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Romney should pick Graham for VP(Barf alert)
http://thehill.com/ ^ | Denny Freidenrich

Posted on 04/11/2012 2:39:03 PM PDT by jakerobins

Now that the GOP presidential primaries effectively are over, it's on to Tampa for Mitt Romney and the Republicans. The only question up for grabs now is, who will the presumptive nominee select as his running mate? My pick is Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, but more about that later.

Geography and ideology have played important, but not always critical, roles in naming vice presidential running mates. It didn't matter much to George W. Bush that his pick, former Defense Secretary Dick Cheney, was from Wyoming. Ditto for Barack Obama. He chose the Senate's Foreign Relations Committee chair Joe Biden of Delaware. What Bush and Obama each needed most was a Washington insider on the ticket. I'm sure going rogue, as former GOP running mate Sarah Palin is fond of saying, never crossed their minds

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KEYWORDS: 2012; grahamnesty; lindseygraham; nope; romney; vpstakes
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Ughhh I don't want to imagine Miss Lindsey one step away from the Presidency.
1 posted on 04/11/2012 2:39:09 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins

eegad


2 posted on 04/11/2012 2:40:26 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: jakerobins

If that is the case I WILL NOT VOTE IN THIS ELECTION. Don’t care what people say.


3 posted on 04/11/2012 2:40:59 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: jakerobins

Maybe the writer thinks it will help Maobama win re-election by an even bigger margin?


4 posted on 04/11/2012 2:41:52 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: jakerobins

Well that’s one way of getting rid of him. Romney won’t win anyway and he can take Twinkie down with him.


5 posted on 04/11/2012 2:42:21 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: jakerobins
Oh brother.


6 posted on 04/11/2012 2:43:35 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The Democrat Ku Klux Klan is alive and well as the New Black Panthers, CBC and the NAACP)
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To: jakerobins

Death Knell, for sure.


7 posted on 04/11/2012 2:43:59 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: jakerobins
Meanwhile, at the Cotillion

as God is my witness, I'll never vote conservative again!!

8 posted on 04/11/2012 2:45:00 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: jakerobins

Painful...


9 posted on 04/11/2012 2:45:54 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: jakerobins

Do it, young Romney! Pick Graham as your running mate, and your journey to the Dark Side will be complete.


10 posted on 04/11/2012 2:46:00 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: jakerobins
We already had a gay president. He was an abject disaster.

So bad that the present guy in office is still only the second worst president in U.S. history. But he's moving toward the #1 spot.

11 posted on 04/11/2012 2:46:43 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: jakerobins

Lindseed would amount to a breathtaking fail.

This stuff is funny.


12 posted on 04/11/2012 2:47:01 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Chgogal
If he picks Lindsey Graham, the Tea Party ought to go freakin nuts!!

Seek a viable 3rd party candidate....a true conservative and rally behind him.

There's no....absolutely no way I will ever vote for a ticket with that wussie rino Graham...now way!

13 posted on 04/11/2012 2:47:01 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: jakerobins
Here is his short list, IMO:

1) Nikki Haley
2) Paul Ryan
3) Marco Rubio

14 posted on 04/11/2012 2:47:22 PM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: jakerobins; onyx; Syncro

Romney/Graham would be a perfect match. Would send the GOP straight to hell in one election cycle. GOP, RIP.


15 posted on 04/11/2012 2:47:52 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (There's no crying in rebellion!!)
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To: jakerobins
Denny Freidenrich is the founder of First Strategies consulting in Laguna Beach, California. He served as a staff asst. to Rep. Don Edwards (D-CA) in 1972.

Who cares what this clown thinks?

Ain't gonna happen. Romney is no prize, but he isn't this stupid.

16 posted on 04/11/2012 2:48:44 PM PDT by THX 1138 ("Harry, I have a gift.")
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To: jakerobins

Great, an all Dem ticket.


17 posted on 04/11/2012 2:48:46 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

Nikki Haley-— Scandal
Marco Rubio-— Scandal and we need every Senator we can get
Paul Ryan-— Would overshadow Romney and is a lightning rod... He won’t be picked.

Romney will pick a moderate minority woman. Rice and Martinez come to mind.


18 posted on 04/11/2012 2:50:22 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Romney barely won in OH with a 12-1 money advantage, he can't beat Obama that way.)
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To: jakerobins

What a train wreck.


19 posted on 04/11/2012 2:50:29 PM PDT by coon2000 (Give me Liberty or give me death!)
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To: VeniVidiVici

LOL! Ambiguously Gay Duo for sure! Graham is the most FLAMING FEM I’ve ever heard. I can’t STAND that emasculated p_ssy!


20 posted on 04/11/2012 2:50:38 PM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: jakerobins

Rumor of the Day!

We have “No Really I Am A Conservative + The Base Will Vote for Me in Nov” Romney trying to pander to the moderate middle voters? I thought those were his base.

Picking Grahamesty makes absolutely no sense.


21 posted on 04/11/2012 2:51:04 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: jakerobins

OMG!! Just when we thought it couldn’t get any worse!!


22 posted on 04/11/2012 2:51:58 PM PDT by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: jakerobins

Heather Graham or Homo Graham?


23 posted on 04/11/2012 2:53:15 PM PDT by anton
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

Might be.....I think Lindsey is scared of 2014 and trying to get people to start a whisper campaign to get him a job in a Romney admin. Because he is TOAST in 2014 as far as alot of SC is concerned......


24 posted on 04/11/2012 2:53:15 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins

Mitt Romney will pick a famous female politician from Alaska...

...Lisa Murkowski?


25 posted on 04/11/2012 2:53:28 PM PDT by proudpapa
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To: jakerobins
Dear God No!

It would be like going to a NASCAR event and setting up a booth serving white bread and cucumber with mayonnaise finger sandwiches on doilies

26 posted on 04/11/2012 2:53:47 PM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: Chgogal

That ticket might actually make me vote for Obama


27 posted on 04/11/2012 2:54:58 PM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: Thunder90

You’re probably right about Martinez, but if Romney places the economy as issue #1, he could very well select Ryan. Ryan is not a power hungry ‘politician’. He’d be perfectly happy with a VP slot and not GAFFE PRONE like Biden that’s for sure!


28 posted on 04/11/2012 2:56:18 PM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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29 posted on 04/11/2012 3:00:41 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: Mr. K

Or being a Marxist America hating resident of the White House that wants people to drive dinky little electric cars and opening your democrat convention in the Charlotte Motor speedway.....LOL!


30 posted on 04/11/2012 3:01:14 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: VeniVidiVici
Never in a million years would I've considered the name. I have to wonder if there could be a more ridiculous running mate proposal than Lindsey Graham waiting to be aired by the chattering classes.

"Romney-Graham" ... has a real ring to it. /s

31 posted on 04/11/2012 3:02:49 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Newt says, "A nominee that depresses turnout won't beat Barack Obama.")
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To: Jim Robinson; Syncro; jakerobins
Romney/Graham would be a perfect match. Would send the GOP straight to hell in one election cycle. GOP, RIP.

ROTFLMYromneyOFF!

He needs help carrying the South, don't ya know! LOL.

When shall we commence praying for this disaster?

32 posted on 04/11/2012 3:05:05 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: musicman
PREFECT ©

33 posted on 04/11/2012 3:07:18 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: jakerobins

Is the author of this piece a Democrat?


34 posted on 04/11/2012 3:07:18 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: onyx

(Been "busy" for the last 80 min or so...)

35 posted on 04/11/2012 3:11:38 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: THX 1138

Is this guy gay? Laguna Beach is an old time “artist colony” that has become extremely gay friendly.

Blech


36 posted on 04/11/2012 3:12:48 PM PDT by NathanR
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To: jakerobins

This is a joke right?


37 posted on 04/11/2012 3:13:53 PM PDT by funfan
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To: jakerobins

Mitt needs to pick Hillary. Obama would be doomed & Hillary gets some revenge for 2008. And, she may be more conservative than Mitt.


38 posted on 04/11/2012 3:17:37 PM PDT by Thom Pain (OMG ABO Since 2009 ->USA = USC: United States of Chicago)
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To: jakerobins

Relax folks. The author is a Democrat. There’s no reason to think that Graham is even being considered.


39 posted on 04/11/2012 3:19:38 PM PDT by almcbean
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To: jakerobins
Lindsay Graham?

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40 posted on 04/11/2012 3:20:11 PM PDT by GnL
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To: jakerobins
Denny Freidenrich: Young '60s Republicans were all for contraception, abortion

Denny Freidenrich is a writer to be completely disregarded. Only a total screwhead could be this much out of touch.

41 posted on 04/11/2012 3:23:34 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: jakerobins

LOL, perfect! They can mince across the stage together at the convention!


42 posted on 04/11/2012 3:31:41 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Thom Pain

You know, if you don’t care whether the ‘R’ candidate is a conservative or not (and with Romney, it’s ‘not’), then Hillary would be a spectacular pick for VP. Just think about it - liberal heads would be exploding, Obama would be apoplectic .... who would Bill campaign for? Hillary or Obama? What would the media say? Would they turn on Hillary and treat her like Sarah? I actually think that’s about the only way Romney would/could win. I’m thinking ‘sarc’ tag .... but I’m going to be provocative and leave it off :-)


43 posted on 04/11/2012 3:33:17 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: jakerobins

Graham for VP? Hell, why not pick Moochelle?


44 posted on 04/11/2012 3:33:48 PM PDT by gathersnomoss
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To: jakerobins

He needs someone that will draw voters in, much like Palin did for McLame. If not for her, McLame would have lost by a much larger margin.

As far as Gramnesty - no thank you. That would be 2 unpalatable RINOs on 1 ticket and I do not believe I could swallow hard enough to pull the lever.


45 posted on 04/11/2012 3:35:12 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

Now I could vote for any of them. I like your Happy Post. ; )

You could add Alan West to the list as far as I am concerned. I’m sure Romney is too much of a wuss to handle Alan, but I would love it.


46 posted on 04/11/2012 3:37:29 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: servantboy777

The Tea Party endorses whoever in the GOP has the lead. The Tea Party endorses whoever is running against a Democrat. This is pretty much the standard of the Tea Party. The Tea Party just wants to hang on to their own money; this is the extent of the conservativism that exists in the Tea Party. Show Mitt and Lindsey leading Obama by 10 points, and the Tea Party will start drooling.


47 posted on 04/11/2012 3:37:55 PM PDT by Windy City Conservative (Kyle Smith)
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To: Thunder90

Romney will pick a moderate minority woman. Rice and Martinez come to mind.

________________________
Martinez will not run. She stated that she is fully responsible for her handicapped sister (I think sister) and that the sister is near to other family in Las Cruces, NM which she needs. Gov. Martinez said she would never move her and being elected to national office would require her sister to move with her.

I couldn’t find the ABQ Journal link quickly, but this link recaps that story. She would be good, but I am pretty sure when this lady says no, it means no. I live in ABQ and have seen her NO in action. She rocks!

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/04/09/gov-martinez-shuts-v-p-door/


48 posted on 04/11/2012 3:39:31 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: jakerobins

Why Graham? Why not McCain? or Specter? or Snowe?

They would be more likely to step in and fill in for Mitt without missing an ideological beat...


49 posted on 04/11/2012 3:39:43 PM PDT by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: Thom Pain

“And, she may be more conservative than Mitt.”

You think more highly of Romney than I do. : [


50 posted on 04/11/2012 3:40:51 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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