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Posted on 08/28/2008 2:19:12 PM PDT by STARWISE
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Update: It’s not Crist
At a morning press conference to announce his selection to fill a vacancy on the Florida Supreme Court, Crist was asked if he planned to be in Ohio tomorrow.
I plan to be in Florida, Crist said.
I didnt think it would be Crist, anyway, but this seems to confirm it.”
Condie Rice would work well..
I’m telling ya’ll...
Media is reporting Palwenty cancled an event. So did Demo Tim Kanie last week. It means nothing
Event at Romeny’s sister was planned months ago. It means nothing. Just part of the standard security sweep prior to an event.
No to Condi Rice:
No military experience
No election experience
No legislative experience
No finance/budget experience
On anther note, illustrative of the compassionate party:
Retribution sought for Lieberman
By Alexander Bolton
Posted: 08/28/08 01:15 AM [ET]
DENVER Connecticut delegates are demanding that party leaders punish Sen. Joe Lieberman, the Democrat-turned-Independent, because of his support of Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), the Republican nominee.
For many of them, Liebermans plan to speak at next weeks Republican convention in St. Paul, Minn., is the latest offense from the man who represented their state as a Democrat in Washington for 18 years.
There has to be some kind of penalty for this sort of thing, said Martha Aasen, a delegate from Westport, Conn.
Don’t know much about Cantor. But he sounds bright and conservative, and he looks young. All things I am looking for.
I very much do not want a RINO.
Why bother, it will just be an all MYTH all the time postings....gotta earn a living somehow...
No, not really.
He's not in your party anymore. He's not subject to your rules, discipline, or crying.
My opinion? I can’t stand the made-up word, “Veepstakes.”
No, not really.
He's not in your party anymore. He's not subject to your rules, discipline, or crying.
Pound sand - better yet, cast another vote for Ned Lamont.
John Bolton would be excellent. The Senate would never confirm him for an appointment, but an elected VP needs no appointment.
Cantor has a lifetime American Conservative Union ration of 96.86. Good enough?
There are a bunch of guys surrounding my house with earpieces. They arrived in black SUVs with Maryland license plates.
I just received a call stating that Senator McCain wishes to speak with me this evening and that I should be standing by the phone at 2100 hours EST.
I think it’s me!!!
RNC in Michigan was just on the phone saying he just finished conference call, no hints.
Republican MI senator about to come on, we will see.
OK .. oh well, whatcanyado .. it’s in
the lingo and it’s short?
How ‘bout, when you see it again,
imagine: Beefstakes .... hope that
will make it more digestible.
Lets Feed the Fire
In the FWIW category, we have Justin Harts post from MyManMitt today:
Could Cindy McCain be the determining factor in the VP pick for her husband John McCain?
Through two sources we can report the following:
* Cindy McCain is apparently smitten with Ann Romney. Theyve hit off a strong friendship over the past few months.
* Cindy has expressed this fondness to John
* John McCain has indicated that he will include Cindy in the final decision of his VP pick
* As early as this morning McCain denied that he had picked anyone
* Cindy was on her way back from Georgia to be with John today
I’m watching the absolutely smokin’ hot Megyn Kelly on Fox News. She’s all the election coverage I need.
He could penalize you by caucusing with the Republicans
I believe Mac has already stated it would not be Ridge.
Publishers Clearing House? Are they carrying balloons?
The Messiah has spoken .. listen up, dammit! LOL
Obama camp: McCain would be committing “political malpractice” with veep leak tonight
He’s so amazing and superior to everyone, he even invented a new term and situation!
Obamalamadingdong is like a two year old making up the rules of the game as he goes along and then throwing a temper tantrum when others don’t play by his made-up rules.
Cantor? Eddie Cantor? I love the way he sings “Mammy.”
But he’d best leave off the blackface.
Maybe Joe’s got his own surprise planned
“Republican” Joe Lieberman
I know that Joe Lieberman, the Independent Senator from Connecticut, is rumored to be on McCain’s VP short list, but I think CBS might be jumping the gun. (Or, they know something we don’t).
A release for Sunday’s “Face the Nation.”
CBS NEWS FACE THE NATION WILL BROADCAST FROM ST. PAUL WITH GIULIANI, LIEBERMAN, JINDAL AND FIORINA
ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 31
On the eve of the GOP Convention, Bob Schieffer will anchor FACE THE NATION from St. Paul this Sunday (31) with four top Republicans — former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who is also the keynote speaker of the event, Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.), Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.) and former Hewlett-Packard Chairwoman Carly Fiorinaas well as New York Times columnist David Brooks.
The broadcast will emanate from the Xcel Center in St. Paul, Minn. FACE THE NATION is broadcast Sundays (10:30-11:00 AM, ET; check local listings) on the CBS Television Network. Carin Pratt is the executive producer.
The McCain campaign is having all of the major players from his VP list fly to Ohio for a big joint appearance there tomorrow, where McCain will announce which one will be his running mate. This keeps the reporters guessing, and allows for a big pre-convention show of unity by McCain, his pick and everyone who was vetted.
Campaign Carl just reported this on Fox News...
I thought that was “business as usual”.
LOL...more likely the local sheriff...I live in Maryland...socialist mecca. They probably found out I was a FReeper.
any live feeds of: romney’s house, cantor’s house, palin’s house, pawlenty’s house,.....etc?
It’s not Hutchison, either.
Nope. Too busy worshipping at the temple of Obama.
Yes .. I’d sure appreciate the TV buzz .. I’m cubicle
bound until 7pm
WHAT !?!?!?! WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER 3.14%????????
HE'S NOT PERFECT!!!!!
I really like Palin
So not VP, but he will be switching parties? Politically he is better as an independent, he would just be another RINO, however, I do like what this could do to the dems. Heads exploding..
I think last year or the year before he had a 100% rating from them. :->
Secret Service Denies Romney Security Sweep
By David M. Drucker
Roll Call Staff
August 28, 2008, 4:07 p.m.
The Secret Service is denying that it conducted a security sweep of the Michigan home belonging to the sister of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R).
Roll Call earlier reported that the sweep took place, suggesting that it might be an indication that Romney was in line to be selected as Sen. John McCains (R-Ariz.) vice presidential running mate.
The Secret Service did not conduct any advance, sweep or security assessment at the residence of former Governor Romneys sister, as referenced in [the] Roll Call article. We have no knowledge of any security sweep taking place, read a statement from the Secret Service.
Sources with strong Michigan ties earlier told Roll Call that the Secret Service conducted a sweep of the home of Romneys sister. Romney was raised in Michigan, where his father served as governor.
However, one campaign operative familiar with the workings of a presidential-level campaign cautioned that a sweep of such a location could have been conducted in advance of Romney appearing as a surrogate not the vice presidential nominee at an upcoming McCain campaign stop in Michigan.
Any McCain campaign appearance in Michigan would likely include Romney, who remains popular there.
Other sources and some news reports have also suggested that Romney in the last few days might be traveling with a security detail, although exactly who employs this security detail could not be confirmed.
Romney finished first in Michigans January GOP presidential primary. McCain finished second in that race.
It’s Clean House!
Cindy McCain’s sister is voting for Obama...how bout them apples?
*****McCain’s newest ad revealed******
McCains mystery ad to Obama revealed: Congratulations; Update: We wish more of his ads took that tone, says Team Barry
posted at 4:40 pm on August 28, 2008 by Allahpundit
Job well done, Maverick.
McCain says: Senator Obama, this is truly a good day for America. Too often the achievements of our opponents go unnoticed. So I wanted to stop and say, congratulations. How perfect that your nomination would come on this historic day. Tomorrow, well be back at it. But tonight Senator, job well done.
Not just classy but shrewd, as itll buy back some of the goodwill he may have squandered over the past month by hitting Obama so hard. McCains done an admirable job during the campaign of trying to rehabilitate the GOPs image on race to what little extent he can, made more admirable by the fact that in this year of all years it wont do him any good with black voters.
Im relieved my prediction was wrong and our e-mailers was right.
Update: Heres the video. Belated exit question: Which nutroots blogger will be the first to call him patronizing?
Update: One other shrewd aspect to this is that if Obama attacks him in the speech, it makes him look ungracious.
Update: The Obama camp grumbles an obligatory thank you.
Obama campaign manager David Plouffe who did not know the content of the ad until we read him the script just told us that the McCain ad is a very nice gesture. We wish more of his ads took that tone, but its a very nice gesture.
Plouffe said the Obama campaign would run a similar ad next week congratulating McCain on his nomination.
EXTREMELY classy, gracious and savvy!! Well done, indeed.
I think she’s a half-sister, and they
apparently have had a long running feud ..
allegedly over what else: the Dad’s fortune.
Ahhhhhhhhh money...greed...whatelse is new?
Poll of GOP delegates: We want Romney!
posted at 5:37 pm on August 28, 2008 by Allahpundit
No surprise that hed top the list given how high his profile is, but Huckabees high-profile too and he actually ended up with more delegates than Mitt did.
Even so, note the margin:
Romney was chosen by 38 percent of delegates in a new CBS News/New York Times poll, far ahead of the second place finisher, former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, who was selected by 7 percent of delegates attending the Republican National Convention in St. Paul.
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