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Sun Sep 23, 2012, 10:04 AM

Con Artist Ralph Reed Hopes to Nudge Mitt Romney to a Victory

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/23/us/politics/ralph-reed-hopes-to-nudge-mitt-romney-to-a-victory.html

An Evangelical Back From Exile, Lifting Romney
By JO BECKER

...Just six years ago, the man who turned the Christian Coalition into such a powerful political force that he was called “God’s right-hand man” was all but written off, tarnished by his ties to the disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, then trounced in his campaign to become Georgia’s lieutenant governor. But after several years in political purgatory, Mr. Reed has found his way back.

At the Republican convention in Tampa, Fla., he was sought after by party luminaries and afforded the ultimate status accommodation, a room in the same hotel as Mitt Romney. And soon he plans to unleash a sophisticated, microtargeted get-out-the-evangelical-vote operation that he believes could nudge open a margin of victory if Mr. Romney can keep the race close.

The other day, sitting in an office lined with framed photographs from back in the heyday — here with President George W. Bush at a White House Christmas party, there with Pope John Paul II at the Vatican — the preternaturally youthful evangelical operative, 51, propped his black ostrich cowboy boots on a coffee table and made what he admits seems an audacious prediction: that record numbers of socially conservative evangelical Protestants will turn out for the first presidential election in history without a Protestant on the Republican ticket.

“God,” he said with a laugh, “has a sense of humor.”

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 10:08 AM

1. Ew. He is so creepy!

A cross between Eddie Haskell and Jeffrey Dahmer.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 10:12 AM

2. Praying to the fucking floor

Dear Holy Floor, please help us rig the election of Mormon whitey Romney so we can rid of the Black guy currently occupying our white house. We want our white country back.

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Response to Submariner (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 10:24 AM

3. And please, holy floor,

Strike down anyone who's not pasty white and foaming at the mouth with false piety like me and Caribou Barbie! If you're not a christian, you're not an American Patriot! Amen.

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Response to 1GirlieGirl (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 10:37 AM

4. Blasphemy!

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Sun Sep 23, 2012, 10:54 AM

5. November better get here quick.

From the looks of that bunch, a fair percentage won't be around to vote.


That is a stark picture of the grim future of the Republican Party, all elderly, soon to be gone.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 12:01 PM

7. Ralph Reed is the anti-Christ.

 

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 12:08 PM

8. Who would Jesus vote for?

I'm pretty sure it wouldn't be Mitt Romney!

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