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Posted on 08/07/2012 9:13:16 AM PDT by hope
OBAMA: ROMNEY WANTS VP PETRAEUS
Tue Aug 07 2012 12:01:02 ET
President Obama whispered to a top fundraiser this week that he believes GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney wants to name Gen. David Petraeus to the VP slot!
"The president wasn't joking," the insider explains to the DRUDGE REPORT.
A Petraeus drama has been quietly building behind the scenes.
Romney is believed to have secretly met with the four-star general in New Hampshire.
The pick could be a shrewd Romney choice. A cross-party pull. The Obama administration hailed Petraeus as one of history's greatest military strategists. Petraeus was unanimously confirmed as the Director of the CIA by the US Senate 94-0.
But Petraeus has categorically asserted that he has NO political ambitions. And Team Obama stands prepared to tie one of their own to "Bush wars." A Petraeus pick could been seen as simply shuffling the decks of power in DC.
"He's a serious man, for seriously dangerous times," notes a top Republican.
A DRUDGE POLL on Tuesday morning showed readers split on if Romney should give it a go.
And the calendar is running out of days.
This has been one of my guesses.
It is risky because P has no political experience. Seems to be a very good man. Certainly understands the military and foreign policy.
That would be as bad as Condi. Don’t want Patraeus.
I had always understood that he was a Dem.
Bad choice. Paul Ryan? Good choice!
For people hoping Petraeus at Dept of Defense, he cannot be SecDef until Sept 1st 2021 due to the NSA of 1947.
No polticial experience??? LOL Have you ever worked at the Pentagon??
I think it will be Ryan.
Obama has PROVEN that EVERYTHING can be waived!
Martinez would be da bomb.
The General needs to get that 1957 haircut updated.
Petraeus could have some useful info on Obama after working for the DOD and now the CIA. That probably scares the crap out of Obama.
One could argue that this situation would akin to the situation that Gen Marshall was in, first being at State, then Defense.
On second thought, I think Obama might be scared because if Patraeus resigned then went to Romney campaign, he might be able to really spill the beans about how tough it was to get Obama to kill bin-Laden, and all kind of other in-competencies that Obama has done behind the scenes.
Not worried about political experience. You have to be the best at dealing with people and hardest worker to rise to the top of the military ranks. The thing that worries me is his philosophy, which we don’t know. Is he a neo-conservative or was he just following orders? Where does he stand on God, guns, and gays? We know nothing about him.
Let’s see...Romney has no stance on the Chick Fil A situation...pissed off the Catholic League and social Conservatives....there goes one part of the voting block.
Now he is gonna go with General Liberal for VP?
He is handing the election to Obama with a bow on it.
Rubio is the only pick that makes sense. He is hispanic, a tea party member, and the future for how the GOP should be. Even Stevie Wonder can see that. Romney would lock up Florida and at least 50% of the Hispanic voting block in this country with that one pick.
Suicidal choice to go with anyone else but Rubio. The General brings nothing to this ticket but problems and more Bush era campaign commercials.
I am in favor of Rubio, but be prepared for the outcry from birthers.
Apparently, Mark Levin has no eligibility issues with Rubio (neither do I).
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