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#52 Apr 08 2012 at 11:11 AM Rating: Decent
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The only people who'll be interested in a Tea Party acolyte as VP are the already converted.


My impression of his current staff, and he's not McCain, he'll delegate this decision pretty much entirely, is that they'll only do this if they're in real real trouble when the decision has to be made. Which is unlikely, I'd think. You have to feel that Romney's current numbers with women are near a bottom, and that's the reason he'd lose the election if it were held today. He has to tack back to the center a lot on social issues to have any chance, which he'll probably do successfully.

At that point, he probably has different weaknesses. You can rule out some people now, of course, can't be another Mormon. Probably can't be someone else from the Northeast, probably can't be a woman because of the comparisons to Palin. You'd want to shore up the brown vote if you could, Marco Rubio sounds good, but it's crazy early to speculate. No idea if he'd even be interested.
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I guess some of the buzz is moving over to Rob Portman now. I won't pretend to be any Portman expert -- he has a resume that makes one say "Who? Oh... huh... I guess he sounds good".

Which is probably what Romney needs from a VP pick.

Huh. I was going to link to Portman's bio and this article was the top hit. Makes a case for it, anyway.
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#54 Apr 08 2012 at 1:58 PM Rating: Excellent
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I guess some of the buzz is moving over to Rob Portman now. I won't pretend to be any Portman expert -- he has a resume that makes one say "Who? Oh... huh... I guess he sounds good".

Which is probably what Romney needs from a VP pick.

Huh. I was going to link to Portman's bio and this article was the top hit. Makes a case for it, anyway.

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#55 Apr 08 2012 at 2:05 PM Rating: Excellent
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Aside from Gbaji, what's the half-life of a conservative (US flavor) poster around here? Two months?


Longer than all of you.
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#56 Apr 08 2012 at 2:20 PM Rating: Excellent
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Jophiel wrote:
I guess some of the buzz is moving over to Rob Portman now. I won't pretend to be any Portman expert -- he has a resume that makes one say "Who? Oh... huh... I guess he sounds good".

Which is probably what Romney needs from a VP pick.

Huh. I was going to link to Portman's bio and this article was the top hit. Makes a case for it, anyway.



The picture caption was great. "While Tim Pawlenty provided a back rub" just about sums up his role. Smiley: laugh

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#57 Apr 09 2012 at 7:06 AM Rating: Good
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NPR Political editor Ken Rudin is running a contest for picking Mitt's running mate. He claims there will be prizes.

Who Will Be Romney's Running Mate?
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#58 Apr 09 2012 at 8:00 AM Rating: Good
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Sorry, I got side-tracked over the weekend.

What's the thread about now?
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#59 Apr 09 2012 at 8:13 AM Rating: Excellent
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Longer than all of you.

I meant one who bothers to post about politics more deeply than blanket ******** about the air and space programs.
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#60 Apr 09 2012 at 8:27 AM Rating: Decent
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Dread Lörd Kaolian wrote:
Longer than all of you.

I meant one who bothers to post about politics more deeply than blanket ******** about the air and space programs.


I've been around for a while, but only recently started posting in the Asylum. I don't think I'm going anywhere any time soon.

I also won't argue with everything anybody says, so I think that may help keep me from getting scared off.
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#61 Apr 09 2012 at 8:30 AM Rating: Good
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I'd imagine that if gbaji went away, you'd see more conservative posters expressing their views.
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Bigdaddyjug wrote:
Sorry, I got side-tracked over the weekend.

What's the thread about now?

Don't be fooled by the fluff. This thread is still about Mitt's mate. Smiley: mad
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#63 Apr 09 2012 at 9:03 AM Rating: Good
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I'd imagine that if gbaji went away, you'd see more conservative posters expressing their views.


This is the poisoned well syndrome. Gbaji has been so fervent about posting his conservative views, that he has poisoned the well for everybody else. Even if someone agreed with him completely, they would be afraid to post because he has everybody else riled up against conservatives with his overbearing way of posting. For being a conservative, he sure isn't conservative with his words.

Oh, and back on the topic of the thread, I have never heard of that guy the article Joph linked is about.
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#64 Apr 09 2012 at 9:04 AM Rating: Good
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Bigdaddyjug wrote:
because he (gbaji) has everybody else riled up against conservatives with his overbearing way of posting.
You give him too much credit.
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#65 Apr 09 2012 at 9:08 AM Rating: Good
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Bigdaddyjug wrote:
because he (gbaji) has everybody else riled up against conservatives with his overbearing way of posting.
You give him too much credit.


Maybe you give everybody else too little credit for being able to have a reasonable conversation with people who think differently than them. Or maybe I'm delusional.. Who knows?
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#66 Apr 09 2012 at 12:20 PM Rating: Good
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Bigdaddyjug wrote:
lolgaxe wrote:
Bigdaddyjug wrote:
because he (gbaji) has everybody else riled up against conservatives with his overbearing way of posting.
You give him too much credit.


Maybe you give everybody else too little credit for being able to have a reasonable conversation with people who think differently than them. Or maybe I'm delusional.. Who knows?

Well, like you said before - you're new here.
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Marco Rubio sounds good, but it's crazy early to speculate. No idea if he'd even be interested.

He says he's not but, again, it's early April. I think the interest levels of a few potential VPs won't be real until we're closer to the convention and they see what sort of shape Romney is in. The up-n-comers won't want to hitch their wagon to a falling star and be embarrassed come November.
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#68 Apr 09 2012 at 2:51 PM Rating: Default
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For example, I thought that the key platform of the Tea Party *was* fiscal conservative.
It was, I think. It got hijacked by all the racists, *** bashers, and pretty much other of the rest of the republican party that doesn't want to compromise on anything ever.


So you've been to a lot of Tea Party rallies then? Or this is just your perception based on what some liberal media source told you?
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#69 Apr 09 2012 at 2:56 PM Rating: Good
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I also do see Romney picking a woman as his running mate simply because of the circus that has surrounded Sarah Palin for the last 4 years. As you said, it seems the left and the leftist media have a special place in their hearts for launching attacks against female conservatives.


You know, I see conservatives complain about this a lot. Both sides are just as guilty. Conservatives and Fox News viciously attacked Hillary too, y'know. I think this particular issue has more to do with a lot of men in power not wanting to share that power with women, than left vs. right.

For what it's worth, the main thing that bothered me about Sarah Palin was that she's a moron. Although I will admit, the amount of times I read or saw someone talk about how they wanted to sleep with her was pretty disturbing too, but that wasn't her fault. I mean seriously, when Joe Biden makes you look stupid, that's pretty sad.

Given what sort of things Mitt has been saying for the last year or so, I would not consider him to be a moderate conservative. He used to be, for sure. But as someone else mentioned, he tries way too hard to pander to the extreme conservatives of the party, which is something McCain was guilty of as well. Frankly I wouldn't consider any of the Republican candidates to be moderates. If you support personhood bills, that essentially make birth control illegal, if you think Pres. Obama is a socialist, if you openly declare your disdain for *** people, etc., you are not a moderate you are a right wing nut job.
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Mitt Romney said he's severely conservative. So he's either severely conservative or he's a liar Smiley: smile
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#71 Apr 09 2012 at 3:02 PM Rating: Good
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That's what the liberal media wants you to think.
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It might have been the lamestream media filter. I'll have to check my Palin Twitter feed for the true story.
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We're all over Elizabeth Warren. She's my pretend grandmother now. Smiley: nod
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#74 Apr 09 2012 at 6:29 PM Rating: Decent
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We're all over Elizabeth Warren. She's my pretend grandmother now.


She's going to lose, badly. As impossible as it seemed to find the one candidate who could possibly lose to Brown in this election, we did. Her staff is a fucking nightmare mess of true believers and policy people.
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Liberals only like smart women.


And smart women are all liberal, right?
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