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The best pick for Romney vice president? The one no one's talking about
Jewish World Review ^ | 8/2/2012 | Jeremy D. Mayer

Posted on 08/02/2012 7:17:21 AM PDT by Former Fetus

The Romney campaign announced Tuesday that it will alert Mitt Romney's supporters of his pick for vice president via smartphone app, renewing speculation about a potential VP and Mr. Romney's timeline for announcing the decision.

The great mentioning game for the Republican vice presidential slot has featured the same few names over and over: Tim Pawlenty, Marco Rubio, Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal, Mitch Daniels, Rob Portman, even Condoleezza Rice. But there's a candidate that Romney should be considering, someone who could help him with the Jewish vote, gain him support in a crucial swing state, and give him an exciting surprise selection bounce: Eric Cantor, the majority leader of the House of Representatives.

But Mr. Cantor, the strongest pick for Romney, isn't even listed on predictwise's otherwise exhaustive set of 26 possibilities, which even includes such unimaginable choices as Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, and Ron Paul.

Why reach way back into the obscurity of the House of Representatives to Cantor, passing over so many able governors and senators, most with much bigger national name recognition?

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KEYWORDS: 112th; 2012veep; cantor; elections; jewishrepublicans; romney; vp
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Crazy? Maybe... or maybe a master stroke that could check-mate the Obama campaign.
1 posted on 08/02/2012 7:17:31 AM PDT by Former Fetus
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To: Former Fetus

Sarah Palin!

:D


2 posted on 08/02/2012 7:18:44 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: Former Fetus

Yuck. Talk about “wimp” factor.

The Jewish vote will mainly go to Obama cause you “can’t fix stupid”.


3 posted on 08/02/2012 7:19:42 AM PDT by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: Former Fetus

Mind you a lot of Jewish Americans, such as Hollywood Jews, support Palestinians over their own brothers


4 posted on 08/02/2012 7:20:41 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR BUST)
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To: Former Fetus

Talk about dullsville!! Cantor is worthless on every level, as a legislator, as a leader, as a speaker, as majority leader. Please!!


5 posted on 08/02/2012 7:22:35 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Former Fetus

Intriguing suggestion.

However, but for Palin, no VP has really made any difference. It dominates the news cycle for about a week, but that’s pretty much it. Only we who follow politics care. And of course every single pundit will get it wrong.


6 posted on 08/02/2012 7:24:49 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Former Fetus

Oh, please.

Cantor has been mentioned before.

He’s a social liberal.

No thanks.


7 posted on 08/02/2012 7:26:12 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Reagan69
The large majority of Jews will vote for Obama because he has arranged for them to use the back door of the voting place, as they should.
8 posted on 08/02/2012 7:26:24 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Former Fetus

How about Dan Cathy? The man has backbone.


9 posted on 08/02/2012 7:27:06 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: Former Fetus

Yes. Palin. or John Sununu (he just turned 73)


10 posted on 08/02/2012 7:29:09 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Former Fetus

Cantor is the highest ranking Jewish politician in the US - ever. Yet while so-called journalists figuratively fellated obie over his “groundbreaking” ascension, they have never even mentioned Cantor’s accomplishment.


11 posted on 08/02/2012 7:29:19 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
I would love that, but the MSM has pretty much neutralized her. How many people still believe that she actually said that she could see Russia from her house? Like it or not, the American electorate won't vote for her.

Personally I would like to see Michelle Bachmann as VP candidate, but the attacks on her because of her comments on the Muslim Brotherhood and the current administration, have already hurt her. Sometimes it is easy to forget that we need someone that the "average" American will vote for... and that thought scares me!

12 posted on 08/02/2012 7:29:41 AM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Former Fetus

Governor Susanna Martinez, but he can’t have her!


13 posted on 08/02/2012 7:30:29 AM PDT by Carthego delenda est
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Sarah Palin or Paul Ryan


14 posted on 08/02/2012 7:31:17 AM PDT by Laserman
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To: shalom aleichem

Any good American would do the job! Even an independent or a Blue Dog Democrat—just as long as they are an America.


15 posted on 08/02/2012 7:31:57 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: buffaloguy
How about Dan Cathy? The man has backbone.

And he won't chicken out.

16 posted on 08/02/2012 7:32:17 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Former Fetus

Cantor will go over like a lead balloon as will most anyone else from Congress.


17 posted on 08/02/2012 7:32:33 AM PDT by MachIV
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To: Former Fetus

Palin or bust.

:D

(she did not say that, and besides nobody remembers that anymore now anyway)


18 posted on 08/02/2012 7:34:23 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

I thought Joe Leiberman, U.S. Senator-CT, was the highest ranking Jewish politician...at least currently. More identity politics. Haven’t we had enough of that in this country?


19 posted on 08/02/2012 7:37:32 AM PDT by Mean Maryjean
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To: Former Fetus
He should pick a Conservative that would be qualified to be the next president.

The big problem is who wants to actually run on his ticket?

20 posted on 08/02/2012 7:37:44 AM PDT by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Joe Lieberman? Fast Eddie Rendell from PA?


21 posted on 08/02/2012 7:37:54 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Joe Wilson


22 posted on 08/02/2012 7:39:40 AM PDT by King Hawk
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To: Former Fetus
Eric Cantor, the majority leader BIGGEST RINO of the House of Representatives

... There, fixed it.

23 posted on 08/02/2012 7:39:43 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: Former Fetus

Alan West...


24 posted on 08/02/2012 7:41:11 AM PDT by EmilyGeiger
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To: Former Fetus

Allen West!!!


25 posted on 08/02/2012 7:41:11 AM PDT by ontap
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To: Former Fetus
Paul Ryan is definitely the right pick. Alan West is also good.

I have a can of beans in my pantry that would be as good a pick as Eric Cantor. Not much use, not much harm.

26 posted on 08/02/2012 7:44:17 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: backwoods-engineer

Let’s see . . .

Eric Cantor - one of the triumvirate (Boehner, Cantor, McCarthy) that decided not to defund Obamacare even though campaigning against it. He/they have no courage of their convictions. Or, is it they have no convictions?

Gwjack


27 posted on 08/02/2012 7:46:05 AM PDT by gwjack (May God give America His richest blessings.)
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To: EmilyGeiger

Alan West...


No. The whole Family Guy voice actor thing ruined his carefully crafted campy Batman persona.

Oh, the other one......


28 posted on 08/02/2012 7:47:40 AM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Former Fetus
Sometimes it is easy to forget that we need someone that the "average" American will vote for...

Wait, wait, I got it! Perfect Solution! Here's a list of candidates that the average American has ALREADY voted for, and what a pool it is!

Kelly Clarkson
Carrie Underwood
Taylor Hicks
David Archuleta

Am I not right? They've already been vetted by the media, some of them are already embracing key Leftist groups, it can't miss!

(Mugawd, thinking like a sheep, I need a shower...)

29 posted on 08/02/2012 7:51:50 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Former Fetus

So does this mean if we pick Allan West we can get the Black vote?


30 posted on 08/02/2012 7:55:13 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: Reagan69

That and they’re 2% of the public.


31 posted on 08/02/2012 7:56:58 AM PDT by dangus
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To: Former Fetus

Yuck. I have never seen him put up a proper defense of the party in a TV news type debate with a Dem. All he does when he is up against someone like Wasserman-Schultz is repeat his prepared talking points with that creepy smile on his face.

I am not impressed with Cantor at all.


32 posted on 08/02/2012 7:57:36 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Former Fetus

Cantor?

Overall, a reasonably conservative record, though squishy on earmark and taxing issues.

But if Jewish voters aren’t already convinced not to vote for Obama... which, because of their predisposition to vote for dems, they aren’t... Cantor isn’t going to help much.


33 posted on 08/02/2012 8:00:04 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: Former Fetus

Romney did say he’d pick a conservative. I don’t see Cantor as being that conservative, but then, I could be wrong. There will probably be only a small Jewish vote pickup in this election for the Republicans. I know that many democrats are conservative, but it is in their blood to vote that way and they cast their vote for the same party and then complain. That is the definition of insanity, but there you have it.


34 posted on 08/02/2012 8:00:44 AM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Former Fetus

NO...I don’t want someone who chastises a Congress member who is looking into America’s security (I believe he said Michelle Bachman should NOT be questioning the Muslim Brotherhood connections of Abedin)


35 posted on 08/02/2012 8:02:53 AM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: Former Fetus

Well, somebody IS talking about. How about the one no one is REALLY talking about: yours truly?!


36 posted on 08/02/2012 8:04:43 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Former Fetus

Cantor has generally struck me as a RINO. No thanks.


37 posted on 08/02/2012 8:05:13 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: EmilyGeiger; ontap
Has West ever retracted or explained his support for Justice for Trayvon©?

Has he given the "No-you-dumb-cracker-this-is-what-I-really-said" statement?

Get back with me if he ever does. If.

38 posted on 08/02/2012 8:09:11 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Revolting cat!

Oh, the image that conjures...

Willard/Cat In 2012.


39 posted on 08/02/2012 8:11:45 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Old Sarge

He’s said a lot more things that I like than dislike and I would be proud to support him for President let alone Vice-President.


40 posted on 08/02/2012 8:16:36 AM PDT by ontap
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To: Former Fetus

Cantor? That would be an utterly pointless choice! That would alienate more people than it would draw!


41 posted on 08/02/2012 8:18:15 AM PDT by old school
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To: Shery

“Romney did say he’d pick a conservative.”

Actions speak louder than words..and his definition of “conservative” (along with the GOP-E’) ..may be different than ours.


42 posted on 08/02/2012 8:21:45 AM PDT by Mountain Mary (Voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: Shery
Romney did say he’d pick a conservative.

Depends what his definition of conservative is.

Hopefully, Cantor is NOT Romney's idea of a conservative.

43 posted on 08/02/2012 8:22:54 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Fiji Hill

But, but, I heard that he ran out of chicken in lots of places yesterday....:))


44 posted on 08/02/2012 8:24:24 AM PDT by jennings2004 ("Just give Granny a pill...." Obama's healthcare = Death panel)
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To: 98ZJ USMC

I think that was Adam West.


45 posted on 08/02/2012 8:27:46 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: sportutegrl
So does this mean if we pick Allan West we can get the Black vote?

We can get some of the black vote, most of the military vote, most of the Patriotic Americans vote, most of the Christian vote, most of the motorcycle riders vote, um, let's see, what's left?

46 posted on 08/02/2012 8:29:14 AM PDT by mckenzie7 (Democrats = Trough Sloppers!)
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To: Former Fetus

The guy that REALLY nobody is talking about is tnlibertarian. That’ll shock ‘em. Pro-life, fiscal conservative. Plus, I have a birth certificate.


47 posted on 08/02/2012 8:35:00 AM PDT by tnlibertarian (Government's solution to everything: Less freedom.)
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To: Former Fetus

I’m not happy about it, but I think Mike Huckabee may have jumped to the top of the list yesterday.


48 posted on 08/02/2012 8:36:45 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Former Fetus

Mickey Cantor is a wind sucking, Elvis pompadour, do nothing equivocator.


49 posted on 08/02/2012 8:37:59 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Former Fetus

Should be Allen West- but it’ll never happen


50 posted on 08/02/2012 8:45:29 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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