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Virgil Goode submits 14,000 signatures for ballot, with help from Independent Greens
Virginia Politics ^

Posted on 07/25/2012 6:30:17 PM PDT by mnehring

With a little help from his friends, former congressman Virgil Goode has taken a key step toward getting his name on November’s presidential ballot in Virginia, submitting more than 14,000 signatures to the State Board of Elections....

..Goode was a Democrat for much of his career, then became an Independent and finally a Republican for his last six years on Capitol Hill. Now Goode is getting assistance from yet another party, the Independent Greens, whose members have collected thousands of signatures for him....

...“Virgil supports rail, and that’s our big issue and he’s with us on that,” said Carey Campbell, a member of the Independent Greens executive committee. “We’ve had for many years a good relationship with the Constitution Party folks.”...

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
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To: cripplecreek

9,809,662 Republicans voted for Romney in all the state primaries, according to Real Clear Politics. I guess these Republicans are all wrong. There is a point here and I am wondering if you catch on.


51 posted on 07/25/2012 7:27:21 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: mnehring

The only good third party candidate is one that takes votes from Obama.


52 posted on 07/25/2012 7:29:07 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: mrsmith

Perry, Gingrich, and Santorum took Virginia to court over their scam....they are still convinced VA’s system is unconstitutional...and, if I recall correctly...the court didn’t entirely disagree with them, saying among other things that the process was too far along for them to interfere.

So...Perry, Gingrich, and Santorum disagree with you.

They said it was a system clearly designed to prevent candidate’s achieving eligibility for the Virginia ballot. In many places it was called the toughest in the nation.

FWIW, Virgil Goode is a longtime congressman from Virginia, he is a member of the bar in Virginia, a licensed lawyer, and he knew how to beat their little game.

I’m encouraged by his creativity!


53 posted on 07/25/2012 7:30:13 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: mnehring
Goode was a Democrat for much of his career, then became an Independent and finally a Republican for his last six years on Capitol Hill.

Goode=Perot=Nader=Loser

54 posted on 07/25/2012 7:30:57 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: goseminoles

“a non issue imho”

I think so too, though his effect in Virginia worries me a little.


55 posted on 07/25/2012 7:32:24 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: mnehring

14,000 sigs submitted and he needs 10,000 good/valid sigs.

Not gonna happen...


56 posted on 07/25/2012 7:33:16 PM PDT by Norman Bates
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To: jonrick46

I don’t care how many morons were duped into voting for the pathetic piece of trash. I was NEVER going to vote for the moron and I’m still not. PERIOD end of story. If you don’t like it, get rid of me.

BTW I thought he was unbeatable. Maybe you better hope you can get a lot more liberals to vote for him.


57 posted on 07/25/2012 7:33:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Copenhagen Smile
And Goode was a democrat, then an independant, THEN a republican, and now the greenies are helping him...

Mayor Bloomburg did the same thing (and NYC ended up with a carbon copy of Hugo Chavez!)
Goode sounds like a reptilian who changes his colors when necessary, but he'll still be nothing but a left wing reptile in the end.

58 posted on 07/25/2012 7:37:02 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: jonrick46
“9,809,662 Republicans voted for Romney in all the state primaries, according to Real Clear Politics. I guess these Republicans are all wrong. There is a point here and I am wondering if you catch on.”
_______________________________________________________

According to people like this, it was the GOP-e that secretly made GOP voters vote for Romney in the State Primaries. The fact is, these selfish pri*ks would be pitching a fit if the same thing was done to their primary favorite had they won the GOP primary. Like many, my choice did not win the primary, but unlike these spoiled brats, many of us are able to see who the real enemy is and take real actions to remove Obama.

They try and make themselves out to be “true conservatives”, but in reality, they are not. To knowingly take actions that help a known Marxist like Obama capture a second term is NOT “conservative.” As Rush says: “I live in Realville.” These anti-Romney types live somewhere else.

But hey, they're going to teach Romney a lesson by gosh!

59 posted on 07/25/2012 7:38:19 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: G Larry

Given how you trashed all the conservatives to clear a path for Mitt, this is just desserts.


60 posted on 07/25/2012 7:38:19 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: tallyhoe

I doubt he clears the hurdle. Two of them actually. He needs 10,000 total valid signatures, and he needs at least 400 valid signatures from each congressional district. 14,000 signatures does not provide a lot of leeway to meet them.


61 posted on 07/25/2012 7:39:49 PM PDT by Norman Bates
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To: Servant of the Cross

And after Romney gets blown out here, you’ll wish you stood up for your conscience.


62 posted on 07/25/2012 7:40:08 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: cripplecreek
go ahead cc...
you and the rest of us will end up with four more years of Hussein O. and this country will never be the same again...

how sad of you and stupid too.....wasting your precious vote...

63 posted on 07/25/2012 7:40:14 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: xzins

It’s a tough law but no ‘scam’.
They knew what the law required- the law, not the Party- and they didn’t do it.

Now, it has occured to me that state parties often collect petition signatures for all their candidates.
I expect the Republican Party of Virginia will do so in the future- no use wasting a primary!

And yes, that was a creative way for the Green Party to help their candidate.
I assume you and I disagree on whom their candidate is LOL!


64 posted on 07/25/2012 7:40:28 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Artcore
but at least I can clearly see who our enemy is

No you can't. Your enemy is radical liberalism. You are supporting radical liberal M instead of radical liberal O.

I am supporting CONSERVATIVE Candidate Goode.

You are supporting:

gay couples
gay adoption
gays in the military
romneycare
free abortions in romneycare
greater government revenue takings/fees/fines/asssessments
pro-choice
gun control
crony/social corporatism
illegal amnesty
hiring illegals

65 posted on 07/25/2012 7:41:55 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: mnehring

“While Mitt was a liberal Republican governor, Goode was a Liberal Democrat congressman.”

Actually as a Dem, he was well to the right of Romney. Take a look at his rating.

I find it usually helps to at least skim the facts before spouting off.


66 posted on 07/25/2012 7:41:55 PM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: Artcore

Yep, a real lesson that sinks ALL of us!
I’m sick to death of the romney haters....just childish..
hence the clearing of posters, who in their right mind
wants to fight with this garbage?


67 posted on 07/25/2012 7:44:07 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 (Fluck this adminstration of misfits.)
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To: Norman Bates

There’s still plenty of time to get more and they intend to.
The deadline is not until Aug 24 I believe.


68 posted on 07/25/2012 7:44:16 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: cripplecreek

Ok....moochelle....calm down. We know you’re voting for your beard (or is it the other way around) and not Romney.


69 posted on 07/25/2012 7:44:38 PM PDT by Josa
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To: Norman Bates

He has until Aug 24, so he has plenty of time to submit more.

He is also a longtime congressman from VA and a member of the VA Bar, a licensed lawyer in the state.

I’ve no doubt he knows the system inside out. He’ll get his signatures.

Besides, his dad was a long time state senator from Virginia. The name Goode is known around the state.


70 posted on 07/25/2012 7:45:26 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: haircutter

Yeah whatever.

You and your fellow plantation dwellers can share the blame among yourselves.

Me, I’m going to go to say a heartfelt prayer for America and then I’m going to sleep like a baby.


71 posted on 07/25/2012 7:46:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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72 posted on 07/25/2012 7:46:17 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: jonrick46

“Goode is just playing the Perot tactic. All it does is make a goode narcissist get full of himself. “

Yeah....why would anyone anyone who despises both gun grabbing socialist turds the parties nominated want to run for any other reason. I seriously doubt that he just opposes the Obamney record/agenda.


73 posted on 07/25/2012 7:47:00 PM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: SandyInSeattle
I see no value in voting for someone who has less than a snowball’s chance.

Good, then I'll vote for Goode because Romney doesn't have a snowball's chance in California.

74 posted on 07/25/2012 7:47:15 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Economic crisis! Zero's eligibility Trumped!! Hillary 2012!!!)
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To: Artcore
SO RIGHT YOU ARE.........

how any one would want another four years of obama is plain stupid...

so we will vote ROMNEY here in Pennsylvania...and obama is getting very scared of US...so is his chum Eric Holder...

75 posted on 07/25/2012 7:51:08 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: cripplecreek

maybe when you watch Romney and Hussein debate, you’ll change your mind???

Remember he will NOT have his sidekick the TELEPROMTER...


76 posted on 07/25/2012 7:54:07 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: xzins

“No you can’t. Your enemy is radical liberalism. You are supporting radical liberal M instead of radical liberal O.”
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If “radical liberalism” is the enemy, why would you take an action that will help the biggest leftist radical we’ve ever seen win a second term?

You seriously need to put the bong down. Do you realize how utterly warped your post is? Obama as PRESIDENT has already done the things you cite on your list, and yet you use these as a warning about Romney?? Are you freaking serious? You hold more contempt for what Romney “might” do, rather than what Obama has already done to our nation? You can seriously post something like this without even mentioning Obama? To top your insanity off, you’re also going to take actions that will help Obama win a second term. Sorry, but this is beyond sick!


77 posted on 07/25/2012 7:55:33 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: Artcore

We need to vote for Romney....otherwise the left leaning appeasement GOP losership won’t have any top cover.

How do you expect them to enact their own version of Romneycare without some help from Pam Bondi?

Maybe if he gets elected they caln all wring their hands and pass a Mass-style assault weapons ban.

Think of all the great things (based upon Romney’s record of accomplishment) that McConnell, Boehnor, McCain, and Romney can accomplish working together with a GOP controlled Congress.

Maybe they can get Senator Rubio to spearhead some serious immigration reform? That would be outstanding!

Just think...Romney will be able to sail all of his great ideas (....you know the one’s Zero took credit for...auto bailouts, gay marriage, socialized healthcare) right through a Principled GOP congress. There’s no way they could pass that stuff with Zero as President.

This is going to be great. Mitt Romney is going to save America!

FUMR....and that’s a twoforone!


78 posted on 07/25/2012 7:59:13 PM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: haircutter
maybe when you watch Romney and Hussein debate, you’ll change your mind???

Ahh yes the man who had his wife declare that he wouldn't debate any more. LOL

The moron who taught me that Michigan trees are just the right height and the grass is the perfect greenish yellow, and the great lakes are fresh water with nothing that will eat me.

Mitt Romney ladies and gentlemen. All the brains and half the charm of Joe Biden.

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79 posted on 07/25/2012 7:59:31 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Copenhagen Smile

>And Goode was a democrat, then an independant, THEN a republican, and now the greenies are helping him...

Yeah, sounds like a really trust-worthy guy. Real consistent.<

Congressman Goode has always been a conservative - he finally saw the writing on the wall with the Democrats, so he was independent for quite some time. The local GOP never fielded a challenger to him because he is a conservative.

I’ve no idea what “Independent Greens” are, but the article says they tend to agree with the Constitution party.


80 posted on 07/25/2012 8:00:04 PM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: Artcore

Your post makes no sense, Artcore.

During the Korean War it was possible for American units to be attacked by BOTH Chinese and N. Korean troops.

They didn’t shoot at one and ignore the other. They realized BOTH were enemies and had no qualms about shooting either.


81 posted on 07/25/2012 8:00:07 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: haircutter

I love Pennsylvania!

I hope Romney hands Obama his skinny A$$! ;-)


82 posted on 07/25/2012 8:01:01 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: haircutter

You are right, barry won’t have his teleprompter so you never know what brilliant, on the spot idea he’ll share. BUT he will have the questions in advance, don’t doubt it. And as back up he’ll have one of those nifty little ear pieces for someone to feed him answers.

Watch for long pauses while he waits to hear what the puppet masters have him say.


83 posted on 07/25/2012 8:01:39 PM PDT by Josa
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To: Copenhagen Smile

Your Post #13 is spot on.

At this immediate point, Goode could end up being to us what Ralph Nader was to the Dems in 2000.


84 posted on 07/25/2012 8:03:11 PM PDT by MplsSteve (General Mills is pro-gay marriage! Boycott their products!)
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To: jonrick46

“9,809,662 Republicans voted for Romney in all the state primaries, according to Real Clear Politics. I guess these Republicans are all wrong. There is a point here and I am wondering if you catch on.”

....and how many of these idiots mindlessly voted for Bloomberg without bothering to find out what he stood for just because he had an “R” behind his name?


85 posted on 07/25/2012 8:03:27 PM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: Norman Bates
14,000 sigs submitted and he needs 10,000 good/valid sigs

The Greens in my VA county are notorious for petitions that include signatures of pets, trees, wild animals, etc...
86 posted on 07/25/2012 8:05:43 PM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: mnehring; cripplecreek

Tell me who you will vote for mnehring.

Tell ALL OF US.

Or STFU.


87 posted on 07/25/2012 8:06:12 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: xzins
You go right ahead and vote for Goode. Obama thanks you.

It really boggles the the mind that you folks hold more contempt for Romney than Obama, even after what you've witnessed the Marxist do to our nation. Equally nauseating is the fact that you can make post after post without even mentioning Obama.

Sad.

88 posted on 07/25/2012 8:07:40 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: mnehring

>Goode was a Liberal Democrat congressman. <

And you don’t know what the sam hill you’re talking about. Why don’t you go post about Texans, you sure as fire don’t know squat about Virginian Virgil Goode.


89 posted on 07/25/2012 8:07:50 PM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: Servant of the Cross

“Goode=Perot=Nader=Loser”

That’s good....very good....but it’s missing something....

Aha!

Goode=Perot=Nader=Paul=Loser

We mustn’t forget my old “pal” Ron Paul......


90 posted on 07/25/2012 8:17:11 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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To: bigheadfred

I’ve said many times I will vote to fire Obama by pulling the lever for Romney, the only alternative.


91 posted on 07/25/2012 8:18:34 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Darnright

Well, Goode was elected as a Democrat and served two terms as a Democrat before turning independent and finally running as a Republican. Sounds to me like a pragmatist, better known as an opportunist.


92 posted on 07/25/2012 8:25:37 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Artcore; cripplecreek

This thread is about Goode’s collecting his signatures for appearance on the Virginia ballot.

I would recommend that you hold your liberal candidate’s feet to the fire so he stops with the foolish dash to the left. Otherwise he’ll lose more conservatives than just me.

I have this theory that Romney, a radical liberal, was run in order to discourage conservatives and re-elect Obama.

In other words, insider Romney supporters are actually Obama supporters.


93 posted on 07/25/2012 8:25:37 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: cripplecreek
I’m going to vote for him because Mitt is a lying manipulative bottom feeding piece of trash.

So since you want another 4 years of Obama (actually the rest of our lives since once his policies are fully entrenched they would be virtually impossible to get rid of them) - what does that make you?

There's no logic in this. Romney is a placeholder. There is a 0% chance Obama getting re-elected will result in Obamacare being repealed and a whole host of other policies being halted that are merely being put, but you'd rather take a sure bet on damaging / ruining the country vs. not fully trusting Romney to not do the same things?

94 posted on 07/25/2012 8:25:44 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: xzins

Yeah Virgil Goode is a rock rib Reagan conservative, that’s why he got on the ballot with leftists’ help in an effort to return communist Obama to the White House.

Virgil Goode is rat piss.


95 posted on 07/25/2012 8:31:44 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: mnehring
Marxist "Greens" love Goode, and he was an enthusiastic supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment (yes, you read that right, the N.O.W.-created monster the ERA) and also supported Douglas Wilder for Governor.

"Conservative" my ass. Goode is a phony.

96 posted on 07/25/2012 8:39:11 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Williams

Virgil Goode did what Gingrich, Santorum, and Perry were unable to do. He figured out how to get on the ballot in Virginia.

How do you do it?

You team up with the competition to gather signatures.

Pretty creative, I think.

BTW, Perry, Gingrich, and Santorum considered Virginia’s system unconstitutional and took it to court.

In short, Goode beat a rigged system.


97 posted on 07/25/2012 8:39:25 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

They didn’t shove him down our throat...our voters chose him fair and square. It’s not the choice I made, but it is a choice the majority of conservative voters made on the whole and it certainly was not within him facing major obstacles along the way...he did not just get it by default. These choices were made simultaneously while the same voters overwhelmingly tossed long entrenched establishment figures in other races. Your comments time and time again simply defy logic, truth, and common sense. Why do you continue to post arguments and rationale you have to know are not true?


98 posted on 07/25/2012 8:39:45 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Copenhagen Smile
Yeah, sounds like a really trust-worthy guy. Real consistent.

Like Romney?

99 posted on 07/25/2012 8:42:24 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Republican Wildcat
our voters chose him fair and square.

Hardly. He was chosen by only a third of the voters, at best, and they included crossovers and democrats bored because Obama was running unopposed.

He had a totally complicity media to include Fox News, the only conservative outlet. (And don't tell me otherwise...I know bias when I see it.)

He also buried his opponents with lies about their records due to a huge money advantage over them.

So, Romney has no more legitimacy as the nominee than I do.

100 posted on 07/25/2012 8:45:13 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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