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Herman Cain Flops on Gingrich Endorsement, Says, ‘Let’s Get On With This’
ABC News ^ | 4-16-12 | Dover

Posted on 04/16/2012 7:36:45 PM PDT by VinL

Less than two months ago, Herman Cain, who was out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, stood on a stage in West Palm Beach, just three days before the Florida primary and told the crowd, “I hereby officially and enthusiastically endorse Newt Gingrich for the president of the Unites States.” Gingrich had just come off a sweeping win in South Carolina, had the fundraising dollars pouring in and a financial safety net in billionaire donor Sheldon Adelson.

But on Monday Cain walked back his endorsement of Gingrich saying, “With all due respect, let’s get on with this, OK?”

“I even endorsed Newt Gingrich at one point because I thought that he had a shot. Well, not now. He doesn’t have a shot,” Cain said to Washington radio station WMAL.

A former Cain staffer told ABC News that Cain’s call for Gingrich to bow out isn’t surprising.

“He likes to go with his gut. Mr. Cain walked up to line of joining the establishment without crossing it,” the former Cain staffer said.

Cain refused to comment to ABC News Monday over this morning’s comments about Gingrich, but Gingrich campaign spokesman R.C. Hammond said the party is trying is lock down the nomination.

“The angle right now is for the party to get to a nominee as fast as possible,” Hammond said. “It’s up to Herman Cain whether or not he’s put in his application with the establishment.”

Cain wasn’t the only Republican candidate to...endorse the “not-Romney” candidate. Rick Perry also endorsed Gingrich when he left the race.

A spokesman for Perry, Catherine Frazier, told ABC News that he will stay loyal to Gingrich but will support the eventual nominee.

“Gov. Perry puts a premium on loyalty and he’ll back Gingrich as long as he’s in the race,” Frazier said.

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Feeney’s Book

Feeney, get your book out

Set down the name, the one Herman Cain.

Feeney, have you written the name I gave you?

Well, strike a line through it.

That's for him, Herman Cain.

Joining a host of others– Drudge, Coulter, Fox, Cons. Radio, DeMent, Ryan, Rubio and many other DC “conservatives”.

I'm in, til Newt's out.

1 posted on 04/16/2012 7:36:49 PM PDT by VinL
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To: VinL

“Just for a handful of silver he left us: just for a riband to stick in his coat.”


2 posted on 04/16/2012 7:37:48 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL

Don’t like it but hard to disagree. “Let’s get on with it” makes sense to me.


3 posted on 04/16/2012 7:40:08 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: VinL

And to think I gave this snake oil salesman (Cain)
50 bucks... Mr. Cain, I want my money back and take me off your e-mail list.


4 posted on 04/16/2012 7:41:58 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: PapaNew

Me too.


5 posted on 04/16/2012 7:42:14 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Barrak has nowuwon the contest. He is even worse than Jimmah.)
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To: VinL

Good on Perry.


6 posted on 04/16/2012 7:43:50 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: VinL

So who was it we were trying to defeat?

Barack Obama?

Or Mitt Romney?

Think some people have lost sight of the end zone and are maybe even running the wrong way with the ball...


7 posted on 04/16/2012 7:45:32 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

So who was it we were trying to defeat?
**************
Chris, I’m trying to defeat the socialist Gop Establishment.


8 posted on 04/16/2012 7:48:09 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL

Feeney? What is that? What am I missing?


9 posted on 04/16/2012 7:48:14 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: PapaNew

We should be supporting Newt until he’s out. I’m hoping he is still able to contribute, if he can’t win.


10 posted on 04/16/2012 7:49:25 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: VinL

Voting for Newt in the PA primary. I absolutely refuse to vote romney. If romney ends up being the nominee, I will write in Sarah Palin in the general. That’s it. I’m done.
And don’t anyone dare say that my vote would be a vote for oscumma because two evils do not make a right...and in this case, there is no lesser evil.


11 posted on 04/16/2012 7:50:38 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: chris37

I am all in to defeat Obama. I do not equate Obama and Romney. Romney isn’t Obama. That may not meet FR orthodoxy, but that is my observation.

Romney, like Rush has said, can (and must be) PUSHED to the right. Obama cannot be pushed to the right...he is an Alinsky disciple.


12 posted on 04/16/2012 7:51:25 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: VinL

Why should Gingrich expect people to endorse him when he has stopped campaigning? This is the welfare candidacy. Everyone should work and pay except Gingrich.


13 posted on 04/16/2012 7:53:02 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: VinL

Wow, no loyalty from Cain. Glad he’s not a friend of mine (or would he be a friend even though he said he was). Would not trust this man.


14 posted on 04/16/2012 7:54:33 PM PDT by Marcella (God will decide the future - trust Him and no other.)
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To: VinL; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; dforest; ...
RE :”But on Monday Cain walked back his endorsement of Gingrich saying, “With all due respect, let’s get on with this, OK?”
“I even endorsed Newt Gingrich at one point because I thought that he had a shot. Well, not now. He doesn’t have a shot,” Cain said to Washington radio station WMAL.
A former Cain staffer told ABC News that Cain’s call for Gingrich to bow out isn’t surprising.

Cain jumping off the Newt train ping!

15 posted on 04/16/2012 8:00:06 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : "I will just make insurance companies give you health care for 'free, What Mandates??' ")
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To: VinL

What a disappointment Cain turned out to be.


16 posted on 04/16/2012 8:04:49 PM PDT by Godebert (NO PERSON EXCEPT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: VinL

I (think) I heard Cain say something back when he was top dog. Something to the effect of...... we will have to help black people first because they are the worst off.......

Did anyone else hear him say this? He was not giving a speech, he was walking and talking to a reporter at the same time. I saw it on TV and it disturbed me. Anyone?


17 posted on 04/16/2012 8:04:49 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Pan_Yan

Cain has endorsed Romney.


18 posted on 04/16/2012 8:06:22 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife ("For the sake of our party we must stand united, whoever our nominee is."-Sarah Palin)
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To: VinL

He’s just a real stand up loyal guy, ask his wife.


19 posted on 04/16/2012 8:10:11 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: SoFloFreeper
Romney isn’t Obama. That may not meet FR orthodoxy, but that is my observation.

Observation? Are you sure you've actually taken the time to observe Mitt Romney's record as Governor of Massachusetts? The man governed more to the left than many Democrats.

Here's just a sampling:

Mitt Romney’s Dismal Record

"As U.S. real output grew 13 percent between 2002 and 2006, Massachusetts trailed at 9 percent.

* Manufacturing employment fell 7 percent nationwide those years, but sank 14 percent under Romney, placing Massachusetts 48th among the states.

* Between fall 2003 and autumn 2006, U.S. job growth averaged 5.4 percent, nearly three times Massachusetts' anemic 1.9 percent pace.

* While 8 million Americans over age 16 found work between 2002 and 2006, the number of employed Massachusetts residents actually declined by 8,500 during those years.

"Massachusetts was the only state to have failed to post any gain in its pool of employed residents," professors Sum and McLaughlin concluded.

In an April 2003 meeting with the Massachusetts congressional delegation in Washington, Romney failed to endorse President Bush's $726 billion tax-cut proposal."

[Cato Institute annual Fiscal Policy Report Card - America's Governors, 2004.]


Romney's "accomplishments".

1. Implemented/created Gay Marriage in MA

2. Supported and forced Gay Adoption in MA

3. Supported Abortion wholeheartedly

4. Raised taxes/fees over 300% while being Governor of MA

5. Implemented a state-level Cap and Trade system.

6. Supported Man-Made Global Warming

7. Supported the Brady Bill

8. Implemented a state level “Assault” Weapons Ban after the Federal AWB was allowed to expire.

9. Supported TARP

10. Supported Amnesty for Illegal Aliens (Citizenship for those already here)

11. Supported McCain-Kennedy (Amnesty)

12. Implemented a socialized medicine in MA called RomneyCare complete with an Individual Mandate and $50 abortions.

13. Nominated 27 Democrats (out of 36 nominations) for judgeships in MA, many of them extreme left-wingers.

20 posted on 04/16/2012 8:16:31 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: Marcella
Yep, when Cain didn't stay in during the affair accusations, he proved who the real flake was, and it wasn't Bachmann. Cain knew all along and should have been man enough to stand his ground regardless, he was the one who suggested this campaign would be won on ideas, Go Newt!
21 posted on 04/16/2012 8:17:39 PM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: VinL
Feeney, have you written the name I gave you? Well, strike a line through it. That's for him, Herman Cain.

Damn, I'm glad I never placed my complete trust in Herman Cain. What a traitor.

22 posted on 04/16/2012 8:18:12 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: VinL

I’ve had no use for Cain since he tried to make that stupid rock into a racial issue, then accused Perry of being behind his campaign troubles. And he never apologized, as a decent man would have.

Once again, we see the contrast between the character of Rick Perry and the character of Herman Cain.


23 posted on 04/16/2012 8:20:32 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: sickoflibs; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; ...

When Cain quit, I was done. I don’t like any of them after him. We needed a businessman to fix this financial
debacle....not a politician.


24 posted on 04/16/2012 8:22:01 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: tennmountainman

If you’d given him $400, he could have gotten a bottle of that nice wine he ordered on that trip.


25 posted on 04/16/2012 8:24:54 PM PDT by altura
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To: CatherineofAragon

We do, and it was the cainiacs who led the vicious war against Rick Perry and who now are moaning that we don’t have a conservative candidate.


26 posted on 04/16/2012 8:26:51 PM PDT by altura
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To: SoFloFreeper

I agree with you completely FRiend! I’m for conservatives for sure, but it is total idiocy to sit out or whatever and let Obama have 4 more years.


27 posted on 04/16/2012 8:27:56 PM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: nickcarraway

http://www.newt.org/events/


28 posted on 04/16/2012 8:29:47 PM PDT by boxlunch
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To: SoFloFreeper

What Planet are u living on?

If Romney was EVER going to tack right, it would have been
in the GOP primary’s. He NEVER Did and he sure won’t NOW.
Get real. This was a RINO from start to finish, without
even throwing out a few bones to conservatives during the primary’s.


29 posted on 04/16/2012 8:30:23 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: VinL

Boy, I just can’t keep up with the “We loved them, but then they said something we didn’t like so now we don’t love them” list! My hand is getting cramps writing down all the former conservative heroes who’ve been tossed under the bus:

Ann Coulter
Paul Ryan
Karl Rove
Rush Limbaugh (on certain days)
Sean Hannity (on certain days)
Herman Cain

...and the list will go on. Sigh.


30 posted on 04/16/2012 8:31:52 PM PDT by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: altura

I liked him at first. But NOT $400 worth much.
He flamed out quick.


31 posted on 04/16/2012 8:33:48 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: boxlunch

32 posted on 04/16/2012 8:33:48 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: SoFloFreeper
That is the way I feel right now. Romney was the last person I would have wanted for our candidate. But I am with Sarah Palin. A third party is out. and to throw away a vote is WORSE than voting third party. Not going to cast a vote for OBAMA, so if that leaves Romney, so be it. I will need to hold my nose.

I am all in to defeat Obama. I do not equate Obama and Romney. Romney isn’t Obama. That may not meet FR orthodoxy, but that is my observation.

Romney, like Rush has said, can (and must be) PUSHED to the right. Obama cannot be pushed to the right...he is an Alinsky disciple.

33 posted on 04/16/2012 8:34:35 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: mylife

We missed a golden opportunity when Perry suspended his campaign. I was amazed at the anti-Perry venom that was spouted on this site.


34 posted on 04/16/2012 8:34:53 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Irish Eyes

What stunned me were the misrepresentations and flat out lies that were told about him.


35 posted on 04/16/2012 8:54:21 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: VinL

I never did care for that two bit philandering a-hole Herman Cain.

And boy, did I catch crap for that position here on FR.

I feel vindicated. Clearly, he’s just another opportunistic RINO lover. Nine nine nine my dyin’ ass.

FUHC. AND the horse you rode in on.


36 posted on 04/16/2012 8:55:08 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Irish Eyes
I was amazed at the anti-Perry venom that was spouted on this site.

Me too. Perry was the best candidate - Oh! But he wasn't a good debater......well look where we are now.

This is what we get when we let the media tell us "who can win" based on their phoney-baloney polls. The Perry hate on this site was disgusting and vile, and I'll not soon forget it either.

37 posted on 04/16/2012 8:59:44 PM PDT by alicewonders
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To: Kharis13

THe list could go on — you’d find it easier to make a list of those who aren’t on the outs, especially after another month or so.


38 posted on 04/16/2012 9:01:48 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: VinL; SatinDoll; LucyT; butterdezillion; blondee123; bitt

” - - - “I even endorsed Newt Gingrich at one point because I thought that he had a shot. Well, not now. He doesn’t have a shot,” Cain said to Washington radio station WMAL.”

From the above quote from your article, it is obvious that Cain defines the problem as “Who is Number One?” Which is the same as the sports-minded Liberal Agenda Media.

Cain definitely does not understand the problem which is to stop the culture of ever-expanding Federal Spending in “both” political parties.

It is revealing to remember that Cain, the Candidate, often said “I’m a businessman. The first thing I have to do is to define the problem.”

So now Cain chooses Obamalite over Obama - - - whoop - - dee - - -doo.

Neither one of these politicians have a clue about the problem of Federal Overspending.

Some of us thought that Cain might not be a politician, it is now obvious that he is a politician, and has sold out Newt for the slimy favors of the GOP-Elite.

BTW, my definition of a politician is “anyone whose word cannot be trusted.”

_______

Was Cain a Summer Soldier,
Like Santorium at his test?
Did he sell out for favors,
And throw Newt ‘neath the Bus?

Where are the Men with backbones?
Step up and advance The Cause!
All is silent ‘cept out yonder - - -
Did you see him? Maybe not - - - .

Time flits by so fast
That is Tampa up ahead.
The speeches are all written,
Ready to be read.

Who will speak out for us?
Who will ring the bell?
The Fecal Federal Finger’s shadow
Looms to send us all to HELL!

Will the Willard Romney,
Smiley-faced and all,
Lead us forth in battle,
Into The Gates of Hell?

Or will Milktoast Willy
Dilly-dally all the way,
Content to be just second best,
‘Nair trying to save the day?


39 posted on 04/16/2012 9:05:50 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: VinL

Mark Levin also gave up on Newt too soon.


40 posted on 04/16/2012 9:07:47 PM PDT by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("Give me Liberty or I'll stand up and get it for myself!")
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To: Jonty30

Agree. I voted Newt and would still if my state had to vote in this primary. Cain should have stuck with Newt for a little while longer. I don’t blame him too much. This is all but over. Cain endorsed Romney last time, just a many good conservatives did down the stretch. DeMint among others. Cain did not end up butting heads with romney too much like Perry and Newt did.


41 posted on 04/16/2012 9:12:13 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: chris37
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Barack Hussein Obama "is not" a Christian ...

Mitt Romney "is not" a Christian ...



Barack Hussein Obama passed "mandatory" socialized Health Care ...

Mitt Romney "signed into law" ... "mandatory" socialized Health Care ... ...



Barack Hussein Obama endorses gay Marriage and Adoption ...

Mitt Romney "signed into law" (as Mass Gov) Gay Marriage and Adoption ...



Barack Hussein Obama refuses to release College Transcripts ...

Mitt Romney refuses to release Federal Tax Returns ...



Barack Hussein Obama's (African) Grandfather had MULTIPLE WIVES ...

Mitt Romney's (Mexican) Grandfather had MULTIPLE WIVES ...




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42 posted on 04/16/2012 9:15:31 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: Irish Eyes
I was amazed at the anti-Perry venom that was spouted on this site.

Yes, and if you stop and think about it, many were probably Romney supporters. Even some posing as Cain supporters.

One reason I supported Perry was you could trust his word, and he is proving that now.

43 posted on 04/16/2012 9:23:16 PM PDT by World'sGoneInsane (Newt!!!)
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To: VinL

It will defeat itself.

That is all it knows how to do.

In fact, it is already dead.


44 posted on 04/16/2012 9:41:54 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

OK, how about this.

I’m going to vote for Mitt Romney because he’s a caucasoid.

I don’t really need much more reason than that in America 2012.


45 posted on 04/16/2012 9:46:37 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: VinL

I love how everyone in the world is wrong but Freepers


46 posted on 04/16/2012 9:50:11 PM PDT by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: VinL

I didn’t know you were a poet. :-)


47 posted on 04/16/2012 10:15:16 PM PDT by ngat
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To: SoFloFreeper

Mitt Romney, just like his father, George Romney, were friends with Saul Alinsky. Shocking.

Are they disciples of Alinsky? Mitt Romney is a self-avowed progressive, a national socialist like Hillary Clinton. You make up your own mind.

Do some research on Romney’s record as a governor. Nothing he did as governor of Massachusetts was conservative. He cannot be pushed to the ‘right’ because he doesn’t believe in it. For him, government is God.

Rush Limbaugh ceased to be a conservative quite some time ago.


48 posted on 04/16/2012 10:39:58 PM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; BillyBoy

The Judas!!! The Quisling!!!

The sheer gall!!!


49 posted on 04/16/2012 11:48:48 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: altura
We do, and it was the cainiacs who led the vicious war against Rick Perry and who now are moaning that we don’t have a conservative candidate.

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50 posted on 04/17/2012 5:43:46 AM PDT by silent_jonny ("A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps." -- Proverbs 16:9)
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