there again!”


185 posted on 04/25/2012 9:58:12 AM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: makomako

I agree.

Despite this, I have said for years that Newt can deliver a real stem-winder of a presentation. Some of his presentations are the best I’ve ever seen. I still haven’t seen that translated to success. His actions in the House are vastly overstated, and his own members turned on him causing him to resign. And that wasn’t because he was too Conservative either.

Look at his debate strategy this year. Everything was fine when he was looking like he was winning the debates. When folks finally tired of him acting petulant for the populist clingers, he stooped to demanding his people be able to clap after each of his comments. Talk about a guy running on empty.


186 posted on 04/25/2012 10:03:17 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Okay, now lets see if the RNC, Rove, and Card can get him elected without their core base. Game on!)
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To: Longbow1969
If Newt made the ballot you will still be able to vote for him in California or Texas. Santorum's campaign has been suspended for awhile now and he still beat Newt in Pennsylvania last night.

If Santorum would've dropped out one day earlier he would've been removed from the Pennsylvania ballot. Once they drop out I believe they generally are removed from upcoming ballots if there's enough time.

187 posted on 04/25/2012 10:04:59 AM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: arderkrag
There’s nothing remotely rational about the ABO crowd.

We're in good company at least, the ABO side includes Palin, Bachmann, Cain, Santorum and Newt, who does the "I won't vote for Romney crowd" have on their side? regressive wackos and socialists. I prefer the ABO crowd.

188 posted on 04/25/2012 10:07:34 AM PDT by Ballygrl
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To: JediJones
If Santorum would've dropped out one day earlier he would've been removed from the Pennsylvania ballot. Once they drop out I believe they generally are removed from upcoming ballots if there's enough time.

They rarely drop out, they just suspend the campaign (mostly so they can continue to fund raise and pay off debt). I am not sure how they get removed from the ballot for just saying they are suspending the campaign. They've paid the fees to get on the ballot after all. I'm not an expert on state election law though.

189 posted on 04/25/2012 10:10:28 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: LS
Freepers are going to have to face the music and either vote for Mitt or vote for Obama.

No, I don't. I intend to campaign against both, and I will vote for a conservative.

/johnny

190 posted on 04/25/2012 10:13:17 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: DoughtyOne
At least he held out until Santorum quit running. That was the important thing...

What a jackass!

Yep. He should hang his own Mission Accomplished sign.

191 posted on 04/25/2012 10:31:38 AM PDT by icwhatudo (Tax codes and spending don't get 14 year olds pregnant and on welfare. Morality Matters.)
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To: icwhatudo

Yes he should, but failing that, I think it’s already hung for most people. If he does drop out and endorse Romney, he’s going to look like the consummate fool.


192 posted on 04/25/2012 10:41:59 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Okay, now lets see if the RNC, Rove, and Card can get him elected without their core base. Game on!)
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To: ivory49

Surely you will vote for the best conservatives downticket! We must remember there is more than just a Presidential race. It’s more important than ever to vote downticket!


193 posted on 04/25/2012 10:59:27 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: MEG33

That RINO man!
That RINO man!
I do not like that RINO man!

Do you like my healthcare plan?
I do not like it, RINO man!
I do not like your RINO plans.

Would you like us here or there?

I would not like you here or there.
I would not like you anywhere.

I do not like your RINO plans.
I do not like them, RINO man.

Would you like us in the House?
Do you like us in the South?

I do not like you in the House!
I do not like you in the South!
I would not like you here or there!
I would not like you anywhere!
I do not like your RINO plans.
I do not like them, RINO man.

Would you like us in Iraq?
Are we better than Barrack?

Not in Iraq.
Same as Barrack.
Not in the House.
Get out of the South.
I would not like you here or there!
I would not like you anywhere!
I do not like your RINO plans.
I do not like them, RINO man.

Would you? Could you? If on Fox?
Help us! Help us! Help your Stocks.
I would not, could not, trust in Fox

You make like us. You will see.
You may like our subsidies.

I would not like your subsidies.
Trust in Fox?! You let me be.

I do not like you in Iraq.
I do not like more than Barrack.
I do not like you in the House.
I do not like you in the South.
I do not like you here or there.
I do not like you anywhere!
I do not like your RINO plans.
I do not like them, RINO man.

A War! A War!
A War! A War!
Could you, would you
During a War?

Not in a War! No subsidies!
Not on Fox! RINO Man, LET ME BE!


194 posted on 04/25/2012 11:03:20 AM PDT by Pharsalus (Ceterum censeo, Sinis esse delendam)
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To: Gennie

Sources not close to Gingrich, say his campaign has been over since Florida.


195 posted on 04/25/2012 11:04:32 AM PDT by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: Ballygrl

Riiiight. We’re regressive wackos. That makes perfect sense. At least we aren’t supporting a liberal Marxist who wrote the frame work for Obamacare.


196 posted on 04/25/2012 11:06:13 AM PDT by arderkrag ("WAAHH WAAAHHH SCOTUS" is no excuse to vote for Romney. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: cuban leaf

Agreed.

A) A Romney President doing the same things as Obama would divide the party and FAUX news would be saying “oh those troublesome Tea Partiers” every day.

B) An Obama Presidency would unite everyone against him.

I choose “B” for the good of us all. God Help Us !


197 posted on 04/25/2012 11:07:39 AM PDT by Waywardson (Carry on! Nothing equals the splendor!)
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To: icwhatudo
Maybe Santorum served his purpose.


198 posted on 04/25/2012 11:14:13 AM PDT by McGruff (If Newt is out so am I.)
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To: Ballygrl
who does the "I won't vote for Romney crowd" have on their side? regressive wackos and socialists.

LOL, seriously??? you might want to aquaint yourself with this post for starters:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2871012/posts

And what do you actually mean by "regressive"? Regressing from where and to where? I'm curious.
199 posted on 04/25/2012 11:15:11 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: Waywardson
Another way to look at it:

A) A Marxist, abortionist, homo-agenda-coddling, big government, open borders, socialized medicine, who doesn't give a s*** about our country or the Constitution as president + a Congress mostly resisting his agenda, and a chance for a true Conservative/Constitution-abiding president in 2016...

or

B) A Marxist, abortionist, homo-agenda-coddling, big government, open borders, socialized medicine, who doesn't give a s*** about our country or the Constitution as president + a Congress mostly enabling his agenda, and no chance for a true Conservative/Constitution-abiding president in your lifetime.
200 posted on 04/25/2012 11:26:01 AM PDT by kevcol
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