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  • AP source: Romney picks Ryan for running mate

    08/10/2012 10:16:30 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August. 11, 2012 | KASIE HUNT and STEVE PEOPLES
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has picked Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan to be his running mate. A Republican with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Romney has chosen Ryan. The Republican spoke on condition of anonymity because this person was not authorized to disclose the decision.
  • Romney to announce VP pick via smart phone

    07/31/2012 10:46:47 AM PDT · by kingattax · 84 replies
    CBS News ^ | 7-31-12 | Stephanie Condon
    As the use of smart phones grows across the nation, both President Obama and Mitt Romney are seeking to leverage the technology with new campaign apps. The Romney campaign on Tuesday launched a free app called "Mitt's VP," which will allow users to learn who Romney has chosen to serve as his running mate as soon as it's announced. "There's no telling when Mitt will choose his VP. But when he does, be the first to find out with Mitt's VP app," the campaign teased on its website. The app, available on iPhone and Android platforms, will give users immediate...
  • Romney campaign hires staff for VP pick

    07/17/2012 6:00:49 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 17, 2012 | Justin Sink
    Mitt Romney's campaign announced Tuesday that it has hired staff for the presumptive Republican nominee's future running mate, further fueling speculation that the GOP hopeful will announce his pick soon. Randy Bumps, the former political director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, will serve as the director of operations for the eventual vice presidential pick. And Kevin Sheridan, a former spokesman for the Republican National Committee, will serve as the running mate's communications director. “I’m proud to add Randy and Kevin to our growing team,” said campaign manager Matt Rhoades in a statement. “They both have enjoyed long and distinguished...
  • Newt: Rubio Will Make Great President Someday (Pro-choice, pro-gay marriage V.P. means "REBELLION!")

    05/15/2012 6:19:27 PM PDT · by JediJones · 38 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 5/15/2012 | Jim Meyers and Kathleen Walter
    But when asked what Gingrich would do if Romney tapped him for vice president, the former House speaker says in an interview with Newsmax TV: “I would ask him to think long and hard about why he was doing that. “I think he’s probably going to tap someone who’s younger, somebody who brings significant ability to help win the election this fall, and we have a number of very exciting people, whether you’re talking about Senator Marco Rubio in Florida, Senator Rob Portman [in Ohio], Senator Kelly Ayotte in New Hampshire, people like Condi Rice, former secretary of State. We...
  • Sarah Palin for VP !! -- McCain is "baggage" on the ticket !! :BY: FReeper, David Osborne

    08/30/2008 10:50:47 AM PDT · by davidosborne · 415 replies · 3,703+ views
    David C. Osborne ^ | 30 August 2008 | David C. Osborne
    For the record I voted for Sarah Palin in the FR poll, but was disapointed that only 40% of FReepers agreed with me.. I would like to see a new FR poll asking how many FReepers are happy with Sarah Palin.. I bet it would be 90% ---- the same as her approval rating in Alaska.... and soon to be her approval in the USA !! On another note I wonder if anyone is making bumber stickers that say Vote for Sarah PALIN for VP... because come November that is what I will be doing... John McCain is tha “baggage”...
  • Little BO-peep Has Found His Veep ...

    08/22/2008 5:50:35 PM PDT · by theothercheek · 32 replies · 109+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | August 22, 2008 | The Stiletto
    … But he’s going to make the media and punitocracy wait until he declares his choice via text message on Saturday, after which he plans a joint appearance with his running mate at the Old State Capitol in Springfield, IL, where he announced he would run for president two years ago. Rumor has it that passed-over politicians have already been contacted by phone to let them know not to worry about having to pack for a quickie trip to IL.
  • BREAKING--Obama may announce CHET EDWARDS as running mate in minutes

    08/22/2008 8:33:40 AM PDT · by Paladin2b · 411 replies · 2,320+ views
    AP ^ | 22 August 2008 | LIZ SIDOTI
    Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama prepared to name his running mate, perhaps as early as Friday, from a small field o0f candidates that included at least one dark horse.
  • Could Obama pick Montana Governor?

    08/22/2008 4:29:20 AM PDT · by tuckrdout · 8 replies · 286+ views
    Helena Independent Record ^ | 8-22-08 | tuckrdout
    Obama in Billings Wednesday Presidential candidate Barack Obama will be in Billings next Wednesday on his way to the Democratic National Convention in Denver, state Democratic Party officials confirmed Thursday. The trip will mark Obama’s fifth trip to the state during the campaign this year, an unprecedented amount of attention for a state with less than a million people and only three electoral votes. Presumptive Republican nominee John McCain has not yet visited the state. Art Noonan, executive director of the Montana Democratic Party, said no details of Obama’s Montana visit are yet available. He said he didn’t know if...
  • Obama/Biden it is!

    08/21/2008 9:32:33 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 190 replies · 1,491+ views
    Macsmind ^ | 08.22.08 | MacRanger
    Again, those crazy email sources have told me it’s Biden. Announcement tomorrow.
  • Txt 4 Veep: Obama To Announce VP Pick Via Text Message, Email (not making this up..)

    08/11/2008 5:14:52 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 53 replies · 159+ views
    MediaBistro via Drudge ^ | 10 August 2008
    Another sign of The Technological Times: Sen. Barack Obama announced today -- via Twitter -- that he would announce "the VP candidate sometime between now & the Convention by txt msg & email." This isn't merely a way to practice Hip Politics. As has been reported already, the Obama campaign has made tremendous use of text message, most notably by encouraging attendees of various campaigns events to send a text message to the Obama campaign. This allows the campaign to not only increase their supporter database, but also send potential Obama voters information about voting stations, dates, times and campaign...
  • The Veepstakes: Mitt Romney

    07/04/2008 10:39:18 AM PDT · by theseventen · 20 replies · 145+ views
    The 7-10: Palmer on Politics ^ | July 4, 2008 | Anthony Palmer
    NOTE: This was originally posted on my blog at The 7-10, but I thought the readers here at The Free Republic might be interested in this post as well. This post is part of an ongoing series assessing various names being floated around for vice presidential picks. In this particular post, I reexamined Mitt Romney. ----- The former Massachusetts governor seems to be the most logical and most beneficial pick for John McCain. I was originally skeptical about his political future, but have since become more bullish about his chances. Romney will not help deliver Massachusetts, but it could make...
  • Barack Obama’s Veepstakes: A List of Possibles

    07/01/2008 5:21:30 PM PDT · by abran770 · 13 replies · 133+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 7/1/08 | Andrew Brandenburg
    With Sen. Barack Obama securing the Democratic presidential nomination next comes the veepstakes. Here are some of the top contenders for the second banana slot on the Obama ticket.
  • The (Unofficial) Republican Veepstakes Bracket

    04/19/2008 8:27:27 PM PDT · by orebuck07 · 49 replies · 225+ views
    For my inaugural post on FreeRepublic.com, something I should have posted about a month ago. Just in time to be too late for the NCAA Basketball Tournament, here now is the (unofficial) Republican Veepstakes Bracket. The field is broken down in to four regions (Governors, Congress, Cabinet, and Activists) of 16 participants. Note that I don't condone betting or pools, and I'm sure FR doesn't either. Governor's Region: #1 Mitt Romney (MA) versus #16 Jodi Rell (CT); #8 Sonny Perdue (GA) versus #9 Rick Perry (TX); #5 Bobby Jindal (LA) versus #12 Matt Blunt (MO); #4 Mike Huckabee (AR) versus...
  • The Veepstakes: There's an obvious winner

    03/12/2008 3:08:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 126 replies · 2,065+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | The March 17, 2008 Edition | Fred Barnes, Executive Editor
    When John McCain begins his search for a vice presidential running mate, he'll quickly come upon a sad fact. He wants a candidate who will be seen as a plausible president. That's criterion number one. He also wants someone who won't subtract from his campaign in any serious way. That's criterion number two. The unfortunate truth is that few Republicans meet these simple criteria. McCain doesn't have much of a pool to choose from. But his selection matters enormously, all the more because of his age. McCain will turn 72 on the eve of the Republican convention this summer. Choosing...
  • Gallup: Edwards Pick Compares Favorably With Recent Vice Presidential Candidates

    07/06/2004 11:04:17 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 6 replies · 518+ views
    Gallup News Service ^ | July 7, 2004 | David W. Moore
    About 9 in 10 Democrats "satisfied"; 4 in 10 "enthusiastic"PRINCETON, NJ -- An instant-reaction poll conducted last night finds the vast majority of Democratic voters satisfied with Sen. John Kerry's choice of North Carolina Sen. John Edwards to be the Democratic Party's vice presidential candidate -- including more than 4 in 10 who say they are "enthusiastic." About half of Republican voters are also satisfied. Kerry's choice of Edwards is rated more positively than the vice presidential choices that George W. Bush and Al Gore made in 2000. Voters see Edwards' limited experience as a weakness, while they view his...
  • Edwards is Kerry’s 2nd Choice for VP

    07/06/2004 11:49:30 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 14 replies · 935+ views
    Something to Yak About – Edwards is Kerry’s 2nd Choice for VPThere’s a certain poetry about being the 2nd choice for the 2nd spot on a ticket and that’s what we’ve got from John Kerry. North Carolina Freshman Senator John Edwards apparently polled better than any other vice presidential prospect and will now join Kerry on the – what, the John-John ticket? Kerry Was Against John Edwards, Before He Supported HimJohn Kerry minced few words while pummeling John Edwards during the Democrat primary season, at one point even speculating for a New York Times reporter, “When I came back from...
  • Drudge Hints That Kerry Will Pick Bayh

    07/05/2004 8:16:13 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 201 replies · 4,774+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | July 5, 2004
    Will Kerry Try Senator Evan Bayh? ·  Kerry intends to begin calling the major candidates in contention around 7 a.m.  Tuesday to give them the news of his choice... ·  Kerry's aides reported placards had been printed with three versions of the Democratic ticket: Kerry-Edwards, Kerry-Gephardt and Kerry-Vilsack, though they acknowledged that Kerry could still surprise even them with a different selection... ·  Kerry will appear at a big morning rally in Market Square in downtown Pittsburgh and announce choice at 9 a.m. Tuesday, before flying to Indianapolis. ·  The running mate's political director would be Linda Moore, who...
  • ABC News: Kerry May Have Already Picked Gephardt

    07/04/2004 7:48:33 AM PDT · by Bonaventure · 244 replies · 9,358+ views
    ABC's The Note ^ | July 4, 2004 | ABC News Political Unit
    Over the last few weeks, Sen. Kerry has had many more face-to-face meetings with potential picks than the press has reported. One such meeting, several well-informed sources say, took place last Thursday night. Kerry was in his home in Georgetown, and at around 10:30 pm, the last reporter staking him out -- someone from ABC News -- appeared to leave for the night. Our sources say that Kerry and his Secret Service agents then went the very short distance to the nearby home of former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Albright is a supporter of Kerry and has her office...
  • Undeterred by McCain Denials, Some See Him as Kerry's No. 2.

    05/15/2004 6:06:55 PM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 21 replies · 140+ views
    NYT ^ | Published: May 15, 2004 | By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and JODI WILGOREN
    WASHINGTON, May 14 — Despite weeks of steadfast rejections from Senator John McCain, some prominent Democrats are angling for him to run for vice president alongside Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, creating a bipartisan ticket that they say would instantly transform the presidential race. The enthusiasm of Democrats for Mr. McCain, an Arizona Republican, is so high that even some who have been mentioned as possible Kerry running mates — including Senator Bill Nelson of Florida and Bob Kerrey, the former Nebraska senator — are spinning scenarios about a "unity government," effectively giving Mr. Kerry a green light to reach...
  • How to Choose a Vice President

    03/23/2004 6:30:02 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 20 replies · 280+ views
    Fox News ^ | Monday, March 22, 2004 | By Peter Brownfeld
    <p>WASHINGTON — Inside John Kerry's (search) campaign brainroom, a vice presidential selection team is weighing many factors as it looks over the dozens of names swirling around as a potential running mate for the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.</p> <p>The Kerry camp has been watertight as it secretively goes through its decision-making process, but as it deliberates, some obvious characteristics are under consideration. Among the qualities Kerry's selection team is seeking are personal chemistry with the candidate, ideological similarity or balance and regional balance. The campaign also wouldn't mind a running mate who can win a state or two. Foremost, the candidate must follow the adage of do-no-harm.</p>