I think Rick "got the memo" and FreeRepublic had nothing to do with his decision to drop out of the race.
The fact that Romney is just sailing through this thing shows me what a minority we are.
For all of our back and forth, we didn't seem to make much of a difference in the 'anyone but Romney' vote.
Ron Paul should have dropped out months ago and advised his followers to choose another candidate. They still call in to talk shows and attempt to lambast us all for our blindness and stupidity. They stayed home.
Rick's followers did an equally stupid thing by voting for Rick, who was not in the race ... in spite of the warnings that a vote for Rick was a vote for Romney which is a vote for ozero.
No Guenevere, FR didn't sink Rick, we are our own favorite newspaper
...because I darn well doubt most of the other Rick slammers are losing a second of sleep.
..they came, they spat their vilest rhetoric.....they conquered....now they have crawled back into their holes...
..and the ones who still have a conscience are whining because we don't have a conservative to carry our message now.
I knew....when Free Republic declared Newt to be the chosen one.....that it could make a difference to people who are newly following or long time following this forum and trying to figure out who to support..
We can't have it both ways.....Free Republic is either one of the most influential online news forums.....or it's not.
So don't tell me that supporting Newt didn't make a difference in how folks thought about Santorum.
And IF it had Just been support of Newt, so be it.
But people with nasty, nasty dispositions and ugly ugly words were ALLOWED to daily disparage, insult, ridicule and downright lie about Rick Santorum.
I NEVER saw a single moderator ask them to pull back on the character assassination of Rick..
...or especially, the character assassination of fellow Freepers.
This was a political bloodbath..........and some of you still with a conscience will have to live with your part in it.