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Chris Christie: New Jersey to be ‘Romney country’
Politico ^ | 6/27/12 8:59 AM EDT | WILLIAM BERGSTROM |

Posted on 06/29/2012 3:42:21 AM PDT by Dadofmany

“going to be Mitt Romney Country,” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie believes his state will support Mitt Romney’s bid for president as much as he does.

Standing alongside the Republican presidential candidate, Christie told donors at a $50,000-a-plate fundraising dinner on Tuesday night in Woodbridge, N.J., that the state is “going to be Mitt Romney Country,” according to the Boston Herald.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0612/77884.html#ixzz1zB4G2sBk“They say that the best thing to be in politics is to be early and right, and New Jersey was early and right in picking Mitt Romney,” Christie said. “And we weren’t just right for our party; we were right for America.”

Christie reminded the audience that few politicians endorsed Romney earlier than he did, in October.

“There were many at the time who were still standing on the sidelines, sitting on the fence, waiting for something to hit them, yeah, and I did on behalf of Governor Romney, that’s right,” he said.

Romney called Christie, a potential running mate, “an extraordinary leader.”

“I was really hoping someone would heckle him so I could watch him go to town here, but you know better, don’t you?”


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: 2012swingstates; christie; newjersey; nj2012; rahrah; romney; romney2012
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1 posted on 06/29/2012 3:42:29 AM PDT by Dadofmany
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To: Dadofmany

Will Christie have to be VP pick to bring bring Mew Jersey around?


2 posted on 06/29/2012 3:46:03 AM PDT by Dadofmany
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To: Dadofmany

oops! typo, (New Jersey)


3 posted on 06/29/2012 3:50:12 AM PDT by Dadofmany
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To: Dadofmany

Well, in a close Election, NJ’s 14 Electoral Votes would sure be a boost but, it would have to be done without Christie on the Ticket, IMO. We need Florida’s 29 EVs more than we need NJ’s 14. So, I’m thinking it’s a slam dunk.... The 2012 GOP Ticket will be the M&M Ticket: Mitt and Marco.


4 posted on 06/29/2012 3:57:09 AM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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To: Dadofmany

My money is on the governor of Virginia


5 posted on 06/29/2012 3:57:51 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: no dems

But can Christie pull New Jersey,’cause right now its not looking that good there for Romney? Just looking for opinions.


6 posted on 06/29/2012 4:13:30 AM PDT by Dadofmany
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To: no dems

“We need Florida’s 29 EVs”

Florida is in the bag. Obambi only got 50.9% of the vote there in 2008. He’ll not carry Florida this year.

IMO the best choice for VP is Bob McDonnell.


7 posted on 06/29/2012 4:18:02 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Florida and North Carolina are Roomey country


8 posted on 06/29/2012 4:31:22 AM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: no dems

Marco is my Senator & there is virtually no chance of him being VP - Nor would he help the ticket.
Mitt will take Florida - O will spend heavily here - and have massive help from the MSM - to keep the GOP spending time & money, but I think that they know which way the wind is blowing here.

Mitt needs a Governor or such not a sitting GOP Senator, and he has to be able to bring in EVs that Mitt can’t easily get on his own.

Someone from Ohio or Wisconsin is my bet.
Christie would be a joke - No Republican is getting those EVs


9 posted on 06/29/2012 4:36:36 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Dadofmany

...But can Christie pull New Jersey,’...

No.


10 posted on 06/29/2012 4:39:08 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: bill1952
...But can Christie pull New Jersey,’... No.

I live in NJ. FWIW, there are alot of people that usually don't bother to vote because they assume the democrats will win by a margin whereby their vote won't mean anything. Christie caught the democrats off guard. With Obama, it will be the same way. People here are livid. They can't stand Obama. I wouldn't be surprised if NJ was in play.

11 posted on 06/29/2012 4:51:05 AM PDT by Go Gordon (It's barack hussein obama - because he doesn't believe in capitalism.)
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To: Go Gordon

I would think Susan Martinez from New Mexico should be the pick. A woman and hispanic.

I would like to see Ryan on the ticket.

But these are RINOS. It will be Portman and everyone in the MSM that is pointing Romney in that direction will say, “Who?”


12 posted on 06/29/2012 4:55:32 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: bill1952

Well, I hope you’re right about Mitt being able to carry FL without Rubio on the Ticket. Not sure why you think Marco would NOT help the Ticket in FL. But, I’m thinking that Marco might also help with the Hispanic vote nationwide. I read this morning from a Conservative publication (The name slips me right now; I’ve read so much in the past two days.) that said the SCOTUS Ruling on ObamaCare could energize Hispanics in Florida to get to the Polls and vote for Obama in November. What say ye?

WE HAVE GOT TO CARRY FL IN NOV. OR WE LOSE THE WHITE HOUSE!!!


13 posted on 06/29/2012 5:27:33 AM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I would think Susan Martinez from New Mexico should be the pick. A woman and hispanic.
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I could live with that.


14 posted on 06/29/2012 5:34:21 AM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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To: no dems

There is nobody in Florida worth picking. Rubio doesn’t have the experience and Jeb is an elitist (not to mention his last name is “Bush”). CHristie would be a better pick than either.


15 posted on 06/29/2012 5:45:48 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: jersey117

Please no. McDonnell sucks and Virginians have turned on him.


16 posted on 06/29/2012 5:48:14 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: wolfman23601

That’s fine wolfman, but can we carry FL without Rubio on the Ticket? If we lose FL, we lose the White House.


17 posted on 06/29/2012 5:49:02 AM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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To: wolfman23601

McDonnell sucks and Virginians have turned on him.
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How so? And btw, wolfman, tell us who would be your choice for VP. I just want us to win. I’m not fanatical for any candidate. (Goodness, I miss Sarah.)


18 posted on 06/29/2012 5:57:06 AM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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To: wolfman23601

I didn’t realize that. I saw him in an interview and he seemed pretty impressive. You don’t think he can help deliver Virginia?


19 posted on 06/29/2012 6:13:30 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: wolfman23601
We DO NOT need two Yankees on the Presidential ticket. A Romney-Christie ticket fits the stereotypes of Northeasterners south of the Potomac ans west of the Alleghenies: the country club, Ivy League educated type (Romney) and someone who looks and sounds like a character from the Sopranos (Christie). If the GOP wants to win Ohio, Missouri, Colorado, New Mexico, Virginia, North Carolina, and Virginia, this ticket won't work. It may help the GOP in southeast Florida and the Philadelphia area, but you could get a similar bounce with Rubio, who is not a Yankee.
20 posted on 06/29/2012 6:27:14 AM PDT by Wallace T.
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To: Dadofmany

New Jersey went 57 percent Democrat last round...Getting 7 percent to vote Republican will be an uphill battle but one worth trying.


21 posted on 06/29/2012 6:34:57 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Dadofmany

I doubt it but NC, VA, and FL will flip for sure.


22 posted on 06/29/2012 6:36:43 AM PDT by Woodsman27
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I agree. Florida will go to Romney. I live in Tampa which is along the what they call the “I-4 Corridor” which mostly votes Republican and the feedback I’m getting from my clients and my fellow friends&acquaintances it is anybody but zerobama.

I also understand that on east of Florida in the area of Cape Canaveral nickname the Space Coast there is hard feelings against zerobama because he has decimated the space program. Jobs were lost in the space program and has acted as a domino affect with businesses in the Space Coast area.

Florida will go to Romney!


23 posted on 06/29/2012 6:48:19 AM PDT by avalonmistmoon
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To: Dadofmany
This was held at the Woodbridge Renaissance Hotel, nothing special. Probably after Christie's $50,000 snack he headed down the road to fat man's heaven: Harold's Famous New York Deli Restaurant
24 posted on 06/29/2012 7:05:14 AM PDT by Reeses
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To: jersey117

He is a good talker for sure, but he has brought to Virginia a lot of crony capitalism, toll roads, choo choo trains, and voo doo finance. Now he is trying to sell off our seaport. The people here don’t like him anymore for the most part.


25 posted on 06/29/2012 7:06:07 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: Wallace T.

Rubio would provide a good bounce, I agree, but it doesn’t change the fact he is unqualified. I honestly think Jindal is the best candidate.


26 posted on 06/29/2012 7:28:55 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: wolfman23601
New Jersey to be ‘Romney country’

Tell that to the "homies" in Camden and Newark.

27 posted on 06/29/2012 7:29:49 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: EQAndyBuzz

“I would think Susan Martinez from New Mexico should be the pick.”

While I would like to see that (Martinez is a real conservative), it is not going to happen. Martinez has begged off from consideration due to an ill family member. I suspect she fears being Palinized.


28 posted on 06/29/2012 7:52:22 AM PDT by No Truce With Kings (Ten years on FreeRepublic and counting.)
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To: jersey117

McDonnell is my governor. He and his lieutenant governor worked with the Romney campaign to help ensure that we had only two choices when our primary rolled around. Many Virginians will not forgive that.

Also, I remember seeing McDonnell on Greta’s show, back when Romney was conducting his character assassination campaign against Newt. Greta asked McDonnell if he agreed with Mitt’s allegations, and I saw my governor suddenly start to stammer and choke, and start looking up, down, anywhere but at the camera, and finally he mumbled an indirect endorsement of Mitt’s tactics. He knew he was doing the wrong thing, but he lied for political expediency, and he did a clumsy job of it.


29 posted on 06/29/2012 7:58:31 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Dadofmany

I live in NJ. It would be absolutely shocking to me if Romney won the state. I just can’t see it. The most populated counties are heavy Democrat, and they do turn out to vote.

But I suppose stranger things have happened.


30 posted on 06/29/2012 8:37:10 AM PDT by hitchwolf
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To: Dadofmany
Christie will not be on the ticket. I think he has to know this, and is just biding his time for the next go round.

If New Jersey goes Romney it will just be icing on a mega blowout.

My prediction - NJ goes Obama, Florida goes Romney and Romney wins by 3-5% popular vote.

31 posted on 06/29/2012 9:32:17 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Dadofmany
If Romney wins New Jersey, then Obama wins nine states or less. It just won't happen unless it is a GOP blowout on the scale of 1980.

The only states more liberal than New Jersey are (in about this order):

  1. Rhode Island
  2. Massachusetts
  3. Hawaii
  4. New York
  5. Vermont
  6. Maryland
  7. Illinois
  8. California
  9. Connecticut (maybe)
  10. Minnesota (maybe)
  11. Delaware (maybe)

32 posted on 06/29/2012 9:45:49 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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I've seen recent reports that McDonnell's approval rating has been between 53-59%. Here is an article on recent controversies regarding Gov. McDonnell:

WashTimes

33 posted on 06/29/2012 10:12:36 AM PDT by BushMeister ("We are a nation that has a government - not the other way around." --Ronald Reagan)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

“I would think Susan Martinez from New Mexico should be the pick. A woman and hispanic.”

Mexican hispanic, not cuban like Rubio. Florida is important but Cuban Republicans aren’t news. She’d be able to reach out to a lot more hispanics across the country. It is important that the dems do not have a lock on all those states.


34 posted on 06/29/2012 12:12:40 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: no dems; avalonmistmoon
Well, I hope you’re right about Mitt being able to carry FL without Rubio on the Ticket. Not sure why you think Marco would NOT help the Ticket in FL.

Here's the way I see it shaping up here:

Obama Hussein took Florida with about 50.3% and that was before he turned the Space Coast into downtown Detroit.
Rubio is Cuban American, not Mexican, and most of those are squarely GOP - they still understand tyranny when they see it.
Rubio is loathed by the dems and squishy with the pubs - no advantage there
As yet, he has no real cred or experience in National affairs.

Florida is not going to be that close IMO, and I do believe that the O campaign has already written it off - sort of like the GOP writes off NJ, which hasn't gone GOP in I don't know how long.

Not a scientifically valid observation, but anecdotal evidence nonetheless:
You don't see those da** Obama stickers and posters everywhere.

Obama has to deliver on his SW strategy of keeping Ohio, Pa, and a few others and flipping the SW and Midwest states that went to McCain to reach 270.
Of course, Arizona is gone to him.

To me, Ohio is the key.

Pa. would be icing but my former wonderful state is like the virgin at the prom - always flirting and promising more but ultimately brushing you off and leaving you frustrated.
Of course, a win in Pa. would destroy the O, so he will pull out all of the stops to get 110% turnout although it will be harder with the GOP now in control there.

35 posted on 06/29/2012 2:07:41 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Dadofmany

Statistically impossible for ROmney to win NJ.

But CC is doing his part, New Jersey might not bring in EVs, but it IS one of the largest campaign contribution states for GOP Presidential races.


36 posted on 06/29/2012 2:07:58 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: Dadofmany
Chris Christie: New Jersey to be ‘Romney country’

"Now we can give it Romneycare, too! That's how much we love this guy!"

[/cynic][/sarc]

37 posted on 06/29/2012 2:27:05 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: bill1952

Very enlightening and encouraging analysis there. I really appreciate it. Now, from my FWIW Department:

I have little hope of us getting PA. They have not gone for the GOP Candidate for Prez since 1988. I am confident that this time, however, we will take the following States back from Obama that he took in 2008: VA, NC, IA, and IN. And, according to you, I can add FL to that list. Now......

I think we have a chance at Romney’s home State of Michigan and Scott Walker’s home State of Wisconsin. If we get these two and the five mentioned in the above paragraph, I’ll send B. Hussein a Willie Nelson CD of “Turn Out The Lights; The Party’s Over”.


38 posted on 06/29/2012 2:28:23 PM PDT by no dems (On June 28th, they shoved ObamaCare down our throat. On Nov. 6th, we'll shove it up their ass.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
I agree with you 100% - a surprise pick and a quality pick - just as Sarah was 4 years ago. However, I will have to say, there is a downside of picking someone with no national exposure, such as Palin and Qualye. The media will be in a feeding frenzy and they will rip her to shreds, also. But that shouldn't be allowed to keep her off the ticket.
39 posted on 06/29/2012 2:30:51 PM PDT by Dave W
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To: Go Gordon
People here are livid. They can't stand Obama.

And I can't stand Romney. Won't vote for him.
If the Republican Party wanted my vote they'd offer up a candidate that would pursue the party's stated planks. With the [in]actions of congress over F&F, the NY-23 incident, and the anointing of Romney I can only guess that they are all about talk and not about action.

(Hell, at least the Dems try to pursue their party-objectives. the Republicans are like a near-dead fish floating on the top of the fish-bowl making pathetic mouth/gill movements from time to time.)

40 posted on 06/29/2012 2:32:57 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: no dems
WE HAVE GOT TO CARRY FL IN NOV. OR WE LOSE THE WHITE HOUSE!!!

So then Romney should pick Jeb Bush for his VP, right? ;)

41 posted on 06/29/2012 2:34:03 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: wolfman23601

Not true. You don’t like him. Speak for yourself.


42 posted on 06/29/2012 2:43:59 PM PDT by Dave W
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To: Wallace T.
We DO NOT need two Yankees on the Presidential ticket. A Romney-Christie ticket fits the stereotypes of Northeasterners south of the Potomac ans west of the Alleghenies: the country club, Ivy League educated type (Romney) and someone who looks and sounds like a character from the Sopranos (Christie). If the GOP wants to win Ohio, Missouri, Colorado, New Mexico, Virginia, North Carolina, and Virginia, this ticket won't work. It may help the GOP in southeast Florida and the Philadelphia area, but you could get a similar bounce with Rubio, who is not a Yankee.

If the GOP wanted to win, they probably could do very nicely with a Gary Johnson / Ron Paul ticket.

Neither of them are the "ideal" candidate, but such a ticket would signal the GOP is serious about the economy and about reigning in government. Johnson in particular was a good enough Governor to get reelected in NM when it was heavily Democrat, and by a fair margin. Ron Paul, well, him being VP would be signaling that we really do need to be responsible with our spending. (Hell, if I were in charge I'd put him as head of the Fed just to watch people's heads explode.)

43 posted on 06/29/2012 2:45:54 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark

Whatever it takes to get the Marxist Muslim out of the White House. Let him pick Jeb Bush if that will do the trick. I don’t give a s**t.


44 posted on 06/29/2012 3:18:39 PM PDT by no dems (On June 28th, they shoved ObamaCare down our throat. On Nov. 6th, we'll shove it up their ass.)
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To: OneWingedShark

If the GOP wanted to win, they probably could do very nicely with a Gary Johnson / Ron Paul ticket.

LOL Sigh... 48 state loss.

no vote for Mitt is a vote for Obama and thats just a fact.
What is right for America is to toss obama and then work forward.


45 posted on 06/29/2012 4:27:10 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: bill1952
no vote for Mitt is a vote for Obama and thats just a fact.

I refuse to accede to this reasoning; it is fatally flawed and I refuse to cast my vote for the second prong of Morton's Fork.

What is right for America is to toss obama and then work forward.

That is indeed what would be necessary; however you're deluding yourself thinking Romney is going to work forward. He will at best hold things at about the level they are at now. I have seen nothing that indicates he would encourage responsible spending, dismantle the TSA, encourage the repeal of NDAA, Patriot Act, etc.

In short, all I see him as is a "relief valve" for the statists to keep the 'conservatives' from blowing up and actually starting stuff: that is, he'll simply give people the time to realize that this is the new normal. And honestly, with the opposition form Congress or the Judicial branch there was nothing he could do anyway.

Get out your arguments about why Roberts's decision was excellent, because you're going to need them should Romney get elected.

>If the GOP wanted to win, they probably could do very nicely with a Gary Johnson / Ron Paul ticket.
LOL Sigh... 48 state loss.

Really? You think running on a platform consisting of "We want to end the TSA, the horribly destructive WoD, the government over-reaches that led to things like ObamaCare and the excessive and irresponsible spending" would lead to a whole 48 state loss... even with Obama in as little favor as he is now?

They aren't ideal by any means. But they are for responsible spending and generally less government. Plus Ron Paul is rather popular with the college-agers, combined with the general feeling of betrayal some have with Obama continuing Bush's policies, and that's a nice voting block there. Further, Ron Paul as VP means that the usual arguments against him are moot, because they are against him being president. Johnson, as I said was a good governor, and I think would make a decent President.

If it really is as bad as you portray then America is toast and cannot elect anyone who is even right of center again.
If that be the case, then why shouldn't I vote directly for Obama? Crash the system and let it burn, cause there's no way to stop it.

46 posted on 06/29/2012 5:39:06 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark
I refuse to accede to this reasoning; it is fatally flawed and I refuse to cast my vote for the second prong of Morton's Fork.

Proves my point - you go ahead vote for obama to remain

however you're deluding yourself thinking Romney is going to work forward.

I don't think that at all - it is irrelevant to my point about the best thing for America is to rid us of Obama. - I will work on everything else after he is gone.

Really? You think running on a platform consisting of "We want to end the TSA, the horribly destructive WoD, the government over-reaches that led to things like ObamaCare and the excessive and irresponsible spending" would lead to a whole 48 state loss... even with Obama in as little favor as he is now?

Absolutely. Look, Ron Paul, any of his strengths notwithstanding, is a kook, and that, right or wrong to your mind, is how he is perceived in 90%+ of the American electorate. 48 states is about right on the high side of the estimate - O might only win 46 again that slate

f that be the case, then why shouldn't I vote directly for Obama?

Thank you for the final admission.

47 posted on 06/29/2012 6:24:47 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: CatherineofAragon
Sounds like McDonnell needs seasoning in the minors for awhile. Get his mind right.
48 posted on 06/29/2012 6:50:36 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: hitchwolf
Well, like Christie for gubnor, eg.
49 posted on 06/29/2012 6:53:01 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: bill1952
Absolutely. Look, Ron Paul, any of his strengths notwithstanding, is a kook, and that, right or wrong to your mind, is how he is perceived in 90%+ of the American electorate.

And that stopped Obama with Biden? Joe Biden?
If Joe Biden can be VP, then who the hell can't?
How about you say what you mean: I hate Ron Paul and would never vote for him on any ticket whatsoever, no matter the position, and nobody else would either.

I mean it's the Vice President... nobody pays attention to the VP, except for a brief flash when they happen to say or do something bad. When was the last time a VP made a significant impact on someone's vote? Now qualify that with "that wasn't positive." (Palin.)

>I refuse to accede to this reasoning; it is fatally flawed and I refuse to cast my vote for the second prong of Morton's Fork.

Proves my point - you go ahead vote for obama to remain

It's a Morton's Fork as far as I'm concerned:

The top portion is Morton's Fork; it's where two alternatives lead to the same [on nearly same] unpleasant conclusion. Ignore the Catch-22 portion, besides, it's inaccurate.

Replace "live well" with "Obama", and "live frugally" with "Romney"; then replace "must be rich" with "believes on Marxist socialism" and "must save a lot of money" with "believes on Fabian socialism"; last replace "can afford to pay heavy taxes" with "implements socialism."

Therefore I conclude that the two choices are not significantly different.
Where am I wrong in that line of reasoning?

50 posted on 06/29/2012 6:57:24 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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