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Foster Friess, Santorumís millionaire backer, swings to Romney
politico ^ | 4/1012 | H P. VOGEL and DAVE LEVINTHAL

Posted on 04/10/2012 5:09:54 PM PDT by Fred

Foster Friess, the retired investor who spent nearly $1.7 million boosting Rick Santorum’s presidential run, is ready to help Mitt Romney.

“I’m obviously going to be of help in whatever way I can,” Friess told POLITICO Tuesday afternoon, hours after Santorum suspended his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination, cementing Romney’s status as the party’s presumptive nominee. Friess, who was in Washington to accept an award from the Horatio Alger Association, said he had yet to discuss his planned shift in allegiance with Romney’s campaign campaign or the Washington-based super PAC supporting it.

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1 posted on 04/10/2012 5:09:58 PM PDT by Fred
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To: Fred

Well...this should help Gingrich, especially as his $500 check to get on the ballot in Utah bounced.


2 posted on 04/10/2012 5:12:55 PM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: Fred

That was fast. Santorum must have consulted him in advance. I suspect Santorum will eventually endorse Romney. This isn’t good for Newt.


3 posted on 04/10/2012 5:13:29 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Fred

Who’s next, Mr. Adelson, Newt’s previous backer?


4 posted on 04/10/2012 5:15:07 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: SatinDoll

I am sure you are right behind Friess on endorsing Romney just like most Santos supporters. All so principled too.


5 posted on 04/10/2012 5:15:19 PM PDT by Fred (http://etchasketchmittromney.com/)
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To: Fred

Who’s next, Mr. Adelson, Newt’s previous backer?


6 posted on 04/10/2012 5:15:27 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Fred

P.T. Barnum was right.

All of the morons who couldn’t see that Santorum was being financed by Friess to pave the way for the coward from Kolob are probably still in denial.

Bottom line

THE GOP MUST DIE


7 posted on 04/10/2012 5:18:37 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum -Mission Accomplished)
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To: onyx

Join Santorum Delegates for Newt Gingrich

http://www.facebook.com/groups/265624966865897/


8 posted on 04/10/2012 5:18:45 PM PDT by Fred (http://etchasketchmittromney.com/)
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To: Fred

Hey dude, if you want to help, don’t back Romney the Lib


9 posted on 04/10/2012 5:21:19 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Rome2000
"the coward from Kolob"

LOL, I laughed so loud my husband jumped.

10 posted on 04/10/2012 5:31:19 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Fred

So what. Newt was talking all about supporting Milt on the Sunday shows this weekend. Herman Cain came out and said he will support Milt today. There is no one left to challenge Milt running anymore. That is how these thing end up. Everyone going to the last man standing.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0412/74986.html

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/04/08/gingrich-ill-support-mitt-romney-if-he-becomes-the-nominee/


11 posted on 04/10/2012 5:37:54 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Fred

I’ve been all in for Newt Gingrich since the get go.

GO NEWT!


12 posted on 04/10/2012 5:40:17 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Fred

This is directed to the faithful members of that rotting carcase of the GOP: So how`s that fight to take back YOUR party going?


13 posted on 04/10/2012 5:46:20 PM PDT by nomad
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To: Fred

Figures. Most of these deep pocket GOP types aren’t really interested in putting a no-nonsense, reformist, conservative in the White House anyway.

I think his money went to the candidate he knew he could buy.


14 posted on 04/10/2012 5:50:30 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Fred

I am not one bit surprised.

Romney will still lose the election.

I suspect that a good many Saintorum supporters will now get behind Romney, but I also suspect that the principled folks will not.


15 posted on 04/10/2012 5:51:25 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: onyx

“I’ve been all in for Newt Gingrich since the get go.”

“GO NEWT!”


Ditto......


16 posted on 04/10/2012 5:54:04 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Fred
Fox just said there is going to be a one- on- one meeting with Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum.

I look for Rick to endorse Romney to get his debts settled.

17 posted on 04/10/2012 6:26:01 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Gator113

I think most Santorum supporters would be fine with Romney, because essentially they were just big-government “conservatives” who were conservative only on the so-called social issues. Now that Santorum isn’t there to offer them the RINO with a socon glaze, they’ll just vote their hearts (big-government) and hope that Romney will consult the backers on his planet and at least pretend to support some socon positions through the election.

Frankly, I don’t even think he’ll bother. He knows he has them. Look for Romney to shed any pretense of conservatism and go for the “independents” (that is, Dems who simply don’t like Obama).


18 posted on 04/10/2012 6:37:47 PM PDT by livius
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To: onyx
"Who’s next, Mr. Adelson, Newt’s previous backer?"

That happened in February.

All of this has been scripted to the minute...

19 posted on 04/10/2012 6:51:51 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: Gator113

“I suspect that a good many Saintorum supporters will now get behind Romney, but I also suspect that the principled folks will not.”

Good ole Mark Levin already got behind Romney on his show tonight. I am Disappoint.


20 posted on 04/10/2012 7:01:38 PM PDT by ngat
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To: Fred

The name Foster Friess makes me think of ice cream. I used to live in California.


21 posted on 04/10/2012 7:02:33 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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The irony.


22 posted on 04/10/2012 7:05:29 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: ngat

>> Good ole Mark Levin already got behind Romney on his show tonight. I am Disappoint.

But are you surprised?

We had a chance to advance Newt, but most everyone decided to get stuck on stupid. Yup... stupid.


23 posted on 04/10/2012 7:09:30 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: ngat

Some days... it seems like all of my heroes have died.


24 posted on 04/10/2012 7:11:34 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: livius

Agreed. Sickening to watch.


25 posted on 04/10/2012 7:13:44 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Fred

Why? Romney spent his time destroying your candidate. Gingrich didn’t.


26 posted on 04/10/2012 7:19:38 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: Gene Eric

Yes, I am surprised. I guess I am the one that is stupid. I was tricked by the Philadelphia Lawyer into thinking he is a conservative.

Do you think the evangelicals will be able to repent of their error of their ways, and put forth their organization to do good works, to stop the evildoer now?


27 posted on 04/10/2012 7:48:42 PM PDT by ngat
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To: Gator113

“Some days... it seems like all of my heroes have died.”

The guy wrote some real interesting books, but he has some hangups. And he is stuck in the eighties.


28 posted on 04/10/2012 7:51:37 PM PDT by ngat
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To: Fred

What’s the name of the Santorum SuperPAC?


29 posted on 04/10/2012 8:44:00 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: ngat
Good ole Mark Levin already got behind Romney on his show tonight. I am Disappoint.

I am Dissapoint, too. He couldn't even wait for the dust to clear, or for the first polls to come out without Santorum. I was really upset by the way he did it, and surprised.

Newt not brave won't be free
                                              

"He led us to victory before. Spectacular, historic victory. The strategy and content of his 1994 Contract with America propelled the Republicans in 1994 to win control of the House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years. Even the Reagan Revolution in the 1980s failed to achieve that.

Moreover, once in power, Gingrich delivered on his promises, and maintained a solid conservative record. He carried out the Contract with America in full, holding a vote on every item as promised, most of which did pass. His record was unswervingly pro-life, pro-gun and Second Amendment, and anti-tax.

Newt's the only one with the experience, and the courage to guide America through these troubling times.   

And Mark Levin wants you to vote for Mitt Romney.            

30 posted on 04/10/2012 8:47:15 PM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: ngat

What do you expect? Romney is a lock on the nomination now.
Mark Levin is recognizing reality as much as anything else.

Santorum made my choice easier, I guess I am voting for newt in May, if Newt doesnt drop out before my primary. not that it will matter, typical protest vote ... the primary is always over before Texas gets to vote.


31 posted on 04/10/2012 9:12:18 PM PDT by WOSG (Anyone But Obama)
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To: onyx
GINGRICH, A TRUE REAGAN CONSERVATIVE

32 posted on 04/10/2012 10:32:38 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Fred
“I’m obviously going to be of help in whatever way I can,” Friess told POLITICO Tuesday afternoon, hours after Santorum suspended his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination, cementing Romney’s status as the party’s presumptive nominee.

Behind the scenes deal? damn fast endorsement!

33 posted on 04/10/2012 10:35:55 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: ngat

Don’t know.


34 posted on 04/10/2012 10:36:12 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Fred

A fool and his money will go separate ways, Obama has just lined up his submarine, has Romney in the periscope and is about to launch his first spread of torpedoes.


35 posted on 04/10/2012 10:38:27 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: livius

All Romney has to do is start using phrases like “the breakdown of the family”, and he’s guaranteed 80% of Santorum supporters.


36 posted on 04/10/2012 10:43:33 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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