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Veepstakes: Is Bob McDonnell Very Viable or Too Vanilla?

kstapleton Wrote: Aug 10, 2012 1:02 AM
mittens only pick is Jindal, if he doesn't we will lose, because if he does win we can't fix the issue. Jindal can fix healthcare and education, Ryan needs to stay in the House to fix entitlements and the budget, we fix nothing taking from the senate if we don't gain majority. simple stupid
College Prof 56 Wrote: Aug 10, 2012 9:05 AM
Ryan would be much more effective in the House than as VP. I agree that Jindal would be a good pick, but things don't seem to be pointing his direction. I'm worried that Mitt will pick a RINO who has the "hands across the aisle" syndrome that always gets conservatives into trouble.
Panda Wrote: Aug 10, 2012 6:43 AM
Jindal would be a great choice. He's the safest, most well-rounded move.

Ryan is the most impressive voice. The Left does great at skewering him--until people hear him speak. Then they convert en masse. The VP candidacy would offer Ryan a pulpit in which he'd be awfully tough to hide.

Rubio is bright, principled, and a fantastic speaker. While I don't believe many more Hispanics would vote for the ticket because of him, I do believe many would stay home rather than vote against the first Hispanic presidential candidate.

Portman and Pawlenty would be disasters. McDonnell is very impressive, but I don't see how he broadens the ticket.
PurpleStateBlueVote Wrote: Aug 10, 2012 1:14 AM

I think you'd better accept what Ann already knows - this one is beyond saving.
kstapleton Wrote: Aug 10, 2012 1:16 AM
unlike you lefties we don't parrot the talking points, we study the facts and think for ourselves
PurpleStateBlueVote Wrote: Aug 10, 2012 1:23 AM
Unfortunately that very statement is a talking point parroted ad nauseum in every comment thread on this site. How very meta of you!
PurpleStateBlueVote Wrote: Aug 10, 2012 1:29 AM
Oh, and here's an argument from NYTimes, that commie rag, that Mittens SHOULDN'T be panicked by today's two national polls. I'm sure it's just a sly way of pushing their pro-Obama agenda, not an argument that the news isn't quite as terrible as it seems.
PurpleStateBlueVote Wrote: Aug 10, 2012 1:40 AM

HERE'S the NYTimes "The sky hasn't quite fallen yet!" argument
WhatsGoingOn Wrote: Aug 10, 2012 1:42 AM

What the hell does any of that shiaat have to do with Owebuimmer not being able to produce jobs, a budget, cut the deficits, unite the people, be transparent, and do just about anything except ruin the economy and insult the American people.

Giving illegal aliens work permits while 25 million workers are without a job and losing their homes at a record breaking pace because of it.

Insulting business owners, people who own horses, the memory of a dead woman.

Get a grip.

He's getting the boot to the Carter shitpile.

PurpleStateBlueVote Wrote: Aug 10, 2012 2:00 AM
Rage about how terrible you think Obama has been all you want - things are looking worse and worse for Mittens, not better. Listing questionable "facts" is not analysis of the campaign. It's actually not analysis of anything.

But you guys have the baseless assertion totally mastered, so that's something.
College Prof 56 Wrote: Aug 10, 2012 9:07 AM
Since when do liberals like anything that Ann Coulter has to say? Coulter has her opinions, which are usually accompanied by a lot of snark and hyperbole, but not everything she says is gospel to conservatives, unlike some liberals we know who will blindly follow their pied piper off a fiscal cliff.

There has been much speculation over the last several days that Mitt Romney -- perhaps for the first time this election cycle -- is seriously considering choosing Wisconsin Congressman and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan as his running mate. As many have argued, an alliterative Romney/Ryan ticket in many ways would indicate that the former Massachusetts governor is patently serious about solving the nation’s finances and budgetary problems, even though it would -- for better or worse -- bring the much-maligned