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A hint? A choice spot for Pawlenty (Sources say Romney not VP)
http://www.startribune.com ^ | August 22, 2008 | By PAT DOYLE

Posted on 08/22/2008 2:57:52 PM PDT by Maelstorm

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty has been awarded a prime speaking slot at the Republican National Convention, joining at least five others at the St. Paul event who are considered potential running mates for Sen. John McCain.

Perhaps the most atypical convention speaker, and potential running mate, is Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman, who ran for vice president as a Democrat in 2000 and is now an independent and one of McCain's strongest supporters.

For Pawlenty, the speaking role on the climactic last night of the Sept. 1-4 convention caps months campaigning for McCain, raising his national profile and speculation about his selection as a potential vice-presidential choice.

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Just thought I'd throw this in. McCain will make a smart not a political risky choice. He has over performed in this respect. He will not pick an also ran who may overshadow him. It would be stupid. Even though Sean Hannity seems to behave like a dog in love when Romney is mentioned. I'd swear the guy has a crush on him or something. It is embarrassing to listen to him go on and on. He would bring so much baggage. He'd be better as a surrogate. He also would make a good Senator from the NorthEast. Let him prove his conservatism with votes. Only then would I ever find voting for him easy. Romney will not enthuse evangelicals it will be like throwing away all that McCain gained at saddle back.
1 posted on 08/22/2008 2:57:54 PM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm

Pawlenty is still unimpressive and subpar. Not as bad as Slick Willard (who is ?), but still a “D” on the grade scale. He needs to go with Sanford, Carcieri or Barbour.


2 posted on 08/22/2008 3:02:00 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Kuksool; Norman Bates; LdSentinal; ExTexasRedhead; ...

Here’s another article on the VP topic.


3 posted on 08/22/2008 3:02:39 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (If Islam conquers the world, the Earth will be at peace because the human race will be killed off.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Do you have a FR Romney alarm on your computer?


4 posted on 08/22/2008 3:03:15 PM PDT by Scarchin (Romney for VEEP)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Oh, I see you saw the thread before I did.

Don Carcieri would be great. Mark Sanford and Haley Barbour are from safe GOP states. Also, there is some anti-southern sentiment in the northern tier states.


5 posted on 08/22/2008 3:04:38 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (If Islam conquers the world, the Earth will be at peace because the human race will be killed off.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I know little about Pawlenty, although his interview with Glenn Beck was encouraging. I have since spoken with a Minnesotan I know (and who’s political instincts I mirror)...he is, sadly, quite underwhelmed as well.


6 posted on 08/22/2008 3:06:42 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Scarchin
Yes. It's a neat little graphic that lights up...


7 posted on 08/22/2008 3:07:00 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Maelstorm
Romney is by far the most capable, intelligent, experienced and prepared of those being mentioned.

To not go with him for personal reasons is just foolish.

Romney is also the only man who really can bring home or shore up certain states for McCain.

Obama is trying very hard to steal some Mountain West States like Colorado and Montana and that will not happen with Romney on the ticket. Nevada will also get moved into the sure thing column for us if Romney is mentioned.

If people use their brain and not emotions, there can be no wiser choice than Mitt Romney.
8 posted on 08/22/2008 3:07:23 PM PDT by elizabetty (I will write something flattering about John McCain in this space IF HE PICKS THE RIGHT VP!!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
unimpressive and subpar

Exactly. An unimpressive subpar nobody who enhances nothing. SOmeone who in four years (or eight) will leave us in the lurch because he can't handle a national position like president. You can't groom him for anything. He's not an asset now and he will not become one over time. If God forbid McCain can't fulfill his duties ... this country is LOST!
9 posted on 08/22/2008 3:07:23 PM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: Maelstorm

“Romney will not enthuse evangelicals”

Why not?


10 posted on 08/22/2008 3:07:44 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Clintonfatigued

Gotta be quick. ;-)


11 posted on 08/22/2008 3:07:56 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Maelstorm

I disagree. I am with Hannity. I think that Mitt Romney was a better candidate (so was Fred Thompson, Tom Tancredo, Duncan Hunter - just to be fair) than McCain to begin with.

What is the rift between Mormons and Evangelicals? Both groups shave every morning and love Jesus...who cares if some are a little more dramatic about God and the others wear funny underwear...

The MSM does such a good job spinning Obama as a “Christian” when everyone and everything he does from the Rev. Wright to being a Muslim by birth...we get caught up in the moment.

Romney would have a tremendous chance at winning, post McCain and if the old fighter pilot died in offce (not wishing his demise, or Ted Kennedy’s, for that matter) we would have a strong leader, no skeletons, a very successful run as governor of Massachusetts, a super-successful businessman and Presidential-esque.

The MSM only rails at his perfect hairstyle...

I think Romney is a good pick as VP.


12 posted on 08/22/2008 3:10:14 PM PDT by wac3rd (Carter80/Obama08)
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To: elizabetty

More talking points. Forget it, honey. No more liberals like Slick Willard. You can take him home and keep him in your basement if you want him. He’s probably not litter trained and will blame imaginary animals for the mess he’ll make.


13 posted on 08/22/2008 3:10:21 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Maelstorm

People posting these articles are helping feed the media frenzy over whose going to be whose VP. It’s getting downright ridiculous.

This media hype/frenzy is exactly what Odumbo is looking for. Odumbo now has the nation holding it’s breath waiting on him with the help from his media empire.

Screw them all, I’m not playing this game. People don’t vote for VP.


14 posted on 08/22/2008 3:10:41 PM PDT by diverteach (http://foolishpleasurestudio.com/eyewool/slap_hillary.html)
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To: Parley Baer

Because the Fundie Right hates Mormons.


15 posted on 08/22/2008 3:10:41 PM PDT by Scarchin (Romney for VEEP)
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To: Maelstorm
Didja se the humor bit at the end of Special Report the other day

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16 posted on 08/22/2008 3:11:00 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Who would McQueeg rather have mad at him: You or the liberals? FREE LAZAMATAZ!)
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To: wac3rd
"we would have a strong leader, no skeletons, a very successful run as governor of Massachusetts, a super-successful businessman and Presidential-esque."

Um, what ? Who ARE you talking about ? That's not the Slick Willard we know.

17 posted on 08/22/2008 3:12:12 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: diverteach

Oops! Sorry, I thought this was an Odumbo VP thread.


18 posted on 08/22/2008 3:12:29 PM PDT by diverteach (http://foolishpleasurestudio.com/eyewool/slap_hillary.html)
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To: Scarchin

Actually, Conservatives of all religious stripes detest liberal liars and frauds... like Slick Willard. :-)


19 posted on 08/22/2008 3:13:54 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: diverteach

Well, if the paid bots start mentioning Slick Willard, it’s close enough. He’s a perfect pick for the false Messiah.


20 posted on 08/22/2008 3:14:55 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

It’s the Mitt I know. You must be living in an alternate universe.


21 posted on 08/22/2008 3:15:22 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Maelstorm

While I think that Pawlenty is a much, much better choice than Romney, I wouldn’t make too much of this. Pawlenty is also governor of the state where the convention is being held. It would be really surprising if Pawlenty didn’t get a great speaking slot.


22 posted on 08/22/2008 3:15:54 PM PDT by CommerceComet
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To: fieldmarshaldj

What are you referring to?

What mistakes has he made other than the socialized medicine thing that has been run into the ground (not unexpected) by Duvall Patrick.

Age, like race, if you are being honest, is a factor in this election. McCain is 72 and had a few really rough years in Vietnam. The American public want to know that there is someone standing by that is capable of stepping into the most powerful office in the world, and that is Mitt...not an unknown Minnesotan.


23 posted on 08/22/2008 3:17:00 PM PDT by wac3rd (Carter80/Obama08)
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To: Maelstorm

The article states that the VP selection will speak on the night of Sept. 3rd and that (coincidentally)Romney is scheduled to speak on the night of...Sept. 3rd.

It’s going to be Romney. I hope.


24 posted on 08/22/2008 3:19:43 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Maelstorm

Something to ponder:

For the MSM, the 2012 election cycle begins in just 74 days.


25 posted on 08/22/2008 3:22:21 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Scarchin
Do you have a FR Romney alarm on your computer?

He has a ten alarm bell.

26 posted on 08/22/2008 3:32:16 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Parley Baer

That’s the problem. You don’t know Slick Willard (or you do, and you’re quite happy to see him spread his liberal cancer wherever he goes).


27 posted on 08/22/2008 3:40:36 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

You have your reasons - they have theirs. ;?)


28 posted on 08/22/2008 3:41:01 PM PDT by Scarchin (Romney for VEEP)
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To: Maelstorm
I'd swear the guy has a crush on him or something.

Don't let Newt hear you talk like that. He would be devastated.

29 posted on 08/22/2008 3:43:39 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson (For events that occurred in 1938, real time is 1938, not 2008.)
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To: wac3rd

I’m referring to the con-man you’re pushing. The worst liberal RINO Governor in the country in the past decade. The Socialist, the pro-criminal, the perversion-supporter, the party-killer, the unrepentant liar, the briber, the cult of personality... He’s a perfect running mate for Obama. Bubba Clinton born into bucks.

(Oh, and I don’t want Pawlenty, either... He’s Slick Willard lite).


30 posted on 08/22/2008 3:43:47 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Bobkk47

Praying to the Dark Lord ? ;-)


31 posted on 08/22/2008 3:44:19 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Scarchin

Libs do love their Slick Willard.


32 posted on 08/22/2008 3:45:39 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

And so do I!


33 posted on 08/22/2008 3:48:10 PM PDT by Scarchin (Romney for VEEP)
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To: Scarchin

That wasn’t excluding you, babe. ;-)


34 posted on 08/22/2008 3:55:02 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Maelstorm

Romney is the BEST!


35 posted on 08/22/2008 3:58:57 PM PDT by libbylu
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Like I said on the other thread Mitt is to the right of McQueeg. I do not see the same fervor against McQueeg by a few here on FR as I do against Mitt.

IMHO I think there is something deeper going on. I can only speculate as to what that might be.

36 posted on 08/22/2008 3:59:34 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: wac3rd

I am an evangelical and plan to support whoever McCain picks (within reason, naturally, not Jane Fonda). I have posted on another thread that I believe McCain is an astute man who has his own internal polls and will decide on the person most likely to get him over 270 in November (within reason, naturally, not Jane Fonda).

I bet he will make different decisions based on what Obama does. Obama’s one pick will make him stronger here, his other pick will make him weaker there. . . McCain has the luxury of reacting. He’s in the power position.

McCain is playing it smart and I am so glad. I trust him to pick the right man/woman at the right time.


37 posted on 08/22/2008 4:04:00 PM PDT by Marie2 (Everything the left does has the effect and intent of destroying the traditional family.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Sarah Palin or bust!


38 posted on 08/22/2008 4:06:57 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great (until it happens to YOU)...)
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To: Parley Baer

I’m not a fan of Juan, but it just isn’t true. If Slick Willard were in the Senate today, he’d have been voting with the likes of Chafee and Jeffords. Not even McCain veered that far to the left.


39 posted on 08/22/2008 4:07:25 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Migraine

A little green is my worry, but she is quite preferable to Pawlenty and infinitely better than Slick Willard.


40 posted on 08/22/2008 4:09:25 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Scarchin

The fundie-right seems to really like Orrin Hatch. Let’s see they dislike Reid, admire and support Hatch, and are somewhere around neutral on Romney. 95% of Mormons voted for Romney in the primaries. Is that prejudiced or bigoted in any way? I mean what are the odds that 95% of them would all think this new convert was the best of all possibilities?

I think you need to rethink your spurious charges. I think we all need to rethink who are the real bigots. Who are the ones who are really prejudiced here? It is easy for a huge gob without a brain connected to it to make generalized assertions; it is another to offer evidence. Mormons voted for Romney, big deal. Some evangelicals would not vote for Romney. Again, big deal. Romney is nothing special, get over him and yourself.


41 posted on 08/22/2008 4:09:31 PM PDT by WildcatClan (300 million citizens, and it narrows down to Hussein & McCain?)
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To: Maelstorm
I think all this Romney talk is psy-ops from campaign McCain, to try to get Barry O to flinch.

Romney would be a mediocre pick, politically speaking, likely to alienate as many or more in the base as he draws in who wouldn't vote for McCain otherwise. He won't energize social conservatives because his record on the issues important to them is mixed--at best.

McCain needs to pick a solid conservative with little to no baggage who will not get picked apart in the debate.

Romney had some exceedingly bad moments in the GOP debates--those scabs would be picked to death in a general election debate.
42 posted on 08/22/2008 4:18:06 PM PDT by Antoninus (The greatest gifts parents give their children are siblings.)
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To: Parley Baer

because of this video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9IJUkYUbvI


43 posted on 08/22/2008 4:22:50 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Obamuh uh uh uh uh uh uh ummmmmm)
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To: Scarchin

Liberals use the term “Fundie”

This evangelical fundamentalist (in the original sense not in the perverted sense) would vote Romney in a heartbeat. Stop stereotyping.


44 posted on 08/22/2008 4:25:57 PM PDT by Blogger
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To: fieldmarshaldj
We have discussed topics before but can't remember what they were, but this one you are over the top on...I never saw so much hatred for a guy ever. You have always mentioned how much you hate Mormons (IIRC), but sheesh get over it. I have been reading your posts and find it funny that you don't like Romney, but go for that reject Sanford from South Carolina who was asked to give some notes on McCain and could not come up with one single thing. It was pretty dang embarrassing....Now he is someone who we CAN'T have as Vice President. How could he speak for his boss when he can't speak for the candidate now. I was in Ukraine during that disastrous interview (Foxnews no less) and was embarrassed that it was on World Wide news. Normally people don't make fools of themselves on the World Wide news...sickening. Why you have a crush on him I am unsure...
45 posted on 08/22/2008 4:28:58 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Maelstorm

Is Pawlenty a global warming nut like I’ve heard?


46 posted on 08/22/2008 4:29:12 PM PDT by Hattie
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To: elizabetty

I don’t understand the fascination with a Lieberal like Romney.


47 posted on 08/22/2008 4:33:03 PM PDT by Ingtar (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery. - ejonesie22)
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To: Hattie
Is Pawlenty a global warming nut like I’ve heard?

He's not very exciting...he was on with the Friends this morning and you know them, they always joke around. They asked if he would be a better choice over Mitt and then if he was the VP and he just replied all serious that he couldn't discuss that...such a bore.
48 posted on 08/22/2008 4:34:11 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Pawlenty is a smooth talking debater who women won’t be threatened by.

He knows political sweet talk for centrists.


49 posted on 08/22/2008 4:36:19 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (Democrats still want to Impeach Pres. Bush and/or VP Cheney; keep your eye on these House hearings.)
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To: napscoordinator
"You have always mentioned how much you hate Mormons (IIRC)"

No, I haven't, buster. You go produce one post where I wrote that EVER. You owe me an apology for that claim.

"but go for that reject Sanford from South Carolina"

Reject ? Now you're proving yourself both a liar and a shill and a liberal for Slick Willard. Do you fear a real Conservative with a record of accomplishment who has never lost an election and actually tells the truth and does what he promises ? Fact is, you know nothing. Mark Sanford is a giant and you and your boss Slick Willard are termites.

50 posted on 08/22/2008 4:46:41 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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