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OBAMA: ROMNEY WANTS VP PETRAEUS
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Posted on 08/07/2012 9:13:16 AM PDT by hope

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1 posted on 08/07/2012 9:13:26 AM PDT by hope
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To: hope

This has been one of my guesses.

It is risky because P has no political experience. Seems to be a very good man. Certainly understands the military and foreign policy.


2 posted on 08/07/2012 9:15:47 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: hope

That would be as bad as Condi. Don’t want Patraeus.


3 posted on 08/07/2012 9:16:29 AM PDT by Sudetenland (Member of the BBB Club - Bye-Bye-Barry!!! President Barack "Down Low" Obama)
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To: hope

I had always understood that he was a Dem.


4 posted on 08/07/2012 9:16:38 AM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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To: hope

Bad choice. Paul Ryan? Good choice!


5 posted on 08/07/2012 9:16:56 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: hope

For people hoping Petraeus at Dept of Defense, he cannot be SecDef until Sept 1st 2021 due to the NSA of 1947.


6 posted on 08/07/2012 9:17:32 AM PDT by Perdogg (Let's leave reading things in the Constitution that aren't there to liberals and Dems)
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To: Williams

No polticial experience??? LOL Have you ever worked at the Pentagon??


7 posted on 08/07/2012 9:18:41 AM PDT by Perdogg (Let's leave reading things in the Constitution that aren't there to liberals and Dems)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

I think it will be Ryan.


8 posted on 08/07/2012 9:19:46 AM PDT by Perdogg (Let's leave reading things in the Constitution that aren't there to liberals and Dems)
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To: Williams
I really hope he picks one of the several republican governors that were elected in the last 4 years (I would even take Christie over a non-governor - Palwenty is excluded). Petraues, like all these big time generals, are political animals at heart and have instinctively learned how to please people.
9 posted on 08/07/2012 9:19:59 AM PDT by BRL
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To: Perdogg

Obama has PROVEN that EVERYTHING can be waived!


10 posted on 08/07/2012 9:21:01 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: BRL

Martinez would be da bomb.


11 posted on 08/07/2012 9:21:08 AM PDT by Perdogg (Let's leave reading things in the Constitution that aren't there to liberals and Dems)
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To: US Navy Vet

The General needs to get that 1957 haircut updated.


12 posted on 08/07/2012 9:21:43 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: Perdogg
No polticial experience??? LOL Have you ever worked at the Pentagon??

That was my first thought. There are more friendly-fire (and not-so-friendly fire) casualties in the Pentagon than out in the field.
13 posted on 08/07/2012 9:21:53 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: hope

Petraeus could have some useful info on Obama after working for the DOD and now the CIA. That probably scares the crap out of Obama.


14 posted on 08/07/2012 9:22:56 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: US Navy Vet

One could argue that this situation would akin to the situation that Gen Marshall was in, first being at State, then Defense.


15 posted on 08/07/2012 9:23:18 AM PDT by Perdogg (Let's leave reading things in the Constitution that aren't there to liberals and Dems)
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To: BRL

On second thought, I think Obama might be scared because if Patraeus resigned then went to Romney campaign, he might be able to really spill the beans about how tough it was to get Obama to kill bin-Laden, and all kind of other in-competencies that Obama has done behind the scenes.


16 posted on 08/07/2012 9:23:47 AM PDT by BRL
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To: Williams

Not worried about political experience. You have to be the best at dealing with people and hardest worker to rise to the top of the military ranks. The thing that worries me is his philosophy, which we don’t know. Is he a neo-conservative or was he just following orders? Where does he stand on God, guns, and gays? We know nothing about him.


17 posted on 08/07/2012 9:23:56 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: hope

Let’s see...Romney has no stance on the Chick Fil A situation...pissed off the Catholic League and social Conservatives....there goes one part of the voting block.

Now he is gonna go with General Liberal for VP?

He is handing the election to Obama with a bow on it.

Rubio is the only pick that makes sense. He is hispanic, a tea party member, and the future for how the GOP should be. Even Stevie Wonder can see that. Romney would lock up Florida and at least 50% of the Hispanic voting block in this country with that one pick.

Suicidal choice to go with anyone else but Rubio. The General brings nothing to this ticket but problems and more Bush era campaign commercials.


18 posted on 08/07/2012 9:24:12 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big. Vote Newt!)
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To: Perdogg

yep


19 posted on 08/07/2012 9:26:06 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

I am in favor of Rubio, but be prepared for the outcry from birthers.

Apparently, Mark Levin has no eligibility issues with Rubio (neither do I).


20 posted on 08/07/2012 9:26:40 AM PDT by Perdogg (Let's leave reading things in the Constitution that aren't there to liberals and Dems)
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To: hope

I have heard that Romney’s folks have an active campaign to feed mis-information to Obama’s campaign through various methods including Obama’s ‘tip lines’

They said Obama’s team has been caught using this mis-info more than a few times so far

I think that is funny as all heck


21 posted on 08/07/2012 9:27:10 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: KC Burke

He’s a conditioned Dem lapdog.

For months, the leftist freaks ran ads calling him Gen. Betray-us, now he runs Hussein’s CIA.

Compromised all the way at the very least.

Him as VP would make Bush’s reach-across-the-aisle “diplomacy” look like patriotism by comparison.

Romney might as well pick Sandy Burglar if he’s going to throw away victory in November.


22 posted on 08/07/2012 9:27:48 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: My Favorite Headache

So just how is Jeb and all of the Bushies now a days?


23 posted on 08/07/2012 9:28:15 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Williams

Moveon.org would absolutely love it .....’Betrayus’. Of course then Romney could get in front of a microphone and tell Zero to get his stooges to knock it off.


24 posted on 08/07/2012 9:29:00 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: Perdogg

I would also expect outcry for Rubio being an amnesty pimp, a traitor who endorsed Mitt Romney early on and his covering for Muzzies against Bachmann.


25 posted on 08/07/2012 9:30:03 AM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: Mr. K

Interesting...LOL!


26 posted on 08/07/2012 9:31:14 AM PDT by hope
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To: Williams

I’m neutral on P’s nomination.

I would like to point out, though that Eisenhower had no elected political experience, either, and he wasn’t a bad president.......


27 posted on 08/07/2012 9:31:37 AM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: Perdogg
If Romney selects Ryan, Romney will kick 0bama's ass in this election. Ryan is an all-around GREAT candidate. He's got business savvy, public appeal, congenial, professional, APPROACHABLE (unlike ANYONE in the current regime), honorable, respectful, dignified, courageous, a great 'gaffe-free' orator, etc, etc..

ROMNEY / RYAN 2012 !!!!!

28 posted on 08/07/2012 9:31:42 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: hope

I have the same question regarding this guy as I have for any unknown quantity regarding VP (whether it is Condeleeza Rice, etc.): where do they stand on the issues? Where do they stand on replacing the graduated income tax with a flat tax or the Fair Tax, building border walls, deporting illegals, repealing ObummerCare, abolishing the Depts. of Education, Energy, HUD, and HHS, cutting spending by 40%, ending foreign wars of occupation in mohammedan lands, honoring the 9th and 10th amendments, etc.

Where does Patraeus stand on these and other issues?

If we don’t know, why would anyone support the guy?


29 posted on 08/07/2012 9:32:02 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: hope

I would love this story of Obama drama.


30 posted on 08/07/2012 9:32:11 AM PDT by tellw
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To: hope
Because Drudge was so right about Condi...

It couldn't be that he's driving traffic to his website.

31 posted on 08/07/2012 9:34:07 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: Perdogg

Your comment echoes my experience. While I have never been in the military, I have worked with a LOT of ex-Navy officers and enlisted. I found the officers to fall into two categories: the extremely competent, and the politicians.

The extremely competent are the smartest, nicest, most conscientious people I have ever met. They got their advancement by being the best at what they did.

But they don’t advance as fast as the politicians. They know how to parrot the company line, no matter the obvious insanity/stupidity of it.


32 posted on 08/07/2012 9:34:27 AM PDT by wolfpat (Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. -- Cicero)
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To: Williams
The military prepared Dwight Eisenhower quite well for the presidency. Eisenhower's diplomacy, political and executive skills were developed at the highest levels during his various roles with the U.S. Army.

I have no concern about Petraeus' qualifications to be president or vice-president whatsoever.

33 posted on 08/07/2012 9:34:41 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: hope
IMO, this is just another


Obama is desperate and EVERYTHING he is doing screams of his desperation, and I believe this is a maneuver on his part to try and sway the VP pick.

We'll see if Romney is stupid enough to fall for this ploy.... God willing, if he truly wanted to win, hands down, he'd pick Allen West for VP.
34 posted on 08/07/2012 9:35:09 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: hope

Not in a million years is this going to happen. He’ll pick me before he picks Petraeus. Its more than likely going to be Rob Portman.


35 posted on 08/07/2012 9:38:44 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: hope

Choosing Petraeus affirms Obama’s current military and Big Brother strategies. I like Rand Paul, because he gives the US military prudence and he gives the left their drugs.


36 posted on 08/07/2012 9:38:44 AM PDT by ExxonPatrolUs ("Trizzle, trazzle, trozzle, trome, time for this one to come home" - Mr Wizard)
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To: hope

I’m sure Romney will announce his choice thru Barry-O.


37 posted on 08/07/2012 9:39:54 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: hope

Bad move.


38 posted on 08/07/2012 9:39:54 AM PDT by DallasDeb (usafa06mom)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Five minutes after Ryan’s chosen the Dems will saturate TV with ads telling seniors they’ll be eating dog food under Ryan’s plan. Ryan is an economic genius but he will be portrayed as an economic nightmare and a direct descendant of the Marquis d’Evremonde. An attention span challenged America will have little patience to actually listen to the facts. Ideologically a Ryan choice is attractive. Electorally it’s deadly to the GOP.


39 posted on 08/07/2012 9:42:17 AM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: Lucky9teen
..if he truly wanted to win, hands down,
he'd pick Allen West for VP.
true...unfortunately; He'll pick a very boring Veep..
our 0wn version of "Plugs" O'Biden.

40 posted on 08/07/2012 9:42:37 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: My Favorite Headache

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.


41 posted on 08/07/2012 9:42:37 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Perdogg

“I am in favor of Rubio”

me too:

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.

4. Conservative.

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.


42 posted on 08/07/2012 9:43:11 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: hope

Biden - note to self - get White House Chef to stop serving burritos to POTUS.

43 posted on 08/07/2012 9:44:10 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: hope

Baloney.


44 posted on 08/07/2012 9:46:24 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: SharpRightTurn

#29: He (Petraeus) probably doesn’t know where he stands on these issues. However, even WE know where he stands on Israel.


45 posted on 08/07/2012 9:46:30 AM PDT by DallasDeb (usafa06mom)
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To: Perdogg

“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?


46 posted on 08/07/2012 9:46:58 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: SharpRightTurn
"Where does Patraeus stand on these and other issues?"

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.

47 posted on 08/07/2012 9:46:58 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: hope

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,


48 posted on 08/07/2012 9:47:49 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: SharpRightTurn
Where does Patraeus stand on these and other issues?

If we don’t know, why would anyone support the guy?

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Hey let us know where Romney stands on those issues.

49 posted on 08/07/2012 9:49:10 AM PDT by ex-snook (without forgiveness there is no Christianity)
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To: KC Burke
I had always understood that he was a Dem.

Romney or Petraeus...? ;)

50 posted on 08/07/2012 9:49:42 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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