Skip to comments.RUMOR: Pit Bull VP Candidates (Chris Christie, Gingrich?) being considered to counter Obama attacks
Posted on 07/15/2012 5:26:53 AM PDT by mitchell001
Could the Romney campaign be forced to consider Pit Bull candidates such as Chris Christie or Newt Gingrich to help the GOP go on offense against Obama's unfair, untrue Romney attacks? Milktoast candidates such as Pawlenty, Condi Rice, Portman, etc. may not fit the bill.
Problem with Gingrich is his full blown attacks against Bain Capital in the primary. He won’t be the pick.
Hillary is available. She’d be a perfect combo with Willard.
If they have buried the hatchet...anything is possible.
That’s too bad. Gingrich could be the perfect prescription for Gov. Romney’s campaign. Knows the issues better than anyone else on the horizon and can out_debate them all.
Let’s face it. It’s a beauty contest. There isn’t enough lipstick and eyeshadow for either one. Next!
He is a pitt bull that would destroy Obama and Biden, energize the base, bring to Romney a deep understanding of how the system works (and doesn't work), bring to Romney a vast knowledge of foreign affairs and history, and keep the responsibility for the requisite nastiness away from Romney.
romney is getting a taste of his own tactics after what he did to Newt and Santorum along with four year ago attacks on huckleberry and McCain. If romney has a brain his VP would be Hurricane Palin, Newt, or West. Palin has already been vetted and the commies fired every bullet at her and she is still standing strong. They have no more ammo to fire at Sarah and she would be an excellent pick.
Both Newt and Krispy Kreme have mouths that Romney wouldn’t risk adding to his team.
Instead, I think we should look to whom among the milquetoasts he would perceive to be politically assertive. TPaw, maybe?
Nah, I still guess that Portman’s the guy he wants to pick—and so he’ll find a way to rationalize that.
Ryan or West could shred Barry0.
Amen on Allen West. He’s the best pit bull and a quick responder.
Why do people constantly feel the desire to parrot pundits? In response to this latest RUMOR about Condi, her spokeswoman said no almost immediately and then Condi came out again and said no.
Just what is it that people just don’t understand about NO!? But no, they’re just too fargin smart to realize that if she were to flip after being so emphatic that she and the campaign would be discredited big time anyway. Sheesh!
Must have been a slow day at the Drudge novelty stand. Maybe he should do what he does best. Sell papers, candy and sodas while looking important at spreading rumors. He was played by someone big time.
Top Romney source my arsche! I would wager it is the etch-a-sketch douche-bag wanting to stir things up just to show everyone just how friggin smart he is, not. The Stupid Party never ceases to amaze me with their total and utter incompetence or the people who support them to fall for it EVERY TIME IT IS TRIED.
Actually, has Romney considered asking Obama to be his VP? They see eye to eye on everything!
I’d more likely suspect dem subterfuge. They have done it for years.
Newt would be a good pick but I think he will go for someone else—They will be a former Governor and from the southern states. They will not be everyone’s choice but I tend to think they will be conservative to some degree. Someone who did well in the primaries would be good. A pit Bull is needed to carry the fight to the foe. I don’t see any republican women, save Sarah Palin, who could do this and she is toxic. Rubio is too much of a pandering choice—a vain attempt to get Mexican votes. Christie would be interesting—but he may well be better for another job. The Governor of Texas? Bobbie J.? A political animal is needed—and one that will make the Tea Party sing loud and hard and bring in the south.
That is conventional, inside-the-box thinking.
Romney's success in life is due almost completely to his application of the Bill Bain approach to problem solving and growth...and that is the use of "strategy" and the relentless way it is implemented.
Strategy, in Bain's case, is defined as (I paraprase) "determine the goals (long and short) and develop an equation of how to get there...and then wage all out war to implement said strategy and achieve the objective."
Thinking outside the box is a big part of what Bain and Romney do!
Yeah, but Romney is already under attack over Bain and no matter how much of a total BS red-herring the attacks may be, Gingrich’s having made such attacks would only lend support to those attacks.
Palin, Newt or West would be fine.
If I were Romney (God forbid) I’d shake things up by picking one of the 3 above and announcing that I would resign as President after 2 years. This would mean that voters would be voting for two presidents at once. There is no law forbidding such a scheme. Knowing for certain that a vote for Romney would mean a president Palin, Gingrich or West in two years would bring all conservatives to the polls. I swore I’d never vote for Romney but this would cause me to break my vow...the new president would be able to serve for ten years if re-elected twice.
Would a true patriot give up the presidency after two years to save the nation from another Obama term? I think a true patriot would, (I have doubts Romney would)
Obama would not counter by replacing Biden with Hillary and resigning after two years.... the narcissism would not allow for it.
OK, it’s yet another crackpot idea from me but hey, we live in strange times and it takes strange ideas to survive (that’s why I was rooting for Newt)
Allen West is the correct pick. Former military. Is not afraid of the Democrats. Is not afraid of muslims.
I would love to see Newt...but I doubt it will happen....and I do like Christie...as Governor of NJ.
>>Newt would be the dream Veep for me.
VP’s don’t do much but play the pit bull and go to funerals.
I’d like to see him as SecState. That would a position where his intelligence, encyclopedic knowledge, and fantastic debating skills could make a difference in world affairs. Only thing is, would he be able to follow someone else’s script.
I thought the thread needed a link to real punditry regarding Romney needing a "pit bull" VP, which I happen to agree with. I'd pay to see a Gingrich v Biden debate.
LOL...that is why the only possible position for Newt is Veep (except for pitt bull attacks, it is a meaningless job).
No need for a pick from the South, as Romney will win those states anyway.
Gingrich and Perry have already shown weakness in speaking on the national stage.
Jindal is the only Southern guv that Romney might pick, because he’s suitably milquetoast but also ‘of color’.
True for Perry, but Newt was a thing of pure marvel on the national stage (i.e. debate).
Pay? Sheesh, aren’t we paying enough already? Rhetorically and figuratively. Seems too many are engaged in a wishful thinking traffic circle with no exits. All the while, Romney takes another friggin two day vacation to his lake house!
Take a powder after getting sworn in Mitt! The current usurper has been on one since putting The Office of the President Elect behind him and the media just loves that. I’m sure they wouldn’t notice a couple weeks in the Caymans while you write your first State of the Union address.
Spitting nails with blood shooting from my eyes!
“Hillary is available. Shed be a perfect combo with Willard.”
I like it!
“I remember when radicals used to criticize me about Whitewater investments, then as now, the little people just don’t understand how our system works...”
Speaking of sheesh ... you might want to lighten up on the RedBull ...
I don’t know, I kind of like it. Better than McCain running to wherever and doing whatever Obama, the democrats and the msm told him.
It makes too much sense.
Once all these rumor balloons float away, I am preparing to be extremely underwhelmed by the acutal announcement.
Just tell Mitt that Baraq is a conservative. Pit bull problem solved.
Red Bull? I took an Ambien two hours ago! Hey, it works for the Kennedy’s and other government officials! LOL
“Hillary is available. Shed be a perfect combo with Willard.”
Sadly, she’s probably more conservative. I don’t remember her trying to force tyrannical government mandates down everyone’s throats.
When you support a candidate just because he has an R behind his name, be aware that you might just end up with a Bloomberg and a national soda restriction.....under the blessing of the GOP.
As a consequence of the recent descent and demise of the infamous JoePaw, I think it might be time to "bury" that moniker.....
Plus he would help undercut losses to the Constitution Party candidate in VA. The reality remains that when in power, Gingrich is about the only guy around who really cut gov’t.
Your Post #11 is RIGHT ON!!!
“A political animal is needed”
I disagree. How about a guy who speaks and stands for the truth regardless of the political consequences? I think Romney and his ever shifting positions are enough “political animal” for me. I think you will find the GOP is full of “political animals”.
I dont remember her (Hillary) trying to force tyrannical government mandates down everyones throats.
WHAT????? You must be very young or very forgetful. Don’t you remember that Bill put Hillary over coming up with a National Health Plan and Congress rejected it?
Not the way Mitt and his team would look at it.
Newt is an unlikable, loose-cannon, motormouth by their standards.
Ha! Hadn’t thought of that.
Then again, ‘Tim’ is very weak as a candidate name—might still be better off with TPaw.
Palin, Newt, or West
I would be happy with any of the three. I wish but I don’t dare hope. My hopes for anyone to my liking to vote for have been dashed. I am resigned to ABO. That’s as good as it gets, I suppose.
And that's a bad thing?;-)
Problem with Gingrich is the debate moment when Romney pummelled him with “resigned in disgrace.” It’s on video and the Obama people would love to run the ads using it.
Gingrich could have defended himself more vigorously and we wouldn’t be having this discussion right now. :(
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