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Romney to announce running mate Saturday in Va.
Yahoo News ^ | Aug 8, 2012 | Associated Press

Posted on 08/10/2012 8:33:26 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Mitt Romney's campaign says the presumed Republican presidential nominee will announce his running mate Saturday morning in Norfolk, Va.

The short list—if there is one—is believed to include Ohio Rep. Rob Portman, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan. …

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 2012veep; mittromney; paulryan; va2012; virginia; wisconsin
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To: not2worry

I sure hope so but I’m not holding my breath. I hope he doesn’t choose Pawlenty. Shsssh!


51 posted on 08/10/2012 9:04:00 PM PDT by goodn'mad
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To: NKP_Vet

While Rubio would be a great conservative choice and may guarantee Florida, the media would portray the choice as pandering. Portman would also be a good choice providing substantial policy credentials and tip Ohio. Romney’s team is meticulous, while they may have wanted to milk the VP announcement until after the Olympics they also want to stop any slip their internal polling may be showing from Obama’s negative ads from what was a probably safe lead. Ryan will be seen as a fairly brave choice - principled as it goes to the ultimate issues regarding the economy and budget, not some particular voting bloc or state. Romney would only make this choice if he also knows it is a safe choice - he can afford to forego the particular bloc/state.


52 posted on 08/10/2012 9:11:18 PM PDT by LibertyOh
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To: goodn'mad

MY Guess- a person not on the radar: Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

He’s a smarter pick than Ryan because John actually balanced a baudget.


53 posted on 08/10/2012 9:13:37 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (God humbles and (if need be) destroys the false idols of the peoples. Be patient, folks...)
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To: newheart

Sarah Palin was announce Saturday Morning in 2008, was a HUGE story.

BTW reports of a small plane landing at a private Virginia airport just after midnight causing speculation. The plane carrying a very good looking woman and 2 teenage children, the 3 were picked up in a black SUV with govt plates.

The plane`s flight plan shows that it came from Alaska


54 posted on 08/10/2012 9:15:57 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR BUST)
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To: terycarl

Ryan is at 94.5% on Intrade.


55 posted on 08/10/2012 9:16:02 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (.)
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To: PghBaldy

Hey, comparing Lenny and squiggy to obama and biden is an insult to Lenny and squiggy! ;-)


56 posted on 08/10/2012 9:17:52 PM PDT by Newton (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Friendofgeorge

The word about Palin leaked early on a Friday morning, right after Obama’s speech at the DNC that Thrusday nigght.

The official announcement came at noon on a friday. Not on a Saturday morning.


57 posted on 08/10/2012 9:18:25 PM PDT by jeltz25
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To: Friendofgeorge

The word about Palin leaked early on a Friday morning, right after Obama’s speech at the DNC that Thrusday nigght.

The official announcement came at noon on a friday. Not on a Saturday morning.


58 posted on 08/10/2012 9:18:50 PM PDT by jeltz25
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To: not2worry
I am going to say it will be Allen West

SHOULD be - but won't be.The Establishemant is already doing everything they can to get him even out of Congress.

The Establishment's great achievement has always been to shoot itself in the foot.

With West on the ticket, we'd pick enough votes for a landslide.

But Col. West loves America, knows and loves the Constitution, knows who are enemy is and will go after them, knows our country's history backward and forward and will rebuilt the US - oh, and he rides a motorcycle.

They are as afraid of Col. WEst as the Rats are...he would end the status quo...

59 posted on 08/10/2012 9:18:50 PM PDT by maine-iac7
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To: skully

romney is losing every poll. Even fox — he is down 9. He is losing Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia. Because he has no message. He is a bad candidate. He is a rino and the Tea Party hates him . The Tea Party rules. Look at what the Tea Party did in Texas with Senator Cruz? He is desperate and that is why he has chosen Ryan. But the Tea Party wants to hear romney on abortion and globalism and taxes and welfare and etc. Instead he hides in the ditch. I tell you , he is history in a book ,like Mc Amnesty and Dole if he doesn’t come out on these issues. No more Iraqs!! No more baby killing and weak Supreme Court nominees like roberts!! And veto spending bills — not like bush !!


60 posted on 08/10/2012 9:19:36 PM PDT by marygonzo
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To: Friendofgeorge

The word about Palin leaked early on a Friday morning, right after Obama’s speech at the DNC that Thrusday nigght.

The official announcement came at noon on a friday. Not on a Saturday morning.


61 posted on 08/10/2012 9:21:19 PM PDT by jeltz25
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To: goodn'mad
MY Guess- a person not on the radar: Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

He's a smarter pick than Ryan because John actually balanced a budget.

62 posted on 08/10/2012 9:22:28 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (God humbles and (if need be) destroys the false idols of the peoples. Be patient, folks...)
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To: Private_Sector_Does_It_Better

At the very least I would love to see christie out in front of the cameras daily just ripping zippy a new one ! Can you imagine Christie unleashed, just following zippy around pointing out every stupid thing zippy says? It would be awesome , heck get newt in there too... Have them in stereo! Now THAT would be a great campaign!


63 posted on 08/10/2012 9:22:54 PM PDT by Newton (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: MadelineZapeezda

Yes, Ryan was on vacation in Colorado, but now that he is seen back in Janesville, WI, tonight, they are saying he came back for the funeral for the victims of the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek.


64 posted on 08/10/2012 9:23:21 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady ("When injustice becomes law, then resistance becomes duty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Friendofgeorge

Naht gonna happen.


65 posted on 08/10/2012 9:24:11 PM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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To: DRey

Ryan is a good pick because he has a plan for economic recovery for the US that he has been pressing for.

The dems and Obama have already refuted it.

Game on.

The election IS about Obama. Ryan can quote chapter and verse of what Obama has done wrong to get us in this position and Ryan has the plan to get us out.

Every second spent by the dems and Obama trying to denounce it, puts the subject back on Obama.

Therefore the election NOW turns from “Romney killed my wife”, to Fluke to Nuts (like Liz Warren etc) to THE ECONOMY and Obama’s record, or IOW, Obama.


66 posted on 08/10/2012 9:24:20 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: goodn'mad
MY Guess- a person not on the radar: Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

He's a smarter pick than Ryan because John actually balanced a budget.

67 posted on 08/10/2012 9:25:22 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (God humbles and (if need be) destroys the false idols of the peoples. Be patient, folks...)
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To: jeltz25

My bad, I forgot I was in Australia at the time, was Saturday AM down under.


68 posted on 08/10/2012 9:25:55 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR BUST)
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To: sushiman

LOL!


69 posted on 08/10/2012 9:30:46 PM PDT by calicard
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To: DestroyLiberalism; All

well, McDonnell does know how to work the stage - and he’s not stiff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHmdiHCzTmw

Of course, all we’ll hear for the next 3 months is: “Two rich White Guys!” That will play to the crowd - especially blacks.


70 posted on 08/10/2012 9:31:10 PM PDT by maine-iac7
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To: Newton

Love it! Hate a lot of Christies positions, but love his bawls. Mitt needs to grow a sack. Unfortunately, Mitt doesn’t have enough guts to pick Chris.

Obama has taken the gloves off, Christie could match him and up the anti. Mitt is a wuss. He needs an attack dog for a V P.


71 posted on 08/10/2012 9:32:37 PM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: musicman
Sounds good to me, but way more than a soundbite...in an age of short attention spans. He may be great, but Obama didn't win on great. He won on "black." That's the truth. He won on a blink, a soundbite. It's a different world than what it should be. I don't know if Ryan will really "sell" Romney to anyone that isn't already planning to vote Romney. A Rubio would guarantee Florida -- required. Sold on Ryan, personally, but not for VP to help throw Romney over the top.

Thanks for the info, though. Helpful.
72 posted on 08/10/2012 9:32:46 PM PDT by DRey
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To: NKP_Vet

Pretty darn good analysis.


73 posted on 08/10/2012 9:32:51 PM PDT by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: Olog-hai

Everything I see points to Ryan. Not a bad choice if Ryan will be the attack dog aromney definitely needs.
No more Mr Nice Guy.
I’m giving Obama a 60/40 chance of winning as of tonight. If Ryan can play hardball, he is young, dynamic, smart, and a practicing Roman Catholic, which might make a difference.
Here’s hoping!


74 posted on 08/10/2012 9:33:16 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: All

STEPHEN HAYES says Rubio received a call telling him he WILL NOT be the VP running mate. Just on Fox.


75 posted on 08/10/2012 9:33:47 PM PDT by peggybac
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To: Cincinna
If Ryan can play hardball, he is young, dynamic, smart, and a practicing Roman Catholic, which might make a difference.

This will draw the Hispanic (American, legal) vote.

76 posted on 08/10/2012 9:40:07 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: marygonzo

Friday, August 10, 2012

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 47% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns the vote from 43%. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and six percent (6%) are undecided.

And this poll doesn’t oversample Dems by 7 to 19% like all the other recent polls showing Obama ahead have done, including Fox which uses an outside firm to do its polling.


77 posted on 08/10/2012 9:40:55 PM PDT by nailspitter
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To: marygonzo
Your right he is losing in every over sampled Democrat poll of registered voters. The Fox poll has Democrats over sampled by 9. But he's been been up by 4 at Rasmussen for the last 2 days, and Gallup had it tied today. Which are likely voter polls that track daily, much more stable results. Romney is ahead in Florida, and only down by a point or 2 in Ohio & Virgina. This is far from over.

I don't like Romney any more than you do, but we can't afford another 4 years of Obama. Obama is most likely going to lose.

No matter which one of these 2 idiots wins,we'll need more Conservatives in congress as a check. The chances are very good we'll take the Senate, and the House is not in play.

78 posted on 08/10/2012 9:44:14 PM PDT by skully (My pets are Democrats!!!)
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To: DestroyLiberalism; All

McDonnell may be a good choice - but they’ll have to hit the ground running to get him known!

This should help

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtFXuZrDc5k&feature=relmfu


79 posted on 08/10/2012 9:51:44 PM PDT by maine-iac7
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To: DestroyLiberalism

People may like what McDonnell has done in Virginia - and trust - at least hope with evidence to hope on - that he can be instrumental in helping Romney turn things around

It could be a worse choice

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC_hm5Bu6oQ&feature=relmfu


80 posted on 08/10/2012 9:58:23 PM PDT by maine-iac7
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To: Olog-hai
From Catholic Votoe 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.


81 posted on 08/10/2012 10:01:58 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: marygonzo

Joined June 15 2012.

Nice try.


82 posted on 08/10/2012 10:14:49 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Sarah Barracuda

If the recent polls have any veracity, which I somewhat doubt, Romney is dropping. He desparately needs to choose a VP that will energize conservatives, way above and beyond the way Romney himself does not inspire conservatives. I think that Ryan will do just that, and I pray that it is Ryan.


83 posted on 08/10/2012 10:37:06 PM PDT by matthew fuller (They'll have to pry my gun, my bible, and my chikin from my cold dead fingers.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

If the recent polls have any veracity, which I somewhat doubt, Romney is dropping. He desparately needs to choose a VP that will energize conservatives, way above and beyond the way Romney himself does not inspire conservatives. I think that Ryan will do just that, and I pray that it is Ryan.


84 posted on 08/10/2012 10:37:06 PM PDT by matthew fuller (They'll have to pry my gun, my bible, and my chikin from my cold dead fingers.)
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To: matthew fuller

I dont trust the BS polls going around. The Fox News poll is totally bogus..I’m supposed to believe that 13 percent of tea party supporters will vote for Obama..Fox News promotes Obama because it gives them ratings..I trust the Rasmussen poll much more which shows Romney in the lead nationally..I do agree that Ryan will bring MUCH needed energy into this campaign. He will totally destroy Biden, making him into an even bigger blubbering idiot than he already is


85 posted on 08/10/2012 10:41:14 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: DestroyLiberalism

Romney eliminates a threat to his liberal ways if he removes Ryan from the House. When Ryan goes so does his austere budget plans. Stick Ryan in VP office to get him out of the way.


86 posted on 08/10/2012 10:42:56 PM PDT by Marcella (PREPARE)
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To: DestroyLiberalism

I keep wondering about a female- but I don’t think it will be Condi. Anyway, I’m for Ryan.


87 posted on 08/10/2012 10:43:34 PM PDT by matthew fuller (They'll have to pry my gun, my bible, and my chikin from my cold dead fingers.)
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To: Marcella

So, by your logic, he should pick Pelosi?


88 posted on 08/10/2012 10:44:55 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: DRey
" Obama didn't win on great. He won on "black."

Obama won on white guilt. Black didn't have anywhere near the numbers to do it themselves.

89 posted on 08/10/2012 11:08:36 PM PDT by matthew fuller (They'll have to pry my gun, my bible, and my chikin from my cold dead fingers.)
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To: matthew fuller

All the same. He didn’t win on substance. It was all packaging.


90 posted on 08/10/2012 11:21:28 PM PDT by DRey
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I agree completely.


91 posted on 08/10/2012 11:22:45 PM PDT by matthew fuller (They'll have to pry my gun, my bible, and my chikin from my cold dead fingers.)
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To: Marcella
"When Ryan goes so does his austere budget plans. Stick Ryan in VP office to get him out of the way. "

If Ryan is the choice, it is BECAUSE of his budget. And that's a good thing.

92 posted on 08/10/2012 11:25:56 PM PDT by matthew fuller (They'll have to pry my gun, my bible, and my chikin from my cold dead fingers.)
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To: newheart

It’s in Virginia but at the U.S.S. Wisconsin.


93 posted on 08/11/2012 12:22:38 AM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: Cementjungle

No, he is eliminating a conservative threat by removing Ryan from the House. Ryan was gung ho to do whatever had to be done to save the country and liberal Romney does not want to let Ryan do that. Whoever takes over after Ryan will not be as strong as Ryan and that’s what liberal Romney wants.


94 posted on 08/11/2012 12:42:34 AM PDT by Marcella (PREPARE)
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To: Olog-hai

Virginia Beach is one town over from Norfolk. Looks like it’s going to be McDonnell.

If so, it’s a poor choice. McDonnell is competent but dull. Moderately conservative but quiet about it. Add to the fact that he pushed an incredibly unpopular set of road tolls in Hampton Roads, and he might lose rather than win VA as a result.


95 posted on 08/11/2012 4:51:17 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Romney/Pelosi 2012- the Spirit of Bipartisanship!)
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To: DestroyLiberalism

“I wouldn’t really have a problem with this choice, especially given that this election could very well hinge on the outcome in Virginia.”

You would think this is a good choice...if you weren’t from VA.

Governors only serve one term in VA. Most people who are not into politics in VA would be hard pressed to even name our governor. Other than Hampton Roads where he ticked off most of the populace with his toll deal. “Tollbooth Bob” is his nickname.


96 posted on 08/11/2012 4:55:10 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Romney/Pelosi 2012- the Spirit of Bipartisanship!)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Paaul Ryan! Yes, it’s a new morining in America!


97 posted on 08/11/2012 7:35:19 AM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (If You Dont Look Like Obamas Son, No One Cares)
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To: marygonzo
romney is losing every poll. Even fox — he is down 9. He is losing Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia. Because he has no message. He is a bad candidate. He is a rino and the Tea Party hates him . The Tea Party rules. Look at what the Tea Party did in Texas with Senator Cruz? He is desperate and that is why he has chosen Ryan. But the Tea Party wants to hear romney on abortion and globalism and taxes and welfare and etc. Instead he hides in the ditch. I tell you , he is history in a book ,like Mc Amnesty and Dole if he doesn’t come out on these issues. No more Iraqs!! No more baby killing and weak Supreme Court nominees like roberts!! And veto spending bills — not like bush !!

nonsense!! you must start paying closer attention !!

98 posted on 08/11/2012 6:22:33 PM PDT by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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To: Marcella
Romney eliminates a threat to his liberal ways if he removes Ryan from the House. When Ryan goes so does his austere budget plans. Stick Ryan in VP office to get him out of the way

that is one of the most asinine statements I've ever seen....Let's see now....choose Ryan, get him out of the congress, lose the election (or possibly win the election because of Ryan)....buy he's no longer a threat. O.K., I guess!!

99 posted on 08/11/2012 6:36:09 PM PDT by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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Click

100 posted on 08/11/2012 6:56:33 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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