Skip to comments.Romney's VP Conundrum
Posted on 07/25/2012 12:17:06 PM PDT by xuberalles
Romney's VP choice is on the horizon - probably within the next two weeks - and I personally have two favorites, both for different reasons. I absolutely love Allen West: his unswerving conservative principles, his intellect/patriotism, his unwillingness to be politically correct solely to satiate the left, which, by the way, is destroying this country. He will be branded a firebreather, and I love him for it, but I really want to see him as a presidential candidate. Im just not sure if the most advantageous path to that goal is as a VP or to strike out on his own. Either way America needs Allen West!
My second choice is Marco Rubio. I believe Rubio offers us the greatest demographic advantage of any potential VP. If Romney doesnt win Florida, he's done. I believe he will narrowly win the state anyway but Marco tips the scales with his supporters. I also think Rubio has the potential to begin building new bridges with the Latino vote; the black demographic is all but impervious. If he sways just 3-5% nationally, its a potential catapult for Romneys chances. I am not concerned regarding his recent comments on immigration he is clearly against illegal immigration because he is merely stating the obvious; we need a concrete plan to deal with immigration once and for all. The American immigration debacle has dragged on way too long, mired the political landscape and fed anti-conservative stereotypes, and its only a matter of time before Democrats have enough votes to grant blanket amnesty and destroy our nations sovereignty, security, once and for all. We must act now on our own terms! If we win the Senate back in November, a historic opportunity awaits.
As for Condi, who has rapidly risen to the top of many lists in the past month, I have a few reservations. I unconditionally love her credentials: highly educated, articulate, experienced, and an unabashed conservative. However, Im not sure how she will translate with the electorate. Its obvious the left will try to link her with the past, Bush which is a compliment considering Obamas track record and she could cause more headaches than potential gains. Sadly, a great deal of the nation, especially African Americans who will be scared into submission by the left, will never see her as black. What a sad and racist statement of America today. She is a true patriot!
Lt. Col West has had plenty of executive experience. I will trade you his time leading men in combat for any amount of time playing politics. Go get educated
Whoever it is, Romney had better pick carefully, as his VP choice will likely be favored to be candidate for president in 2020 (assuming Romney wins in November and then again in’16).
That was management experience, not executive experience. There was a long chain of higher ranked officers above him that he was taking orders from.
Mitt’s VP conundrum is that his best option is more interested (and at this point rightly so, I think) in setting herself up for 2016 or 2020, whichever’s the first open.
You’re telling me a military officer who spent a career leading troops and being responsible for all aspects of the training, deployment, fighting, recovery, redeployment and retraining of an entire battalion...
I’ll take Allen West as the immediate replacement for an incapacitated President any day of the week.
Command is a combination of executive and management experience and is great training for taking the lead during a crisis.
Rubio joined McCain in lambasting Bachmann for DARING to question all of the Muslim Brotherhood/Muslims in the administration........ergo Rubio is too chickenchit to stand up for what is RIGHT, and prefers to go with the crowd of RINOs, so he can KMA!
I AGREE WITH YOU. SO DISAPPOINTED IN RUBIO, I love John Bolton, but that will never happen.
Mr. RomneyCARE will GARNER NO VOTES from conservatives.
Mr. RomneyCARE should save the Nation and pull out.
And in the field not one of the so called higher ups is there to make a decision.
My statement still stands.
If all you want is experience then get a previous VP (after all they do so much more than a President does)
Bob McDonnell’s name used to be mentioned regularly among the possible VP picks, but lately he seems to be ignored. He does seem to me to be a better choice than most of those being talked about.
Maybe McDonnell’s problem is that “Romney-McDonnell” sounds too close to “Ronald McDonald.”
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