Ann Romney: We’ve been looking at the option of a woman for VP

posted at 1:01 pm on July 5, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

From the same CBS News interview that Allahpundit highlighted yesterday, Mitt’s wife Ann Romney added a few interesting tidbits to the conversation:

Firstly, I think Mrs. Romney has it exactly right on Obama’s core campaign strategy:

“I feel like all he’s doing is saying, ‘Let’s kill this guy,” she said, seated next to her husband… “And I feel like that’s not really a very good campaign policy. …

In August, some Democratic strategists let leak to the press that Obama’s top aides were looking at a massive character takedown of Romney in light of a deterring economy; “kill Romney” was a phrase used by one. “That was their memo that came out from their campaign,” Ann Romney said. “And it’s like, ‘not when I’m next to him you better not.”

With the economy oscillating somewhere between mildly demoralizing and positively terrible, Obama can’t run on his vast record of broken promises. The ObamaCare-Tax ruling certainly didn’t do him any favors as far as giving him leeway to tout his achievements, so it’s all “evil profit-seeking Bain Capital did this” and “as Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney did that” — they’re definitely playing up the cheap populism on his swing-state bus tour today and Friday. (The bus tour is titled “Betting on America.” Translation: Mitt Romney outsourced jobs!)

Secondly, a little hint at what might be going on in the vice presidential vetting, perhaps?

Mitt Romney’s wife says her husband is thinking about picking a woman to be on his ticket this fall.

Ann Romney says in an interview, “We’ve been looking at that and I love that option as well.” …

The former Massachusetts governor, who was joined by his wife for the interview, declined to describe the status of the vice presidential search, saying “that’s something I’m keeping close with my team.”

Hmmm: An honest-to-goodness clue, or just another red herring in the Veep-speculation du jour? Sen. Kelly Ayotte, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, and Gov. Susana Martinez would be my guesses — Ayotte and McMorris Rodgers have been especially staunch surrogates for Romney in the campaign so far. But of course, only Team Romney really knows who’s on the list, and I’m sure they’re “considering” and seriously vetting at least a few people, so a lady may very well be an option as much as anyone else right now.


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I will agree that GOP politicians and conservtive commentators outside of Glenn Beck and Rush have been respectful of Michelle.

libfreeordie on July 5, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Your attempt at sarc aside, respect can never be demanded. It is earned.

Schadenfreude on July 5, 2012 at 4:34 PM

And only stupid women are for Obama.

Schadenfreude on July 5, 2012 at 4:26 PM

So totally true!

Even you would flip to read the things I have on Conservatives sites that liblets have posted.

But what I find, S, is that liberal males are the most vile, the most abusive against Conservative women. The NOW gang are bad, but women can get to at least a cessation of hostilities. Liberal males? Not so much or easily.

I have seen liberal males write things that would totally appall an average person. Worse, they think they’re ‘right’ and liberal feminists sit in silent tacit approval.

Liberals aren’t just ugly in themselves. Their deepest and truest ugliness, in my view, is that they think they’re somehow ‘justified’.

Liam on July 5, 2012 at 4:36 PM

How is this different than Halliburton receiving federal contracts with Cheney in the White House?

libfreeordie on July 5, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Ah, the “H” word. You really need to give that one up.

Especially since Halliburton also received federal contracts while Democrats Lyndon Johnson, Bill Clinton and Barack O’bama were in the White House. The latter one, in 2009, has been religiously scrubbed by your Democrat Media, but it did happen.

BTW, another one of your heroes, George Soros, bought $61 million worth of Halliburton 5 years ago. You must be so proud of him!

Likewise, many Halliburton employees, including a black senior vice president, donated to O’bama in 2008. I’m sure you’re proud of all of them as well.

Del Dolemonte on July 5, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Don’t bother with Beck at all, so I don’t know what he’s said.

As for Limbaugh, he calls her “Michelle ma Belle”. How is that an “insult”?

Del Dolemonte on July 5, 2012 at 4:33 PM

All Rush is doing is quoting Paul McCartney, who sang that to Moochie at one of their White House weekend Lobster and Wagyu beef bacchanalias.

slickwillie2001 on July 5, 2012 at 4:40 PM

How is this different than Halliburton Boeing receiving federal contracts with Cheney in the White House to build B-52 bombers?

libfreeordie on July 5, 2012 at 4:02 PM

You show an amazing grasp of history. /sarc

Liam on July 5, 2012 at 4:41 PM

As a student of the Sciences all my life, including psychology, there is no explanation of liberals.

It’s easy to call them crazy, but they aren’t. Liberals are coherent, not fitting any psychological or legal definition of insane. Liberals are fully cognizant.

Speaking scientifically, liberals needs a whole new classification unto themselves.

Liam on July 5, 2012 at 4:13 PM

From 2010, researchers find the “liberal gene”.

Del Dolemonte on July 5, 2012 at 4:42 PM

You’re wrong. I call them leftist latrine rats, always. They ski on the medium they dwell in. When starved or threatened they are the most fun to watch. I like the analogy.

Schadenfreude on July 5, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Ooohhh.
Well ok, then.
I thought you meant it insultingly.
I imagine the memo that provided the ‘kill Romney’ silly brouhaha can be similarly explained away.

verbaluce on July 5, 2012 at 4:45 PM

libfreeordie on July 5, 2012 at 4:02 PM

FIFY – Not that you’re at all interested in facts but Clinton also gave Haliburton no-bid contracts and rightly so as there are only 4 companies in the world who do what Haliburton does but they are the best at it and the only one based in the USA.

Buttercup on July 5, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Some of the stuff Halliburton does is in fact only done by 1 other company in the world. That company is in France, so it’s understandable why they were not used in the Iraq War.

And as I’ve posted here on Hot Gas countless times, the relationship Democrat Lyndon Johnson had with Halliburton via its KBR subsidiary is legendary. He climbed into bed with them 5 years before Dick Cheney was even born, and never left.

Del Dolemonte on July 5, 2012 at 4:46 PM

And only stupid women are for Obama.

Schadenfreude on July 5, 2012 at 4:26 PM

So totally true!

Liam on July 5, 2012 at 4:36 PM

We are at like, so totally a silly place in this conversation.

verbaluce on July 5, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Del Dolemonte on July 5, 2012 at 4:42 PM

I do not believe there is a liberal gene any more than there is a gay one.

There is something seriously wrong with liblets, to be sure, Del. But there is no scientific explanation for them, no recognized classification.

Maybe the APA needs to create one. But I won’t hold my breath, since the APA is overstuffed with liberals.

Liam on July 5, 2012 at 4:49 PM

From 2010, researchers find the “liberal gene”.

Del Dolemonte on July 5, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Meh. Reads like agenda driven “science”.

Lead researcher James H. Fowler of UC San Diego and his colleagues hypothesized that people with the novelty-seeking gene variant would be more interested in learning about their friends’ points of view. As a consequence, people with this genetic predisposition who have a greater-than-average number of friends would be exposed to a wider variety of social norms and lifestyles, which might make them more liberal than average.

Because conservatives don’t care about their friends’ points of view and stuff. Plus we only hold these values becasue we’re not open minded enough. /

Kataklysmic on July 5, 2012 at 4:50 PM

And as I’ve posted here on Hot Gas countless times, the relationship Democrat Lyndon Johnson had with Halliburton via its KBR subsidiary is legendary. He climbed into bed with them 5 years before Dick Cheney was even born, and never left.

Del Dolemonte on July 5, 2012 at 4:46 PM

And my point was that both parties engage in patronage politics.

libfreeordie on July 5, 2012 at 4:52 PM

We are at like, so totally a silly place in this conversation.

verbaluce on July 5, 2012 at 4:47 PM

How about, in your ‘debate’, you post the WHOLE exchange instead of being lame to make a point?

Or is the concept of honesty a thing YOU do not want because of YOUR nature?

Liam on July 5, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Another reason that I would suggest John Kyl.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on July 5, 2012 at 2:23 PM

Jon Kyl is 70. He may not look it, but he is.

bw222 on July 5, 2012 at 4:54 PM

HILLARY CLINTON. Mark my words.

TheAudacityofNOPE on July 5, 2012 at 4:56 PM

verbaluce on July 5, 2012 at 4:45 PM

It’s always an insult.

Schadenfreude on July 5, 2012 at 4:56 PM

It’s always an insult.

Schadenfreude on July 5, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Liberals…Just that, just them.

Liam on July 5, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Del Dolemonte on July 5, 2012 at 4:46 PM

And my point was that both parties engage in patronage politics.

libfreeordie on July 5, 2012 at 4:52 PM

By cherry-picking a Republican example and then ignoring a subsequent Democrat example?

Dr. Goebbels would tell give you an A+

Del Dolemonte on July 5, 2012 at 5:00 PM

As a student of the Sciences all my life, including psychology, there is no explanation of liberals.

It’s easy to call them crazy, but they aren’t. Liberals are coherent, not fitting any psychological or legal definition of insane. Liberals are fully cognizant.

Speaking scientifically, liberals needs a whole new classification unto themselves.

Liam on July 5, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Western leftists are self-haters. Western civilization, being individualistic, uses guilt as the main controlling mechanism. Leftists are generally those individuals with weak or damaged personalities who couldn’t handle the normal guilt mechanism – like children who see horror movies and can’t sleep for weeks because of runaway imaginations that constantly recreate the horror story for them. The weak Western personalities react to the normal guilt mechanism this way, with their imaginations running out of control and constantly creating more guilt for their personalities (guilt that is disembodied and unconnected to anything real) which makes them extremely unhappy and causes several reactions in them.

The first reaction is the Western antidote to guilt, which is atonement. Leftists get stuck in this idea of constantly needing to atone for imagined guilt and made-up sins.

The second reaction – the more dangerous one – is that Western leftists look to blame someone for their weak personalities and all-encompassing guilt. They generally blame their fathers for this, the authorities who taught them the guilt reaction, to start with. They also blame their mothers (who didn’t seem to stop it) and thus turn their ire on all who remind them of their parents and (being self-haters, since they are full of guilt) everything that reminds them of themselves – namely, their society. These demented weak Western leftists are turned into machines oriented towards nothing but self-haters who blame their own society and everything that reminds them of themselves and looks to make them all carry out the Western method of alleviating guilt – atonement. But, in these cases nothing short of total destruction will serve to atone for the illusory guilt that invades and overtakes the demented Western leftist’s psyche.

That’s how I’ve long viewed the mechanism that’s created the self-hating societally suicidal Western leftist. You’ll notice that societies that don’t employ guilt as a main control mechanism (such as islamic societies, which use (public) shame as their main control mechanism) almost never generate self-hating suicidal idiots (obviously, suicide bombers aren’t into suicide but into bombing and attacking others). They generate homicidal maniacs in their weak personalities who try to alleviate their illusory feelings of shame by the antidote in the islamic world … revenge.

That’s why I’ve long described the major delineation of the West and the islamic world by:

Individualism/Guilt/Atonement versus Tribalism/Shame/Revenge

Almost everything that has happened between our cultures boils down to this. Our individualism and use of guilt is extremely powerful (and is what raised the West over all the world) but the downside is that our weak personalities become dangerous self-haters and haters of our own society, while tribalists have a much weaker culture but their weak personalities end up taking it all out on “others” in some perverted notion of revenge.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 5, 2012 at 5:06 PM

In the meanwhile governors are smart.

Schadenfreude on July 5, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Western civilization, being individualistic, uses guilt as the main controlling mechanism.

That comment alone destroys your entire argument.

Liam on July 5, 2012 at 5:16 PM

That comment alone destroys your entire argument.

Liam on July 5, 2012 at 5:16 PM

“If you were right, I’d agree with you.”

My argument is sound and correct.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 5, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Quit pandering. Who’s the we in we’ve?

lonestar1 on July 5, 2012 at 5:21 PM

A few weeks ago, before the ObamaCare decision came down by the SCOTUS, I successfully predicted the outcome, while many were so sure the mandate would fail and ObamaCare would become a moot issue.

My conclusion was based on a HotAir Headline having to do with the White House not wasting time on a “Plan B” if and when ObamaCare went down in flames. This was my clue that Obama and his henchmen already knew the outcome in advance. It was going to be his “Trifecta” moment, because he had just recently agreed with gays getting married and he instructed the Feds to lay off illegal immigrants.

Having the gays and the majority of Hispanics firmly entrenched in his back pocket, the ObamaCare decision would energize the rest of his base…those who are and always will be counting on the Federal government from cradle to grave.

Yes, he knew the outcome of ObamaCare and the ruling for Arizona as well and he and his administration were running around the country fundraising for the election, not wasting time wondering about how the SCOTUS would rule in either case.

Now, it has been said that Obama will pull out an “October Surprise” just before the election by instructing that all laws pertaining to the illegal use of pot be ignored by law enforcement. I absolutely agree this will happen. This will energize the young and middle-aged, undecided and independent base that he needs to pull off a landslide victory in November. The polls will be packed with his followers…young, middle-aged, gays and lesbians, Hispanics, Blacks, independents, moderates and Romney will wind up with a showing worse than McCain.

The country of true American patriots will never recover after that. The beginning of the end will be upon us, and no one group of people can be more responsible than that miserable bunch of jokers we refer to as “Republican Congresspeople.” American patriots gave them ample opportunities over the last few decades to tackle the healthcare debacle and well as other pressing issues of our time. But the self-serving, pompous asses blew it, all the while enriching lives for themselves and their families.

Over the course of the next few years, while the American patriots witness the final destruction of the middle class, you can be sure those in Washington will have nothing to fear. They, their families and cronies, will still be comfortable regardless of higher gas prices, higher food prices, skyrocketing utility costs and on and on. Obama and the Dems will take care of the lazy and dependent, and “Republican Fat Cats” will continue to feed off our emotions, at the same time laughing all the way to the bank.

metroryder on July 5, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Your attempt at sarc aside, respect can never be demanded. It is earned.

Schadenfreude on July 5, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Honor has not to be won; it must only not be lost. – Schopenhauer

VorDaj on July 5, 2012 at 5:31 PM

My argument is sound and correct.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 5, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Be full of yourself all you like. Others who read this exchange will decide by their own views.

It is impossible for ‘individualists’ to create a civilazation. Only liblets buy into that.

Liberals are NOT civilized. They show hate all over.

You seem one of them, arrogant and hateful.

Really–by what standard are YOU so correct?

Liam on July 5, 2012 at 5:32 PM

I’ll say it again, if Romney is going to pick a woman for the Vice Presidential nod, Sarah Palin makes the most sense. Anyone else is going to be compared to her anyhow, so Palin as V.P. as second time around will draw the comparisons as to how she has IMPROVED as a candidate.

Jurisprudence on July 5, 2012 at 5:32 PM

It is impossible for ‘individualists’ to create a civilazation.

Liam on July 5, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Huh? What the hell are you talking about? Of course there are individualistic societies (such as ours, and Judeo-Christian cultures, in general, are individualistic) and of course there are tribalistic ones.

Dude. You really need to think about what you’re saying.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 5, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Jurisprudence on July 5, 2012 at 5:32 PM

What makes the most sense is picking someone who wants the job.

Buttercup on July 5, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Here’s my take away from this interview, Mitt is as expected a nice guy. Possibly a bit on the metrosexual, pw’d side. Sorry I ain’t spelling it out for you. Nice Boat House though.

Bmore on July 5, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Oh, one one other thing. This is for the Mitt fluffers in particular, thats right, you know who you are. Ann Romney for VP! You see We works fine for me in a family type conversation, We doesn’t work for me at all when deciding on VP selections. Before you get your panties all wadded up. Its just business.

Bmore on July 5, 2012 at 5:54 PM

let’s face it ….some GOPers don’t like women with children who work outside the home……

Pragmatic on July 5, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Huh? What the hell are you talking about? Of course there are individualistic societies (such as ours, and Judeo-Christian cultures, in general, are individualistic) and of course there are tribalistic ones.

Dude. You really need to think about what you’re saying.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 5, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Sorry I wasn’t clear there.

I was meaning, in a left-handed way, how liberals see themselves as ‘individualists’–people who claim to not go with the flow but sure as h3ll look like every other hippie.

Liblets like to presume and assume they are one-up. They love the idea they are ‘free-thinkers’. But such people can never form a coherent lasting society.

It was in that vein and concept from which I proceeded. I used my view against the Left, based on the reality you, me, and so many others know so well.

Liam on July 5, 2012 at 6:01 PM

What makes the most sense is picking someone who wants the job.

Buttercup on July 5, 2012 at 5:45 PM

That goes without saying. She declined to run for President, so it is quite logical to assume she doesn’t want to be Vice President either. Best way to avoid the Palin comparisons is for Romney to go with an all “vanilla” ticket – two white guys. I’ll be shocked if the Vice Presidential nod doesn’t go to either Senator Portman or Governor McDonnell. Believe me, I’d love for Jindal to get picked, or for Sarah Palin to say yes for the Vice Presidency again, but I have a feeling Romney is going to play it very, very safe.

Jurisprudence on July 5, 2012 at 6:05 PM

You assume Romney is serious about dismantling PlaceboCare.

Steve Eggleston on July 5, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Because I have to be. Otherwise we can all just give up.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on July 5, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Doesn’t matter who Mittens picks – he has McCain’s disease … who had Dole’s disease … it was their turn. They go through the motions, mouth the appropriate words to the chosen audience, and try to look good – but that’s all there is. The party ends with Obizmo’s reelection, and a life time term. The Consititution, you say? Roberts put a fork in it and called it done.

Welome to the newly dependant USA …

Friendly21 on July 5, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Nice Boat House though.

Bmore on July 5, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Believe it or not, his boathouse isn’t even the nicest one on Lake Winnipesaukee. Not even close.

Del Dolemonte on July 5, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Believe it or not, his boathouse isn’t even the nicest one on Lake Winnipesaukee. Not even close.

Del Dolemonte on July 5, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Oh I believe that, its not even as nice as some here. ; )

Bmore on July 5, 2012 at 6:15 PM

so a lady may very well be an option as much

I take slight issue with this. I remember my mom’s generation; most did not work; many did not drive and stayed at home and doted on their husbands (1st) and children (2nd). Women just took whatever their life gave them. Divorce was not generally accepted.

Females were mostly secretaries, stewardesses and
waitresses. Few owned businesses. Few owned their own homes;
in fact, it was very difficult to get a mortgage if one did not
have a husband. A lady was a “good girl”, a gal of gentility
and refinement.

My mother is still alive so it wasn’t that long ago.

In the past few decades much has changed. Females fought a lengthy battle to have the privilege of a career and some
equality.

I think the term “lady” does not apply to a female vice president.
“Woman” or “female” would be more appropriate. Just sayin!

Amjean on July 5, 2012 at 6:15 PM

I have to ask, do they send liberals to an “accuse the accusers” debate strategy camp when they are younguns?

Fallon on July 5, 2012 at 4:34 PM

So is that when morons like libfree get the USB port installed? The better to download the latest talking points. Keep in mind, as he/she/it (my bet is on the last) is spouting idiocy, Obama is on a bus tour called “betting on America” where he denounces Romney for sending jobs out of America in a fleet of busses his campaign purchased from Canada.

Happy Nomad on July 5, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Believe it or not, his boathouse isn’t even the nicest one on Lake Winnipesaukee. Not even close.

Del Dolemonte on July 5, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Oh I believe that, its not even as nice as some here. ; )

Bmore on July 5, 2012 at 6:15 PM

It just doesn’t matter, the old media mocked Governor Romney for owning two Cadillacs, one five-years old and one three-years old.

Most proggies wouldn’t be caught dead driving anything made in the USA.

slickwillie2001 on July 5, 2012 at 6:42 PM

The party ends with Obizmo’s reelection, and a life time term. The Consititution, you say? Roberts put a fork in it and called it done.

Welome to the newly dependant USA …

Friendly21 on July 5, 2012 at 6:09 PM

I think many, many people beyond the Republican base, conservatives, and Tea party Independents realize this – even some people of the “old” Left – that what’s in store for America if Obama is reelected. In that sense Romney is the perfect candidate. He’s ‘squishy’ enough on many, many political issues that anyone but the hard Left to, when the “pull the curtain” of the voting booth, feel safe enough for vote for. It was the same strategy Nixon used in ’72 against McGovern, who was the first “radical liberal” to run for President.

Jurisprudence on July 5, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Believe it or not, his boathouse isn’t even the nicest one on Lake Winnipesaukee. Not even close.

Del Dolemonte on July 5, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Oh I believe that, its not even as nice as some here. ; )

Bmore on July 5, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Supposedly Mitt’s boathouse is worth something like $600,000+ dollars. A boathouse on the other side of the lake sold a couple of years ago and was valued at $1.2 million.

And Mitt’s summer home is an outhouse compared to the mansions his friends the Marriotts own further up-lake. Ironically they sold him the land where he built his current house.

Del Dolemonte on July 5, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Most proggies wouldn’t be caught dead driving anything made in the USA.

slickwillie2001 on July 5, 2012 at 6:42 PM

I have to confess to looking up the word proggies. I don’t have tv. I do drive a GMC diesel truck, one of the nicest I’ve ever driven. Allison transmission, izuzu diesel, and all the creature comforts of a Cadillac. It is great for towing and 4 wheel takes it most anywhere I go. Plus it has a killer Bose sound system. I love it. I do wish it wasn’t a Government truck, so there’s that.

Bmore on July 5, 2012 at 6:58 PM

And Mitt’s summer home is an outhouse compared to the mansions his friends the Marriotts own further up-lake. Ironically they sold him the land where he built his current house.

Del Dolemonte on July 5, 2012 at 6:57 PM

So you sneer at success? How many people do those evil Marriots employ. Bet it’s far more than a loser like you.

Happy Nomad on July 5, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Most proggies wouldn’t be caught dead driving anything made in the USA.

slickwillie2001 on July 5, 2012 at 6:42 PM

I have to confess to looking up the word proggies. I don’t have tv. I do drive a GMC diesel truck, one of the nicest I’ve ever driven. Allison transmission, izuzu diesel, and all the creature comforts of a Cadillac. It is great for towing and 4 wheel takes it most anywhere I go. Plus it has a killer Bose sound system. I love it. I do wish it wasn’t a Government truck, so there’s that.

Bmore on July 5, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Most American made car:

2012 Toyota Avalon

Assembled: Georgetown, Ky. 

Percentage Made In U.S.: 85%

davidk on July 5, 2012 at 7:12 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeTzGLCvf4g

at the end of the clip she says a Palin/Romney or Romney/Palin ticket “sounds pretty good too”.

ROMNEY / PALIN 2012 ???

Would Ann approve?

PappyD61 on July 5, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Most American made car:

2012 Toyota Avalon

Assembled: Georgetown, Ky. 

Percentage Made In U.S.: 85%

davidk on July 5, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Hilarious. TFP.

slickwillie2001 on July 5, 2012 at 7:21 PM

LOL so hard at the fools proposing self-caricatures like Sarah Palin and Ann Coulter. Get out of your So-Con echo chamber social circles once in awhile. One of those jokes being on the ticket would be comparable to the d’s running DW Schultz or Markos Moulitsas as their VP candidate. Nobody but their (minority) radical fans can even stand those bitches.

It’ll be interesting and telling to see who the Flopney clique anoints as their leader’s lil helper. A bland, churchgoing, social-conservative, fiscal liberal will be what Romney wants. Who is dependent on him for their position already. (Nikki Haley, Kelly Ayotte). Flopney is a hardcore backroom deals and quid-pro-quo kind of operator. He’ll definitely appoint big-government DC insiders who have idiotic cult followings, as a cheap way to buy the lower-intelligence/info but passionate n angry wing of the party. Guys like John Bolton or all the “tea party” LOL 1st term hack senators being tossed around as possible picks.

Daikokuco on July 5, 2012 at 7:30 PM

LOL so hard at the fools proposing self-caricatures like Sarah Palin and Ann Coulter. Get out of your So-Con echo chamber social circles once in awhile. One of those jokes being on the ticket would be comparable to the d’s running DW Schultz or Markos Moulitsas as their VP candidate. Nobody but their (minority) radical fans can even stand those shrill kooks.

It’ll be interesting and telling to see who the Flopney clique anoints as their leader’s lil helper. A bland, churchgoing, social-conservative, fiscal liberal will be what Romney wants. Who is dependent on him for their position already. (Nikki Haley, Kelly Ayotte). Flopney is a hardcore backroom deals and quid-pro-quo kind of operator. He’ll definitely appoint big-government DC insiders who have idiotic cult followings, as a cheap way to buy the lower-intelligence/info but passionate n angry wing of the party. Guys like John Bolton or all the “tea party” LOL 1st term hack senators being tossed around as possible picks.

Daikokuco on July 5, 2012 at 7:31 PM

It surprises me that Mrs. Romney would be so, if I may say it, inept as to say her husband is out to figuratively “kill the other guy.” As sometimes we wonder whether Romney doesn’t really care that much about winning, and that he thinks that he can win without seriously knocking down the other guy (which is the key to winning in this case), so we are at least overjoyed that he wants to knock the other guy..

But you don’t trumpet this point publicly, that’s common sense.

anotherJoe on July 5, 2012 at 7:39 PM

It surprises me that Mrs. Romney would be so, if I may say it, inept as to say her husband is out to figuratively “kill the other guy.” As sometimes we wonder whether Romney doesn’t really care that much about winning, and that he thinks that he can win without seriously knocking down the other guy (which is the key to winning in this case), so we are at least overjoyed that he wants to knock the other guy..

But you don’t trumpet this point publicly, that’s common sense.

anotherJoe on July 5, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Firstly, I think Mrs. Romney has it exactly right on Obama’s core campaign strategy:

“I feel like all he’s((OBAMA)) doing is saying, ‘Let’s kill this guy,” she said, seated next to her husband… “And I feel like that’s not really a very good campaign policy. …

I did some changes for your enjoyment.

CW on July 5, 2012 at 8:05 PM

CW on July 5, 2012 at 8:05 PM

can you imagine if Sarah was mitts vp. leavitt, mitt and all their cronies would be put in jail before his first year is even up. hahahahaha.

renalin on July 5, 2012 at 8:52 PM

And the really sad part is the MSM will let them get away with these distractions.

Happy Nomad on July 5, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Whoever mentioned Ann Coulter as Press Secretary for Romney … I’d make sure to tune in virtually all press conferences just to see her rip the DC Press Corps to shreds.

The alternative problem, though, is that at the same time we are trying our damnedest to get rid of Obama and his band of Merry Marxists in the Senate and House, we also have to figure a way to neutralize the Fifth Column Treasonous Media. They need to be incapacitated in such a way that they never recover.

PatriotGal2257 on July 5, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Supposedly Mitt’s boathouse is worth something like $600,000+ dollars. A boathouse on the other side of the lake sold a couple of years ago and was valued at $1.2 million.

And Mitt’s summer home is an outhouse compared to the mansions his friends the Marriotts own further up-lake. Ironically they sold him the land where he built his current house.

Del Dolemonte on July 5, 2012 at 6:57 PM

So you sneer at success? How many people do those evil Marriots employ. Bet it’s far more than a loser like you.

Happy Nomad on July 5, 2012 at 7:08 PM

I think Del was just being entertaining, giving us a little travelogue snapshot of a place he knows, but most of us have never been to. The Lake properties sound fabulous!

Peace.

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on July 5, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Just got ho,e from work. There is no current female politician that would make a good veep this time ’round. Screw the tokenism and identity politics. I’m not voting for someone just because we’re both chicks.
PICK THE MOST QUALIFIED PERSON!
Mitt/ Jindal 2012.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 6, 2012 at 12:04 AM

And if she’s part of the campaign that makes her vulnerable to any and all of the disgusting attacks conservatives have leveled against Michelle Obama.

libfreeordie on July 5, 2012 at 3:06 PM

She’s a disgusting creature who hated her own country, the one that offered her everything, until the one she’s a beard for became president.

She is Madame Pompadour, about to lose her lobster lifestyle, spittin snakes.

That creature is disgusting.

Schadenfreude on July 6, 2012 at 1:24 AM

LOL so hard at the fools proposing self-caricatures like Sarah Palin and Ann Coulter. Get out of your So-Con echo chamber social circles once in awhile. One of those jokes being on the ticket would be comparable to the d’s running DW Schultz or Markos Moulitsas as their VP candidate. Nobody but their (minority) radical fans can even stand those shrill kooks.

Daikokuco on July 5, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Even a kookoo is right once in a while…

At least Sarah would have one heck of a fanbase, though. Annthrax Coulter jumped the shark long ago with any right-winger who wasn’t a chickenhawk lunatic with a Crusader fantasy, and again just recently.

It would be so freaking rich if Schults or Mouldysass got put in the VP slot…Obama himself would have competition for the title of “loud, stupid, arrogant, and proud of it.”

MelonCollie on July 6, 2012 at 8:52 AM

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