Mitt Romney Running Mate Speculation Thread

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can we not use the adjective "squishy" to describe Christie on anything

an independent online phenomenon (DJP), Monday, 16 April 2012 21:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Christie squishy on gays, film at 11

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 16 April 2012 21:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

how about gelatinous

Jilly Boel and the Eltones (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 16 April 2012 21:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

how bout Wellesian?

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 16 April 2012 21:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

jeezus, and it's only 4 months til the pick is made

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Monday, 16 April 2012 21:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hmm, maybe he'll pick the person in charge of helping him pick the right person?

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 16 April 2012 21:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sorry, I don't know which current politics thread is the right one, but does anyone else get the impression that all or most of Mitt's battles have been fought for him? I'm never been impressed by the guy on the stump or stage - too much frenzied stammering, unconvincing line readings, poor turns of phrases and avoidable gaffes - but I wonder if all will simply get worse now that the spotlight is his and his alone, let alone once compared with Obama, who thrives on all those rhetorical fronts.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 16 April 2012 21:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ohio senator Portman maybe not

http://www.ontheissues.org/oh/rob_portman.htm

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/04/10/the-portman-bubble.html

National Journal’s Major Garrett flatly declared that Portman will get the nod, in part because he and Romney have a “genuine rapport.” Garrett acknowledged the downside:

“Portman’s a bore, and their ticket would be boredom squared, or squares squared; he offers nothing to women voters or Latino voters; he carries the taint of Bush-Cheney policies; and he’s not conservative enough for the Tea Party. To one degree or another, these are all valid complaints. But Romney has the same perceived ‘flaws’ and he’s going to win the nomination.”

The Portman boomlet picked up momentum when Politico ran this headline: “Rob Portman tops veepstakes.” The evidence for this? “The name on the lips of most GOP strategists is Ohio senator and former George W. Bush administration official Rob Portman.”

Newsweek’s own Paul Begala was nothing if not definitive:

“You heard it here first: Mitt Romney is going to select Rob Portman, the junior senator from Ohio, to be his running mate…I’m betting that Romney’s choice will reflect who he is: a bloodless technocrat who wants to double down on trickle down.”

curmudgeon, Monday, 16 April 2012 21:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Newsweek's Paul Begala."

clemenza, Monday, 16 April 2012 21:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

offers nothing to women voters or Latino voters

New GOP slogan.

Advanced Uncle Meat recovery system (Dan Peterson), Monday, 16 April 2012 21:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

to continue the Hillary 2008: Needs More Kahlua theme from the other head

Jilly Boel and the Eltones (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 16 April 2012 21:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

not true, Newt will offer marriage and/or yard work to both

xp

Euler, Monday, 16 April 2012 21:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

GIS for Portman suggests I search for Kelly Ayotte

boxall, Monday, 16 April 2012 21:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like the two gay staffers behind HRC already wondering which hotel room they're going back to

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 16 April 2012 22:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

what is HRC holding?

goole, Monday, 16 April 2012 22:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

She's gonna flick a bottle cap at somebody.

Advanced Uncle Meat recovery system (Dan Peterson), Monday, 16 April 2012 22:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

a popper

it's smdh time in America (will), Monday, 16 April 2012 22:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

missing a comma

what, is HRC holding?

an independent online phenomenon (DJP), Monday, 16 April 2012 22:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

The SOS doesn't have all the nuclear codes, right? These photos are starting to make me nervous.

clemenza, Monday, 16 April 2012 22:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

After a few drinks Clinton is known to chuck D batteries at staffers. [citation needed]

goole, Monday, 16 April 2012 22:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol, these photos are making me wish I'd gone to college with HR because she'd fit right into my peer group

an independent online phenomenon (DJP), Monday, 16 April 2012 22:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

After a few drinks Clinton is known to chuck D batteries at staffers. [citation needed]

don't believe the hype

Euler, Monday, 16 April 2012 22:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

how low can she go?!

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 16 April 2012 22:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

CNN just went through this--all the usual names plus, because Romney's supposedly losing women so badly, Condoleezza Rice. Meanwhile, Ralph Reed, who's been creeping me out for two decades, says that Romney needs more unscripted moments, so people get to know him better. Hasn't every one of Romney's self-inflicted wounds the past few months been an unscripted moment?

clemenza, Monday, 16 April 2012 22:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

hush, let Ralph have his illusions

Aimless, Monday, 16 April 2012 23:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm gonna go with Christine O'Donnell.

Harried Ice Craw (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 16 April 2012 23:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

For a split second I thought she was aiming for a dartboard across a crowded bar.

Andrew Farrell, Monday, 16 April 2012 23:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm gonna go with Christine O'Donnell.

Lord Jesus, I know You are disappointed in me and that my prayers do not ascend to Your great throne. But hear, O Lord, the words of your servant, Deric W. Haircare. He is a good man, and his idea has much lol to recommend it. Christine O'Donnell, Lord. ttyl w/b

same old song and placenta (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Monday, 16 April 2012 23:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

rubio's incredibly lukewarm (=overtly unimpressed) endorsements of romney probably mean he's out, no?

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Monday, 16 April 2012 23:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

mitt's not afraid of the witch

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/04/13/odonnell-and-romney.html

it's smdh time in America (will), Monday, 16 April 2012 23:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

"i mean, i wish it had been somebody else -- but anybody on the republican ticket will be better than obama" is what he said on the TV IIRC.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Monday, 16 April 2012 23:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

rubio's incredibly lukewarm (=overtly unimpressed) endorsements of romney probably mean he's out, no?

Rubio, a protege of Jeb Bush's, surely can read the tea leaves as assiduously as Madison did Gibbon: both look towards 2016.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 16 April 2012 23:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

nah 2012 is actually prob a more winnable election than 2016

iatee, Monday, 16 April 2012 23:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

The candidate with no incumbent will be less for grabs than the one with an incumbent?

mh, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 00:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sean Hannity agrees.

xpost

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 00:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

the gop will still be in basically the same shape it is today, prob worse + the economy will be better + lotsa strong dem candidates

iatee, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 00:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha how are we defining "strong"? I see a landscape in which "centrism" will triumph over honesty about economics.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 00:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

It was ever thus -- I just don't know what there is to look forward to in 2016 besides better Nicki Minaj records.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 00:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

"strong" = "capable of winning a national election"

iatee, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 00:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

imo fuck centrism, just look like you make sense and hope that the tea party/weirdo social conservatives/regional wackos continue to keep looking extra crazy and push your platform

mh, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 00:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

what's the platform?

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 00:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dems have tread water for years. Tea Party crazies make it easier for Dems to score Halperin-esque "tactical" victories.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 00:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

well I never said "a solidly left-wing politician is going to win the presidency" but the 2008 and 2012 gop primaries were not aberrations, they're the new norm.

iatee, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 00:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

guys

Mitt Romney running mate speculation thread

not "revisit overarching theories of how the political process works" thread

sincerely, Thread Cop

same old song and placenta (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 00:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

in conclusion rubio would take that vp spot in a second

iatee, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 00:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

christie and romney would make such a delightful pairing, i pray for this

lag∞n, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 00:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

I know Christie's belligerent, and a bully, and a loudmouth, but I think the main thing is that he gives the appearance of being jolly. And Mitt + jolly is a winning combination.

clemenza, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 00:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

he gives the appearance of being jolly when you see him in a picture maybe, because jolly is just another word for fat, but when you see him actually open his mouth he just comes off like your asshole boss

iatee, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 00:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

That jolly appearance would last about a week. He'd flip out pretty quickly on somebody who asked a question he didn't like. xp

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 00:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah christie is a non starter, itd be awesome tho, he is so huge and belligerent, amazing contrast w/the mittster

lag∞n, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 00:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

should've selected gov. pufferfish.

Daniel, Esq 2, Sunday, 3 November 2013 20:48 (10 months ago) Permalink


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