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Secret Service Denies Romney Security Sweep
Roll Call ^ | August 28, 2008, 4:07 p.m. | By David M. Drucker

Posted on 08/28/2008 4:31:51 PM PDT by Perdogg

The Secret Service is denying that it conducted a security sweep of the Michigan home belonging to the sister of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R).

Roll Call earlier reported that the sweep took place, suggesting that it might be an indication that Romney was in line to be selected as Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) vice presidential running mate.

(Excerpt) Read more at rollcall.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008veep; denial; gop; governorpoopants; huckabee; mccain; mythromney; obama; pawlenty; romney; slickwillard; usss
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To: Miss Didi

Not Guilty

The "Warrior and the Woman" can Win BIG
taking a very large fraction of the pro-Hillary frustrated Democrat women
crossover in each of the 50 [--not 57 Obama--] states.
The election is Sen. McCain's to LOSE ONLY IF he takes RINO-Chameleon Romney.


51 posted on 08/28/2008 5:06:20 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

You did a great job! Now the Mittwits can crawl back under their rock.


52 posted on 08/28/2008 5:07:33 PM PDT by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: All

I know this is all probably just wishful thinking - but wouldn’t it be STUNNING if McCain picked Thompson, or Hunter??? Can you just imagine the momentum from the conservative base, then? Plus, since their names haven’t been floated the Dems would be caught TOTALLY off-guard! It would be wonderful! But, yes, I know... It’s all wishful thinking...


53 posted on 08/28/2008 5:09:27 PM PDT by LibertyRocks (BLOG: http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com ~ Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: Perdogg

Does anyone really believe someone called the SS to ask about this? This is all BS.


54 posted on 08/28/2008 5:09:28 PM PDT by Hattie
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To: Perdogg

why not Fred?


55 posted on 08/28/2008 5:09:40 PM PDT by RDTF (my worst nightmare is being on jury duty sequestered with 11 liberals)
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To: big'ol_freeper

Snicker

Yes, I can imagine it only too well!


56 posted on 08/28/2008 5:10:05 PM PDT by JRochelle (I support the PUMAS!)
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To: RDTF

I am not sure Fred would be interested.


57 posted on 08/28/2008 5:10:39 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: big'ol_freeper

Mitt Romney would be a fine candidate.

You can sit there all you want and pontificate about how he is a poser. How he is this liberal liar who is saying the opposite of what he truly stands for. You can cut him down and say all sorts of crap about him if you like. But all you are accomplishing is making a bunch of fellow conservatives look at you with thoughts that range from “good grief, what a bore” or “what a bitter person”. In other words, you won’t change a single person’s mind and only serve to make yourself look little.

We are in the battle for our nation’s life. Mitt is not perfect, but he is a heck of a lot better than the opposition. He says a lot of good things and your answer to that is essentially “we don’t believe him.” Well, so be it. Don’t believe him.

As for me and a lot of folks like me, I believe in allowing a person who was wrong to change his mind and be right. I don’t forever condemn people because of past wrong opinions. I allow someone to come to my side and so should you. Otherwise, the Republican party will never grow to be anything other than an exclusive club of bitter folks that don’t let humans correct the errors of their ways.


58 posted on 08/28/2008 5:13:32 PM PDT by Blogger
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To: All

Its good news for Romney so he doesn’t set sail on the S.S. McAmnesty. Romney was one of the few republican candidates who laid it on the line and denounce the open borders stupidity perpetrated by the federal and state governments. So Mitt there are greener pastures for ye despite all the acrimony from the haters. Go talk to Reagan’s ghost and he’ll tell you the same. “No good liberal from California, can’t be trusted........”


59 posted on 08/28/2008 5:13:48 PM PDT by SharpTalons
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To: Diogenesis

Ugg, I wish McCain had the moxy to pick Palin.

It would lock up the Mtn swing states and enough Clinton supporters in swing states to balance the election to McCain.

Pawlenty...eh ho hum...total milquetoast, which shouldn’t surprise me...I’ll vote.

But mark my words, conservatives upon seeng his record aren’t going to be activated. They’ll vote, but they won’t volunteer.


60 posted on 08/28/2008 5:14:21 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (send concerns to Russian Trade Ministry rustrade@verizon.net Hit Russia in wallet....)
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To: Blogger

"Leave Mitt alone!"

61 posted on 08/28/2008 5:16:45 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper (A vote for third party is a vote for nObama)
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To: big'ol_freeper

Get a life.


62 posted on 08/28/2008 5:18:09 PM PDT by Blogger
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To: Blogger

Come on!

No one is saying he can’t change his mind! But are we just supposed to swallow all his changes and not question them?

There is such a thing as changing for political reasons!

In fact, in Romney’s PowerPoint on how to win the election it said the voters are not where the candidate is so the candidate will have to move toward the voters.

So don’t give us the BS that we are against people changing their minds! I am all for it. But that doesn’t mean I have to believe everything they say!

Forever is a long time. Mitt has only been conservative for about 15 months now.


63 posted on 08/28/2008 5:18:49 PM PDT by JRochelle (I support the PUMAS!)
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To: Blogger

Want some cheese with your whine?


64 posted on 08/28/2008 5:20:14 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper (A vote for third party is a vote for nObama)
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To: Perdogg
I thought Pawlenty has canceled all of his appointments for the forseeable future.

This may be a sign.

65 posted on 08/28/2008 5:21:29 PM PDT by R_Kangel (`.`)
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To: kingu

Nope. Four years of McCain / Romney. I think McCain will decide not to run again but I could be wrong. Thats why its probably likely Romney gets it in 2012. The dems are in la la land putting forward extremists. Unless they steal enough votes I don’t see Obama winning. Which VP a Presidential candidate picks as a VP is fairly irrelevant to the election results anyway as most of us know.


66 posted on 08/28/2008 5:21:48 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: SharpTalons
Romney was one of the few republican candidates who laid it on the line and denounce the open borders stupidity

Yes he did denouce it. When the political wind blew that way. Way at the end of his term.

So Mitt there are greener pastures for ye

That is where the illegals were, on his green front lawn.

67 posted on 08/28/2008 5:22:55 PM PDT by JRochelle (I support the PUMAS!)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

...I assume this means the hockey player?


68 posted on 08/28/2008 5:25:32 PM PDT by MSF BU (++)
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To: Don Corleone

I was wondering about that. With the information age, it’s getting harder to keep secrets.


69 posted on 08/28/2008 5:25:43 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (All hail 'Lord Obama': www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvxiG56M-eU)
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To: JRochelle

I stand by my words. Mitt-haters are obnoxious jerks. Nobody said you can’t be a little skeptical, but some folks will NEVER give him a chance to change. That’s who I’m talking about. When it becomes your sick twisted obsession to spam every thread with platitudes about how EVILLLLLLL “Willard” is, then there is a problem. He may be a lying snake, but when it changes from “we have reason to doubt him, and I just can’t believe what he says” to outright calling a fellow Republican a liar and phony, you’ve stepped over the line. Mitt hasn’t given evidence of being phony in his conversion to Conservatism. But that doesn’t matter. Folks will throw stones anyway.


70 posted on 08/28/2008 5:27:42 PM PDT by Blogger
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To: MSF BU

Its Congressman Jerry Lewis of Southern California.


71 posted on 08/28/2008 5:27:56 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (True Measure of A Conservative: At the End of the Day, Were You Co-opted & Neutralized by the RINOs?)
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To: Blogger

I am perfectly willing to give him another look in 4 or 8 years.

But he has a history, and not a good one. YouTube is what destroyed his chances.


72 posted on 08/28/2008 5:30:57 PM PDT by JRochelle (I support the PUMAS!)
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To: JRochelle

“That is where the illegals were, on his green front lawn.”

For goodness sake, I’d heard better complaints about Romney than that. If he tried to card every suspicious worker that a job agency sent his way, Romney would have been called a racist.

If you really want to nail him, I think that ‘fake badge’ scandal was better.


73 posted on 08/28/2008 5:31:01 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (All hail 'Lord Obama': www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvxiG56M-eU)
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To: plain talk

I think you may be right about McCain not seeking reelection in 2012. That is why I believe it would be far better for him to pick Palin. Then the GOP would be positioned well to put the first woman in the oval ofice. Palin, as a sitting VP, would make a much more attractive candidate than Hillary will and there is a pretty good chance that if Obama loses this time around, Clinton will get the nod for the next run.


74 posted on 08/28/2008 5:33:59 PM PDT by Chuckster ("Them ragheads just ain't rational" Curley Bartley, 1980)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March; Miss Didi; eyedigress; libbylu; Mikey_1962; villagerjoel; Plutarch; ...

McCain should Pick Mitt!!!



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


75 posted on 08/28/2008 5:36:23 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Obama is the Democrats guy. They bought the ticket, now they must take the ride.)
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To: JRochelle

That’s reasonable. Though it is unreasonble to pile on to what You Tube put out there. People can change, and if we aren’t willing to let them we will be left behind.


76 posted on 08/28/2008 5:36:48 PM PDT by Blogger
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To: MSF BU

Save the cheerleader, save the world.


77 posted on 08/28/2008 5:37:11 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (McCain/Anyone But Myth Romney 2008)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Fox News Alert that it’s Tim.


78 posted on 08/28/2008 5:37:29 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: ConservativeMan55

The Secret Service isn’t beholden to the media.

Like they’re really going to tell who’s houses they’ve swept lol!


79 posted on 08/28/2008 5:37:34 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Obama is the Democrats guy. They bought the ticket, now they must take the ride.)
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To: Miss Didi

I’m watching Bill. I don’t see it


80 posted on 08/28/2008 5:38:06 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Obama is the Democrats guy. They bought the ticket, now they must take the ride.)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

I’d rather have Rudy as VP than Romney. At least he’s honest about what he stands for.


81 posted on 08/28/2008 5:38:57 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Obamuh uh uh uh uh uh uh ummmmmm)
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To: Chuckster

McCain Romney 08. Romney Palin 12. Palin- 16.


82 posted on 08/28/2008 5:39:12 PM PDT by Blogger
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

In any case our VP will not have had balls enough to serve in uniform. That’s one big plus for our nominee.


83 posted on 08/28/2008 5:39:19 PM PDT by MSF BU (++)
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To: LibertyRocks

McCain/Thompson would be the Geritol ticket. I like Hunter personally, I voted for him and sent money to him and I think as an individual he is terrific. It would certainly knock the socks off the pundits if McCain chose him. As an aside, what a great ticket to have two guys with three young Marines to their credit.


84 posted on 08/28/2008 5:42:42 PM PDT by MSF BU (++)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Gaaaaaah!

This is killing me!

I don’t have much money, but I’ve got $50 ready to send if it’s Mitt.


85 posted on 08/28/2008 5:43:23 PM PDT by Scarchin (Romney for VEEP)
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To: Perdogg

“I am not sure Fred would be interested.”

Fred had said previously that he was not interested and also said he did not believe he would be asked.

It would be a lovely surprise if McCain told Fred he needed him to serve and got Fred to change his mine. I would be very pleased. My second choice, Mitt Romney.


86 posted on 08/28/2008 5:43:32 PM PDT by seekthetruth
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To: Diogenesis

I don’t object - although I’m not sure I see her filling the role of Prez.

Dude - just come on over to the Romney zone!


87 posted on 08/28/2008 5:44:48 PM PDT by Scarchin (Romney for VEEP)
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To: Perdogg

I sure hope you are right!


88 posted on 08/28/2008 5:45:08 PM PDT by mtnwmn (mtnwmn)
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To: Diogenesis

Palin as VP pick would be a real curveball for Obama.


89 posted on 08/28/2008 5:46:53 PM PDT by balk (thefightnetwork.com)
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To: Blogger

This is why. Romney wants to subvert not only the GOP but also the entire conservative movement.
http://www.boston.com/news/politics/politicalintelligence/2006/12/romneys_thought.html

On why the gay community should support Romney over Kennedy, given Kennedy’s record of supporting both civil rights and the gay community:

“Well, I think you’re partially right in characterizing Ted Kennedy as supportive of the gay community, and I respect the work and efforts he’s made on behalf of the gay community and for civil rights more generally, and I would continue that fight.

“There’s something to be said for having a Republican who supports civil rights in this broader context, including sexual orientation. When Ted Kennedy speaks on gay rights, he’s seen as an extremist. When Mitt Romney speaks on gay rights he’s seen as a centrist and a moderate. It’s a little like if Eugene McCarthy was arguing in favor of recognizing China, people would have called him a nut. But when Richard Nixon does it, it becomes reasonable. When Ted says it, it’s extreme; when I say it, it’s mainstream.


90 posted on 08/28/2008 5:47:40 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Obamuh uh uh uh uh uh uh ummmmmm)
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To: Perdogg

did I just see a ‘Pawlenty chosen’ thread in breaking news?


91 posted on 08/28/2008 5:49:46 PM PDT by RDTF (my worst nightmare is being on jury duty sequestered with 11 liberals)
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To: Perdogg

A quick review of Pawlenty...he looks like the better choice. I don’t know anything about him, but he appears to have better conservative creds (I could be wrong...someone give me the details good and bad).

I’d rather have Romney on the top instead of McCain, but McCain can’t tick off the Christians by putting a mormon on the ticket. Like it not Evangelicals won’t vote for a mormon...they believe mormons are satan worshipers (not literaly but they are praying to false a false god).


92 posted on 08/28/2008 5:53:01 PM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: for-q-clinton

I think they would vote for a mormon...if he was truly pro-life, pro-gun and against alternative lifestyles.


93 posted on 08/28/2008 5:57:58 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Obamuh uh uh uh uh uh uh ummmmmm)
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To: Perdogg

A woman would probably guarantee a victory, but what woman should he pick (assuming he’s dead set to get a woman as the VP)?

Also remember his VP has a good chance of being president since he’s very old. Also would that hurt him if people realize that this would mean we would actually have our first woman president?


94 posted on 08/28/2008 5:58:35 PM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: ari-freedom

14 year old quotes? We’ve seen the past quotes. We do not see Romney trying to subvert the conservative movement in spite of your overstatement.


95 posted on 08/28/2008 6:00:06 PM PDT by Blogger
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To: ari-freedom

You’d think, but I’m telling you my mom was/is evangelical and they teach you that mormons are the devil. So even though they’d agree on a lot of stuff they won’t vote for him as they’d feel as if they might be voting for the anti-christ.


96 posted on 08/28/2008 6:00:46 PM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: Blogger
And what if Romney is the Veep. Are you going to continue this crap throughout the rest of the election?

Yes

97 posted on 08/28/2008 6:01:55 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: for-q-clinton

It’s all about SCOTUS, foreign policy and the economy. The Republicans better win this time around.

Personally, I like Romney - he’s actually made money, created jobs, and most importantly, hasn’t sucked off the public teat all of his life. How refreshing.


98 posted on 08/28/2008 6:06:11 PM PDT by khnyny (Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy which sustained him through temporary periods of joy)
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To: Perdogg

I cannot immagine the Secret Service telling anyone whether or not they performed a sweep of Romney’s place. They just don’t do that. An an agent leaking info is fired on the spot.


99 posted on 08/28/2008 6:06:20 PM PDT by elpadre (nation)
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To: elpadre

I am afraid it’s going to be Pawlenty. Nice guy. Conservative. Boring. All the excitement will be coming from the other side of the isle. My 1st pick was Mitt and my 2nd was Palin (she will be there to unseat Nobama/Plugs in 2012).
I think Jindal and Palin in 2012. Oh well.......Jimmy Carter 2nd Term here we come.


100 posted on 08/28/2008 6:14:32 PM PDT by oiler (Reagan Republicans Unite!!!!! "Not gonna forget. Not gonna forgive." Jindal/Palin 2012)
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