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« on: August 10, 2012, 11:06:27 pm »
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Chuck Todd broke the news minutes ago.

Mr. Morden EDIT: Multiple sources confirm this now, including CNN.  Romney will announce it this morning in Norfolk, VA at 9am.
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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2012, 11:09:23 pm »
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Eh, I think we're just getting a lot of people confirming the most popular rumours because they want to get credit for the story.

But I tend to agree it'll be Paul Ryan.
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2012, 11:10:35 pm »
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Called it.
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2012, 11:11:39 pm »
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Interesting choice. Gives both parties a lot of ammo.
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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2012, 11:15:02 pm »
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Oh cool, thanks for Florida's electoral votes Mitt.
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« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2012, 11:15:07 pm »
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Interesting choice. Gives both parties a lot of ammo.

no don't even paint this as legitimate.  the dude has no clue what life for 100+m people in the US is.  he would let them die in the streets because Atlas Shrugged (which I read-djh) told him it would be better.  it's a fcking disaster scenario.  this is the code red of human history.
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« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2012, 11:18:34 pm »
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That will make for lots of good ads for Democrats.
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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2012, 11:19:25 pm »
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Eh... He's better than a lot of options.

BTW, THANK GOD IT WASN'T PAWLENTY!
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« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2012, 11:20:14 pm »
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Oh cool, thanks for Florida's electoral votes Mitt.

Do you really think Ryan as VP will push Florida towards Obama?
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« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2012, 11:20:58 pm »
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Oh cool, thanks for Florida's electoral votes Mitt.

Do you really think Ryan as VP will push Florida towards Obama?

Of course!
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« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2012, 11:21:21 pm »
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Oh cool, thanks for Florida's electoral votes Mitt.

Do you really think Ryan as VP will push Florida towards Obama?
It certainly helps get senior voters.
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« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2012, 11:21:38 pm »
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Oh cool, thanks for Florida's electoral votes Mitt.

Do you really think Ryan as VP will push Florida towards Obama?

Paul "Let's replace Medicare with health insurance coupons" Ryan will only hurt Mitt Romney in Florida.
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« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2012, 11:21:57 pm »
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Oh cool, thanks for Florida's electoral votes Mitt.

Do you really think Ryan as VP will push Florida towards Obama?
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« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2012, 11:23:57 pm »
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Oh cool, thanks for Florida's electoral votes Mitt.

Do you really think Ryan as VP will push Florida towards Obama?

Have you not heard of the Ryan budget?
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« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2012, 11:30:30 pm »
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Well, RogueBeaver must be happy about this.
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« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2012, 11:33:45 pm »
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Oh cool, thanks for Florida's electoral votes Mitt.

Do you really think Ryan as VP will push Florida towards Obama?

Paul "Let's replace Medicare with health insurance coupons" Ryan will only hurt Mitt Romney in Florida.
I wouldn't be so sure. Romney and Rove are gonna let out a blitz of ads defining Ryan AND the Budget before Obama can. I think my fellow Democrats are getting complacent.
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« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2012, 11:38:01 pm »
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Oh no, we still have to work to show people how dangerous and destructive Paul Ryan's sociopathic Randian ideology is, but it's a battle that's very winnable.
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« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2012, 11:44:55 pm »
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...I can't help but not trust the hype that it's Paul Ryan. The Romney campaign has been DYING for its moment in the sun, so why lose the glory of a surprise morning pick tonight?
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« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2012, 11:48:12 pm »

Btw, Ryan can still run for his House seat while running for VP:

http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2012/08/11/romney_s_vice_presidential_nominee_is_.html
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« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2012, 12:02:46 am »
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Romney is running the worst campaign I have ever seen. This choice does not help.
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« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2012, 12:06:37 am »
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Do you think this is a better candidate than Palin?
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« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2012, 12:06:47 am »
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Well, at least Ryan's more competent than the last GOP running mate.

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« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2012, 12:07:50 am »
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Do you think this is a better candidate than Palin?
Could it possibly be worse? Either way, I still think this is a god awful choice.
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« Reply #23 on: August 11, 2012, 12:10:23 am »
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Well my only positive out of this one is that Paul Ryan is not gaffe prone like Palin, and is perhaps going to be taken seriously by the media compared to Palin. You probably won't see too many late night jokes involving Ryan.

But still Biden will crush him in the VP debates.
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« Reply #24 on: August 11, 2012, 12:11:20 am »

The AP also confirms, joining CNN, NBC News, and others:

http://seattletimes.com/html/politics/2018894917_apusromneyrunningmate.html?prmid=4939
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