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Two GOP sources say itís Romney
Time Magazine-The Page ^ | Aug 21 08 | Mark Halperin

Posted on 08/21/2008 8:39:37 PM PDT by camerakid400

Two Republicans who know say McCain has settled on Mitt Romney as his running mate. Developing...

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008veep; halperin; mccain; rino; rinofest; romney; rumor; takethathuckabee; tantrumsrus; ultraliberalmccain; whining
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To: Cinnamon Girl

LOL, It’s the makers of the corned beef. :)


551 posted on 08/22/2008 6:54:38 AM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: Miss Didi; eyedigress; libbylu; Mikey_1962; villagerjoel; Plutarch; GOPyouth; BunnySlippers; ...
It's about time to "Pick Mitt"for VP!!



• Send FReep Mail to Conservativeman55 to get [ON] or [OFF] the Mitt Romney Ping List


552 posted on 08/22/2008 6:55:56 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Obama is the Democrats guy. They bought the ticket, now they must take the ride.)
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To: Reagan Man

After Saddleback I can’t imagine what else McCain could do to “earn it.” Why do I think picking a conservative VP won’t be enough? I’ll keep the lights on for you.


553 posted on 08/22/2008 6:58:03 AM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: camerakid400

I’d take Romney in a heartbeat.
I’d prefer him on top of the ticket, though.

Now if I really had my ‘druthers’ it would be a Thompson/Hunter ticket.


554 posted on 08/22/2008 6:58:17 AM PDT by Verbosus
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To: camerakid400

I’d take Romney in a heartbeat.
I’d prefer him on top of the ticket, though.

Now if I really had my ‘druthers’ it would be a Thompson/Hunter ticket.


555 posted on 08/22/2008 6:58:27 AM PDT by Verbosus
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To: camerakid400
McCain Romney
556 posted on 08/22/2008 6:59:16 AM PDT by littlehouse36 (Just the formula, ma'am.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Why so rude? Don’t lump what other people post with me unless I respond. I’m sorry, but what Elsie posts is “fringe” stuff.


557 posted on 08/22/2008 6:59:53 AM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: camerakid400

That’s fine with me. I think all the talk about Lieberman and Ridge was to scare folks enough to make Mitt look like a godsend.


558 posted on 08/22/2008 6:59:56 AM PDT by pgkdan (Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions - G.K. Chesterton)
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To: Norman Bates
If indeed it is Mitt, he is more than acceptable to me.

I have always liked Mitt; and unlike some at FR, I think he is genuinely a Conservative. I believe he cares about Conservative causes, and would be a great V.P.

Strategically, I think it's a very small step backwards as far as actual votes go. That is my only complaint. Philosophically, he is a great pick; strategically he is not a good pick.

That being said, I would gladly support the ticket. Perhaps his presence on the ticket will prompt die-hard supporters in the Great Salt Lake area to contact McCain HQs in Nevada, New Mexico, and Colorado. Those states, among others, could use all of the help they can get.

This might also be good enough for James Dobson to endorse the ticket, as he has grown fond of Mitt. Any small help in volunteers in Colorado, coupled with a Dobson endorsement, could make all the difference in the world in the key swing state of CO.

I'm still hoping for Palin, but I have no political qualms with Romney - just strategic ones. I would gladly support him.

559 posted on 08/22/2008 7:00:35 AM PDT by TitansAFC (In 2008, please vote GOP and show us that you love your country more than you hate John McCain)
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To: Ingtar

Kerry?


560 posted on 08/22/2008 7:01:00 AM PDT by Porterville (Mac Daddy Daddy Mac!!!!! 2008!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: GOP_Lady

I think Romney has class, although many are blind to it because of their bias toward him for one reason or another. He’s not perfect ... none of them are.


561 posted on 08/22/2008 7:02:40 AM 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: greccogirl
G-Girl

Biden has a rap sheet.

If JB is new-born-baby-Kevorkian Marxist Obama's veep choice, you'll be treated to his history of quite serious personal honesty and character "issues".

I suspect that GOP strategerists are holding their collective breaths, hoping for Biden.

562 posted on 08/22/2008 7:05:16 AM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: GOP_Lady

I dont know why the Romneybots were so rude as to post something like that...

I’m not a mind reader...

RomneyBots do tend to be spooky and rude at times...


563 posted on 08/22/2008 7:05:35 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: TitansAFC
Like everyone else, I'm guessing the order of probability:

1. Pawlenty
2. Romney
3. Palin
4. Ridge

I'm thinking he will wait to see who Obama picks, and then choose one of these four.

564 posted on 08/22/2008 7:06:10 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: pgkdan

to scare folks enough to make Mitt look like a godsend.
_________________________________________

Well the RomneyBots are claiming that he was “foredained”


565 posted on 08/22/2008 7:06:57 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana
Well the RomneyBots are claiming that he was “foredained”

What in the heck does that mean? That sounds stranger than any "RomneyBot" I've ever seen post.

Guess I'm late to the party here.

566 posted on 08/22/2008 7:09:38 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: TitansAFC

> Perhaps his presence on the ticket will prompt die-hard supporters in the Great Salt Lake area to contact McCain HQs in Nevada, New Mexico, and Colorado. Those states, among others, could use all of the help they can get <

Yes, and Michigan is the big prize. The race is now extremely close in the Motor State, and if Romney could add just one or two percentage points to McCain’s vote there, it could swing the state and thereby swing the Electoral College.


567 posted on 08/22/2008 7:11:43 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: camerakid400

The Romney for VP threads always attract many comments.


568 posted on 08/22/2008 7:13:42 AM PDT by Will88 (.)
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To: All

Mitt is a great pick.

Mr first choice is Palin, but Romney is better than any of the others after Palin.

He brings Mich and bring business acumen since he walks the walk and has run business.

Jusshutupandtakeit


569 posted on 08/22/2008 7:13:45 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (send concerns to Russian Trade Ministry rustrade@verizon.net Hit Russia in wallet....)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Romney is a good choice for VP!


570 posted on 08/22/2008 7:19:03 AM PDT by MaineConservative (Charlie Summers -- an Iraqi Vet and businessman for Maine's CD-1)
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To: Tennessee Nana

It was ONE post. You’re overstating things.


571 posted on 08/22/2008 7:19:45 AM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: Lakeshark

I do not know what that means...

We were not told..

They were asked but no explanation

RomneyBots are not known for sane comments anyway...

“Romney is more conservative than REAL conservatives...”

“Romney is more pro-life than REAL pro-lifers”


572 posted on 08/22/2008 7:22:05 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: GOP_Lady

It went on for several posts...

And you are avoiding reality...

If it is so simple...

What does it mean ???

“Romney was “foredained” to be VP and POTUS”

?????????????????????????????


573 posted on 08/22/2008 7:25:40 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

Tennessee Nana is MORE real than a real person.


574 posted on 08/22/2008 7:26:44 AM PDT by nowandlater
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To: Earthdweller
Earthdweller, Mr. Bates is someone who started a McCain list. He is a true gentlemen and a class-act. He just happens to be interested in McCain's VP pick (like all of us). He has NEVER used his McCain list on any type of Romney thread — he's joined in individually with his opinion like everyone else here at FR. I must say, I'm glad I have gotten to know Mr. Bates here.
575 posted on 08/22/2008 7:27:07 AM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady; Elsie

And you slam poor Elsie for his posts...

He’s just posting graphics that relate to the RomneyBot “ex cathedra” utterances


576 posted on 08/22/2008 7:27:47 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

It’s a kooky post.

Kinda of like a the same posts which say that Mormons are going to convert the entire USA if Romney is elected. LOL.

It’s an open forum and the kooks post just like everyone else.


577 posted on 08/22/2008 7:28:17 AM PDT by nowandlater
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To: nowandlater

So you remember the posts from a few montghs ago ???

When the RomneyBots were claiming that FINALLY the faces in the White House will be the “FACES OF AMERICA”

When challenged on that one and others the RomneyBots clammed up and spat...


578 posted on 08/22/2008 7:31:22 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: camerakid400

BTTT!!!!!!!!


579 posted on 08/22/2008 7:33:08 AM PDT by sweetiepiezer (Osama and Obama both have friends that have bombed the Pentagon.)
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To: Owen

“Romney has electoral vote potential in the marginal blue states absolutely necessary if Virginia is at risk — and of all the talked of VP possibilities, he’s about the only one who does beyond Pawlenty, and Minnesota can’t undo the possible loss of Colorado and Nevada. Romney can.”

Excellent analysis, Owen. I agree with you whole-heartedly. I worked for my County GOP on Nevada’s Caucus election day (was a ballot counting supervisor and precinct captain). I saw how decisively Mitt Romney won Nevada. I am one of MANY grassroots conservative political activists who will hit the ground running volunteering for a McCain/Romney ticket and give as much $$ as possible to the RNC Victory War Chest in order to ensure a McCain/Romney landslide. To me it truly has become a VEEP thing.

With Romney on the ticket, I will work my tail off for the RNC. Without him on the ticket, I will hold my nose and only show up to vote AGAINST Obama on Election Day.

(Here’s hoping I get to work my tail off these next 75 or so days until Election Day!!!)


580 posted on 08/22/2008 7:33:44 AM PDT by rscully (American. Conservative. Deal with it.)
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To: Hattie; Norman Bates; altura; AlternateEgo; bw17
If it’s Romney, McCain will get money from me for the first time.

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If it's Romney, I will not vote Republican for President for the first time. I've been voting Republican since Reagan.

Romney is not a great leader. He is a flip-flopping RINO. I cannot vote for someone who was, very recently, pro-abortion.

I will only vote for McCain if his VP is a consistent, reliable social conservative. That is not Romney.

581 posted on 08/22/2008 7:35:22 AM PDT by stillonaroll
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To: Tennessee Nana

Yes, it was stated more than once. Why don’t you ask the poster? He/she posted it, not me. Again, do not lump with me with someone else unless I respond.


582 posted on 08/22/2008 7:35:40 AM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: All

There are really only two, possibly three that would help as VP:

1. Palin
2. Romney

I hope it is Palin. But Romney would be a strong pick.

justshutupandtakeit


583 posted on 08/22/2008 7:40:31 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (send concerns to Russian Trade Ministry rustrade@verizon.net Hit Russia in wallet....)
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To: Tennessee Nana
What I meant to say was one “poster,” not post. Again, you are overstating your case.

Elsie's pic (which is fringe) was in reply to my post of a simple picture of Mr. McCain and Mr. Romney together. What's was the point?

584 posted on 08/22/2008 7:41:37 AM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: Tennessee Nana

I like Mitt. Who do you want McCain to choose for VP?


585 posted on 08/22/2008 7:41:40 AM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: Reagan Man

Along with the previously mentioned conservatives, Ann Coulter favors Mitt as VP. Who do you want as VP?


586 posted on 08/22/2008 7:45:20 AM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: GOP_Lady
"He is a true gentlemen and a class-act."

So what are you...an emotionless cheerleader for this group? Tell me...did you stand on the sidelines in Mass with a "GOP" shirt on and cheer every time Romney ok'd leftist homosexual/gun control/abortion legislation? Just curious.

587 posted on 08/22/2008 7:45:36 AM PDT by Earthdweller
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To: Spiff

“Mitt Romney is pro-life.”


Well, this week he is, anyways.

Mitt Romney had the second most liberal record of any of the GOP presidential candidates, with only Rudy being more liberal. Sure, Romney has spent the past 2 or 3 years claiming to be pro-life, but he campaigned as a firmly pro-abortion candidate as recently as the 2002 gubernatorial elections and for the most part governed as a pro-abortion executive (with the one exception of opposing human cloning for embryonic stem-cell research-—but he has said that he has no problem with embryonic stem-cell research that kills embryos that weren’t cloned).

McCain’s pro-embryonic-stem-cell-research vote did not endear him to pro-lifers, and he needs to pick someone whose pro-life bona fides are even stronger than his own, and that ain’t Romney.


588 posted on 08/22/2008 7:45:52 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (Fred Thompson appears human-sized because he is actually standing a million miles away.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Wow, yeah I remember it now. It was a campaign slogan.

Vote For Mitt Romney because he has a “FACE of an AMERICAN”!

Note to Jim Robinson. We have spell check. Can we have a goofy thought check before posting?


589 posted on 08/22/2008 7:46:24 AM PDT by nowandlater
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To: camerakid400

This sucks. He’s such a fraud and won’t help McCain’s chances at all. Why would you pick the candidate with the highest negatives of any candidate in the primaries. McCain never fails to amaze me with his stupidity.


590 posted on 08/22/2008 7:48:44 AM PDT by Texas Federalist (McCain/Cantor '08)
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To: Earthdweller
"did you stand on the sidelines in Mass with a "GOP" shirt on and cheer every time Romney ok'd leftist homosexual/gun control/abortion legislation? Just curious."

Wow...I even forgot the commie mandates for health-care...bet that would get Hannity all excited...glad I remembered to add it.

591 posted on 08/22/2008 7:50:16 AM PDT by Earthdweller
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To: Blogger
For some reason Democrats are scared of Romney - and also wanted his to lose during the primaries. Ann Coulter and Tancredo endorsed Romney - that is a plus. I doubt though that the VP will make much different as long as it is safe choice.
592 posted on 08/22/2008 7:56:41 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: Earthdweller; Norman Bates
Whoa! Hold on, my FRiend!

This is the McCain Ping list - and two GOP sources saying John has picked his Veep is news worthy of a ping.

This is a McCain list - not a Romney list - but whomever the Veep is (in this case, Mitt Romney is rumored) is relevant McCain news, more than worthy of a McCain list ping.

I didn't much like hearing that Lieberman and Ridge are being considered, but if credible sources said one of them was the pick, I'd expect a ping.

593 posted on 08/22/2008 7:57:54 AM PDT by TitansAFC (In 2008, please vote GOP and show us that you love your country more than you hate John McCain)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Tennessee Nana, you are opposed to Romney because?

So I was wrong about the FDL or FLS scandal was a month after Romney dropped out, but just think IF the Reverend Wright’s and Obama’s church of Black LIberation Theology had come to light at the same time Romney was running for President. Although the MSM tries to quell discussion of that even now, they had to acknowledge it was pretty disgusting to be so anti American, and to believe all church members are all victims of all whites- theology.

I didn’t say it was anyone’s fault Romney didn’t have the numbers at that point in history to continue on, but just pointing out that sequence of events has profound impact on current thinking. Do you think Obama would have even been put up for President if the Russians had gone into Georgia a year or so ago? I think not. I am pro-life, of Christian beliefs but not a particular church and I find Mormons to be highly successful people, self-starters and self-reliant and yet, have big hearts and pockets for the needy. What’s wrong with that, in case being a Mormon is your issue.

He was amazingly successful going in at the last minute to the Winter olympics and straighteneing out our own home-grown corruption and show-casing a wonderful Winter olympics.

Is it the fact that he’s wealthy that bothers you? He spent his own millions-not taxpayers-because he is a leader and felt he could and will if he’s named be a leader.

He always has been highly successful academically both undergraduate, and Harvard Law, battled the leftest liberals in taxachusetts, and successful in business. As far as I’m concerned he’s the MOST QUALified of anyone who has run in this election cycle.

Cordio

Cordio


594 posted on 08/22/2008 7:59:20 AM PDT by Cordio
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To: camerakid400

Romney reportedly (per my sources in the charlottesville area real estate biz) has just acquired a major estate in Keswick Va..


595 posted on 08/22/2008 8:10:02 AM PDT by Cosmo (Liberalism is for girls)
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To: death2tyrants
I don't care who others may support. Ann Coulter’s betrayal of conservatism is noted and it doesn't help her case. McCain should choose a conservative as VP. Not a liberal. The aforementioned Tom Coburn, Mark Sanford and Eric Cantor are three good choices. No Lieberman, Giuliani or Romney.
596 posted on 08/22/2008 8:14:05 AM PDT by Reagan Man ( McCain Wants My Vote --- this conservative is ambivalent to the odious Johnny Mac)
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To: AuH2ORepublican
Well, this week he is, anyways.

You know, I wonder why pro-life individuals and organizations spend so much time trying to convince everyone, including elected officials (like a Massachusetts Governor), that the lives of unborn children should be protected, that abortion is wrong, etc. What's the point if we're just going to condemn anyway anyone who has ever held a position or done anything that wasn't 100% pro-life? The 100-percenters who condemn Romney because there are a few things in his record that weren't optimum for the pro-life cause set a precedent which discourages any elected official from changing their mind on the subject. If those who do change their minds are still punished for their past, then why change their mind? I can assure you that the pro-death industry (Planned Parenthood, etc.) welcomes with open arms anyone who changes their mind in their direction and can provide far better campaign funding than pro-lifers can. Being as unforgiving on this subject is a recipe for the continuance and expansion of the current pro-death culture.

"Governor Romney has a record of action in defending life. Every decision he made as Governor was on the side of life. " - Dr. John Willke - Father of the Pro-Life Movement, Founder of National to Right to Life Committee, Founder and President of International Right to Life Federation, President of Life Issues Institute

597 posted on 08/22/2008 8:15:31 AM PDT by Spiff
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To: Spiff

Nice to see you again, Spiff! :-)


598 posted on 08/22/2008 8:21:57 AM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: ConservativeMan55

John McCain - if you are OUT THERE:

READ MY LIPS: M-I-T-T R-O-M-N-E-Y

MITT ROMNEY for President and successor apparent!!!!!


599 posted on 08/22/2008 8:26:25 AM PDT by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: Norman Bates
Tear him apart on what basis? If they are going after the veep then he’s doing his job.

If it has to be explained to you at this point, it's pointless.

No true conservative can possibly be happy with a Romney pick. Only personality cultists and the duped.
600 posted on 08/22/2008 8:29:57 AM PDT by Antoninus (The greatest gifts parents give their children are siblings.)
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