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Romney could pick VP early, and cash in often
www.reuters.com ^ | Jun 1, 2012 | Steve Holland

Posted on 06/02/2012 8:00:39 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA

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The tradition is to announce the No. 2 around the time of the convention to inspire grassroots activists and seek maximum publicity for the final two-month push to the November 6 election.

But in this case, the Romney team has discussed whether to announce the pick a few weeks earlier to generate buzz for his campaign during August and help raise campaign funds.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; gop; gope; loserromney; milt; mittens; mittromney; rino; rinoromney; romney; sourcetitlenoturl; themagiclosingrino

1 posted on 06/02/2012 8:00:53 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA
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To: GOPsterinMA; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; Norman Bates

I’m of the opinion that Romeny wants to vet someone as thoroughly as possible and make a safe choice. Probably the choice will be either Rob Portman or Bob McDonnell.


2 posted on 06/02/2012 8:07:28 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; Norman Bates
“I’m of the opinion that Romeny wants to vet someone as thoroughly as possible and make a safe choice.”

100% agree.

“Probably the choice will be either Rob Portman or Bob McDonnell.”

Also agree. Rubio seems to have peaked, plus FL is looking solid GOP, at least for POTUS. OH or VA should be very competitive.

3 posted on 06/02/2012 8:12:14 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: GOPsterinMA

I’m guessing that Mitt’s VP pick will be another RINO, which will upset the conservative voters even more.


4 posted on 06/02/2012 8:12:23 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

Would either Portman or McDonnell be considered RINO’s?

I’d LOVE for Scott Walker to be VPOTUS, but I just don’t think that will happen.


5 posted on 06/02/2012 8:14:21 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: GOPsterinMA; Clintonfatigued
I believe you boys are Delphi techniqueing us.

Never heard of either one of those bozos.

6 posted on 06/02/2012 8:14:59 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; Clintonfatigued

“I believe you boys are Delphi techniqueing us.”

I have no idea what that means. Can’t say I care either.

“Never heard of either one of those bozos.”

Must not read Freerepublic.com much then.

CF, are you “Delphi-ing” anyone?


7 posted on 06/02/2012 8:19:52 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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I’m not sure, but I don’t think, that a VP pick ever helped carry a state - except possibly for LBJ.


8 posted on 06/02/2012 8:21:13 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: GOPsterinMA
It's a sleazy tactic used by Alinskyite's to bully people into agreeing with them.

Using the Delphi Technique to Achieve Consensus

You seem to be pretty good at it, for knowing nothing about it.

9 posted on 06/02/2012 8:25:35 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Romney with all his warts is not so damned stupid to pick another freakin’ senator.

After Obama & McCain in 2010 the nation is done hopefully for another 48 year streak without a senator turd running things, like the free world. Do not understand why this is difficult for people.

Enough already with senators.

Now a governor from a swing state like McDonnell (or others) makes perfect sense.


10 posted on 06/02/2012 8:26:14 PM PDT by quantim (Obama = #theoccupier on twitter.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; Clintonfatigued

Where’s the bullying? Clintonfaigued and I are chatting, something we do nearly every day on FR.

You, OTOH, I don’t know, have never commicated with, and you jumped into the thread in an unfriendly manner.

Don’t project your issues on others.


11 posted on 06/02/2012 8:31:45 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Oooo...my pants may never dry...


12 posted on 06/02/2012 8:32:39 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: quantim

“Now a governor from a swing state like McDonnell (or others) makes perfect sense.”

Agreed!


13 posted on 06/02/2012 8:33:39 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: D-fendr

Hard to prove, but Veep Palin probably carries a lot of States for Lame-Brain McCain.


14 posted on 06/02/2012 8:34:30 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: GOPsterinMA
BTW my comment wasn't aimed at you or anyone in particular.

I'm just so excited about the prospect of Romney running, picking a VP HE likes and possibly winning.

15 posted on 06/02/2012 8:35:39 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

“I’m guessing that Mitt’s VP pick will be another RINO, which will upset the conservative voters even more.”

He doesn’t care what conservative voters think just as the GOPe doesn’t. Once again they expect conservative to just be compliant voters for whomever the GOPe choses.

This conservative will not vote for him regardless of who he picks. Should he pick a “true conservative”, and they accept the job....then I would question to conservative creds of the VP pick.


16 posted on 06/02/2012 8:38:48 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: prisoner6

No problem!

A little levity is always appreciated!


17 posted on 06/02/2012 8:39:27 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Portrman has benn talked about and written about for weeks. If you really haven’t heard of him, you might want to do some googling before posting on here and mad coming across as insulting the folks who posted it.


18 posted on 06/02/2012 8:53:17 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (I just hate our government. All of them. Republican and Democrat.)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

A true conservative won’t be voting for evil - he can pick his nose for all we care.


19 posted on 06/02/2012 9:02:53 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: GOPsterinMA

Reuters is not our friend.


20 posted on 06/02/2012 9:06:10 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 52% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: Sola Veritas

BUMP!


21 posted on 06/02/2012 9:06:22 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Vermont Lt; All

Here are Republican Senator Rob Portman’s positions on some very important issues:

Please go to this site: http://www.ontheissues.org/oh/rob_portman.htm

Please read Portman’s positions on Immigration — he is for WIDE OPEN borders.
Here more info on his immigration views: http://www.numbersusa.com/content/my/congress/623/reportcard/CAREER/

Portman voted in favor of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 — read about the Act here: http://www.heritage.org/research/education/bg1775.cfm

These statements are taken from the Health Care section of http://www.ontheissues.org/oh/rob_portman.htm: Voted YES on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003) He voted NO on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs. (Jul 2003)

Portman is a free trader like Bush.
This statement is taken from the Energy and Oil section of http://www.ontheissues.org/oh/rob_portman.htm: He voted YES on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)

These statements are from the Foreign Policy section of http://www.ontheissues.org/oh/rob_portman.htm: Voted NO on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001) He voted YES on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
Please read the Free Trade section.

IMHO, Portman is a high priest of the economic theocracy that places the needs of multinational corporations over the needs of AMERICANS. If the Chinese could vote, he would win the presidency by a landslide.


22 posted on 06/02/2012 9:06:29 PM PDT by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: Vermont Lt

Portman? Who’s Portman?


23 posted on 06/02/2012 9:13:24 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: bimboeruption

That’s fine. I am not advocating for him...I was simply suggesting that he was not an unknown.


24 posted on 06/02/2012 9:16:16 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (I just hate our government. All of them. Republican and Democrat.)
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To: Rembrandt

None of them are.


25 posted on 06/02/2012 9:17:41 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: GOPsterinMA

At first I thought Rubio, with is ESPANOL....but now I think that people of all colors and cultures will be impressed by a Governor who has turned his State around from deficits to SURPLUS’.


26 posted on 06/02/2012 10:04:30 PM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: TomasUSMC

I’m curious, which governor are you referring to?


27 posted on 06/02/2012 10:13:18 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Scott of Wisconsin and Michigan’s Snyder are at least two. How many more are out there?


28 posted on 06/02/2012 10:39:14 PM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: GOPsterinMA

I do agree that Romney will likely choose a VP early. I believe that his list will NOT include Palin, Newt, or Perry. I think that he will consider Portman, Ryan, Rubio, Trump, and I have a suspicion that there will be some corporate associates on his list, which I heartily agree with as a VP choice. I seriously doubt that he will choose any military General. I hope that he picks a Conservative, but think that that is doubtful. He might go with a religious leader?


29 posted on 06/02/2012 11:47:12 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Mitt Romney is the supreme exemplification of the word SMARMY.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

I just looked up Rob Portman. Judging from his Electoral history, he’d be a wise choice. He’s wildly popular in Ohio. He got over 70% of the vote for years.


30 posted on 06/03/2012 12:05:33 AM PDT by albie
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To: bimboeruption

Here are Republican Senator Rob Portman’s positions on some very important issues:
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Thanks for posting the enlightening info on Portman! I hadn’t heard of the guy until a month or so ago and knew nothing about his track record. He’s a LOSER!


31 posted on 06/03/2012 1:35:33 AM PDT by octex
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To: GOPsterinMA

The worst thing you can do is pick someone from outside those that the MSM have already picked for you...GHWB


32 posted on 06/03/2012 2:55:21 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: GOPsterinMA

The presumptuous cheating, backstabbing RINO,
who threw ELECTION 2008 to Obama, now wants
to be the nominee (he is NOT but has less than 700 votes),
and to do so the “nominee” will “choose” a “VP”.

No to RINO ROmneyCARE.
No to RINO RomneyLIEs.
NO TO RINOS.


33 posted on 06/03/2012 3:27:08 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Sola Veritas
"This conservative will not vote for him regardless of who he picks."

This conservative will vote for him regardless of who he picks.

34 posted on 06/03/2012 5:16:44 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Sarah, Sarah, Sarah


35 posted on 06/03/2012 6:43:44 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: The Wizard; All

“Sarah, Sarah, Sarah”

I cannot imagine Sarah being anyone’s number two again. Also, were she to be, it would not be a loser like Romney. There is too much value in the “Palin” brand to waste it on a lost cause. She already did that dance with McCain.


36 posted on 06/03/2012 12:19:38 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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