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Rich. Weird. Romney
Salon ^ | April 23, 2012 | Alex Pareene

Posted on 04/25/2012 7:39:24 AM PDT by greyfoxx39

Mitt Romney is weird. When the Obama reelection campaign early in the cycle made the mistake of indicating that its strategy would be to imply that Mitt Romney is weird by repeatedly telling Politico that it planned on calling Mitt Romney weird, Romney’s camp countered by causing a brief and not particularly sincere media brouhaha over whether “weird” is code for “Mormon.” Plenty of Americans think Mormons are weird, yes, but in this case, the simple fact is Mitt Romney is weird, entirely apart from his religion.

-SNIP-

All video of him attempting to interact with normal humans is cringe-inducing, as a cursory YouTube search quickly demonstrates. (Martin Luther King Day, Jacksonville, Fla., 2008: Mitt poses for a picture with some cheerful young parade attendees. As he squeezes in to the otherwise all-black group, he says, apropros of nothing, “Who let the dogs out? Woof, woof!”) He seems to have been told that “small talk” is mostly made up of cheerfully delivered non sequiturs.

-SNIP-

Romney recently told People magazine, “I tasted a beer and tried a cigarette once, as a wayward teenager, and never did it again.” I’m not sure we should believe him. There’s no way in hell I can imagine Mitt Romney loosening up enough to have a beer.



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The MSM is ramping up in destroying Mitt...remember the "potato" label on Dan Quayle? Mitt has given the press tons of idiocies for fodder.

You think they were hard on W? You ain't seen nuthin' yet.

1 posted on 04/25/2012 7:39:26 AM PDT by greyfoxx39
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To: greyfoxx39

I believe Weird Willard is actually a robot.


2 posted on 04/25/2012 7:42:06 AM PDT by Upstate NY Guy
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To: greyfoxx39

GOP-E, he’s all yours....enjoy....I won’t be a part of it.


3 posted on 04/25/2012 7:43:22 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: greyfoxx39

I understand that FR is not a pro-Romney site, but since he will be the nominee and is less bad than Obama, why should it become an anti-Romney site?


4 posted on 04/25/2012 7:46:14 AM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: dfwgator
GOP-E, he’s all yours....enjoy....I won’t be a part of it.

Ditto here, Constitution Party here I come.
5 posted on 04/25/2012 7:46:34 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: greyfoxx39

When gauging a man’s weirdness, I look at his wife.

If she seems ok, he’s probably not as bad as you think.

Mittens & Mother of 5 are definitely less weird than Mooch & Barry.


6 posted on 04/25/2012 7:46:49 AM PDT by LadyBuck (In the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre, 'Au revoir, gopher')
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To: reaganaut1

That’s just the nature of this site. All or nothing.


7 posted on 04/25/2012 7:47:34 AM PDT by refermech
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To: reaganaut1
I understand that FR is not a pro-Romney site, but since he will be the nominee and is less bad than Obama, why should it become an anti-Romney site?

Because FreeRepublic is all about conservative principles and Romney, and now the GOP by extension have none.
8 posted on 04/25/2012 7:47:58 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: greyfoxx39
"As he squeezes in to the otherwise all-black group, he says, apropros of nothing, “Who let the dogs out? Woof, woof!”) He seems to have been told that “small talk” is mostly made up of cheerfully delivered non sequiturs."

Holy cow....I'm beginning to think this guy IS a robot, and that he's on the verge of a systems blowout.

9 posted on 04/25/2012 7:50:20 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Upstate NY Guy

He’s an Auton not a robot.
Living plastic.


10 posted on 04/25/2012 7:54:48 AM PDT by HectorOne
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To: reaganaut1

“I understand that FR is not a pro-Romney site, but since he will be the nominee and is less bad than Obama”

You comparison is simply a lie situational conservatives tell themselves to justify voting for a democrat with an (R) after his name.


11 posted on 04/25/2012 7:55:16 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ("Of two evils, choose neither." -- Charles Spurgeon)
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To: dfwgator
GOP-E, he’s all yours....enjoy....I won’t be a part of it.

That's where I'm at as well. They pushed romney on the voters...now they can live with it and run the show against Obama on their own.

It was my pleasure to tell the caller from the GOP I would be voting conservative and it would not be for Romney. A slight pause.. then they continued their script to solicite money...with each breath lowering the amount they wanted. My answer was NO I would not be supporting the GOP under any circumstances as they had proven they are not listening to the American people and what they want.

12 posted on 04/25/2012 7:55:51 AM PDT by caww
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To: greyfoxx39

Obama is so gay.


13 posted on 04/25/2012 8:00:58 AM PDT by pallis
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To: reaganaut1; Jim Robinson; onyx; SoConPubbie
I understand that FR is not a pro-Romney site, but since he will be the nominee and is less bad than Obama, why should it become an anti-Romney site?

Oh...do you believe that we should all just cast aside principle and kiss his ring now after he spent millions in destroying the candidacy of other candidates?

The article is just the vanguard of the attack that will now be unleashed on Romney by the press. He has no chance in hell of defeating Obama. I, for one, will hold him responsible for giving Obama a second term.

14 posted on 04/25/2012 8:01:05 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (I do not expect the (FR) house to fall - but I do expect it will cease to be divided-Jim Robinson)
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To: reaganaut1

I’m not sure how Jim’s going to handle this awkward place....I can’t see FR supporting either...rather focusing on conservative bills...topics and those who represent us in congress.

Such as with Scotus...opposing those who will not abide by the constitution. No matter how the picture is there are still conservative prinicples we can fight for...


15 posted on 04/25/2012 8:01:10 AM PDT by caww
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To: caww

Good job, caww.


16 posted on 04/25/2012 8:02:41 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (I do not expect the (FR) house to fall - but I do expect it will cease to be divided-Jim Robinson)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
"situational conservatives"...

I like it!

17 posted on 04/25/2012 8:04:45 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (I do not expect the (FR) house to fall - but I do expect it will cease to be divided-Jim Robinson)
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To: LadyBuck

When Ann speaks and he is next to her, he has this wierd half smile on his face...same one he had during the debates, no matter what the other candidates were saying about him. Reminds me of the Joker.


18 posted on 04/25/2012 8:09:34 AM PDT by Mountain Mary ("We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children" Native American P.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

In the vid, his hand is flung across the women’s shoulder in a creepy way, coming forward too far over her shoulder.

Obviously, he is trying to be cool...but the inappropriate gesture makes the photo op all the more wierd.


19 posted on 04/25/2012 8:12:51 AM PDT by Mountain Mary ("We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children" Native American P.)
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To: reaganaut1

Romney is a full on liberal socialist who runs as a republican because he knows that some will vote GOP no matter what.

Its pretty obvious that many would vote for Obama is he changed parties and that’s no exaggeration.


20 posted on 04/25/2012 8:19:27 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: greyfoxx39

In four years the lions’ share of rabid Romney supporters, will deny they ever did.


21 posted on 04/25/2012 8:22:59 AM PDT by AnTiw1
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To: reaganaut1
It's become a clearinghouse for orthodox “conservatives” to demand 100% purity from politicians, yet none of them are willing to run for the office themselves. They always think it's someone else’s “duty” to lead the conservative charge as long as they get to call all the shots. Funny how Newt...yes, the same Newt who sat on the couch with Pelosi...became the great FR savior. He is a compromise to conservatism just like Mitt is, albeit in differing degrees. Politics is war...you fight with the tools you have, not the ones you wish you had. But those who put the punishment of the Republican Party ahead of the health of the USA will not get any support from me.
22 posted on 04/25/2012 8:23:08 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Quit poking holes in the life raft!)
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To: CatherineofAragon; reaganaut1
Holy cow

(Best be careful w/such language in a thread being contributed to by a nominal Hindu [Reaganaut1])

23 posted on 04/25/2012 8:23:47 AM PDT by Colofornian (Mom when I grow up, I want 2B like Ike. Moutm when I grow up, I want 2B a god from Kolob like Mitt.)
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To: pallis; Jim Robinson
Obama is so gay.

Mitt Romney's openly gay foreign-policy spokesman

"Grenell isn't the first out gay person to serve as a high-level staffer to a GOP nominee, but as far as I can tell, he is the first such press spokesman -- the first to serve as the public face of the all-but-certain Republican nominee -- and on the historically sensitive issue of national security, no less."

Why would ANY conservative support Romney?

"I won’t be voting for Romney. If he gets the nomination, I’ll be campaigning full time against him. There will be NO campaign for an abortionist, homo agenda pushing, gun grabbing, big government, mandate loving, statist, RINO, political whore on FR. Not today. Not tomorrow. Not ever!!

Anyone who doesn’t like that is more than welcome to take his RINO loving free speech rights elsewhere."

Rebellion is brewing.

GO TEA PARTY!!!

190 posted on Saturday, July 16, 2011 7:09:51 PMby Jim Robinson(Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt

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24 posted on 04/25/2012 8:26:18 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (I do not expect the (FR) house to fall - but I do expect it will cease to be divided-Jim Robinson)
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To: Niteranger68; reaganaut1; greyfoxx39
It's become a clearinghouse for orthodox “conservatives” to demand 100% purity from politicians...

Strawman...

You can only make this argument if you take conservatives collectively...

Individually...no...The overwhelming # of conservatives settled for McCain...and before that shifted to 2nd, 3rd, or 4th choices in the '08 race...just like many shifted down in 2012...

Same thing in 1990s with Bob Dole.

It's not too much to ask that the guy you vote for isn't pro-abortion, doesn't have a liberal-judge appointment track record, isn't THE pioneer on big govt socialistic healthcare...

Otherwise, what's the diff 'tween him & the (d) guy???

What's now the key differences anymore with the (R) & (D) parties when the GoP-establishment gives us Romney?

If I wanted someone to the left of LBJ & his welfare state, I'd have joined the Dems.

25 posted on 04/25/2012 8:31:46 AM PDT by Colofornian (Mom when I grow up, I want 2B like Ike. Mom when I grow up, I want 2B a god from Kolob like Mitt.)
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To: Niteranger68; Jim Robinson
It's become a clearinghouse for orthodox “conservatives” to demand 100% purity from politicians, yet none of them are willing to run for the office themselves. They always think it's someone else’s “duty” to lead the conservative charge as long as they get to call all the shots.

And just what office have you run for? I am a Precinct Committeeman, an office I was elected to hold. My "duty" is to my state and country, NOT to follow the lead of Karl Rove.

You are perfectly welcome to follow YOUR duty whatever the hell it is.

26 posted on 04/25/2012 8:33:39 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (I do not expect the (FR) house to fall - but I do expect it will cease to be divided-Jim Robinson)
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To: reaganaut1
"...but since he will be the nominee and is less bad than Obama, why should it become an anti-Romney site?"

It's relative. If Romney was a moderate with a few blemishes, FR would probably back him. If Romney was who he claimed to be in his campaign speeches, FR would probably back him

But Romney's record is pro-abortion, pro-sodomy=marriage, pro-Romneycare the model for Obamacare, anti-gun, pro-big government.

Were left asking what's the difference between Obama and Romney. And were coming up with so little that it's not worth voting for a GOP-labeled liberal and having the liberal agenda attached to the GOP. Let the Obama and the democrats reap the failures from the liberal agenda.

27 posted on 04/25/2012 8:37:09 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: reaganaut1

As an example, what’s the first thing that Romney did, once it was clear he had the nomination? Named an open gay person to be his main spokeman.

That’s a conservative? I don’t think so.


28 posted on 04/25/2012 8:42:32 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Mountain Mary

I have to watch it. Creepy is the perfect word to describe Willard. I don’t exaggerate when I say he makes my skin crawl....I’ve been having that reaction to him since the earliest debates.


29 posted on 04/25/2012 8:52:24 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: reaganaut1; xzins
I understand that FR is not a pro-Romney site, but since he will be the nominee and is less bad than Obama, why should it become an anti-Romney site?

This forum is probably going to officially be a pro-Virgil Goode forum.

After I vote for Newt in the California primary I am going to re-register in the Constitution Party and vote for their candidate.

If Romney is going to be elected he is going to do it with the votes of Northeastern Liberal Republicans, liberal democrats who are disillusioned with Obama and liberal uninformed independents.

That is his target constituency.

They can have him.

30 posted on 04/25/2012 8:55:00 AM PDT by P-Marlowe
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To: P-Marlowe
This forum is probably going to officially be a pro-Virgil Goode forum.

I'm on board with that.

31 posted on 04/25/2012 8:57:05 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: reaganaut1
Because there is an argument to be made that he is actually worse than Obama. He has an R after his name and the “opposition” party backs his liberal ideas. How much pressure you think will be placed on the Republicans in both houses to stand behind a Republican President and his policies?

In effect Romney's election ends any pretense that there is any opposition party at all. What ever roadblocks there have been to a socialist agenda will have evaporated.

32 posted on 04/25/2012 8:59:22 AM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: Colofornian; reaganaut

Huh? Reaganaut is a Christian, isn’t she?


33 posted on 04/25/2012 9:00:44 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: P-Marlowe; reaganaut1; wmfights

Same here. I’ve already voted in the Ohio primary and done my duty. Romney won by about a vote and that largely because the media spent a month tearing Santorum down. The party’s arcane rules didn’t permit our candidates access to delegates, but did permit outsiders to vote in their primary.

Can you imagine? Your own candidates don’t qualify, but democrats do? Absolutely insane!

So, I’m a Virgil Goode supporter for this election. He is pro-life, pro-God, pro-gun, pro-small government, pro-American worker over illegal, pro-controlled border, pro-Americans secure in their persons and papers, pro-best military in the world....everything a conservative could want.


34 posted on 04/25/2012 9:02:17 AM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil! (the lesser of 2 evils is still evil))
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To: Niteranger68

“It’s become a clearinghouse for orthodox “conservatives” to demand 100% purity from politicians...”

Or the republicans can offer a candidate that is 50 percent conservative...


35 posted on 04/25/2012 9:07:42 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ("Of two evils, choose neither." -- Charles Spurgeon)
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To: P-Marlowe; xzins
If Romney is going to be elected he is going to do it with the votes of Northeastern Liberal Republicans, liberal democrats who are disillusioned with Obama and liberal uninformed independents.

That is his target constituency.

They can have him.

Exactly, if the GOP wants to keep nominating liberals they need to figure out a way to get them elected without my help.

36 posted on 04/25/2012 9:08:25 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: greyfoxx39

I don’t expect you to see it like I do. What kind of conservative would want to run for office when they will be in the crosshairs of the media, the political opposition, AND their political allies? Only the kind who will tolerate the pressure as long as they can exercise control over others. This is the environment we have so these are the candidates we will get. That is until one of us decides to make such a sacrifice to advance freedom. I certainly don’t want to run for president and put my family through that kind of hell so I’m in no position to tell others they should. Since I didn’t apply for the head chef job, I will order from the menu.


37 posted on 04/25/2012 9:12:26 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Quit poking holes in the life raft!)
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To: greyfoxx39
Obama defines weird.
38 posted on 04/25/2012 9:14:17 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: xzins; wagglebee; reaganaut1; wmfights; Jim Robinson
So, I’m a Virgil Goode supporter for this election. He is pro-life, pro-God, pro-gun, pro-small government, pro-American worker over illegal, pro-controlled border, pro-Americans secure in their persons and papers, pro-best military in the world....everything a conservative could want.

He sounds like a FREEPER!

Does anyone know his Freeper name? :-)

39 posted on 04/25/2012 9:19:52 AM PDT by P-Marlowe
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To: reaganaut1

If you have to ask, you probably won’t understand...


40 posted on 04/25/2012 9:22:22 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: caww

Ask him how he’s going to do it.


41 posted on 04/25/2012 9:25:17 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: reaganaut1

Wow. You must have a tin-ear.

Romney Obama the Same
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWDJEc92d38


42 posted on 04/25/2012 9:26:53 AM PDT by Mozilla (Constitution Party 2012)
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To: P-Marlowe; wagglebee; reaganaut1; wmfights; Jim Robinson

GeorgeWashington?


43 posted on 04/25/2012 9:27:45 AM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil! (the lesser of 2 evils is still evil))
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To: cripplecreek

Romney is GOP ‘s Obama lite wannabe.


44 posted on 04/25/2012 9:28:05 AM PDT by Mozilla (Constitution Party 2012)
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To: P-Marlowe; xzins
I've met him a few times (I think my brother knows him pretty well), he's a great guy.
45 posted on 04/25/2012 9:31:14 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: CatherineofAragon; reaganaut; reaganaut1
Huh? Reaganaut is a Christian, isn’t she?

She is...she is not on this thread yet...reaganaut1 is the current poster.

46 posted on 04/25/2012 9:35:03 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (I do not expect the (FR) house to fall - but I do expect it will cease to be divided-Jim Robinson)
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To: xzins; Jim Robinson
So, I’m a Virgil Goode supporter for this election. He is pro-life, pro-God, pro-gun, pro-small government, pro-American worker over illegal, pro-controlled border, pro-Americans secure in their persons and papers, pro-best military in the world....everything a conservative could want.

Sounds good to me.

Can you post some source verification for Virgil's conservative principles as very soon the surrender-monkey Mitt supporters will be on here with their "a vote for Goode is a vote for Obama" rants.

47 posted on 04/25/2012 9:40:17 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (I do not expect the (FR) house to fall - but I do expect it will cease to be divided-Jim Robinson)
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To: stuartcr
Ask him how he’s going to do it.

Well hello Stuart...you do seem to pop up with questions you can never quite get the answer you're looking for.

I suggest you go right to the source and ask him yourself. I don't carry 'stuarts' water.

I trust the owner...he'll do whatever he determines is best for conservatisim.

48 posted on 04/25/2012 9:40:17 AM PDT by caww
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To: P-Marlowe
This forum is probably going to officially be a pro-Virgil Goode forum.

And I hope it does become exactly that. Goode is the real deal: a true conservative. He represented the congressional district next to mine and I heard/read nothing but good commentary on him during that time.

49 posted on 04/25/2012 9:41:33 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: greyfoxx39

Go here:

http://www.goodeforpresident2012.com/the-issues.html


50 posted on 04/25/2012 9:43:28 AM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil! (the lesser of 2 evils is still evil))
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