Skip to comments.Poll: Christie as VP helps Romney the most, Rubio would hurt candidacy
Posted on 04/20/2012 5:59:13 PM PDT by Bratch
Marco Rubio may not be the dream running mate for Mitt Romney that he has been made out to be. The results of a Public Policy Polling poll released Thursday indicate that with Rubio as a running mate, Romney would actually lose traction against President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.
If he picks Chris Christie, Rick Santorum, Mike Huckabee or Jeb Bush, however, he becomes a stronger candidate.
In a head-to-head match up against Obama, Romney currently trails the president by a 49-46 margin. But the poll found that the right running mate could boost his chances.
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Well, Bolton would be a good fit with Romney, since he supports homosexual fake marriage.
How about Gen Petraeous as VP? He certainly has seen enough of what Bam has been doing to the country. He is now out of the military and is in charge of the CIA. If he is asked he might consider it and would boost any ticket.
I don't like any of them. I'm so glad I'm not voting for Romney.
I don’t care what flavor of koolaid is offered up with the Romney poison, or even if they try to conceal it in a cup of the finest wine. I ain’t drinking it.
That would be a demotion. We need him in the Congress.
Personally, I don’t think Christie would be an asset to the ticket. He has a tendency to flap his gums like Biden, except in a bombastic way. I would go with Ryan, maybe Bush as a fall-back. Or possibly Portman or Daniels.
Rubio is not sufficiently vetted.
Last time around Mark Sanford seemed like an obvious VP pick but was barely mentioned--we later found out why. Likewise on the Democrat side, why Bill Richardson never got selected.
Whether McCarthy was right doesn’t matter—the public has been indoctrinated for 60 years by the media and the public schools and colleges to think of him as a horrible monster who ruined the lives of innocent people. It’s hard to see much daylight nowadays between the CPUSA and the Fellow Travelers’ Party, otherwise known as the Democrats—so if people are willing to vote for Democrats calling attention to the resemblances to the CP party line is probably not going to have much impact.
I feel like Romney has got to go with vetted choices. The media will have a field day with anyone who’s not completely vetted. That makes Bush the obvious choice. He’s been vetted every way imaginable. But Daniels and possibly Portman might also be sufficiently vetted. Christie has been vetted, but I don’t think we need someone who’s penchant is to insult people in the crowd for saying dumb things. For the most part, your Pres. candidate wants a VP nominee who melds with the crowd and is not controversial. Also someone who looks Presidential in a debate with Biden, but that won’t be hard for any of these guys.
At this point I would probably put Paul Ryan as my first choice--but don't like losing him from the House of Representatives. Whoever the VP choice is, the media will make that person "controversial."
There was an interesting BookTV segment this morning on C-SPAN with a man named Ferris or Farris who has a new book out on men who never became President but changed the country. His choice for the one who had the most impact was Henry Clay--his explanation was interesting. I had heard most of the facts before but he tied them together in a better way than I had heard (like Henry Clay's "national system" being a reaction to the weaknesses the country showed in the War of 1812, and how his creation of the Whig Party gave us the two-party system instead of the multiparty systems that most European countries have developed).
He is a big admirer of Thomas Dewey and thought he would have done a much better job than Truman did after Truman was re-elected. (Truman had some successes but they were mostly in his first term--his second term was largely a disaster.)
I hadn't known that Truman in the 1948 campaign had likened the Republicans to the Nazis.
I hope to God I’ll have the courage to sit home if another Bush is on a Republican ticket. When we will be free of them???
John Bolton - Secretary of State. He’s another Kissinger.
The Soviets called this sort of thing:
NO...Sorry! Jeb is the best of the group.
Jeb’s son is a well spoken, gregarious, good looking, “White Hispanic” and has often been called the Bush of the future around here. I have heard it less, however, since Rubio is on the scene.
( Love using that NEW “white” term! LOL)
It is so clear to me and not to even my family members. Now they say they have Mark Levin on their side.
Wonder how he arrives at that opinion? I usually respect his opinions on the Constitution.
What am I missing? Born in the US of 2 citizen parents...seems easy.
NO...sorry! I’ve had it with the Bushes and I think it’s a good bet I’m not alone!!!
Don’t sit at home during the November general election and not vote in all of the other political races happening at the same time!
Unfortunately, come Election Day, I will probably toddle out of my home and vote. I would just enjoy voting - one day - for someone I like. Last time that happened was when Reagan was prez. Grrrrrr....
Some ones that immediately come to mind:
- Foriegn policy credentials impecciable
- Media can’t claim GOP candidate is a moron
- Ready to be President in a heartbeat
- Would destroy Joe Biden in a debate
- Slap down at John Thune and his idiotic supporters here
- Never held elective office, will swing 0 electoral votes (he’s from Maryland)
- RATs absolutely hate him and would be motiviated to turn out against him
- Bush fatigued, media will constantly portray his presence as a return
to Bush’s adminstration and foriegn policy (nevermind the fact that Mr. “Hope & Change” kept Bush’s forieng policy in place anyway)
- Conceded defeat on “gay marriage” issue
- Needs to shave mustache
I agree with the freeper who said he’d be ideal as Secretary of State. I did like the idea of him running for President a while back, but that was because Thune was being touted as Presidential material and I wanted Bolton to swoop in and take out Thune the way Thune had did to Bolton’s UN nomination. (Revenge is a dish best served cold)
If people are willing to vote for Democrats, they’re likely a lost cause, anyway—until they get mugged.
I meant that to mean he was the best of the Bush group...but I can not back him !
Checked the spelling but not the clarity of the post!
The ‘stache is a pro!!
Otherwise, good list. ;)
Actually while I’m pro-stache his Ned Flanders looking thing looks like it’s eating his face. Plus he dyes his hair but not Dr. Fuzzinstien, big no no. Seriously, got milk? Imagine the SNL parody.
But if Romney grew (a normal looking) one he’d be unbeatable harnessing the full power of Tom Dewey.
On a more serious note, we have no idea how he’b be on the stump, we can’t afford a VP candidate without campaign chops even if they would make Joe Biden cry like a little girl in the VP debate.
And with Romney’s history on the issue of homo knot tieing his own apostasy can ill be afforded.
I agree with fatnotlazy and Sacajaweau, sounds more like a Sec of State candidate. There his mustache would win him the respect of the Middle East. Hillary’s mustache is just peach fuzz after all.
According to that site, this poll may be biased, Then the Wikpedia site states that a Nate Silver, former writer for the Daily Kos - thinks its not. REALLY.
Romeny shouldn’t pick Chris Christie as a runing mate. No way. He needs a conservative running mate with a mellow image.
But even then, his close association with big moneyed intrests which help create this mess under the current and previous adminsitrations will be a negative. Democrats can afford to take money from big buisness interests as the Media insulates the public from their equally elitist attitudes on this subject. At the same time, ther Mainstream Media MAGNIFIES associations of Republicans with the same interests.
Romeny would probably beat Obama hands down if the Mainstreram Media was shut down between now and election day. Than the public would have to make a decision based on jobs, salaries, home sales, cost of food and cost of fuel.
And Obama loses on all those major points.
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