Comments on: Picking the right one to run with Romney Fri, 12 Oct 2012 21:02:59 +0000 hourly 1 By: clarity123 Mon, 13 Aug 2012 14:21:52 +0000 Jack – Great article. But it’s actually simpler than that: Romney needs three things, which if he does not win, he will not win the election, namely, Romney needs: Florida, Florida and Florida. If Romney wins Florida, he has a chance. If he loses Florida, he has almost zero chance. This lesson was clearly taught in Bush v. Gore and in the Florida recount, otherwise known as the “saga of the hanging chads”. Bush won Florida by 537 chads and he won the 2000 election. This time Florida has even more electoral votes than its 25 e-votes during the Bush/Gore era. Since the foundation of our beloved country, there has been 270 e-votes needed to win the presidency, and Florida now has 29. The Associated Press predicts Obama has 242 already from heavily Democratic states. If Obama wins Florida, he gets the brass ring. 242 + 29 = 271. If Romney wins Florida, he makes Obama sweat. Most Floridians don’t feel comfortable about Obama, as shown because they keep asking and repeating the same questions about him. (i.e., What about the one-half of his family that is Muslim (i.e., his father’s side of the family is Muslim), are they extremist? What kind of extremist? Does he sympathize with them, even though he is Christian? Etc.). Sadly, Romney picked the one running mate -Ryan- who could get senior citizens even more worried, because of his past proposals on messing around with seniors’ medicine cabinets (Medicare) and bank accounts (Soc Security). And so Romney’s set himself up to either lose Florida by losing the senior vote, or set himself up to make it much tougher on himself to win their vote. Romney should fire his election advisors.

By: Doc62 Wed, 01 Aug 2012 15:16:16 +0000 Helen Keller would have made a great Mitty VP.
She was honest, caring of people(especially the disabled) and would not be able to put her foot in her mouth.
All things Mitty isn’t capable of.

By: rgolds Wed, 01 Aug 2012 12:29:34 +0000 There are a lot of good choices. Michael Bloomberg, Ron Paul, and Condi Rice are not in the group of “good choices”.

If you can’t see the brutality of the free MSM campaign against these three you need to wake up. Condi Rice would at least be qualified but she has no political experience at all. And the person selected must have strong campaign skills.

Michael Bloomberg and Ron Paul suggestions must be posts by strong Obama supporters. They guarantee an Obama victory as neither is a serious choice because of their political views. There are very few places people could be tricked into voting for these guys. Maybe New York or a college campus.

By: Vinocat Mon, 30 Jul 2012 15:17:42 +0000 Jack and Suzy, I like the list of criteria, but your reasoning for some of these candidates is in some cases based on personal traits that don’t apply to the job of VP, certainly not after the election… Ex: Rubio’s oratorical prowess. When has the VP ever been the primary message delivery person for the executive branch? For public speaking and on the international stage, the secretary of state is the role that requires this skill. If anything, the VP’s real job in office is to cover for the president with the congress and state government infrastructure. S/he is essentially the domestic secretary of state, with the constituency being the US government machine, not the public.

Indeed, Romney’s biggest problem is that he may very well be a better candidate for VP than chief executive. In times like these especially, America needs to feel comforted and encouraged by the president (this is what will make workers and consumers, who are still the largest driver of the economy, create economic growth). This is by far Romney’s weakest suit, whereas he would probably do quite well at decreasing the dysfunction of the government itself — something he did well in Massachusetts.

By: ConfederateArmy Sat, 28 Jul 2012 17:31:44 +0000 Although they are complete opposites, If Romney were to select Ron Paul as his running mate it would energize the base and help to unify the party. There has been so much infighting within the party that this could be the key to Romney skyrocketing in the polls and uniting the party. There would also be much more life and activism as Paul supporters are typically young, energetic, die hard and will work extremely hard at getting things done.

Romney/Paul 2012

By: skeeteril Fri, 27 Jul 2012 12:04:45 +0000 I think that the people would LOVE an unexpected new pick for presodent and vice president at the convention.

Call it…… unconventional!

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By: Jim1648 Thu, 26 Jul 2012 02:26:44 +0000 Does this mean that Sarah is out?

By: Moby Thu, 26 Jul 2012 02:01:26 +0000 Condi Rice has stated emphatically that she does not want the job. I’d be very surprised if she were to accept. Huntsman is very capable, but… he is also a Mormon – how would that go over with the voters? Huntsman was my first choice during the primary season.

Tim Pawlenty?
Mike Bloomberg?
Newt Gingrich?
Bobby Jindal?
Eric Cantor?
Rick Santorum?
Rudy Giuliani?

Wonder how they would fare?

By: Overcast451 Wed, 25 Jul 2012 23:07:39 +0000 Partisans – on both sides – sound more and more like cultists, every day.