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Gingrich tells NY GOP he would support Romney
the-leader.com/newsnow/AP ^ | Apr 20, 2012 @ 09:51 AM | the-leader.com/newsnow/AP

Posted on 04/20/2012 8:29:18 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

The Associated Press

NEW YORK —Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich told Republicans at a New York state party dinner that he would work for Mitt Romney’s victory in the general election if Romney wins the nomination.

“We are dedicated to a unified Republican Party,” he said.

Speaking Thursday in New York City, Gingrich said he’s stayed in the race “to articulate big themes and big ideas” but that “we have a moral obligation to defeat Barack Obama.”

To that end, he said, he would work to support Romney, and he said Romney would do the same for him. “Romney and I have discussed this,” he said.

In his remarks to the state party, Gingrich called for “bold” positions and reiterated his call for energy independence by opening up off-shore areas and federal lands to drilling.

(Excerpt) Read more at the-leader.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: New York
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1 posted on 04/20/2012 8:29:24 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

no comment


2 posted on 04/20/2012 8:32:38 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Of course....Every one of the former candidates should work to defeat Obama.


3 posted on 04/20/2012 8:32:55 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Ugh.


4 posted on 04/20/2012 8:33:04 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Of course he would. Though he’s more conservative than Romney, he’s still a Party man.


5 posted on 04/20/2012 8:34:07 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (Anybody but Obama and Romney)
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To: Cicero

Yes, but, of course he has to say that, and of course he has to say he expects the full support of Romney and the establishment if he wins. There’s nothing new to be inferred here.


6 posted on 04/20/2012 8:35:25 AM PDT by ngat
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Swell. Let's all jump on the Milt Bandwagon. I hear Tokyo Rove is the driver.


7 posted on 04/20/2012 8:49:08 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: ngat

Really?? None of the other candidates have said it.


8 posted on 04/20/2012 8:50:25 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Yashcheritsiy

All of the party leaders and serving members of the party will eventually support the nominee, but we individuals are not professional, career republicans, we are voters, we look at each candidate and his relationship to our vote.


9 posted on 04/20/2012 8:54:27 AM PDT by ansel12 ( Romney is a Mormon Bishop, as was his father, his uncle was in line to be the Mormon Prophet/Pope)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

No comment, will comment when and IF Sarah does the same.


10 posted on 04/20/2012 9:13:49 AM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

So Gingrich is a RINO now, is that right? Am I being accurate?


11 posted on 04/20/2012 9:16:29 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Newt, no! Keep on the campaign trail and you might outpace that used car salesman.


12 posted on 04/20/2012 9:17:52 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Lessee, that makes Newt a DC Insider Sellout just like . . . uh . . . um . . . . all the others denounced here day in and day out????


13 posted on 04/20/2012 9:18:04 AM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Maybe Newt was the reason for the strange police escort I saw yesterday afternoon on 14th Street?

ML/NJ

14 posted on 04/20/2012 9:22:12 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
he said Romney would do the same for him.

The maggot showed it with the millions he spent on attack ads.

“Romney and I have discussed this,” he said.

Romney is a KNOWN Liar - satan is his master. Pulling a lever for mitt is pulling it for satan - it AIN'T happening I don't care who supports the pro homo, baby killing candidate!

Do what you want, NEWT, the POS Mitt will NEVER get my vote and the Republican party is already united like never before with a bunch of no value whores who will sell their soul for a 'party'.

I have MY OWN PARTY, my conscientious and my 'NEVER compromise' with evil standards.

15 posted on 04/20/2012 9:27:59 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Houghton M.

You don’t have to be an insider to obey the party line through fear. This country was built on the Patriotic spirit - not by rallying around a ‘party’.

I’m still voting for Newt as he’s on the ticket - NEVER a pro homo baby killer candidate. God has His way of taking care of His enemies - who would ever support His enemy.


16 posted on 04/20/2012 9:46:56 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Gingrich is doing the suck.


17 posted on 04/20/2012 9:48:34 AM PDT by ex-snook ("above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: mojitojoe

You know when all is said and done, she will. Unless she runs as third party.


18 posted on 04/20/2012 9:56:50 AM PDT by joesbucks
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Newt can say and support anyone he wants. I’m not voting for a liberal socialist to replace another one.


19 posted on 04/20/2012 9:57:17 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism is not a party slogan, but a mindset guided by core values and walking the walk.)
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To: Cicero

This is not news.

If Romney is the nominee, he will support him against Obama.

Has said this on numerous occasions.

He has said it’s not because Romney is so good, but because in his mind the nation will be destroyed under another Obama term.

Will.not.survive.

People differ on what is the right thing to do.

Newt thinks it’s better to support the detestable nominee than to have the nation soon destroyed.

I’m not arguing for it. I’m stating his premise.

AND IT’S NOT NEW!


20 posted on 04/20/2012 9:58:19 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck 3)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Gingrich is a glorified reformed RINO just like Romney.The conservatives-Perry,Bachmann,Santorum were endlessly bashed and cast aside on this forum; all in the name of Palin who never ran. A glorified reformed RINO Gingrich was then put on a pedestal. Another glorified reformed RINO Romney pulls into the lead and he is no longer a reformed RINO;according to a gang of bully suck ups and FR, he is a liberal.Romney is no more liberal than Gingrich.Not voting or writing in another reformed RINO Gingrich's name is nothing but chalking one up for Axelrod as it most likely leads to a sure Obama win.

To those beating their chests with big resistance and rebel causes on not voting for Romney.I kindly ask as you are on your high horse of speeches for America and doing the moral thing. Where were your high standards and moralities when you stood by and allowed conservative candidates Perry,Bachmann,Santorum to be brow beaten to no end on this forum by harsh tongued (unless they are begging in the Freeperthon thread) tattle tale childish bullies?Such passionate speeches on abortion and how evil it is all awhile this forum verbally annihilated the only real pro-life candidates there were.So please save the righteous abortion speeches it does not add up to past actions.

21 posted on 04/20/2012 10:06:31 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!; Jim Robinson

The problem with this story and headline, portrayed as front page news, is that it misleads.

Because it shouldn’t be front page news...and I’m not talking about posting guidelines.

Newt has been saying this for weeks.

And giving his reasoning, which is the nation will be destroyed under a second Obama term.

It isn’t new, it isn’t news.

How many people seem to know that, though?

So they think it is new and that it means he’s really for Romney, after all.

No, he never was and he isn’t now.

It’s his reasoning America is going down, otherwise.

So this is his answer. Hold your nose and vote AGAINST Obama.

Others have different views.

Fine.

I knew when I saw this it would be reacted to in ignorance.

I hate ignorance.

Read my tagline.


22 posted on 04/20/2012 10:14:57 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck 3)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Conservative voters are without a “small government conservative” candidate for POTUS, YET AGAIN! Profoundly, frustrating!


23 posted on 04/20/2012 10:16:08 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Gingrich tells NY GOP he would support Romney.

Good for him. I won't.

24 posted on 04/20/2012 10:17:26 AM PDT by upsdriver (Newt..... stop Romney, get to a brokered convention and start a DRAFT PALIN movement!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

No surprise here.
I was fed up with the GOP in New York State because the candidates switched parties so often I never knew who was actually a Republican.
I changed my party affiliation 2 years ago to Conservative only to discover that every candidate supported by the Conservative Party was a Democrat.
I hate living is this soviet state.


25 posted on 04/20/2012 10:18:09 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: upsdriver

This isn’t new.

He said for weeks now America will be destroyed in another Obama term.

I don’t argue for his decision to support the nominee even if it’s the detestable Romney.

Just sayin, that’s his belief and what he thinks is his duty.


26 posted on 04/20/2012 10:25:22 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck 3)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

No.

He’s running against Romney.

He hasn’t changed what he’s campaigning on.

He keeps getting asked, has been asked for weeks now, if he will support the nominee.

Has said all along, yes, because another Obama term means the destruction of America.

Not new, not news.

I feel horrible about what has happened.

It isn’t Newt’s fault and he is still running.

His eye on Obama and sense of history causes him to decide to support the nominee against what he thinks is America’s end.

I don’t push that view on others. I am stating his view for those who think this is new, shocking, a betrayal.

No.


27 posted on 04/20/2012 10:33:48 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck 3)
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To: txrangerette
So they think it is new and that it means he’s really for Romney, after all.

You're correct it is not new.

No, he never was and he isn’t now. It’s his reasoning America is going down, otherwise. So this is his answer. Hold your nose and vote AGAINST Obama. Others have different views. Fine.

No, not fine. the others on this forum are taking a high moral ground stating Romney's stance on abortion;while they annihilated pro-life candidates Perry,Santorum,Bachmann.This is just wrong.

It’s his reasoning America is going down, otherwise. So this is his answer. Hold your nose and vote AGAINST Obama.

Sadly this is the truth.Also...Palin said on Savage weeks ago she would rally around Romney for I assume this same reasoning.

28 posted on 04/20/2012 10:35:09 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

He - along with all the other GOP candidates - has always said that he would support whoever was the nominee in cluding Romney, who is the only competition to Gingrich now. He also said he didn’t think it was a done deal, even though he knew he was the underdog, but he was going to keep on trying (essentially, to prevent Romney from being the nominee).

Why do these routine and selectively edited remarks get posted time and again as if they were something new and horrifying?


29 posted on 04/20/2012 10:37:13 AM PDT by livius
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To: txrangerette

Corrected tagline


30 posted on 04/20/2012 10:37:13 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: txrangerette

Yeah, I know. I expect Sarah Palin will also support Romney if he is the nominee. They are Republicans and that’s what Republicans do. I’m not so I won’t. :)


31 posted on 04/20/2012 10:38:41 AM PDT by upsdriver (Newt..... stop Romney, get to a brokered convention and start a DRAFT PALIN movement!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

This is no brainer. Of course Newt will support the republican nominee.

Not supporting the republican nominee in a two party race gives support to the other candidate. This will be a horribly negative campaign, I can see the ads now....look at all of the conservatives actively working against Romney.........they think that Obama must be okay, they don’t want him defeated.

Sorry, it’s just how it is. The primary is not over, if you will only vote for a certain candidate or candidates, then I would work my tail off FOR that person instead of being totally negative.


32 posted on 04/20/2012 10:40:51 AM PDT by swpa_mom
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!; Jim Robinson

I’m saying it is fine that you, or others, have views that differ from his.

I’m not calling his view, fine.

I’m stating what his view is.

It’s a defensible view, in my opinion.

Agree with it or not.

Newt believes the nation is literally gone after O is re-elected, and it’s HIS responsibility to stop that from happening if he can.

Others have expressed different views from his.

Fine.

Express away.

What I despise is that people will fall for the headline and truly believe he is for Romney and is no longer running against Romney.

Untrue.

He really can’t stand Romney and is the anti Romney in his issue utterances.

He’s told you why he will support him if he’s the nominee.

That isn’t a knock on you.

Everyone has to do what they think is right.


33 posted on 04/20/2012 10:47:42 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: livius

“Why do these routine and selectively edited remarks get posted time and again as if they were something new and horrifying?”

Bless you, dear livius, for keeping up with these things all along and NOT falling for them.


34 posted on 04/20/2012 10:58:50 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: txrangerette

While McCain said “I got my marching orders” from the supporters, he still seemed to resist their red-meat rhetoric.

One man said he was scared of an Obama presidency.

“My wife and I are expecting our first child, in April 2nd, next year,” the man said. “And frankly, we’re scared. We’re scared of an Obama presidency.”

McCain told the man he should not fear Obama.

“I want to be president of the United States, and I don’t want Obama to be,” he said. “But I have to tell you, I have to tell you, he is a decent person, and a person that you do not have to be scared as President of the United States.”

McCain’s response was met with more boos from the crowd.- October 11, 2008


35 posted on 04/20/2012 11:01:42 AM 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: txrangerette

I apologize we are misunderstanding each other.I agree with Newt Gingrich.What I was trying to express as not being fine, is the war on this forum. It is an unneeded war of words.I was pointing out the hypocrisy of some that are giving high moral ground speeches for not backing Romney because of his abortion stances all awhile the three conservative candidates that were not wishy washy on prolife were bashed on this forum.

I know very well Newt Gingrich is getting behind Romney because if he doesn’t we won’t be able to moan and cry about anyone or anything on the net or IRL if Obama is allowed to continue his war on America.WAKE UP Obama took over the God Blessed oceans last week (did I just say that?) Yes I did. How profoundly unreal!Obama must be stopped.


36 posted on 04/20/2012 11:02:37 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Newt can do what he wants, but I refuse to choose party over principle.

Voting for Romney is going into tacit agreement with moving the Republican party to the left. We conservatives are in for a long hard trek in the wilderness, should that man become president.


37 posted on 04/20/2012 11:08:11 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: presently no screen name
"... Pulling a lever for Mitt is pulling it for Satan"

Skipped right over Hitler and went straight to Satan.

This is a serious breach of hyperbole protocol.

38 posted on 04/20/2012 11:29:43 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: txrangerette

I’m with you on everything you said here, txrangerette. :-) And I’m *counting* on surprises.
I don’t know how in the world I can bring myself to vote for Mittens (I’m counting on not having to make that decision, too)
Obama must not have a second term. If it looks like Mitt will indeed be the GOP nominee, we had better come up with consensus on a third party candidate & work our tails off getting the general public on board.

I don’t think there’s any way that Newt (or Sarah) will run third party. I wish, but they’ve made their loyalty clear, no matter how undeserved it is.
My dream ticket is Newt/ West with Sarah as energy secretary & maybe Santorum as AG.
Mitt & Ann need a game show or a sitcom. (seriously)


39 posted on 04/20/2012 11:32:25 AM PDT by KGeorge
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Like Dick Cheney, Newt Gingrich is nothing but a dirty rotten GOP-e RINO!

That’s why true conservatives must pull out all of the stops and campaign like crazy for Newt Gingrich!


40 posted on 04/20/2012 11:40:29 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: KGeorge
we had better come up with consensus on a third party candidate

CONSENSUS??????

In this joint?????

It is to laugh.

41 posted on 04/20/2012 11:42:56 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (Ut veniant omnes)
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To: SoFloFreeper
So Gingrich is a RINO now, is that right? Am I being accurate?

Much worse than that, he's a GOP-e RINO for saying he'll campaign for Romney!

That's why we all have to campaign like crazy for Newt, all the way up until Tampa!

42 posted on 04/20/2012 11:44:04 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Sacajaweau

Rick Perry just did.


43 posted on 04/20/2012 12:16:23 PM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: joesbucks

I doubt she speaks at the convention unless she tows (toes) the party line.


44 posted on 04/20/2012 12:16:31 PM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

So will the sentiment here now officially switch to anti-Gingrich?


45 posted on 04/20/2012 12:20:00 PM PDT by what's up
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To: what's up

Do you read anything but a selective headline?

You might try reading the thread.

You might even learn something.

LOL


46 posted on 04/20/2012 12:45:36 PM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: Windflier

He believes literally America is over when Obama is re-elected, and believes it would be wrong of him not to stop his re-election if he can.

To him that’s putting America’s survival first, not a party.

You don’t see it that way.

But just know this is the same man you supported, who has said all along, when asked, that as bad as Romney is, a second Obama term = end of America.

You didn’t know he said that all along?

Sad to get shocked by a headline that misleads, at best.


47 posted on 04/20/2012 1:04:01 PM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: swpa_mom

Thanks for your post.

Romney backer balks, backs Gingrich in Delaware

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2874565/posts

Guess the guy above didn’t get the “I’m all offended, he betrayed me” memo.

Gotta love this guy...after it’s all over but the shouting he gets offended by Romney and switches to Newt.

Meanwhile, here, Newt backers caved to a headline that puts forward a misleading impression.


48 posted on 04/20/2012 1:08:15 PM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: txrangerette
My comment still goes.

If Gingrich ends up endorsing Romney, it will be interesting to see how much of the site goes anti-Gingrich.

49 posted on 04/20/2012 1:19:35 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
SSDD...the only candidates that were ever [cough,cough] 'electable' were quickly trashed around here...simple vetting takes a lil time, and before the facts could be weighed, one by one they were toasted on the alter of anybody but bambam...

SSDD with the crap that we must hold our noses to vote *against* bambam...last i checked the only viable option was to vote *for* a candidate...

it was over before it started in kabuki land...

50 posted on 04/20/2012 1:25:22 PM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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