RJ Republicans: who do you want Romney to pick as VP?

  • UCstudent

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    Jun 24, 2012 7:29 PM GMT
    I really like Gov. Christie. I was considering Rubio but I've been disappointed with some of his interviews. I don't know if Portman is exciting enough, and it looks like Rice is a no go.

    what about you? who would you like to see picked as VP?
  • conservativej...

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    Jun 24, 2012 7:48 PM GMT
    Hum. Someone to be competitive with Joe Boden in debate. I must think about this one.

    Wow!!! I have it. Donald Duck of course.
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    Jun 24, 2012 7:48 PM GMT
    Rand Paul. Then after victory Romney can be assasinated and Paul will become the president. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 24, 2012 7:54 PM GMT
    Radamisto saidRand Paul. Then after victory Romney can be assasinated and Paul will become the president. icon_biggrin.gif


    Rand Paul could be a good pick...but I don't know if I would hope for the assassination of anyone!
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    Jun 24, 2012 7:57 PM GMT
    Radamisto saidRand Paul. Then after victory Romney can be assasinated and Paul will become the president. icon_biggrin.gif

    We really should not talk about assassination, even joking.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jun 24, 2012 8:01 PM GMT
    Conde´Rice
    Jeb Bush
    Jon Huntsman
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    Jun 24, 2012 8:02 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidConde´Rice
    Jeb Bush
    Jon Huntsman


    I LOVE HUNTSMAN!!!!

    you have no idea I didn't even mention him cus I thought no one would know who he was. the others are a good pick also
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    Jun 24, 2012 8:07 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidConde´Rice
    Jeb Bush
    Jon Huntsman

    All three would make a solid selection. Conde Rice would be smart on so many fronts, if he does select her, I'd bet on a win.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jun 24, 2012 8:11 PM GMT
    UCstudent saidI it looks like Rice is a no go.



    I wouldn't count Conde´ out just yet. Granted, she's a long shot, but...

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/06/cash-rules-at-romney-retreat-while-condoleezza-rice-steals-the-show/
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    Jun 24, 2012 8:14 PM GMT
    Huntsman would be a good choice, but he's rather busy nowadays (and not just busy destroying his chances for a Republican nomination in the future):

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2012/06/22/jon_huntsman_update_he_lands_a_job_at_a_liberal_think_tank_.htmlAfter hinting at a potential future as an independent candidate, he joined the Board of Trustees at the University of Pennsylvania, his alma mater, and was also given the great responsibility of being named one of the 21 sexiest men alive over 50 by the AARP.

    This week, the left-of-center Brookings Institute named the former ambassador to China and governor of Utah as a distinguished fellow. Joining Brookings is reflective of Huntsman’s refusal to pander to his party’s far right; since he dropped out of the race, he has taken a critical attitude toward the Republican Party for moving so far from the center.
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    Jun 24, 2012 8:18 PM GMT
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    Jun 24, 2012 8:31 PM GMT
    smartmoney said
    CuriousJockAZ saidConde´Rice
    Jeb Bush
    Jon Huntsman

    All three would make a solid selection. Conde Rice would be smart on so many fronts, if he does select her, I'd bet on a win.


    I think condi would be my first choice and she would be the choice to help Romney with his only weakness .... foreign policy. I just don't think she'd do it. She loves what she's doing. She'd essentially commit to two terms as Romney's VP and then she presumably would have huge pressure from the GOP to run on her own.
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    Jun 24, 2012 8:34 PM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidHuntsman would be a good choice, but he's rather busy nowadays (and not just busy destroying his chances for a Republican nomination in the future):

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2012/06/22/jon_huntsman_update_he_lands_a_job_at_a_liberal_think_tank_.htmlAfter hinting at a potential future as an independent candidate,...



    I would be thrilled if Jon Huntsman ran one day as an independent, maybe with someone like an Evan Bayh, to just appeal to the large number of independent thinking Americans who are fed up with both political parties and what they have become --- useless --- but I don't see that being something that could happen in the near future. One can hope though
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    Jun 24, 2012 8:36 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    q1w2e3 saidHuntsman would be a good choice, but he's rather busy nowadays (and not just busy destroying his chances for a Republican nomination in the future):

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2012/06/22/jon_huntsman_update_he_lands_a_job_at_a_liberal_think_tank_.htmlAfter hinting at a potential future as an independent candidate,...



    I would be thrilled if Jon Huntsman ran one day as an independent, maybe with someone like an Evan Bayh, to just appeal to the large number of independent thinking Americans who are fed up with both political parties and what they have become --- useless --- but I don't see that being something that could happen in the near future. One can hope though
    And when and IF Huntsman runs as an IND I will then seriously look at him.. but NOT with and "R" behind his name.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jun 24, 2012 8:38 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree saidI just don't think she'd do it. She loves what she's doing. She'd essentially commit to two terms as Romney's VP and then she presumably would have huge pressure from the GOP to run on her own.


    I think if Romney went to her and seriously wanted her and asked her to do it, I do not see how she could pass up what could be a historic campaign. She could become America's first female V.P., and potentially even the first female President. This would probably be her best shot at that happening. I also don't think she would be appearing at these sort of events, or garnering these sort of headlines, if there were not at least a slim possibility that she was in the running. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/06/cash-rules-at-romney-retreat-while-condoleezza-rice-steals-the-show/
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    Jun 24, 2012 8:41 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    UCstudent saidI it looks like Rice is a no go.



    I wouldn't count Conde´ out just yet. Granted, she's a long shot, but...

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/06/cash-rules-at-romney-retreat-while-condoleezza-rice-steals-the-show/


    I didn't know was going. Very interesting. I do think she could work well with Romney. I had hopes a few months ago when I noticed that she had her front teeth fixed so the left couldn't savage her over the gap and let it will become a campaign distraction. I just don't want to get my hopes up, but if by some remote chance that this happens, I think Obama would be toast.
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    Jun 24, 2012 8:44 PM GMT
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    freedomisntfree saidI just don't think she'd do it. She loves what she's doing. She'd essentially commit to two terms as Romney's VP and then she presumably would have huge pressure from the GOP to run on her own.


    I think if Romney went to her and seriously wanted her and asked her to do it, I do not see how she could pass up what could be a historic campaign. She could become America's first female V.P., and potentially even the first female President. This would probably be her best shot at that happening. I also don't think she would be appearing at these sort of events, or garnering these sort of headlines, if there were not at least a slim possibility that she was in the running. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/06/cash-rules-at-romney-retreat-while-condoleezza-rice-steals-the-show/


    I agree. She didn't 'need' to be at this event, but choose to. Actually, very very interesting. I can't say anything ensures a win but this would come close.
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    Jun 24, 2012 8:50 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    q1w2e3 saidHuntsman would be a good choice, but he's rather busy nowadays (and not just busy destroying his chances for a Republican nomination in the future):

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2012/06/22/jon_huntsman_update_he_lands_a_job_at_a_liberal_think_tank_.htmlAfter hinting at a potential future as an independent candidate,...



    I would be thrilled if Jon Huntsman ran one day as an independent, maybe with someone like an Evan Bayh, to just appeal to the large number of independent thinking Americans who are fed up with both political parties and what they have become --- useless --- but I don't see that being something that could happen in the near future. One can hope though


    Yeah, good point. Evan might be the only democrat on the planet for who I would vote. Well, besides Lieberman. Well, and I have voted for Feinstein.

  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jun 24, 2012 8:53 PM GMT
    Conde´would have absolutely nothing to lose, and everything to gain by running with Romney. If the race fails, she'll just go back to doing what she's doing now
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    freedomisntfree saidI just don't think she'd do it. She loves what she's doing. She'd essentially commit to two terms as Romney's VP and then she presumably would have huge pressure from the GOP to run on her own.


    I think if Romney went to her and seriously wanted her and asked her to do it, I do not see how she could pass up what could be a historic campaign. She could become America's first female V.P., and potentially even the first female President. This would probably be her best shot at that happening. I also don't think she would be appearing at these sort of events, or garnering these sort of headlines, if there were not at least a slim possibility that she was in the running. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/06/cash-rules-at-romney-retreat-while-condoleezza-rice-steals-the-show/


    And we know how thorough and methodical Romney is and that he likes to 'audition' his potential picks. Ah shit, don't get my hopes up. And she could really be an asset on foreign policy.
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    Jun 24, 2012 8:59 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidConde´would have absolutely nothing to lose, and everything to gain by running with Romney. If the race fails, she'll just go back to doing what she's doing now


    Quit teasing me. icon_wink.gif I'm lifting so what a distraction even thinking about this. I've had my hopes dashed so many times before. This would bring a semi Neo Con to the table .... Dick Cheney (light) almost!!!!!!!
  • UCstudent

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    Jun 24, 2012 9:01 PM GMT
    OK sounds like we all like Condi. I love her but she is just a little too hawk-ish for my taste. I would like someone a little more passive. But I could get very excited with her on the ticket
  • musclmed

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    Jun 24, 2012 9:10 PM GMT
    UCstudent saidOK sounds like we all like Condi. I love her but she is just a little too hawk-ish for my taste. I would like someone a little more passive. But I could get very excited with her on the ticket


    I agree. She would bring some Soviet Union experience to the ticket.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jun 24, 2012 9:11 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    CuriousJockAZ saidConde´would have absolutely nothing to lose, and everything to gain by running with Romney. If the race fails, she'll just go back to doing what she's doing now


    Quit teasing me. icon_wink.gif I'm lifting so what a distraction even thinking about this. I've had my hopes dashed so many times before. This would bring a semi Neo Con to the table .... Dick Cheney (light) almost!!!!!!!



    LOL! The irony of it is that about the time Romney would pick Conde´, it would take about a millisecond for these supposedly "gay friendly" liberals to start bending over backwards to try and prove that she's gay. That's the only reason she might not want something like this is because she may not have the stomach for what she would be put through
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jun 24, 2012 9:14 PM GMT
    UCstudent saidOK sounds like we all like Condi. I love her but she is just a little too hawk-ish for my taste.



    "Hawkish" is actually one of the best things she brings to the table. We are headed into some really scary times probably with Russian, China, and others, and her expertise on the world scale would prove a major asset to Romney