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Romney veep pick? A heavy hitter
Jewish World Review ^ | April 7, 2012 | George Will

Posted on 04/09/2012 5:16:17 PM PDT by TJA

Barack Obama's intellectual sociopathy -- his often breezy and sometimes loutish indifference to truth -- should no longer startle. It should, however, influence Mitt Romney's choice of a running mate.

(Excerpt) Read more at jewishworldreview.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012veep; bobbyjindal; jindal; paulryan; romney2012; ryan

1 posted on 04/09/2012 5:16:26 PM PDT by TJA
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To: TJA
his often breezy and sometimes loutish indifference to truth

And that's just Romney.
2 posted on 04/09/2012 5:18:17 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: TJA
Two words: Allen West
3 posted on 04/09/2012 5:23:53 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: TJA
We all know Romney will pic a bigger dud than he is so that he won't be outshined.

What makes anyone think Milt will make a bold choice in anything?

4 posted on 04/09/2012 5:29:03 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: TJA

One word....Condi.


5 posted on 04/09/2012 5:30:11 PM PDT by doggieboy
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To: Lazlo in PA

This VP game won’t work a second time anyway.


6 posted on 04/09/2012 5:32:33 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: TJA

This is a train destined for a wreck. How conservative does the VP have to be to make voting for a liberal more agreeable?


7 posted on 04/09/2012 5:34:41 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood)
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To: TJA
It'll have to be a conservative who can 1) help Willard win back conservatives before November (a tall order) and 2) easily disassociate themselves from his sure-to-fail liberal administration in order to win the nomination from him after his one term.

Frankly I can't think of anyone talented enough.

8 posted on 04/09/2012 5:34:58 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: DTogo

It must be someone who doesn’t have to briefed on the issues. It must be someone who is extremely well versed in both foreign and economic policy. It must be someone who can best articulate the conservative agenda and be the attack dog against Pres. Obama and his failed policies. It must be someone who has PRODUCED substantive legislation. IMO, Cong. Thaddeus McCotter of Michigan should be given serious consideration. He would be, by far, the smartest, most well versed candidate on either ticket.


9 posted on 04/09/2012 5:35:17 PM PDT by cumbo78
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To: doggieboy

I can actually see that happening.

It would take “race” off the table.....

Not to mention putting the lie to the “GOP war on women””?


10 posted on 04/09/2012 5:36:59 PM PDT by TheRobb7 (The Margin of GOP victory MUST exceed the margin of Democrat election theft!)
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To: TJA

Rick Perry


11 posted on 04/09/2012 5:37:40 PM PDT by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: TJA

To me Paul Ryan is the obvious choice and Bobby Jindal is the bold choice.

I would be delighted with either.


12 posted on 04/09/2012 5:42:04 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: cripplecreek

Jim Demint!


13 posted on 04/09/2012 5:42:24 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: TJA

Clinton-Obama backer George Will giving Romney advice?


14 posted on 04/09/2012 5:45:28 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: cumbo78
IMO, Cong. Thaddeus McCotter of Michigan should be given serious consideration.

Sorry, McCotter is a union tool that sponsored and voted for Card Check. In an election cycle where union collective bargaining issues are front and center (particularly in the states), a pro-union guy like McCotter is an absolute non-starter. There is a reason his presidential effort went exactly nowhere.

15 posted on 04/09/2012 5:46:04 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: rogue yam
To me Paul Ryan is the obvious choice and Bobby Jindal is the bold choice.

Agreed. Both are probably high on the list. My guess is Ryan is probably more likely because he might put Wisconsin in play. We are already likely to win Louisiana which makes Jindal less important.

Nikki Haley and Marco Rubio are both probably good options as well (especially Rubio). Some are saying Portman in Ohio, but he strikes me as a very uninspiring choice.

16 posted on 04/09/2012 5:49:33 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: TJA
Birds of a feather.
17 posted on 04/09/2012 5:49:33 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: Longbow1969

Jindal won’t get it because he didn’t bow down and kiss the GOPe’s feet like the rest of them. Frankly, Jindal is my favorite one out there and I don’t even want him to get it. He should stay clear of this train wreck.


18 posted on 04/09/2012 5:52:24 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: TJA

Tell the Republicans to vote for another liberal and promise them a tough guy for VP...

Gak


19 posted on 04/09/2012 5:52:24 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Longbow1969

Been waiting for you to chime in. How’d your candidate do and how comfortable are you with Romney? The bottom line is that McCotter is better versed in poicy than ANY of the proposed VP’s. Oh yeah.....did you have a problem with Reagan being the PRESIDENT of a union?


20 posted on 04/09/2012 5:54:41 PM PDT by cumbo78
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To: TheRobb7

Well, Mitt does have a track record of picking a pro-choice woman to be his running mate.


21 posted on 04/09/2012 5:55:21 PM PDT by jeltz25
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To: jeltz25

if it has to be mitt...why not mitt-newt!


22 posted on 04/09/2012 6:01:45 PM PDT by ldish (Looking forward to Independence Day)
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To: DTogo
two words; John McCain

He proved that even with a GREAT VP choice you can still blow it. Sarah Palin was an unstoppable selection but McCain screwed up with his grand standing "I am going to suspend my run" stunt.

He successfully snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. So even with West, Mittly can loose the race and send obama back to office for another term.

Or has that been the plan all along?

23 posted on 04/09/2012 6:02:01 PM PDT by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: jeltz25

if it has to be mitt...why not mitt-newt!


24 posted on 04/09/2012 6:02:54 PM PDT by ldish (Looking forward to Independence Day)
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To: TJA
BULL-PUCKY...

There is NOT ONE VP PICK, no matter how conservative or brilliant, that will somehow make Romney electable.

Romney and the GOP have handed themselves sure defeat in November, and the most despicable president ever, certain re-election.

25 posted on 04/09/2012 6:04:10 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: DTogo

Agreed - Allen West.


26 posted on 04/09/2012 6:04:56 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: TJA

No matter what toppings you put on a manure sandwich, it’s still a manure sandwich.


27 posted on 04/09/2012 6:06:11 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (You can be a Romney Republican or you can be a conservative. You can't be both. Pick one.)
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To: Longbow1969
is a union tool that sponsored and voted for Card Check

Gee, sort of sounds like Rick Santorum.
28 posted on 04/09/2012 6:06:25 PM PDT by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: rogue yam
To me Paul Ryan is the obvious choice and Bobby Jindal is the bold choice. I would be delighted with either.

Me too

29 posted on 04/09/2012 6:10:42 PM PDT by TJA
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To: TJA

I would never vote for Romney, not even if he picked Sarah Palin as his running mate. No Romney. Never.


30 posted on 04/09/2012 6:13:50 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: TJA

No Romney. No way.


31 posted on 04/09/2012 6:14:11 PM PDT by JimWayne
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To: cumbo78
Been waiting for you to chime in. How’d your candidate do and how comfortable are you with Romney? The bottom line is that McCotter is better versed in poicy than ANY of the proposed VP’s. Oh yeah.....did you have a problem with Reagan being the PRESIDENT of a union?

My first choice was Perry till it became clear he didn't have the communication skills for a national campaign, and Newt, my second choice, obviously didn't make it either.

Romney sucks, but it is what it is. He's the nominee and there isn't anything we can do about it now. At the end of the day, I'm ABO.

Yes, Reagan was the president of the SAG, but he was certainly no friend of labor unions by the time he ran for President. Right now the issue of out of control collective bargaining agreements is front and center. Conservatives are trying to break the alliance between government unions and the Democrat party. Now is not the time to nominate a pro union guy for VP - especially not one that supported something as odious as Card Check.

32 posted on 04/09/2012 6:16:37 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: cumbo78
From Wiki.

The work of Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg is a classic study of Reagan Democrats. Greenberg analyzed white ethnic voters (largely unionized auto workers) in Macomb County, Michigan, just north of Detroit. The county voted 63 percent for John F. Kennedy in 1960, but 66 percent for Reagan in 1980. He concluded that "Reagan Democrats" no longer saw Democrats as champions of their working class aspirations, but instead saw them as working primarily for the benefit of others: the very poor, feminists, the unemployed, African Americans, Latinos, and other groups. In addition, Reagan Democrats enjoyed gains during the period of economic prosperity that coincided with the Reagan administration following the "malaise" of the Carter administration. They also supported Reagan's strong stance on national security and opposed the 1980s Democratic Party on such issues as pornography, crime, and high taxes.

Reagan never had any major issues with the private sector unions outside the air traffic controllers and was bright enough to recognize that they weren't all ideological lock steppers. Lord knows, growing up in Michigan means you'll be in a union at some point and anyone who thinks that automatically makes you a liberal is a moron at best.

There's a growing conservative movement within the unions in Michigan but there are few with the man parts to acknowledge it.
33 posted on 04/09/2012 6:31:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: doggieboy
One word....Condi.

A pro-choice defender of Obama policies whose sexual orientation is at the very least questionable. Yeah, that's the ticket.

34 posted on 04/09/2012 6:42:08 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: TJA

He truly needs a Sarah Palin, but she won’t be interested and I don’t blame her one iota!

He, and his minions with unlimited $$$$$ joined forces with the dems to destroy her personally and publicly!

If he wins, he loses and so does the USA!


35 posted on 04/09/2012 6:42:20 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (I hate Rinos and Romney is one of the worse Rinos ever!)
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To: cripplecreek

But Reagan attracted union voters, the so called Reagan Democrats. Look, we went through this when Cong. McCotter was a candidate. You HATE unions. I get it. McCotter explained his card check vote, and declared it a mistake. So what’s the problem with putting someone on the ticket that might attract these voters.

And Rick Perry? A nice guy and a good American, but he could NEVER get up to snuff on policy issues to enagage in a far reaching debate. McCotter would DESTROY any Democrat in a debate and he could operate as the attack dog.

PS: It can’t be two Governors. No foreign policy experience. Never gonna happen


36 posted on 04/09/2012 6:43:00 PM PDT by cumbo78
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To: cumbo78

You need to read what I wrote. While I didn’t support McCotter, it was because he’s an unknown. Aside from that I agree with you.


37 posted on 04/09/2012 6:47:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: TJA

How can anybody get excited here for a person who will spend four years doing state funerals while Willard runs wild on our personal liberties?


38 posted on 04/09/2012 6:49:01 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (RIP Tea Party 2009-2012)
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To: TJA
Romney veep pick? A heavy hitter

Romney veep pick? Who cares?

39 posted on 04/09/2012 6:51:35 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (There will be no vote for Myth Romney in my house. Period.)
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To: TJA
Like those people would include anything that the people want.

I have never seen such sissy poltical correct men running the party in my entire life. Maybe they can call it a new name.

40 posted on 04/09/2012 7:04:11 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Jagdgewehr
This is a train destined for a wreck. How conservative does the VP have to be to make voting for a liberal more agreeable?

I was not going to vote for McPain for any reason. But when he brought Sarah onboard, I voted for HER. I am sure many FReepers feel the same way. Maybe Romney can win us over by picking someone like her. I mean, is he really that much worse than McPain?
Don't get me wrong, there is no way in HELL I am voting for him. I don't need to, since I live in Idaho, the deepest of the deep red states - the Republican is guaranteed Idaho, regardless of how many real conservatives decide not to vote because Romney is the nominee.
Point being, I am going to sit this one out unless he picks someone that at least aproximates Sarah.

41 posted on 04/09/2012 7:20:24 PM PDT by America_Right (Why can't anyone tell me why Ron Paul is crazy?)
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To: TJA

I am totally indifferent to Romney’s VP pick, if he is the GOP nominee. I will be writing in Palin/West, DeMint/Bachmann, Perry/Cain, or some other pairing of acceptable options that the GOP leadership stifled because it’s Romney’s turn. Obama will carry my state in any case, but I’m not convinced that a socialist who hates America is much worse than a big government liberal who doesn’t hate America but also doesn’t understand limited government or personal freedom. Congress will set the limits on how much damage either of them does to our country, and I’m not convinced there’s a dime’s worth of difference in the long run between the exceptionally grave damage that Obama will want to inflict on our country and the significant damage that Romney will inflict because of his sincere belief that government makes everything better.


42 posted on 04/09/2012 7:23:55 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Can we afford as much government as welfare-addicted voters demand?)
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To: doggieboy

“One word....Condi.”

Good thinking....BUT some conventional wisdom suggests
that if you are going for a younger VP pick you should
recruit someone who has the ‘fire in the belly’ to run
for the top spot after two terms as veep. Not to confi-
dent that Rice will ever attain that level of desire.
Condi might be a little too intellectual to want to
get down in the mud like you have when you are oppos-
ing the pond scum ‘Rats. On the other hand she IS a
real gem.


43 posted on 04/09/2012 7:37:51 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal Red Turf)
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To: skeeter

See Post#6.


44 posted on 04/09/2012 7:38:52 PM PDT by ngat
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To: TJA

The Governor of Virginia Bob McDonnell


45 posted on 04/09/2012 7:42:31 PM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: doggieboy
One word....Condi.

I think Condi is someone Romney would like. Others might include Michael Steele, Lindsay Graham, or John Huntsman.

46 posted on 04/09/2012 8:11:41 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: cripplecreek

I was answering a previous post. What really hurt McCotter was that he was shut out of the debates. They cited poll results for inclusion, yet refused to include him in the polls. I was at the Young Republican Straw Poll this past summer, where he placed third behind Romney and Ron Paul, yet they still wouldn’t include him. IMO, a hip policy wonk with a dry and cutting wit would be the perfect compliment to Romney, who is right out of central casting.


47 posted on 04/09/2012 8:19:39 PM PDT by cumbo78
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To: cripplecreek

Romney veep pick? A heavy hitter..

in walks Hilary...hello Barack...game on!


48 posted on 04/09/2012 9:53:17 PM PDT by OL Hickory (Jesus and the American soldier-1 died for your soul/1 died for your freedom)
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