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Romney's running mate? It could be Christie or Santorum
The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | January 9, 2011 | Thomas FItzgerald

Posted on 01/09/2012 6:31:20 PM PST by Clintonfatigued

Christie is leaving the door open. "If Gov. Romney comes to me and wants to have a talk about that, we'll have a full conversation about that and then Mary Pat and I will make that decision about what we want to do with our future," Christie said in a Fox News interview before Christmas. "But my view is, I think if you fast-forward the tape to a year from now, I think it's going to be President-elect Romney and some other VP-elect - and Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey."

Christie repeatedly has said he would not be a good second fiddle. "Do I look like somebody's vice president?" he said at one point.

Another name very much in the mix: Florida's junior senator, Marco Rubio, a charismatic Cuban American with nine years in the state legislature on his resumé, including a term as speaker of the Florida House, and strong support from tea party activists. Presumably Rubio, 40, could help carry Florida, which will be as pivotal as ever, and also appeal to Latino voters, the nation's fastest-growing minority group, which has been drifting to the Democrats in a big way in recent years.

But here's a Pennsylvania angle on the veepstakes: Some handicappers even think Rick Santorum might be a good No. 2.

The former Pennsylvania senator has right-wing street credibility and is strong among evangelical Christians and other social-issues conservatives - important parts of the GOP coalition. As the grandson of an immigrant coal miner, Santorum also is a Northeasterner with a working-class sensibility (Did you hear him from Iowa on Tuesday night, describing his grandfather's hands?). Pennsylvania is a swing state, and, until his landslide loss to Bob Casey in 2006, Santorum had demonstrated strong appeal to economically stressed but culturally conservative whites

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1 posted on 01/09/2012 6:31:21 PM PST by Clintonfatigued
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To: Clintonfatigued

What are odds on Newt and Sarah?


2 posted on 01/09/2012 6:32:52 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: GOPsterinMA; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; randita; JulieRNR21; smoothsailing; ...

It’s looking grim when this kind of speculation gets tossed about. If Romney wins the primary in South Carolina, he’s going to be difficult to stop. Conservatives need to rally around one alternative ASAP.


3 posted on 01/09/2012 6:34:02 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: FlyingEagle

The odds for Newt are zero, if that. Sarah Palin’s odds are somewhat better, if she’s interested. But it’s not clear that she’s interested.


4 posted on 01/09/2012 6:35:09 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: Clintonfatigued

How about Daley? He needs a job, doesn’t he?


5 posted on 01/09/2012 6:35:39 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
I have a hard time believing Santorum would agree to be Romney's Veep; he's the antithesis of Romney.

Christie on the other hand is a true blue (or purple) RINO. He an Romney would be a perfect match.

6 posted on 01/09/2012 6:35:39 PM PST by Artcore
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To: Clintonfatigued

There is no one that Romney could pick that would get me to vote for him. NO ONE.


7 posted on 01/09/2012 6:37:19 PM PST by rintense
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To: Clintonfatigued
If Mitt were the nominee, like that other Massachusetts presidential nominee Jack Kennedy-he would need a Southern VP—preferably from the largest and most populous Southern state or Texas if you will—he will need an LBJ.

Splains why Perry stayed in the race.

8 posted on 01/09/2012 6:38:53 PM PST by Happy Rain ("If Mitt wins the Twit wins.")
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To: Clintonfatigued

I’d likely hold my nose and vote Republican if there were a conservative on the ticket with Romney. If they try to foist two RINOs on us, I just won’t be able to do it.


9 posted on 01/09/2012 6:39:22 PM PST by FreedomForce (Dunno 2012)
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To: Clintonfatigued

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2830593/posts

Him...in the link..a bulldog!

Palin will remain an analyst. Newt doesnt take seconds. Santorum doesnt have the IT Factor that draws headlines ongoing.

I had once thought Bachmann.


10 posted on 01/09/2012 6:40:03 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: rintense

As I said, it looks grim. Of all Republicans running, Romney is my last choice and I won’t vote for him in the primary no matter what. But the general election is another matter. Anything is better than four more years of Obama.


11 posted on 01/09/2012 6:40:48 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: FlyingEagle

For Romney, not much chance for picking Sarah or Newt. He’ll go RINO all the way or have a “token conservative”.

In case you didn’t know, Nikki Haley has been pimping Romney in New Hampshire big time. She’s been acting like the “tip of the spear” and wingman for the press/spin rooms at the debates.


12 posted on 01/09/2012 6:41:03 PM PST by ak267
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To: FlyingEagle

For Romney, not much chance for picking Sarah or Newt. He’ll go RINO all the way or have a “token conservative”.

In case you didn’t know, Nikki Haley has been pimping Romney in New Hampshire big time. She’s been acting like the “tip of the spear” and wingman for the press/spin rooms at the debates.


13 posted on 01/09/2012 6:41:18 PM PST by ak267
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To: Happy Rain

Romney and Christie, the dream RINO ticket.

Kristy Kreme Christie and Willard Gekko.


14 posted on 01/09/2012 6:43:24 PM PST by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: Happy Rain
If Mitt were the nominee, like that other Massachusetts presidential nominee Jack Kennedy-he would need a Southern VP

How about former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford?

15 posted on 01/09/2012 6:43:48 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Clintonfatigued

If Allen or Rubio are not the most likely and positive choice I don’t know who is. Santorum or Christie IF Mitt is the nominee will guarantee a democrat win.....Lord we are so stupid.


16 posted on 01/09/2012 6:44:02 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Clintonfatigued

They could dig up RR to run as VP and I still would not vote for Romney. The conservative base is done with voting for RINOs. Romney will be the biggest loser ever to the weakest and most evil incumbent president.


17 posted on 01/09/2012 6:44:39 PM PST by CSI007
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To: Clintonfatigued

Should have said Allen West...sorry about that


18 posted on 01/09/2012 6:44:44 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Clintonfatigued

Romney/Krauthammer
Romney/Christie
Romney/Coulter


19 posted on 01/09/2012 6:45:54 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Bolton, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Who knows. I just saw the 1st line of the News media’s script against Romney tonight.

Brian Williams debuted their script with a teaser.

He says that NBC found “a lost” news vignette of George Romney running for President.

In the video Romney forcefully proclaims his family was Revolution Refugees, from the Mexican revolution and they family emigrated to the United States.

The story then ends as “just something interesting”.

Mitt is going to take it in the Azz when they start telling the glorious story of the Romney’s.

The next scene will be why the Romney’s were in Mexico.

Stay tuned.

LOL


20 posted on 01/09/2012 6:46:03 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Clintonfatigued

They’ll pick a conservative to make us vote for him like we voted for Sarah 4 years ago. No, thanks, sez the cat!


21 posted on 01/09/2012 6:46:24 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: FreedomForce

>>>I’d likely hold my nose and vote Republican if there were a conservative on the ticket with Romney. If they try to foist two RINOs on us, I just won’t be able to do it.

It will be just like last time with McNutly/Palin... Sorry, but I’m NEVER going to hold my nose like that ever again.


22 posted on 01/09/2012 6:46:47 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (No Mit Sherlock. No Mit, not now, not ever. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Clintonfatigued

23 posted on 01/09/2012 6:46:53 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Romney is Obama.)
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To: rintense

Then you may as well cast your vote for Obama. And don’t complain about it for the next four years either!


24 posted on 01/09/2012 6:47:04 PM PST by not2worry
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To: Clintonfatigued

I am going out on a limb and saying Romney is done..toast..finished.
Christy, who looks kind of like my reclusive aunt, is going nowhere soon.
Huntsman is going to have his moment in the sun in NH where he breaks single digits and then he sputters out.


25 posted on 01/09/2012 6:47:08 PM PST by Leep
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To: Clintonfatigued

Well, it’s going to be Christie, because Bill O’Reilly said so tonight. So that’s it, unless you’re a pinhead ;-)


26 posted on 01/09/2012 6:47:50 PM PST by bigbob
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To: ak267

Romney/Haley ..since Willard’s Super PAC gave her $36,000


27 posted on 01/09/2012 6:48:10 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Bolton, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: Clintonfatigued

They’re pushing the grim scenario but this is the first primary and I think there’s more than enough time to stop Romney.

On a positive note, just saw Santorum on Hannity and was very impressed. He was my Senator for years but he seems a little more grounded, wiser maybe. I could really rally around him if he’s the nominee.


28 posted on 01/09/2012 6:48:19 PM PST by Kenny (q)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Here’s the video:
http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nightly-news/45934570/


29 posted on 01/09/2012 6:48:39 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Here’s the video:
http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nightly-news/45934570/#45934570


30 posted on 01/09/2012 6:49:41 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: ClearCase_guy
I had to laugh today when the White House put out that Daley didn't really work well with the rest of the Obama establishment/staff and was too quiet [of course they were quick to spin it that way]; and thought to myself perhaps Daly came to realize he was in the Land of Idiots and left to go back to his Land of Lincoln; as all the other President's men [and women] only follow their marching orders. Daley would fit in better with Emanuel back in Chi-town and be much happier.
31 posted on 01/09/2012 6:51:28 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: Leep

I find myself hoping that Huntsman does well in New Hampshire. While he’s far from my first choice, I’d prefer him to Romney.


32 posted on 01/09/2012 6:52:14 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Personally, I’m still hoping the GOP nominee will be Anyone but Romney, at this point. :-)


33 posted on 01/09/2012 6:53:50 PM PST by DemforBush (May I have 10,000 marbles, please?)
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To: Clintonfatigued

they still couldn’t get me to vote for Romney...


34 posted on 01/09/2012 6:54:45 PM PST by goat granny
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To: Clintonfatigued

No way Mitt picks Christie...2 NE moderates? FAIL.

Not sure Mitt would pick Santorum either....2 NE candidates, neither of which are even guaranteed to win their own respective states? Don’t see it.

Don’t see Perry playing second fiddle to Mitt, Newt neither. I agree with the opinions about a southern moderation to a Mitt ticket, and female wouldn’t hurt either. Rubio would be insane to hook up with Mitt at this point too, so count him out.

Haley of SC? Very possible....what about Haley Barbour of MS? J.C. Watts? Nah....

Should be interesting.

Of course, if all the Non-Mitts and Non-Pauls running right now got together and selected one amongst them to be POTUS and one to be VP they’d instantly put Mitt and Paul in their place...which is a LOSER in the primaries.


35 posted on 01/09/2012 6:56:06 PM PST by Ethrane ("obsta principiis")
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To: Clintonfatigued

Heard that Virginia Governor Bob MC Donnell is top of
Romney list

Cant run for other term when preset term expires in 2013
be good opportunity for him.


36 posted on 01/09/2012 6:56:21 PM PST by njslim
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To: FlyingEagle

Your serious, right? Sarah is not coming down to breakfast in the White House. The commisary at Fox, moreso.


37 posted on 01/09/2012 6:56:55 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: Clintonfatigued

How about Hillary Clinton, or maybe Jerry Brown.


38 posted on 01/09/2012 6:56:59 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: not2worry

Sorry, not buying it. I am not a believe in ABO- it is not a winning strategy, period. And the GOP is counting on desperate conservatives to vote for the most ridiculous candidate they can push.


39 posted on 01/09/2012 6:56:59 PM PST by rintense
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To: not2worry

I agree.


40 posted on 01/09/2012 6:58:09 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Rick Perry 2012)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I doubt (hope I’m right) that Rubio would align with Romney. If he wins and chooses Christie or Santorum, then the Tea Party and real American conservatives lose big time.

I don’t think Romney will play in the South and I don’t think Santorum will either — or in Peoria.


41 posted on 01/09/2012 6:58:33 PM PST by varina davis (Elect a real American patriot in 2012 -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I saw a video Christie campaigning this morning, responding to a heckler. He looks awful. Actually appears to have gained weight.

If he joins the ticket in august, I’d think he needs to lose 200 lbs.

Is there a safe way to lose 200 lbs in 7-8 months?


42 posted on 01/09/2012 6:58:44 PM PST by Ted Grant
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To: Clintonfatigued
That's my bottom line, too.

I can't stand Romney. But Obama is not merely an insufferable jerk who doesn't stand for anything. He is a clear and present danger to the Republic. Good Lord, what a choice....

I'm voting tomorrow for Santorum. In the general election.... if we are given the choice between a RINO and a Marxist, I will not blame or castigate anyone who sits it out. "None of the Above" is a legitimate decision. But for me, I'll go with the guy who isn't trying to destroy the country.

43 posted on 01/09/2012 6:59:01 PM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: fight_truth_decay
you're in case of correction police
44 posted on 01/09/2012 6:59:24 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: njslim; Nifster; Ethrane; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; GOPsterinMA; Corin Stormhands; ...

“Heard that Virginia Governor Bob MC Donnell is top of
Romney list”

He would be a logical choice. But the main point of this thread is that conservatives need to rally around one conservative alternative now. There is still time to stop Romney, but it’s running short.


45 posted on 01/09/2012 7:02:00 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Nominee should pick someone with great potential as a future presidential candidate: McConnell of Virginia, Marco Rubio, Allen West, and others with potential for the future.

No more unknowns or older candidates unlikely to be future presidential candidates.


46 posted on 01/09/2012 7:03:48 PM PST by Will88
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To: Clintonfatigued


Probe: Mitt missed chance to keep Tavares jailed - Could have nixed killer’s early exit

Friday, December 28, 2007 - Boston Herald
"Former Gov. Mitt Romney’s administration failed to act on disciplinary recommendations
that would have kept ex-con killer Daniel Tavares locked up another year -
and behind bars at the time he was accused of killing a newlywed couple in Washington state."

"Despite Tavares’ long history of violence, the Romney-led Department of Correction
took no action on recommendations that he be stripped of “good time” because
of assaults on prison guards in 2003 and 2005, said sources familiar with a state probe into the case."

Once again as Romney let conservatism slide (never had it anyway)
Romney made certain that they died.


"Governor Mitt Romney, who touts his conservative credentials to out-of-state Republicans,
has passed over GOP lawyers for three-quarters of the 36 judicial vacancies he has faced
,
instead tapping registered Democrats or independents -- including two gay lawyers who
have supported expanded same-sex rights, a Globe review of the nominations has found.
Of the 36 people Romney named to be judges or clerk magistrates, 23 are either registered Democrats
or unenrolled voters who have made multiple contributions to Democratic politicians
or who voted in Democratic primaries, state and local records show.
In all, he has nominated nine registered Republicans, 13 unenrolled voters,
and 14 registered Democrats."
- Boston Globe 7/25/2005


Romney Rewards one of the State's Leading Anti-Marriage Attorneys by Making him a Judge
Romney told the U.S. Senate on June 22, 2004, that the "real threat to the States is not the
constitutional amendment process, in which the states participate,
but activist judges who disregard the law and redefine marriage . . ."
Romney sounds tough but yet he had no qualms advancing the legal career of one
of the leading anti-marriage attorneys.
He nominated Stephen Abany to a District Court.
Abany has been a key player in the Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association which,
in its own words, is "dedicated to ensuring that the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision
on marriage equality is upheld, and that any anti-gay amendment or legislation is defeated."
- U.S. Senate testimony by Gov. Mitt Romney, 6/22/2004 P>


"Romney announces he won't fill judicial vacancies before term ends
Despite his rhetoric about judicial activism, Romney announced that
he won't fill all the remaining vacancies during his term - but instead
leave them for his liberal Democrat successor!

Governor Mitt Romney pledged yesterday not to make a flurry of lame-duck
judicial appointments in the final days of his administration . . . David Yas,
editor of Lawyers Weekly, said Romney is "bucking tradition" by resisting the urge to
fill all remaining judgeships. "It is a tradition for governors to use that power to appoint judges
aggressively in the waning moments of their administration," Yas said.
He added that Romney has been criticized for failing to make judicial appointments.
"The legal community has consistently criticized him for not filling open seats quickly enough
and being a little too painstaking in the process and being dismissive of the input of the
Judicial Nominating Commission," Yas said.
- Boston Globe 11/2/2006


47 posted on 01/09/2012 7:04:13 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Clintonfatigued; All

Dear God...none of them, please!!! Losers all.

I still maintain the GOP POTUS candidate is going to be drafted.


48 posted on 01/09/2012 7:04:16 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (And who doesn't have baggage?)
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To: andy58-in-nh
The unenrolled voters of NH going for Huntsman? Like when Rush was pushing for Hillary in that scheme.

Am hearing Huntsman will beat out Santorum in NH? Voters do not like when a candidate leaves a state. Romney-Paul-Huntsman

49 posted on 01/09/2012 7:07:09 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: Clintonfatigued

Two North East guys on one ticket? Not likely.


50 posted on 01/09/2012 7:09:04 PM PST by moose-matson (I keep it in my head)
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