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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:33 AM

MSNBC: Rubio not vetted for VP, didn't make the cut? OH GOD NO, OH SWEET BABY JESUS NOOOOOOO!

Chris Jansing's doing her usual "Tiger Beat" coverage over that dreamy, dreamy Marco.

Who WRITES this shit?

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Reply MSNBC: Rubio not vetted for VP, didn't make the cut? OH GOD NO, OH SWEET BABY JESUS NOOOOOOO! (Original post)
Amerigo Vespucci Jun 2012 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 2012 #1
Amerigo Vespucci Jun 2012 #2
The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 2012 #4
graham4anything Jun 2012 #3
yardwork Jun 2012 #5
mercuryblues Jun 2012 #6
yardwork Jun 2012 #8
Amerigo Vespucci Jun 2012 #7
yardwork Jun 2012 #9
FSogol Jun 2012 #10
yardwork Jun 2012 #11
exboyfil Jun 2012 #12
yardwork Jun 2012 #14
Efilroft Sul Jun 2012 #13
yardwork Jun 2012 #15

Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:38 AM

1. Don't worry.

Mittens can demonstrate his commitment to ethnic diversity by picking Tim Pawlenty.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:42 AM

2. If Romney picks a HUMAN he's demonstrating diversity

Just sayin'

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:57 AM

4. Good point.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:44 AM

3. Rubio's secrets come home to roost

 

probably Rubio's many secrets could not be hidden and he knew it so he declined.

besides, if Jeb wants to be president, Marco can't be either VP or President candidate

the best thing for the dems is a boring white guy to be picked as vp.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:03 AM

5. I knew that Romney would not pick Rubio. It will be a white man, probably southern.

I've said this for months.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:08 AM

6. I have been

saying since the beginning his pick will be jim demented, the teabaggin king.

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:16 AM

8. Lord help us all. /nt

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Response to yardwork (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:13 AM

7. BREAKING: Mitt Romney selects Billy Redden as VP candidate



Billy Redden (born 1956 in Rabun County, Georgia) is an American actor best known for his role as Lonnie, the banjo-playing boy, in the 1972 film Deliverance.

Redden, then 15, earned his role in Deliverance during a casting call at Clayton Elementary School in Clayton, Georgia. To add authenticity and humor to the film, the filmmakers found Redden to fit the look of the inbred and mentally retarded banjo boy called for by the book, although Redden himself is neither. His distinctive look was enhanced using special makeup.

In his famous scene, Redden plays the instrumental "Dueling Banjos" opposite actor Ronny Cox on guitar. It is noted for foreshadowing the film's theme: exploring unknown and potentially dangerous territory. Redden could not actually play the banjo. A local musician, Mike Addis, reached around from behind Redden; this was disguised using careful camera angles.

Jon Voight claimed Redden "was a boy who had a genetic imbalance a product of his mother and his brother, I think. He was quite amazing, a very talkative fellow."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Redden

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:16 AM

9. That's about right.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:19 AM

10. It'll be VA Gov, Bob McDonnell.

McDonnell is actually running tv ads campaigning despite the fact that he can't run for reelection due to VA's laws.

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Response to FSogol (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:20 AM

11. That's been my prediction.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #11)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:34 PM

12. Hasn't Rachel Maddow

and probegate already taken him out?

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #12)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 02:23 PM

14. No, I'd guess that makes him more appealing to the Republican base.

If he is chosen I hope that Obama makes an issue of it. In fact, I hope that Obama makes an issue of the attacks on women generally. The Democrats need to run hard-hitting attack ads on this issue. Shame Republican women and men.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:12 PM

13. Jim Thune or Kelly Ayotte

Reasons for Thune:
He is a self-described evangelical Christian, and it's stuff like this that provides a sense of Biblical balance to social conservatives who get the heebie-jeebies about Mitt's Magical Underwear.
He followed through on his promise to not serve more than three terms in the House, which holds sway with the limited government types in the GOP.
He scalped Tom Daschle, which raised his profile among all Republicans.
He shares Romney's viewpoints about Iran and Afghanistan.
He never met a social program he liked, and his selection would be the spoonful of sugar the Tea Party needs to make the Romney medicine go down.

Reasons for Ayotte:
She was one of the first to get on his bandwagon.
She, like Jindal and Rubio, represents the face of "diversity" in the GOP. But behind that thin veneer of modern appearances, Ayotte resigned her office of Attorney General when New Hampshire's governor signed three same-sex marriage bills into law. Troglodytic stuff like that makes her a darling who stands on her principles, misguided as they are, to the GOP electorate.
She is anti union (hell, anti worker), pro Second Amendment, anti Single Payer, pro Bush tax cuts, and shares many of Mitt's stances on financial regulation, government spending, and other issues.

Conventional wisdom dictates you pick a running mate who comes from a state with a high number of electoral votes and/or who provides a geographic balance to the ticket. But in recent history, the Republican nominee has picked a running mate who acts as the olive branch to unify disaffected elements in the party or shields the standard-bearer from his weaknesses. A Thune or Ayotte selection would both serve well in these capacities and energize the base. Ayotte would give the party the same initial spark as Palin provided in 2008, but Thune is the probably the running mate the money party would get fully behind over the longer haul.

I could be wrong, but I called Palin as the 2008 VP choice almost six months before it happened:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=132&topic_id=5292974&mesg_id=5293622

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Response to Efilroft Sul (Reply #13)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 02:25 PM

15. Thune is an interesting prediction. I don't think that Romney will choose a woman.

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