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marv
12-29-2011, 12:38 AM
Santorum said that if he finished last, he'd drop out. I think he's tired and just wants to get out. He's worked as hard, or harder, than anybody else, yet has almost nothing to show for it. I'd go home, too.

Today, Bachmann's chair has defected (http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2011/12/michele-bachmann-chair-defects-to-ron-paul-108965.html) to the Paul campaign.
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...Sorenson said he felt obligated to join Paul as the "Republican establishment" tries to undermine his campaign.

"I thought it was my duty to come to his aid, just like he came to my aid during my Senate race,..."

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It doesn't sound like he's doing it out of real conviction. Meanwhile, the pro-Bachmann Super PAC has switched to Romney (http://www.thedaily.com/page/2011/12/28/web-bachmann-pac-goes-romney/).
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A political action committee which had planned to support Michele Bachmann's presidential campaign has very quietly defected to Mitt Romney and it's spending big on his behalf.

Citizens for a Working America, the so-called Super PAC which aired TV ads against a Democratic congressional candidate last year, had indicated earlier this year that it was backing the Minnesota congresswoman in the GOP nominating contest. But the group instead made a $475,000 Iowa ad buy on Christmas Eve in support of Romney, according to Federal Election Commission data published today.

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Bachmann's campaign looks like it's coming apart.

Meanwhile in Virginia, Newt's campaign paid some "volunteers" to collect petition signatures for the primary ballot. Too many were false (http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/12/28/gingrich-campaign-workers-signature-fraud-cost-slot-on-virginia-ballot/), and he didn't make the required 10,000. He blamed the worker. Respondiet superior. This certainly isn't going to help him in Iowa, or anywhere else.

BTW, what's a "paid volunteer"?

Starbuck
12-29-2011, 01:10 AM
Now Gingrich is sounding strange.

Background:
Newt took a luxury cruise to Greece at about the time he should have been here in the U.S. going nose-to-nose with Cain and all the rest. It pissed off his staff, who didn't view him as serious and mostly, they quit.

Now, he says it was all a test to ferret out the non-believers.

I made up better stuff than that in the fifth grade......:confused:

http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2011/12/28/gingrich-greek-cruise-was-test-advisers-who-defected