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Stars Aligned for a Thursday VP Announcement
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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 Romney’s schedule, he’s 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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1 posted on 08/07/2012 12:37:09 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

YAWN


2 posted on 08/07/2012 12:39:35 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Perdogg

The top of list (no particular order)

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio,
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell
Ohio Sen. Rob Portman
Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan


3 posted on 08/07/2012 12:42:00 PM PDT by Perdogg (Let's leave reading things in the Constitution that aren't there to liberals and Dems)
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To: Perdogg

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.


4 posted on 08/07/2012 12:42:57 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Perdogg

At the Veep announcement time Romney should also announce that he is SEALING all the rest of his State and Federal Tax Returns.


5 posted on 08/07/2012 12:42:57 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Perdogg
The only VP announcement I'd get excited about is if Mittens himself were stepping down into the # 2 slot.
6 posted on 08/07/2012 12:43:42 PM PDT by lightman (One of the marks of the Beast is a white lower case "f" on a blue square.)
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To: Perdogg

ABR (anyone but Rice).


7 posted on 08/07/2012 12:44:59 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Perdogg

Drudge is saying General Petraeus.


8 posted on 08/07/2012 12:48:56 PM PDT by MachIV
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To: Perdogg

Stay tuned for the next winning PowerBall numbers.


9 posted on 08/07/2012 12:52:53 PM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: Sola Veritas
It would be a wonderful thing if Sarah Palin is ignored at the convention (and a little part of me hopes that she is)and she leaves the Republican Party, becomes an Independent to send a message to the GOPe.

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.

10 posted on 08/07/2012 12:53:38 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: MachIV

Is General Petraeus a democrat?

Where does that put the GOP in 2020?


11 posted on 08/07/2012 12:56:10 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Signalman

SHE has loser written all over her!


12 posted on 08/07/2012 12:57:14 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Perdogg

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.


13 posted on 08/07/2012 12:57:20 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: Perdogg

McDonnell would be a good choice. Hell, he should have been the nominee!


14 posted on 08/07/2012 12:57:56 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Sola Veritas
“What REAL conservative gives a care about the VP pick of a horribly flawed Romney?”

So what do you recommend; we sit around and play checkers on election day?

15 posted on 08/07/2012 1:00:11 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: Perdogg

Do they generally pick a VP before the convention?


16 posted on 08/07/2012 1:05:21 PM PDT by Roses0508 (th)
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To: Perdogg
Hurry up, Bishop, Sir, the funerals are awaiting!

(For training, he could attend a few before January.)


17 posted on 08/07/2012 1:06:40 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: tsowellfan
Is General Petraeus a democrat?

No. According to this 2008 New Yorker article:

Petraeus is registered to vote as a Republican in New Hampshire—he once described himself to a friend as a northeastern Republican, in the tradition of Nelson Rockefeller—but 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, “That’s 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.

18 posted on 08/07/2012 1:13:20 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Perdogg
Not on anyones radar but a formidable pick for OHIO and PA! She was Lt Gov of Ohio prior to becoming Chief Justice of Ohio Supreme Ct. Educated in PA. Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor is the 10th Chief Justice in Ohio history and is the first woman to lead the Ohio judicial branch. She first joined the Supreme Court of Ohio as an associate Justice in January 2003. She was re-elected in November 2008 and then as Chief Justice in 2010. Born in the nation's capital, but raised in Strongsville and Parma, Chief Justice O'Connor's career in public service and the law spans three decades and includes service as a private lawyer, magistrate, common pleas court judge, prosecutor, and Supreme Court Justice. She earned her bachelor of arts at Seton Hill College in 1973 before going on to earn her law degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 1980.
19 posted on 08/07/2012 1:13:20 PM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: Perdogg
Once again, Bill Kristol looking into his Kristol Ball for future.

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.

20 posted on 08/07/2012 1:13:34 PM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: tsowellfan

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

Loser...


21 posted on 08/07/2012 1:20:26 PM PDT by 100American (Knowledge is knowing how, Wisdom is knowing when)
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To: outofsalt

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.


22 posted on 08/07/2012 1:21:33 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: 100American
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

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.

23 posted on 08/07/2012 1:31:44 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: nhwingut
Rubio would win the election for Romney.

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.

24 posted on 08/07/2012 1:53:33 PM PDT by GBA
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To: KoRn

Agree, it’s McDonnell.


25 posted on 08/07/2012 2:05:48 PM PDT by twister881
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To: KoRn
“McDonnell would be a good choice. Hell, he should have been the nominee!”

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?

26 posted on 08/07/2012 2:07:18 PM PDT by riverdawg
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To: Perdogg

It’s me. You think you know vice? I’ll show ya vice.


27 posted on 08/07/2012 2:20:14 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Sola Veritas

Who are you to judge conservative credentials........ you are not up to the task.

FUSOLA


28 posted on 08/07/2012 2:21:45 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Perdogg
More RINO navel gazing by Mr. Kristol. Does he have a major cup of stupid for breakfast every morning?
29 posted on 08/07/2012 2:28:43 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: Perdogg

Romney’s schedule is clear on Thursday afternoon and
Friday.....

Maybe he’s going to the closing ceremonies in London?


30 posted on 08/07/2012 2:39:38 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The Second Amendment makes all the other amendments possible.)
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To: Sola Veritas

Really? What REAL conservative gives a care about the VP pick of a horribly flawed Romney? He is beyond fixing.
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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.


31 posted on 08/07/2012 2:55:21 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (.)
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To: Billthedrill
When Woodrow Wilson won the White House in 1912, his running mate, Indiana Governor Thomas Marshall, sent him a book inscribed "From Your Only Vice".

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."

32 posted on 08/07/2012 2:58:40 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson ("I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: Billthedrill

Invite me to the parties!!


33 posted on 08/07/2012 3:15:30 PM PDT by Perdogg (Let's leave reading things in the Constitution that aren't there to liberals and Dems)
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To: Perdogg

Makes no difference to me.


34 posted on 08/07/2012 3:33:44 PM PDT by JimWayne
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

that would be Sunday


35 posted on 08/07/2012 3:41:47 PM PDT by Perdogg (Let's leave reading things in the Constitution that aren't there to liberals and Dems)
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To: Perdogg

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


36 posted on 08/07/2012 4:20:52 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Conservative Republican who wants to win)
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To: Perdogg

I forgot to mention Rick Perry. He’s in the “no chance” group, too.


37 posted on 08/07/2012 4:24:42 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Conservative Republican who wants to win)
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To: Perdogg

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.


38 posted on 08/07/2012 4:35:25 PM PDT by socal_parrot (I hate to say I told you so, but...)
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To: InterceptPoint

“Seriously, I care who he picks. I’m 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.


39 posted on 08/07/2012 4:53:27 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: bert; Jim Robinson; Finny; xzins

“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!


40 posted on 08/07/2012 5:22:48 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

“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.


41 posted on 08/07/2012 5:28:23 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Sola Veritas

Ohhh you told........ how juvenile of you

I’m not going to ‘vite you to my birfday!!


42 posted on 08/07/2012 5:30:13 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: bert; Jim Robinson

“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.


43 posted on 08/07/2012 5:41:36 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: tsowellfan

“Sarah Palin could become the Ralph Nader of the Tea Party come 2016”

Sarah wouldn’t take part in that scenario.


44 posted on 08/07/2012 5:51:14 PM PDT by Heart of Georgia (Boston's mayor is anti-Christian and anti-free speech.)
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To: Sola Veritas
“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. “

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.

45 posted on 08/07/2012 6:02:33 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: tsowellfan

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.


46 posted on 08/07/2012 6:12:49 PM PDT by MachIV
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To: tsowellfan
I firmly believe Palin holds within her grasp to completely destroy the GOP and send them the way of the Whigs if she chose to do so.

And I wish she would.

47 posted on 08/07/2012 6:20:38 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

“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.


48 posted on 08/07/2012 6:21:01 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Manic_Episode

Maybe she’ll have a manic episode and will!


49 posted on 08/07/2012 6:23:05 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Charles Henrickson

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.


50 posted on 08/07/2012 6:30:46 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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