Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Romney to announce running mate Saturday morning in Virginia (Paul Ryan strong possibility)
Fox News Alert ^ | 10 Aug 12 | FoxNews - Cameron

Posted on 08/10/2012 8:07:33 PM PDT by xzins

click here to read article


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-20 ... 121-140141-160161-180181 next last
To: STARWISE
MATT DRUDGE‏@DRUDGE SOURCES: RUBIO TOLD THIS EVENING HE IS NOT THE PICK,,,
141 posted on 08/10/2012 9:28:00 PM PDT by hope
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 139 | View Replies]

To: STARWISE

I’m guessing and hoping it’s Ryan but I’d be fine with MCDonnell.

Rubio, Pawlenty, Christie, Portman—No, I don’t want any of these 4.


142 posted on 08/10/2012 9:28:00 PM PDT by smoothsailing
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 127 | View Replies]

To: Strategerist

“Geographically, yes, and the both joined the Confederacy. They USED to be Southern states.”

LOL. Everywhere I go in “The South” I meet refugees from CA or the NE. There has been a huge demographic shift in the last 10-15 years. Outside of politics, suburbia is pretty much the same from coast to coast now. There is even a Trader Joe’s in South Carolina now!


143 posted on 08/10/2012 9:30:55 PM PDT by lodi90
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 134 | View Replies]

To: manc

[ I’m here in FL and trust me Ryan is not liked at all even by life long republicans who do work for the GOP. ]

huh? Why? He’s a very likable guy, imo.


144 posted on 08/10/2012 9:34:05 PM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 108 | View Replies]

To: smoothsailing; hope; lodi90; PghBaldy; RedMDer; musicman; All

I’d be disappointed in those 4, as well.

~ ~ ~

MATT DRUDGE @DRUDGE SOURCES: RUBIO TOLD THIS EVENING HE IS NOT THE PICK,,,
141 posted on Friday, August 10, 2012 11:28:00 PM by hope

Thanks, Hope and lodi90.

~~ ~ ~

And PGHBaldy — Greta’s a bloodhound .. if she’s reporting that about the SS at Ryan’s .. I’d have a hard time doubting it, unless it’s a masking fakeout. Thanks!


145 posted on 08/10/2012 9:34:26 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 142 | View Replies]

To: STARWISE

Greta just said on twitter that if its not Ryan than she has been fooled and it would take a lot for her to be fooled


146 posted on 08/10/2012 9:36:48 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 145 | View Replies]

To: hope

I can confirm that I was just contacted and I’m not the pick, either.


147 posted on 08/10/2012 9:37:42 PM PDT by Strategerist
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 141 | View Replies]

To: STARWISE
Apparently Greta did remove that tweet.
148 posted on 08/10/2012 9:39:40 PM PDT by hope
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 145 | View Replies]

To: Strategerist

*grin*


149 posted on 08/10/2012 9:41:31 PM PDT by hope
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 147 | View Replies]

To: xzins

Sure would like it to be Ryan. Historically, though (except for the GOP in 2008), it always seems to turn out to be some boring Party hack that supposed to help with the swing States, but that nobody else ever heard of.


150 posted on 08/10/2012 9:44:45 PM PDT by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: smoothsailing

A McDonnell pick would just keep the Chick-Fil-A type stuff going and going and going, which it is abundantly clear that Romney has no interest in.

And McDonnell’s thesis would be used to continue to hammer away at female support for Romney.


151 posted on 08/10/2012 9:46:36 PM PDT by Strategerist
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 142 | View Replies]

To: Sarah Barracuda; All

Twitterfeed - Romney Ryan - it’s going wild

http://twitter.com/#!/search/romney%20ryan

Excerpt:

Philip Rucker ;@PhilipRucker

On the Romney-Ryan bromance that was sparked on the Wisconsin trail back in early April: http://wapo.st/HVyklk
Expand

Reply
Retweet
Favorite

4m Dominique Sachse Dominique Sachse @dominiquesachse

Rep Paul Ryan it is. #NBC confirms it based on 3 sources. Romney camp will speak tomorrow about VP running mate.
Expand

Reply
Retweet
Favorite

4m Larry Sabato Larry Sabato @LarrySabato

Remember when Paul Ryan fooled Romney with WI primary appearance before an empty room? Romney liked it.
Expand


152 posted on 08/10/2012 9:47:40 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 146 | View Replies]

To: Sarah Barracuda

Ain’t that the truth .. LOL ..


153 posted on 08/10/2012 9:48:54 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 146 | View Replies]

To: xzins
From Catholic Vote today:

Paul Ryan, Representative from Wisconsin's 1st District  

Life
Co-sponsored the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.

Voted to amend the health care law so that no federal funds may be used to pay for any part of any healthcare plan that offers abortion coverage.

Voted for the Abortion Pain Bill and the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act.

Voted to prohibit partial birth abortion.

Marriage
Voted for a resolution proposing a constitutional amendment that would define marriage as the union between one man and one woman.

Voted against repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.

Religious liberty
Voted for the Religious Liberty Protection Act of 1999.

On the HHS mandate: “This is much, much bigger than about contraception. This is about religious freedom, First Amendment rights, and how this progressive philosophy of fungible rights of a living breathing constitution really clashes and collides with these core rights that we built our society and country around.”

Embryonic life
Voted against the Stem Cell Research Act of 2007, which would have required the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to conduct and support research on embryonic stem cells.

Voted in favor of developing methods to produce stem cells without using human embryos.

School choice
Voted in favor for school vouchers in Washington, D.C.


154 posted on 08/10/2012 9:49:29 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Salvation

Fantastic .. and AMEN!!


155 posted on 08/10/2012 9:50:27 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 154 | View Replies]

To: smoothsailing
Catholic Vote on Bob McConnell today:

Bob McDonnell, Governor of Virginia 

Life
During 15 years as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, McDonnell supported 35 bills to restrict abortion. McDonnell opposes abortion with no exceptions.

Signed a bill requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds on women before they can receive abortions.

Helped lead the effort in the House to prohibit late-term partial birth abortion and successfully fought to enact parental notification and informed consent laws.

Marriage
Chief sponsor and author of a constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union between one man and one woman.

Religious liberty
Signed into law a proposal to provide faith-based adoption and foster care agencies explicit conscience protections so that they will not be required to place children with homosexual couples.

Gov. McDonnell said on CNN that the HHS mandate was a “great expansion” of the federal government’s powers. “If it does not respect individual religious views and makes groups or individuals do things which are contrary to their deeply-help religious beliefs, there’s going to be a visceral negative reaction.”

Embryonic life
Proposed a budget amendment in Virginia to ban taxpayer funding of embryonic stem cell research.

School choice
“More school choices for parents and students mean more accountability and greater achievement. A child’s educational opportunity should be determined by her intellect and work ethic, not by her ZIP Code.”

Proposed tax credits for private businesses that contribute to a scholarship fund for children from low-income families to attend private schools.



156 posted on 08/10/2012 9:52:33 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Strategerist

The thing that is so great about Ryan is that he will refocus the campaign like a laser beam back on the economy. That’s Obama’s worse nightmare and he’ll live it every day from now until Nov. 6th! LOL! GO RYAN!!!


157 posted on 08/10/2012 9:54:35 PM PDT by smoothsailing
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 151 | View Replies]

To: All; STARWISE
OK .. what are the downsides of Ryan? Would really like an informed opinion

He has never run a business. He has no executive experience, no state or local experience either. In fact, other than spending most of his adult life in the House he hasn't done a lot except work for relatives.

He's only 42. He never served his country.

His wife is a tax attorney.

His father (when Paul was 16), grandfather and great grandfather all died of heart attacks in their 50s.

He's been Obama's whipping boy since Republicans captured the House. He was "featured" throwing grandma over a cliff in a New York race over the Mediscare reform plan. This will not go over well in MUST WIN FL.

Neither man has foreign policy experience so Ryan offers nothing there.

He won't help Romney win Wisconsin.

Ryan is smart and articulate but lacks the kind of depth in experience you'd expect from a modern running mate.

If he's the choice, I'm baffled and I say this as someone who likes Paul Ryan.

158 posted on 08/10/2012 9:58:15 PM PDT by newzjunkey
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 129 | View Replies]

To: smoothsailing

You are so right...if the Dems want to tear apart Ryan’s economic plan...have at it!

The economy, economy, economy.

As long as its the topic...we win!!


159 posted on 08/10/2012 10:02:45 PM PDT by weston (As far as I'm concerned, it's Christ or nothing!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 157 | View Replies]

To: qam1

GenX ping. ;)


160 posted on 08/10/2012 10:06:01 PM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 158 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-20 ... 121-140141-160161-180181 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson