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Romney may name running mate early in election race
Reuters ^ | July 10, 2012 | Steve Holland

Posted on 07/10/2012 4:00:41 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney acknowledged on Tuesday he is considering naming his choice to serve as vice presidential running mate earlier than usual to better compete with President Barack Obama.

As they work from a short list of leading Republicans, Romney and his advisers say they are weighing whether he should announce his choice some weeks earlier than the traditional time of around the Republican National Convention, which is to be held in Tampa in late August.

The reasoning, advisers say, is that two candidates would be able to raise more money and engage Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in battle with polls showing Americans closely divided on whether to pick the Republican challenger or Democratic incumbent in the November 6 election.

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


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KEYWORDS: 2012election; runningmate; vicepresident; vp
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1 posted on 07/10/2012 4:00:46 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I just hope it is not Hillary.

I still can't believe we have Mittens

"Close your eyes and think of England!"

2 posted on 07/10/2012 4:06:46 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

it looks like a pawlenty or yawn, portman. Can either of them beat the winless joey bite me in the debate? Sarah TKO’d bite me and he is still stammerin’.


3 posted on 07/10/2012 4:07:57 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: FatherofFive

Sarah Palin.


4 posted on 07/10/2012 4:08:33 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He should pick a strong, recognizable, and reliable conservative to balance the ticket. Unfortunately he will likely pick someone like Huntsman. I’m going to have to practice holding my nose some more. This is not going to be an easy election.


5 posted on 07/10/2012 4:09:56 PM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
No one ever runs for vice president twice (unless they are the incumbent, of course), no one. It would be a poor career move on her part. Now, Palin-Romney, I could get behind.
6 posted on 07/10/2012 4:10:33 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Romney has not been nominated, how can he (legally) pick a VP before the convention?


7 posted on 07/10/2012 4:11:17 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: fhayek

Nobody has been OFFERED the VP spot twice before.

Palin can do this.

I sincerely hope above all hope, that she does.


8 posted on 07/10/2012 4:12:07 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Palin is too ‘radioactive’ so they say.. Portman? One big GIGANTIC YAWN. Condoleeza Rice? An obvious ‘twofer pander’ for the female and black vote. Paul Ryan is the one if HE’S REALLY SERIOUS ABOUT ADDRESSING OUR ECONOMIC WOES AND AS A ‘BUSINESS-FRIENDLY WHITE HOUSE’ gesture (throw in a few female votes for Ryan’s nice hair too).


9 posted on 07/10/2012 4:13:29 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I'd love Newt.

Newt knows HOW to get things done in Washington.

My next choice is Perry but the party wants to make sure they capture Florida.

Romney needs a southerner.

10 posted on 07/10/2012 4:13:59 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: svcw

Romney is the nominee. Geez...pay attenetion


11 posted on 07/10/2012 4:14:58 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: svcw

It’s that old aura of inevitability thing that the left uses so frequently.

That says to me there is concern that it’s not exactly in the bag at the convention.


12 posted on 07/10/2012 4:15:37 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: svcw
Romney has not been nominated, how can he (legally) pick a VP before the convention?

VPs are almost always picked before the convention. Usually it's the weekend before the convention. Sarah Palin was announced by McCain on Friday, August 29, 2008. Convention did not begin until Monday, September 1.

13 posted on 07/10/2012 4:15:54 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’d pick Rubio and let him give countless speeches in Spanish to the hispanic community. Jusy my op.


14 posted on 07/10/2012 4:16:19 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Palin is perfect.


15 posted on 07/10/2012 4:17:06 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
My thoughts on this with his mini world tour coming up I could see him doing this and bringing the VP along especially when he visits Israel. A little jab and way to emphasize how the VP might have way more upstairs and gravitas than Slow Joe, never mind Slow how about the both of them.
16 posted on 07/10/2012 4:17:13 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Dutch Boy

Regardless who he might pick, you can bet your hat and ass the lame-stream, liberal-left media will look into his life so deep, we will know what kind of toilet paper he uses, whether he sleeps in the same bed with his wife, his college scores, doctor and health records, income tax records, personal history, divorce records, social security information, birth information, past girlfriends/boyfriends, pastimes, interests, love affairs (other than wife), alcohol intake, wedding photos, best man at wedding, and the list goes on.

Gee would that not be nice if they did that to the guy whose ass is already sitting in the Oval Office.


17 posted on 07/10/2012 4:18:21 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Palin is not going to run as VP again and especially for a guy who has expended so much energy in trying to destroying her.


18 posted on 07/10/2012 4:19:20 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: fhayek

If romney was smart he would pick Sarah, but he won’t. A poor career move? If the commie wins, who gives a crap about a career.


19 posted on 07/10/2012 4:19:35 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I sure as hell pray that Mittens doesn’t pick Joe Biden’s dumb cousin....Chris Christie.

I don’t know that I can hold my nose twice on election day.


20 posted on 07/10/2012 4:20:26 PM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Not officially until the convention.


21 posted on 07/10/2012 4:21:11 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are useless and useful idiots.)
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To: svcw

Palin is undamaged.

She would be a BRILLIANT pick.


22 posted on 07/10/2012 4:21:50 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: Sacajaweau

ahhh, No.
The convention has not been held as yet, and the nomination has not been awarded.


23 posted on 07/10/2012 4:22:29 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: Williams

VP giving speeches in Spanish? Do we have to press ‘1’ to hear them in English? No thanks.


24 posted on 07/10/2012 4:22:29 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: svcw

“Romney has not been nominated, how can he (legally) pick a VP before the convention?”

The FIX was in before January this year.


25 posted on 07/10/2012 4:22:34 PM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: Howie66

Well, true.


26 posted on 07/10/2012 4:23:10 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: Cringing Negativism Network

she’s dead Gibbs


27 posted on 07/10/2012 4:23:45 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Romney spend energy on destroying her, why would he pick and why would she accept.
Besides, if she chooses anything it would be president.


28 posted on 07/10/2012 4:24:52 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: Sacajaweau

“Romney is the nominee.”

You don’t need to remind us.


29 posted on 07/10/2012 4:24:59 PM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Just win, baby. They can be conservative speeches.


30 posted on 07/10/2012 4:25:05 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: bert

Nope.

She’s magic. Pure magic.


31 posted on 07/10/2012 4:25:05 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Romney may name running mate early in election race

Someone fat with a mouth big enough to match.

32 posted on 07/10/2012 4:27:24 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Sacajaweau

“I’d love Newt.
Newt knows HOW to get things done in Washington.

My next choice is Perry but the party wants to make sure they capture Florida.

Romney needs a southerner.”

Yes, indeed.


33 posted on 07/10/2012 4:29:13 PM PDT by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: svcw
Romney has not been nominated, how can he (legally) pick a VP before the convention?

So what? He can pick someone even if he weren't running. Is there a law against choosing a running mate in an election?

34 posted on 07/10/2012 4:29:13 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: Williams

I like Rubio, but since he’s an anchor baby, he’s not qualified to be Prez.


35 posted on 07/10/2012 4:31:45 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: Cobra64

...or he may not.

AP said he would pick in early June.

And yes it is legal to pick a veep before the nomination is official — just like it is legal for him to be president even though his dad was born in Mexico.


36 posted on 07/10/2012 4:31:45 PM PDT by Mustang Driver
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To: Cobra64

No, there’s no law against it, but it’s as unseemly as Callista Gingrich waxing melodic about what a wonderful First Lady she’d make.


37 posted on 07/10/2012 4:33:02 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yeah—I can hardly wait to see which stake he chooses to drive into the heart of true conservatives.


38 posted on 07/10/2012 4:34:57 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Well, that’s good to know. Is Callista going to be Romney’s pick?


39 posted on 07/10/2012 4:39:14 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He doesn’t need a home run here. He just needs somebody fairly conservative that could bring a swing state possibly. Obama is easy to beat as long as Mitt stays on message and doesn’t wander away from the economy.


40 posted on 07/10/2012 4:39:34 PM PDT by proudtexasmama
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To: proudtexasmama

Welcome to FR!


41 posted on 07/10/2012 4:41:06 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

NO RICE! I am having hard enough time voting for this RINO now. Add her and I will be done with him. She may be from my state, but NO to her.


42 posted on 07/10/2012 4:45:19 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (You can almost hear the footsteps of Jesus. He is right at the door!)
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To: Cobra64

Oh, all right. It’s a fantastic idea to behave as if it’s all in the bag over a month before the convention when there is a large contingent of conservative voters who are more than just a little dubious of him.

But, he can repackage himself and adapt his messaging. I suggest he have a fancy, quasi-presidential looking seal made up for “The Office Of The Presumptive Nominee,” mount it on a podium and start issuing edicts, right after he names his Vice President.

Worked for Obama.


43 posted on 07/10/2012 4:45:58 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: FatherofFive

I think it will be a safe unknown and I personally think Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is on the short list.


44 posted on 07/10/2012 4:53:10 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: varina davis
Allen West has been suggested occasionally and even recently and he is from the South. I would very much like to see him nominated as Governor Romney's running mate were it not for the likelihood it would probably mean death to Governor Romney's presidential chances; the left has tried very hard to destroy Colonel West even as a congressional candidate.

I do hope to live long enough to be able to vote for Colonel West as President and to witness the good that he leads in doing for the country.

45 posted on 07/10/2012 4:54:17 PM PDT by DanMiller (Dan Miller)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Paul Ryan and do it tomorrow.

That way we’ll have an articulate impassioned conservative out there campaigning for the ticket.


46 posted on 07/10/2012 4:55:27 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
SARAH PALIN
47 posted on 07/10/2012 4:58:32 PM PDT by Gargantua ("Barack O'Bunga--America's first gay president...")
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To: RegulatorCountry
I suggest he have a fancy, quasi-presidential looking seal made up for “The Office Of The Presumptive Nominee”...

That's pretty darn funny!

48 posted on 07/10/2012 4:58:42 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Sacajaweau

Newt? LOL. Perry? ROTFLOL. No thanks. Both are morons.


49 posted on 07/10/2012 4:58:42 PM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
SARAH PALIN
50 posted on 07/10/2012 4:58:50 PM PDT by Gargantua ("Barack O'Bunga--America's first gay president...")
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