What's new
US Message Board 🦅 Political Discussion Forum

Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

When Romney is nominated..

elvis

Rookie
Joined
Sep 15, 2008
Messages
25,881
Reaction score
4,467
Points
0
Who will he pick as his running mate?

My guess is a hard line conservative from the South.
 

MarcATL

Diamond Member
Joined
Aug 12, 2009
Messages
31,548
Reaction score
11,503
Points
1,400
Who will he pick as his running mate?

My guess is a hard line conservative from the South.

Or Christie.

No way in HECK do I see a dumb fat Southern palooka like Hayluh Bawbuh getting da nom'nation.
 

Google

Gold Member
Joined
Apr 26, 2011
Messages
2,979
Reaction score
500
Points
130
This is brilliant. Way to demonstrate the cluelessness of the left.
 
Joined
Oct 10, 2011
Messages
1,683
Reaction score
121
Points
0
Location
Naples
On the eve of the election, and when Romney wins,hopefully with Cain by his side, every bar in every red state will be celebrating! I will be on our main strip here in Naples {Fifth Avenue} so I can witness the cheering and drinking when it's announced that Romney has won by a Record Landslide !!!!! and the following day the DOW will hit 14,000.
 

Google

Gold Member
Joined
Apr 26, 2011
Messages
2,979
Reaction score
500
Points
130
Who will he pick as his running mate?

My guess is a hard line conservative from the South.

Or Christie.

No way in HECK do I see a dumb fat Southern palooka like Hayluh Bawbuh getting da nom'nation.

Were you at Woodruff Park when the Flea Party shouted down John Lewis? :lol::lol::lol:

What a bunch of pathetic simpletons. Did you see the look on his face!?! :lol::lol::lol:

Not even Reed is supporting this Tea Party of the left :lol:
 

Ropey

String tension is not infinite.
Gold Supporting Member
Joined
Dec 5, 2010
Messages
80,594
Reaction score
14,571
Points
2,220
Newt's a hoot...

Newt is one who can unify the campaign as a purposeful opposition to Obama. I like his media control myself. This is a man who has no problem clarifying what the President wants done and he can slap the media like no other and do it both in and out of the upcoming debates. I wouldn't mind seeing him on a ticket as then he's right up where he needs to be attacking the Libs and defending his President .

I've watched Newt in many debates. Even if it is just to be in the debates and toss him off after, get him in there. Cain is a grand debater as well. Let's see how well Obama does with these two boys. :razz:
 

Liberty

Silver Member
Joined
Jul 8, 2009
Messages
4,058
Reaction score
549
Points
98
Location
colorado
When Paul is nominated...


Fix'd
 
OP
elvis

elvis

Rookie
Joined
Sep 15, 2008
Messages
25,881
Reaction score
4,467
Points
0
When Paul is nominated...

the Cubs will win the World Series, Pete Rose will return to managing the Reds, and Kate Winslet will share me with my wife.
 

L.K.Eder

unbannable non-troll
Joined
May 29, 2009
Messages
28,860
Reaction score
7,391
Points
280
Location
theartching thapphireth
Joined
Oct 10, 2011
Messages
1,683
Reaction score
121
Points
0
Location
Naples
Newt's a hoot...

Newt is one who can unify the campaign as a purposeful opposition to Obama. I like his media control myself. This is a man who has no problem clarifying what the President wants done and he can slap the media like no other and do it both in and out of the upcoming debates. I wouldn't mind seeing him on a ticket as then he's right up where he needs to be attacking the Libs and defending his President .

I've watched Newt in many debates. Even if it is just to be in the debates and toss him off after, get him in there. Cain is a grand debater as well. Let's see how well Obama does with these two boys. :razz:

If not VP, the President needs him in the cabinet, maybe even Secretary Of State, but Barack and Meechelle can stick around, maybe they can be the new White House Janitors.
 

Rocko

Platinum Member
Joined
Aug 30, 2011
Messages
19,515
Reaction score
6,256
Points
350
Location
NY
Herman Cain.
 

The T

George S. Patton Party
Joined
May 24, 2009
Messages
48,082
Reaction score
5,533
Points
1,773
Location
What USED TO BE A REPUBLIC RUN BY TYRANTS
So the Party elites and the Media have spoken...right? Fait a complis is it?

I think the people will beg to differ.
 

JoeB131

Diamond Member
Joined
Jul 11, 2011
Messages
137,209
Reaction score
17,203
Points
2,220
Location
Chicago, Chicago, that Toddling Town
Who will he pick as his running mate?

My guess is a hard line conservative from the South.

If he does, it's probably much an admission of failure. It means he hasn't sewn up his base (Republicans) and therefore can't appeal to the middle.

Look back to McCain. After he got the nomination, McCain suddenly discovered that all those moderates and liberals who were just pining for a moderate like him weren't showing up. They were all excited about the Hopey-Changy thing.

Worse for McCain, Key Conservatives and evangelicals weren't feeling the love, either.

So McCain had to go back and shore up the people he should have already had in the bag. He picked Palin, who seemed like a real good pick until people figured out she was kind of stupid.

A confident VP pick is one where the President is picking someone with solid credentials which compliments him in his weak areas. For instance, Dick Cheney was a great pick. Not because he was going to bring in the all important state of Wyoming, but because he was seen as an expert in foreign policy and military matters. Another great example was George H. W. Bush for Reagan, who was seen as having foreign policy and business credentials Reagan lacked. Al Gore was a great pick, because even though he was from the same region as Clinton, he had a long record as a Senator working on legislation and knew his way around Washington.

If Romney has to pick someone because the establishment foisted him down the throats of the 75% who'd rather have someone else, and he needs to prop up that base, he's already lost.
 

Dragon

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 16, 2011
Messages
5,481
Reaction score
578
Points
48
Historically, VP picks make very little difference in presidential elections anyway. They can be decisive only when the race is very close; for example, LBJ probably helped Kennedy win Texas and thus the presidency; the following election, though, nobody's running mate mattered.
 

JoeB131

Diamond Member
Joined
Jul 11, 2011
Messages
137,209
Reaction score
17,203
Points
2,220
Location
Chicago, Chicago, that Toddling Town
Historically, VP picks make very little difference in presidential elections anyway. They can be decisive only when the race is very close; for example, LBJ probably helped Kennedy win Texas and thus the presidency; the following election, though, nobody's running mate mattered.

I agree. Unfortunately, this whole process has a narrative. Remember last time, when there was all the speculation about whether Obama would pick Hillary, or whether McCain would pick Romney or Huckabee? Or who they might pick, instead?

It's the problem is that the nomination fights were over in March and June, and they had five months of nothing else to really talk about before the people who actually decide this thing started paying attention after Labor Day.
 

USMB Server Goals

Total amount
$70.00
Goal
$350.00

Most reactions - Past 7 days

Forum List

Top