VP Hopefulls for Romney >>>> Pick Me !! Pick Me !!! (Rice or Santorum per a recent poll )

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    Apr 20, 2012 12:00 PM GMT
    No its not the VP possibles begging to be chosen, this is actually about who the dumb US voters are chosing.

    Does Adding Condi To The Ticket Help Or Hurt Romney?

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    With the speculation over who will be the GOP presidential nominee at the end, the question over who else will be on the ticket is getting even more heated. But a new name is suddenly popping up, and it’s about as different as you can get from all of the usual contenders.

    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

    A CNN Poll has her leading other potential candidates by a narrow margin, but just the fact that she is there at all is an interesting choice. “According to the survey, Condoleezza Rice is on top of the list. Twenty-six percent questioned said they would like to see Rice, who served as national security adviser and later as secretary of state under President George W. Bush, as the Republican vice presidential nominee. In second place in the survey, at 21%, was Rick Santorum, who was Romney’s chief rival for the nomination until early last week, when the former senator from Pennsylvania suspended his campaign for the White House.”


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    What short memories US voters have, Why in hell pick the 'war room Rice'

    And Santorum as second Choice ?

    If you were asked to choose a Romney running mate, who would you name ?
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Apr 20, 2012 2:18 PM GMT
    I don't think Romney would even consider the unlikable and unelectable Rick Santorum. If he did, that would be the biggest mistake he could possibly make and would virtually hand Obama the election.

    Now Conde´Rice is a different story. This choice would be all kinds of awesome in my eyes. One of the brightest and most respected women anywhere, and fully capable of being President if anything should happen to Romney. I cannot think of another choice other than Rice that would truly ignite the ticket, not to mention have Democrats very VERY afraid.

    Romney / Rice 2012
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    Apr 20, 2012 2:28 PM GMT
    EtchASketch / Brewer 2012!
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    Apr 20, 2012 2:39 PM GMT
    I wish Romney would choose Ron Paul. With the swarms of fanatic supporters Paul has, there is a good chance one of them would asassinate the president and the US would suddenly find itself with the best president it could possibly have and arguably ever had (though Martin van Buren comes pretty close). icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 20, 2012 2:43 PM GMT
    Were it actually down to those two -- thankfully, it's probably not, and (insert deity here) help him if it is -- he's gotta go with Condi.

    She's a perfect "fall in line" candidate. She's been given ample opportunities in the past 4 years, especially during last year's memoir tour, to throw Rove-Bush completely under the bus and, through gritted teeth, she persistently declines to do so. Whether we like it or not, that's a plus in the GOP's eyes. Besides, withdrawing/transferring troops from Iraq and making fish food out of OBL hasn't moved the meter all that much in Barry O's favor, so Condi's presence on the GOP ticket won't run off a lot of swing voters with axes left to grind about Operation Freedom Whatever.

    The former Sec'y of State and NSA would provide Mittens an effective counter on international affairs issues when the Dems employ Hillary to give Obama a push.

    On top of that, she's not the daily gaffe machine that Frothy Mix was and would be going forward. Mitt is enough of a damage-control job, and if they learned anything from 2008 (hi, Sarah), his party doesn't need to be doing that for two people again.

    Four years out of office, Condi's managed to remain a top-5 "most-admired woman" in the U.S. without threatening to crack everybody's "least-admired" list at the same time (hello again, Sarah), so her inclusion helps Romney with his "they're just not that into you" problem with the ladyfolk.

    Rice won't move many Af-Am voters into the GOP column, except maybe in already Red states. But she's a far better shield for Mitt to hide behind than, say, Allen West or Spermin' Herman, when the occasional racial slip-up occurs and moderate voters await a "keep it classy" response. Her presence will be catnip for the "We're not voting for Obama, but we don't wanna come across as racists" vote, too.

    She doesn't instill confidence in the Tea Party and (cough) "values" voters, but they're already in the "Not Obama" electorate that Mitt has in his pocket anyway. Mitt's focus needs to be on running to the middle, now that the nomination is all but a done deal, not toward the right. Condi can help orient him to the middle, while Frothy certainly cannot.

    All that said, the risk Mittens would take with this pick is the Tea Party "falling in line" rather than going apesh*t and going for some wretched Frothy-West third party ticket to cleave off ultra-right voters. But the opposite possibility, to me, would be even worse for the GOP... Mitt takes Frothy, and panicked voters push a relatively moderate Bloomberg-Rice-style third party ticket that manages to outdo Romney-Frothy in November.
  • GQjock

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    Apr 20, 2012 3:17 PM GMT
    Rice? ... No way

    Saddles him with the Spector of George W Bush?
    He won't even mention the mans name .... With good reason

    He's going to pick Mark Rubio because he knows he's dead in the. Water if he doesn't bring up his Latino numbers somehow
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    Apr 20, 2012 3:20 PM GMT
    Here's the Poll:

    http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2012/images/04/18/rel4g.pdf

    My head-scratcher:

    Yeah, 1000 voters isn't a ton, but I assume it's enough of a sample size nationwide.

    But, why are there "N/A"s on every geographic region except "South"?

    Why are there "N/A"s for every local area except "Suburban"?

    And why are there "N/A"s not only for ages 18-34, but for ages 35-49 as well?

    Maybe it's a money thing, but before trotting these poll results out, if I'm CNN, I'd have wanted a bigger total sample if I couldn't get a sufficient number of Midwestern and Western, or at least rural voters, or certainly Repubs under age 50.
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    Apr 20, 2012 3:28 PM GMT
    Radamisto saidI wish Romney would choose Ron Paul. With the swarms of fanatic supporters Paul has, there is a good chance one of them would asassinate the president and the US would suddenly find itself with the best president it could possibly have and arguably ever had (though Martin van Buren comes pretty close). icon_wink.gif


    Ok, then let’s make sure that we have John Bolton in the line of succession as SoS so that when Ron Paul is completely gone from senior dementia we have someone ready to step to be POTUS.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Apr 20, 2012 3:43 PM GMT
    I don't see Ron Paul as a viable option, mostly because I think the GOP would want someone who could be groomed to be President in 2020, and wouldn't Ron Paul be something like 80 by then? I also don't think Marco Rubio is a viable option, mostly because he simply isn't experienced enough to be ready for the Presidency should something happen to Romney, and Romney has already said that is his #1 criteria in picking a V.P. --- I also don't think it is proven that Rubio would necessarily be a game-changer in terms of the Latino vote. I think Rubio can be used and be just as effective as a foot soldier during the campaign. Picking Rubio would look somewhat irresponsible, and also look like Romney is pandering for the Latino vote. As for the notion that GQjock made that Conde´Rice "saddles Romney with the spector of George W. Bush", I understand that thinking, but I don't know that it is necessarily as big of a problem as many would like us to believe. In my opinion (and I know many here would beg to differ), Conde´Rice was one of the brighter spots in the Bush Administration. She can hold her own just fine against the scrutiny, and she is genuinely admired by many. She's also NOT a politician, and yet more than capable of being President if events would call her to be. I'd be proud to have Conde´Rice representing this country in ANY capacity. It's to bad she didn't run for President.
  • GQjock

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    Apr 20, 2012 3:44 PM GMT
    LOL ......

    I think we had enough of the crazy people with handlebar mustaches in places of.
    Government responsibility thank you

    We'll let you know if we need any F**kups on the order of Iraq
    When the time comes
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    Apr 20, 2012 4:04 PM GMT
    GQjock saidLOL ......

    I think we had enough of the crazy people with handlebar mustaches in places of.
    Government responsibility thank you

    We'll let you know if we need any F**kups on the order of Iraq
    When the time comes





    You got that right !! and 'OLD GEEZERS' suggestion of John Bolton the classic NEO CON's, Neo Con, back in government we might as well re-instate the 'Gestapo'. He'd take us to war as a sworn Lobby lap dog. At least Ron Paul would have us out of trying to run the world when we cannot even run our own country.
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    Apr 21, 2012 3:09 AM GMT


    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush tells Newsmax that Mitt Romney — as the presumptive GOP presidential nominee — will likely invite Florida’s charismatic first-term Sen. Marco Rubio to become his running mate. That may be the key to Republicans defeating Obama in November, he says.

    “There will be so much negativity and so many personal attacks against Gov. Romney. That’s already been telegraphed that that’s going to happen,” Bush declared in an exclusive interview from his office near Miami.


    Bush called Rubio “probably the best” candidate for vice president on a list that likely includes himself — the son of former President George H.W. Bush, and the brother of former President George W. Bush.

    “Well I can’t speak for Gov. Romney, and I can’t speak for Sen. Rubio, but if I was on both sides of that conversation I would ask — and I would hope that Marco would accept,” Bush said. “There’s a lot of things in between that may not make that happen, but I am a great admirer of Mitt Romney’s and I’m a huge fan of Marco Rubio’s, and I think the combination would be extraordinary.”

    With respect to his own response to such a call from Romney, Bush acknowledged, “Well I’d consider it, but I doubt I’ll get a call, and I don’t know if it’s the right thing for me to do. I didn’t run for president for a similar kind of reason, so I’m all in to try to help him get elected.”

    Bush's short list of top-tier vice presidential candidates he thinks Romney should consider includes Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels.

    Asked about the prospect of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice getting the nod, Bush indicated that she too would be a solid choice, echoing the findings of a recent CNN poll.

    “She certainly, again, brings tremendous foreign policy experience, and she’s just an extraordinary person,” he said. “So, as I said ... this is a problem of abundance for Gov. Romney, which is a good thing.”

    Asked about his private meetings with President Obama in the Oval Office with his father, George H.W. Bush, Bush said he was impressed by Obama and the fact he was "genuinely respectful" of his dad.

    He cautioned Republicans and Democrats to avoid personal attacks.

    "I don't think we need to demonize the president," he said, noting he didn't like it when his brother George W. Bush was targeted for personal attacks during his presidency.

    He described the presidency as a “great job” in reference to the bond those who hold the office share with one another — regardless of ideological differences.

    “It’s a job that would be incredible to be in. But there are things that only presidents and former presidents can appreciate, so I think there’s a level of mutual respect there.”

    For example, the elder Bush has grown close to former President Bill Clinton and maintains a healthy respect for Barack Obama on a personal level. “I think there’s kind of a president’s club,” Bush observed. “There are not that many people that are alive that have served in that position and understand the pressures that exist, understand the human toll.”

    2012 Newsmax.