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« Reply #25 on: April 14, 2012, 07:41:04 pm »
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It's not looking good for this trend:

Sen. Portman has no military experience.

Sen. Rubio has no military experience.

Rep. Ryan has no military experience.

Gov. McDonnell has military experience, but he is kind of tainted with the women right now, so his prospects have to be downgraded from earlier in the year. Was the front-runner, but I do not see how Mitt can pick him now with the gender gap what it is. Thank you, Rick Santorum, for depriving America of a great VP.

Gen. Petraeus, a Reagan-esque choice considering Reagan was the last nominee to pick a former CIA Director as his running mate, would be the ultimate pick. Petraeus is easily my favorite choice with the possible exception of Rubio, but there is no indication he is interested.
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« Reply #26 on: April 14, 2012, 07:58:45 pm »
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He needs a conservative, a southerner and someone with military experience.

Duncan Hunter fits all of these. Personally I think he should go with Huntsman.
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« Reply #27 on: April 14, 2012, 08:01:14 pm »
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He needs a conservative, a southerner and someone with military experience.

Duncan Hunter fits all of these. Personally I think he should go with Huntsman.

Huh Duncan Hunter was born in Riverside County, Calif., and lives in San Diego County now.  I don't even think he lived in the South during his military service.
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« Reply #28 on: April 14, 2012, 09:27:16 pm »
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True that, I forgot Hunter was from CA not TX. I always associate him with TX.
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« Reply #29 on: April 15, 2012, 07:19:25 am »
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Should Obama pick someone with military experience?  Is the democrat party capable of producing a national candidate with military experience anymore?  Talk about a weak bench. 
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« Reply #30 on: April 15, 2012, 09:00:53 am »
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Tom Ridge is probably on the long list. 
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« Reply #31 on: April 17, 2012, 05:51:39 pm »
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Gen. Petraeus, a Reagan-esque choice considering Reagan was the last nominee to pick a former CIA Director as his running mate, would be the ultimate pick. Petraeus is easily my favorite choice with the possible exception of Rubio, but there is no indication he is interested.

Your ignorance is astonishing. General Petraeus is an appointed government official and, thus, is prohibited from taking any part of political campaigning.

Even if we assume that he'd resign from CIA directorship in order to run for Vice President, such a reason to quit a key intelligence job would be pretty damaging to his image.
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« Reply #32 on: April 17, 2012, 06:40:08 pm »
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Gen. Petraeus, a Reagan-esque choice considering Reagan was the last nominee to pick a former CIA Director as his running mate, would be the ultimate pick. Petraeus is easily my favorite choice with the possible exception of Rubio, but there is no indication he is interested.

Your ignorance is astonishing. General Petraeus is an appointed government official and, thus, is prohibited from taking any part of political campaigning.

I am well aware of this, of course. Since you are unable to read between the lines, here is the point of saying there is no indication Petraeus is interested: He has never shown any interest in politics.

Your arrogance is not astonishing.

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Even if we assume that he'd resign from CIA directorship in order to run for Vice President, such a reason to quit a key intelligence job would be pretty damaging to his image.

Somebody is afraid of the prospect, I see. Obviously the role of VPOTUS is nothing to sneeze at, especially if one is primarily interested in serving the nation.
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