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To: pistolpackinpapa

>> Can Governor Bob McDonnell carry VA for the GOP if he is the VP pick? <<

Yes, but the matter isn’t really important, because IMO Virginia is already in the bag for the GOP. So a McDonnell nomination would probably be a waste.

>> Would he be a better VP candidate than Marco Rubio who could probably deliver FL and a lot of Hispanic votes? <<

I’d say not. As much as I like McDonnell (and I live in Virginia), his recent interviews with the MSM have been mediocre. Actually, disappointing. I don’t believe he’s ready for prime time at the national level.

Rubio, on the other hand, is much more articulate — seems to think faster on his feet. So even though I’m not ready to favor Rubio over ALL of the other choices, I’d definitely pick him over McDonnell.


47 posted on 06/10/2012 4:26:12 PM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: Hawthorn; pistolpackinpapa
>> Can Governor Bob McDonnell carry VA for the GOP if he is the VP pick? <<

Yes, but the matter isn’t really important, because IMO Virginia is already in the bag for the GOP. So a McDonnell nomination would probably be a waste.

>> Would he be a better VP candidate than Marco Rubio who could probably deliver FL and a lot of Hispanic votes? <<

I’d say not. As much as I like McDonnell (and I live in Virginia), his recent interviews with the MSM have been mediocre. Actually, disappointing. I don’t believe he’s ready for prime time at the national level.

Rubio, on the other hand, is much more articulate — seems to think faster on his feet. So even though I’m not ready to favor Rubio over ALL of the other choices, I’d definitely pick him over McDonnell.

Somebody (maybe Dick Morris) recently said that any GOP presidential nominee who NEEDS to pick the Gov of Virginia to win the state of Virginia is already in deep, deep trouble.

I don't think that's the case with Romney and for that reason alone, along with your observations about McDonnell's basic mediocrity, I think McDonnell is unlikely.

As for Rubio, I like Rubio but is he eligible? That's the big question with Rubio.

I much prefer Alan West.

66 posted on 06/10/2012 5:24:10 PM PDT by samtheman
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