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Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:47 am

Per multiple media outlets Romney will announce VP at 9 AM EST tomorrow
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com...sidential-pick-saturday/?hpt=hp_t1
 
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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:50 am

Quoting randyh3253 (Thread starter):
Per multiple media outlets Romney will announce VP at 9 AM EST tomorrow

On a Saturday?   

Whoever it is, the campaign is clearly not looking to make a big deal out of it.

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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:51 am

*yawn* wake me on November 6, 2012 about 10AM....

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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:56 am

Quoting Mir (Reply 1):
Whoever it is, the campaign is clearly not looking to make a big deal out of it.

Eu Contraire, all my republican buddies are abuzz about this.


Personally I want Marco Rubio. Will clear up some of the rap about reps being against immigration.
Or Paul Ryan because that young dude's a genius.
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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:00 am

Looks like they got Superfly's permission to announce it before the Convention.
 
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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:02 am

Could it be...Rafalca?
 
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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:04 am

Quoting comorin (Reply 4):
Looks like they got Superfly's permission to announce it before the Convention.

Maybe perhaps the V.P. pick IS Superfly!!!!!
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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:11 am

NBC News is saying its Paul Ryan...
 
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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:22 am

My moneys on SC governor Nikki Haley. At this point he desperately needs to roll the dice and take a gamble to shore up conservative support.....
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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:22 am

Quoting Mir (Reply 1):
Whoever it is, the campaign is clearly not looking to make a big deal out of it.

Disagree. Great cannon fodder for the Sunday morning talk-shows.
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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:24 am

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 3):
Paul Ryan because that young dude's a genius.

Take all the money out of Social Security (because after Bain Capital stole all the pensions that's all people have left) and all the money out of Medicare and put it all in military? That's genius? At least if Condi Rice had run I would have thought twice about voting for substance.

Side note: my comma key is not working...
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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:32 am

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 3):
Quoting Mir (Reply 1):
Whoever it is, the campaign is clearly not looking to make a big deal out of it.

Eu Contraire, all my republican buddies are abuzz about this.

What Mir wanted to say is that it is only smart to announce something on a Saturday if you do not want the press to make a big deal out of it.* Most newspapers won't publish the news before Monday, and if anything important is going to happen over the weekend (with a likelihood twice as big as it is normally the case) it will blow Romney's decision from the front page.

Edit: or they speculate on TV. Perhaps there is an important TV news mag on Saturday they want to be on, I have no idea.

Double edit: * And particularly if you don't want the stock exchanges to make a big deal out of it, but that shouldn't apply here.

[Edited 2012-08-10 21:39:53]

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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:33 am

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 6):
Maybe perhaps the V.P. pick IS Superfly!!!!!


  

Quoting seb146 (Reply 10):
because after Bain Capital stole all the pensions that's all people have left


...and donated to the Obama campaign.  
Quoting PHX787 (Reply 3):
Or Paul Ryan because that young dude's a genius.


That may be true but he is BORING!
Same for Rob Portman.

Quoting Mir (Reply 1):
On a Saturday?


That is the soonest a flight from BKK can get to Romney's campaign so his VP pick can make an appearance.....
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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:41 am

Quoting randyh3253 (Reply 7):
NBC News is saying its Paul Ryan...

Is that the edited version or unedited version.

With Obama on the campaign and fund raising trail for two years it appears to be bugging the holy living you know what out of the democrats that Romney has waited until close to the convention to choose.

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 6):
Maybe perhaps the V.P. pick IS Superfly!!!!!

I would vote "Superfly for VP"

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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:46 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 12):
That is the soonest a flight from BKK can get to Romney's campaign so his VP pick can make an appearance.....

They are taking the SR-71 out of mothballs for a special flight to get him there on time.

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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:46 am

Quoting okie (Reply 13):
With Obama on the campaign and fund raising trail for two years



Obama has been campaigning and fundraising since 2005.

Quoting okie (Reply 13):
I would vote "Superfly for VP"

Haha!
I'd love to debate Joe Biden.
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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:48 am

[quote=seb146,reply=10]Side note: my comma key is not working...

Seb;

You need a new comma key !

NoUFO;

What you are unaware of..........very few people in the U.S. even pay any attention to newspapers any more; with the possible exception of the Wall Street Journal, every newspaper in the U.S. has suffered declining circulation for the past 20 years
One of the main reasons being.............they all tend to lie a lot !

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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:49 am

Quoting randyh3253 (Reply 7):
NBC News is saying its Paul Ryan...

I don't trust one thing NBC says. They don't know crap about republicans.

On the other hand however, Fox is saying that "the fingers are all pointing to Paul Ryan" but also said that it's based off "pure speculation" because the whole camp has been airtight about this.

Quoting okie (Reply 13):
Is that the edited version or unedited version.

Oooooohhhhhhh SNAP!

Quoting Superfly (Reply 12):
...and donated to the Obama campaign.

This

Quoting Superfly (Reply 12):
That is the soonest a flight from BKK can get to Romney's campaign so his VP pick can make an appearance.....

Ahhhhh I see what you did there  
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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:57 am

Quoting GEEZER (Reply 16):
What you are unaware of..........very few people in the U.S. even pay any attention to newspapers any more; with the possible exception of the Wall Street Journal, every newspaper in the U.S. has suffered declining circulation for the past 20 years
One of the main reasons being.............they all tend to lie a lot !

The declining circulation has more to do with the internet and can be witnessed in Europe as well.
Contrary to what you may think, newspapers generally do not lie - certainly no more than broadcasters. It is more a matter of opinion what you use for your report and what not. That's no evil-doing but a necessity as your report can only be so and so long, and it is often best to focus on one issue and not to digress.
You do have some excellent newspapers in the U.S.

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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:58 am

Quoting GEEZER (Reply 16):

One of the main reasons being.............they all tend to lie a lot !

Yes, unlike the unmitigated garbage that finds its way into your inbox which you feel compelled to regurgitate here. That's a laugh.

Why has newspaper circulation declined? Hmm, give you a hint, you're using it right now.
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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:07 am

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 17):
I don't trust one thing NBC says. They don't know crap about republicans.

Agreed...CNN is saying the same thing though sadly. As a Republican and a Floridian, I was really hoping for Rubio. Hard for me to see Ryan adding anything to the ticket, in fact I think he scares away some of the elderly vote here in FL.
 
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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:13 am

AP (news source i actually trust) : It's Paul Ryan. Still not buying it till i see it but I trust whatever reports say a little more.

Quoting Associated Press:
A Republican with knowledge of the situation tells the Associated Press that romney has chosen Ryan. The Republican spoke on the condition of anonymity because this person was not authorized to disclose the decision.
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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:35 am

Quoting randyh3253 (Reply 20):
I was really hoping for Rubio. Hard for me to see Ryan adding anything to the ticket, in fact I think he scares away some of the elderly vote here in FL.



I never understood why Paul Ryan's name was brought up in the first place. He adds nothing to the ticket. I doubt he will be able to put Wisconsin in the Republican column either. He only represents the south suburbs of Milwaukee, not a statewide representative. I like the guy and all but I don't see him attracting anyone. He is young but he doesn't have appeal with the young vote like Obama.
Marco Rubio would at least put Florida's 29 electoral votes in his column. Now he has to fight harder for Florida.
Is this an early concession for Romney and a graceful way to bow out of politics?
I was hoping for Rubio, Rice, Martinez or Haley. Heck, even Allen West would have been a more interesting VP pick.
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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:41 am

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 18):

Every form of media lies or just does not know what they are talking about. We see it all the time with Aviation. We see how dumb the media can be. If you know a lot about something, like aviation for many of us it is so easy to see how many mistakes the media makes whether recklessly or not. I see it with other topics I know well and I am sure many others have noticed this like doctors and lawyers etc..


As for Romney's pick who knows. I don't think he wants to pick someone too different or exciting, it didn't work in 2008. He needs to pick someone qualified.
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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:44 am

The challenge for Romney is to avoid the McCain/Palin fiasco and pick someone who won't overshadow him. This is difficult because he's very easily overshadowed, but I think even Ryan is too big of a figure. But if it is him, the campaign could have done worse.

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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:04 am

R-E-S-P-E-C-T
 
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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:35 am

Quoting comorin (Reply 5):
Could it be...Rafalca?

Rafalca declined because she didn't want to lose again.
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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:03 am

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...ul-ryan-mitt-romney_n_1684794.html

Paul Ryan.

Stuff just got real.

I think this was a very daring decision on Romney's part... and very stupid. Ryan's budget is about to be put front and center. Absolutely gutting all domestic spending and bloating military spending. When the Democratic campaign machine gets their hands on it, they're going to rip it to shreds.

In a time when so many Americans are feeling the pinch, I just don't think that two detached rich white dudes are going to win the election.
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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:57 am

I guess the idea that you win an election at the center has been lost somewhere.
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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:00 am

Is there any possibility that the Romney/hisVP team will not get the nomination at the upcoming GOP convention?

 
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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:24 am

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 29):
Is there any possibility that the Romney/hisVP team will not get the nomination at the upcoming GOP convention?



Nope.
Only the Ron Paul fanatics that can't seem to understand that their guy did NOT win the nomination are talking about this.
Ron Paul is finished and did not win the necessary delegates to win the nomination. Only the Ron Paul fanatics (many of whom are fmr. Obama fanatics) are still talking about a brokered convention.
It's a done deal. Mitt Romney won the Republican nomination months ago.
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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:52 am

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 27):

I agree with ya Doc

Not sure why he picked a right wing TEA Party darling when those folks already had to be on board.

This will lose the independent vote for Romney, and tank the Hispanic vote, and lose the edge if the women's block he wanted.

Not a good choice by far
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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:09 pm

Quoting Superfly (Reply 30):
It's a done deal. Mitt Romney won the Republican nomination months ago.

With a Mitt Romney as GOP nominated candidate, Obama will win a second term in the November election.

It's a done deal.
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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:17 pm

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 3):
Personally I want Marco Rubio. Will clear up some of the rap about reps being against immigration.

Very wise choice. It would almost certainly increase the ticket's appeal to Latinos and help in a crucial swing state.

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 11):
What Mir wanted to say is that it is only smart to announce something on a Saturday if you do not want the press to make a big deal out of it.*

Overall, I agree. Most of us switch our brains off on Saturday and Sunday, and only process hard news during the week, except for:

Quoting fr8mech (Reply 9):
Great cannon fodder for the Sunday morning talk-shows.

... politcal enthusiasts and/or news junkies. Note I'm not saying fr8mech is one of them, I'm just addressing the comment he made...

Quoting Superfly (Reply 12):
That is the soonest a flight from BKK can get to Romney's campaign so his VP pick can make an appearance.....

I can't wait to hear what music they play at the announcement!

I'm not that familiar with the music from "Superfly", so I'm hoping they go with the theme from "Shaft"!

That'll give the ladies the right idea!

Unfortunately for you, it might also get the gay men excited too!

Somehow you need to work the virtues of robust living into your speech so the skinny women stay away.

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 27):
I think this was a very daring decision on Romney's part... and very stupid. Ryan's budget is about to be put front and center. Absolutely gutting all domestic spending and bloating military spending. When the Democratic campaign machine gets their hands on it, they're going to rip it to shreds.

This choice truly shows that Mitt Is A Twit, and perhaps the other thing that Astuteman hinted at earlier as well!

As above, it puts panic into the minds of retirees, and they vote like crazy.

At worst, Twit should have picked someone neutral that mostly stays in the background (see Biden), not someone who pisses off a key voting demographic.

The attack ad-men are totally going to go nuts.

As was said earlier, if you live in a swing state, you might want to get rid of your TV.

It doesn't help with electoral votes in a key swing state.

It doesn't add any diversity in the ticket to help in key demographics like women or latinos.

I don't see how this brings in a single voter that hasn't already made their mind up, and I see how it helps many decide to vote for the other side. Oh, ok, maybe he'll carry Wisconsin north of Milwaukee.

Two words for this choice: Epic Fail!

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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:20 pm

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 27):
and very stupid.

Why's it stupid? Sure it's risky but at this stage Mittens looks to have a close loss impending, he needs something.

Ryan will shore up the conservative base, he will draw over those 'independents' (another 'only in America'-ism) who are actually worried about the fact that their children will owe such a massive amount of money to everyone. He will be able to work with Boehner and Senate Republicans for whatever they decide to do. He's made his name nationally as being a strict fiscal conservative who I think would have the bureaucracy in his sights but will move to the centre a little but no doubt there's plenty of juicy soundbites to be used against him by Obama.

There is possibly a risk the grey army who typically would go GOP but will be worried about their entitlements disappearing.

The biggest complainers about his budget, the left, wouldn't vote for him anyway so why bother trying to please them.

Quoting casinterest (Reply 31):
women's block

What's with the femcentrism? It almost seems Obama in particular is intentionally alienating the male vote, why would Romney chase people he has no hope of getting? Between men typically build businesses (sorry the government building them), and saying that Title IX has worked as planned by making men massively underrepresented in higher education many self respecting men will see the blatant sexism from Barry for what it is.
 
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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:20 pm

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 32):
With a Mitt Romney as GOP nominated candidate, Obama will win a second term in the November election.

It's a done deal.

I'm not so sure about that. Besides Romney's nomination has been assured long ago. I like Ron Paul and all but I can't believe his supporters think he still has a chance at the nomination.
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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:35 pm

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 34):

Not going to quote the whole post, but when women are the majority of the population, you want to appeal to them, and not send a message of those lacking the traditiinal nuclear family as week.

This is where Romney and Ryan are going to feel the most pain
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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:36 pm

As a loyal Democrat, I love the choice of Ron Paul. Obama and the Democrats will beat him like a drum. Ryan has well defined fiscal policy beliefs - especially as to popular entitlements many need for their survival.

I suspect that Romney needed someone who would appease a broad range of Republicans. Ryan has strong cred with the conservative establishment and institutions, general fiscal conservatives, the 'tea party' wing as well as the rich and corporate funders of their campaigns.
I think Romney needed someone with defined connections to DC, in Ryan is seen as a powerful person with his leading the next Federal budget (rejected by the Demo controlled Senate).
He is another white guy like him (white male), apparently has no personal skeletons in his closet. He seems to be someone Romney could work well with and balance out some of Romney's flaws yet not be a bland guy as some others he apparently considered (Pawlenty, et al).
Unlike Sara Palin, Ryan would be reasonably competent as VP and if it comes, as President.
He is younger, gaining some votes from middle-aged voters.
He can speak well, he has been a speechwriter for top conservatives, balancing some flaws of Romney. Ryan will be a lighting rod from Romney drawing attention from his personal issues.
Ryan also has an easy, 'American' name to spell and remember, most likely Irish-Catholic, is from the Midwest and from a state (Wisconsin) that has been a battleground over government polices.
Ryan's choice will force the debates of the candidates as to the real issues of our time especially as to entitlements, Social Security, Medicare, Affordable Care Act, military spending, general spending, regulations and so on that Ryan has clear beliefs on.

Now the campaign is going to get interesting. I bet the Democrats and their PAC friends will go to political war against Romney-Ryan knowing who they will be going after. Expect Demo/Demo PAC's commercials showing seniors scared about losing Medicare, of the rich paying less in tax, massive cuts in Federal spending that would jack up state and local taxes to make up, what repealing the ACA would mean and so on.
  
 
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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:48 pm

Quoting casinterest (Reply 36):
Not going to quote the whole post, but when women are the majority of the population, you want to appeal to them, and not send a message of those lacking the traditiinal nuclear family as week.

I understand that, what I'm saying is that very few women 'lacking the traditional nuclear family' would vote for a super wealthy, very traditional, Mormon man with five sons even if he was a militant feminist. Similar to why Romney is wasting his time chasing after the black vote, they will either not vote, or vote for Obama. They're Obama's to lose not Romney's to gain no matter how much pandering he does. Plenty of women will still vote for Romney even if he doesn't engage in blatant misandry.

Men are the great untapped, give men policies we can get behind and we'll go vote, otherwise we won't care.

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 37):
Now the campaign is going to get interesting.

It sure will, Ryan has turned this into a referendum on the size of government and Romney will have a strong mandate if he wins.
 
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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:55 pm

Interesting choice. Ryan is certainly a much better choice than Palin was for McCain. Like Palin however, I can't see Ryan gaining the Republicans many centrist votes. On another note: I wonder how many years of tax returns Romney made Ryan show him, before he was selected?   
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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:03 pm

Quoting casinterest (Reply 36):
and not send a message of those lacking the traditiinal nuclear family as week.


Obama's circle isn't helping by attacking and insulting the traditional nuclear family either. It cuts both ways.
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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:11 pm

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 37):
Ryan's choice will force the debates of the candidates as to the real issues of our time especially as to entitlements, Social Security, Medicare, Affordable Care Act, military spending, general spending, regulations and so on that Ryan has clear beliefs on.

I agree to some degree, but he still isn't the head of the ticket, and the election is about who you want leading the country. It certainly will heighten the profile of any VP debates.

The arguments you make suggest he would have been a good Presidential candidate. It's too bad for the GOP that he didn't emerge earlier, but who knows, maybe Mitt's money would have crushed him.

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 37):
Unlike Sara Palin, Ryan would be reasonably competent as VP and if it comes, as President.
Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 37):
Now the campaign is going to get interesting. I bet the Democrats and their PAC friends will go to political war against Romney-Ryan knowing who they will be going after. Expect Demo/Demo PAC's commercials showing seniors scared about losing Medicare, of the rich paying less in tax, massive cuts in Federal spending that would jack up state and local taxes to make up, what repealing the ACA would mean and so on.

I agree this will piss off and engage the retired community and soon to retire community.

I also think it will engage the entire spectrum from somewhat left to hardcore left and many middle of the roaders too, because look what the future with a Romney/Ryan administration would look like:
> Solid control of the House
> Senate quite possibly GOP
> Romney with veto power
> Ryan as his heir-apparent
> Supreme Court already at the tipping point and retirements upcoming

If that vision doesn't motivate them, nothing will.
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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:24 pm

Quoting Revelation (Reply 41):
> Solid control of the House
> Senate quite possibly GOP
> Romney with veto power
> Ryan as his heir-apparent
> Supreme Court already at the tipping point and retirements upcoming

> and Obama back in Chicago.
> 'Green' czars and their Cap & Trade schemes out of work.
> FATCA repealed
> Muslim Brotherhood without a friend in the White House
> Keystone Pipeline getting build.
> Obamacare repealled, thus no penalties and new taxes

Quoting Revelation (Reply 41):
If that vision doesn't motivate them, nothing will.

As a moderate Democrat I am VERY "motivated"...to vote for Romney!   
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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:27 pm

Quoting Superfly (Reply 42):
As a moderate Democrat I am VERY "motivated"...to vote for Romney!

Good luck with that.
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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:37 pm

Quoting Revelation (Reply 43):
Good luck with that.


  
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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:41 pm

Quoting Mir (Reply 1):
On a Saturday?   

Whoever it is, the campaign is clearly not looking to make a big deal out of it.
Quoting PHX787 (Reply 17):
I don't trust one thing NBC says. They don't know crap about republicans.

Right now t.v. viewership is up because of the Olympics. NBC reported it first.

There's a reason the leak went first to NBC and they were the first ones out with it.

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 37):
Now the campaign is going to get interesting. I bet the Democrats and their PAC friends will go to political war against Romney-Ryan knowing who they will be going after. Expect Demo/Demo PAC's commercials showing seniors scared about losing Medicare, of the rich paying less in tax, massive cuts in Federal spending that would jack up state and local taxes to make up, what repealing the ACA would mean and so on.

Ding. The traditional targets have been established .... seniors/medicare/health care & unions.

Grab popcorn. Enjoy.
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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:46 pm

Quoting Superfly (Reply 42):

As a moderate Democrat I am VERY "motivated"...to vote for Romney!   

Then you're not a moderate Democrat.

The upside for Romney is that this decision puts Wisconsin in play for the Republicans. The downside is that he just lost Florida as Ryan's plans to gut Social Security/Medicare will scare the crap out of old people.
 
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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:55 pm

Quoting Superfly (Reply 44):
Am I going to be barred from voting?

Funny, I didn't figure that you were one that was paranoid about such things and would jump to such a conclusion, but I could have been clearer. What I meant was "good luck living with your choice", given that you claim to be a moderate Democrat but are voting for Romney.
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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:59 pm

Quoting casinterest (Reply 31):
and tank the Hispanic vote

Wasn't the current numbers (Romney's) not really in all that competitve?

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 38):
It sure will, Ryan has turned this into a referendum on the size of government and Romney will have a strong mandate if he wins.

Here is a question I would love someone to ask Romney/Ryan sometime. "You say you want to decrease unemployment; yet want to decrease the size of government; so what would you tell the people who will now be out of a job because of your plans?"
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RE: Breaking News: Romney To Announce VP

Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:08 pm

Quoting JetBlueGuy2006 (Reply 48):
Wasn't the current numbers (Romney's) not really in all that competitve?

Broadly among Latinos you are correct, but Rubio is popular with Florida Latinos, especially the Cuban community around Miami, and he could have been a big asset in a crucial swing state, and helped in many others as well. I suspect either Rubio didn't want the job or that Romney's campaign found some skeletons in his closet.
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