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How Mitt Romney Will Choose His Running Mate. [1st phase,secret investigation.]
L A Times ^ | May 16, 2012 | Paul West

Posted on 05/16/2012 12:51:28 PM PDT by greyfoxx39

**SNIP**

Far less attention will get paid to the vital, somewhat shadowy, process of protecting Romney from choosing someone who cannot withstand the white-hot scrutiny of a presidential campaign. A longtime Republican insider who’s been a central figure in vetting numerous VP candidates has just written an eye-opening description in the Wall Street Journal of the process Romney is likely to follow.

“They will be asked for their agreement to join him on the GOP ticket if chosen, and in the meantime, to submit to a most intrusive and far-reaching vetting by lawyers and advisors working for the campaign,” writes A.B. Culvahouse, a lawyer in the Washington office of Los Angeles-based O’Melveny & Myers. “No other candidate, not even the presidential nominee himself, is subjected to the same scrutiny.”

“For the ‘vettees,’ the process can appear ad hoc, opaque and at times capricious [and] without precedent in their political experience,” he added.

Already, trusted Romney aides have probably embarked on the first phase: a secret investigation, using “public databases, media archives, political blogs and other sources,” to determine whether a potential pick is qualified for the short list.

Those who make the initial cut must turn over “tax returns, medical histories, financial statements, court records, and anything else labeled ‘private and confidential,’ while also answering the most probing questions about themselves, their spouses, their children and their extended family — questions I would not dream of posing in any other context,” said Culvahouse, who served as White House counsel under President Reagan.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bishopromney4u; ineligibleromney; loserromney; themagicrino
Strange...the requirement of holding a "mormon temple recommend" isn't noted in this article. Glen Beck will be disappointed.

Many of Romney's partners and fellow board members will not make the short list.

1 posted on 05/16/2012 12:51:30 PM PDT by greyfoxx39
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To: greyfoxx39
I probably won't vote Romney, anyway, but I SURE won' vote for him if he chooses an ineligible running mate like Rubio or Jindal.

Not going to happen.

Besides, Obama has his re-election in the bag. Or should I say, in SPAIN.

2 posted on 05/16/2012 12:54:03 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: greyfoxx39
And this differs from any other GOP nominee, how?

We've all long known that anyone the Democrats nominate get a complete pass (if they have the right ethnic cachet) or softball questions (if they don't).

Anyone nominated by the GOP will get a rectal exam with a microscope.

Is this supposed to be news?

3 posted on 05/16/2012 12:59:35 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: backwoods-engineer

Have you checked under your bed for the boogieman ?


4 posted on 05/16/2012 1:00:09 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: backwoods-engineer
Besides, Obama has his re-election in the bag. Or should I say, in SPAIN.

Don't put all the blame on Spain. There are a whole lot of Americans who are going to try to put Obama in our White House. Quite a few Obama voters are in cemeteries in our own country.

5 posted on 05/16/2012 1:00:16 PM PDT by Pollster1 (“A boy becomes a man when a man is needed.” - John Steinbeck)
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To: greyfoxx39
"the requirement of holding a "mormon temple recommend" isn't noted in this article."

Maybe Romney doesn't think he can find a gay adoptive parent that also holds a mormon temple recommend.

6 posted on 05/16/2012 1:00:33 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: greyfoxx39

I hope Romney doesn’t choose a Mormon who shares his political views; I can’t stand Harry Reid.


7 posted on 05/16/2012 1:02:25 PM PDT by Pollster1 (“A boy becomes a man when a man is needed.” - John Steinbeck)
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To: DannyTN
Maybe Romney doesn't think he can find a gay adoptive parent that also holds a mormon temple recommend.

With his connections to the gays in MA, I wouldn't bet on it. They owe him.

8 posted on 05/16/2012 1:03:11 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (The epitome of stupidity is a member of a proven racist sect running against a black man.)
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To: DannyTN

Oh noez

They all tell the truth to the bishop during the interview ???


9 posted on 05/16/2012 1:03:37 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: greyfoxx39

i figure he’ll just consult the Aqua Budda and pick Rand Paul.

Doesn’t anyone remember the deal he made with Ron Paul? /s


10 posted on 05/16/2012 1:05:32 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Pollster1

:)


11 posted on 05/16/2012 1:05:36 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Pollster1
I hope Romney doesn’t choose a Mormon who shares his political views; I can’t stand Harry Reid.

Now THAT would be a "twofer", wouldn't it?

12 posted on 05/16/2012 1:05:47 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (The epitome of stupidity is a member of a proven racist sect running against a black man.)
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To: bigbob

Yeah, but Romney made that same promise to someone in almost every state before the local primary. I know that he promised a woman in WA that she was on the short list. He didn’t even have a short list at the time.


13 posted on 05/16/2012 1:07:14 PM PDT by Eva
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To: greyfoxx39

Paul Ryan let the cat out of the bag on Hannity the other day that he is one of the ones being vetted.


14 posted on 05/16/2012 1:11:26 PM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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To: greyfoxx39

WOW. I wish people would have invested Romney with the same fervor.


15 posted on 05/16/2012 1:19:58 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: greyfoxx39

Rick Santelli would win me over!
Sec. Tres. at minimum!


16 posted on 05/16/2012 1:21:03 PM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: DannyTN

I don’t know, there are lots of them.


17 posted on 05/16/2012 1:21:18 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Vigilanteman
Anyone nominated by the GOP will get a rectal exam with a microscope.

I guess you missed the part where the investigation is being done by Romney and his "trusted aides".

From the article: “They will be asked for their agreement to join him on the GOP ticket if chosen, and in the meantime, to submit to a most intrusive and far-reaching vetting by lawyers and advisors working for the campaign,” writes A.B. Culvahouse, a lawyer in the Washington office of Los Angeles-based O’Melveny & Myers. “No other candidate, not even the presidential nominee himself, is subjected to the same scrutiny.”

AND...I'll bet the "vettees" will be just a leetle bit reluctant to give all that secret and confidential information to Mitt's "lawyers and advisors"...

Mitt has shown NO reluctance to use the dirtiest tactics against other Republicans, and IF he is elected will have a tidy little pot of of gold to use against any future candidates in the next election...or to hand off to his chosen successor.

18 posted on 05/16/2012 1:23:01 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (The epitome of stupidity is a member of a proven racist sect running against a black man.)
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To: Eva
I know that he promised a woman in WA that she was on the short list.

Cathy McMorris-Rodgers?

19 posted on 05/16/2012 1:25:41 PM PDT by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: svcw

I doubt very much I would waste a vote on anyone dumb enough to accept these terms set by Mitt. This ought to give us a read on who is easily hornswoggled and write them off in the future.


20 posted on 05/16/2012 1:26:13 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (The epitome of stupidity is a member of a proven racist sect running against a black man.)
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To: greyfoxx39

Many of Romney’s partners and fellow board members will not make the short list.

BOARD MEMBERS? SCHMOARD MEMBERS.....
hey MITT I got an answer to your problemo.....want to fill whole stadiums full of folks who back you and who will actually show up at the polls and vote for your ticket? Here’s your 5 letter answer, cowboy...S A R A H (she’s late of Wasilla, Alaska....brilliant, Gov, of)
....Go get ‘em .....Make the call, son..


21 posted on 05/16/2012 1:27:10 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: backwoods-engineer

Well, sounds like you just may as well stay home on election day. As for me, I’ll be voting for the Republican nominee, whoever that may be.


22 posted on 05/16/2012 1:27:57 PM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: jimsin

Sarah isn’t naive enough to play second fiddle to Mitt.


23 posted on 05/16/2012 1:30:09 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (The epitome of stupidity is a member of a proven racist sect running against a black man.)
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To: greyfoxx39

It looks like romney will name robert portman a bush insider as VP. The bush guys want rubio, jeb bush, or portman and probably get portman as their connection to power. A stupid move by romney and a loser decision.


24 posted on 05/16/2012 1:31:38 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: DannyTN

A little earlier, I was re-reading Romney’s words of last Thursday when he said homosexuals should be able to adopt. He actually phrased it as “two people who love each other”. Absolutely disgusting.


25 posted on 05/16/2012 1:52:36 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: biggredd1

Yep, this is the “reach across the “ main Central Committee, that is set to begin “strong man” take-tactics, for the benefit of the Central Committee.

The Central Committee fascists control EVERYTHING at all times. The put-on phony GOP wing is the “strong man” side, set to take from the productive, the put-on phony Dem wing is the communist-give phony side, also always ready to take from the productive.

The Central Fascists had to resort to bribes to get their 2008 bailout free-pass and Phony-Care shoved through, and now are ready to either modify it, or declare it unconstitutional and bring the bite back later as in the Massachusetts phony-care....with the additional goal of shrouded small business extracted taxing, VAT if they need it, 401 binders, and/or war for Central contractors.

The main goal, they only own, all others, rent-lease to serve.


26 posted on 05/16/2012 2:15:54 PM PDT by Varsity Flight (Phony-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager)
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To: greyfoxx39
With his connections to the gays in MA...

Thanks, Buddy!

I can't WAIT for the dreams TONIGHT!!!

27 posted on 05/16/2012 2:24:35 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: greyfoxx39
Strange...the requirement of holding a "mormon temple recommend" isn't noted in this article.

The database that I would want to snoop around in is the J.W.Marriott one.

The one from all of the hotels showing just WHO have the PORNO RENTALs charged to their rooms over the years.

Maybe even tap into the hotel SECURITY camera network.

I'll just bet there is all KINDS of juicy stuff to find out about folks!

28 posted on 05/16/2012 2:29:42 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: lonevoice

Yes, that was the name. I haven’t heard one word about her since then.


29 posted on 05/16/2012 2:31:37 PM PDT by Eva
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To: MEGoody
Well, sounds like you just may as well stay home on election day.

Nope, I have a lot to do on election day! The federal President is not the only race on the ballot.

1) Make sure my state elects a Republican governor, Senator, and Representative.

2) Make sure my district gets conservatives in the state house and senate.

3) Make sure conservative judges get elected to posts in my state.

4) Stand up to the New Black Pathers and other nutjobs that are interfering with voting, or perpetrating voter fraud.

30 posted on 05/16/2012 2:36:09 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Have you checked under your bed for the boogieman

He ain't there. I shot his ass with my .44 Magnum in 2008. Any questions?

31 posted on 05/16/2012 2:37:08 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: Pollster1
Quite a few Obama voters are in cemeteries in our own country.

You gotta point there. I guess that's why the Soros-appointed governor of my state vetoed voter ID legislation.

32 posted on 05/16/2012 2:38:19 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: greyfoxx39

sarah inn’t naive enough to work for Mitt...

I know but SARAH may be just patriotic enough to run with him to hold his feet to the fire and make a good conservative out of him then run herself.


33 posted on 05/16/2012 2:43:03 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: backwoods-engineer

I tip my hat to you, sir...


34 posted on 05/16/2012 5:45:23 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: CatherineofAragon
He actually phrased it as “two people who love each other”

He meant pedophiles but it just doesn’t sound as good.

35 posted on 05/18/2012 3:36:38 PM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period.)
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