Skip to comments.Sedona Soundings (McCain aide says NO to Romney,Cris VP, considering Jindal for VP)
Posted on 05/27/2008 7:06:29 PM PDT by adi
Despite the hype around the Memorial Weekend gathering in Sedona at Sen. John McCain's ranch, only Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is being given serious consideration for the vice presidential nomination, say McCain insiders with knowledge of the ongoing vetting process.
"McCain has gotten a good look at [Mitt] Romney as a competitor and as someone who is running in support of his candidacy, and frankly he can't tell the difference."
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is not considered a serious candidate"
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McCain definitely needs a Governor, big-city Mayor (or a non-politician), definitely outside the Betlway type.
Or Pawlenty (Gov-MN)
Also, let's give Jindal a chance to show, perhaps, that ANYONE is able to clean up the swamp that LA gov't has been for 40 years and longer.
Wouldn't put it past him, at all -- but -- performance FIRST, then perhaps national office, right?
Can’t think of a big city mayor that would qualify. Gubnor or someone from the private sector.
Aint that the truth.
Obama's achilles heel(s) are blue collar Catholics (although enough will hold their nose and vote for Barry O in New England) and Scots-Irish protestants (appalachia).
Louisiana needs Bobby Jindal more than America needs him.
Rudy? Bloomberg? Social conservatives would sit out the election then. Plus Bloomberg is anti-gun.
Not Romney is a step in the right direction.
I like the preacher - JC Watts.
He would add energy to the campaign...but anybody would do that, compared to Monotone McCain.
1)There is no reason to believe that anyone knows anything of what went on in Arizona.
2)Romney’s “support” at this stage is about fund raising. He’s not going to raise any money for a guy he is trashing, so that part of this story is clearly absurd.
3)This election is not and never has been about the much ballyhooed “principles of conservatism” because from Day One there was no doubt whatsoever that Congress would be Dem majority. Any lofty conservative principle based proposals are DOA and serve only to galvanize the hatred among the Dems — when what is needed from them grudging acceptance of some less-liberal-than-they’d-prefer USSC Justice or less-surrendering-than-they’d-prefer long term security agreement with Iraq for a permanent troop presence.
So forget floating names that are right wing true believers, because those names don’t bring the swing or blue EVs that are needed.
4) Focus very narrowly on Ohio, Michigan, New Mexico, Wisconsin and Iowa. Frankly, you can narrow that further to Ohio and Michigan. McCain needs one of those two. Of all the names mentioned, only Romney points at one of them.
I would rather see Obama win than have Bloomberg anywhere near the White House. I will flat out refuse to support a McCain-Bloomberg ticket.
Sanford and Romney would be the strongest candidates. They both a bring strong economic background, which I believe is McCain weakest link.
Romney would also take Michigan away from the dems and bring in some votes in the N.E. region. Romney’s economic strength would also play well in Ohio and Penn whose economies are not doing so hot right now.
Sanford is well respected in the south. He would strengthen McCain in the south immensely. He would help with Florida and pull in many southern swing voters.
I think the gov of Louisiana would be a poor choice. One, he’s very young. Two, he’s about as experienced as a governor, as Obama is a Senator. Three, I don’t know how many votes outside of Louisiana he would bring for the ticket.
This weekend meeting was not about picking a VP. I think McCain brought them in to let them know in person that none of them would be his VP. He wants their support in the general campaign. McCain has set up regional campaign structures and each of the people invited will be instrumental in fundraising and campaigning in a particular region.
McCain’s VP pick will be none other than Joe Lieberman. He’s just crazy enough to do it.
McCain’s big plan is to win the middle. His strategy will be focused on independents, RHINO’s, and Reagan Democrats. He will get the lesser of the two evil’s vote from a majority of conservatives anyway. We have no place else to go.....except home.
McQueeg is doing everything in his power not to give conservatives a reason to vote for him.
Insiders and anonymous sources what a laugh. If they actually knew something they would put their name on it.
Palin would be my first choice.
Jindal as VP would leave LA will Governor Mitch Landrieu. Jindal has work to do to clean up that state.
Crist is only considered because of Florida. He’s no more experienced than Palin or Jindal and the homosexual rumors about him are strong.
Despite the advice of certain FRiends I don’t have a problem with Romney.
Engler and Thompson are washed up.
Mark Sanford must be strongly considered.
I would like to see Romney...name recognition.
Jindal would be a solid choice. I would have bet the farm against him picking Romney or Crist. My gut is Lieberman or someone like George Pataki.