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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 10:26 AM

Romney's Lack Of Potential Running Mates

As the GOP nomination has so much as fallen into the arms of Mitt Romney, it leads a pressing question as to who will be his running mate. With Obama squaring off on the political gridiron, Romney must choose that person wisely. Obama’s approval ratings have risen over the past four months and are currently sitting at the 47% region.

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joebaur42 Apr 2012 OP
WI_DEM Apr 2012 #1
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denem Apr 2012 #2
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Response to joebaur42 (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 10:51 AM

1. If Mittens were smart

he would select either Olympia Snowe or Susan Collins both of Maine.

Why?

yes, it would piss off the hard right but they really have nowhere else to go. But it would be interpeted by the media as a bold selection and one which would demonstrate he wasn't tied to the right wing. What he loses with the far right he might gain with independent and moderate voters.

Why he won't pick them?

Easy they are both pro-choice women who support Planned Parenthood and voted for the Obama Economic program.

If he goes with a woman it might be Kay Bailey Hutchinson.

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Response to WI_DEM (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 11:34 AM

3. That would be bold.

It would also show every registered Republican that his primary campaign was an absolute lie. To be fair, it was.

But I ultimately agree with you. What he'll lose in far right support, he'd undoubtedly gain in independent voters. New England would be far more likely to go for him and states like my very own Ohio would probably be more endeared to him.

Now you have me hoping he does something bold like that. It would force the Republican party to finally advance a half-century and allow the extreme end of their base to fade away. Sadly, there's no reason to believe he's going to be bold.

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Response to joebaur42 (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 10:57 AM

2. Nut Meg.

Every box a winger.

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Response to joebaur42 (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 01:02 PM

4. Theres always Grifty McQuitter!

That worked out soooo well last time!

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