Paul Ryan being vetted for our next VP

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    Jun 23, 2012 8:07 AM GMT
    fine with me!

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/303798/ryan-being-vetted-vp-robert-costa#
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    Jun 23, 2012 12:08 PM GMT
    Me too! I can't imagine a more polarizing, disastrous choice for Romney.
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    Jun 23, 2012 1:17 PM GMT
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  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 23, 2012 1:28 PM GMT
    Christian73 saidMe too! I can't imagine a more polarizing, disastrous choice for Romney.


    Certainly a "polarizing" option to defeat!

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    Jun 23, 2012 1:50 PM GMT
    Christian73 saidMe too! I can't imagine a more polarizing, disastrous choice for Romney.


    Who would be your choice?
  • Webster666

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    Jun 24, 2012 4:35 AM GMT
    I think that would be a brilliant choice for Willard Romney to make.
    Ryan is a very attractive, personable and convincing liar.
    And, he'd be great at bad mouthing the opposition, so that Romney could stay above the fray.

    But, Ryan is from Wisconsin, which wouldn't be a good geographical choice.

    He'll choose Rubio.
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    Jun 24, 2012 4:50 AM GMT
    Palin is available, she's still stupid.
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    Jun 24, 2012 5:03 AM GMT
    smartmoney saidPlain is available, she's still stupid.


    who is Plain?
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    Jun 24, 2012 5:11 AM GMT
    Palin, Sarah.
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    Jun 24, 2012 5:43 AM GMT
    smartmoney saidPalin is available, she's still stupid.


    Now. You had to go and say that, just as I was finding you the most interesting guy posting on here. Just kidding, but I'll see your Palin and raise you a Biden and a Gore !
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    Jun 24, 2012 5:57 AM GMT
    http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/234385-gop-kingmakers-make-their-case-for-romneys-running-mate
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    Jun 24, 2012 1:37 PM GMT
    I hope he doesnt run. Sense here in Wisconsin is that he won't but its not convincing. I think he would be better off where he is at right now. He is a huge road block to the O-blame-a socialist transformation of America. I hope its Rubio.
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    Jun 24, 2012 1:47 PM GMT
    Romney is gunna need more than Ryan or Rubio to convince hardcore independents to vote for him.

    There's a lot at stake here, and it's not just the economy/jobs....which the Republicans haven't focused on like they promised.

    If only the Redudlicans wouldn't have ostracized Ron Paul....the only true choice coming out of that party.
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    Jun 24, 2012 2:11 PM GMT
    jock_1 saidI hope he doesnt run. Sense here in Wisconsin is that he won't but its not convincing. I think he would be better off where he is at right now. He is a huge road block to the O-blame-a socialist transformation of America. I hope its Rubio.


    I just don't think Rubio is ready -- yet. My sense is that Romney will likely make an excellent choice, while also one nobody really saw coming. I'm still praying it's Conde Rice, but not holding my breath at all on that.http://news.yahoo.com/cash-rules-romney-retreat-while-condoleezza-rice-steals-044000279--abc-news-politics.html
    If Romney had the balls to really take a risk and go with Jon Huntsman, I'd be over the moon.
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    Jun 24, 2012 2:21 PM GMT
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    jock_1 saidI hope he doesnt run. Sense here in Wisconsin is that he won't but its not convincing. I think he would be better off where he is at right now. He is a huge road block to the O-blame-a socialist transformation of America. I hope its Rubio.


    I just don't think Rubio is ready -- yet. My sense is that Romney will likely make an excellent choice, while also one nobody really saw coming. I'm still praying it's Conde Rice, but not holding my breath at all on that. If Romney had the balls to really take a risk and go with Jon Huntsman, I'd be over the moon.

    There aren't enough others who see Huntsman as do you.
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    Jun 24, 2012 2:38 PM GMT
    socalfitness said
    There aren't enough others who see Huntsman as do you.


    As a Presidential candidate he sort of fell through the cracks. As a V.P. candidate I think he could really shine. Granted, never going to happen because of the Mormon/Mormon component (which is really sad) but he would certainly bring a great deal to the ticket, most notably foreign policy expertise. It truly a shame his campaign never got any traction, as he was by far the most qualified and likable of all the candidates -- his message just never gained any traction.
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    Jun 24, 2012 3:05 PM GMT
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    socalfitness said
    There aren't enough others who see Huntsman as do you.


    As a Presidential candidate he sort of fell through the cracks. As a V.P. candidate I think he could really shine. Granted, never going to happen because of the Mormon/Mormon component (which is really sad) but he would certainly bring a great deal to the ticket, most notably foreign policy expertise. It truly a shame his campaign never got any traction, as he was by far the most qualified and likable of all the candidates -- his message just never gained any traction.

    I didn't find him particularly likable. He spoke well but at times displayed a petulant attitude, at least to me. I also have a friend who lives in Utah who is actively politically and extremely well informed about national and world events. He particularly disliked Huntsman. I don't know the specifics and don't just rely on others, so if he were to have been a factor, I would have done my homework.
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    Jun 24, 2012 3:07 PM GMT
    socalfitness said
    CuriousJockAZ said
    socalfitness said
    There aren't enough others who see Huntsman as do you.


    As a Presidential candidate he sort of fell through the cracks. As a V.P. candidate I think he could really shine. Granted, never going to happen because of the Mormon/Mormon component (which is really sad) but he would certainly bring a great deal to the ticket, most notably foreign policy expertise. It truly a shame his campaign never got any traction, as he was by far the most qualified and likable of all the candidates -- his message just never gained any traction.

    I didn't find him particularly likable. He spoke well but at times displayed a petulant attitude, at least to me. I also have a friend who lives in Utah who is actively politically and extremely well informed about national and world events. He particularly disliked Huntsman. I don't know the specifics and don't just rely on others, so if he were to have been a factor, I would have done my homework.


    What were your friend's reason for disliking Huntsman? Huntsman got re-elected for a 2nd term as Governor of Utah with something like 80% of the vote which is almost unheard of. Clearly, he was quite liked in Utah
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    Jun 24, 2012 3:09 PM GMT
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    jock_1 saidI hope he doesnt run. Sense here in Wisconsin is that he won't but its not convincing. I think he would be better off where he is at right now. He is a huge road block to the O-blame-a socialist transformation of America. I hope its Rubio.


    I just don't think Rubio is ready -- yet. My sense is that Romney will likely make an excellent choice, while also one nobody really saw coming. I'm still praying it's Conde Rice, but not holding my breath at all on that.http://news.yahoo.com/cash-rules-romney-retreat-while-condoleezza-rice-steals-044000279--abc-news-politics.html
    If Romney had the balls to really take a risk and go with Jon Huntsman, I'd be over the moon.


    If it weren’t for the fear of two Mormons, I think that would be a possibility. And I haven't heard a thing about it being Condi.
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    Jun 24, 2012 3:10 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    socalfitness said
    CuriousJockAZ said
    socalfitness said
    There aren't enough others who see Huntsman as do you.


    As a Presidential candidate he sort of fell through the cracks. As a V.P. candidate I think he could really shine. Granted, never going to happen because of the Mormon/Mormon component (which is really sad) but he would certainly bring a great deal to the ticket, most notably foreign policy expertise. It truly a shame his campaign never got any traction, as he was by far the most qualified and likable of all the candidates -- his message just never gained any traction.

    I didn't find him particularly likable. He spoke well but at times displayed a petulant attitude, at least to me. I also have a friend who lives in Utah who is actively politically and extremely well informed about national and world events. He particularly disliked Huntsman. I don't know the specifics and don't just rely on others, so if he were to have been a factor, I would have done my homework.

    What were your friend's reason for disliking Huntsman? Huntsman got re-elected for a 2nd term as Governor of Utah with something like 80% of the vote which is almost unheard of. Clearly, he was quite liked in Utah

    I don't recall the specifics. He mentioned them to me, but I think it involved things he did during his second term. My friend is also an RJ member. Maybe if he sees this thread he will weigh in on it.
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    Jun 24, 2012 3:12 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    socalfitness said
    CuriousJockAZ said
    socalfitness said
    There aren't enough others who see Huntsman as do you.


    As a Presidential candidate he sort of fell through the cracks. As a V.P. candidate I think he could really shine. Granted, never going to happen because of the Mormon/Mormon component (which is really sad) but he would certainly bring a great deal to the ticket, most notably foreign policy expertise. It truly a shame his campaign never got any traction, as he was by far the most qualified and likable of all the candidates -- his message just never gained any traction.

    I didn't find him particularly likable. He spoke well but at times displayed a petulant attitude, at least to me. I also have a friend who lives in Utah who is actively politically and extremely well informed about national and world events. He particularly disliked Huntsman. I don't know the specifics and don't just rely on others, so if he were to have been a factor, I would have done my homework.


    What were your friend's reason for disliking Huntsman? Huntsman got re-elected for a 2nd term as Governor of Utah with something like 80% of the vote which is almost unheard of. Clearly, he was quite liked in Utah


    Reelected with 77.7% and had 80% approval rating when he left office so there's something there that much of the rest of the country didn't or couldn't see.
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    Jun 24, 2012 3:13 PM GMT
    socalfitness said
    CuriousJockAZ said
    socalfitness said
    CuriousJockAZ said
    socalfitness said
    There aren't enough others who see Huntsman as do you.


    As a Presidential candidate he sort of fell through the cracks. As a V.P. candidate I think he could really shine. Granted, never going to happen because of the Mormon/Mormon component (which is really sad) but he would certainly bring a great deal to the ticket, most notably foreign policy expertise. It truly a shame his campaign never got any traction, as he was by far the most qualified and likable of all the candidates -- his message just never gained any traction.

    I didn't find him particularly likable. He spoke well but at times displayed a petulant attitude, at least to me. I also have a friend who lives in Utah who is actively politically and extremely well informed about national and world events. He particularly disliked Huntsman. I don't know the specifics and don't just rely on others, so if he were to have been a factor, I would have done my homework.

    What were your friend's reason for disliking Huntsman? Huntsman got re-elected for a 2nd term as Governor of Utah with something like 80% of the vote which is almost unheard of. Clearly, he was quite liked in Utah

    I don't recall the specifics. He mentioned them to me, but I think it involved things he did during his second term. My friend is also an RJ member. Maybe if he sees this thread he will weigh in on it.
    Oh dear! How exciting.. you base your political decision on that of a 'friend' that may or may not log on!

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    Jun 24, 2012 3:15 PM GMT
    God how I hope Romney chooses Ryan !!! That's a hella good match made in TBAGGER heaven and will certainly give plenty of ammunition against Romney and help common sense win for Obama.


    Have you sheeple Republicans read about republican bigots ganging up to get rid of fellow republican statesmen who voted for gay rights to marriage ?

    VOTE REPUBLICAN to further sink the economy by policies that serve the rich and punish the poor and restrict civil rights for their Christian Fundi God and country.
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    Jun 24, 2012 3:16 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said

    If it weren’t for the fear of two Mormons, I think that would be a possibility. And I haven't heard a thing about it being Condi.



    I haven't heard a thing about it being Conde´either. However, she would be such an obviously brilliant choice (I know, I know the liberals here will beg to differ) that maybe (if she's being considered) the Romney campaign would prefer she remain under the radar. I don't think Romney is going to choose one of the media darlings that appear to be front-runners. I think it's going to be a bold, surprising, but incredible pick....not one that anyone saw coming.
  • rnch

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    Jun 24, 2012 3:18 PM GMT
    The up and coming GOP conservative governor of LA, Piyrush "Bobby" Jindal, has been mentioned as a VP potential candidate.

    Many residents of Louisana, including me, would LOVE to see this happen as the quickest way of getting this "slash & cut", big business sellout, privatising, civil service union busting, state teacher's pension robbing fool out of the state's government before he does anymore harm to the residents of the state.

    Now that I read what I just typed; I realize that Piyrush and Willard are "two of a kind".



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