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DRUDGE POLL: WOULD DAVID PETRAEUS BE GOOD VP FOR ROMNEY?
The Drudge Report ^ | Aug. 7 , 2012 | Matt Drudge

Posted on 08/07/2012 3:16:10 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse

WOULD DAVID PETRAEUS BE GOOD VP FOR ROMNEY? YES NO NOT SURE Vote

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YES! America should be led by warriors not by lawyers
1 posted on 08/07/2012 3:16:19 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

What do we really know about Patraeus’ politics? He could be another Colin Powell or Weasely Clark.


2 posted on 08/07/2012 3:21:29 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Patraeus is alleged to have attended the secretive ‘Bilderberg’ meetings for at least the past 3 years.


3 posted on 08/07/2012 3:21:50 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: LeoWindhorse
HELL NO!

William G. "Jerry" Boykin would be though:

Anyway, Mitt is NOT going to select a VP for fear that he might find himself standing in his/her shadow; team players or not...

4 posted on 08/07/2012 3:23:54 PM PDT by Errant
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To: LeoWindhorse

“YES 44.69% (124,342 votes)

NO 37.28% (103,711 votes)

NOT SURE 18.03% (50,151 votes)

Total Votes: 278,204”

No and Not Sure combined of 174,493 beat the Yes vote.


5 posted on 08/07/2012 3:24:05 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: LeoWindhorse; All
NO. Next question!

Led by warriors? You're living in the wrong nation, pal.

I'm hoping the VP choice isn't another lawyer from the Harvard/Yale cabal.

6 posted on 08/07/2012 3:27:50 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Keep feeding yourselves lies and screaming for action.)
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To: Hugin

We know that when the burning Koran incident happened he came out swining with the O’dummies and Ms. Lindsay Graham claiming it should be against the law to insult Islam. Shira.

He’s not all that attached to the constitution limiting his rule.


7 posted on 08/07/2012 3:31:16 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: LeoWindhorse

Were u happy when John Roberts was appointed?

I was.

Just look who he is, though.


8 posted on 08/07/2012 3:31:24 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: LeoWindhorse

FREEP THIS POLL


9 posted on 08/07/2012 3:31:47 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse
Freep it which way?

I need a lot more information about this man first.

10 posted on 08/07/2012 3:34:28 PM PDT by Lazamataz (I love the Universe, and it loves me.)
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To: Lazamataz; All


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11 posted on 08/07/2012 3:38:19 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: LeoWindhorse

I just voted no.

Another stupid idea.

Not nearly as stupid as Rice, for which I am thankful, but still pretty stupid.

Aren’t there any CONSERVATIVES around? Why grasp at moderates/unknowns?


12 posted on 08/07/2012 3:38:37 PM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
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To: musicman

Excellent!


13 posted on 08/07/2012 3:39:11 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Love the uniform, but....MEH...!

Not Conservative enough to counter the ill-effects of Massachusettes hair helmet.

Sorry —stronger medicine required.


14 posted on 08/07/2012 3:42:17 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: LeoWindhorse

Petraeus works for Obama at the CIA.


15 posted on 08/07/2012 3:45:11 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Siri: Gold Baby, Gold!)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Like the top convention speakers, Romeny seems to be rolling out anybody and everyone EXCEPT conservatives. Romeny, you better toe the constitutional, small-government, individual liberty, and property-rights line.


16 posted on 08/07/2012 3:46:33 PM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: LeoWindhorse

No. He is not a conservative. He went along with Obama’s terrible Rules of Engagement that were responsible for killing and wounding numerous American troops. He went along with numerous other stupid or evil policies, without a peep of objection.

Yes, it’s an officer’s duty to stand by his men. But sometimes the only way of doing so is to resign in protest.

The Surge worked in Iraq, but Petraeus was far to willing to risk our troops so as to butter up our Muslim “allies.”


17 posted on 08/07/2012 3:47:15 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Errant

Good man , I’ve talked to him a few times . However I must say , he does not communicate back very well . Perhaps he exists a bit too much the ‘high tower’ , as described in Psalms


18 posted on 08/07/2012 3:47:24 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

No. He is not a conservative. He went along with Obama’s terrible Rules of Engagement that were responsible for killing and wounding numerous American troops. He went along with numerous other stupid or evil policies, without a peep of objection.

Yes, it’s an officer’s duty to stand by his men. But sometimes the only way of doing so is to resign in protest.

The Surge worked in Iraq, but Petraeus was far too willing to risk our troops so as to butter up our Muslim “allies.”


19 posted on 08/07/2012 3:47:32 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Like all good generals, the man hasn’t given a clue to the general population what his political views are.

When Wesley Clark stopped being a general we discovered he was a pretty liberal democrat.

If I had to guess, I’d guess that taking a place in the Obama CIA could mean that we’re dealing with a political twin of Jon Huntsman.

For all I know, though, Petraeus could be a solid conservative.


20 posted on 08/07/2012 3:49:31 PM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil: The lesser of 2 evils is still evil!)
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To: LeoWindhorse

who cares? the vice president is a mostly worthless position. the problem is the loser running for the main job


21 posted on 08/07/2012 3:49:47 PM PDT by wafflehouse (RE-ELECT NO ONE !)
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To: LeoWindhorse
NEWT!!!
22 posted on 08/07/2012 3:50:27 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Cicero

One could argue whether it saved more lives getting that war pointed in the right direction or getting the proper ROE.

Sometimes there are mutually exclusive decisions that have to be chosen between.


23 posted on 08/07/2012 3:51:56 PM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil: The lesser of 2 evils is still evil!)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Yeah, let’s talk about “Bush’s Wars” some more... that’ll be good for some votes.


24 posted on 08/07/2012 3:52:15 PM PDT by Third Person ( A man's got to know his limitations.)
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To: Errant
"Anyway, Mitt is NOT going to select a VP for fear that he might find himself standing in his/her shadow; team players or not..."

I was thinking he might Mormonize it and select 4 or 5 VP's.

Hey but at least we won't have "1st lady, 2nd lady, 3rd lady....."

25 posted on 08/07/2012 3:53:35 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Cicero

Sure now we know better than General Petraeus. If only Newt had led the surge.


26 posted on 08/07/2012 3:53:39 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: SaraJohnson

He was involved in some shady dealings early in Iraq and he did absolutely nothing to protect our Troops in Afghanistan afer the disaster that was mccrystal. NOTHING! Not no, but hell no!


27 posted on 08/07/2012 3:58:58 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: samtheman
Well, FOZ was touting Paul Ryan as the current leading choice. Romney could do a lot worse, IMHO. Picking Ryan would clearly delineate the choice for voters between ruinous debt vs. fiscal sanity.
28 posted on 08/07/2012 4:00:38 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Petraeus works for Obama at the CIA.

Agreed, no go. Memories of GHWB.


29 posted on 08/07/2012 4:02:48 PM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: MestaMachine

Between his love for Shira and his carelessness with US soldiers, the globalists and their Mittens will probably love him.


30 posted on 08/07/2012 4:06:33 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: LeoWindhorse

No. Generals make lousy politicians.

Just sayin’..........


31 posted on 08/07/2012 4:08:22 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: trisham

32 posted on 08/07/2012 4:10:14 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: gaijin
Were u happy when John Roberts was appointed?

It's "you", not "u". We're not text messaging on Free Republic.

33 posted on 08/07/2012 4:10:47 PM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: LeoWindhorse

Romney is considering Petraeus so his campaign can focus on competence and personal achievement as a theme.

This is in stark contrast to Obama’s “amateur” performance and Biden’s, well..., Biden-isms.

If Petraeus is picked before the democrat convention, expect Hillary to get the VP nod. Romney needs to head-fake toward TPaw or Ryan for a few more weeks to prevent this, otherwise, Biden will develop another aneurism and suddenly feel the need to drop out.

Obama should fear Hillary the most. If he is re-elected with her as VP, I bet all of Obama’s records will suddenly appear on wikileaks (or the conservative equivalent) and she will lead the charge to oust him via the 25th Amendment.


34 posted on 08/07/2012 4:13:21 PM PDT by Andy from Chapel Hill
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To: LeoWindhorse
I can't answer the poll question because I don't know anything about Patraeus’ political opinions. He has a fine military record, but that doesn't guarantee conservative political views. Hasn't he presided over the revocation of don't ask, don't tell?

Need I remind anybody of Wesley Clark, Obama supporter Colin “he's black like me” Powell, John Kerry, Jimmy Carter, & many other Liberal former military men? A military career is no guarantee of a conservative political philosophy.

So, before we endorse this warrior, let's see what political positions he supports.

35 posted on 08/07/2012 4:14:04 PM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Petraeus is as much a politician as any other politician. The answer to the head is—No!


36 posted on 08/07/2012 4:14:11 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: LeoWindhorse

There are better people for the job.


37 posted on 08/07/2012 4:18:31 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: LeoWindhorse

38 posted on 08/07/2012 4:19:44 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Petraeus is a social liberal and has been put into place to lose many wars by accomdating a timid (Bush) or anti-American (we all know who) president.

I don’t think he’s a bad person, but let’s say he’s politically manipulable. But, on the other hand, the Big General has got to go along with whoever put him in power. So I think he probably tried to rescue and protect our guys, but once he was under Obama, he was both disempowered and scared.

A “good VP” does not rescue a bad candidate, which Romney clearly is. I don’t care who Romney appoints, unless Romney swears to keel over after the announcement and hand it on.

We voted for VP the last time around and we all know how that worked out.

BTW, I’m a serious election volunteer. I’m a precinct walker, I’m poll watcher, I’m a vote counter, I do everything.

But not this time.


39 posted on 08/07/2012 4:22:48 PM PDT by livius
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
Patraeus is alleged to have attended the secretive ‘Bilderberg’ meetings for at least the past 3 years.

Riiiiight...Go back to ATS and claim "False Flag!!!" or something...

40 posted on 08/07/2012 4:27:00 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: LeoWindhorse

NO! I don’t David Petraeus, a great American, to go to DC and risk being corrupted by the slime crawling all over that place.


41 posted on 08/07/2012 4:30:18 PM PDT by GR_Jr. (Vote Obama out now.....deal with Romney later.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Fine with me.

Would much prefer him over Yawn Pawlenty.


42 posted on 08/07/2012 4:36:40 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Drudge wants to pick the VP? Since obama seemed to want to pick Romney’s VP for him, I say no...


43 posted on 08/07/2012 4:37:49 PM PDT by richardtavor
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To: Hugin

I agree. Ryan would be a good pick.


44 posted on 08/07/2012 4:40:28 PM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
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To: LeoWindhorse
ALLEN WEST!!
45 posted on 08/07/2012 4:47:21 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: LeoWindhorse
Boynkin is not BS'er. We've had enough of those. He is of strong, honest character, and a true American hero. He is also a devout Christan, a team player and a defender of life.

I'd vote for a Romney/Boykin team in a heart beat, otherwise, I'm unsure I will be able to vote for a Romney ticket if it doesn't include a strong pro-life VP.

Btw, I think Boynkin's communication skills are excellent. He has a great North Carolina accent. Since mine communication skills are A-typical, I'll defer to your observations. :)

Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin - Liberty University Convocation

If we hadn't abandoned God, perhaps he would have graced with such a man for President. For our sins instead, we've received an abomination.

46 posted on 08/07/2012 4:49:08 PM PDT by Errant
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To: LeoWindhorse

By the time most of the commanders get up to the level of this fellow they are dyed in the wool liberal hoochy mamas


47 posted on 08/07/2012 5:01:29 PM PDT by contrarian (You peasants think they ACTUALLY care what you think or want !!)
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To: Isabel C.

you’re really old, right?


48 posted on 08/07/2012 6:30:54 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin
you’re really old, right?

you arent serious are you?
49 posted on 08/07/2012 6:53:22 PM PDT by wafflehouse (RE-ELECT NO ONE !)
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To: Hugin

No. No. The man is good. Military genius plus PhD from Princeton in International Affairs.

West Point top 5%. He is the kind of guy of Framers’ stock (Geo. Washington, D. Eisenhower, T. Jefferson).

He is for real.


50 posted on 08/08/2012 1:05:10 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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