Top 10 possible VP running mates for Romney?

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Top 10 possible VP running mates for Romney?
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Fri, 04-20-2012 - 12:57pm

Some interesting possibilities here...

http://www.ivillage.com/mitt-romney-s-choices-vice-president-ten-possible-nominees/1-h-446163

I really can't see him choosing Palin with all of the negativity that surrounded that choice last time around. I was also surprised that Chris Christie is as favorable as he is. I just read that 44% of Rebublicans think he would make a good running mate.

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Fri, 04-20-2012 - 1:31pm

There's no way a guy as smart as Romney is going to pick a narcissistic twit like Sarah Palin. She just doesn't have the brains or the level of sophistication needed to get through a national campaign. I know some in the middle of the US still like her, but she doesn't play well at all to east coast conservatives.

Christie may be a good choice, but I think his lifestyle choices are going to count against him. (Although I do find it funny that people seem okay with their politicians commiting the occasional sexual or financial indiscretion, but if they are just gluttonous....watch out!)

Like so many presidential candidates in the past, I'm guessing he'll pick a relative unknown, or at least someone without definable baggage. I don't think any VP candidate has actually helped a president carry a state, so the main issue seems to be finding someone who can hold up through the campaign without making a fool of him/herself, and ideally, offsetting the candidate's weaknesses.

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Fri, 04-20-2012 - 3:38pm
Marco Rubio of FL would be a great pick for his running mate....

 

 

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Fri, 04-20-2012 - 4:34pm

He's supposedly on the short list, but presidential candidates rarely pick the person others think they should pick.

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Fri, 04-20-2012 - 5:05pm

Conservatives are not so happy with Romney as the choice, so he may need to pick someone that is an actual conservative to help solidify that weakness. Palin doesn't seem to be a good fit for this ticket, and I would prefer to have her at the top of the ticket with Romney, she is just so solid compared to his fluid past. She's also still standing, and proven she can take the infantile heat from the left and remain a solid conservative voice.

But I think he needs a conservative, especially someone that is an up and comer that will be ready to take over in 8 years.

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Sat, 04-21-2012 - 10:50am

I agree that he needs a solid conservative as his running mate, but Palin gets zero respect among Republicans in many

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Sat, 04-21-2012 - 2:44pm
Both Romney and Obama know that it is the moderates who will swing this election. The liberals will vote for Obama, and when push comes to shove, the right will vote for anyone but Obama., if Romney chooses a social conservative to appease the right, he's toast.
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Sat, 04-21-2012 - 6:23pm

I think that's right, about the moderates. t doesn't seem right that the election is decided by these people. I mean, IMO, if you voted for Obama and now you are going to vote for Romney, you just don't have a solid stance on what you want in a President.

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Sat, 04-21-2012 - 6:30pm
ashmama wrote:

I agree that he needs a solid conservative as his running mate, but Palin gets zero respect among Republicans in many

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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Sun, 04-22-2012 - 7:11am
I don't like Palin and I consider myself a conservative.. She's a player and her resignation as Governor spoke volumes, I think she lost the respect of many conservative lawmakers too. Her chances of running for any political office again are about as good as John McCain running for president again.... ;-)

 

 

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Sun, 04-22-2012 - 8:56am

As much as I would like Romney to pick a strong

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