VP choices could determine winner in tight 2012 election

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  • Wildcat O-town, UT
    Nov. 23, 2011 1:05 p.m.

    Bet the farm that it is Marco Rubio that the Republicans tab for VP. They will want to take Florida, and this could help court some of the minorty vote away from Obama. I really think it is almost a done deal. Tim Pawlenty maybe has an outside chance, other than that...I'm not seeing much. I don't think Chris Christy will want to be the VP candidate.

    I only hope they pick another thrilla from Wasilla like Palin, but I think they are smarter this time around.

    The real question is who is going to be the nominee? The GOP keeps trying to rally anybody, and I mean anybody, to beat Willard Mitt Romney. I don't think southern states will vote for him, and they may split Gingrich/Perry/Cain there so that one candidate doesn't have enough delegates to win. It might have to be put up for a vote in convention. Just imagine the secret combinations that would go on in that backroom.

    Mittons does have the best chance to beat Obama, but I don't think his nomination is a done deal. Wall Street owns all the GOP's candidates anyway, so no big deal.

  • Pragmatic Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 23, 2011 12:27 p.m.

    Hillary is too smart, and I imagine has too much pride to run as a VP to Obama. Obama should recuse himself and Hillary should run for President. She'd be a good one. Actually a Mitt and Hillary ticket would be a great one!

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Nov. 23, 2011 11:57 a.m.

    That draw from the hat VP selection made in 2008 was not a good choice for the Presidential candidate to make when he had enough of his own problems with the campaign. He had to keep making corrections on the course and heading and kept him from discussing the real issues. Hopefully, people will consider through the various methods, primaries, conventions, etc. to make the hard decision, "Who will be the best candidate to win the race?" That person selects a VP running-mate to assist in being elected. I don't think the current VP is actually much better than the one if Senator McCain had won. VPs are put on a short chain, usually, as the President makes policy, not the VP. The real issue about the VP is that they may become President and if they are not a real running-mate, then we are in REAL trouble. The best candidate for President hopefully will select the best people. In all the thousands that he will appoint or hire for the most important executive branch positions to serve our Country will have the highest Integrity, Honor and Dedication to preserve our Nation for years to come.

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    Nov. 23, 2011 11:23 a.m.

    @Ms Molli:

    Speaking of entertainment:

    Your boy in the white house has provided more entertainment than we can stand. So get ready to turn out the lights - his party is about over.

  • David Centerville, UT
    Nov. 23, 2011 10:30 a.m.

    I will not be voting for Obama regardless of who his VP selection is. Whoever the Republican nominee is will have my vote. But I recognize that Hillary Clinton would certainly make Obama a stronger choice. Biden does nothing for Obama.

    I know that Hillary has been demonized by Republicans. But among independents and Democrats she is widely respected.

    Republicans had better hope she is not selected as VP.

    Would she serve as VP? To Obama? I am sure she recognizes that he is a joke of a president. Her main motivation to serve as VP may be that it would give her another shot at the presidency in 2016. She would be 69 years old in 2016. Probably not too old.

    Of course, would America accept Bill in the Oval Office again? Even as the First Man?

  • DeltaFoxtrot West Valley, UT
    Nov. 23, 2011 9:44 a.m.

    As long as Mitt doesn't pick a hard right nutcase (see Palin) he should have a fighting chance against Obama.

    Hard core GOP supporters are going to vote for the GOP candidate no matter who it is or who they are running with... so forget about those people, you've already got them in the bag. To win the GOP must take moderate votes away from Obama... and pandering to the far right won't get them.

  • Ms Molli Bountiful, Utah
    Nov. 23, 2011 9:34 a.m.

    I can hardly wait to see what kind of pick the republicans select this election. I hope it will be as entertaining as their last pick!