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Skip to comments.Drudge Headline Only: Romney Narrows VP Choices, Surprise Name Emerges as Frontrunner
Posted on 07/12/2012 3:51:01 PM PDT by arichtaxpayer
ROMNEY NARROWS VP CHOICES; SURPRISE NAME EMERGES AS FRONTRUNNER
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.
At least, Condi would have known this didn't say "Reset"
And sadly I long for the good old days of the stain maker in chief
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.
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.
Romney’s choice for VP?
That way he’ll have both sides of every issue covered.
Well we’ll see how many lefties vote on Drudge.
I’m sure the yes vote will go sky high. Ugh!
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.
Marie Osmond! One of the most beautiful women in the world. Always has been. I LOVE her (don’t tell my wife)
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
Who could forget?
I agree, a trial balloon at the most. However, I think it will be a Governor, not a Senator.
Yer livin up to yer handle with that one dude.
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.
What about Hillary?
At least Clinton was good for a laugh now and then. This Obama is a humorless megalomaniac.
We all better start writing in a name at the election..
Condi would be seen as a transparent attempt “buy” votes. And she is definiteley not conservative.
BUT, in Virginia you will also likely get the Senate seat as well.
I’ll stand behind you to save ammo.
So far Portman’s the oddsmakers fave.
Love her, but inexperienced. Not a chance.
Best skit comedy show ever!
I’ve been saying it’s Bob McDonnell for a few couple now.
I’ve been saying it’s Bob McDonnell for a couple weeks now.
Inexperienced, ineligible. Not a chance.
She was born in Canada,, no way
I’ve been saying it’s Bob McDonnell for a couple weeks now.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
NO WAY! She doesn’t want any part of it! It would look like he picked her just to get a twofer. Not happening.
And the Chinese nominate... THE WU TANG CLAN!!!!
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2905043/posts Read Post #9 from two days ago.. LOL
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.
"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"
It is true that it rarely has been Governor-Governor, but this time I think it will be.
Just like Bush and “can’t we all get along”...he’ll nominate Condi Rice, as he tells the conservatives “screw you!”
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.
What’s wrong with a Catholic VP?
Portman is fine, BUT, he’s got the Bush stain on him.
So you find joy in having a pro-abortion Obama voter being floated as the Republican vice-presidential nominee.
posted by txhurl (Scott Walker is my President.)
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.
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.
Prediction: He loses by a minimim of 3 points if he picks Condi.