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Gingrich/Romney '12?

Posted on 01/20/2012 10:25:46 AM PST by TheBigB

Just throwin' it out there... =)


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ibtz; stupidvanity; vanity
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1 posted on 01/20/2012 10:25:54 AM PST by TheBigB
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To: TheBigB

OH HELL NO! I want Newt to drive a STAKE through his heart...


2 posted on 01/20/2012 10:27:56 AM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: TheBigB

In 2008, Romney told McCain to support the bailouts when McCain wanted to oppose them. He did this because he knew if McCain opposed the bailouts, he would win and Romney couldn’t run in 2012. Newt should not pick someone as VP who will intentionally sabotage his campaign. Romney is a liberal and, if he can’t have the White House, would prefer his fellow liberal Obama.


3 posted on 01/20/2012 10:27:56 AM PST by Thane_Banquo
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To: TheBigB

Gingrich/Senator Rob Portman, R-Ohio


4 posted on 01/20/2012 10:28:10 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: TheBigB

You must be smoking the good stuff!


5 posted on 01/20/2012 10:28:57 AM PST by iceskater (I am a Carnivore Conservative - No peas for me. (h/t N.Theknow))
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To: TheBigB

You won’t even see Romney as Secretary of Shoveling Shi’ites in a Gingrich administration.


6 posted on 01/20/2012 10:29:43 AM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Romney ruined Massachusetts. Now he wants to ruin the nation.)
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To: TheBigB

NO!!!


7 posted on 01/20/2012 10:30:33 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: TheBigB

Nah. I like Gingrich/Santorum


8 posted on 01/20/2012 10:31:09 AM PST by BloodAngel
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To: iceskater
You must be smoking the good stuff!

I got it from the closest "Occupy" camp. ;-)

Like I said, just tossing it out there. Not saying it's my preference.

9 posted on 01/20/2012 10:32:54 AM PST by TheBigB (The revolution will not be tweeted.)
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To: TheBigB

Might as well. Neither is going to be president and together they make one whole Obama.


10 posted on 01/20/2012 10:33:08 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: TheBigB

Wow! It is true that we discuss a lot of possibilities and even ideas that we don’t like but this one is horrid. :-) I hope you have your extra protective clothes on. I can’t see anyone liking this scenario. Have a great weekend!


11 posted on 01/20/2012 10:35:11 AM PST by napscoordinator (Newt MUST win the nomination to get rid of Romney and Obama....Dear God let November 2012 go our way)
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To: TheBigB
Makes no sense. With the campaign basically turning into Romney vs. the last "not Romney" standing, it would be hard to reconcile the winner then taking Romney on as a running mate.

Plus, Romney brings nothing, or close to it, to the ticket. He can't deliver his home state (MA), though perhaps an argument can be made that he can help tip the balance in NH and/or MI (personally, I don't think NH will be the deciding factor and MI is a pipe dream -- it will fall if it's a landslide, but not otherwise).

Neither does Gingrich have any glaring "holes" that need to be filled from a policy sense. He's credible enough on economy, social issues, immigration, and foreign policy.

No, odds are that Gingrich, assuming he is the nominee, will go the classic route and choose a governor or senator (past or present) from a swing state that will be crucial to the EV tally. Such as McConnell or Allen from VA, Santorum from PA, or Kasich from OH.

Longshot choices might be from smaller toss-up states: Walker of WI or Martinez of NM (especially if it is determine that Gingrich will benefit from the demographics of adding a woman to the ticket).

12 posted on 01/20/2012 10:35:37 AM PST by kevkrom (Note to self: proofread, then post. It's better that way.)
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To: TheBigB

NO!! I think Newt has someone in mind, but it isn’t Mitt.


13 posted on 01/20/2012 10:37:29 AM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: TheBigB
Worst idea ever. It would mean Mitt would want to run for potus again someday.

Fail.

Repent.

14 posted on 01/20/2012 10:37:32 AM PST by Manic_Episode (Politics is fake. I think it's owned by Vince Mcmahon)
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To: napscoordinator
I hope you have your extra protective clothes on

Yeah, I've been here a while. Just enjoy stirring the pot on occasion. Heh.

15 posted on 01/20/2012 10:39:34 AM PST by TheBigB (The revolution will not be tweeted.)
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To: TheBigB

No Romney, no way, no how.

Romney would be a viper in the bosom, on top of everything else, looking for ways to sabotage Gingrich.


16 posted on 01/20/2012 10:40:36 AM PST by livius
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To: TheBigB

Gingrich/Romney ‘12?

No.

HELL no.

Newt saw what happened when Reagan had the Establishment Guy that he beat - GHWBush - foisted on him for VP.

And many Establishment foxes as appointments. It impeded a lot that Reagan wanted to get done - dismantling the Dept of Education, for one, and left the Establishment in the seats of power, just biding time.

Newt will defeat the Socialists, the media AND the Establishment. They will all be swept into the dustbin of history - and they know it. That is why Newt - and we - are under a three pronged assault. All the entrenched power brokers are about to lose their power. They see the bubbles disappearing from their champagne.

Newt has named the person he well my - please, God, - pick for his running mate - another man of a firm grasp on our Constitutions and our history and who back down to, apologize to, bow down to - NO ONE.

http://teabook.org/forum/topics/gingrich-would-consider-allen-west-for-vp

This is a ticket that would set the country on fire with enthusiasm -

The 3-sided ‘Axis of Evil’ this time around is: The Socialists, their lap dog, the Media and the Republican Establishment Elitists.

Does that answer your question?...;o)


17 posted on 01/20/2012 10:40:54 AM PST by maine-iac7 (A prudent man foreseeth the evil,... but the simple pass on, and are punished. Prov 23:3 KJV)
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To: TheBigB
NO

Newt needs to be stilted to the right not to the left

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18 posted on 01/20/2012 10:41:45 AM PST by Elle Bee
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To: Thorliveshere
"NO!! I think Newt has someone in mind, but it isn’t Mitt."

Who?
19 posted on 01/20/2012 10:42:08 AM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: TheBigB

What would Romney bring to the ticket? No geographical, no demographical, and no philosophical pull in any areas that Gingrich needs.

A good running mate must be able to take the reins of power at a moment’s notice, must bring something geographically/demographically/philosphically that the head of the ticket is weak in.

If Gingrich wins the nomination, there are four people I could see as being a good ticket addition.

First, John Kasich of Ohio. Ohio is a make or break State this time. If Obama is within 5 points of Gingrich in Ohio in August, Kasich would be a prime choice.

Second, Susan Martinez of New Mexico. Female, latina, and from the swing State of New Mexico.

Third, Mitch Daniels of Indiana. Midwest, Fiscal Conservative, very popular Governor of a State that went for Obama (by 0.4%) last time.

Fourth, John Hoeven of North Dakota. Upper Midwest influence could swing voters in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Popular former Governor and oversaw North Dakota’s oil boom.


20 posted on 01/20/2012 10:42:24 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Thorliveshere

I like Gingrich/Palin.


21 posted on 01/20/2012 10:42:48 AM PST by Parley Baer
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To: cripplecreek

ahaha - you’re so predictable -

thanks for the comic relief.


22 posted on 01/20/2012 10:43:10 AM PST by maine-iac7 (A prudent man foreseeth the evil,... but the simple pass on, and are punished. Prov 23:3 KJV)
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To: TheBigB

Romney would be a supportive VP the same way Johnson was supportive to Kennedy in Dealey Plaza


23 posted on 01/20/2012 10:43:28 AM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: TheBigB

Flop.


24 posted on 01/20/2012 10:44:08 AM PST by Track9 (There IS revolution brewing..)
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To: Elle Bee

How bout Newt/Cain?


25 posted on 01/20/2012 10:44:24 AM PST by myrabach
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Hmmm....so I'm seeing kind of a 50/50 yes/no split here...

*rofl*

26 posted on 01/20/2012 10:45:06 AM PST by TheBigB (The revolution will not be tweeted.)
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To: TheBigB

NO


27 posted on 01/20/2012 10:46:03 AM PST by ConfidentConservative (If my people shall humble themselves and pray,I will hear from Heaven and heal their land.)
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To: maine-iac7

8 total election cycles and I haven’t been wrong yet.

Don’t worry, you’ll figure it out sometime between now and November.


28 posted on 01/20/2012 10:47:26 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: TheBigB

Newt/Allen West. Picks up the Florida delegates. Plus Allen said he was available.


29 posted on 01/20/2012 10:47:36 AM PST by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: BigEdLB

“Who?”

http://teabook.org/forum/topics/gingrich-would-consider-allen-west-for-vp

Perfect


30 posted on 01/20/2012 10:48:01 AM PST by maine-iac7 (A prudent man foreseeth the evil,... but the simple pass on, and are punished. Prov 23:3 KJV)
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To: Mr. K

Bingo


31 posted on 01/20/2012 10:49:37 AM PST by maine-iac7 (A prudent man foreseeth the evil,... but the simple pass on, and are punished. Prov 23:3 KJV)
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To: TheBigB

Gingrich/West ‘12


32 posted on 01/20/2012 10:50:07 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: maine-iac7

That works for me... Interesting idea.


33 posted on 01/20/2012 10:51:00 AM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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34 posted on 01/20/2012 10:52:24 AM PST by maine-iac7 (A prudent man foreseeth the evil,... but the simple pass on, and are punished. Prov 23:3 KJV)
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To: TheBigB

Gingrich/Cheney ‘12 !


35 posted on 01/20/2012 10:52:56 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Don’t know Portman, but obviously Gingrich should he get the nomination, CANNOT pick someone who the MSM has already tried to destroy as being divisive, extreme, polarizing, or incompetent. By that I mean, for example, Sarah Palin.
A Veep choice has to be seen as a reasonable, soft-spoken and well-meaning plodder. Gingrich will choose wisely if he becomes the nominee ( I hope he does, of course).


36 posted on 01/20/2012 10:54:43 AM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: TheBigB

Gingrich/Rubio*

* And yes, he is a natural born citizen, being born in this country to two persons who intentionally, and legally, availed themselves of the jurisdiction of the USA.


37 posted on 01/20/2012 10:55:20 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: TheBigB

Yeah man. I can see that happenin.

38 posted on 01/20/2012 10:55:29 AM PST by McGruff (Go Nuclear Newt.)
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To: cripplecreek
Neither is going to be president and together they make one whole Obama.

I fear you are correct.

39 posted on 01/20/2012 10:55:57 AM PST by jersey117 (Perry 2012)
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To: TheBigB

Why?


40 posted on 01/20/2012 10:56:12 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: McGruff

LOL! I could like Gingrich/West, Gingrich/Rubio, Gingrich/Palin, Gingrich/Perry


41 posted on 01/20/2012 10:59:13 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Fox News: "We bash Newt. You vote for Romney!")
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To: BloodAngel
Nah. I like Gingrich/Santorum

After the way Santorum went after Newt last night, i doubt very much we'll see that. If he were to pick from the Republican field, my guess is he'd go with the other Rick.

42 posted on 01/20/2012 11:01:10 AM PST by Humbug (the media rule the world and they know it....they are our true foe, not the puppet in the WH)
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To: TheBigB
I got it from the closest "Occupy" camp. ;-)

Well, that's the place to go for the best stuff! :D

43 posted on 01/20/2012 11:01:25 AM PST by iceskater (I am a Carnivore Conservative - No peas for me. (h/t N.Theknow))
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To: myrabach
How bout Newt/Cain?

I was thinking about this too. That would really put some sand in the Obama machine gears.

44 posted on 01/20/2012 11:03:39 AM PST by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: TheBigB

NO and NO! Newt owes Romney nothing. I’m thinking Marco Rubio or Col. Allen West on the VP ticket. Both campaign managers for those two are now heading up the Newt team for Florida.


45 posted on 01/20/2012 11:03:46 AM PST by varina davis (Elect a real American patriot in 2012 -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: supremedoctrine
A Veep choice has to be seen as a reasonable, soft-spoken and well-meaning plodder.

Well, that description fits most of the occupants of Ohio, so Rob Portman has a chance.

46 posted on 01/20/2012 11:04:16 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: TheBigB
Whether Newt or Romney tops the ballot, the VP slot will go to either a minority or woman. If not it is guaranteed to be someone who can deliver a large swing state.

For the record, back in 2008 when McCain was wrapping up the nomination before he chose his running mate I predicted that if McCain picked Palin that he would win in a landslide. I thought Palin would be a huge draw for women. I was about as wrong as can be.

47 posted on 01/20/2012 11:05:25 AM PST by douginthearmy (Obamagebra: 1 job + 1 hope + 1 change = 0 jobs + 0 hope)
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To: Parley Baer; onyx
I like Gingrich/Palin.


48 posted on 01/20/2012 11:06:07 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: TheBigB
I like Gingrich/Palin. Palin understands oil and oil is the life blood of every Country in the world. Look what she accomplished in Alaska. If Gingrich as President would assign the first task of getting America independent would be fantastic.
49 posted on 01/20/2012 11:06:22 AM PST by Logical me
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To: TheBigB

Actually you don’t want to give a guy the second slot, that you don’t ever want to be president. The V. P. is generally the shoe-in when an eight year term comes to an end.

I wouldn’t be in favor of Newt nominating Romney as his running mate.


50 posted on 01/20/2012 11:08:13 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Listen up RNC. If we wind up with Mitt Romney, you're not getting my vote in November.)
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