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Romney Needs a Latino Running Mate -- But Who?
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2012/03/31/romney_needs_a_latino_running_mate_--_but_who_113691.html ^ | Carl Cannon

Posted on 03/31/2012 12:19:13 PM PDT by Windy City Conservative

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Stupid Party playing identity politics.
1 posted on 03/31/2012 12:19:35 PM PDT by Windy City Conservative
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To: Windy City Conservative

Sonia Sotomayer and her “compelling life story” already has a job so that rules her out.


2 posted on 03/31/2012 12:21:34 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time to WEAN the government off of our money.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

I say have him run with Zimmerman. LOL!


3 posted on 03/31/2012 12:22:43 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Why a Latino? Why not a female? Why not a black person? or an Asian?

You’re correct-—acting like the Liberals with their box of labels.


4 posted on 03/31/2012 12:23:09 PM PDT by madison10 (The Tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time...)
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To: Windy City Conservative

The author must mean “White Hispanic”.


5 posted on 03/31/2012 12:23:09 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Willing to pander to anyone but conservatives.


6 posted on 03/31/2012 12:23:54 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Why not a gay Latino!? Who had an abortion too!!!


7 posted on 03/31/2012 12:24:19 PM PDT by kreitzer
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To: Windy City Conservative

If it must be such a person then I say Louis Gomert of Texas.... now he is my kind of conservative (which is why it won’t be him)


8 posted on 03/31/2012 12:24:19 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: sheikdetailfeather
I say have him run with Zimmerman. LOL!

Then he could have the first half hispanic, half-Jewish running mate. Sounds like a plan.
9 posted on 03/31/2012 12:24:42 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Windy City Conservative

No wonder Sharpton, Jackson, and Farrakhan all keep dredging up race- because too many folks want to cling to it.

How about whoever the GOP candidate is- they pick a solid Conservative...


10 posted on 03/31/2012 12:25:24 PM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: madison10

Why not a transgendered afro hispanic mix?


11 posted on 03/31/2012 12:25:51 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Windy City Conservative

He could pick Bill Richardson; might as well have two democrats running on the republican ticket.


12 posted on 03/31/2012 12:26:15 PM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: TheBattman
We have a winner!!!

Pick a running mate (whoever is the nominee) based on conservatism.

Lest we forget, Biden was picked because of his foreign-policy credentials (and we see how well that worked out).

13 posted on 03/31/2012 12:27:44 PM PDT by BruceS (If you refuse to support the lesser of two evils, then you are supporting the greater of two evils.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

“I say have him run with Zimmerman. LOL!”

Me too.

The GOP establishment is always saying they want the Hispanic vote...
but they threw Jorge under the bus just as fast as they could!

How a group as inept as the GOP establishment can cause so much misery is beyond me.


14 posted on 03/31/2012 12:29:19 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Windy City Conservative

I suppose Hugo is out, he won’t live long enough.


15 posted on 03/31/2012 12:29:34 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Romney has not won.

We are now at the stage, the 4th quarter, where many conservatives become weary and start to give up. That is what they want; it is what they EXPECT, just like in 2008.

They have these trivial “endorsements” lined up throughout the campaign like today’s Rubio endorsement. They are sequenced. They are choreographed. They are scheduled long in advance. The Rubio, Ryan and Bush endorsements have likely been on the calendar from day one. They are designed to cause disillusionment, to make you think it is time to get in line and drink the poison from their trough with the rest of them.

Romney Rents Supporters - Many who may be as Legal as his Lawn Maintenance. http://www.TableOfWisdom.com


16 posted on 03/31/2012 12:30:05 PM PDT by publius321
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To: Windy City Conservative

Obama... he’s gotta have had some Latino “in” him.....


17 posted on 03/31/2012 12:30:55 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Justice Sotomayer would be the choice -
a “severe conservative” like Milt.


18 posted on 03/31/2012 12:31:39 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: madison10
The sad truth is that it worked for liberals when they chose Obama.

Susan Martinez is a good conservative and right on all the big issues. She does lack experience, but then, so did Obama.

19 posted on 03/31/2012 12:33:01 PM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: madison10
The sad truth is that it worked for liberals when they chose Obama.

Susan Martinez is a good conservative and right on all the big issues. She does lack experience, but then, so did Obama.

20 posted on 03/31/2012 12:33:10 PM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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“Romney Needs a Latino Running Mate — But Who?”

Well, unless he can get Mike Lee to change his name to Mike Lopez, having a Latino running with him will not make me more likely to vote for Willard—playing ethnic/gender/racial politics will make me less likely to vote for him.

Republicans = stuck on stupid.


21 posted on 03/31/2012 12:35:25 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: publius321

My local paper reported this morning that the Ron Paul delegates have made a deal with the Santorum campaign in WA State to throw the Ron Paul delegates to Santorum.

This has been confirmed with the WA Ron Paul campaign. The state GOP is furious.

Will other states follow?


22 posted on 03/31/2012 12:36:44 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Windy City Conservative

When I saw Romney and Ryan sitting together on Hannity Friday night, I’d swear they were THE ticket!


23 posted on 03/31/2012 12:38:28 PM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: Windy City Conservative

Since he’s a Mexican national, why does he need another Latino?


24 posted on 03/31/2012 12:39:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Windy City Conservative; All
"Romney Needs a Latino
Running Mate -- But Who?"


25 posted on 03/31/2012 12:40:02 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: sheikdetailfeather; cripplecreek

Milton Friedman-Sanchez


26 posted on 03/31/2012 12:40:08 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

What Romney needs to do is drop out now and spare the GOP the humilating loss that will occur if he is the nominee.


27 posted on 03/31/2012 12:40:59 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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Romney Needs a Latino Running Mate — But Why?

I say: Romney / Palin.

For real.


28 posted on 03/31/2012 12:41:04 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ((Racism Fatigue) America is the least racist nation on Earth)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Rick Santorum, after he changes his name to Ricardo Santomayor.


29 posted on 03/31/2012 12:41:04 PM PDT by entropy12 (Every tax payer now owes $150,000 towards the national debt. We will follow Greece soon.)
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To: Windy City Conservative
No ifs, ands or butts about it, I nominate J Lo:


30 posted on 03/31/2012 12:42:38 PM PDT by Riodacat (And when all is said and done, there'll be a hell of a lot more said than done......)
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To: Windy City Conservative

The Romney campaign has been playing this game from the beginning. Three weeks before the WA caucus, we received an email from the state GOP, saying that a conservative wman congressman from Eastern WA was at the top of VP short list. Then we heard it was Rand Paul. I would bet that Romney haslayed those games in other states as well.


31 posted on 03/31/2012 12:44:30 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Windy City Conservative

José Jiménez


32 posted on 03/31/2012 12:44:30 PM PDT by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: madison10

33 posted on 03/31/2012 12:46:16 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Windy City Conservative; a fool in paradise
Speedy Gonzalez!

Carlos Santana (but only if he promises to stop playing and grimacing!)


34 posted on 03/31/2012 12:48:28 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Windy City Conservative

go to the local home depot and pick up a day laborer. any one will do why not, our usurper in the white house is an illegal alien.


35 posted on 03/31/2012 12:48:28 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: Windy City Conservative

I think the Frito Bandito is a good choice!


36 posted on 03/31/2012 12:50:29 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Windy City Conservative
? (of the Mysterians.) He's Latino, too!


37 posted on 03/31/2012 12:51:39 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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Less we forget, Romney’s father was a MEXICAN! Mittens IS the latino.

Nothing shocking or exciting will happen if Romney gets the nod. He will do the predictable thing and being 99% risk adverse, play it safe and we’ll be stuck with a ticket more boring than Al Gore that will go down in flames AGAIN!


38 posted on 03/31/2012 12:54:11 PM PDT by WellyP (REAL)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
LOL!

I say he does NOT need a Latino. They will vote for Obama no matter who is the VP. He should pick Jan Brewer.

39 posted on 03/31/2012 12:54:11 PM PDT by Jane Austen (Boycott the Philadelphia Eagles!)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Romney is latino


40 posted on 03/31/2012 12:55:22 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

Better Ryan than Rubio in my opinion.


41 posted on 03/31/2012 12:56:22 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Jane Austen

Newt/Allen West, Newt/Suzan Martinez, Newt/John Thune!


42 posted on 03/31/2012 12:58:27 PM PDT by WellyP (REAL)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Willard Mitt Romney - Blanco DeLamanite 2012!

White and delightsome, with just a touch of caramel!


43 posted on 03/31/2012 12:59:19 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky." - Gov. G. Romney (R), father of Bishop Willard M. Romney.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Romney is technically Latino or Hispanic. His father was born in Mexico. He is “white Latino.” If he learned Spanish instead of French at the Mormon languae school in Utah he would be all over Unision TV. The press is going to crucify whoever the V.P. nominee is


44 posted on 03/31/2012 12:59:36 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: madison10

“You’re correct-—acting like the Liberals with their box of labels.”

Well, if Bishop Willard is the nominee, November -will- be the second Democrat primary for 2012.


45 posted on 03/31/2012 1:00:55 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky." - Gov. G. Romney (R), father of Bishop Willard M. Romney.)
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George Zimmerman

As white as Obama ...

Oops. Never mind. I forgot he's a registered Democrat.


46 posted on 03/31/2012 1:07:20 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The Democrat Ku Klux Klan is alive and well as the NAACP and the Congressional Black Caucus)
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To: BruceS

“Lest we forget, Biden was picked because of his foreign-policy credentials”

Biden was picked because he is white and “catholic”; Obama didn’t need him to carry Delaware but to draw white voters.


47 posted on 03/31/2012 1:12:31 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: Psalm 144
Well, if Bishop Willard is the nominee, November -will- be the second Democrat primary for 2012.

Yup.
48 posted on 03/31/2012 1:15:51 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Windy City Conservative

The Taco Bell chihuahua.


49 posted on 03/31/2012 1:27:34 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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Heres a novel idea: pick the most qualified and not worry what the hell the person looks like or where their ancestors came from.

The balkanization of the USA continues. wonderful.

50 posted on 03/31/2012 1:42:39 PM PDT by warsaw44
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