Skip to comments.OBAMA: ROMNEY WANTS VP PETRAEUS
Posted on 08/07/2012 9:13:16 AM PDT by hope
OBAMA: ROMNEY WANTS VP PETRAEUS
Tue Aug 07 2012 12:01:02 ET
President Obama whispered to a top fundraiser this week that he believes GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney wants to name Gen. David Petraeus to the VP slot!
"The president wasn't joking," the insider explains to the DRUDGE REPORT.
A Petraeus drama has been quietly building behind the scenes.
Romney is believed to have secretly met with the four-star general in New Hampshire.
The pick could be a shrewd Romney choice. A cross-party pull. The Obama administration hailed Petraeus as one of history's greatest military strategists. Petraeus was unanimously confirmed as the Director of the CIA by the US Senate 94-0.
But Petraeus has categorically asserted that he has NO political ambitions. And Team Obama stands prepared to tie one of their own to "Bush wars." A Petraeus pick could been seen as simply shuffling the decks of power in DC.
"He's a serious man, for seriously dangerous times," notes a top Republican.
A DRUDGE POLL on Tuesday morning showed readers split on if Romney should give it a go.
And the calendar is running out of days.
Actually, I think Romney handled the Chick-Fil-A controversy correctly. Politicians weighing in on local matters or just what one business owner said has gotten out of control. In the old days, the President was above such trivial things. 0bama changed that with ‘the cops acted stupidly’. He’s reduced and demeaned the office but that’s part of 0bama’s mission, right? Romney was right not to weigh in. Let’s hope he at least tries to bring dignity back to the office of the president.
“I am in favor of Rubio”
1. He’s brilliant. Maybe the smartest guy in the Senate.
2. Extremely articulate; very, very fast on his feet. Would be a formidable campaigner and debater.
3. Young and energetic.
5. Drop dead gorgeous (and believe me, this DOES make a favorable impression on quite a few of the ladies.)
6. Of Cuban Hispanic descent and from Florida. (Romney really needs some geographic and/or ethnic/gender balance for his ticket.)
A VP candidate like Rubio would tie the Commie Stream Press in knots. And I think a pick like Rubio would generate significant buzz and would be seen as a bit out of the box (but not too far out of the box). It would signal that Romney is capable of shaking things up a bit. Not to mention the beneficial effects regarding Florida’s EVs. Plus I think it would get the Hispanic community paying a bit more attention to the election and Romney, and in a good way at that. And finally, I think Rubio would present a very serious headache to the Obama campaign, in more ways than one.
Biden - note to self - get White House Chef to stop serving burritos to POTUS.
#29: He (Petraeus) probably doesn’t know where he stands on these issues. However, even WE know where he stands on Israel.
“I am in favor of Rubio”
I should have fallaciously added:
“Romney/Rubio and Tippecanoe”
At any rate, “Romney/Rubio” has a ring to it, don’t you think?
I served as a Military Police Officer and Provost Marshal. In that capacity, I had ample opportunity to formally and informally discuss law enforcement issues with any number of senior field grade and general officers. I think many people would be surprised at their prevailing views on the 2nd Amendment (Norm Schwarzkopf being a notable exception). I can't speak to Gen. Petraeus's views on the issue, but many, many General Officers will tell you that "civilians" have no need for "military style weapons."
I personally suspect that most of these folks have spent their entire adult lives in controlled environments, living on relatively safe installations, and as they were promoted they increasingly became the ones doing the controlling. While they are generally superior organizers, managers and leaders, not all their skill sets and attitudes translate well to civilian life. I do realize I'm speaking in blanket generalities (pun intended), and I apologize to those who don't fit the mold, but I still think most traditional American conservatives would be somewhat taken aback if given the opportunity to discuss the 2nd Amendment with many of our senior military leaders.
Romney is a disaster. The GOP is a disater.
Maybe he should just pick Sen Graham-nesty as VP so all the cards are on the table,
If we dont know, why would anyone support the guy?
Hey let us know where Romney stands on those issues.
Romney or Petraeus...? ;)
I totally disagree. 0bama’s theft of $500 million from Medicare to fund 0bamacare was a bigger knife in Senior’s backs. That more than offset any perceived damage from Ryan’s plan. You’re correct about ‘perception’ because of the 0bamaMedia, but the fact is 0bama will plunge a huge knife right into the backs of seniors through ‘death panels’. Unfortunately and by design, that won’t be realized until AFTER the election.
I doubt that’s true, but, regardless, if we had the votes to pass him through the senate nomination process, then we’d almost certainly have the votes to amend any legislation that would prevent him from taking office. It’d take a weird set of circumstances to keep him from passing through one way or another.
Don’t want him for VEEP though. He’s not on record about most issues that we care about.
Wow! I guess since Obama made such an awesome choice picking his own VP, we should definately ....laugh.
Petraeus has described himself as a “Rockefeller Republican.”
Meeting with Petraeus? He might simply be trying to get him to speak at the Republican convention or join him on the campaign trail or something of that sort. I would be surprised if he is even in consideration for VP since i don’t see what he would really do to help Romney’s chances. The left will say that it’s a signal that Romney wants to drag the US into more wars, that it’ll be a repeat of the GWB years.
No way. He’s a good soldier but hardly a politician and Romney needs a good politician.
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