Quotes of the day

posted at 10:56 pm on March 7, 2012 by Allahpundit

“Mitt Romney’s campaign gathered the national press corps in their campaign war room this morning to deliver a simple message: It would take an ‘act of God’ for any candidate not named Mitt Romney to win the Republican nomination…

“Looking ahead to a primary calendar where the only remaining true winner-take-all states appear to favor Romney — Delaware, Utah, New Jersey and the District of Columbia (where Rick Santorum is not on the ballot) — the advisers tried to slowly close the door on Santorum and Newt Gingrich, who they said had little to no opportunity left to close the delegate gap…

“Taken together, the campaign hopes math, if not ideology, will help their candidate consolidate a Republican base still resistant to his nomination in some quarters.”

***

“If Romney were to stumble and win only a third of the delegates in the remaining states, Santorum would have to win more than half of all the delegates in order to pull ahead, meaning that Gingrich and Paul together would have to be held below 16 percent. To date, not even counting Romney’s blowout in Massachusetts, Romney has won nearly half of the delegates while Santorum has won about one-fourth. That means the only path to Romney losing requires Santorum to double his past haul, while Romney drops by about 70 percent. That’s not likely.

“Barring some disaster, Romney’s worst-case scenario is that he finishes first, but a bit short of the 1,144-delegate absolute majority, thus needing to pick up a handful of Santorum, Paul or Gingrich delegates. That would not be a pretty way to win, but it would be a win.”

***

“Consider this: if Mitt wins every remaining all-or-nothing state but one, and half of the remaining proportional delegates, he would likely still fall short of the magic nomination number of 1,144—which would force him to rely on unpledged delegates, the Republican version of the infamous Democratic super-delegates in 2008, to claim his party’s mantle…

“[T]he delegate math shows that the earliest this contest could be over is May — and the latest, Utah in late June or even August in Tampa.

“Unless Santorum, Gingrich, or Paul can be prematurely pressured out, this contest will go on. Momentum drives the story line, but math drives the delegate count, and that may be all that matters in this year’s proportional fight for the Republican nomination.”

***

“Mitt Romney’s five-year-long hostile takeover bid for the Republican Party — and the presidency — enters its next grinding phase Wednesday with a spin session for reporters in Boston designed to convince them that his nomination is inevitable…

“If he doesn’t complete the LBO by June, Romney will appeal to what’s left of the party establishment to help him. He can cut deals in lots of directions, a process similar to bringing other investors into a difficult transaction that takes more cash than originally envisioned.

“Consider the calculations for one rival. It’s easier to see Gingrich doing a deal with Romney than with Santorum. What does Santorum have to offer, psychic and philosophical gratification? Mitt can offer Newt stock and a seat on the board.”

***

“‘I don’t see these guys getting out,’ admitted Kerry Healey, Romney’s former lieutenant governor, when asked what the obvious inflection point would be for the race to come to a close.

“‘We will turn slogging into an art form,’ cracked another adviser.

“‘Maybe May?’ ventured a senior Romney official about when the race may end.

“If Super Tuesday had produced a more convincing result, the hope among some in Romney’s orbit was to nail down the nomination by winning the Illinois primary later this month.

“That scenario seems unlikely now.”

***

“Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney ‘clearly’ had a triumphant night on Super Tuesday, but his six wins were ‘maybe not enough’ for someone who wants to win the presidency, GOP Sen. John McCain told ‘Face the Nation’ anchor Bob Schieffer on ‘Face to Face.’

“‘The longer this goes out, the worse our chances are,’ McCain said of the Republican primary. ‘I have to tell you, it makes me very worried about our chances to win in November.’”

***

“‘We’re never going to call on anybody to get out, but what we are calling is on Tea Party supporters and conservatives is to rally behind the only candidate that has demonstrated over and over again that he’s the one who can compete against Mitt Romney,’ [Santorum strategist John] Brabender said.

“‘The real key right now is, can we get an opportunity to get a one-on-one shot with Mitt Romney,’ he said. ‘What we found is, Gingrich did a nice job in his home state, but I don’t even think he had a second place anywhere else … It’s time for conservatives to say ‘Look, we’re going to rally behind one candidate, Rick Santorum.’”

***

“One thing I can tell you for sure, there’s not going to be a brokered convention, where some new person comes in and becomes the nominee. It’s going to be one of the four people that are still running.”


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If Santorum forces Mitt to get rid of both Rubio and Rand Paul, that will be something!

Igor R. on March 7, 2012 at 11:43 PM

I watched a little of O’reilly..Stephy was on…he lit up like a light when he said that Romney will have to have Santorum as VP.

These guys are saying…Santo..go Santo! Romney the Mormon (racist) and Santo the anti-women primitive religionist.

r keller on March 7, 2012 at 11:28 PM

See that’s why BOR will not touch the question of how Georgie seemed to know that the White House intended to blow up the contraception issue, two weeks earlier at the Republican debate. He and Georgie are buddies and BOR likes having him on his show. When Dick Morris suggested some conspiring might have been going on, BOR shut him down fast.

I’m pretty sure Georgie walks out of there thinking what a doosh BOR is.

slickwillie2001 on March 7, 2012 at 11:43 PM

What does McCain want out of this?

Igor R. on March 7, 2012 at 11:42 PM

An ambassadorship for his chubby daughter?

JPeterman on March 7, 2012 at 11:44 PM

I think it is sweet how Republicans STILL underestimate Obama..

melle1228 on March 7, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Sorry, we missed you over on the other thread, melle mutt.

Lanceman on March 7, 2012 at 11:44 PM

just so you can’t say we’re not sportsmanlike, if you don’t feel ready for this, we can postpone the election till 2016. that should give you another four years to find someone with a chance of winning.

also, too, if i get a reasonable offer, i’m willing to pretend that tonight’s breitbart fiasco never happened.

sesquipedalian on March 7, 2012 at 11:45 PM

HA Servers will betray you.

SparkPlug on March 7, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Romney or Santorum would be idiotic to choose the other. Idiotic. Even Conservative Santorum supporters have to realize that. There are strategic alternatives that scream to be chosen. Marco Rubio. Col. West. Suzanna Martinez.

Marcus on March 7, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Exactly. Whomever ends up striking out in this inning won’t be coming up to bat again any time soon. (Like my baseball analogy? My son starts practice next week!)

cynccook on March 7, 2012 at 11:45 PM

See that’s why BOR will not touch the question of how Georgie seemed to know that the White House intended to blow up the contraception issue, two weeks earlier at the Republican debate. He and Georgie are buddies and BOR likes having him on his show. When Dick Morris suggested some conspiring might have been going on, BOR shut him down fast.

I’m pretty sure Georgie walks out of there thinking what a doosh BOR is.

slickwillie2001 on March 7, 2012 at 11:43 PM

BOR is an Obama stooge.

Igor R. on March 7, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Become a wino, vote for RINO.

steebo77 on March 7, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Captain Morgan Spiced!

sharrukin on March 7, 2012 at 11:46 PM

Affirmative action has finally reached VP selection!

Igor R. on March 7, 2012 at 11:46 PM

Amazing that Allah has all these quotes casting doubt on Mitt but leaves out the awesome piece from Ann Coulter that came out today regarding Mitt’s big win last night and how the media is trying to hide it.

Sucks to be a long-time Mitt hater and now he will be the nominee and the president.

Allah, what the Newt are you going to be posting about the next four years???????????

Jailbreak on March 7, 2012 at 11:46 PM

An ambassadorship for his chubby daughter?

JPeterman on March 7, 2012 at 11:44 PM

The penguins don’t want her either.

RickB on March 7, 2012 at 11:47 PM

I wish that I could believe in that stuff…but I don’t. I like Santorum and Newt but the world is what it is. I am leaning towards Jack Daniels or that Cthulhu guy.

sharrukin on March 7, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Have you had your primary yet?

cynccook on March 7, 2012 at 11:47 PM

BOR is an Obama stooge.

Igor R. on March 7, 2012 at 11:45 PM

True enough, but I bet BOR would have had this time warp crap fixed by now.

JPeterman on March 7, 2012 at 11:47 PM

An ambassadorship for his chubby daughter?

JPeterman on March 7, 2012 at 11:44 PM

What I meant was that he isn’t exactly being the bestest buddy for Romney. I mean his support is kind of flaky, his crocodile tears just don’t ring true.

Igor R. on March 7, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Romney or Santorum would be idiotic to choose the other. Idiotic. Even Conservative Santorum supporters have to realize that. There are strategic alternatives that scream to be chosen. Marco Rubio. Col. West. Suzanna Martinez.

Marcus on March 7, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Yep. The three or four remaining candidates are piling up negatives on each other, making a conciliation ticket strategically impossible. Whoever comes out on top needs to bring in a relative newcomer to this race. A woman, a black, a hispanic, etc, would be a big plus. Our ticket will be sold as “Old White Guys’ if we don’t.

slickwillie2001 on March 7, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Amazing that Allah has all these quotes casting doubt on Mitt but leaves out the awesome piece from Ann Coulter that came out today regarding Mitt’s big win last night and how the media is trying to hide it.

Jailbreak on March 7, 2012 at 11:46 PM

Wow, someone doesn’t take Ann Coulter seriously anymore?

Knock me over with a feather!

sharrukin on March 7, 2012 at 11:49 PM

True enough, but I bet BOR would have had this time warp crap fixed by now.

JPeterman on March 7, 2012 at 11:47 PM

That’s true, his show functions well in the technical sense.

Igor R. on March 7, 2012 at 11:49 PM

What does McCain want out of this?

Igor R. on March 7, 2012 at 11:42 PM

An ambassadorship for his chubby daughter?

JPeterman on March 7, 2012 at 11:44 PM

But that only works if the Republican candidate wins.

Of course, McCain is establishment and thinks that Romney’s approach is a winning approach. Just like his own approach. … oh. wait.

AZfederalist on March 7, 2012 at 11:49 PM

I think it is sweet how Republicans STILL underestimate Obama..

melle1228 on March 7, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Sorry, we missed you over on the other thread, melle mutt.

Lanceman on March 7, 2012 at 11:44 PM

You Romney supporters are just so cute.. Obama has the fricking media in the tank for him, but keep on underestimating that.

melle1228 on March 7, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Gingrich is what used to be known, in the good old days, as a “favorite son” candidate. Paul is a new phenomenon entirely. Between the two of them, they might just tie things up a bit. But of the two, I could see Paul cutting a deal before Gingrich (although if Paul does, Gingrich would probably not be far behind). This would all be done in the proverbial smoke-filled room, except that no one smokes anymore.

HTL on March 7, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Allah, what the Newt are you going to be posting about the next four years???????????

Jailbreak on March 7, 2012 at 11:46 PM

But the bigger question is what will you be doing in January 2013 when King Obama is booted out of the White House?

JPeterman on March 7, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Jailbreak
they can always post what an idiot you are, you won’t change!

angrymike on March 7, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Amazing that Allah has all these quotes casting doubt on Mitt but leaves out the awesome piece from Ann Coulter that came out today regarding Mitt’s big win last night and how the media is trying to hide it.

Jailbreak on March 7, 2012 at 11:46 PM

You people really need to make up your mind. Is Allah in the tank for Romney or Santorum..??//

Really some other commenter told me that he is AWOL, because he is just so depressed on the way Hot Air is going.

melle1228 on March 7, 2012 at 11:52 PM

Of course, McCain is establishment and thinks that Romney’s approach is a winning approach. Just like his own approach. … oh. wait.

AZfederalist on March 7, 2012 at 11:49 PM

I don’t trust anything McCain says. I never got over the fact that Soros supported his “Reform Institute” for years along with the Tides foundation.

Igor R. on March 7, 2012 at 11:52 PM

Our ticket will be sold as “Old White Guys’ if we don’t.

slickwillie2001 on March 7, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Of course we’ll never know, but it would be fun if we could find out how many different times Team Romney™ has kinda/sorta maybe insinuated that someone just might end up as his running mate if they can show him they’re a ‘team player.’

cynccook on March 7, 2012 at 11:53 PM

If Santorum forces Mitt to get rid of both Rubio and Rand Paul, that will be something!

Igor R. on March 7, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Explain?

Sucks to be a long-time Mitt hater and now he will be the nominee and the president.

Allah, what the Newt are you going to be posting about the next four years???????????

You would want Allah to post from storm front just to validate Mittens.

I imagine, we’ll be talking about another 4 years of Obama because your father was such a terrible candidate to lose to Obama.

Flapjackmaka on March 7, 2012 at 11:54 PM

slickwillie2001 on March 7, 2012 at 11:43 PM

So tired of this crap.

The reason he asked the question was because the mandate, voted on in two years ago for crying out loud, was due to kick in.

If any plan was hatched it was done back in the drafting of Ocare.

If the gop candidates are so ill-prepared that they were caught off guard its hardly a media conspiracy.

freshface on March 7, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Of course we’ll never know, but it would be fun if we could find out how many different times Team Romney™ has kinda/sorta maybe insinuated that someone just might end up as his running mate if they can show him they’re a ‘team player.’

cynccook on March 7, 2012 at 11:53 PM

Hopefully Romney will pull a McCain and actually nominate someone I can be excited about. At least then I can dream that that person is at the top of the ticket and not the bottom.

melle1228 on March 7, 2012 at 11:55 PM

You people really need to make up your mind. Is Allah in the tank for Romney or Santorum..??//

Really some other commenter told me that he is AWOL, because he is just so depressed on the way Hot Air is going.

melle1228 on March 7, 2012 at 11:52 PM

Oddly enough, we don’t actually share a collective “hive” mind. Conservatives are kind of distinguished by their independent thinking — something other political ideologies don’t seem to share.

cynccook on March 7, 2012 at 11:56 PM

I’m glad Rubio sat out the veepstakes. We need him in 2016.

Flapjackmaka on March 7, 2012 at 11:57 PM

Hopefully Romney will pull a McCain and actually nominate someone I can be excited about. At least then I can dream that that person is at the top of the ticket and not the bottom.

melle1228 on March 7, 2012 at 11:55 PM

That would be great, but really, what do you think the odds of that happening are?

cynccook on March 7, 2012 at 11:57 PM

Oddly enough, we don’t actually share a collective “hive” mind. Conservatives are kind of distinguished by their independent thinking — something other political ideologies don’t seem to share.

cynccook on March 7, 2012 at 11:56 PM

Probably should have phrased that differently.. I am just laughing at all the different conspiracy theories about who supports who.

BTW, you will be assimilated :)

melle1228 on March 7, 2012 at 11:58 PM

Affirmative action has finally reached VP selection!

Igor R. on March 7, 2012 at 11:46 PM

If Mitt were to pick Jindal the bottom of the ticket would have more XO experience than the top!

annoyinglittletwerp on March 7, 2012 at 11:58 PM

If Santorum forces Mitt to get rid of both Rubio and Rand Paul, that will be something!

Igor R. on March 7, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Explain?

I don’t like Rubio, and then there are these rumors about the Romney/Ron Paul understanding about Rand. I don’t want either of these two to be VPs.

Igor R. on March 7, 2012 at 11:59 PM

If I may make a prediction: Regardless of who the nominee is, the VP will be either Rubio or Allen West.

Lanceman on March 7, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Probably should have phrased that differently.. I am just laughing at all the different conspiracy theories about who supports who.

BTW, you will be assimilated :)

melle1228 on March 7, 2012 at 11:58 PM

LOL I got a call from someone organizing volunteers for a senatorial campaign here and the name that came up on my caller id was “T Borg.”

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 12:00 AM

If Mitt were to pick Jindal the bottom of the ticket would have more XO experience than the top!

annoyinglittletwerp on March 7, 2012 at 11:58 PM

You know I really like Jindal, but the last time I saw him speak (scripted) was I think the rebuttal to the SOTU addresss. It was like watching paint dry. Has he gotten any better?

melle1228 on March 8, 2012 at 12:00 AM

If Mitt were to pick Jindal the bottom of the ticket would have more XO experience than the top!

annoyinglittletwerp on March 7, 2012 at 11:58 PM

I can guarantee you he will not pick Jindal.

Igor R. on March 8, 2012 at 12:00 AM

I’m glad Rubio sat out the veepstakes. We need him in 2016.

Flapjackmaka on March 7, 2012 at 11:57 PM

He has? Did I miss something or did it get lost in the time warp?

JPeterman on March 8, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Mitt Romney’s five-year-long hostile takeover bid for the Republican Party — and the presidency

What a dingbat and drama queen.

VorDaj on March 8, 2012 at 12:01 AM

If I may make a prediction: Regardless of who the nominee is, the VP will be either Rubio or Allen West.

Lanceman on March 7, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Lanceman, you give us hope. :-)

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Igor R. on March 8, 2012 at 12:00 AM

I know. Jindal’s happy in LA , anyway.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 8, 2012 at 12:02 AM

I can guarantee you he will not pick Jindal.

Igor R. on March 8, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Who do you think? VA governor? All white? It takes McDonnell out for Presidential consideration but someone has to be his VP.

Flapjackmaka on March 8, 2012 at 12:02 AM

melle1228 on March 8, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Jindal doesn’t do well scripted-but let him go off on his own and…

annoyinglittletwerp on March 8, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Like McCain, Rubio thought the Libyan “rebels” were heroes. He is totally unfit to be CIC.

VorDaj on March 8, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Hopefully Romney will pull a McCain and actually nominate someone I can be excited about. At least then I can dream that that person is at the top of the ticket and not the bottom.

melle1228 on March 7, 2012 at 11:55 PM

That would be great, but really, what do you think the odds of that happening are?

cynccook on March 7, 2012 at 11:57 PM

Probably slim to none. Establishment saw that happen last time and is not about to make the same mistake twice.

/Can’t have the base actually excited about a real conservative, that would be counterproductive to the progressive wing of the Republican party

AZfederalist on March 8, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Who do you think? VA governor? All white? It takes McDonnell out for Presidential consideration but someone has to be his VP.

Flapjackmaka on March 8, 2012 at 12:02 AM

He has to pick a southern white evangelical or a hispanic, unless Santorum makes him an offer he can’t refuse.

Igor R. on March 8, 2012 at 12:04 AM

You fixed nothing mittbot. I didn’t say Gingrich was perfect, I asked the question, who was closer to Tea Party ideals, the person behind the Contract with America, or the person who authored Romneycare?

I note that you were only able to sling mud against Gingrich, you were unable to put forth a Tea Party ideal action that Mitt accomplished. If there is one, please name it because nobody else has been able to find anything.

AZfederalist on March 7, 2012 at 11:26 PM

You oversimplified things into a false dilemma; my intent was to show you your argument wasn’t the best without having to beat it to death. But if you insist….

By your argument you’re suggesting that it’s a simple choice between the man who authored the Contract with America and the man who instituted a state mandate for health insurance when in reality it’s much more complex. You pitted Newt’s strongest point against Mitt’s weakest and asked us to choose. That’s nonsense.

As for who the Tea Party would support, I thought the Tea Party was a reaction to the growth of power in Washington and the need for the culture there to be changed. Newt Gingrich has been a creature of Washington for decades, both as a member of Congress and as a lobbyist or historian or whatever it was he did after he resigned in disgrace. Mitt has never been there.

Now maybe the Tea Party was about something else altogether. It was certainly motivated by Obamacare but that wasn’t what gave birth to it and both men have committed to repealing it; neither is totally clean on federal mandates in the past so there’s some reason to have lingering doubts about both of them so I’ll call that one a draw.

alchemist19 on March 8, 2012 at 12:04 AM

You know I really like Jindal, but the last time I saw him speak (scripted) was I think the rebuttal to the SOTU addresss. It was like watching paint dry. Has he gotten any better?

melle1228 on March 8, 2012 at 12:00 AM

He’s actually pretty great, and he won re-election last fall with 66% of the vote.

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 12:04 AM

Who do you think? VA governor? All white? It takes McDonnell out for Presidential consideration but someone has to be his VP.

Flapjackmaka on March 8, 2012 at 12:02 AM

I hate racial politics, but I would hope that the Romney camp would understand that their weakness is the “rich white” guy syndrome. It will probably take someone like a Rubio, West or even a Blackburn to overcome that.

melle1228 on March 8, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Lanceman, you give us hope. :-)

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Florida is extremely important. Hard to win without Florida. Rubio & West can only help with the latinos nationwide.

Lanceman on March 8, 2012 at 12:05 AM

“‘We’re never going to call on anybody to get out, but what we are calling is on Tea Party supporters and conservatives is to rally behind the only candidate that has demonstrated over and over again that he’s the one who can compete against Mitt Romney,’ [Santorum strategist John] Brabender said.

“‘The real key right now is, can we get an opportunity to get a one-on-one shot with Mitt Romney,’ he said. ‘What we found is, Gingrich did a nice job in his home state, but I don’t even think he had a second place anywhere else … It’s time for conservatives to say ‘Look, we’re going to rally behind one candidate, Rick Santorum.’”

Gee, Senator Seth Pecksniff wuvves the Tea Party now? Gosh, surprise, surprise, surprise!

What a humiliating cast of clowns these punks are.

ebrown2 on March 8, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Rubio and West are very different. West is an adult and Rubio is a child. See Libya.

VorDaj on March 8, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Uh, do these idiots really think the tea party is going to get behind Mittens?

platypus on March 8, 2012 at 12:07 AM

Tough day for trucons.

So much fail in one day.

Saint Brietbart’s flop… no scratch that…. his legacy got scooped.

However, Buzzfeed didn’t just scoop brietbart they also proved he was planning to smear and spin a nothing burger vid.

The biggest Fuk u was when Hannity had to use the buzzfeed clip.

HAHA.

It was so much fail 150 comments into the QOTD thread on the big reveal night and this comment makes only the second mention of it.

Just like every other magic bullet the trucons have waited breathlessly for this one misses the target.

And just to add salt to the wound, Allah posts an Eeyore piece about how y’all are going to have to eat another sh1t sandwich with Romney.

Obama for the win.

freshface on March 8, 2012 at 12:07 AM

Rubio and West are very different. West is an adult and Rubio is a child. See Libya.

VorDaj on March 8, 2012 at 12:06 AM

I can’t imagine Romney picking West. Not his style.

Igor R. on March 8, 2012 at 12:08 AM

Florida is extremely important. Hard to win without Florida. Rubio & West can only help with the latinos nationwide.

Lanceman on March 8, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Hopefully whoever runs in the VP slot will be tough enough to survive the Palinization they’ll be sure to receive. Hey, where’s Mr. Bmore?

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 12:08 AM

You fixed nothing mittbot.

AZfederalist on March 7, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Heh. I like that. “You fixed nothing, Mittbot!”

“You’ll get nothing and like it!”

-Judge Smales

Lanceman on March 8, 2012 at 12:08 AM

Romney must choose as his VP a transgender evangelical latino nudist … I mean buddhist.

VorDaj on March 8, 2012 at 12:08 AM

freshface on March 8, 2012 at 12:07 AM

Go bop yourself, moby.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 8, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Uh, do these idiots really think the tea party is going to get behind Mittens?

platypus on March 8, 2012 at 12:07 AM

I’m haven’t officially signed up for anything, but we do go to some of the meetings and I can assure you, it’s ABO as far as the eye can see.

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 12:09 AM

And just to add salt to the wound, Allah posts an Eeyore piece about how y’all are going to have to eat another sh1t sandwich with Romney.

Obama for the win.

freshface on March 8, 2012 at 12:07 AM

Thank you for reminding me that despite how bloody these primaries get.. We do have a common enemy.

melle1228 on March 8, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Regardless of who the nominee is, the VP will be either Rubio or Allen West.

Lanceman on March 7, 2012 at 11:59 PM

I think Rubio was smart enough to denounce not going to be VP. He doesnt want to be on the side that lost to Obama

Flapjackmaka on March 8, 2012 at 12:09 AM

ebrown2 on March 8, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Don’t be pecksniffian.

Obama for the win.

freshface on March 8, 2012 at 12:07 AM

BWAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAA!

Grammy!

Lanceman on March 8, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Obama for the win. America for the loss.

freshface on March 8, 2012 at 12:07 AM

How can people be so blind? Is it a genetic flaw or do their environments somehow screw them up>

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Is it a genetic flaw or do their environments somehow screw them up>

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 12:10 AM

LOL– I don’t think it is genetic unless I missed the gene. My whole family is voting for Obama then there is me :)

melle1228 on March 8, 2012 at 12:12 AM

Go bop yourself, moby.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 8, 2012 at 12:09 AM

LOL Had a good day?

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 12:12 AM

Uh, do these idiots really think the tea party is going to get behind Mittens?

platypus on March 8, 2012 at 12:07 AM

I’m haven’t officially signed up for anything, but we do go to some of the meetings and I can assure you, it’s ABO as far as the eye can see.

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Yes. I can get behind a Romney without a Palin.

Lanceman on March 8, 2012 at 12:12 AM

How can people be so blind? Is it a genetic flaw or do their environments somehow screw them up>

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 12:10 AM

It’s on account of personal experience and heredity.

VorDaj on March 8, 2012 at 12:12 AM

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 12:12
I work Thursday-Sun.
Right now-I’m just being a b*tch.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 8, 2012 at 12:13 AM

I’m haven’t officially signed up for anything, but we do go to some of the meetings and I can assure you, it’s ABO as far as the eye can see.

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Exactly. But that’s not the same as some deal getting cut so that one of the tea party’s less-obnoxious choices drops out.

That is the cronyism that the tea party loathes, and it would prevent any large group movement towards Mittens. What will happen is that if the system plays the peeps for suckers again, the tea party reaction will be to concentrate on the congressional races and ignore the POTUS race.

And don’t think the tea party isn’t watching this whole “Inevitable Mittens” meme real close.

platypus on March 8, 2012 at 12:14 AM

My whole family is voting for Obama then there is me :)

melle1228 on March 8, 2012 at 12:12 AM

If you family wants to live in a third world country why don’t they just move to Venezuela or Zimbabwe?

VorDaj on March 8, 2012 at 12:14 AM

‘I have to tell you, it makes me very worried about our chances to win in November.’”

The incontinent of the brain/pants wasn’t this concerned in 2008.

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2012 at 12:14 AM

LOL– I don’t think it is genetic unless I missed the gene. My whole family is voting for Obama then there is me :)

melle1228 on March 8, 2012 at 12:12 AM

Well, that’s easy then. Invite them all over the night before the election and serve them some homemade punch — spiked with Visine. (Well, it worked in Wedding Crashers!)

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 12:15 AM

Is this for real?

I’m looking into the “Time Warp” issue.

Looks like one of the servers is gaining about 90 seconds a day. I’ll get it sorted out.

In the meantime: here’s the new Hot Air theme song: Time Warp – The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Mark Jaquith on March 7, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Link.

And this on the second page of the thread…

“Time Warp” issues should be fixed now.

One of the servers insisted on living two minutes and fifty-two seconds in the future. It has been fired from its job as a Hot Air server until it can learn to join the rest of us in the present.

Mark Jaquith on March 7, 2012 at 11:58 PM

JPeterman on March 8, 2012 at 12:17 AM

I can’t imagine Romney picking West. Not his style.

Igor R. on March 8, 2012 at 12:08 AM

If his math adds up, a big if, then it’ll be Bob McDonnell of VA.

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2012 at 12:18 AM

The incontinent of the brain/pants wasn’t this concerned in 2008.

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2012 at 12:14 AM

He was quite concerned he could win by accident. Soros’s orders were “don’t win or else!”

Igor R. on March 8, 2012 at 12:18 AM

I don’t like Rubio, and then there are these rumors about the Romney/Ron Paul understanding about Rand. I don’t want either of these two to be VPs.

Igor R. on March 7, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Neither Paul will be VP; first, no one would trust them with it; second, they are smart enough to know that it’s a crappy job and would rather have a cabinet position. I know there’s a contradiction there too.

slickwillie2001 on March 8, 2012 at 12:18 AM

I think Romney will go for the VA governor.

Then we have a good field for 2016 minus Jeb Bush.

Flapjackmaka on March 8, 2012 at 12:18 AM

melle1228 on March 8, 2012 at 12:12 AM

If that’s the case you should ask one of ur family members to stay home with you.

Your votes cancel each others out but by staying home you depress his vote total.

freshface on March 8, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Right now-I’m just being a b*tch.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 8, 2012 at 12:13 AM

I don’t know about that. What kind of person goes to a website that represents the polar opposite of their politcal beliefs just to post a bunch of nonsense? There should be a designation in the DSM for that syndrome.

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Too many people are freakin out. Still 8 months until the election. That is plenty of time. Romney should take it by May or June. The thought of 4 more years of Obama should give us all shivers. To me Romney is Lincoln in comparison. Everyone will rally behind him. As long as we don’t have the wrong 3rd party candidate, we should be good.

FREEDOM4906 on March 8, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Romney isnt going to pick Allen West:

1) Allen West is too much of a shoot from the lip guy calling broads like that Debbie Downer bad names and such. Its just bad form and we dont need any more “war on women” meme. So, he is out. Plus, he is rather limited, not very broad experience.

2) Sarah Palin thinks Allen West would be a great pick so you know it must be a dumb idea.

Romney will make a great pick. Not sure who yet…maybe Rubio, maybe somebody else. But here is a guarantee….he wont make a real stupid pick like McCain did in 2008. Mitt is a smart guy, and THAT was a dumb move by Mav. Guarandamntee you that Mav has told Mitt in private what a bad move picking the know-nothing from Alaska was.

BTW, Sarah Palin voted for Newt in Alaska….Newt came in LAST in Alaska

Ann Romney thanked Senator Murkowski for helping Mitt. Mitt came in FIRST in Alaska.

See how this works??? Winners. Losers. You know….stuff.

Jailbreak on March 8, 2012 at 12:20 AM

If that’s the case you should ask one of ur family members to stay home with you.

Your votes cancel each others out but by staying home you depress his vote total.

freshface on March 8, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Not really since we are voting in different states. I live in a firmly redstate(Tennessee). They live in a firmly blue state(Illinois.)

melle1228 on March 8, 2012 at 12:20 AM

Neither Paul will be VP; first, no one would trust them with it; second, they are smart enough to know that it’s a crappy job and would rather have a cabinet position. I know there’s a contradiction there too.

slickwillie2001 on March 8, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Well nobody is their right mind would pick Ron Paul as their VP for obvious reasons, but Rand actually fits the profile outside of any understandings. Now that this has been “exposed” even if there is nothing there, it makes this less likely, but still possible.

Igor R. on March 8, 2012 at 12:20 AM

JPeterman on March 8, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Thank you very much. Hopefully the “posting too fast…” is gone too. It kept doing that for minutes. Why have it in the first place?

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2012 at 12:20 AM

It’s on account of personal experience and heredity.

VorDaj on March 8, 2012 at 12:12 AM

Let’s pray for a cure!

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 12:20 AM

ebrown2 on March 8, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Don’t be pecksniffian.


Lanceman on March 8, 2012 at 12:10 AM

I leave that to Sanctimonious Santorum, the union thug’s friend.

As for “Captain Inevitable,” let’s all repeat his motto:

“The beatings will commence until morale improves.”

ebrown2 on March 8, 2012 at 12:21 AM

Romney/Murkowski

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2012 at 12:22 AM

If his math adds up, a big if, then it’ll be Bob McDonnell of VA.

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2012 at 12:18 AM

McDonnell was the least coy of all possible candidates when asked about it.

Igor R. on March 8, 2012 at 12:22 AM

JPeterman on March 8, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Thank you very much. Hopefully the “posting too fast…” is gone too. It kept doing that for minutes. Why have it in the first place?

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2012 at 12:20 AM

It keeps people from chain-spamming 5 comments in a row.

ebrown2 on March 8, 2012 at 12:22 AM

I thought you were a liberal?

Lanceman on March 7, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Get real douche bag.

rubberneck on March 8, 2012 at 12:22 AM

Jailbreak on March 8, 2012 at 12:20 AM

I do believe that your hatred of Palin borders on pathological. I also think she lives rent free in your head. You do realize that she isn’t running and hasn’t been since 2008 right?

melle1228 on March 8, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Romney VP…Jeb Bush.

sharrukin on March 8, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Romney will make a great pick. Not sure who yet…maybe Rubio

rubio has already said he wont be VP. He is smart to know vp is a crappy job and it will only hurt him when mitt crashes. Have fun losing with mitt jailbait

Flapjackmaka on March 8, 2012 at 12:23 AM

It keeps people from chain-spamming 5 comments in a row.

ebrown2 on March 8, 2012 at 12:22 AM

You mean those HA HA HA Jailbreak-mania types?

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Romney/Murkowski

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2012 at 12:22 AM

Murkowski would be a good match for him, certainly symbolizing his attitude towards “going along to get along” and kicking the Tea Party in the teeth.

ebrown2 on March 8, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Probably slim to none. Establishment saw that happen last time and is not about to make the same mistake twice.

/Can’t have the base actually excited about a real conservative, that would be counterproductive to the progressive wing of the Republican party

AZfederalist on March 8, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Well, if you were advising a candidate, wouldn’t you caution him/her about choosing a running mate with the potential to outshine them? I guess that I would. It’s a balance between ‘helps the ticket’ and ‘co-opts the ticket,’ I guess.

cynccook on March 8, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Romney VP…Jeb Bush.

sharrukin on March 8, 2012 at 12:23 AM

No, No, No, No and H e double hockey sticks no!

:)

melle1228 on March 8, 2012 at 12:25 AM

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