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Sen. Rob Portman: "It's Not about Sizzle for Me"

Stoic Patriot Wrote: May 02, 2012 6:18 PM
"I STILL don't understand all this speculation, and that's ALL this is SPECULATION!" It's the same thing that happened with Chris Christie, but on a smaller scale thus far. He denied he was running 'til he was blue in the face, but the pundits just wouldn't accept it.
HeartOfStone Wrote: May 02, 2012 6:31 PM

Well, we must speculate; vet them in the public forum now versus wait until one is selected later, then they end up getting vetted in the general when it's too late.

We have plenty of time, so we should use it in order to make the best selection in order to help win the White House back.
HeartOfStone Wrote: May 02, 2012 6:32 PM

The GOP must stay focused on the economy and getting the best ticket to get in there and fix it.

There has been much ado about the very real possibility of a Romney-Portman GOP ticket, but of course, both Gov. Romney and Sen. Portman suffer the constant slings of arrows of being too "vanilla," "boring," "WASP-y," etcetera, especially from the media-and-entertainment industry -- the other night, Stephen Colbert dubbed the potential pairing as "the bland leading the bland." But, considering the situation in which we've landed ourselves by electing our young, edgy, Barry-from-the-block as celebrity-in-chief... I don't think "lacking charisma" exactly tops many people's lists...