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Mon Jul 16, 2012, 07:33 AM

Report: Romney Has Made V.P. Pick, Announcement Could Come This Week

Report: Romney Has Made V.P. Pick, Announcement Could Come This Week

Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s long-awaited vice presidential selection is imminent, The New York Times reports.

According to The Times, Romney’s friends believe the candidate has reached a decision and that the announcement could come as early as this week. The report comes amid intense speculation over who will comprise the other half of the Republican ticket — with the likes of former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sen. John Thune (R-SD) all thought to be on the short list.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/report-romney-has-made-vp-pick-announcement-could


Until the actual announcement, here's a good read:

Romney’s Bain Yielded Private Gains, Socialized Losses
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-15/romney-s-bain-yielded-private-gains-socialized-losses.html

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/07/15/1110294/-BREAKING-FROM-BLOOMBERG-Romney-s-Bain-Yielded-Private-Gains-Socialized-Losses

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Reply Report: Romney Has Made V.P. Pick, Announcement Could Come This Week (Original post)
ProSense Jul 2012 OP
DrDan Jul 2012 #1
GarroHorus Jul 2012 #2
myrna minx Jul 2012 #3
TBF Jul 2012 #5
KarenS Jul 2012 #8
BumRushDaShow Jul 2012 #23
Vinca Jul 2012 #4
DCBob Jul 2012 #16
randome Jul 2012 #6
Deep13 Jul 2012 #7
nc4bo Jul 2012 #9
klook Jul 2012 #10
nanabugg Jul 2012 #11
TheCowsCameHome Jul 2012 #12
mazzarro Jul 2012 #29
KharmaTrain Jul 2012 #13
Frank Cannon Jul 2012 #19
tanyev Jul 2012 #14
Botany Jul 2012 #15
annabanana Jul 2012 #17
Ganja Ninja Jul 2012 #18
TheCowsCameHome Jul 2012 #20
Iggo Jul 2012 #21
NYC Liberal Jul 2012 #22
hatrack Jul 2012 #24
rurallib Jul 2012 #25
WI_DEM Jul 2012 #26
sadbear Jul 2012 #27
rurallib Jul 2012 #28
GraniteDem Jul 2012 #30

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 07:37 AM

1. trying to change the subject

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 07:38 AM

2. He's got some Bain pain, and the prescription is a Veep redirect. n/t

 

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 07:40 AM

3. He's selected Ronald Reagan, retroactively.

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Response to myrna minx (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 07:46 AM

5. duzy ...

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Response to myrna minx (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:00 AM

8. +1 LMAO K&R n/t

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Response to myrna minx (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:45 AM

23. Bwah!

Second the DUzy!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 07:41 AM

4. Cranky old Chris Christie has turned down a position with the governor's association.

Do you suppose Mitt might be taking him on as an attack dog? It is, after all, "unseemly" for a refined person to do the dirty work.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:14 AM

16. Definitely the "attack dog" type but..

they have to realize the visual of those two "fat cat" arrogant white guys together is problematic for them politically.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 07:50 AM

6. Ann Romney for VP!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 07:58 AM

7. Which right-wing, boring, old, white man will it be? nt

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:01 AM

9. DUers predicted this!



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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:02 AM

10. Leveraging his vast business experience

he'll nominate a management committee who'll do the work while he just signs papers and collects a salary, directly deposited to his Swiss bank account.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:03 AM

11. He has to do something fast to divert attention from Bain and ass whipping Obama campaign

 

is putting on him right now.

You know, President Obama must be the cleanest politician we have had in a long time...else the RW would have had smear ads all over the place. The stuff they use in their ads is BS and this tells me the guy must be pretty clean...not PERFECT...but pretty damn clean.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:10 AM

12. "But Condoleeza was a stong second choice, honest she was"

Just to pacify the few non-white supporters he has.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #12)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 10:08 AM

29. But Condolezza is pro-choice!

That will not go down well with the official rePIGlican party platform as well and Rmoney's agenda.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:10 AM

13. Who Cares...

Honestly...what will any of the losers being circulated bring to Mitten's party? Most mentioned are there to molify Willard's base...people who are supposedly already voting for him. Energize "the base"? Which base? The teabaggers who supported Gingrich? The fundies who supported Rectorum? The moonbats who howled with Herman Cain? Gonna nominate one of them? Doubtful...so those supporters will still be grumbling (and a quick look in loopy freeperland it's widespread). Pawlenty? What's he bring to the party? He won't help carry Minnesota yet any other state. Rubio? There's a big difference between Cuban and Mexican and many in the Hispanic community don't even think of Rubio as Hispanic. He may make the difference in Florida but beyond that...nada. And the list goes on.

Naming a Veep candidate now is usually the sign of desperation. Ronald Raygun did it in '76 in hopes of forcing a brokered convention. It didn't work. It's the name at the top of the ticket people vote on. The only time a veep matters is in the case of Tundra Snooki in '08...a candidate so unprepared and inept it did drag down the entire ticket.

Cheers...

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Response to KharmaTrain (Reply #13)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:23 AM

19. +1 for Tundra Snooki

Never heard that one before.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:11 AM

14. Gotta do something to change the narrative, right?

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:13 AM

15. Red Herring




"If you're signing an SEC document with your own signature that you're the president, C.E.O.,
chairman of the board and 100 percent owner of a company, in what world are you living in
that you're not in charge?" Cutter said Sunday on "Face the Nation."

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:19 AM

17. Corporations are People!.. Hello VP

BAIN!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:21 AM

18. Sounds a little too soon.

I would think he'll want to wait until the convention to make that announcement.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:23 AM

20. Job Vacancy: Temporary, Ends 11/06/12. First Mate - WMR Titanic

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:35 AM

21. Vanilla, vanilla, vanilla...

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Response to Iggo (Reply #21)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:41 AM

22. Better for us. The base will be demanding a right-winger

and if they don't get it, they'll just be even more pissed at him.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:50 AM

24. Jesus, Team Rmoney takes the field in Super Bore 2012 . . . .

Quasi-related - Thune's been talked about on NPR and elsewhere as a potential presidential candidate in the past because (wait for it) . . . .











He's tall.

Seriously.

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Response to hatrack (Reply #24)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 09:12 AM

25. Tall is something that is hard to learn

I tried to make it to 7'1" but had to quit after 5'10"

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 09:14 AM

26. Of course! he wants to change the subject!!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 09:17 AM

27. Leave it to the Romney campaign to make the announcement on Friday.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 09:19 AM

28. If Romney picks a VP does that person become the Pres candidate

when Romney decides to bail out rather than release his tax returns?
Or do we get another version of the Clown Car to watch?

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:44 PM

30. Romneys Running Mate: the Perfect Choice Revealed.

Presumptive Republican Presidential Nominee, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, is trying to narrow-down his list of potential running mates. The 2012 GOP Convention starts on August 27, so while there’s no need to rush, the window of time for Romney to make his choice is becoming smaller and smaller. Maybe I can help.

I’ve thought some about the kind of “pros and cons” Romney and his advisors will be considering as they survey America’s political landscape for a “just right” running mate. I think I’ve found that perfect choice for Romney:

Seems to me Mitt Romney’s running mate needs to be a Floridian (bunch of electoral votes down there), who has some Hispanic background, and who is definitely not gay. The other half of this year’s Republican Ticket must be staunchly pro-gun and, in keeping with that, a real tough defender of law and order (which would also balance out some of Romney’s “wimpy” persona). Romney’s “No. 2″ should be someone who already appeals to the Republican “Base” (Tea Party-types), and yet is a “fresh face” in the American political landscape.

Based on the criteria above, I have come up with the PERFECT Mitt Romney Running Mate. And the winner is . . .

http://letsjapan.net/and-the-winner-is/

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