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2012: Romney reveals his VP shortlist?
MSNBC ^ | July 27, 2011

Posted on 07/27/2011 12:54:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

“Add GOP presidential candidates to the list of Republicans who aren't thrilled by House Speaker John Boehner's plan to raise the debt limit,” USA Today writes, adding, “Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann said Tuesday that Boehner's approach is ‘wrong.’ … Ex-Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney praised Boehner, but not the plan. Spokeswoman Andrea Saul told Politico yesterday that Romney ‘applauds’ Boehner for ‘standing firm against raising taxes when our nation can least afford them.’ Former Utah governor Jon Huntsman was the first GOP presidential candidate to come out with a statement Monday supporting Boehner. He called it a ‘good first step.’” Pawlenty was firmly against.

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At a fundraiser in Virginia, Mitt Romney took the unusual step of outlining his vice-presidential short list – Virginia Gov. Bob “McDonnell, Governor Christie of New Jersey and Marco Rubio of Florida,” Romney said, according to Bearing Drift, a conservative Virginia blog....

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TOPICS: Massachusetts; Campaign News; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: bachmann; christie; palin; rinos; romney; saynotorinos
Figures.
1 posted on 07/27/2011 12:54:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

MARCO RUBIO WOULD DEFINITELY ADD SOME PIZZAZZ TO THE CAMPAIGN.


2 posted on 07/27/2011 12:57:08 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah Palin in 2012!)
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To: Palladin
MARCO RUBIO WOULD DEFINITELY ADD SOME PIZZAZZ TO THE CAMPAIGN.

He'd be Myth's version of McCain's Sarah Palin pick.

3 posted on 07/27/2011 12:59:09 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McDonnell was probably mentioned as a courtesy, as the fund raiser was in Virginia. Christie and Rubio would be the targets.


4 posted on 07/27/2011 1:16:52 PM PDT by citizen (Romney/Christie or Rubio!! Either would be great. Bachmann fading...No more Dick Obama in 2012!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who the f**k cares what mitt the twit announces?


5 posted on 07/27/2011 1:26:53 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: citizen

McDonnell was probably mentioned as a courtesy, as the fund raiser was in Virginia.
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McDonnel is very good. He is conservative, a veteran, a business man, and is an excellent campaigner. He beat Creigh Deeds by 20 points the year after Obama carried the state by 7. He would help in VA, which is sure to be a battle ground.

In the campaign for governor, the Post and other MSM-Obama outfits tried desperately to make the campaign about conservative social issues, in an attempt to galvanize the northern Virginia liberal base. McDonnell stayed on message: jobs, jobs and more jobs. He is very, very savvy. Oh, and Virginia has a surplus without raising taxes.


6 posted on 07/27/2011 1:30:25 PM PDT by Tulane
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I always endeavor to hide my shortlist .... oh that list ... never mind.

Personally I think Romney is toast!


7 posted on 07/27/2011 1:49:35 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Obama, eat your GOPeas.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey DNCNBC, stop picking our candidates.


8 posted on 07/27/2011 2:28:22 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wonder if this was a pre-emptive strike, to keep Palin or Perry away from Christie and Rubio? Especially Rubio, since Christie has said publicly that someone would have to be crazy to pick him for VP.


9 posted on 07/27/2011 4:21:28 PM PDT by Spirit of Liberty
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To: Tulane

Thank you! McDonnell sounds great, a business guy would further serve to bolster Romney’s biz cred, if he is selected. And, yes, I remember the situation with Deeds, now that you mentioned it.

Earlier, I said Christie and Rubio were Romney’s target. Christie has said words to the effect that a presidetial canditate would be a lunitic to pick him as a running mate. Christie says he is not VP material and at this point I partly agree. I don’t know that Christie could throttle it back and stay on message, etc.

However, and this could be very important, Christie has the grivitas, the presence, via sound bites and in interviews to skewer pretty much any sham liberal/MSM story line of the type that they use on a daily basis against conservatives. So, in that respect, a Christie as veep could be a huge advantage. This would allow Romney (or whoever) to ramain above the fray and they could still counter the press that will be aligned against them.


10 posted on 07/27/2011 5:44:20 PM PDT by citizen (Romney/Christie or Rubio!! Either would be great. Bachmann fading...No more Dick Obama in 2012!)
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To: citizen
Christie has the grivitas, the presence, via sound bites and in interviews to skewer pretty much any sham liberal/MSM story line of the type that they use on a daily basis against conservatives.

The problem there is....Romney isn't a conservative. Never has been...probably never will be.

11 posted on 07/27/2011 5:46:54 PM PDT by Osage Orange (HE HATE ME)
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To: citizen

If either one took the offer...they would be nuts...IMO.


12 posted on 07/27/2011 5:49:18 PM PDT by Osage Orange (HE HATE ME)
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To: citizen
McDonnell sounds great, a business guy would further serve to bolster Romney’s biz cred, if he is selected.

Give me 3 or 4 examples of Romney's "biz cred".

13 posted on 07/27/2011 5:50:44 PM PDT by Osage Orange (HE HATE ME)
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To: COBOL2Java

Yep, only picked to win Florida and help with the Latinos.


14 posted on 07/27/2011 5:51:25 PM PDT by rintense
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To: Osage Orange
Give me 3 or 4 examples of Romney's "biz cred".

Did RomneyCare in Mass have "waivers" LOL ?

15 posted on 07/27/2011 5:53:41 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Osage Orange

This is tiresome but: MBA Harvard Buisness School, mgmt in Bain & Company, and saving the US hosting of 2002 Olympic games. Rich, yes part of that is being family rich, but still he understands economics. Compared to Obama, he is ....well there is no comparison, Obama is truly a zero. Compared to the other candidates, Romney has the top business background. But all, or most, of the Republican are pretty well qualified. Johnson, who won’t go anywhere, is one of the more qualified from a buisness standpoint.

Most important thing is to beat Obama. All else is secondary.


16 posted on 07/27/2011 6:29:47 PM PDT by citizen (Romney/Christie or Rubio!! Either would be great. Bachmann fading...No more Dick Obama in 2012!)
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To: Mike Darancette

He is toast.


17 posted on 07/27/2011 7:58:10 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Yep in the last hearing Cummings gave a gun control speech.)
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To: citizen

Christie would be a great attack dog as VP. He is a great debater — he never comes across as bitter or angry (as dare I say, a former governor of Alaska sometimes does)...He savaged Corzine and NJ public teachers unions while seeming witty and humorous/likable while doing it. Very talented.


18 posted on 07/28/2011 6:40:21 AM PDT by Tulane
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is a joke, right? Mitt’s as delusional as Zero.


19 posted on 07/28/2011 7:08:30 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Do you know why I love reptiles? It's because they don't play guitars.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why in the hell are we talking about that Taxachussetts flake on a conservative board???????


20 posted on 07/28/2011 11:49:11 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (BE BOLD SARAH)
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To: Sybeck1

Because they’re trying to make him the Republican nominee.


21 posted on 07/28/2011 12:33:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: Tulane
Oh, and Virginia has a surplus without raising taxes.

The reason that Virginia has a "surplus" is because our General Assembly didn't make required payments to the state employee retirement system. Oh, and Richmond required businesses to pre-pay sales taxes one month early in order to front-load the revenue into the current fiscal year.

22 posted on 07/31/2011 6:39:09 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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