Here's what I think happens in a Deseret News Staff Meeting. It is similar
to a Tony Robbins seminar. There are only a dozen articles in the
paper this morning about Mitt Romney's greatness. We need to get more! It
doesn't matter if it is newsworthy, just keep finding more on Mitt! We
must have more Mitt Romney in our paper! Now get out there and find and
speculate more about Mitt! Mitt! Mitt! Mitt! Everyone at that
point stands on their chairs and cheers.
Where did this story come from? Where is the factual info supporting this theory
that Portman is the man? Yesterday a survey showed Condelessa Rice as the most
highly supported Vice-Presidential Running mate. Another Poll showed Marco
Rubio. Both would broaden the appeal of the Republican Party and draw in groups
that could help sway additional states voters affecting the Electoral College
vote! Portman showed in these polls at 1 percent. So I guess any poll showing
him in the lead was done in his district.
The best and most qualified person to be Vice President is Condolezza Rice. And
I think Mitt Romney can convince her to accept...
I like both Rubio and Christie and I would probably like Rubio the most. But,
Romney needs Ohio.
My preference is for Huckabee, Petraeus, or Portman (in no particular order).
These are experienced leaders who could be president and will be a net positive
for the campaign.
Romney should take Hillary Clinton to help bring in the consumers.
@don17Surveys of the public favor Condi Rice (she won't get it,
she's pro-choice). Rob Portman is the popular choice among political
insiders. After all, insiders liked Romney to win the nomination (they also
liked Pawlenty and Huntsman, but of course insiders aren't the voters in
primaries). The thing is, the VP selection is done solely by insiders. It's
not voted on by the people. After the Sarah Palin debacle they really want to
pick someone who won't outshine Romney. Portman is a popular pick because
he's low-key, a safe selection, and from a swing state. The downside to him
is that he was Bush's budget director for a time. Oh, and polls showed that
Rubio would only help Romney by 1 point in Florida (same goes for Christie in
New Jersey and McDonnell in Virginia). #1 rule about VPs... first do no harm.
Few people are convinced to vote for a candidate because of the VP pick, but
people can be convinced to vote against a candidate because of the VP pick (like
with Palin). It may not be Portman... but check his stock on intrade.
Oh pulease...the order of qualifications is really 1) number crunching and 2)
card-carrying member of the NRA? How is this supposed to help us reform the mess
we have in Washington and sort out our foreign policy? I could really care less
about whether or not someone hunts.
Natalie Portman would be a great VP!And she has intergalactic
political experience!Oh, wait...
Romney wants brains and not glitz, neither of which Obama got with Biden.
Boo - not Portman. You can't have two boring people running for the
nomination. Polls show he'll do nothing to bring along Ohio, yet Rubio
will bring along some of the Latino vote. Christie will fire up the base.
I'm not sure either Rubio or Christie should be the VP, but I know Portman
shouldn't be. Two old boring white guys - not going to win in November.
I would have voted for Condi Rice for president if she had wanted to run. I
think the first qualification for veep is: Is the person willing? That aside,
from those I think might not be totally opposed to the idea, I think former
Arizona Governor Jane Dee Hull would be a good choice.
Romney needs a Southerner.
Do you think the handlers would let Romney add a past Mormon (Marco Rubio) for
vice presidential candidate? A childhood baptism then he returned to the
Catholic church as a teen. Evangelicals could be suspicious of him.Or that they would want someone who would face questions on a scandal about
the use of state GOP funds when he was the speaker of the Florida House? That
was when he spent more than $100,000 on the GOP credit card in about 2 years
time but used $16,000 of that for personal expenses. He paid it off, but
isn't that playing tricky with the party funds? He said he sometimes just
used the wrong card from his wallet. Responsible?Or how about his
ties to a fellow congressman, David Rivera, who is facing a federal probe into
tax evasion. They shared a town house which went into foreclosure proceedings
in 2010. They only made partial payments on that mortgage for 5 mo. in 2010.
Rubio recently did a fundraiser for Rivera.Or how about when he had
two political committees he formed where some payments went to relatives?The handlers or even Romney would stay clear of Rubio.
Romney will choose down.. He does not want to be overshadowed. Romney is in no
way qualified to lead the nation and that is the sad fact. In addition, I agree
with the first few commentors on the Romnay facination by the dnews--- yes we
all know hw is mormon, now give us some substance on way the dnews feels that
these stories are worthy other then he is mormon.
Condi would be awesome.
mightymite,What do you think qualified has to do with anything?
Namee me one qualification our current president had before running. He even
said himself just 18 months before that he had no experience. And he still