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  • Jeb Bush for Veep?

    06/17/2014 2:44:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    National Journal ^ | 06/17/2014 | Tom DeFrank
    Even before Eric Cantor’s seismic loss to a political novice backed by the tea party last week, many Republican elders had concluded that Jeb Bush, who really wants to become the third President Bush, won’t run in 2016. The emerging consensus explains why some of these party mandarins have launched a new political boomlet touting the ex-Florida governor: Jeb for Veep. At first the notion seems a little weird. While a reliable ideological conservative, Bush is a dreaded mainstream Republican. Worse yet for many on the Right, he’s a fervent booster of comprehensive immigration reform. That provokes apoplexy among many...
  • Obama gave Biden ‘every s- -t job in the world’

    02/28/2014 3:28:56 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 27 replies
    Obama gave Biden ‘every s- -t job in the world’ By S.A. Miller February 27, 2014 | 6:23pm WASHINGTON – Vice President Joe Biden groused that President Obama gave him “every s- -t job in the world,” but still doesn’t fully trust him. The revelations about Biden’s tortured relationship with Obama, detailed in a lengthy profile by Politico, only got worse when the Veep in 2012 came out in support of gay marriage while Obama was still on the record opposing it. The infamous gaffe, which pre-empted Obama’s announcement that he had “evolved” on the issue and supported gay marriage,...
  • We Must Rally Around The VP and his Unctuous Partisan Politicking in His Urgent Time of Need

    08/21/2013 8:31:16 AM PDT · by lbryce · 33 replies
    August 21, 2013 | L. Bryce
    It's not easy supporting the Vice President and his unctuous, nauseating partisan persona but under the circumstances we must put political considerations, personal feelings aside, to rally around him in his urgent time of need, wishing him, his son all our very best, pray for a full, speedy recovery. The Vice President has known severe tragedy having lost his wife, one year old daughter in a car crash in a collision with a tractor-trailer in 1972. Wikipedia: On December 18, 1972, a few weeks after the election, Biden's wife and one-year-old daughter were killed in an automobile accident while Christmas...
  • Biden: Economy Kept McCain From Victory Over Obama

    04/27/2013 7:44:31 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 27, 2013 | Felicia Fonseca
    Vice President Joe Biden said Friday that Arizona Sen. John McCain probably would have beat his boss in the 2008 presidential election had the economy not collapsed.
  • "Shotgun Joe" ... Shooter Takes VP Joe Biden’s Advice — and Lands in Trouble with Cops

    03/02/2013 1:09:40 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 1, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Shooter takes VP Joe Biden’s advice — and lands in trouble with cops Vice President Joseph R. Biden told a Field & Stream reporter in a published report on Monday that if “you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door.” That same day, a 22-year-old man in Virginia Beach, Va., did just that — and was charged with reckless handling of a firearm. WAVY 10 reported that the man was in his bedroom when two armed masked men leaned through the window and warned him to close the bedroom door. The 22-year-old...
  • Flashback: Would Petraeus Betray Obama as Romney's VP?

    11/10/2012 11:56:16 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 9 replies
    U.S.News & World Report ^ | August 7, 2012 | John T. Bennett
    The White House and CIA are firmly denying a report that President Obama believes Mitt Romney wants CIA Director David Petraeus as his running mate. And one GOP source doubts Petraeus would even accept. The Drudge Report raised eyebrows when it posted a piece Tuesday (August 7, 2012) alleging President Obama "whispered" to a "top fundraiser" this week that Romney is courting the general-turned-spy. Drudge did not identify the source of the report, citing only an "insider." Shortly after the report went live, White House press secretary Jay Carney tried to torpedo any rumors that Obama made the hushed comment...
  • Former Joe Biden Aide Writes Controversial Tell-All Book: ‘Egomaniacal Autocrat’

    10/26/2012 7:54:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10-26-2012 | Jason Howerton
    A former aide to Vice President Joe Biden has written a tell-all book that describes the VP as an “egomaniacal autocrat” who was “determined to manage his staff through fear” – an October surprise that the Obama campaign probably didn’t see coming. Author Jeff Connaughton, a former Biden Senate staffer, says Biden originally inspired him to get into politics but the experience working under the former Delaware senator caused him to become disillusioned with the political system in Washington. The book is called “The Payoff” and it was actually quietly released last month. Connaughton writes, as Politico describes it, “in...
  • Could Harry Reid Become VP Under Romney? (Here's the unthinkable scenario)

    10/26/2012 5:41:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/26/2012 | Brian K. Shoemake
    Is it possible that Harry Reid could end up as vice president in a Romney Administration? Yes it is, and here's how it could happen. In order to win the presidency, a candidate must win a simple majority of the 538 available electorate college votes, which amounts to a minimum of 270 or more. Since 538 is divisible by 2, that means that there could be a tie if each candidate should happen to win 269 votes. In the unlikely scenario that there is a split decision in the electoral college, the constitutional solution would be the following: The House...
  • VP Candidate Paul Ryan in Charlottesville, VA on Thursday Oct. 25, 6:30 PM

    10/23/2012 12:05:07 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 5 replies
    From an email
    You’re invited to a Victory Rally with Paul Ryan and the Republican Team! Thursday, October 25, 2012 Doors Open 4:30 PM | Event Begins 6:30 PM Crutchfield Corporation 1 Crutchfield Park in Charlottesville, VA 22911 To RSVP and get your ticket, please visit: www.mittromney.com/VA Or Pick Up Your Free Ticket in Person at the Charlottesville Victory Office: 455 Albemarle Square, Charlottesville, VA 22901 For questions, contact us at: TeamVA@mittromney.com | (757) 279-8253 For Important Campaign Updates: Text (VA) to GOMITT (466488)
  • VP Candidate Paul Ryan in Bristol, VA this Thurs. Oct. 25 at Noon

    10/23/2012 11:09:47 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 2 replies
    From an email
    You’re invited to a Victory Rally with Paul Ryan and the Republican Team! Thursday, October 25, 2012 Doors Open 10:00 AM | Event Begins 12:00 PM Universal Fibers 14401 Industrial Park Road in Bristol, VA 24202 For questions, contact us at: TeamVA@mittromney.com | (757) 279-8253 For Important Campaign Updates: Text (VA) to GOMITT (466488) All attendees will go through airport-like security and should bring as few personal items as possible. No bags, sharp objects, umbrellas, liquids, or signs will be allowed in the venue. Cameras are permitted. PAID FOR BY ROMNEY FOR PRESIDENT, INC. WWW.MITTROMNEY.COM
  • A Biblical Take on the VP Debate

    10/12/2012 7:55:21 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 8 replies
    vanity | 10-12-12 | vanity
    When a wise man has a controversy with a foolish man, The foolish man either rages or laughs, and there is no rest. - Proverbs 29:9 NASB
  • The VP Debate (Sober Ryan vs. Classless Joe, the grinning Joker)

    10/12/2012 5:36:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/12/2012 | Yuval Levin
    I think both candidates basically did what they needed to do in the vice presidential debate, which leaves the Republican ticket in a slightly better position—since Biden’s goal was damage control with the base and Ryan’s was reinforcing a positive impression with persuadable voters. After the calamity they experienced in last week’s presidential debate, liberals needed to be bucked up by the Obama campaign, and I think they got that tonight. It probably came at a real cost—I have a feeling that Biden’s hyper-aggressive and at times buffoonish performance (and perhaps especially his Joker grin, which seemed to me as...
  • Ryan Drew Blood Early, Then Cruised to Victory Over Unsteady, Flustered Biden

    10/12/2012 5:30:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/12/2012 | John Tamny
    bout halfway through last night’s debate between Congressman Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden, the VP’s answers – and his unsteady countenance – revealed someone who felt he’d lost. Biden’s pre-debate spin was that he would enter in attack mode, eager to make up for his boss’s universally panned performance the week before. The problem for Biden was that Ryan drew blood fairly early, thus making any attacks seem desperate. In that case, wobbly after a few blows from Ryan that he couldn’t effectively answer, Biden’s tone took on a yelling quality; the yelling an attack substitute for substantive...
  • You Think This Scene Was Playing Out In Paul Ryan's Head?

    10/11/2012 9:09:36 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 15 replies
    10/12/12
    So Biden...what's so funny? Am I a clown? Do I amuse you? What's so f%!king funny!?!?!?
  • Biden Bombed

    10/11/2012 11:47:54 PM PDT · by DRey · 14 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 10/12/2012 | Fred Barnes
    You don’t win a nationally televised debate by being rude and obnoxious. You don’t win by interrupting your opponent time after time after time or by being a blowhard. You don’t win with facial expressions, especially smirks or fake laughs, or by pretending to be utterly exasperated with what your opponent is saying. That’s why Vice President Joe Biden didn’t win the one and only debate last night with his Republican rival, Mitt Romney’s running mate Paul Ryan. In fact, though Ryan had several weak moments—one of them was on Syria—the only conceivable takeaway from the veep debate was Biden’s...
  • Is There a Fix in for the Vice Presidential Debate?

    10/10/2012 2:49:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/10/2012 | Bryan Preston
    Posted By Bryan Preston On October 10, 2012 @ 8:29 am In media,Politics | 52 Comments The Daily Caller has a disturbing story up today. The outline goes like this: The moderator of Thursday's vice presidential debate is Martha Raddatz of ABC News. She is the network's senior foreign correspondent, and she is the sole moderator of the veep debate, which will center on foreign policy.Raddatz has a connection with Barack Obama going all the way back to their days at Harvard. They worked on the Harvard Law Review together, and Obama attended her 1991 wedding. Fast forward to the...
  • PEW: Biden Viewed Unfavorably, Divided Opinions about Ryan. No Clear Winner Expected in VP Debate

    10/10/2012 12:38:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Ahead of Thursday’s vice presidential debate, more voters view Joe Biden unfavorably than favorably, while opinions about Paul Ryan are more evenly divided. Biden’s image is far less positive than it was shortly before his 2008 debate with Sarah Palin; Ryan is viewed less favorably than Palin was just prior to the last vice-presidential debate. The national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, conducted Oct. 4-7 among 1,511 adults, including 1,201 registered voters, finds that 39% of voters view Biden favorably, while 51% offer an unfavorable impression of the vice president. Just more than...
  • VP candidate Paul Ryan in Danville, VA on Wed Sept. 19, 7 am

    09/18/2012 5:47:19 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 3 replies
    email from campaign
    You are invited to a Victory Rally with Paul Ryan and the Republican Team! Wed. Sept 19 Doors open at 7 am, Event begins at 9 am Piedmont Precision Machine Company 150 Airside Dr. Danville, VA 24540 All attendees will go through airport-like security and should bring as few personal items as possible. No bags, sharp objects, umbrellas, liquids or signs allowed. Cameras are permitted To RSVP and get your ticket, please visit www.mitromney.com/state/virginia Direct questions to teamva@mittromney.com or 757-279-8253
  • VP: 'I'm Joe Bidenopoulos'

    08/31/2012 10:56:04 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies
    VP: 'I'm Joe Bidenopoulos' By JENNIFER EPSTEIN | 8/31/12 1:41 PM EDT WARREN, Ohio – The vice president strode into a local restaurant here with a message for the Greek-Americans enjoying their lunch: "I'm Joe Bidenopoulos." “Ask George,” he told some men gathered around a table at the Mocha House. It was unclear who George was, maybe someone at the table, but it was clear that the vice president was talking about himself when he said something about “the most Greek Irishman he’s ever known.” The vice president also got a snack at restaurant, a Greek diner in downtown Warren.
  • The Ryan Vision: Let's Get This Done

    08/31/2012 5:13:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 31, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    The Democrats and their mainstream media cheering section can huff and puff at Paul Ryan's convention speech, but they can't blow his house down. It was built on a solid foundation. So powerful was the speech that the liberal establishment is reduced to wailing about alleged lies the speech contained -- dishonest and easily refuted allegations. Ryan delivered a substantive indictment of the Obama administration's failed record and a content-rich, realistic plan for putting this nation back on track to economic growth and fiscal recovery, a plan that includes "protecting and strengthening" Medicare, not "raiding" it. Don't listen to the...
  • Kuhner: Biden dangerously detached from reality

    08/26/2012 9:32:01 AM PDT · by lward99 · 28 replies
    Times247 ^ | 8/23/2012 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    Vice President Joseph R. Biden is mentally unstable, and it’s time for Republicans to point it out. For years, Mr. Biden has been making outrageous comments that reveal not only his low intelligence, but also a dangerous detachment from reality. Yet the liberal media refuse to hold him accountable. Instead, their rationalization boils down to one excuse: Joe will be Joe. He may make bizarre, even ludicrous, statements, but the press corps believes Mr. Biden is on the side of the angels. His heart is in the right place. He is a trendy progressive. In their view, this is all...
  • So When Does the Media Put Biden’s Qualification To Be President on Trial?

    08/18/2012 10:17:00 AM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | August 17, 2012 | William A Jacobson
    Gravitas? Nope. Stability? Nope. Respect? Nope. Judgment? Nope. Policy understanding? (mystery) Someone whose finger we want on the button? Three letters, N.O. When assessing a Republican vice-presidential nominee? Fitness to be president is the first and necessary qualification. If Biden were the Republican vice-presidential nominee? Media outrage and indignation at the poor judgment of the presidential nominee, which would call into question the presidential nominee’s fitness for office. Since Biden is the Democratic vice-presidential nominee? Why hasn’t Romney released more tax returns.
  • Joe Biden - Bearing false witness, as usual!

    08/15/2012 6:38:26 AM PDT · by AuntB · 8 replies
    TheTownCrier ^ | August 28, 2008 | ThetownCrier
    n 1972 Sen. Joseph Biden, the Democrat nominee for vice President, lost his wife and young daughter in a car accident. Losing your family in an auto accident is a gut wrenching tragedy, to be sure. No one underestimates that and no ever blamed Mrs. Biden for the accident. Right up there with despicable things one human can do to another, is falsely accusing the innocent of a crime. “Bearing false witness” is even in the 10 commandments, but Mr. Biden’s feigned Catholicism doesn’t let that stop him. Last night CBS Inside Edition reports, “In a striking moment in December...
  • Youtube video: Paul Ryan hecklers pushed off stage

    08/13/2012 1:44:24 PM PDT · by RabidBartender · 37 replies
    Youtube ^ | August 13, 2012 | DMRegister
    Video of two hecklers trying to get on stage while Ryan is speaking. Security escorts them off.
  • Paul Ryan is an avid hunter

    08/11/2012 10:51:01 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 18 replies
    vanity | 12 August 2012 | me
  • Romney goes bold with Ryan as VP pick

    08/11/2012 4:26:38 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 11, 2012 | Byron York
    Mitt Romney is not known as a gambling man. When choosing a running mate, many observers expected Romney to make the safest, most cautious choice — most likely Ohio Sen. Rob Portman.* By instead choosing Rep. Paul Ryan, Romney is sending a clear signal that he intends to run a more daring and more ideologically vigorous campaign than he has run up to this point. And in that sense, Romney has now become a gambling man. Although Romney had embraced the Ryan budget plan, he has now embraced its author, too — and in the process moved the issue of...
  • Substance and Style

    08/11/2012 4:00:47 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | August 11, 2012 | Deroy Murdock
    For his running mate, presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney wisely selected the distinguished House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R., Wis.). In essence, this is the first major decision of a Romney administration. It is a superb one. Ryan refreshingly combines a command of the substance of public policy with the style needed to communicate free-market solutions in an appealing fashion. Unlike the last Republican vice-presidential nominee, Ryan will have no problem speaking persuasively and specifically about the federal Leviathan’s every activity and expenditure. Agree or disagree with him, no one can accuse Ryan of lobbing platitudes around Washington. Instead,...
  • The Path to Prosperity: A Blueprint for American Renewal

    08/11/2012 2:17:36 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 10 replies
    House Budget Committee ^ | 20 March 2012 | Paul Ryan
    •Consolidates the current 6 individual income tax brackets (10%, 15%, 25%, 28%, 33%, and 35%) into 2 brackets of 10% and 25%. •Reduces corporate tax rate to 25%. •Eliminates Alternative Minimum Tax •Eliminates $487 billion in cuts to the defense budget over the next 10 years. •Reduces the federal deficit to 3% of GDP by 2015. •Privatizes Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. •Reduces national debt as a share of GDP over time.
  • UPDATE: FULL ROMNEY/RYAN SPEECH ADDED – Romney has chosen Paul Ryan as his VP nominee

    08/11/2012 12:48:53 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 3 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 8/11/2012 | The Right Scoop via Fox News
    NOTE: Ryan’s speech starts just after the 8 minute mark.
  • So....We like Paul Ryan?

    08/11/2012 5:32:45 AM PDT · by beebuster2000 · 326 replies
    self | august 11, 2012 | beebuster2000
    So what about freepers? we like paul ryan? i like what he says, i just wonder if all Romney has done is given a bigger target to he whose name may not be spoken.
  • Romney picks Ryan for running mate

    08/10/2012 11:26:35 PM PDT · by OPS4 · 107 replies
    AP ^ | 8/11/12 | KASIE HUNT and STEVE PEOPLES
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has picked Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan to be his running mate, according to a Republican with knowledge of the development. They will appear together Saturday in Norfolk, Va., at the start of a four-state bus tour to introduce the newly minted GOP ticket to the nation.
  • Paul Ryan Destroys Obama

    08/10/2012 10:22:22 PM PDT · by blasater1960 · 99 replies
    CSAPN ^ | 9--9-09 | Paul Ryan
    First a little bit about CBO: I work with them every single day; very good people; great professionals. They do their jobs well. But their job is to score what is placed in front of them. And what has been placed in front of them is a bill that is fill of gimmicks and smoke and mirrors. Now what do I mean when I say that? First off, the bill has ten years of tax increases and ten years of Medicare cuts to pay for six years of spending. The true ten year cost when subsidies kick-in? $2.3 trillion. The...
  • NBC News: Paul Ryan is Romney VP choice

    08/10/2012 9:53:45 PM PDT · by Brandonmark · 280 replies
    WEAU.com ^ | 8/11/12 | WEAU staff
    UPDATE:: NBC News has three sources telling the network that Rep. Paul Ryan, (R) Wisconsin, is Mitt Romney's choice for Vice President. Also the National Review reports the following: Earlier today, a charter plane took off in Boston, stopped in Chicago, then flew to the tiny airport in Janesville, Wis. Janesville, of course, is the hometown of Representative Paul Ryan, a top vice-presidential contender.
  • Mitt Romney announcing VP pick at the USS Wisconsin (home state of Paul Ryan)

    08/10/2012 8:54:25 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 249 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10 August 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    “Romney will announce his choice for Vice President in Norfolk, Virginia at 8:45am EST,” Romney campaign spokesman Lenny Alcivar told reporters in an email this evening. The announcement is being made at the USS Wisconsin. It’s still unclear whom he will choose, but the odds that it is Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., seemed to increase when National Review’s Robert Costa noted that a charter plane flew from Boston to Ryan’s hometown of Janesville, Wis., today.
  • Romney to announce running mate Saturday morning in Virginia (Paul Ryan strong possibility)

    08/10/2012 8:07:33 PM PDT · by xzins · 180 replies
    Fox News Alert ^ | 10 Aug 12 | FoxNews - Cameron
    Carl Cameron saying VP announced in morning at 9 am. He is saying it sounds like Paul Ryan
  • I may have found the flight in question. (N26SC)

    08/10/2012 7:01:03 PM PDT · by Signalman · 16 replies
    Flight Aware ^ | 8/10/2012 | Self
    NRO reported the flight concerning Paul Ryan leaving Boston, first flew to Chicago today. After some research on flightaware.com, I came up with Aircraraft N26SC a Raytheon Hawker (bizjet). It left KBOS this morning at 0931 and landed at Midway Apt., KMDW, at 1047. It then left KMDW at 1118 and arrived at Southern Wisconsin Regional (KJVL) at 1142.
  • From Boston to Janesville (Drudge FALSE ALARM: "Romney plane parked in Paul Ryan's hometown..."

    08/10/2012 3:29:56 PM PDT · by xjcsa · 17 replies
    NRO's The Corner ^ | August 10, 2012 | Robert Costa
    Take note, veep watchers: Earlier today, a charter plane took off in Boston, stopped in Chicago, then flew to the tiny airport in Janesville, Wis. Janesville, of course, is the hometown of Representative Paul Ryan, a top vice-presidential contender. According to a source on the ground, the plane is still in Wisconsin. Tomorrow morning, Mitt Romney will visit the U.S.S. Wisconsin in Norfolk, Va. For what it’s worth, Ryan is scheduled to be on vacation in Colorado. --snip--
  • BobbyJindal.com Server Change Stirs New VP Speculation

    08/10/2012 7:42:45 AM PDT · by MountainLoop · 28 replies
    Talk Radio News Service ^ | 8/9/2012 | Luke Vargas
    Reporters have been scrambling to track Wikipedia article edits and other “behind the scenes” clues for any possible advanced word about Mitt Romney’s upcoming vice presidential selection for weeks, and a website registration change Thursday built on that trend, steering attention to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s prospects for the job. Publicly available information for BobbyJindal.com showed a change in the site’s registration information occurring today, prompting speculation that communications teams affiliated with Romney’s campaign or the Governor himself could be in the preliminary stages of unveiling a new web presence for the Governor should he be chosen as the Republican...
  • Here Are 5 People Mitt Romney Should Not Pick as VP

    08/10/2012 7:11:44 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 16 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/10/2012 | Becket Adams
    As it has become increasingly clear former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will be the Republican Party’s nominee for the 2012 presidential election, everyone wants to know: Who will he choose as his running mate? Some have argued in favor of Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ), while others have floated the idea of Gov. Mitch Daniels (R-IN), and some have even voiced their approval for former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. But while some are saying the list has been whittled down to three choices and everyone continues to focus on the best VP choices for the Republican presidential nominee, very few...
  • Obama campaign rips Pawlenty, other possible Romney VP choices

    08/09/2012 1:28:00 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 20 replies
    MyFoxNews.com ^ | 8/9/12 | BRIAN BAKST and DAN SEWELL/AP
    President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies aren't waiting for Republican Mitt Romney to reveal his vice presidential choice. They're already trying to scuff up those considered by political insiders to be most likely to join the GOP ticket. The president's campaign started swinging at the potential Republican running mates this week while urging home-state Democrats to chime in about the shortcomings that - as emails to donors and supporters put it - "Americans need to know."
  • Don't fear Ryan

    08/09/2012 8:09:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/09/2012 | Rich Lowry
    If you are a Republican political consultant, you are almost professionally obliged to be shocked and appalled at the prospect of Rep. Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney’s running mate. With reliable reports that Ryan’s on Romney’s short-short list, the weeping and rending of garments among the Republican political class has already begun. You mean, they lament, he’s going to pick the Republican who embodies messing around with entitlements? The chairman of the House Budget Committee, for God’s sake? Ryan is the guy political consultants see right before they wake up from a nightmare of a really bad focus group. That...
  • Morning Joe Panel: Is ‘Bold,’ ‘Mavericky’ VP Possibility Paul Ryan Qualified For The Job?

    08/08/2012 9:30:34 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Media-ite ^ | 8-8-12 | Alex Alverez
    The speculation surrounding Mitt Romney‘s potential VP pick continues unabated, with Wednesday’s Morning Joe panel and Politico’s Mike Allen wondering what a Paul Ryan pick might look like — despite, of course, continued “radio silence” from Romney’s camp on the matter. The question of a Ryan pick, said Allen, points to a bigger question where Romney’s campaign is concerned: “Do you go bold or do what the Romney campaign so far seems to be trying to do, which is just run out the clock on Obama? Now, Ryan would be ‘going bold.’” Allen adds that they hear that Ryan has...
  • Ryan Rises (He is now a serious Vice-Presidential contender)

    08/08/2012 4:44:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/08/2012 | Robert Costa
    These days, you hear it everywhere — from Republican donors and veteran operatives, and at Capitol Hill watering holes. A few weeks ago, it was a wishful rumor floating in the Beltway ether. Now, sources close to the Romney campaign say it’s for real, that the taciturn former Massachusetts governor is quietly warming to the idea. Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the budget king of the GOP, may be Mitt Romney’s veep. “Ryan is very highly respected not only by the candidate, but by Romney’s policy shop,” says Tom Rath, a Romney adviser. “Beyond the political relationship, he has a...
  • DRUDGE POLL: WOULD DAVID PETRAEUS BE GOOD VP FOR ROMNEY?

    08/07/2012 3:16:10 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 51 replies
    The Drudge Report ^ | Aug. 7 , 2012 | Matt Drudge
    WOULD DAVID PETRAEUS BE GOOD VP FOR ROMNEY? YES NO NOT SURE Vote View Results
  • Free Republic Veep Poll

    08/07/2012 10:01:21 AM PDT · by Joe27 · 64 replies
    If the party cared to listen (not that they do), who would be your first suggestion as VP?
  • Cheney walks back remark about Palin pick being ‘a mistake'

    08/06/2012 1:55:38 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 97 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 6, 2012
    Former vice president Dick Cheney on Monday backed off his comment that it was “a mistake” for the GOP to pick Sarah Palin as its vice presidential nominee, suggesting the comment was more about the VP process than about Palin herself. “It wasn’t aimed so much at governor Palin as it was against the basic process that (John) McCain used, “ Cheney told Fox News’s Sean Hannity in an interview airing Monday night. “My point basically dealt with the process in terms of that basic requirement: Is this person prepared to step in to be President of the United States...
  • Eric Cantor, VP (vanity)

    08/05/2012 12:47:11 PM PDT · by ziravan · 36 replies
    me | Ziravan
    Eric Cantor would be a strategic dark horse for VP. 1. Virginia. 2. Sort of reaches out to conservatives, but stays in the establishment. A half snub with full deniability. 3. Jewish. Brings a new dimension Israel / foreign policy. 4. If you won't vote for someone Jewish, you prob won't vote for a Mormon either, so little net loss. Besides, this isn't why most Republicans vote. My problem with Romney isn't his religion. 5. Peels off Jewish votes, many of whom are already concerned about Obama's anti-Israeli policies. 6. Puts the ethnic / race thing in play. It would...
  • The best pick for Romney vice president? The one no one's talking about

    08/02/2012 7:17:21 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 60 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 8/2/2012 | Jeremy D. Mayer
    The Romney campaign announced Tuesday that it will alert Mitt Romney's supporters of his pick for vice president via smartphone app, renewing speculation about a potential VP and Mr. Romney's timeline for announcing the decision. The great mentioning game for the Republican vice presidential slot has featured the same few names over and over: Tim Pawlenty, Marco Rubio, Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal, Mitch Daniels, Rob Portman, even Condoleezza Rice. But there's a candidate that Romney should be considering, someone who could help him with the Jewish vote, gain him support in a crucial swing state, and give him an exciting...
  • Romney’s Hunt for a Vice President Focuses on Pawlenty and Portman

    08/01/2012 9:42:17 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 52 replies
    Atlanta BlackStar ^ | August 1, 2012 | Nick Chiles
    The hunt for Mitt Romney’s running mate has entered the final sprint and the betting money is coalescing around Tim Pawlenty and Rob Portman.They are both without scandal lurking in their background—and both so bland they make Romney look charismatic by comparison.There are even oddsmakers weighing in on the process. In London, the safest bets are on Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio at 2-1 odds and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty at 11-8. The company Intrade, which allows the public to bet on political outcomes, this morning had the chances of Portman being picked at 30.7 percent, while it put...
  • Gingrich’s VP Candidate Choices for Romney

    07/30/2012 7:49:02 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 101 replies
    CNBC ^ | 7/27/2012 | Bruno J. Navarro
    Asked on Friday who he’d prefer to see as Mitt Romney’s running mate, three-time Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich offered an entire roster of would-be veep choices. “Well, I think the people who would do the best job is somebody like either Sen. Rob Portman, Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia, maybe Gov. Bobby Jindal,” he responded. “There are five or six people who each has the ability to be a good president and each of whom will help win the election and each of whom will broadly share the values that the Republican Party...