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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Registered: 01-21-2011
Mon, 04-23-2012 - 11:35pm

And it's looking good for Rubio according to the latest in the Wall Street Journal. It guess it's a "we shall see" still :)

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Sun, 04-22-2012 - 8:13pm

For the most part, VP is a do nothing job. It's biggest value is as a springboard to the presidency. Look at Biden, other than say a few stupid things, he's done nothing. But he's not hurting the ticket at all, because no one cares about him. And no VP, no matter how good, could ever make up for Obama's record.

I think it's kind of funny when people make an issue of Palin's experience, and then went out and voted for Obama in the last election, someone with less experience! And we now know that Obama did not have what it takes to be president, and he has not learned much in his time in office. It is not possible for the republican's to put

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Sun, 04-22-2012 - 7:34pm

This is the point I was trying to make. Picking a VP is all about picking someone who won't hurt you. Historically, VPs don't help a candidate carry a state (yes, there are a few exceptions), but they sure can hurt an otherwise solid candidate.

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Sun, 04-22-2012 - 7:31pm

There are zillions of solid conservatives out there, but they're not all qualified to be VP (or president, if it comes to that.) Palin is a bad choice not because she isn't conservative enough, but because she doesn't have the credibility. I'm not saying there's no hope for her, but she does need to sit this one out, and keep learning. Still, I'm not entirely sure she's smart enough for the job. Maybe time will prove me wrong, but this isn't her time.

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Sun, 04-22-2012 - 4:08pm
I don't know Portman and I know little about the guy I'd like to see his running mate, Rubio.. But I do NOT think his running mate should be at all like him, He needs to be someone that will soften Romney up, someone who will attract the evangelical vote and perhaps young people too...... I do like Biden, Believe it or not, Lol!

 


 


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Sun, 04-22-2012 - 1:11pm

Portman:

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Sun, 04-22-2012 - 10:06am
I don't think the VP pick matters as much to me now as it did in 2008. I am a centrist with leftish leanings. There were days I thought I could have voted for McCain. I was suspicious that Obama simply didnt have the experience to do the #1 job. McCain was an old candidate who had survived cancer. Knowing how the #1 job has historically aged those who hold the office, I thought that there was a significant chance that if McCain won, he could end up dying or becoming incapacitated in office. Sarah Palin clinched if for me. After he picked her, there was no way that I could have voted for the Republican ticket. Now, anything can happen at any time to an individual, but Romney and Obama are both young & healthy enough that I fear an assassin more than the inevitable effects of time on either one of them. But if Romney picks anyone equipped with his/her own Theocracy Starter Kit, I'll sign on for another four with Obama.
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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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Registered: 10-23-2001
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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Registered: 03-02-2009
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

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