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  • Romney taps former chief of staff to lead VP search

    04/18/2012 4:38:04 AM PDT · 16 of 32
    normy to CalvaryJohn

    Cheney lead Bush’s VP search and did a great job of finding Bush’s VP.

  • Perry’s support helps Gingrich - Endorsement perfectly timed

    01/20/2012 3:42:07 AM PST · 14 of 36
    normy to Cincinatus' Wife

    CW you did an outstanding job this election. I will take you on my team any day.

  • Report: Iowa Recount Puts Santorum Ahead By 34 Votes, Result 'Unresolved'

    01/19/2012 5:45:16 AM PST · 37 of 58
    normy to VanDeKoik
    Pathetic? I think it's more pathetic to jump from one horse to another every time their poll numbers move. That is truly pathetic and yes this is a story and big one.

    Am I living in the movie Groundhog Day? It seems we have been having these conversations everytime all you jump to the next big thing.

    Watch and see if Newts numbers don't tank because of this and good luck convincing the voters of "the real story" 3 days before the election.

  • Report: Iowa Recount Puts Santorum Ahead By 34 Votes, Result 'Unresolved'

    01/19/2012 5:11:58 AM PST · 11 of 58
    normy to Utmost Certainty
    He sure will. As a matter of fact he will have won one state and Mitt will have won another and Newt will have had a 4th and 5th place finish. Newt is also fixin to get hammered by the press tonight. Something about trading influence as Speaker to get Iraqi arms embargo lifted for 10 million. WaPo has the story and his wife is on with ABC tonight because she was the contact to get it done.

    We should thank God once again we didn't back such a weak horse and get hammered in Oct. with it.

  • CNN/Time Poll: Race for South Carolina tightening

    01/19/2012 4:50:55 AM PST · 91 of 91
    normy to Conservative Patriot86
    Hey genius. Why don't you check out what's coming out on Newt this Thursday. No not another "Newt was getting BJ's during the Clinton impeachment by his own staffer whom he eventually divorced his wife for, who will be the first lady" that alone would sink Newt in general election, but how Newt offered to get an Iraqi arms embargo lifted for 10 million. Apparently we are about to find out Newt had a scheme with his wife and an arms dealer to use his influence to lift the Iraqi arms embargo and it's about to come out.

    Now if Free Republic could kindly gather at the footsteps of the next "not Perry".

  • CNN/Time Poll: Race for South Carolina tightening

    01/18/2012 3:30:25 PM PST · 53 of 91
    normy to Windflier
    I never said I couldn't vote with a clear conscience. I will gladly vote for anyone over Obama but if Free Republic and Fox News and Sarah Palin are saying my choices are between Mitt and Newt, and Perry, Santorum and Paul don't matter (even though Newt has yet to beat Santorum and Perry and Santorum are the only social conservatives left) then I will choose Mitt because I frankly don't think Newt can win. Republicans like him because he's like our Ted Kennedy only Kennedy was a staunch liberal and Newt is not a staunch conservative. The general public will hate Newt. They already do.

    So if Free Republic and the rest say I have two choices and Perry, Santorum and Paul do not matter, I will choose Romney based solely on the fact he can beat Obama and he has executive experience. You see if Mitt and Newt are my choices ethics, conservatism and honesty are no longer options in a Republican candidate. That leaves me scrambling for other reasons to vote for our candidate. Electability and governing experience would be the other factors to consider.

  • CNN/Time Poll: Race for South Carolina tightening

    01/18/2012 2:04:56 PM PST · 28 of 91
    normy to tcrlaf
    Within the last 5 years Newt Gingrich has mocked Paul Ryan's budget plan, called for cap and tax, said the era of Reagan is over, been a lobbyist and paid "historian" for Freddy and Fannie Mae.

    I don't know whether to laugh or cry. I think laugh because all you suckers have pulled this shit for at least 4 different candidates jumping from candidate to candidate and now you have Romney's twin only with worse ethics, infidelity, and less attractive.

    At this point who cares, if the choices are Mitt/Newt vs. Obama I choose Mitt. At least he can win and even challenge for toss up states even though his record sucks. Newt hasn't had a record in 15 years and he ended it being kicked out by staunch Conservatives and fined 300,000 dollars.

    Last chance to beat Romney? It's over boys and girls. Perry and Santorum supporters don't like Newt because he's an unethical scumbag who flip flops as much as Mitt. Sarah Palin has lost her freaking mind and the "evangelical leaders" look like a bunch of confused clowns.

  • Fact Check: Why Rick Perry is Right About Turkey

    01/18/2012 5:22:51 AM PST · 5 of 16
    normy to McGavin999
    I was just going to post that. The American people, after all we have been through these past few years still do not want the truth.

    We don't want to overhaul Washington or return to our basic principles. We want more oversight of our lives and less freedom, even in the Republican Party.

    It's clear God gave an obvious choice. The Democrats chose a Muslim last election as well as many Independents and even Republicans. This election they were given a choice of a conservative Protestant with a record of cutting government and spending and one who would come in and actually change DC. They have chosen the Mormon blue blood.

    It seems clear we as nation will probably go bankrupt at some point in the near future. Weird things on the horizon.

  • Perry gets different response at South Carolina prayer gathering

    01/18/2012 5:08:20 AM PST · 8 of 8
    normy to LetMarch
    It's clear to me that God has offered a candidate who is a protestant, a fiscal and social conservative with a pretty much stellar record for those who consider themselves Christians to vote for.

    Instead of embracing him they have chosen two Catholics and a Mormon to be their leaders, just like they chose a muslim last election.

    I believe we will see 4 more years of Obama but it wont matter. I believe this is certainly judgment on not just America but on what they call "evangelical" Christians. God built a country using them and he will bring it down because of them.

    By the way, for those who think Newt can win, consider the 4 candidates you all were behind before Newt came to the front of the pack. None of them won and neither will Newt. This will be between who it was supposed to be between from the beginning, Mitt and Obama. The Mormon and the Muslim.

    I for one should Perry drop out will vote for Ron Paul because he honestly believes what he says. Perry also does and so does Santorum (he just likes to spend). Newt and Mitt say what they need to. If it wasn't Palin it was Bachmann if it wasn't Bachmann it was Cain if it wasn't Cain it was Newt. That speaks to the unsteady character of the christian conservative voter, not the candidate or candidates.

  • Suggestion to Gingrich, Santorum, Perry and respective supporters

    01/17/2012 3:50:58 PM PST · 27 of 208
    normy to maxwellsmart_agent
    Don't just blame the News orgs. Free Republic has run from one candidate to the next as Fox News has dictated. How many? 5 different candidates? All with little record to run on? Like waves on the sea tossed to and fro.

    I wouldn't vote for Newt even if Perry dropped out. He's closer to Mitt than he is to Santorum or Perry, as Santorum said last night.

  • Perry’s Comments Ruffle Turkey’s Feathers

    01/17/2012 7:45:55 AM PST · 8 of 15
    normy to traderrob6
    Unlike those on Free Republic who have jumped from Palin to Bachmann to Cain to Newt/Santorum, most Perry supporters do not think Newt is trustworthy. He talks a good game but you have to believe he will do the right thing. People who support Perry support his record of achievement and believe him. There is no reason to think Perry's votes would go to Newt. They could go to Santorum they could split 3 ways.

    Perry is not the problem for Newt. I hope he stays in until Texas to give voters and real fiscal and social conservative who is trustworthy and does change sides when he's paid to change sides.

    newts most recent remarks over the last 5 years have been all over the map from "the era of Reagan is over" to his "right wing social engineering" to his attempts to co-opt issues like global warming by agreeing with them.

  • Perry: On to Florida

    01/16/2012 5:57:56 PM PST · 108 of 109
    normy to JustaDumbBlonde
    Newt was kicked out by Conservatives and that was 15 years ago. over the last 2 years he has grabbed every liberal talking point he could find. Was a lobbyist. Touted global warming ala John McCain and said the era of Reagan is over.

    He was unethical in Congress, has a horrible reputation in and out of the party and is in it for Newt only. That's what I see in Newt.

  • Romney wins South Carolina Primary Simulation (Attached)

    01/16/2012 1:38:33 PM PST · 18 of 19
    normy to Utmost Certainty
    Let's be real. Santorums people wouldn't flock to Newt, they would probably split because Newt is not really a social conservative or even very trustworthy.

    Newts people would probably split between Perry and Mitt.

    As a Perry person myself I will vote for Ron Paul should Perry drop out and don't think there isn't a good chance Paul can't win Texas.

    Ron Paul is the only candidate besides Perry who is socially and fiscally conservative. Santorum is not fiscally conservative at all and Newt is not really socially conservative. Perry and Paul are both.

    If Perry drops out I would support Paul,Newt,Mitt and Santorum in that order. Santorum is a joke as far as record and experience goes and he would get his ass kicked by Obama. All the others would have a decent shot.

  • Perry: On to Florida

    01/15/2012 10:22:19 AM PST · 42 of 109
    normy to rintense
    Almost 1200 delegates needed to win the nomination.

    Romney has 14. Newt and Perry have 2 apiece and Santorum has 8.

    Let's all coalesce around the big spending social conservative or the unlikeable loudmouth lobbyist so Romney doesn't win!!

    I hope Perry stays in until April where Texas gets to vote.

  • Perry: On to Florida

    01/15/2012 10:18:19 AM PST · 40 of 109
    normy to InterceptPoint
    So Santorum is not fiscally conservative and Newt is not socially conservative and neither are small government conservatives so I say Newt and Santorum do nothing to fix the problems in Washington and I for on would not support Santorum.

    If you believe a word Newt says your willfully blind.

  • Jobs, jobs, jobs lure Perry backer

    01/15/2012 10:12:13 AM PST · 20 of 29
    normy to gogogodzilla
    Very well put and I agree completely.

    Freedom has to be the ultimate goal of every Republican. Someone who wants to ban gay marriage at the federal level is no better than someone who wants to enforce it at a federal level.

    Gay marriage is not marriage at all anyway, so unless you can get an Amendment to the constitution the only alternative is making it a states issue, which the constitution says it would be anyway.

    the only way to seriously stop abortion is through an Amendment to the Constitution. Overturning Roe vs. Wade would only send it back to the states where it was originally because originally it was actually a medical procedure to save the life of the mother.

    America isn't about what you like or dont like. It's based on freedom and when there are disagreements deal with them at the local level.

    Because of States Rights, Perry and Texas can defund planned parenthood and close 12 agencies as a cost cutting measure. Because of the statist mentality on the left, they believe they have the right to withhold tax dollars from Texas for doing this. Tax dollars Texas sent in to them in the first place.

    If the Republican Party doesn't start standing for freedom, and Santorum and Mitt do not stand for freedom, then we may as well just admit that the USA as it once was intended is finished for good.

  • Jobs, jobs, jobs lure Perry backer

    01/15/2012 8:52:32 AM PST · 14 of 29
    normy to JediJones; gogogodzilla
    To me states rights is very exciting. Small government is very exciting. Now to many it isn't. I think you make the point gogogodzilla and I are discussing and the division in the Republican party. I happen to think Perry's idea of a much smaller more specific EPA is great compared to the job crushing, unaccountable, unelected agency it is today.

    I would say your argument directly contradicts the Constitution and that somehow today things are too different for those ancient texts to apply. I think they are timeless.

  • Jobs, jobs, jobs lure Perry backer

    01/15/2012 8:06:10 AM PST · 9 of 29
    normy to gogogodzilla
    Good point on the small government/big government divide and that is what is frustrating. Santorum is not a small government conservative at all and Newt can really not be trusted to do the right thing.

    The reason Perry is an attractive candidate is because he is a small government candidate. Not as much as Paul but far more than anyone else running. He actually believes the answers do not come from Washington. Mitt, Santorum and Newt absolutely do not believe people can handle freedom and Washington DC is where freedom is doled out. They think tinkering around in DC will fix our problem. Perry and Paul do not.

    Perry happens to be more in line with the Republican Party on military issues and what I'll call "the Empire" but I think Perry is more of a "if you're going to war declare it and then go old testament on their ass" where as Paul is more along the lines of "don't even go".

    Depending on what happens in this election I could see a strong, states rights, small government movement based on freedom coming out of this thing.

    I actually have thought a Perry/Rand Paul ticket would be awesome for the simple fact of cutting government.

  • Jobs, jobs, jobs lure Perry backer

    01/15/2012 7:04:37 AM PST · 6 of 29
    normy to shield
    People say Perry should drop out and support Newt or Santorum so as to have one alternative to Romney.

    I say Perry is that alternative if conservatives want a socially conservative and a fiscally conservative candidate. If Perry drops out I would seriously have to consider Ron Paul because he would be the last fiscally and socially conservative candidate left. His problem is foreign policy but if we don't get our fiscal house in order nothing else matters anyway.

    Newt and Santorum are not viable alternatives to Perry for conservatives, they are only half-conservatives.

    If I had to choose between Newt and Santorum I would be disgusted because I wouldn't be able to trust the words coming out of Newts mouth (hell Conservatives kicked his ass out in the first place) and Santorum is a Bush type Compassionate conservative and a Roman Catholic.

    I will vote Perry, then Paul, then whomever the Republicans nominate to defeat Obama and then I think I'm done voting.

    By the way the evangelicals who are rallying around Santorum or Gingrich are sell out bandwagon jumpers who have shown amazing confusion. especially when only a few votes separated Gingrich and Santorum on the first ballot. Sounds like either God is confused or those "leaders" are.

  • Cain is Defending Romney On Real Time with Bill Maher

    01/15/2012 5:09:54 AM PST · 57 of 65
    normy to sushiman
    I haven't been on FR in a while now but I see it hasn't changed since the beginning of the race.

    This is not just about winning but about turning the culture of Washington around or we are just in for the same deal we have now.

    Rick Santorum is a big spending social conservative and Newt is a somewhat more fiscally conservative yet far more socially liberal and as flip floppy as Mitt.

    Rick Perry has always been the only choice because he is the most consistent and has a recent record to run on.

    People on FR got mad because early on they were all over Palin and many blamed Perry for stepping on her toes. She never entered the race but her followers have jumped from Bachmann, to Cain, to Newt and now float somewhere between Newt and Santorum.If anyone thinks Newt dropping out or Perry dropping out results in one of the conservatives rising to challenge Mitt they're silly.

    Half Newts votes would go to Mitt and half would split between Perry and Santorum.

    Santorums votes would almost surely go to Perry because Perry is just as socially conservative as Santorum just with more of a record of backing up his talk and Santorum is only getting votes because he is socially conservative not because voters like his tax plan or his spending plan.

    If Perry dropped out his votes would split between Newt, Santorum, Paul and Mitt because Perry supporters see Perry as a Conservative winning alternative to Mitt because of his record, and all they want is to beat Obama.

    Some like Perry being the ultra-Social Conservative so that portion would go to Santorum.

    Some like his freedom and states rights platform and his fiscal conservatism that could go to either Paul or Newt.

    Perry is Newt, Paul and Santorum rolled into one with an actual record to run on while Obama has been President.