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 really do wish I could see this! It would be hilarious! The WH press corp would feel like they just took O-CareTax in suppository form!

dominigan on July 5, 2012 at 1:37 PM

If all those old-hand sexist liberal MSM penis-borrowers had to face Coulter just once, they’d all miss the next day’s press briefing for the hangovers they had. *L*

Liam on July 5, 2012 at 1:40 PM

OT, the ‘beautiful’ and Utopian stupid Megyn Kelly just advocated for the U.N. to take away all guns in the world.

Schadenfreude on July 5, 2012 at 1:37 PM

She’s been an idiot for a long time. I heard that bobble-headed fool over on Fox Business, Liz Clayman, arguing about the need for a health insurance mandate. I tried to switch from Fox (which is unbearable) to Fox Business, but there are nothing but tattooed skanks and ditzes at Fox Business … the only decent one over there is a transplanted Brit. It’s pathetic.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 5, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Nikki Haley?

Mr. Prodigy on July 5, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Go hide.

Schadenfreude on July 5, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Aww, are you that angry at Palin too for being ‘political’ without quite running for anything really? :)….

jimver on July 5, 2012 at 1:29 PM

She’s a politician, genius. I don’t hear Todd opening his mouth about anything. He knows how the SPOUSE of a politician is supposed to act.

What is wrong with you?

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 5, 2012 at 1:32 PM

..Todd merely made waves when he endorsed GIngrich, he was on Greta’s show when he announced said endorsement… that’s not exactly being discreet or keeping his mouth shut, is it now? :)…And Palin is an ex-politician turned political pundit, that would describe it best….

jimver on July 5, 2012 at 1:41 PM

……..if it’s a gal then it would have to be either Susanna Martinez or Condi.

but what would they bring to the ticket?

Martinez might bring Colorado and New Mexico, and maybe 10% of the Hispanic vote.

Rice would bring nothing but stature, Bush Family praise and ridicule from the Black community for being a “house slave”.

I’d guess Paul Ryan, or Martinez.

but it will tell us a lot about what is important to Mitt.

PappyD61 on July 5, 2012 at 1:42 PM

PALIN or WEST would be brave, brilliant, unexpected choices and would rally the troops like few can.

Pork-Chop on July 5, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Gee, I don’t know, how about he? Again, that’s not what her words indicate.
HB3 on July 5, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Yeah, she indicates her husband as looking at a woman because of identity politics. Gotcha. I hope he picks Susanna Martinez just so I can watch your head explode.

DRayRaven on July 5, 2012 at 1:43 PM

I’d like to see someone who won’t just sit back and take punches. I want someone who will figuratively kick them when they are down. That includes Romney.

freedomfirst on July 5, 2012 at 1:38 PM

^^^This, exactly.

PatriotGal2257 on July 5, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Olympia Snowe – much like Romney, a Northeast moderat…er, liberal who has nothing else to do. Remember, Romney’s top advisers still believe that the problem in 2008 was McCain appointing a conservative woman.

Steve Eggleston on July 5, 2012 at 1:44 PM

I hope he picks Susanna Martinez just so I can watch your head explode.

DRayRaven on July 5, 2012 at 1:43 PM

No – she’s needed in NM.

Schadenfreude on July 5, 2012 at 1:45 PM

..Todd merely made waves when he endorsed GIngrich, he was on Greta’s show when he announced said endorsement… that’s not exactly being discreet or keeping his mouth shut, is it now? :)…

Then he fluked up and stuck his nose where it doesn’t belong. But him “endorsing” Newt is still more of a personal opinion rather than what Ann Romney’s doing. I don’t expect you to understand this, though.

And Palin is an ex-politician turned political pundit, that would describe it best….

jimver on July 5, 2012 at 1:41 PM

“Political pundit”. You said it yourself, Einstein. What does a “political pundit” do? Is Ann Romney a campaign strategist?

If you like spouses being active parts of campaigns and the jobs of their spouses, then good for you. I don’t like spouses to stick their noses in something they have no business in. We don’t vote for couples. We vote for individuals. I guess you vote for the whole family, though.

This is pathetic.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 5, 2012 at 1:46 PM

If Mitt is wanting a female running mate, why not Hillary?

I’m not joking. As a tactic, it would disrupt everything on the Democrat side.

Liam on July 5, 2012 at 1:21 PM

For the same reason Obama didn’t want Hillary as his running mate (and won’t ask her to be his for ’12).
Because Romney wants to live at least one full hour after being sworn in, and that’s not likely for any one person standing in between Hillary and the Oval Office.

DrAllecon on July 5, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Perhaps Mitt Romney might want to act on his wife’s intuition and step up the hard-hitting ad campaign in the battleground states. If Obama is able to define him for voters before he defines himself then the “let’s kill this guy” strategy may work. This would be a terrible tragedy for the nation. We deserve better than a second term of Obama, but Romney needs to make that case more forcefully with the less informed voters.

Jill1066 on July 5, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Whomsoever he chooses, she’s a “squish” and “proof” that Mittens is DOOMED….it’s why I am voting for Gary Johnson/

JFKY on July 5, 2012 at 1:47 PM

huskerdiva on July 5, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Hey darlin’
How’ve you been? This weather is beyond gross…

OmahaConservative on July 5, 2012 at 1:47 PM

staffer’s = staffers. For Pete’s sake …

PatriotGal2257 on July 5, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Whoever it is, I hope they can withstand the media.

Cindy Munford on July 5, 2012 at 1:47 PM

I’m getting a little tired of the ‘veepstakes’ articles. Romney has played this very close to the vest and its apparent that no one knows who’s even on the short list as evinced by all the ‘maybe’ articles.

Romney needs to make a decision and an announcement sooner rather than later. He needs to appear thorough and we all understand the necessity to avoid stepping on anyone’s toes by NOT adding the name to the list up for consideration, but Romney runs the risk of appearing to dally on making this decision and worse, risks appearing indecisive.

Personally, I’d like to see Romney choose someone who has already been thoroughly vetted, whom the public has already been introduced to on the national stage, and has governing experience. Reliability,stability,experience, and unerring competence are key factors.

The nation is in economic peril, as is the global economy. Beyond the necessity for good domestic policy, these conditions raise important foreign policy questions and attendant risks. I don’t think this is the right time for yet another grand social experiment.

thatsafactjack on July 5, 2012 at 1:47 PM

So stupid.

What’s she supposed to say?

“Oh, no, they’re not looking at women. The Irish, either!”

Marcus on July 5, 2012 at 1:48 PM

I really do wish I could see this! It would be hilarious! The WH press corp would feel like they just took O-CareTax in suppository form!

dominigan on July 5, 2012 at 1:37 PM

After the first press briefing by Coulter to the long-entrenched sexist liberal males of the WH press corps, they would miss the second because of the hangovers they had. *L*

She wouldn’t just rain on their parade. She would be a hurricane.

Liam on July 5, 2012 at 1:48 PM

OT, the ‘beautiful’ and Utopian stupid Megyn Kelly just advocated for the U.N. to take away all guns in the world.

Schadenfreude on July 5, 2012 at 1:37 PM

She can be disarmingly candid in expressing dumb opinions, sometimes…And that kind of candor is really not complimentary when it comes to a pro anchoress, or whatever she professes herself to be, talk show lead woman :)…..some brain filter is what she lacks sometimes…

jimver on July 5, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Mitt isn’t going to pick any of the fiery candidates we would like, such as Allen West, Palin, etc., because they don’t fit his personality. But that is what is needed to get some excitement into this race. Otherwise, it’s blah!

silvernana on July 5, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Such silliness. We are selecting someone who could be president and withstand a grueling campaign, not someone who can entertain us with a standup comedy routine.

Both names you mentioned would be TERRIBLE choices. Though right on many issues, Sarah Palin is a quitter who couldn’t even finish one term as governor. Palin would be more of a gimmicky, novelty candidate, and she’s widely regarded as a joke. Any VP nominee who could find the US on a world map would be an instant improvement over the intellectually-challenged Sarah Palin.

Alan West is a good man, but he lacks experience and message discipline.

Romney can do much better than these two with his selection.

bluegill on July 5, 2012 at 1:49 PM

For the same reason Obama didn’t want Hillary as his running mate (and won’t ask her to be his for ’12).
Because Romney wants to live at least one full hour after being sworn in, and that’s not likely for any one person standing in between Hillary and the Oval Office.

DrAllecon on July 5, 2012 at 1:46 PM

That’s why God created, “Double the security!” *L*

Liam on July 5, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Cathy McMorris Rodgers…..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathy_McMorris_Rodgers

First off she’s the 4th highest ranking woman in the U.S. House and she’s in her early 40′s. She also has a downs syndrome baby and she’s attractive. She’s from Washington state.

Bad choice.

She’s too attractive, she would hear the “what about raising your children” crap that Palin heard and frankly she’s only in her mid 40′s. She’s got a great story (descendents walked the Oregon Trail, not the Kenyan trail like OJesus) but the media would chew her up……and what would she bring to the ticket exactly?

PappyD61 on July 5, 2012 at 1:50 PM

First, there are a handful of women who are qualified for Veep. So I’m certain there were a few on the long list.

But did anyone think Ann Romney say anything other than that her husband was looking at a few women, and she would like to see a woman as Veep?

If Romney had narrowed the list of potential running mates to Jindal, Pawlenty, Ryan, Portman and Rubio, would anyone expect Ann Romney to announce that there is no woman on the short list?

Mister Mets on July 5, 2012 at 1:51 PM

What’s she supposed to say?

“Oh, no, they’re not looking at women. The Irish, either!”

Marcus on July 5, 2012 at 1:48 PM

She’s not supposed to say “WE’RE” doing anything. SHe’s not supposed to be talking about our future governance as if its a Romney family sport. Did Ann Romney sit in on Bain board meetings, too? Did Bain ask Ann Romney for advice?

Whatever happened to the idea that we are voting for a politician and not his whole family? Whatever happened to the family understanding that?

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 5, 2012 at 1:51 PM

That’s why God created, “Double the security!” *L*

Liam on July 5, 2012 at 1:50 PM

It certainly would make things interesting.

DrAllecon on July 5, 2012 at 1:52 PM

I wonder if in the debates Romney could, while speaking relevant facts and making his points, he could kill Obama with kindness. That’s something Jindal would do. Not weakness, but kindness. To say, in a kind way, Obama, you are a failure, in over your head, and you must go now. Facts are powerful things. If you make it a contest of personalities, Obama will win. If you make it about reality, we win.

Paul-Cincy on July 5, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Interesting – “we’ve” been looking?

Guess we know who wears the pants in that family. Totally unsurprising with the milquetoast, bollock-less Romney.

inthemiddle on July 5, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Why would Palin ever want to be associated with a moderate like Romney?

idesign on July 5, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Steve Eggleston on July 5, 2012 at 1:44 PM

You’re bad…funny…but bad:)…and I should know.

kingsjester on July 5, 2012 at 1:54 PM

and while the juvies in the barry.press try to talk about words, just words…the leviathan has written 13K pages of regs…and they’ve just started.

the Leviathan will get very big before long…even France will envy us for the vast scope of government

r keller on July 5, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Interesting – “we’ve” been looking?

Guess we know who wears the pants in that family. Totally unsurprising with the milquetoast, bollock-less Romney.

inthemiddle on July 5, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Guess who’s the real man in the Obama household?… the constantly angry snake-spitting Michelle.

Schadenfreude on July 5, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Ayotte and McMorris Rodgers have been especially staunch surrogates for Romney in the campaign so far

They’re terrific, but it’s very doubtful he will chose legislators when so many fine governors are available of both the male and female gender.

Buy Danish on July 5, 2012 at 1:57 PM

the milquetoast, bollock-less Romney.

inthemiddle on July 5, 2012 at 1:54 PM

There is no bigger eunuch in the world than Obama.

Schadenfreude on July 5, 2012 at 1:58 PM

She’s been an idiot for a long time. I heard that bobble-headed fool over on Fox Business, Liz Clayman, arguing about the need for a health insurance mandate. I tried to switch from Fox (which is unbearable) to Fox Business, but there are nothing but tattooed skanks and ditzes at Fox Business … the only decent one over there is a transplanted Brit. It’s pathetic.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 5, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Generally agreed with this, except you come dangerously close to talking ill of Diane Macedo. Unfortunately she’s on in the morning, which means having to listen to Dagen’s oversize mouth.

Didn’t know they were all tattooed over there though. What’s Varney’s tramp stamp look like?

Gingotts on July 5, 2012 at 1:58 PM

CUDA TIME!!!!….*ducks*

NY Conservative on July 5, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Interesting – “we’ve” been looking?

Guess we know who wears the pants in that family. Totally unsurprising with the milquetoast, bollock-less Romney.

inthemiddle on July 5, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Old and Busted: Mitt is a misogynist!

New Hotness: Mitt is p*ssy whipped!

Kataklysmic on July 5, 2012 at 1:59 PM

I realize full well they will go after whoever Romney picks, in addition to Romney himself. However, he and his campaign need to find a way to subvert and counter those attacks that are coming as sure as the sun rises.

PatriotGal2257 on July 5, 2012 at 1:37 PM

I say the best counter attack would be something along the lines of “really? How many months of negative job growth have we had now? People are out of work at that’s where you want to go?”

Happy Nomad on July 5, 2012 at 1:59 PM

This is NOT a Palin thread.

Schadenfreude on July 5, 2012 at 1:59 PM

It certainly would make things interesting.

DrAllecon on July 5, 2012 at 1:52 PM

As originally written in the Constitution, the loser of the presidential election became VP. That’s changed now, I know, but the concept can be useful for right now.

Plus, offering the possibility to Hillary totally trashes everything on the Dem side, except maybe for the hard-line cries of ‘traitor’ against her by those who would would vote for Obama even if he personally came to their homes, robbed them of everything, and kicked them into the street.

Would NOW vote for Obama still, with Hillary as a bona-fide VP candidate if even on the Pub side?

Seriously–imagine the quandary on the Left is Mitt did that.

And NO–I am no fan of Hillary. I’m talking tactics here and nothing more.

No way Mitt would consider it, and no way would the RNC go for it. Likely, it would be political suicide for Mitt.

Liam on July 5, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Why would Palin ever want to be associated with a moderate like Romney?

idesign on July 5, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Well, I didn’t vote for McCain last time, I voted for Palin. At this point, he needs her more than she needs him. Sarah’s pragmatic. She’s endorsed a few people that I don’t think deserved an endorsement.

Fallon on July 5, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Old and Busted: Mitt is a misogynist!

New Hotness: Mitt is p*ssy whipped!

Kataklysmic on July 5, 2012 at 1:59 PM

inthemiddle wants women to shut up and bake cookies.

The leftists are never truly liberal nor progressive.

Schadenfreude on July 5, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Give me a freakin’ break, of all the women candidates, ONLY Sarah Palin fills the bill! Condi Rice…she doesn’t want the job, couldn’t handle it and forget about any Bush’s [jeb/portman/condi/rubio]after the scumbag roberts traitor decision. Kelly Ayotte?…please, hardly any experience and from new england, same as romneycare. sue martinez?…please, hardly any experience and forget the panderin’ crap. morris mcrogers? michelle bachmann?…please, no house of reps. If romney wants to WIN, he would sign Sarah Palin and her army to the ticket!

Mr. Sun on July 5, 2012 at 2:01 PM

The ObamaCare-Tax

HA editorial staff, get yer names together because it will matter a lot. Take the “care” out of it because this has zero to do with care.
Schadenfreude on July 5, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Herman Cain is now referring it to it as “Obama Don’t Care” and the “Obama Don’t Care Tax”

Buy Danish on July 5, 2012 at 2:02 PM

I want to know when this country will elect a white male, whose middle name begins with a Q, who was born on a Tuesday, has a dimple in his chin, has a mole on his right cheek, and who does not need reading glasses!!!This country is racist!!

It is getting to that point! This is getting so ridiculous! What the heck does it matter what color someone is, or gender they are??? Just find a freaking TRUE conservative for your VP MITT!!!!!!

jeffn21 on July 5, 2012 at 2:03 PM

This is NOT a Palin thread.

Schadenfreude on July 5, 2012 at 1:59 PM

It should be. :)

Erika could get another click-bait, 1000′s posts or bust, story.

Fallon on July 5, 2012 at 2:03 PM

The leftists are never truly liberal nor progressive.

Schadenfreude on July 5, 2012 at 2:00 PM

+100

Socialism is soooo 19th Century, isn’t it?

Liam on July 5, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Interesting – “we’ve” been looking?

Guess we know who wears the pants in that family. Totally unsurprising with the milquetoast, bollock-less Romney.

inthemiddle on July 5, 2012 at 1:54 PM

I guess we know who doesn’t wear the pants in your commune.

Ever heard of Hillary Clinton?

CurtZHP on July 5, 2012 at 2:04 PM

I want to know when this country will elect a white male, whose middle name begins with a Q, who was born on a Tuesday, has a dimple in his chin, has a mole on his right cheek, and who does not need reading glasses!!!This country is racist!!

jeffn21 on July 5, 2012 at 2:03 PM

1824. Except he was born on a Saturday…

Gingotts on July 5, 2012 at 2:06 PM

..Todd merely made waves when he endorsed GIngrich, he was on Greta’s show when he announced said endorsement… that’s not exactly being discreet or keeping his mouth shut, is it now? :)…

Then he fluked up and stuck his nose where it doesn’t belong. But him “endorsing” Newt is still more of a personal opinion rather than what Ann Romney’s doing. I don’t expect you to understand this, though.

And Palin is an ex-politician turned political pundit, that would describe it best….

jimver on July 5, 2012 at 1:41 PM

“Political pundit”. You said it yourself, Einstein. What does a “political pundit” do? Is Ann Romney a campaign strategist?

If you like spouses being active parts of campaigns and the jobs of their spouses, then good for you. I don’t like spouses to stick their noses in something they have no business in. We don’t vote for couples. We vote for individuals. I guess you vote for the whole family, though.

This is pathetic.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 5, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Neither is Palin (Romney campaign strategist that is :)…Campaign strategist/consutant and political pundit are not exactly synonyms…As for.Ann Romney, she is probably a close confidant of Mitt and closer to the Romney campaign than Palin would ever be, so while Palin might speculate re: the VP choice by Mitt, like everybody else, Ann Romney might actually have insider knoweldge of it…all she did was saying that they looked at female candidate/s too, might be just an accurate assessment, I am sure they vetted tens of people so far, some female ones might be inevitably among them….and btw, most politicians’ spouses are active part of the campaigns and the jobs of their spouses, like it or not, it’s a fact…

jimver on July 5, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Herman Cain is now referring it to it as “Obama Don’t Care” and the “Obama Don’t Care Tax”

Buy Danish on July 5, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Sounds good. Just don’t call it “care” because it cares for no one but Obama and his thugs, and they have exempted themselves and their families from it, the hyenas.

If it’s that good, they s/b in it, first, to show the way.

It is nothing but a stealing of taxes to cover illegals and moochers.

It is alos a path to modern day slavery.

Call the truth the truth.

Schadenfreude on July 5, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Socialism is soooo 19th Century, isn’t it?

Liam on July 5, 2012 at 2:04 PM

The leftists of today are worse than King George.

Schadenfreude on July 5, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Didn’t know they were all tattooed over there though. What’s Varney’s tramp stamp look like?

Gingotts on July 5, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Heh. Lori Rothman has a tattooed foot, which is really disgusting, and they actually used to have her standing up for the camera proudly showing it off. I couldn’t believe it. On top of that, she’s another lefty ditz.

Diana Macedo is nice. She doesn’t seem to opine too much … yet. They used to keep her locked up in the back room at Fox and just have her give little reports from the desk, but finally gave her an on-camera gig at Fox Business.

I can’t watch any of these channels anymore, though. There’s no news/business channel for normal people anymore. It’s all internet, now.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 5, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Well, I didn’t vote for McCain last time, I voted for Palin. At this point, he needs her more than she needs him. Sarah’s pragmatic. She’s endorsed a few people that I don’t think deserved an endorsement.

Fallon on July 5, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Romney would never select Palin…

She outshines him in every way, and his manhood couldn’t deal with it.

idesign on July 5, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Ayotte needs to stay in the Senate. We don’t need to have to worry about filling a Senate seat in New Hampshire right now.

SouthernGent on July 5, 2012 at 2:10 PM

After the phony ‘war on women’ and the attacks on Ann Romney, this is the only thing camp Romney could say. They probably are vetting female candidates.

I think the bottom line for Romney in his choice will be competence and experience. He might want a little spice added to the team, but it won’t be anyone who is inclined to make foolish statements. It will have to be someone who has experience managing the MSM.

Jindal would be my guess. Jindal’s addition will blunt the left’s constant claims of Southern racism….. remember “Bubbas for Bobby?”

And Jindal is brilliant. The MSM can’t attack him as being a boring white guy who never had to work for anything. He has earned his way, and he’s the epitome of the immigrant son/daughter success story.

He can be be very effective in shaping Health Care reforms that actually work. That’s if, and only if, we have a chance to repeal the ACA.

Regardless of what one’s opinion of Romney may be, he’s our only option. When I check into HA and scan posts I see how many detractors he has.

Fair enough. Here’s an idea; if you don’t like Romney, put some effort into the other races, especially Senate races. If there’s someone you like, go for it. Do something constructive, and getting conservatives into the Senate is critical. Holding the House is critical.

This must be done. Let’s do what we can to be effective and win.

Cody1991 on July 5, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Interesting – “we’ve” been looking?

Guess we know who wears the pants in that family. Totally unsurprising with the milquetoast, bollock-less Romney.

inthemiddle on July 5, 2012 at 1:54 PM

.
Someday you’ll find out……….

Matrimony has consequences.

FlaMurph on July 5, 2012 at 2:12 PM

idesign on July 5, 2012 at 2:10 PM

On that, we agree.

Fallon on July 5, 2012 at 2:12 PM

I can’t watch any of these channels anymore, though. There’s no news/business channel for normal people anymore. It’s all internet, now.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 5, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Exactly, it’s all canned, predictable crap (even the discussions) and the pace is turtle slow. Only people who watch it must have loads of time on their hands.

NoDonkey on July 5, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Neither is Palin (Romney campaign strategist that is :)…Campaign strategist/consutant and political pundit are not exactly synonyms…As for.Ann Romney, she is probably a close confidant of Mitt and closer to the Romney campaign than Palin would ever be, so while Palin might speculate re: the VP choice by Mitt, like everybody else, Ann Romney might actually have insider knoweldge of it…

If she did, she should show some decency and common sense and not talk about it. Spouses are recipients of much privileged information, just because they are spouses, but that doesn’t mean that they are supposed to be blabbing all over the world. In that case, they aren’t spouses anymore but partners.

You REALLY don’t understand the difference between people who are in the business and spouses, do you?

all she did was saying that they looked at female candidate/s too,

“They”? I don’t want Ann Romney’s input on anything. I’m not voting for her. I’m barely voting for her husband.

might be just an accurate assessment, I am sure they vetted tens of people so far, some female ones might be inevitably among them….and btw, most politicians’ spouses are active part of the campaigns and the jobs of their spouses, like it or not, it’s a fact…

jimver on July 5, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Again with the “they” as if it included the spouse. I don’t care what “most spouses” are doing. That doesn’t make it right. Spouses are not running for any job, unless you think we should be able to vote for one and vote for their spouse to be gone? No. We don’t get that vote. The spouses know that. SO, they should keep their mouths shut about stuff that is none of their business.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 5, 2012 at 2:15 PM

I say the best counter attack would be something along the lines of “really? How many months of negative job growth have we had now? People are out of work at that’s where you want to go?”

Happy Nomad on July 5, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Yes, very true. Romney and his campaign should keep pounding this home as hard as they can and at every opportunity.

But he should also plan on defusing immediately and forcefully the deflections that are all part of the plan to keep the subject off the economy. You know they will try to change the subject and make it appear (again, part of the plan) that Romney is slow out of the gate in “responding” to whatever their deflection is.

PatriotGal2257 on July 5, 2012 at 2:18 PM

PALIN or WEST would be brave, brilliant, unexpected choices and would rally the troops like few can.

Pork-Chop on July 5, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Yes.

davidk on July 5, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Olympia Snowe – much like Romney, a Northeast moderat…er, liberal who has nothing else to do. Remember, Romney’s top advisers still believe that the problem in 2008 was McCain appointing a conservative woman.

Steve Eggleston on July 5, 2012 at 1:44 PM

You are funny!

If you want to get serious about someone who won’t have anything better to do, and who knows the rules of the Senate better than anyone alive (which could be damn important in repealing the ObamaTax) may I suggest retiring Senator John Kyl?

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on July 5, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Has there been any vetting of Kay Bailey Hutchison? Not an advocate, but we don’t need a current Senator with the race for the senate majority so tight.

txmomof6 on July 5, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Has there been any vetting of Kay Bailey Hutchison? Not an advocate, but we don’t need a current Senator with the race for the senate majority so tight.

txmomof6 on July 5, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Another reason that I would suggest John Kyl.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on July 5, 2012 at 2:23 PM

and btw, most politicians’ spouses are active part of the campaigns and the jobs of their spouses, like it or not, it’s a fact…

jimver on July 5, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Cheerleading/supporting is one thing. Strategizing is quite another. I don’t mind a neurosurgeon’s wife who says, “My husband is a great surgeon and a brilliant guy. You can trust him.” I have a huge problem with a wife who goes into the operating room and has a say in the actual operation. That is extremely disturbing and it should disturb people in politics, too, especially as America happens to be hanging by a thread (if that) right now. THis is not the time for amateurs and idiots who don’t belong. We’ve got enough problems with the idiots who are supposed to be fighting for the very serious defense of America.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 5, 2012 at 2:23 PM

I can’t watch any of these channels anymore, though. There’s no news/business channel for normal people anymore. It’s all internet, now.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 5, 2012 at 2:08 PM

I haven’t watched any TV in years. Maybe I’ll turn it on once in a while to see the local weather forecast, but that’s about it. If it were just me, I’d cancel the cable outright, but the hubby likes to watch all the news shows.

I’ve been getting all my news from the Internet for years — it can be configured like cable can’t.

PatriotGal2257 on July 5, 2012 at 2:23 PM

If she did, she should show some decency and common sense and not talk about it. Spouses are recipients of much privileged information, just because they are spouses, but that doesn’t mean that they are supposed to be blabbing all over the world. In that case, they aren’t spouses anymore but partners.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 5, 2012 at 2:15 PM

I think she some Hotair stock and knew her comment would increase traffic.

davidk on July 5, 2012 at 2:24 PM

Oh, good. He’s looking at someone potentially based on their gender rather than their qualifications. Yay for identity politics and affirmative action.

MadisonConservative on July 5, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Are they at least allowed to check if one of the available women is qualified, please?

Gelsomina on July 5, 2012 at 2:24 PM

txmomof6 on July 5, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Let that bat retire. Basta.

Schadenfreude on July 5, 2012 at 2:24 PM

The leftists of today are worse than King George.

Schadenfreude on July 5, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Expanding on that, there is nothing worse than liberals and politically-socialist ideology. At least the British monarchy allowed some form of liberty, with land grants and Common Law. For example, to prove treason, you had to commit a willful act against King and Country.

With the Left, in their sphere, a person can be convicted of a thought crime and punished for it whether legally or in the court of public opinion.

Don’t like the OJ verdict? You’re a racist and anything you say in defense further proves you are a racist.

So on, and so on.

You know, S–I would rather have King George running the country than I would liberals.

Liam on July 5, 2012 at 2:25 PM

I think she [owns] some Hotair stock and knew her comment would increase traffic.

davidk on July 5, 2012 at 2:24 PM

LOL. At least, that I could respect :)

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 5, 2012 at 2:26 PM

I will be surprised if it is a career politician.

I am about 99% certain it will not be Jindal. Jindal is not going to throw away his entire second term as governor and a possible Senate seat for a do-nothing job in DC.

It is likely it could be someone who has never held elected office before.

crosspatch on July 5, 2012 at 2:28 PM

According to Perez’s letter, the Justice Department based its decision to block the law on “the state’s own data” — data handed over by Texas months earlier after the department requested more information. But hoping to bolster its upcoming case in court, the Justice Department recently submitted a report from Harvard University political science professor Stephen Ansolabehere – who used the Washington-based firm Catalist for information.

The Catalist co. is being used by the DOJ to rebel-rouse the leftist latrine rats against voter ID, for now, and altogether for a bit later.

Pay attention to this. You’ll find out way more in no time what Holder is spending his time on, as the biggest cop in the land.

Schadenfreude on July 5, 2012 at 2:28 PM

This is NOT a Palin thread.

Schadenfreude

Thank goodness, because if it were, it would mean she’s being seriously considered, which would be about the DUMBEST choice he could make.

xblade on July 5, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Are they at least allowed to check if one of the available women is qualified, please?

Gelsomina on July 5, 2012 at 2:24 PM

What did I say? Read again before acting like an ass.

Ann Romney was the one making a point of the fact that they were looking at female candidates. There’s no reason to note that if they’re qualified. It’s called “identity politics”. It was done in the last election. But please, go ahead and play along.

MadisonConservative on July 5, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Saying you are not voting for the spouse of a candidate is like saying you aren’t marrying your spouse’s family. Yeah you are … like it or not.

maables on July 5, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Thank goodness, because if it were, it would mean she’s being seriously considered, which would be about the DUMBEST choice he could make.

xblade on July 5, 2012 at 2:32 PM

True….

Mitt couldn’t deal with someone with more Conservative cread than him..:)

idesign on July 5, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Ann, The Party tried that female VP last time and the GOP Base desecrated her, first with two weeks of silence and then let the left drag her and her family through every hell hole of the media and it continues to this day. The GOP probably would be excellent competition for the Vienna Choir Boys. The closest man to a John Wayne in the Republican Party is Allen West and he fends those lefties off left and right leaving them mumbling and stuttering like a playground bully.

mixplix on July 5, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Saying you are not voting for the spouse of a candidate is like saying you aren’t marrying your spouse’s family. Yeah you are … like it or not.

maables on July 5, 2012 at 2:34 PM

I’m not marrying the person I vote for.

When you hire someone for a job you aren’t marrying that person and you aren’t hiring their spouse, their kids, or their pets. You aren’t inviting the grandparents to sit in on work. You aren’t even expecting to be invited over for dinner.

What the hell has happened to people? This seems like a sickness.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 5, 2012 at 2:38 PM

You know they will try to change the subject and make it appear (again, part of the plan) that Romney is slow out of the gate in “responding” to whatever their deflection is.

PatriotGal2257 on July 5, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Too true. They’ll come up with some silly issue like “Obama likes puppies” and then pounce on Romney for flip flopping and not forcefully stating his position on baby dogs. 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

Sen. Kelly Ayotte, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, and Gov. Susana Martinez

Yawn.

ddrintn on July 5, 2012 at 2:40 PM

If Romney doesn’t choose Palin, I will crash my Chinese made scooter into a crowded cafe.

-unseen

rickyricardo on July 5, 2012 at 2:41 PM

might be just an accurate assessment, I am sure they vetted tens of people so far, some female ones might be inevitably among them….and btw, most politicians’ spouses are active part of the campaigns and the jobs of their spouses, like it or not, it’s a fact…

jimver on July 5, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Again with the “they” as if it included the spouse. I don’t care what “most spouses” are doing. That doesn’t make it right. Spouses are not running for any job, unless you think we should be able to vote for one and vote for their spouse to be gone? No. We don’t get that vote. The spouses know that. SO, they should keep their mouths shut about stuff that is none of their business.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 5, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Errata, by ‘they’ I meant Romney campaign in general, his people, strategists Whoever is involved in vetting… etc..not he and his wife, to be sure….I might not have been clear about that…what I was trying to say is that she might have just been privy to this info, i.e. who the Romney campaign vetted so far etc….as far as she didn’t give out any names :), but said that there were women vetted to, don’t see the damage done, or the breach of trust…has she been asked not to talk about it, and she did, then yeah, that might be problematic, but am not sure it’s the case….to me it looks more like the romney campaign sexual discrimination disclaimer :) , we did look at women, honestly, even though none was picked :)….so, expect a dude as a VP :)…

jimver on July 5, 2012 at 2:41 PM

This is NOT a Palin thread.

Schadenfreude

Thank goodness, because if it were, it would mean she’s being seriously considered, which would be about the DUMBEST choice he could make.

xblade on July 5, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Because Romney would be totally overshadowed. Which is why he’ll pick someone even more bland than himself, like Portman or Pawlenty.

ddrintn on July 5, 2012 at 2:41 PM

What Ann Romney should have told the media is “Do we really want to put a woman on the ticket so the “compassionate” Democrats could make up false stories about her or tell us how she has abandoned her family or that she’s a pig in lipstick?” The media needs to be put in their place and be run out of the business. That’s what I hope happens this November (along with Obama taking a permanent vacation).

djaymick on July 5, 2012 at 2:42 PM

If Romney doesn’t choose Palin, I will crash my Chinese made scooter into a crowded cafe.

-unseen

rickyricardo on July 5, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Why would we Palin supporters want her hitched to this trainwreck-in-the-making?

ddrintn on July 5, 2012 at 2:43 PM

She’s a politician, genius. I don’t hear Todd opening his mouth about anything. He knows how the SPOUSE of a politician is supposed to act.

What is wrong with you?

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 5, 2012 at 1:32 PM

He endorsed Gingrich, for example. Then there was his very public falling out with Joe Miller. And now it seems that he will be on a reality show called Stars Earn Stripes. He wouldn’t have been invited if he were not Sarah Palin’s husband.

There is nothing wrong with that, but he doesn’t act like you think a politician’s spouse should act.

Gelsomina on July 5, 2012 at 2:44 PM

I miss Mamie Eisenhower.

katy the mean old lady on July 5, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Give me a freakin’ break, of all the women candidates, ONLY Sarah Palin fills the bill! Condi Rice…she doesn’t want the job, couldn’t handle it…

Mr. Sun on July 5, 2012 at 2:01 PM

When did Sarah tell you she was interested in the job?

Buttercup on July 5, 2012 at 2:45 PM

I’m not marrying the person I vote for.

When you hire someone for a job you aren’t marrying that person and you aren’t hiring their spouse, their kids, or their pets. You aren’t inviting the grandparents to sit in on work. You aren’t even expecting to be invited over for dinner.

What the hell has happened to people? This seems like a sickness.

The person running our country can hardly be compared with someone that you have hired for a job. Yes, I know technically he does work for you, but totally different than someone you hire for a job. The first lady has many pet projects that get pushed upon us. So yeah I think you better consider the spouse and their beliefs. And since they are married to the candidate, I’m quite certain most spouses have input into the campaign. I know I would.

Not a sickness…just common sense

maables on July 5, 2012 at 2:45 PM

has she been asked not to talk about it, and she did, then yeah, that might be problematic, but am not sure it’s the case….

I’m pretty sure this isn’t the case, which is exactly the problem. If Mittens doesn’t know that his wife shouldn’t be blabbing as if she’s a senior adviser then Ann should know. If neither of them know, or even worse, if they think they are campaigning as a unit in all respects, then we’ve got major problems … or more directly, that sort of thinking is part of the reason we have major problems.

to me it looks more like the romney campaign sexual discrimination disclaimer :) , we did look at women, honestly, even though none was picked :)….so, expect a dude as a VP :)…

jimver on July 5, 2012 at 2:41 PM

That would also suck, though it’s almost assuredly true that they think they have to play identity politics. I’m sure Mittens thinks he has to play identity politics – because he’s an idiot. He probably wants to.

It doesn’t matter at this point. I’m voting against the Indonesian Dog-Eating slime, no matter what. But I wish these people wouldn’t get such a thrill out of shoving my face in it. It’s sickening enough to have to cast a vote for someone I can’t stand. To have his wife inject herself, on top of it, and to have it all be about identity politics … Sheesh.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 5, 2012 at 2:49 PM

I would give Palin another shot.

- unseen

rickyricardo on July 5, 2012 at 1:19 PM

I need Palin as VP or Ill kill my dog.

- unseen

rickyricardo on July 5, 2012 at 1:36 PM

If Romney doesn’t choose Palin, I will crash my Chinese made scooter into a crowded cafe.

-unseen

rickyricardo on July 5, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Someone hide the bunnies and large pots.

Kataklysmic on July 5, 2012 at 2:50 PM

I miss Mamie Eisenhower.

katy the mean old lady on July 5, 2012 at 2:44 PM

There you are! I’ve been wondering where you’ve been.

Mr. Duh and I visited Big Daddy Don Garlit’s Antique Car Museum in Bellview a few months ago. He has one of Mrs. Eisenhower’s personal cars on display.

Flora Duh on July 5, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Give me a freakin’ break, of all the women candidates, ONLY Sarah Palin fills the bill! Condi Rice…she doesn’t want the job, couldn’t handle it…

Mr. Sun on July 5, 2012 at 2:01 PM

When did Sarah tell you she was interested in the job?

Buttercup on July 5, 2012 at 2:45 PM

She’s not. Let someone else be the scapegoat after failing to drag another squishy-assed candidate over the finish line.

ddrintn on July 5, 2012 at 2:54 PM

She’s not supposed to say “WE’RE” doing anything. SHe’s not supposed to be talking about our future governance as if its a Romney family sport. Did Ann Romney sit in on Bain board meetings, too? Did Bain ask Ann Romney for advice?

Whatever happened to the idea that we are voting for a politician and not his whole family? Whatever happened to the family understanding that?

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 5, 2012 at 1:51 PM

What’s your problem with his wife being a member of his campaign team? Most wives of politicians act as their surrogates. The times of Abigail Adams, who had to hide her involvement in her husband’s career, are over. She would be very outspoken today.

Gelsomina on July 5, 2012 at 2:56 PM

The person running our country can hardly be compared with someone that you have hired for a job.

maables on July 5, 2012 at 2:45 PM

That’s exactly what the Presidency is supposed to be. We aren’t voting for a King. We’re not voting for a national Parent. Just a President. It’s a job. A job that is supposed to have serious constraints and limited powers (great as they may be).

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 5, 2012 at 2:56 PM

It takes a secure woman to look for a female running mate. Moochie wouldn’t have anything to do with that possibility.

slickwillie2001 on July 5, 2012 at 2:57 PM

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 5, 2012 at 2:38 PM

You can be as indignant as you like pretending the First Lady is insignificant. Doesn’t make it so.

Buttercup on July 5, 2012 at 2:59 PM

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