Romney Running Mate

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Who is your favorite running mate for Mitt Romney

Poll closed May 11, 2012.
  1. Congressman Paul Ryan

    15.4%
  2. Sec of State Condi Rice

    7.7%
  3. Gov Chris Christie

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Sen Marco Rubio

    23.1%
  5. Gov Bob McDonnell

    7.7%
  6. Sen Rick Santorum

    15.4%
  7. Speaker Newt Gingrich

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Sen Ron Paul

    7.7%
  9. Sen Rand Paul

    7.7%
  10. Someone else - please write your choice below

    15.4%
  1. LadyEagle

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    Here is a list of possible running mates for VP. The POLL will only let me list 10 - So 9 are listed on the poll and the list I came up with is here:

    Sen Kelly Ayotte
    Gov John Sununu
    Cong. Paul Ryan
    Sen Marco Rubio
    Sen Rob Portman
    Sen Rick Santorum
    Speaker Newt Gingrich
    Sen Rand Paul
    Sen Ron Paul
    Gov Chris Christie
    Sec of State Condi Rice
    Gov Mitch Daniels
    Gov Bob McDonnell
    Gov Rick Perry
    Gov Bobby Jindal
    Gov Nikki Haley
    Donald Trump
    Gov Sarah Palin
    Cong Michele Bachmann
    Gov Tim Pawlenty
    Herman Cain
    Sen John Thune
    Cong Allen West
    Sen Jim DeMint
     
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    I really like Cong Allen West, but doubt he is on the short list.
     
  3. Havensdad

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    I would say Ron Paul, but he would never run with Romney. Too different.

    Rand Paul, though is a little more in line with Romney, and would be a good compromise between the Paleo Conservative and Neo Con branches of the Republican party.
     
  4. LadyEagle

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    I agree. Rand Paul would make a good running mate.
     
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    I voted for Condi------would even love to see her run for President one day!! The lady is a political genius!!!:type::type::type:

    If I had to have my second pick---it would be that dude from New Jersey----Chris Kringal-----I mean, Cristy!!!
     
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    Pick a governor like Gov. Mitch Daniels, Gov. Bob McDonnell, Gov. Bobby Jindal, or Gov. Tim Pawlenty.
     
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    Doesn't make any difference to since I plan to vote neither GOP nor Democrat.
     
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    This is where I am. The only exception I would make to that, is if the GOP made some serious concession, like softening their aggressive stance on overseas military action, getting Rand Paul as a running mate, etc.
     
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    The Rubio Choice is tempting....but we worked hard in Florida to get him there, you people can't take him away....he belongs to us :mad: HMMMPPHH. :mad: That aside, he needs to stay in the Senate IMO...That is, if the GOP wants to gain control of the Senate, a very real possibility; A Representative, they can spare, so I went with Ryan. Much as I love Christie, From an electability standpoint, I am not thinking that a Governor from Massachusetts needs to run with a Governor from New Jersey.....Two Yankees-one ticket-hmmm...probably not helpful. One way or the other..as long as it is not Palin :tongue3:
     
  10. Salty

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    But that wasn't the question!

    Do you know her stand on abortion?

    and on other issues


    Now my answer - I haven't really given it much thought. From now till Aug is a political lifetime.
    But HoS does have a valid point. Often it is a political decision. For example - if you pick a Senator from a State or Commonwealth with a liberal Governor - you may get a liberal Senator in exchange (which at the moment would be a poor ideal)
    The US is still in the mode that a Veep must balance the ticket - in geography, L-C, age, ect - (in spite of Clinton-Gore)
    In addition, the candidate must insure the potential Veep has no skeletons - remember Thomas Francis Eagleton , after a condition was disclosed, he was dismissed from the ticket. The link also give insights into decisions made by other potential candidates.

    Of course now days, the media will investigate you to the nth degree....
     
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    Someone from Goldman Sachs would be a nice change. :rolleyes:
     
  12. InTheLight

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    I believe the key to victory for either candidate is carrying Florida. Since you are a citizen, how likely is it that if Rubio is on the ticket the Republicans carry your state?
     
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    Rubio is very popular...and it could only help Romney in Florida...but I also think that If Romney plays his cards right...he can win in Florida either way....If he uses his VP pick to help ensure he carries a state...(what better reason is there) He may want to focus on Ohio or Pennsylvania or Michigan, all key battleground states as well...I think he has Florida in the bag. This last election was the only election in 20 years or so where the Republican DID NOT win in Fla. I do not think any Democrat Pres. candidate has won in Fla. since Carter (first time around) other than Obama, and I do not like Obama's chances in Florida this time around.
     
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    Clinton carried Fla in one of his runs. Not sure which. If I was interested in Romney winning, I would agree with you about the midwestern states. The only other section I can think of to grab is maybe the west coast, one of those states. If one looks at it in a way that is not geographical, it might be wise to pick a VP that shores up support among conservatives and Christian evangelicals.
     
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    Indeed...1996. I can't figure which left-coast state a Repub can win though....Kalifornia will never happen again, Any chances in Oregon or Wash? I like your thinking about shoring up conservative/evangelical votes...If he tries to do that, who would you think would work?
     
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    Washington a better chance than Oregon, and only because of liberal vs more liberal. If I were a Romney supporter, I would think Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee would be an excellent choice in that regards.
     
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    A southern Christian senator or governor would be a good combination.
     
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    After rethinking it I believe Huckabee would be the best choice for VP.
     
  19. LadyEagle

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    Bob Corker is a RINO. He voted in favor of the START treaty, for one. He voted for Michelle Obama's school lunch program, for another (you know, the lunch program that spends millions of dollars for MO's approved food list that the kids won't eat and throw in the trash every day, holding off until they can get fast food after school).

    Unfortunately, I believed he was a conservative and helped to send him to Washington. :tear:
     
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    I agree. Didn't think about him, but he would be an excellent choice to pull in the south!
     

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