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Two GOP sources say itís Romney
Time Magazine-The Page ^ | Aug 21 08 | Mark Halperin

Posted on 08/21/2008 8:39:37 PM PDT by camerakid400

Two Republicans who know say McCain has settled on Mitt Romney as his running mate. Developing...

(Excerpt) Read more at thepage.time.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008veep; halperin; mccain; rino; rinofest; romney; rumor; takethathuckabee; tantrumsrus; ultraliberalmccain; whining
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Thanks to Hotair for the tip!!
1 posted on 08/21/2008 8:39:37 PM PDT by camerakid400
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To: camerakid400

hope so. Portman or Romney would be fine with me. Stay away from Ridge or Lieberman.


2 posted on 08/21/2008 8:40:20 PM PDT by Blogger
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To: GOP_Lady; Reaganesque; ConservativeMan55

PING


3 posted on 08/21/2008 8:41:00 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: camerakid400

I’m still hoping for Bigfoot.


4 posted on 08/21/2008 8:41:14 PM PDT by El Sordo
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To: camerakid400

A pro-choice veep after all!


5 posted on 08/21/2008 8:41:54 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: Blogger
Stay away from Ridge or Lieberman.

Or Huckster.

6 posted on 08/21/2008 8:41:56 PM PDT by dfwgator ( This tag blank until football season.)
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To: Blogger

Who is Portman?/Just Asking - seoul62.........


7 posted on 08/21/2008 8:42:08 PM PDT by seoul62
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To: camerakid400

romney is a complete fraud. i hope this aint true.


8 posted on 08/21/2008 8:42:14 PM PDT by philsfan24
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To: Norman Bates
Most excellent! May I post “the pic” or is it a little too early? LOL.
9 posted on 08/21/2008 8:42:14 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: El Sordo
I’m still hoping for Bigfoot.

He just said it's Romney, right? You got your wish.

10 posted on 08/21/2008 8:42:45 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture¬ô)
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To: camerakid400
McCain picks Romney, say hello to President Obama!

If McCain wants to win, he needs to choose a conservative, not a liberal.

11 posted on 08/21/2008 8:42:53 PM PDT by Reagan Man ( McCain Wants My Vote --- this conservative is ambivalent to the odious Johnny Mac)
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To: Rastus
A pro-choice veep after all!

That was almost funny. Missed it by that much...
12 posted on 08/21/2008 8:43:08 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: Rastus
A pro-choice veep after all!

That's for today, tomorrow, I'm sure he'll say he's always been pro-life.

13 posted on 08/21/2008 8:43:16 PM PDT by dfwgator ( This tag blank until football season.)
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To: seoul62
Former Congressman from the Dayton, Ohio area. Recently left the White House as the Budget Director. I work at a law firm. We have a lawyer who worked for Mr. Portman in the White House.
14 posted on 08/21/2008 8:43:45 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: camerakid400

No Republican in the know is leaking to this particular media outlet Time magazine, a media organization that is openly biased, this is a 2nd hand rumor, and probably disinformation.


15 posted on 08/21/2008 8:44:01 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander (This story, unlike the)
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To: camerakid400

If it’s Romney, McCain will get money from me for the first time.


16 posted on 08/21/2008 8:44:22 PM PDT by Hattie
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To: camerakid400

I guess it is true, the GOP is dead, at least to Conservatives. I find it hard to believe that after working so hard at Saddleback to win over so many skeptics, that he would toss it all away again.


17 posted on 08/21/2008 8:44:32 PM PDT by Ingtar (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery. - ejonesie22)
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To: Norman Bates

I wasn’t trying to be funny. If you can find humor in this election, you’re ahead of me.


18 posted on 08/21/2008 8:44:42 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: camerakid400

I think McCain will only make his final pick after Obama and whomever he picks are nominated. If he were leaning Palin and Obama picks H.Clinton, then he might switch. If the Dims dump Obama for H.Clinton the maybe Rice would be a good pick.


19 posted on 08/21/2008 8:45:11 PM PDT by JLS
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To: camerakid400
God, I hope this is more psy-ops. Romney would be a disaster for conservatives everywhere and might actually cost McCain the election.


20 posted on 08/21/2008 8:45:18 PM PDT by Antoninus (The greatest gifts parents give their children are siblings.)
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To: camerakid400

I could get excited about either Romney or Palin.


21 posted on 08/21/2008 8:45:25 PM PDT by Prince Caspian (Don't ask if it's risky... Ask if the reward is worth the risk)
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To: camerakid400

Romney is the smart choice.


22 posted on 08/21/2008 8:45:30 PM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: camerakid400

I’d put the over-under at 5 comments removed by the Moderator before this article reaches 100 posts.


23 posted on 08/21/2008 8:45:35 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (All grey areas are fabrications.)
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To: GOP_Lady

Thank you for the information./Just Asking - seoul62......


24 posted on 08/21/2008 8:46:03 PM PDT by seoul62
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To: seoul62
Mr. Portman is a very good man. You're welcome.
25 posted on 08/21/2008 8:46:54 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: Reagan Man
Who he picks is irrelevant to me at this point.

The more liberal the better.

I would hope McShamnesty would pick the most liberal Republican or even a Democrat, possible, as his choice.

There would still be 10% of conservatives who would rationalize voting for Scarface still-because of the big bad wolf of Obama, but I know a great majority--and certainly most of Freeperdom--would RESOUNDINGLY and finally come out and help us realign the American political system with a new Conservative Alternative Focus and Mission (call it "Independent" or "Third Party" or whatever), and put the Dems(D) and the Repubs(D) into the scrap heap of history for the sorry, big government, open border fools they truly are.


26 posted on 08/21/2008 8:47:03 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Conservatives: Mere "sounding boards" for "trial balloons"; playthings for RINOs with the TRUE power)
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To: El Sordo

“I’m still hoping for Bigfoot.”

The big hairy ape demographic tends not to vote on election day.
They just take the walking around money and spend it on beef jerky.


27 posted on 08/21/2008 8:47:10 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland ("We have to drain the swamp" George Bush, September 2001)
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To: Rastus

And a veep who favors socialized medicine. Oh goody!!


28 posted on 08/21/2008 8:47:17 PM PDT by nonliberal (Graduate: Curtis E. LeMay School of International Relations)
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To: camerakid400

Reading these sorts of threads I realize how perfunctory and dispirited our trolls are this year, compared to 2004 and 2006. I think they’d really LIKE to troll with vigor, but Obama just doesn’t inspire the kind of trollery that Kerry-Edwards and the midterms did.


29 posted on 08/21/2008 8:47:37 PM PDT by JennysCool (A man who served his country well vs. a walking Che poster. Is it really that tough a choice?)
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To: camerakid400

I’d prefer Palin, but could support Mitt. :)


30 posted on 08/21/2008 8:47:46 PM PDT by TheBigB (I'd rather have a third Bush term than a second Carter term.)
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To: camerakid400

I hope it is! Go Romney!!!


31 posted on 08/21/2008 8:48:31 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: dfwgator
Or Huckster

Was Huckster ever really vetted? I know he said about a hundred times he would be glad to serve as VP. But did anyone ever really consider him? He thought by staying in and helping McCain that he would be VP. Just wondering.

32 posted on 08/21/2008 8:48:38 PM PDT by Hattie
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To: camerakid400; All

“Meanwhile: If you are the wagering type, bet on Obama announcing Joe Biden as his running mate on Saturday.”


33 posted on 08/21/2008 8:48:37 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: camerakid400

Not buying the headline. Time is just fishing for hit volume by making news.


34 posted on 08/21/2008 8:49:13 PM PDT by Valpal1 (OW! My head just exploded!)
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To: rbg81

I like Romney as a Presidential Candidate, as a VP...not so much....

I’d take Palin or jindal or cantor over Mitt, if we lose in November, I want Mitt in 2012...


35 posted on 08/21/2008 8:49:19 PM PDT by padre35 (Conservative in Exile/ Romans 10.10/Eze 11.2)
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To: Hattie
I don't think Huckabee was EVER considered, but...
36 posted on 08/21/2008 8:49:21 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: camerakid400

Two hours ago those same sources said it was either Pawlenty or Lieberman.


37 posted on 08/21/2008 8:49:45 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: BunnySlippers
Romney is a slick, snake-oil, equivocating phony. But outside of that, a pretty nice guy.

Your mileage may vary.

38 posted on 08/21/2008 8:49:56 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Conservatives: Mere "sounding boards" for "trial balloons"; playthings for RINOs with the TRUE power)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Check this out.


39 posted on 08/21/2008 8:50:00 PM PDT by Reagan Man ( McCain Wants My Vote --- this conservative is ambivalent to the odious Johnny Mac)
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To: Reagan Man

“If McCain wants to win, he needs to choose a conservative, not a liberal.”

If Romney was liberal he had all sort of license to raise taxes as governor, not fight spending. Yet he didn’t. The only thing anyone ever comes up with are fee increases adjusted for inflation, and many, many vetoes of spending legislation (a good thing). And a private health care initiative that has a mandate. And of course we are supposed to believe Romney controlled the court systems and the general court for the homomarriage and $50 abortions, as if it weren’t them the whole time.


40 posted on 08/21/2008 8:50:00 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: seoul62

Former Representative from SW Ohio. McCain is going to be announcing, allegedly, at Dayton Ohio. That’s near Portman territory. He’s a strong conservative. Young. Doesn’t have any baggage other than having worked for a little while with the Bush administrative, but not controversial in the least.


41 posted on 08/21/2008 8:50:09 PM PDT by Blogger
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To: camerakid400
I'll be a happy guy if McCain chooses Mitt. (I've sorta had a "feeling" for weeks that he will, FWIW.)

Also, if we can believe Time Pamphlet (formerly Time Mazazine) bet on Biden-the-plagiarist for the newborn-baby-Kevorkial Marxist Obama's veep choice.

That would be the fond hope of this conservative.

42 posted on 08/21/2008 8:50:24 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

OK, so you’ll be enabling Obama?


43 posted on 08/21/2008 8:50:52 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: nonliberal

McCain could pick Jesus and it wouldn’t change my voting behavior, but this would make it that much worse for the country.


44 posted on 08/21/2008 8:51:01 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: camerakid400; Miss Didi

45 posted on 08/21/2008 8:51:02 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: Rastus

I try to find humor in this election. It comes along occasionally.


46 posted on 08/21/2008 8:51:22 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: GOP_Lady

Nice one...


47 posted on 08/21/2008 8:51:49 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: Norman Bates

I’m fine with Romney, but I have serious doubts about the legitimacy of this rumor. We always get these types of leaks before the VP is announced and they are almost always names leaked to misdirect the press.


48 posted on 08/21/2008 8:52:01 PM PDT by Truthsearcher
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To: libbylu

PING!


49 posted on 08/21/2008 8:52:32 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: LdSentinal

Which makes this the most recent source. Try to look on the bright side. ;-)


50 posted on 08/21/2008 8:52:57 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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