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Drudge Headline Only: Romney Narrows VP Choices, Surprise Name Emerges as Frontrunner
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Posted on 07/12/2012 3:51:01 PM PDT by arichtaxpayer

ROMNEY NARROWS VP CHOICES; SURPRISE NAME EMERGES AS FRONTRUNNER


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To: philled
Holy crap you sure know how to reach to unimaginable lows. She's a Canuck too.
151 posted on 07/12/2012 4:40:37 PM PDT by mcshot (God bless the USA! OMG PLEASE vote ABO or OWW and our Country dies.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
Drudge Exclusive: ROMNEY NARROWS VP CHOICES; CONDI EMERGES AS FRONTRUNNER
152 posted on 07/12/2012 4:41:30 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: techno

Given that (i) Romney has polled very competitively in VA throughout, (ii) the only VA poll in which Goode is at 9% was done by the Democrat PPP firm so as to prop up Obama’s candidacy, and (iii) Goode has not qualified for the ballot in VA, and qualifying for the ballot is famously difficult to do (10,000 signatures, at least 400 from each congressional district, and out-of-state petition workers are forbidden), it is risible that Romney would even consider writing off VA.

Romney does need VA, which, after adding NC, OH and FL (IN is in the bag), puts him at 266, needing only one more state (whether IA, CO, NV, WI, NH, or whatever) to win. You are correct that Romney needs a conservative to carry VA, but that’s also true for OH, NC and FL. I would also posit that picking a Protestant would help him a lot more with the Evangelical voters from whom he needs a large turnout than if he picked a Catholic. Frankly, I’m more concerned about OH than I am about VA, and believe that Romney should pick Rob Portman as his runningmate.


153 posted on 07/12/2012 4:41:40 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: OnAMission
Yeah it’s there...hit refresh. If it’s Condi people will see it as an attempt at swaying black and female voters. I don’t like it, but she sure would wipe the floor in the VP debates.

At least, Condi would have known this didn't say "Reset"


154 posted on 07/12/2012 4:41:56 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: Verginius Rufus

And sadly I long for the good old days of the stain maker in chief


155 posted on 07/12/2012 4:42:11 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: deport

I like the idea. She’s got it all, brains and beauty, and would certainly look a lot better on my TV than mittens.

I say go for it.


156 posted on 07/12/2012 4:43:30 PM PDT by txhurl (Scott Walker is my President.)
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To: battletank

Per Drudge, a few minutes ago, it is Condi Rice. I really don’t know that much about her ideological leanings. I just hope Romney didn’t just shoot himself in the foot. I will hold my nose and vote for him regardless. “O” has got to go.
We can sort out all the BS later.


157 posted on 07/12/2012 4:43:32 PM PDT by MountainYankee
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To: arichtaxpayer

Romney’s choice for VP?

Romney.

That way he’ll have both sides of every issue covered.


158 posted on 07/12/2012 4:43:43 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: deport

Well we’ll see how many lefties vote on Drudge.
I’m sure the yes vote will go sky high. Ugh!


159 posted on 07/12/2012 4:43:51 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's Welfare, Food Stamps, Division and Disability 'Legacy')
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To: biggredd1
unfreakin believable condi “I voted communist guy last time” rice!!!!!

This will be a hard sell for the voters and an easy game for the media. "Let me get this straight, Dr. Rice, you're pairing up with Romney against the guy you voted for?" I hope Rice is willing to go negative on Obama: "Like so many moderate black voters, I chose Obama in 2008 for the symbolism. Having seen for four years what a massive mistake that was, I'm here to help give voters a better option for 2012." Good luck with this one, Mitt, you'll need it.

Note: If this trial balloon pops, I hope Mitt will do something truly unique - choose based on ability and not demographics.

160 posted on 07/12/2012 4:43:51 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: P-Marlowe

Marie Osmond! One of the most beautiful women in the world. Always has been. I LOVE her (don’t tell my wife)


161 posted on 07/12/2012 4:43:54 PM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: arichtaxpayer
Condi Rice? BIG mistake. Because of things like this...

Rice compares Palestianians to blacks in the Jim Crow south

162 posted on 07/12/2012 4:44:28 PM PDT by montag813
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To: arichtaxpayer

Questions:

What does Rice bring to the ticket if chosen?

As compared to Gov Martinez?

I like Gov Martinez because she has some executive experience running the show. She hispanic which would energize the hispanic base towards Republicans. She has a great bio.

Rice seems to me to have a lot of good qualifications, but her time as SoS did not turn out so good, imo, iirc


163 posted on 07/12/2012 4:44:49 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: MountainYankee

She’s pro-abortion.


164 posted on 07/12/2012 4:45:02 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: al baby
And sadly I long for the good old days of the stain maker in chief

Who could forget?


165 posted on 07/12/2012 4:45:18 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: StAnDeliver
At best, total misdirection. At worst, it's a trial balloon and a feint to gauge Bobo's reactions. For now, it's still Rubio.

I agree, a trial balloon at the most. However, I think it will be a Governor, not a Senator.

166 posted on 07/12/2012 4:46:04 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: null and void

Yer livin up to yer handle with that one dude.


167 posted on 07/12/2012 4:46:03 PM PDT by mcshot (God bless the USA! OMG PLEASE vote ABO or OWW and our Country dies.)
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To: MountainYankee

Well, the blacks did trade her and Colin in Chapelle’s race trades, but I’d take her back.

This is the first happy political moment I can recall in about a year.


168 posted on 07/12/2012 4:46:35 PM PDT by txhurl (Scott Walker is my President.)
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To: steve86

What about Hillary?


That would be a stunner.....obama would be over, out, gone!


169 posted on 07/12/2012 4:46:55 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: COBOL2Java

At least Clinton was good for a laugh now and then. This Obama is a humorless megalomaniac.


170 posted on 07/12/2012 4:47:52 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: arichtaxpayer

We all better start writing in a name at the election..


171 posted on 07/12/2012 4:48:16 PM PDT by angelcindy ("If you follow the crowd ,you get no further than the crowd!")
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To: MountainYankee

Condi would be seen as a transparent attempt “buy” votes. And she is definiteley not conservative.


172 posted on 07/12/2012 4:49:08 PM PDT by PAR
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To: AuH2ORepublican
“I’m more concerned about OH than I am about VA, and believe that Romney should pick Rob Portman as his running mate.”

BUT, in Virginia you will also likely get the Senate seat as well.

173 posted on 07/12/2012 4:49:26 PM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Ronin

I’ll stand behind you to save ammo.


174 posted on 07/12/2012 4:49:31 PM PDT by mcshot (God bless the USA! OMG PLEASE vote ABO or OWW and our Country dies.)
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To: arichtaxpayer

http://www.intrade.com/v4/markets/?eventId=90482

So far Portman’s the oddsmakers fave.


175 posted on 07/12/2012 4:51:15 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: PAR
“Liz Cheney “

Love her, but inexperienced. Not a chance.

176 posted on 07/12/2012 4:51:29 PM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: txhurl

Best skit comedy show ever!


177 posted on 07/12/2012 4:51:41 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: techno; Impy; Perdogg; Clintonfatigued; randita; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; sickoflibs

BINGO!!!

I’ve been saying it’s Bob McDonnell for a few couple now.


178 posted on 07/12/2012 4:52:41 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Glove don't fit.)
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To: techno; Impy; Perdogg; Clintonfatigued; randita; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; sickoflibs

BINGO!!!

I’ve been saying it’s Bob McDonnell for a couple weeks now.


179 posted on 07/12/2012 4:52:41 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Glove don't fit.)
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To: StAnDeliver
“Rubio. “

Inexperienced, ineligible. Not a chance.

180 posted on 07/12/2012 4:53:22 PM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: philled

“Jennifer Granholm”

She was born in Canada,, no way


181 posted on 07/12/2012 4:54:39 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: techno; Impy; Perdogg; Clintonfatigued; randita; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; sickoflibs

BINGO!!!

I’ve been saying it’s Bob McDonnell for a couple weeks now.


182 posted on 07/12/2012 4:55:33 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Glove don't fit.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Bob McDonnell would make a fine VP for, say, John McCain, but Romney doesn’t need a governor, and should not pick a Catholic.

Rob Portman is the obvious choice.


183 posted on 07/12/2012 4:56:06 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: COBOL2Java

Perry needs to stay in Texas. Someone mentioned a Hispanic, and I’d be ready to vote for Ted Cruz, but would rather him take out doo hearst.


184 posted on 07/12/2012 4:56:37 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: arichtaxpayer

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, HOST: No — well, that — but on the other hand, Van Jones, maybe he does, and this is picking up on the other points you all were making as to avoid a — any pick that looks transparently political and calculated, that could be his biggest problem.

VAN JONES, FORMER OBAMA ADVISER: I think that’s right. And one thing I think is interesting is, if you want to do something shocking, you want the tea party base excited, nobody has talked about Condoleezza Rice.

But think about this. She checks off a lot of boxes, as far as women, she’s a person of color, if the optics matter. But she’s actually tested. She is actually a national figure. She has foreign policy experience. She was secretary of state. And she’s sitting there.

Now people say, you know, you want to do something bold, put Condoleezza Rice on the ticket and watch the Obama campaign go crazy.

ANN COULTER: Not a chance. Too much like a Sarah Palin. It will not be a woman.

ABC’s This Week Sunday April 01, 2012


185 posted on 07/12/2012 4:56:37 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Scott from the Left Coast
"However, I think it will be a Governor, not a Senator."

He's the Governor, he doesn't need two. Governor-Congresscritter has been the modern rule: Senator-Senator, Governor-Representative, Governor-Senator, Congresscritter-Senator, Governor-Congresscritter.

186 posted on 07/12/2012 4:56:37 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (2008 + IN, NC, FL, VA, OH, NV o/r IA = 271EV)
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To: savedbygrace

Lol!


187 posted on 07/12/2012 4:57:01 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: arichtaxpayer

No way, trust me.

She’s not going to run for elected office, period.

Definitely could be in line for an appointed position though.

This is just the campaign throwing it out there, to see the general reaction, for internal reasons.


188 posted on 07/12/2012 4:57:01 PM PDT by standingfirm (in God we trust)
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To: MountainYankee

NO WAY! She doesn’t want any part of it! It would look like he picked her just to get a twofer. Not happening.


189 posted on 07/12/2012 4:57:16 PM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: EEGator

And the Chinese nominate... THE WU TANG CLAN!!!!


190 posted on 07/12/2012 4:57:53 PM PDT by txhurl (Scott Walker is my President.)
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To: mcshot
Romney goes to NAACP convention then leaks the Condi name the following day.. Oy Vey!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2905043/posts Read Post #9 from two days ago.. LOL

191 posted on 07/12/2012 4:57:59 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: faucetman

I don’t think her inexperience would hurt her performance- she is a very smart lady, and pretty darn conservative. But it is true that the Obama campaign might be able to score points by highligting her relative inexperience.


192 posted on 07/12/2012 4:58:20 PM PDT by PAR
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To: faucetman
"Not a chance"

"Florida Sen.-elect Marco Rubio announced his top staff, which included three former Romney campaign hands. Sally Canfield, who served as Romney's policy adviser, will be Rubio's legislative director and chief policy adviser; Joe Pounder, who was in charge of rapid response for Romney, will be Rubio's communications director; and Alex Burgos, who directed specialty media for Romney, will serve as director of media affairs for Rubio." -- RCP/Time, Jan. 4, 2011"

193 posted on 07/12/2012 4:59:43 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (How do you like your crow? Medium or well done?)
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To: StAnDeliver

It is true that it rarely has been Governor-Governor, but this time I think it will be.


194 posted on 07/12/2012 5:00:45 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: arichtaxpayer

Just like Bush and “can’t we all get along”...he’ll nominate Condi Rice, as he tells the conservatives “screw you!”


195 posted on 07/12/2012 5:02:30 PM PDT by kenmcg (t)
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To: montag813
"Condi Rice? BIG mistake. Because of things like this...

Rice compares Palestianians to blacks in the Jim Crow south
"

And this. Feel free to keep them and use them wherever needed. When the harpies repeat, we repeat.

Rice: Better to have Hamas in power than in streets
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1733397/posts

Rice: Palestinians deserve to live free of ‘occupation’[at an event of pro-Palestinian group]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1717847/posts

US Supplies Fatah With Arms, Rice Decries “Occupation”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1718348/posts

Rice: Israel Must Withdraw from More than Gaza and Samaria
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1333354/posts

Commencement Address at Boston College (Secretary Condoleezza Rice, Boston, Massachusetts, May 22, 2006. US Department of State)

Excerpts:

As a student of a Catholic high school, the Sisters of Loretta taught me, I am pleased to be at an institution of higher education with such strong and celebrated Catholic and Jesuit traditions . . . You see, I got my Master's Degree at Notre Dame. (Boos.) I acquired a passion for the fighting Irish . . . and my family has been college educated and Presbyterian ever since. (Laughter and applause.) . . . I wandered into a course on international politics taught by a Czech refugee who specialized in Soviet studies, a man who had a daughter by the name of Madeleine Albright. With that one class, I was hooked. I discovered that my passion was Russia and all things Russian.


196 posted on 07/12/2012 5:03:11 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: AuH2ORepublican

What’s wrong with a Catholic VP?

Portman is fine, BUT, he’s got the Bush stain on him.


197 posted on 07/12/2012 5:03:46 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Glove don't fit.)
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To: txhurl
This is the first happy political moment I can recall in about a year.

So you find joy in having a pro-abortion Obama voter being floated as the Republican vice-presidential nominee.

One would think that someone with a "Scott Walker is my President" tagline would have had a "happy political moment" just last month. Unless you are a troll.

198 posted on 07/12/2012 5:05:13 PM PDT by Ronaldus Magnus
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To: PAR

Faucetman, you have to be joking. Relative inexperience? This “smart lady” as you say, can bury Obama with intellect, savvy, experience, diplomacy, and most importantly, patriotism, before breakfast.

Make no mistake. She would make a fabulous president, not just a vice president, but elective office is not her 10, and so she has declared.

Personally, I’d love to see her as a running mate, but I don’t think she will.


199 posted on 07/12/2012 5:05:43 PM PDT by standingfirm (in God we trust)
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To: kenmcg

Prediction: He loses by a minimim of 3 points if he picks Condi.


200 posted on 07/12/2012 5:07:51 PM PDT by PAR
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