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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:04 PM
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It will be Romney.
I don't want Romney, but he's the only guy who will take the VP spot. I bet McCain has asked a few and they've all turned him down, but Romney, he realizes accepting, even in loss, positions him for 2012.

Romney will be McCain's VP and I think it will help McCain in some rustbelt states and also on the economy, but it may hurt in the south. It probably won't be a game changer, but it's a far better pick than anything else out there.
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ErinBerin84 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:05 PM
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1. I think so too
GI John and Ken doll.
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cbc5g Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:05 PM
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2. Nah it won't ... it would inflame his evangelical base
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:16 PM
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McCain doesn't have them for a base anyway.
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:06 PM
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3. Yep.
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:06 PM
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4. Romney wants the face time
with the cameras and if signing on to a losing campaign will give him that he will grin and bear it. He really really really wants to be president. He'll consider this an audition for 2012.
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SOS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:08 PM
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5. But we can still hope he picks Lieberman.
nt
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:08 PM
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6. Positiioned for a Lot Sooner than 2012 if They Steal Another One
McLame doesn't look like he'd last 4 years in the White House.

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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:12 PM
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9. This is a good point, too.
Romney is accepted by many on the right and I think they know McCain probably won't make it through a first term, so get a VP candidate who fits their mold and have him take over the presidency when/if McCain dies.

That's the job for Romney. He really, really, really wants to be president and he sees this as a good avenue. Of course, it requires winning and that will be tough, but even in loss he becomes the de facto 2012 GOP nominee.
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Hamlette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:21 PM
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15. I know the right likes him but I can't figure out why?
he used to be pro abortion and gay rights

now he wants to double the size of gitmo

what is it about this guy the right likes besides his looks?

I don't the "mormon" helps him.
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:30 PM
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17. Because they see him as standing for nothing, easy to mold.
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:42 PM
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26. Handsome, somewhat charming, completely easy to make into whatever they like.
He wants to be Reagan 2.0
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Colobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:10 PM
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7. Obama vs. Romney, 2012.
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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:11 PM
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8. How would an elist like Romney help McCain. I think the Democrats would love it to be Romney
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:13 PM
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10. How did nominating an elitist like Bush work out for them?
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 06:15 PM by Drunken Irishman
It's only bad when you're a LIBERAL elitist.

Romney will play well in Michigan and Ohio, but Michigan especially. He'll help balance McCain out on the economy and many people find him pleasing on the eyes.

Of course, the Democrats thought all the same things about Edwards in 2004 and it didn't quite work out...
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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:54 PM
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31. Romney buys companies and lays off the workers. He won't play
big in those states.

You can use the same ads Kennedy used against him to crush him. Thats why most wanted Romney to be their nominee
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:14 PM
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11. Where is the proof he has any appeal in the rustbelt states?
The guy is a northeastern elitist and comes off as such.
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:16 PM
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12. I think he's better on the economy than any other VP choice.
And the fact his family is well known in Michigan will not hurt.
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:19 PM
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14. He proposes just the same crap Republicans have always proposed.
Also, even Republicans hate him here in Wisconsin. They don't trust him. Romney is well known, but not liked.
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:31 PM
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19. And yet the Republicans carried Ohio.
And nearly won MI and PA.
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:33 PM
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21. That was 2004 when the economy was a good deal better than it is now.
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GCP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:41 PM
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23. If his real story came out about how he made his millions
By closing factories, laying off workers and stripping assets, maybe a lot of rust-belters would think twice about him.
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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:16 PM
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13. I'm still predicting Sarah Palin. Or Jindal.
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:28 PM
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16. Jindal took himself out of it. I think it will be Romney, too.
He would tie his dog to the roof of his car to get the nod (oh wait. . .)

Anyway, most important, he will reliably do the neocons' bidding.
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:31 PM
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18. Romney has stock in a hemlock farm.
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briv1016 Donating Member (407 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:32 PM
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20. I don't think they want someone who threw in $44 million of his own money just to lose the primary.
Not to mention that his wife had to cut him off from spending more.
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bunnies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:40 PM
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22. Agreed. nt
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Alexander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:41 PM
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24. I'm still betting on Huckabee. But it could indeed be Romney.
The McCain campaign would have to be more idiotic than I thought, but it could happen.
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:44 PM
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27. It will not be Huckabee. I have a feeling Huckabee doesn't want to be VP.
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:41 PM
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25. The Old Poot and the Empty Suit.
OR

The Old Shit with Mitt.
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Mme. Defarge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:47 PM
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28. Yup, and I predict that
Mccain will drop out due to "health reasons" Romney will eventually be the nominee. That was the way it was supposed to go down in the first place.
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:52 PM
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29. Obama would manhandle Romney. I think Obama beats McCain by 6-7%, but it could be 15 against Romney.
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Mme. Defarge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:47 PM
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33. Agreed ...
in a real and fair election.

Nothing I have seen so far of the current regime inspires confidence that they will allow for a peaceful transfer of power.
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:52 PM
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30. Obama would manhandle Romney. I think Obama beats McCain by 6-7%, but it could be 15 against Romney.
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Fire_brand Donating Member (443 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:32 PM
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32. If you're scared of Romney, you have a short memory
he's a terrible candidate
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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:53 PM
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34. Romney could lend McCain some of his young hair
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 07:54 PM by aint_no_life_nowhere
He could let it grow out long and have a giant combover onto McCain's scalp. They'd have to stand side-by-side with one head next to the other and move in complete lockstep for it to work, though.
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:58 PM
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35. That's logical but McCain is kind of a contrarian and I think that
he likes to stick it to people and to Republicans.

I think he will go to Pawlenty just to give a little shiv to Romney
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