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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:09 PM

Anyone up for a VP pool?

It's really a pledge, on the honor system

You state here who you think Mitt Rob-Me's VP pick is.

If you are wrong...you donate $50 (or whatever you can) to the Obama campaign, or a critical senate campaign?

You in?

I'll go first. After just seeing Rachel show the 70-28 split on Latino voters, I say Romney will HAVE to go with RUBIO

Please kick

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Reply Anyone up for a VP pool? (Original post)
Laura PourMeADrink Aug 2012 OP
Laura PourMeADrink Aug 2012 #1
RedStateLiberal Aug 2012 #2
Coronadiablo Aug 2012 #3
Laura PourMeADrink Aug 2012 #6
Laura PourMeADrink Aug 2012 #4
RedStateLiberal Aug 2012 #7
Laura PourMeADrink Aug 2012 #11
Laura PourMeADrink Aug 2012 #5
RedStateLiberal Aug 2012 #9
Laura PourMeADrink Aug 2012 #18
RedStateLiberal Aug 2012 #29
onehandle Aug 2012 #8
Laura PourMeADrink Aug 2012 #14
FSogol Aug 2012 #10
Laura PourMeADrink Aug 2012 #19
rateyes Aug 2012 #12
Laura PourMeADrink Aug 2012 #15
Honeycombe8 Aug 2012 #21
sofa king Aug 2012 #13
Laura PourMeADrink Aug 2012 #16
Honeycombe8 Aug 2012 #22
Freddie Aug 2012 #17
CincyDem Aug 2012 #27
hay rick Aug 2012 #20
lonestarnot Aug 2012 #23
Laura PourMeADrink Aug 2012 #24
CK_John Aug 2012 #25
darkangel218 Aug 2012 #26
Ready4Change Aug 2012 #28
goclark Aug 2012 #30

Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:27 PM

1. come on !!!

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:28 PM

2. Portman

He'll pick him to try to get Ohio and he needs someone who won't outshine him.

The Romney campaign is so inept they probably don't realize that what they really need is someone strong on foreign policy and a real game changer. The only option I see for that would be Rice - and that just won't happen.

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Response to RedStateLiberal (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:30 PM

3. No Rice

 

They won't pick Condi Rice, just because of the Bush factor.

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Response to Coronadiablo (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:33 PM

6. where's your guess C?

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Response to RedStateLiberal (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:31 PM

4. thanks RSL ! Got ya down for Portman. I agree

they need someone with political/governmental gravitas. But Rice has so much blood
on her hands (IMHO).

Any old repuke statesmen out there?

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:36 PM

7. I searched for any potential VP that has foreign policy experience

and came up empty. He may go with a relative unknown. There's just not a lot of good options out there at all. Maybe John Bolton? Just what they need a wingnut warmonger....

I'll stick with Porman. That's my bet.

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Response to RedStateLiberal (Reply #7)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:43 PM

11. omg...bolton...you just made me almost throw up

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Response to RedStateLiberal (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:32 PM

5. how about McCain?

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:38 PM

9. No chance.

McCain wouldn't do it.

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Response to RedStateLiberal (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:17 PM

18. why not? I actually think it would be a good choice for him...he knows foreign

policy, war hero, definitely knows the ins and outs of Washington.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #18)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 01:50 PM

29. McCain's ego.

He wanted to be president and failed. No way he takes a back seat to Rmoney.

Besides, McCain recently said Palin was a better candidate than Romney when talking about his VP pick for '08.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:37 PM

8. I've been saying that it will be Mittens/Rubio since election day 2010.

I'm sticking. Everyone show their cards.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:49 PM

14. do they click?

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:42 PM

10. It'll be VA Gov Bob McDonnell.

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Response to FSogol (Reply #10)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:18 PM

19. love the accompanying vomit

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:46 PM

12. to be honest, im wondering if Romney can find anyone who is willing to run with him.

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Response to rateyes (Reply #12)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:51 PM

15. Hi RE !! You're so funny ! You are right...if they do it...they will have to

be stuck with Romneynomics

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Response to rateyes (Reply #12)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:45 PM

21. They're chomping at the bit for it.

Reason is that it's a win-win.

It'll give some relatively unknown politician national exposure whcih can be used as a springboard for the future. Also, it'll give much needed national experience w/o having to be the main man on the ticket, and therefore, gaffes will be less important.

Also, if Romney wins, the person will be VP. If he loses, he still has that national exposure, name recognition, and national campaigning experience to use in future campaigns.

Also, it's viewed as the possibility of becoming President one day.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:49 PM

13. Pam Bondi

My girlfriend has been incredibly accurate with the few political predictions she makes, and she says it's going to be Pam Bondi. Go ahead, enter her.

Once the smart half of our life-archon said it, I started looking into it, and guess what? Pam hasn't been seen actually doing her job as Attorney General in Tallahassee in quite some time. Instead, she's been hanging around in Tampa, where the Republican Convention will be, and campaigning for Mitt in New Hampshire.

Anyone want to guess that her schedule will put her on a disastrous bus tour through Virginia next week?

Oh, and by the way, she's a complete train wreck, the executor of Governor Scott's awful policies, only two years into her first statewide office, and yet already trying to keep the lid on a dozen abhorrent scandals which will never be contained if she gets the nod. But, as my girlfriend observes, that never stopped them before now.

We don't actually have any money, but win or lose, we'll do our best to donate time to our local elections.

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Response to sofa king (Reply #13)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:53 PM

16. No offense...but CHA-CHING

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Response to sofa king (Reply #13)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:48 PM

22. I'm thinking Ann wouldn't like that. And #2, that Romney would have trouble

relating to her as a serious politician, because she's a young attractive woman. A little too attractive.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:13 PM

17. Portman

White male. Vanilla. Fairly unknown, blank slate. After the last time the party will insist on the most bland and uncontroversial choice possible.
Of course Portman, being a Republican, is probably as much of an asshole as Romney, but he looks presentable on the surface, kinda like Mittens himself.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #17)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:24 PM

27. Portman is probably smart enought to take a pass

Rumor around town here in Cincy is that he's decided to take a pass and keep that blank slate for 2016 when he can take a shot at the top job. I think he's got enough good connections from his days in the Bushco administration that they won't hold this against him in 4 years.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:30 PM

20. I've been stuck on Rubio for a while.

A shot at the biggest swing state. Don't see him helping a whole lot with the Latino vote, but he might help with the independents who are uncomfortable with the bigoted white male Republican stereotype.

If I lose my donation goes to Patrick Murphy (running against Allen West in FL-18). Will also donate if I win- I don't play fair.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:50 PM

23. They may be forced into rethinking a new presidential type.

Snort.

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #23)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:11 PM

24. Like a Robot?

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:13 PM

25. Look for a S Dakota well known GOP. nt

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:17 PM

26. Most likely is Rubio

His only chance to win FL.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:48 PM

28. No one.

I'm going to make a radical prediction. Something, perhaps his tax records, perhaps something we've not heard about yet, will make Romney blatantly, obviously unelectable. In an unprecedented move, the GOP convention drafts/nominates Jeb Bush, who quickly picks Ron Paul as his running mate.

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Response to Ready4Change (Reply #28)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 01:55 PM

30. My thoughts exactly

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