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« on: January 04, 2009, 09:46:13 pm »
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New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson withdraws his nomination for Commerce Secretary, citing pending investigation of his business dealings.

In keeping with his Team of Rivals theme, President Elect Obama should replace Richardson with Mitt Romney, who is eminently qualified for this job, providing Romney agrees not to seek the Presidency in 2012.

Please discuss.
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2009, 09:46:54 pm »
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Here we go...
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2009, 09:47:06 pm »
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OMG this is beyond self-parody. This is a whole new level.
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2009, 09:47:20 pm »
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Could be, but you would have to remove the "Romney" from your screen name.
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2009, 09:48:30 pm »
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No for political reasons.
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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2009, 09:49:41 pm »
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No, just no.
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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2009, 09:53:58 pm »
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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2009, 09:54:44 pm »
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Could be, but you would have to remove the "Romney" from your screen name.

If Obama picks Romney, I will gladly change my screen name.

But I still contend that Mitt Romney is supremely qualified for the position of Commerce Secretary.
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President Obama has topped predecessor George W. Bush in another poll, but not one he would like.

In a new Quinnipiac University Poll, 33% named Obama the worst president since World War II, and 28% put Bush at the bottom of post-war presidents.

OBAMA WORSE THAN DUBYA!  WOW!
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« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2009, 09:56:08 pm »
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not possible

Can you please explain why?
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President Obama has topped predecessor George W. Bush in another poll, but not one he would like.

In a new Quinnipiac University Poll, 33% named Obama the worst president since World War II, and 28% put Bush at the bottom of post-war presidents.

OBAMA WORSE THAN DUBYA!  WOW!
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« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2009, 09:56:30 pm »
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But I still contend that Mitt Romney is supremely qualified for the position of Commerce Secretary.

Mitt Romney isn't qualified to be a dog catcher.
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« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2009, 09:59:30 pm »
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But I still contend that Mitt Romney is supremely qualified for the position of Commerce Secretary.

Mitt Romney isn't qualified to be a dog catcher.

Oh, come now, let's not get catty.
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President Obama has topped predecessor George W. Bush in another poll, but not one he would like.

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« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2009, 10:07:13 pm »
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Romney is technically qualified, but I don't think the Obama administration would want to pick someone who may run against him in 2012.
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« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2009, 10:10:01 pm »
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Why?
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« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2009, 10:16:27 pm »
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Romney is technically qualified, but I don't think the Obama administration would want to pick someone who may run against him in 2012.

But my provision is that Romney agrees not to run for President in 2012.

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President Obama has topped predecessor George W. Bush in another poll, but not one he would like.

In a new Quinnipiac University Poll, 33% named Obama the worst president since World War II, and 28% put Bush at the bottom of post-war presidents.

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« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2009, 10:20:09 pm »
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Oh yeah, clearly Obama needs a hard-right cabinet instead of a center-right one.
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« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2009, 10:22:40 pm »
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Romney is technically qualified, but I don't think the Obama administration would want to pick someone who may run against him in 2012.

But my provision is that Romney agrees not to run for President in 2012.


I missed that sorry. It is slightly more plausible, but Obama will probably find some Democratic politician or a non partisan to fill the spot. Mainly because picking Romney would piss off the Democratic establishment.
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« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2009, 10:28:13 pm »
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Not sure about replacing him with Romney, although Romney would arguably be the most qualified Republican of national stature for Federal office with private sector experience....

I'm sure there are plenty of candidates for Commerce Secretary from both parties that could provide an acceptable replacement (although most likely not Latino)...
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« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2009, 10:53:44 pm »
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Holy sh**t, Winfield...you may actually have nailed one... Shocked What is Obama thinking?!



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       WASHINGTON, DC-- Sources close to President-Elect Obama, who have requested to stay anonymous, tell CNN that Obama met with Mitt Romney, former Governor of Massachusetts and candidate for the Republican nomination for President in 2008, today in Washington. The sources said that the meeting was related to the recent decision by Bill Richardson, Governor of New Mexico, to withdraw his name from consideration as Secretary of Commerce. Governor Richardson is currently involved in a pending investigation by the FBI.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/01/04/richardson.withdrawal.romney/index.html
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« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2009, 10:58:34 pm »
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Holy sh**t, Winfield...you may actually have nailed one... Shocked What is Obama thinking?!



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       WASHINGTON, DC-- Sources close to President-Elect Obama, who have requested to stay anonymous, tell CNN that Obama met with Mitt Romney, former Governor of Massachusetts and candidate for the Republican nomination for President in 2008, today in Washington. The sources said that the meeting was related to the recent decision by Bill Richardson, Governor of New Mexico, to withdraw his name from consideration as Secretary of Commerce. Governor Richardson is currently involved in a pending investigation by the FBI.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/01/04/richardson.withdrawal.romney/index.html

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« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2009, 11:02:36 pm »
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The biggest risk for Obama is that Romney is set up brilliantly for 2012 as "cleaning up a dirty house."

Then again, if anyone can pull this off, it's probably Obama & Co.
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« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2009, 11:10:30 pm »
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The biggest risk for Obama is that Romney is set up brilliantly for 2012 as "cleaning up a dirty house."

Then again, if anyone can pull this off, it's probably Obama & Co.

Yes, but Obama would never fire Romney. He's never gonna give him up.

Nor let him down.
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« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2009, 11:12:13 pm »
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The biggest risk for Obama is that Romney is set up brilliantly for 2012 as "cleaning up a dirty house."

Then again, if anyone can pull this off, it's probably Obama & Co.

Yes, but Obama would never be able to fire Romney. He's never gonna give him up.

Nor let him down.
Bravo, sir, bravo. (Both for your realization and response to it) Wink
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« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2009, 12:46:31 am »
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The biggest risk for Obama is that Romney is set up brilliantly for 2012 as "cleaning up a dirty house."

The biggest risk for Obama is that it destroys his facade of being a non right-winger.
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« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2009, 02:49:51 am »
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But I still contend that Mitt Romney is supremely qualified for the position of Commerce Secretary.

Mitt Romney isn't qualified to be a dog catcher.

I don't know. Mitt Romney is pretty skilled when it comes to abusing dogs.
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« Reply #24 on: January 05, 2009, 02:52:51 am »
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LOL that this crazy idea is actually now backed up by news articles.

I think it'd be great. It's not like the commerce secretary does anything, of course.
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