Skip to comments.Stars Aligned for a Thursday VP Announcement
Posted on 08/07/2012 12:37:04 PM PDT by Perdogg
As the boss said yesterday on Fox News, If you look at Governor Romneys schedule, hes got events in Illinois Tuesday, Iowa Wednesday, a fundraising breakfast Thursday morning in New York his calendar then is clear, so far as I can tell, Thursday afternoon and Friday
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The top of list (no particular order)
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio,
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell
Ohio Sen. Rob Portman
Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan
Really? What REAL conservative gives a care about the VP pick of a horribly flawed Romney? He is beyond fixing. IF a “conservative” consents to be his VP pick, that “conservative” will be no longer welcome in conservative circles.
At the Veep announcement time Romney should also announce that he is SEALING all the rest of his State and Federal Tax Returns.
ABR (anyone but Rice).
Drudge is saying General Petraeus.
Stay tuned for the next winning PowerBall numbers.
Sarah Palin could become the Ralph Nader of the Tea Party come 2016 and the sooner that message is clear the better of we will all be.
Is General Petraeus a democrat?
Where does that put the GOP in 2020?
SHE has loser written all over her!
Rubio would win the election for Romney. But I fear the Boston wimps will go with the safe pick (Portman) and go on to place 2nd - just like McCain.
But at least they’ll be proud of the race they ran (just like McCain), while treating the Kenyan thug with kid gloves - all while Romney gets labeled a felon, cancer patient killer, tax cheat, racist, etc.
Thank you GOPe.
McDonnell would be a good choice. Hell, he should have been the nominee!
So what do you recommend; we sit around and play checkers on election day?
Do they generally pick a VP before the convention?
(For training, he could attend a few before January.)
No. According to this 2008 New Yorker article:
Petraeus is registered to vote as a Republican in New Hampshirehe once described himself to a friend as a northeastern Republican, in the tradition of Nelson Rockefellerbut he said that around 2002, after he became a two-star general, he stopped voting. As he departed for Baghdad, to oversee a surge deployment of additional American troops to Iraq, he sought, as he recalled it, to try to avoid being pulled in one direction or another, to be in a sense used by one side or the other. He added, Thats very hard to do, because you become at some point sort of the face of the war, the face of the surge. So be it. You just have to deal with that."
We on this forum have an impolite four-letter acronym that encompasses Rockefeller Republicans and similar: RINO. Of course, as the quote indicates, Petraeus has been keeping his head down focusing on the job. So, I don't think we really know what his true views are.
A Massachusetts - New Hampshire ticket doesn't seem likely in any case.
Give it up Bill, your "words of wisdom" impress no one!
You do NOT represent conservative thought or values; you eschew "fly-over country" thinking for the mainstream media DC corridor
You don't fit in with your liberal Jewish pals so you try to reach the "middle" and veer quite left in so doing.
Take a tip from Mort Kondrake, retire early, please.
Great idea, just to inflate your ego split the vote and put Obama back in and then you can whine incessantly for the next 4 years about how we should have all listened to YOU and given YOU what YOU want.
Go look up Narcissistic Personality Disorder and be honest with yourself that it describes YOU
Where is she on Marriage and the Second Amendment. Those are very simple litmus tests.
If she is a RINO on social issues then she is not a conservative.
You need to put your reading glasses on. Either that or provide a link where Obama's running in 2016. Stop re-writing my comments to mean what you wish they meant.
Wow, what a fight that would be! It could be the end of the GOPe forever!
But, what a fun side fight to the election main event that would turn into! And all inside the republican party with obama and company on the outside egging them on.
On second thought, maybe Rubio should just stay in the Senate and continue representing those who voted for him and pushing for amnesty for illegals where he'll have his Senate vote and more power and sway, because I don't think his amnesty for all will help Romney, especially not in a bad economy.
Agree, it’s McDonnell.
No thanks. If he couldn't act decisively (not to mention sensibly) in the recent UVa controversy, how could he possibly be trusted to deal with the serious issues we face as a nation?
It’s me. You think you know vice? I’ll show ya vice.
Who are you to judge conservative credentials........ you are not up to the task.
Romney’s schedule is clear on Thursday afternoon and
Maybe he’s going to the closing ceremonies in London?
Really? What REAL conservative gives a care about the VP pick of a horribly flawed Romney? He is beyond fixing.
Right. And who could possibly follow in Joe Biden’s footsteps?
Seriously, I care who he picks. I’m sure there are others around here who do as well.
Marshall had a quick wit and was very well spoken. He's the one who said of Teddy Roosevelt's death, "Death had to take him sleeping, for if Roosevelt had been awake there would have been a fight."
Invite me to the parties!!
Makes no difference to me.
that would be Sunday
Your top group of four agrees with mine. I’ve ranked my guesses in four categories, and from most likely to least likely within each group:
Top tier, the finalists (1-4): Marco Rubio, Bob McDonnell, Paul Ryan, Rob Portman
Second tier, possible (5-8): Tim Pawlenty, Susana Martinez, Kelly Ayotte, John Thune
Third tier, not likely (9-10): Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal
Shed a tear, no chance: Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Condoleezza Rice, Michele Bachmann, Allen West, Herman Cain
I forgot to mention Rick Perry. He’s in the “no chance” group, too.
I got an email from the Romney folks telling me to make sure my “push” notifications were active on the “Mitt’s VP” app. I think it’s coming very soon.
“Seriously, I care who he picks. Im sure there are others around here who do as well.”
I am not going to vote for Obama, and I’m NOT going to vote for Romney...regardless of his VP pick. Romney is forever unacceptable to me. So, IMO, you are wasting your time to care whom he picks. But, that is just my opinion.
“Who are you to judge conservative credentials........ you are not up to the task. FUSOLA”
Oh, and you are? When it looks look excrement and smells like it...you can be prety sure it is excrement. Romney’s credentials as a conservative are excrement.
However, let me quote Jim Robinson on Mitt Romney, then I double dog dare you to say “FUJR”:
FR is a pro-God (the one true Judeo-Christian God, of course), pro-life, pro-family, pro-small government, pro-liberty grassroots conservative site. Those who know me personally know that I do not object to Romney because of his religion. I object to him because of his thirty some odd year history of advocating for abortion and his solid pro-homo, pro-big government progressive statism. He is after all the author of and chief advocate of RomneyCare which morphed into ObamaCare and $50 taxpayer funded abortion and he also ordered same sex marriage to be the law of the land in Massachusetts just like his precious Roe v Wade became the law of the land even though neither were legislated or passed legally into law.
In the same post he goes on to say:
I absolutely loathe Obama and what he is doing to this country, but loathe Romney and what he has stood for during his entire history just as much. I will never trust that rat bastard and I will never vote for him or support him, even though I pray with all my heart that the usurping Marxist Barack Obama is sent packing by the American citizens.
Now, dude....talk the same way the Jim Robinson!
“So what do you recommend; we sit around and play checkers on election day?”
You would do less harm to conservatism and the country to do so than to vote for Romney.
However, WHAT you should be doing on election day is to vote for conservative House and Senate candidates at the federal level, and conservatives at the state level. It wouldn’t hurt to vote third party on the POTUS issue to deny the winner a clear win. It would be nice if neither Obama or Romney got more than 40% of the vote.
Ohhh you told........ how juvenile of you
I’m not going to ‘vite you to my birfday!!
“Ohhh you told........ how juvenile of you”
You are the one behaving as a child. Jim Robinson has been clear about his positions. You wouldn’t dare attack him. However, I take the same position and you cowardly attack me. Plus, you use abbreviated profanity against me. Like I said, if you believe so strongly in what you wrote, then say the same thing to Jim Robinson. Otherwise, accept that you are a bully and coward and shut up.
FR is not supposed to be a Pro-Romney forum. Romney does not represent any of the things that JR has said FR is all about.
“Sarah Palin could become the Ralph Nader of the Tea Party come 2016”
Sarah wouldn’t take part in that scenario.
On that we agree, I will volunteer for those folks. And on the more local levels such as city council members.
That's where the rubber meets the road; or where the nonsense can be checked.
But if we get a conservative House and Senate elected; why would we not have (cough cough I hate to say his name) the Republican candidate in the White House vs the current occupant?
There is no other choice this year.
The R candidate can at least be pressured to do some positive things.
If the current candidate is reelected; he will behave like a dangerous wounded animal; lashing out in full Marxist mode.
Not sure about your comment, but as honorable as the general is, he doesn’t do anything to help Romney. A big chunk of the voting base will look at the general and one word will come to mind...........”WAR”. For better or worse, alot of the American public is weary of the wars, and it’s part of the reason why the GOP got it’s ass kicked in 2006 and 2008.
And I wish she would.
“But if we get a conservative House and Senate elected; why would we not have (cough cough I hate to say his name) the Republican candidate in the White House vs the current occupant?”
Because a conservative congress will stay united in their opposition to Obama. However, IF Romney moves leftward, and he will, conservative GOP members will be pressured to NOT oppose him because of party loyalty. Many (enough anyway) will NOT oppose Romney’s leftward trends....making him actually more dangerous than an Obama vigorously opposed and held in check.
Plus, Romney’s election will cost us congressional seat in 2014 while not giving conservatives what they want. We are better punting on this POTUS race and start NOW to get a good candidate elected in 2016. This fall and again in 2014, we should focus ALL our efforts on getting conservative control of House and Senate...and control of state legislatures. This will set us up for a strong conservative to take the POTUS position in 2016 and make some REAL and LASTING changes.
We won’t get squat from Romney being POTUS except that Obama won’t be POTUS. That is a short term relief with long term disasterous results.
Maybe she’ll have a manic episode and will!
I don’t like Christie much, but it would be fun to see him kick ass — especially Biden’s ass. I love how he isn’t particularly PC.