Skip to comments.Chris Matthews predicts Romney-Portman
Posted on 03/21/2012 11:44:42 AM PDT by presidio9
Talk of a Mitt Romney-Rob Portman GOP presidential ticket, a leading pick among Republican insiders, picked up a flashy endorsement Wednesday from long-time political pundit and MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews. Portmans probably the best bet, Matthews told the American Bankers Association convention of the Ohio senator.
The former Carter speechwriter and top aide to legendary House Speaker Thomas P. Tip ONeill, suggested that the second best pick for Romney would be Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. I think hes looking at Virginia and Ohio as states Romney must carry to beat President Obama, added Matthews. It's an assessment GOP officials agree with, seeing Portman strong on conservative and fiscal issues and without social policy baggage.
As for Tea Party favorite, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Matthews said the GOP should wait. Hes the future, hes not now, said Matthews, who suggested that former President George H.W. Bush picked Dan Quayle as his veep before the former Indiana senator was ready for prime time.
In the general election, Matthews said President Obama is no shoo-in. He figured that Romneys base of support will be the 47 percent Sen John McCain, R-Ariz., won in 2008. So he has to get back half of that 6 percent difference and its not too hard, he said, snickering that hes not heard any McCain voters say they are likely to vote for Obama.
And on Election Day, he said margin of victory will be among voters who make up their mind at the last minute about whether the president is the best bet for the next four years, a decision that will be impacted, he added,
Natalie Portman. She’s good looking, but she’s pretty liberal. That won’t energize the GOP base at all. Well maybe the nerdy, living in Mom’s basement, Star Wars set.
Portman is a great actress, but far too left..is that who he means?
Coming from pissy matthews I say “whateverrrrrr”
This is EXACTLY what the party needs, another GrOPEr (GRand Old Party Elite) to keep the conservative rabble down.
Looks like Drill is doing a written-in come Nov.
put some square frame glasses on that girl and we’re headed in the right direction
I thought the fix was already in for one of the Pauls.
Neither of these excite me at all.
Still trying to figure out what makes Natalie Portman "a great actress?" Was it the scene she filmed masturbating with her mother in the room?
There wasn't a lot of competition for best actress in 2011. None of the best films (The King's Speech, True Grit, The Fighter, The Social Network, 127 Hours) even had a traditional lead actress role. That being said, I find it ironic that Hollywood always goes out of its way to praise a young woman who takes advantage of a novel way to objectify herself as "courageous." Black Swan was not a good movie, and Natalie Portman's only entertaining role was in "The Professional." She's either been mailing it in ever since or she's dumb as a box of rocks.
“flashy endorsement” from Tingles? Where’s the barf alert?
That's Mitt Romney on the left (of course).
Rob Portman would make Mitt Romney seem to have a personality.
Who’s the perky one???
If he’s picking a Portman, it should be Natalie. Much better looking and could draw in the Hollywood crowd.
I can’t seem to make eye contact with her.
That is Natalie Portman excited to see Hillary...
Either its chilly there, or the young lady seems rather, um, excited to be meeting her role model.
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