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« Reply #125 on: April 21, 2012, 12:42:17 am »
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http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/04/18/cnn-poll-republicans-divided-on-vp-choice/?hpt=hp_t2

CNN Poll:

Condoleezza Rice 26%
Rick Santorum 21%
Marco Rubio 14%
Chris Christie 14%
Paul Ryan 8%
Bobby Jindal 5%
Bob McDonnell at 1%

They should have put Scott Walker's name in there as well.  If he survives the recall and remains governor, that is one candidate who -besides putting much of the Midwest into play- can really set the Tea Party base on fire as a man that the Democrats and their labor union 'mafia' allies tried to get rid of in a high-profile vote, but failed.  
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« Reply #126 on: April 21, 2012, 12:12:00 pm »
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Is it possible that we are dismissing Huckabee too quickly?
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« Reply #127 on: April 21, 2012, 06:52:18 pm »
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They should have put Scott Walker's name in there as well.  If he survives the recall and remains governor, that is one candidate who -besides putting much of the Midwest into play- can really set the Tea Party base on fire as a man that the Democrats and their labor union 'mafia' allies tried to get rid of in a high-profile vote, but failed.  

Walker is a remote possibility, but only if Walker crushes his opponent in the recall election and Romney is down but not out in the polls.  However, Romney may not want to wait that long.  The sooner he has a running mate, the sooner he or she can go out and do fundraising.  Romney's campaign style needs as much money as he can possibly raise.
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« Reply #128 on: April 21, 2012, 07:14:08 pm »
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Portman is a solid candidate that fits well with the image Romney is trying to project, so he makes the most sense, along with McDonnell. With OH looking as bad as it does, putting someone from the state on the ticket might be a must. If we need a VP to lock up FL, we've already lost.
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« Reply #129 on: April 21, 2012, 08:41:34 pm »
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« Reply #130 on: April 23, 2012, 01:29:43 pm »
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Um... maybe Rubio won't have a choice:

"If Rubio passes the vetting process, assuming he does, I think he's the obvious choice. And if he says he doesn't want the office, he'll find a horse's head in his bed. The next day he will accept. Romney's not going to take no for an answer. We have ways, we Republicans."

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« Reply #131 on: April 23, 2012, 08:22:25 pm »
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Speaking of Rubio, he's delivering a foreign policy speech at Brookings tomorrow. Jindal keynoted an NY event last week and interspersed talking education and taking hard shots at Obama.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/04/23/rubio-to-make-big-speech/
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« Reply #132 on: April 24, 2012, 06:18:10 am »

Portman is a solid candidate that fits well with the image Romney is trying to project, so he makes the most sense, along with McDonnell.

In the unlikely event that McDonnell's picked, expect this stuff to resurface in a big way:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/29/AR2009082902434.html

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At age 34, two years before his first election and two decades before he would run for governor of Virginia, Robert F. McDonnell submitted a master's thesis to the evangelical school he was attending in Virginia Beach in which he described working women and feminists as "detrimental" to the family. He said government policy should favor married couples over "cohabitators, homosexuals or fornicators." He described as "illogical" a 1972 Supreme Court decision legalizing the use of contraception by unmarried couples.

Not to mention this:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/06/AR2010040604416.html
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« Reply #133 on: April 29, 2012, 04:15:00 pm »
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I really have trouble seeing Portman as vp, simply because he's just been in the Senate since... January of last year. Wouldn't John Thune be way better than Portman?

I remember seeing a poll (may be PPP) where Portman didn't really help Romney in Ohio against Obama.

Does anyone have know if Thune has a higher approval rating than Portman?
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« Reply #134 on: April 29, 2012, 04:29:52 pm »
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Thune is basically Sen. Pawlenty. I've read profiles of him and everything about his career since 2004 screams vanilla.

Portman: He's qualified, but Romney is not going to pick one of GWB's highest-profile Cabinet members as his running mate.

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« Reply #135 on: April 30, 2012, 01:01:40 pm »
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Has anyone seen this?: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/politics/pick-vice-president-for-romney-game/index.html

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« Reply #136 on: April 30, 2012, 03:38:24 pm »
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Got Bobby Jindal.
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« Reply #137 on: April 30, 2012, 03:41:12 pm »
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I got Martinez.

They forgot Ayotte. :/
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« Reply #138 on: April 30, 2012, 03:43:40 pm »
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Saw it as well. I'm still convinced that it will be either Ryan or Jindal, in that order.
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« Reply #139 on: April 30, 2012, 03:43:51 pm »
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I got T-Paw.
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« Reply #140 on: April 30, 2012, 03:53:40 pm »
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I got Portman, which, yeah, is the obvious pick, I guess.
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« Reply #141 on: April 30, 2012, 05:30:17 pm »
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Got Rob Portman
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« Reply #142 on: April 30, 2012, 08:07:39 pm »
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Got Bobby Jindal
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« Reply #143 on: April 30, 2012, 10:03:39 pm »
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Jindal.
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« Reply #144 on: April 30, 2012, 10:04:29 pm »
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Mitt Romney circa 1994....or is he the guy on the ticket now? I can never tell...
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« Reply #145 on: April 30, 2012, 10:31:21 pm »
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« Reply #146 on: May 01, 2012, 05:43:09 am »

Romney advisor and former NH Gov. John Sununu suggests that there are "about 19 or 20" names being looked at in the VP search at the moment:

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/04/30/sununu-19-or-20-names-in-the-vp-bowl/

Anyone want to guess who all of them are?  Wink
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« Reply #147 on: May 02, 2012, 11:26:49 am »
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In no particular order:

1. Portman
2. Thune
3. Pawlenty
4. Daniels
5. Christie
6. Ryan
7. Jindal
6. Rubio
7. Sandoval
8. Martinez
9. Haley
10. Rice
11. Hutchison
12. Fallin
13. Ayotte
14. Bush
15. McDonnell
16. de Mint
17. Gingrich
18. Trump
19. Walker
20. Huckabee
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« Reply #148 on: May 02, 2012, 12:19:54 pm »
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^ I'd imagine Toomey and a couple random Senators/Congresspeople are on the list in place of Trump, Gingrich, and Walker but otherwise that seems like what we should assume.
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« Reply #149 on: May 02, 2012, 02:22:39 pm »
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Yeah, I was definitely having trouble filling the 20. :p
Don't Toomey and Romney really dislike each other though?
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