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Romney taps former chief of staff to lead VP search
Christian Science Monitor ^ | 4/17/12 | Steve Peoples

Posted on 04/18/2012 2:57:08 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

Mitt Romney has tapped a longtime adviser to begin his search for a vice presidential candidate.

Romney said Monday that Beth Myers is in charge of "selection and vetting and analysis."

"I have selected someone who has been a counselor of mine for a number of years, Beth Myers. She was my chief of staff when I was governor," Romney said during an interview with Diane Sawyer of ABC News outside Fenway Park in Boston.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012veep; indianola; romney2012
He really needs to pick the right person....I am ready to fire Obama, but a stellar VP choice would motivate folks.

Finding someone smarter than Biden and/or Hillary won't be difficult.

1 posted on 04/18/2012 2:57:17 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

God help us. Even Bush knew who he wanted, without help.


2 posted on 04/18/2012 3:03:40 AM PDT by CalvaryJohn (What is keeping that damned asteroid?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

She was my chief of staff when I was governor

His Chief of Staff while he was governor of Mass? Really? Oh well he is clearly not going to govern as a conservative so I won’t be voting for him anyway. Every sign that I see is that he will be as liberal if not worse as he was as Governor. I will be writing in Sarah Palin. There has been or will be nothing he can do to convince me to vote for him. Hopefully we can elect Sarah Palin in a write in. Romney will lose and lose badly against Obama. Polls are not accurate right now. Media will bash him the minute he is named. Go Newt our only hope in the primaries. If Newt does not win the primary then Sarah Palin our only hope in the General.


3 posted on 04/18/2012 3:07:37 AM PDT by napscoordinator (VOTE FOR NEWT!!!!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
If it's another RINO gun banner he is wasting his effort.

Buying a life membership in the NRA doesn't clean up his rotten history.

4 posted on 04/18/2012 3:07:50 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SoFloFreeper
I am ready to fire Obama, but a stellar VP choice would motivate folks.

No it won't. Screw Romney and the GOP-E he rode in on.

5 posted on 04/18/2012 3:13:35 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Gosh I can suggest the absolute best VP candidate, and I’ll do the job no charge.

In one step, Romney would with this selection ease the concerns of FReepers, he would bring into his camp the Tea Party, and set the stage for an electoral wipeout of historic proportion in November.

Romney really, really should nominate Sarah Palin.


6 posted on 04/18/2012 3:24:44 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Is Buffett's comfort with "Obama" simply comfort with the word "Omaha" his home and birthplace?)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Newt or Santorum...You need a conservative.

Palin......she found out that she's not as loved as she thought and exited...so please be real. Don't flame me...it's just a reality check.

7 posted on 04/18/2012 3:30:07 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
I think Palin as VP would be a waste of her talents.

Better to combine departments of Energy, Interior and EPA into one smaller Department and put Palin in charge of it.

Then as VP choose another Conservative. Anybody would be better than Biden or Hillary.

If Mitt does that, I'll think about supporting him.

8 posted on 04/18/2012 3:37:21 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Listen to this bastard, arrogantly assuming he is the Republican nominee. You know he's been told this by the powers that be, or he wouldn't talk this way.

Watch him pick some lib-ass-kissing RINO like Lindsey Graham as VP.

9 posted on 04/18/2012 3:44:31 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: eCSMaster

VP is more important than a secon-tier cabinet position and there’s a history of VP’s taking on a special area or portfolio of focus.

As VP she could oversee broad changes in energy policy AND genuine cross-government cost cutting, for example.

Unfortunately, Romney would never pick her.


10 posted on 04/18/2012 3:46:28 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Sacajaweau

Lol.

You’re funny. Shortly before she decided not to run, I watched an hour of the most remarkable political coverage I’ve seen in all my life.

At Indianola, Iowa, following an appearance by Palin - there was a greeting line. Somehow CSPAN concluded (correctly) they were seeing something special, and they did not end the broadcast once the formal event had ended. No panning away, fade to black.

They broadcast it at first, almost as an afterthought at first.

Best television ever, it was amazing. It was the Tea Party people, and they were absolutely smitten.

Young and old. Palin beamed, and her supporters were just plain thrilled; for almost a solid hour, she shook hands, as she made her way along the line, while smiling for photos, signing t-shirts, everyone genuinely over the top about her. Todd the doting husband, standing by and keeping an eye on things. Security watching the crowd, while everyone just kept expressing support.

I’ve never before, or since, seen anything like it.

No. No flame from this poster.

You’re just wrong.

Palin is the most gifted Republican politician in America, since Ronald Reagan.

She would be a powerful asset to Romney, to the GOP and for America.


11 posted on 04/18/2012 3:47:23 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Is Buffett's comfort with "Obama" simply comfort with the word "Omaha" his home and birthplace?)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I love Sarah. She was my first 2012 candidate. Romney needs a Federal legislator as his VP choice. Rubio and Ryan and Cantor come to mind. Bachmann works very well for me also.


12 posted on 04/18/2012 3:50:51 AM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 11 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Thomas Dewey lives. Find another Earl Warren to join the ticket and history will indeed repeat itself.


13 posted on 04/18/2012 3:59:19 AM PDT by mkjessup (Finley Peter Dunne- "Politics ain't beanbag")
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To: eCSMaster

Combining those departments is an excellent idea and Palin would be a great choice to run it.


14 posted on 04/18/2012 4:00:02 AM PDT by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: mkjessup

I was thinking along those lines myself. Note how no polling has been done since he has been “deemed” to have won the primary.

What the heck is a “presumptive nominee?” It sounds so official——like Office of the President-Elect. I’m surprised Romney hasn’t made up a Presumptive Nominee Seal for his podium.


15 posted on 04/18/2012 4:15:47 AM PDT by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: CalvaryJohn

Cheney lead Bush’s VP search and did a great job of finding Bush’s VP.


16 posted on 04/18/2012 4:38:04 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: jimfree

Actually you can’t trust any of the Virginia crowd. They’re so far into the tank for Romney they can no longer differentiate between right and wrong.


17 posted on 04/18/2012 4:46:59 AM PDT by muawiyah (ue)
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To: normy

Yeah, what a damn shame GWB didn’t consider being the VP on the ticket and let Dick Cheney run for President. If ever there were the wrong person at the top of the ticket, it was in 2000 & 2004.


18 posted on 04/18/2012 4:47:30 AM PDT by mkjessup (Finley Peter Dunne- "Politics ain't beanbag")
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To: SoFloFreeper
My prediction: Birds of a feather flock together...
19 posted on 04/18/2012 4:59:20 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: SoFloFreeper

No, sorry. There is no VP pick that would motivate me to vote for him. He is Obama-Lite. He has a record to prove he is pro gay, pro abortion, pro taxes, anti gun ... on and on. He is “central moderate” ... meaning he a socialist leaning right in hopes of getting my vote. You don’t have to do much research to find out who he is. To vote for “the Republican version of liberalism” is to vote for what we do not believe in. I played the game once voting for McCain ... Won’t happen again. Don’t give me a TOKEN conservative VP. I’m not buying. I’m 70 years old and have voted in every election in my lifetime... But this country is lost and I won’t vote FOR sealing its fate.


20 posted on 04/18/2012 5:10:44 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (Still a contributing Republican? Why?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I nominate Allen West.


21 posted on 04/18/2012 5:11:35 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Sworn to Defend The Constitution Against ALL Enemies, Foreign and Domestic. So Help Me GOD!)
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To: jersey117
Combining those departments is an excellent idea and Palin would be a great choice to run it.

But this assumes Romney is "conservative-enough" to do this. A bad premise.

22 posted on 04/18/2012 5:22:05 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (Still a contributing Republican? Why?)
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To: SoFloFreeper
I think there are three criteria:

1) should help bring voters to the ticket

2) MUST be conservative

3) CANNOT be one of our "critical conservatives" such as conservative senators (Paul, Rubio, Johnson) or a strategic semi-conservative governor, such as Christie.

Pick someone from the House, or a governor from a "safe" state.

23 posted on 04/18/2012 5:44:31 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: SoFloFreeper
"You find what you look for, you know." -- Stephen Sondheim, Company

"Personnel is policy." -- Morton Blackwell Tapping a "moderate" RINO to lead his VP search means that Romney is going to emerge with another "moderate" Establishment Rockefeller Republican like himself. They plan to go "safe", not for a game changer -- having completely forgotten how Sarah boosted McCain's ticket four years ago.

So you'll wind up pairing the "progressive" Romney with another "progressive" like Pawlenty or someone of that ilk. And that's not a winnable ticket.

But this election won't be won, it will be lost. It looks like Mitt's taking the necessary steps already to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory -- like a typical Republican.

Is there any way to stop this guy? His nomination will be a disaster for the GOP -- and more importantly, for conservatism and the Constitution.

"'Moderate' is a base-stealing word for liberal Republicans." -- William F. Buckley Jr.

24 posted on 04/18/2012 5:45:13 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: SoFloFreeper; Jim Robinson; onyx; P-Marlowe; Cincinatus' Wife; wmfights

He could pick John the Baptist and it wouldn’t move me. I’ll not support Romney period.

NOTE: Romney is USING his staff from his governor years! Those are the same people who were his counselors when he thought it was just fine to have $50 abortions, gay marriages, and government imposed health care.

How many of his old Massachusetts brain trust is helping either overtly or covertly his campaign?

This is terrible news for conservatives who thought they “might” be able to support Romney.

Read the handwriting on the wall.

Smell the coffee!


25 posted on 04/18/2012 5:51:15 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
"You find what you look for, you know." -- Stephen Sondheim, Company

"Personnel is policy." -- Morton Blackwell

Tapping a "moderate" RINO to lead his VP search means that Romney is going to emerge with another "moderate" Establishment Rockefeller Republican like himself. They plan to go "safe", not for a game changer -- having completely forgotten how Sarah boosted McCain's ticket four years ago.

So you'll wind up pairing the "progressive" Romney with another "progressive" like Pawlenty or someone of that ilk. And that's not a winnable ticket.

But this election won't be won, it will be lost. It looks like Mitt's taking the necessary steps already to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory -- like a typical Republican.

Is there any way to stop this guy? His nomination will be a disaster for the GOP -- and more importantly, for conservatism and the Constitution.

"'Moderate' is a base-stealing word for liberal Republicans." -- William F. Buckley Jr.

26 posted on 04/18/2012 5:51:45 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
"She was my chief of staff when I was governor," Romney said

Then she is just as guilty as he is.

27 posted on 04/18/2012 5:53:48 AM PDT by .30Carbine (God bless you with the spirit of wisdom and understanding)
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To: xzins
How many of his old Massachusetts brain trust is helping either overtly or covertly his campaign?

Romney’s Troubling Appointments (Mitt's environmental policy team now works for Obama) …………….“"EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson has taken most of the fire from Republicans as her agency rolls out a slew of controversial new climate and clean air rules. But McCarthy, the EPA assistant administrator of the Office of Air and Radiation, has taken on much of the heavy lifting of writing, structuring, and implementing the rules.

“Lisa’s the coach and Gina’s the quarterback” in the work of rolling out new clean air regulations, said Daniel Weiss, an energy and climate policy expert at the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank with close ties to the Obama administration. “She’s running the plays, improvising on the line.”

Another Romney environmental adviser in the effort to regulate “greenhouse gases” is now Obama’s Director of Science and Technology Policy, John Holdren. Dr. Holdren has some exotic views: ………….

28 posted on 04/18/2012 5:56:04 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; Jim Robinson

Confused conservatives supporting Romney need to look at his list of current advisors, consultants, counselors, etc., and determine their backgrounds, and especially if they formerly worked for him in his Massachusetts years.

I’ve never supported Romney, and I never will.

However, those who are thinking of romney should carefully consider what it means if he’s still tapped into those old advisors from his $50 abortion, gay marriage, and big government years.

He is a walking disaster and conservatives are refusing to open their eyes.


29 posted on 04/18/2012 6:07:47 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: xzins; SoFloFreeper; Jim Robinson; onyx; P-Marlowe; Cincinatus' Wife
I’ll not support Romney period.

Amen!

FWIW, I'm supporting conservatives with $'s, Gov. Walker, Sen. DeMint's "Senate Conservative Fund" and some congressmen. It seems to me the fight for the presidency is over and the best we can do is to negate obama's power by keeping the House and gaining the Senate.

30 posted on 04/18/2012 7:23:12 AM PDT by wmfights
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To: SoFloFreeper

Romney should pull out. He is a saboteur - a designated
loser for his friend Soros.


31 posted on 04/18/2012 7:19:53 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks SoFloFreeper. I smell a scandal brewing!!!
Romney taps Beth Myers... Mitt Romney has tapped a longtime adviser...

32 posted on 04/20/2012 7:56:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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