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Pawlenty or Romney?
NRO Campaign Spot ^ | July 29, 2008 | Jim Geraghty

Posted on 07/29/2008 3:15:26 PM PDT by Plutarch

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

JOHN MCCAIN, MITT ROMNEY

Pawlenty or Romney?

The individual who told me yesterday that he had heard McCain's pick is coming soon, and that it was Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, now tells me that McCain's list is down to Pawlenty or Mitt Romney.

I urge readers to take this with the requisite caution. Neither man's schedule has had any last-minute changes or cancellations, which to me is a leading sign of an announcement being lined up. Pawlenty is still scheduled to speak before the American Legislative Exchange Council tomorrow, and Romney is on vacation in New Hampshire until next week. (Or so the media is told.) He's also scheduled to attend the Olympics Opening Ceremonies in Beijing.)


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008veep; mccain; pawlenty; romney; veep
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To: MeanWestTexan
I love Cantor as VP too. He's been my dark horse, along with Rob Portman, for a while now. Of course we can't count on McCain to make such a good pick but Cantor would be great.
51 posted on 07/29/2008 4:51:21 PM PDT by SoCar
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To: Plutarch

Pawlenty or Romney?

Romney.

No question.


52 posted on 07/29/2008 4:54:11 PM PDT by Petronski (Scripture & Tradition must be accepted & honored w/equal sentiments of devotion & reverence. CCC 82)
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To: vortigern
McLame needs to do something gutsy... oh nevermind.

LOLOL

53 posted on 07/29/2008 4:55:47 PM PDT by Petronski (Scripture & Tradition must be accepted & honored w/equal sentiments of devotion & reverence. CCC 82)
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To: MeanWestTexan

OK, that Eric Cantor guy looks good, too.

Cantor or Romney for McCain’s VP


54 posted on 07/29/2008 4:57:33 PM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: commish
With Pawlenty we only lose Minn by 6 points instead of 13.

He brings nothing to the ticket.

55 posted on 07/29/2008 4:57:38 PM PDT by We Dare Defend Our Rights
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To: Mariner

I agree with you.


56 posted on 07/29/2008 5:09:18 PM PDT by keepitreal ("I'm Barack Obama and I approve this message. . . until I don't.")
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To: From The Deer Stand
At this point voting third party does little except jeopardize the future U.S. Supreme Court. Grit you teeth and put your X in the Republican square.

I agree. It must be McCain. But we have some Obama lovers here or some are so filled with hate they cannot think straight.

57 posted on 07/29/2008 5:11:23 PM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: littlehouse36

I PRAY it’s Mitt. I’m a Christian and would LOVE to see this mormon in office.


58 posted on 07/29/2008 5:26:34 PM PDT by spacejunkie01
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To: Edit35
Puhleeze McCain campaign... do the right thing and pick Mr. Romney. If people can't accept Romney's denomination, then quite frankly, they shouldn't even be in the Republican Party because that goes EXACTLY against what being a Republican is all about.

EXACTLY!! Being Republican is all about universal healthcare and $50 abortions for all./s

Of course, you don't support Obama because he is black you bigot. That goes EXACTLY against what being a Republican is all about.

The Mormons on FR accuse everyone else of not supporting Mitt because they are anti Mormon bigots. They pretend it has nothing to do with his stellar “conservative” credentials. Likewise, I think that the reason Mormons don't all support Obama is because he is black and they are all bigots.

59 posted on 07/29/2008 5:28:20 PM PDT by Tramonto (Huckabee FairTax Huckabee FairTax Huckabee FairTax)
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To: Tramonto

bump...

http://exposemittromney.com/

thumbs up...


60 posted on 07/29/2008 5:32:32 PM PDT by Lonely Are The Brave
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To: Lonely Are The Brave

Thanks for a very interesting link.


61 posted on 07/29/2008 5:57:18 PM PDT by tajgirvan ( Please Pray for Steve Godbold, Christian Missionary Kidnapped in Africa 10/11/07)
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To: MeanWestTexan
>> Eric Cantor -— actual conservative Republican -— from Virginia -— a swing state. <<

Virgina might be a swing state, but Cantor is from an extremely safe, ultra Republican district within Virginia. His district is going to vote Republican by lopsided margins whether he's on the ticket or not.

Virgil Goode or Randy Forbes would be better known conservative Virginia congressman, and from more competative districts to boot.

62 posted on 07/29/2008 6:03:09 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Support Operation Chaos!)
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To: Plutarch
Neither, the only two conservatives I've seen with the moxie for the job are two of the unlikeliest. Jon Voight who had the chops to take on Obamamania in an editorial and Sarah Palin who took on the entire US Congress on drilling for oil in America.

If Romney had been walking his talk these past years he'd be fine.

Pawlenty strikes me as just another go along to get along moderate Republican. I think we've had enough of that.

63 posted on 07/29/2008 6:06:06 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (Obama (Marxist), Manchuria)
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To: Manic_Episode

I totally agree and I believe he could deliver MN.


64 posted on 07/29/2008 6:11:48 PM PDT by terilyn
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To: Plutarch

Romney.

The answer starts with Paw who? I know, he’s the governor of frostlandia. But he’s got virtual 0 name recognition among the great unwashed.


65 posted on 07/29/2008 6:13:05 PM PDT by JewishRighter
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To: Plutarch

Romney gets my vote...and with an eye towards the future, I expect he will be a very popular President as well.

IMO, Business is the creative mechanism by which America has achieved its power and prominence in the world. Knowing how to nurture a healthy economy is a very valuable skill in a Chief Executive.

Choosing Romney for VP is in my mind a big confidence builder moving forward.


66 posted on 07/29/2008 6:38:43 PM PDT by nascent skeptic
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To: K-oneTexas

None of the above. I think Pawlenty would prove to be a
lightweight like Quayle. No on Mitt “make every promise
you have to” Romney for obvious reasons.

I think Fred Thompson would be good. Not that I was for
him in the primaries. He’s an actor , he would be good
on the VP stump in the “role”


67 posted on 07/29/2008 6:53:52 PM PDT by RED SOUTH
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To: Plutarch

Mitt Romney is independent of commitments to other elected offices. Both Governor Pawlenty and Governor Palin have committed to govern the citizens of their respective states. Republicans cannot afford to lose either governor, particularly with so many of our congress persons already in jeopardy this year. With Senator Stevens on the brink of legal catastrophe, the GOP in Alaska will have to run another candidate for that office and they do not need to risk the governorship at this time. I see Romney as the logical choice of the three potential VPs most mentioned on this thread.


68 posted on 07/29/2008 6:55:12 PM PDT by mountainfolk ( God bless President George Bush)
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To: RED SOUTH

I thought Fred was the answer too ... but he didn’t persue the Presidency with any real desire. He would not want the VP slot ... no real desire.


69 posted on 07/29/2008 8:25:58 PM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: Plutarch

Pawlenty or Romney?,
_____________________________________

For janitor at McDonalds ????

Romney, I guess

he’s got more experience with the back and forth sweeping thingy...

That’s if he doesnt let that ego stop him from finally landing a real job...

after pounding the pavement for the last 2 years...

Or is it 6 years ???


70 posted on 07/29/2008 9:34:48 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tramonto
The Mormons on FR accuse everyone else of not supporting Mitt because they are anti Mormon bigots. They pretend it has nothing to do with his stellar “conservative” credentials.

Stop the denial, please.

Rudy Guliani was 10 times more liberal than Romney ever was (in your mind)-- so why wasn't there endless threads about Rudy's past... with cutsy hateful names, or criticizing Rudy's religion, or his Italian heritage?

Where were the websites dedicated to posting 20 year old snippets of Guliani, accompanied by distortions of his quotes... or criticism of Rudy's Roman Catholic religion.

It's obvious that a segment on FR and indeed in the evangelical GOP is so rabidly anti-Mormon that they can't see their own distortions.

There are many many Republicans who have grown more conservative over the years (including Reagan, Gingrich, etc) yet no one seems obsessed with launching tirades against THEIR faith, against their current positions, etc.

WHAT is this hate filled obsession about Romney? It must be a mental disease, that's all I can figure.

71 posted on 07/30/2008 5:00:29 AM PDT by Edit35 (.)
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To: Edit35
Rudy was certainly not a conservative but more so than Mitt05. Mitt08 was to the slightly right of Rudy on some issues.

Rudy was never a factor in the race though and I doubt he is on the short list for VP.

WHAT is this hate filled obsession about Romney? It must be a mental disease, that's all I can figure.

It starts with Mitt being a liberal who flip flops to run for president. Then his supporters start accusing everyone else of being bigoted. One of the big problems I have with Mitt is the dishonesty of his supporters on talk radio.

When Huckabee got something like 40% of the evangelical vote, Rush talked about the stupid Christian identity voters for days, but when ~100% of Mormons voted for Mitt, I didn't hear him talk about how Mormons were just voting for him because of his religion.

Its quite clear to me that the Huckabee supporters weren't identity voters at all while the Mitt supporters were. Rush and the other talk show hosts lied like crazy to smear Huckabee on this while trying to cover for Mitt.

Another odd thing was when no one on the radio took Mitt to task for saying he would mandate universal health care if he was elected. I've heard Rush et al rant for years against this but when Mitt proposes it, they have nothing to say.

Now these same talk radio hypocrites and liars are pushing the liberal $50 abortion Mitt for VP. It makes some of us a little bit upset.

Oh by the way, who owns Clear Channel? Isn't Mitt's Bain Capital purchasing it? I wonder if the owners are all Mormon Mitt supporters. It could explain why the radio hosts are all lock step marching to Mitt's tune.

72 posted on 07/30/2008 1:59:55 PM PDT by Tramonto (Huckabee FairTax Huckabee FairTax Huckabee FairTax)
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To: Tramonto
Oh by the way, who owns Clear Channel? Isn't Mitt's Bain Capital purchasing it? I wonder if the owners are all Mormon Mitt supporters. It could explain why the radio hosts are all lock step marching to Mitt's tune.

Where's that roll of tin foil again??

I might need some after reading THAT!

73 posted on 07/30/2008 5:33:37 PM PDT by Edit35 (.)
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To: DManA
McCain is going to pick someone 4 inches taller than him?

Hey, EVERYBODY is 4 inches taller than McCain.

74 posted on 07/30/2008 5:36:48 PM PDT by Edit35 (.)
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To: Edit35
So the fact that Mitts company owns clear channel isn't at all relevant? LOL
75 posted on 07/30/2008 6:23:20 PM PDT by Tramonto (Huckabee FairTax Huckabee FairTax Huckabee FairTax)
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