S.E. Cupp: C’mon, Romney’s not really considering a woman for VP

posted at 6:36 pm on July 6, 2012 by Allahpundit

Via Mediaite. I’m inclined to agree, notwithstanding Ann Romney’s comments to the contrary. It has nothing to do with Team Mitt being “anti-woman” or whatever imbecilic label the left would slap on this. It’s a simple matter of there being few prominent Republican women pols available right now who clearly fit Romney’s core VP criterion of being ready to be president on day one. Ideally he wants someone with significant executive (or at least national) experience, a reputation for competence, and a background that’s squeaky clean to the point of boredom. Pawlenty’s an obvious possibility; Portman, while lacking executive experience, has served in the White House, the Senate, and the House, so he’s another. None of the Republican women frequently mentioned as possibilities fit the description. Ayotte and Susana Martinez landed on the national landscape just two years ago. (As did Rubio, of course, which is probably why he allegedly wasn’t closely vetted until recently.) Cathy McMorris Rodgers has served in Congress for seven years but picking her would raise the question of why, if Romney was open to a VP from the House, he didn’t pick the far more prominent Paul Ryan instead. If the answer is “Because Mitt’s afraid of Ryan’s budget,” that’ll be received, shall we say, coolly by conservatives.

Who else is left? You don’t suppose…

No, the woman Ann Romney likely has in mind is Condoleezza Rice, the former secretary of state.

Rice wowed the crowd—and seemed to impress Mitt Romney, who was standing beside her—when she spoke in a featured role at a Romney campaign event two weeks ago in Park City, Utah. Rice is qualified, would be a poised (if novice) candidate, and would complement Romney in terms of area of expertise, gender (obviously!), and life experience. Rice offers an unusual combination of being at once a reassuring pick (she served at the highest levels of the federal government for eight years) and an exciting one.

What’s more, while the other VP possibilities have decent but middling favorable/unfavorable ratings (and are mostly unknown), Rice’s favorable/unfavorable, according to a Rasmussen poll a couple of months ago, is a pretty staggering 66-24. Rice has said she’s not interested—but Dick Cheney said he wasn’t interested at this point in 2000.

You think? Jeb couldn’t run this year because George is still radioactive (the worst president ever according to Newsweek’s recent poll). A majority of voters still blame Bush more than Obama when they’re asked who’s responsible for the rotten economy. And yet Romney’s big VP surprise, with candidates as well regarded as Ryan, Jindal, Rubio, and Christie in the mix, is going to be … one of the most recognizable members of the Bush administration, who’s associated first and foremost with his foreign policy? What am I missing here?

Exit question: The buzz for Jindal seems to be growing by the day. If he’s the pick, what’s his answer when reporters ask him why he endorsed Rick Perry instead of Romney in the primary?


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(I am so in the tank for Miss Cupp!)

Seth Halpern on July 6, 2012 at 7:14 PM


Yes. Yes you are.

PolAgnostic on July 6, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Wait…I remember. The gay/sissy left did a photoshop of Miss Cupp with a pornstar or something? And she’s making appearances on their Home Shopping Network, PMSNBC?

What is that, Stockholm Syndrome?

Jaibones on July 6, 2012 at 7:22 PM

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It was HUSTLER magazine that published a photo that had been photo-shopped to look like she was performing oral sex.
I can’t confirm whether it was staffers at HUSTLER who did the photo-shopping, or someone outside the magazine who would have sold it to HUSTLER.
What I can confirm is that the lovely lefties (Oh, and Elizabeth Hasselbeck too) of ABC’s “The View” had Ms Cupp on the show within days of the release of the photo, and they absolutely fawned over her with all the sympathy in the world.

If there was any mention made of her association with FOX News or Glenn Beck’s GBTV, I missed it.

listens2glenn on July 6, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Lawdawg86 on July 6, 2012 at 7:47 PM

I think Romney has principles..the fact that he does not always say what you want to hear does not mean he does not have principles and he can be forceful. Look at his career, the man was no pushover.

Terrye on July 6, 2012 at 7:54 PM

I was wondering why my 30 yr old son told me about an hour ago he thinks Condoleezza Rice should be Romney’s VP pick. I had no idea he reads Bill Kristol.

Flora Duh on July 6, 2012 at 6:45 PM

30 yr old son???!!! Oh, (looking at calendar, doing math) Time flies. No wonder we have become so “wise”.

oldroy on July 6, 2012 at 7:56 PM


S.E. Cupp

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oils hinge on door…
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holds breath…
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nudges door open a crack…
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grimaces…
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looks and listens…
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IT’s OK!!!!…her name didn’t bring Dr Tesla back! Come on in!

KOOLAID2 on July 6, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Meh. Jindal. I’m sorry but that is a LOSER PICK. Remember when Jindal came out to give the GOP response to the SOTU? It was horrific. He was AWFUL. People, listen. This would be the very WORST pick like EVAH.

I wish Romney would go with Paul Ryan; I doubt he will. But Ayotte would be a great pick!

It will absolutely NOT be Jindal.

I GAR-OWN-TEE It.

mountainaires on July 6, 2012 at 7:59 PM

S.E. Cupp has DEGRADED AND DEMEANED HERSELF doing her whoring on MSNBC. I’ve watched; I’ve cringed; I won’t go back again.

SHAME ON YOU S.E.

You just look like a ho.

mountainaires on July 6, 2012 at 8:00 PM

No. You’re not. And, I might note, that you’re lying when you claim she called Romney a liar. She didn’t. She said Romney was lying. And it was clearly her reasoned opinion, not an assertion of fact.

besser tot als rot on July 6, 2012 at 7:18 PM

First of all, I’m sorry they don’t have dictionaries on your internet.

Secondly, if she didn’t call Ann a liar, then this article and the one it references were lies. Which, sadly is not all that uncommon – but it’s still a case of Cupp talking out her posterior and accusing others in the process WHOEVER THEY ARE.

That’s a *lie*.

I bet you don’t know who pays corporate income tax, either.

Merovign on July 6, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Flora Duh on July 6, 2012 at 6:45 PM

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30 yr old son???!!! Oh, (looking at calendar, doing math) Time flies. No wonder we have become so “wise”.

oldroy on July 6, 2012 at 7:56 PM

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. . . . . . . . . . . . ( S i g h ) . . . . . . . . . . . .

Yes it does.

And I wish all of our fellow Americans in the same age-bracket were just as wise, too.

listens2glenn on July 6, 2012 at 8:01 PM

It’s a sahme SE, who knows nothing about the selection, would go after Mrs. Romney.

As to the natural born citizens isssue, Obama is not a natural born citizen anymore than Jindal or Rubio based on the commonly known definition in the 17th century. Referenced in the Constitution is Vattel’s Law of Nations and the writing contains the term “natural-born Citizen” which was defined as: “The natives, or natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens.” Notice the plural use for parentage. The Law of Nations is referenced in Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution. There the enumerated powers of Congress has this statement: “To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offences against the Law of Nations.” The Founders certainly knew of Vattel’s Law of Nations, while probably most Americans and politicians today have never heard of such a thing. Why, I assume the founders thought, define something that the powerful and many others at the time were very familiar with and included it as noted in the Constitution.

The Supreme Court has never clarified the issue, but there is a law, 8 U.S. Code 1401, that spells out in detail who is a citizen and having one parent who is a citizen with a few conditions makes the child a citizen. However, why is natural born citizen not used throughout the Constitution instead of just for the President and VP. Obama’s mother met those conditions, but that is not the requirement for a natural born citizen.

Regardless, I would bet that if Jindal or Rubio are elected as VP the Democrats will sue to have the election overturned just as they challenged McCain’s candidacy over being born in the Canal Zone. At some point in time, the SCOTUS should rule on this issue.

amr on July 6, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Condi is not the one. She took herself out by saying that she did Not have the skill set…that she wouldn’t be competent.

so, yeah, they’re looking at women longingly…wishing that one had more experience…but they don’t…so they won’t

r keller on July 6, 2012 at 8:02 PM

It won’t be Condoleeza Rice. She would bring too much Bush into the mix.

It won’t be Condie because she doesn’t WANT IT, and I think she’s a smart woman for saying no.

She’s a scholar; not a politician. That’s why she was able to be liberated enough to wow everyone at the get-together.

mountainaires on July 6, 2012 at 8:02 PM

People who casually accuse others of lying don’t care about the truth. Because if they did, they would think twice before doing that.

Merovign on July 6, 2012 at 8:03 PM

30 yr old son???!!! Oh, (looking at calendar, doing math) Time flies. No wonder we have become so “wise”.

oldroy on July 6, 2012 at 7:56 PM

heh. I’ve got 3 older than him. :-)

Flora Duh on July 6, 2012 at 8:03 PM

oldroy on July 6, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Does ANYONE really read that turd Bill Kristol???!!! God I hate that guy. He’s a smug, smirking, pompous prick.

mountainaires on July 6, 2012 at 8:05 PM

. . . . . . . . . . . . IT’s OK!!!!…her name didn’t bring Dr Tesla back! Come on in!

KOOLAID2 on July 6, 2012 at 7:57 PM

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HEY, . . . ‘TESLA !

You’re being paged . . . . . . . . . . .

listens2glenn on July 6, 2012 at 8:08 PM

First of all, I’m sorry they don’t have dictionaries on your internet.

Secondly, if she didn’t call Ann a liar, then this article and the one it references were lies. Which, sadly is not all that uncommon – but it’s still a case of Cupp talking out her posterior and accusing others in the process WHOEVER THEY ARE.

That’s a *lie*.

I bet you don’t know who pays corporate income tax, either.

Merovign on July 6, 2012 at 8:01 PM


“Ann Romney is lying. They are not looking at women.”

Those are the words the lying liar S.E. Cupp said in the video.

I am thinking there are a few people posting whose hearing can’t get enough blood to function properly when S.E. Cupp is in the video.

PolAgnostic on July 6, 2012 at 8:09 PM

I think Romney has principles..the fact that he does not always say what you want to hear does not mean he does not have principles and he can be forceful. Look at his career, the man was no pushover.

Terrye on July 6, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Romney does not have principals. It is not about him agreeing with me, it is about him being a pandering politician. His turns of principal from his days running against Ted Kennedy in 1992 to the 2008 Republican primaries are well-documented, and I’m going to bore myself or you by reciting them.

But I will point out the most recent example. Romney contrasted himself against Perry by striking a very hard line on illegal immigration. “Illegals” would have to “go to the back of the line,” said Romney, circa September 2011. When Newt had his rebirth in December, Mitt hammered Newt’s supposed softness on illegal immigration as well. Yet, now that its the general election, Mitt Romney, the noted immigration hawk of not even 9 months ago, can’t even summon the courage to forcefully criticize Obama’s legally-bogus, executive amnesty order.

Again, I supported Perry, I’m not an immigration hawk. I simply detest Romney’s complete lack of any principals. At least Perry stood his ground. I don’t like Rick Santorum’s strident-ness social issues, but at least the man stood his ground, and I would have voted for Santorum over Romney because Santorum clearly had principals. See Terrye, my beef with Mitt is less about policy, and more about his total lack of core beliefs.

That being said, I’ll still vote for Mitt (and I’ve even donated to the b@stard), because I’m a team player. And being a team player even when you don’t get your way is what sets conservatives apart from liberals. But that’s not going to stop me from berating him anonymously on the HotAir forums :)

Lawdawg86 on July 6, 2012 at 8:10 PM

New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte?

Bmore on July 6, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Carly Fiorina

Sebastian on July 6, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Liz Cheney, only so the mental health industry could prosper as they have to counsel every lib on every bridge in America getting ready to jump….

hillsoftx on July 6, 2012 at 8:16 PM

you know what i love these threads? reading the whining and gnashing of teeth at any sense that ann romneys feathers are even the tiniest bit fluffed. they are the first to come up with the snide comments about Sarah.

Taste the Cuda suckas!!!!!! hahahahahaha…..

renalin on July 6, 2012 at 7:01 PM

I lost all respect for S.E. Cupp when she criticized Palin for defending herself against the misogynist attacks. Palin hadn’t even defended herself, so Cupp actually blamed her for being defended by others. That was bizarre.

Gelsomina on July 6, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Condi is not the one. She took herself out by saying that she did Not have the skill set…that she wouldn’t be competent.

r keller on July 6, 2012 at 8:02 PM

mountainaires on July 6, 2012 at 8:02 PM

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Skill set ?
You do know who the current VP is – don’t you ?

The VP slot is not the spring board to greater things most people think. If Romney does not win- that VP choice he makes will no longer have a political future.
This woman has credentials that exceed or equal any man being considered for the slot. Yes, she has said she is a policy person – not political – because she probably doesn’t want to be shredded by the media.
Who could blame her ?
But there is NO ONE who has the Foreign Relations experience she has, and without it, Super Mitt has to yield to Team Ocommie. You can blah blah all you want about her time with Bush 41 and 43 – but choosing anyone else is choosing someone of lesser quality and experience, and far less recognition.
Pawlenty? Portman ?
zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

FlaMurph on July 6, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Personally, I thin Paul Ryan would be a great choice

Delsa on July 6, 2012 at 8:34 PM

It doesn’t matter what Anne Rommey says, NOBODY knows who is being vetted, except Beth myers.

And of course, now we know that Rubio might or might not be being vetted after someone in the media said he wasn’t and the Romney campaign had to intervene to say sure he might be.

The Silly Season.

Fleuries on July 6, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Romney was an early supporter of…blow your mind…Michelle Bachman, through his Free and Strong pac, ages ago. And Nikki Haley. And Kelly Ayotte.

Fleuries on July 6, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Regardless, I would bet that if Jindal or Rubio are elected as VP the Democrats will sue to have the election overturned just as they challenged McCain’s candidacy over being born in the Canal Zone. At some point in time, the SCOTUS should rule on this issue.

amr on July 6, 2012 at 8:01 PM

This would probably not be an issue if Jindal or Rubio were nominated for VP.

At the time the Constitution was written (1787), the Founders required that the President be over 35 years old, so that qualified persons would have to be born before 1752. Anyone born in the 13 states that first ratified the Constitution would be either Native Americans or British subjects at the time of their birth.

Obviously, having just fought a war to gain independence, the Founders didn’t want anyone born in England or Europe (whose loyalties may be compromised) to be President, so they stipulated that the President needed to be born in what became the United States of America, and have lived his entire life here.

Both Rubio and Jindal were born in the United States, and are U.S. citizens by birth, and are not citizens of any other country. Our current President, if he was indeed born in Hawaii, is a U.S. citizen by birth, despite the fact that his father was a Kenyan citizen at the time of his birth. If Obama is qualified to be President, than so are Rubio and Jindal.

Steve Z on July 6, 2012 at 8:41 PM

And I do not think Rice is interested in the job anyway.

Terrye on July 6, 2012 at 7:45 PM

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Ok, some basics (a la Bull Durham)

Whoever you are, when asked about VP you will always demur and pretend to not be interested.

If you are a woman (after the media gang rape Palin went through), you are going to say even more forcefully, “No, really. I am NOT interested.” Kelly Ayotte gets points for bravery but not necessarily for smarts.

Anyone volunteering (i.e. Chris Christie) probably is out of the running.

Rice did not speak at the big fundraiser by accident.

PolAgnostic on July 6, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Regarding the exit question, Jindal’s best excuse is that he got to know Rick Perry personally in the five years that have served as Governors of neighboring states.

He was endorsing his friend rather than doing anything to slight Romney.

Mister Mets on July 6, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Regardless if she feels Mrs. Romney is telling the truth or not(which she has no way of knowing) how is it helpful to call her a liar on national television?

jawkneemusic on July 6, 2012 at 7:39 PM

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There is more premeditation to this than people are allowing for …

Whenever there is going to be a live TV moment, the producers are going to have everyone do a run through who is going to speak first, second, etc; what the arch of the discussion will be and have each person cover what they are going to say …

… which means S.E. Cupp did not make a blunder or misstatement. She wanted something attention grabbing and she got her wish.

Remember what your mommma told you about being careful what you wish for.

PolAgnostic on July 6, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Condi has stated she doesn’t like politics & I believe her. Also, now that she is back in private life without political designs, she’s one of the *few* who would turn it down if offered. And while I know many people who would like to see her as VP just because of her foreign policy experience, I personally side with the “too tied to Bush” crowd. Obama would love to be able to “run against” the VP again (like he did with Palin, constantly comparing her qualifications to his instead of McCain’s as if *she* was the one running for the top spot) and Condi’s association with Bush is just too strong/fresh. I think she’s very unlikely to be VP even if Team Romney is considering her.

As for Paul Ryan — I like him, but tend to think he is better off in Congress because we’ll need a hard worker like him to get things done (and get the others off their duffs in there).

Bobby Jindal — he’s my governor & I know a lot of people would like to see him as VP but I think that would be a total waste of his background — bachelors in Biology and Medical Education from Brown, Rhodes Scholar with Masters in Health Policy from Oxford; Secretary of LA Health & Hospitals Dept where he turned the LA Medicaid program from a $400+ million deficit into a $200+ million surplus & then went to work in the Dept. of HHS under Bush all before being elected to first US House & then governor. If there is *anyone* who should be Secretary of HHS to replace Obamacare & implement the new measures, I’d like to know who that is. As much as people want him for VP, I don’t think that is the appropriate spot for him in a Romney administration — Sec. of HHS is.

I get that Pawlenty & Portman are seen as boring — but boring is OK, IMO, when it comes to dealing with Obama — as I wrote above, why give him anything to take the focus away from his own record by trying to play the “VP isn’t qualified to be POTUS” game like he did with Palin. He simply couldn’t do that with Pawlenty & Portman. Personally, I’ve always liked Rubio, but Obama *might* be able to pull the “he’s not qualified to be POTUS game” with Rubio — don’t be fooled that because Rubio has served as long in US Senate as Obama did before he ran for POTUS that the MSM will not let Obama get away with that — they will — although I think Rubio’s personal charisma will go a long way to counteract that. Meh. Better safe than sorry. Pawlenty or Portman are both serviceable for VP spot.

Dark Star on July 6, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Yeah, just what we need, another election where the Republicans take the identity politics bait. Don’t they get it yet? Do they actually think race or gender makeup is going to make any Republican VP nominee bullet proof? Marco Rubio isn’t Hispanic, Sarah Palin isn’t a woman, Condi Rice is neither Black nor a woman…because the race and gender hustlers and the media (but I repeat myself) say so. They will move the goal posts, contort the facts and personally damage these candidates without consequence because Republicans have become too cowardly in the face of lame narratives about which ideology is the ideology of insert Balkanized interest group here. I would be thrilled to see Bobby Jindal be the running mate. Equally, I’d be thrilled to see Bob McDonnell or Scott Walker as the running mate. Why? Because they are the exact opposite of this legend-in-his-own-mind empty suit Obama and his glorified clown partner Joe Biden: they’re COMPETENT Executives. Condi Rice would be perhaps the worst choice (well, maybe with the possible exception of Mike “Bloomberg in a Fat Suit” Huckabee): not only would she be a cheap identity politics gimmick, but her tortured Jeb Bush-style appeals for “civility” from the right are simply defense mechanisms to mask how much her RINO politics suck.

fitzfong on July 6, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Yikes. If you’re going to have a show with 4 people yakking in a kinda-sorta collegial way, could you come up with a more awkward format than to have them stand around a little table? S.E. Cupp in particular gets the short end of the stick here. Is this how the whole show is staged? I won’t be watching (particularly since I cannot bear Toure’)- just curious.

Buy Danish on July 6, 2012 at 9:08 PM

SE is in with a pretty shallow crowd there…I don’t think she is doing herself any favors. This is not going to touch Fox’s Five..

d1carter on July 6, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Condi Rice has said emphatically that she would decline the offer. I believe her.

Just saw Alan West on Fox. What an impressive guy! He may be ‘only’ a first-term congressman, but he has 22 years experience in the military, two or three college degrees, and is a commanding, articulate presence. He would be a terrific addition to the ticket. Indeed, I suspect he would be a terrific President.

It also would be helpful to have someone on the ticket with military experience.

Romney-West. Think about it.

MrLynn on July 6, 2012 at 9:21 PM

She is entitled to speak off the cuff on occasion. (I am so in the tank for Miss Cupp!)

Seth Halpern on July 6, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Yeah, you are. It’s clouded your judgement. The last thing she should have said on MSDNC is that Ann Romney is a liar. There were so many other word choices and she picks one of the most inflammatory that has a darn good chance of picking up traction and being used as a club.

Sorry, someone in her position is not entitled to speak off the cuff in the middle of an election cycle.

kim roy on July 6, 2012 at 9:44 PM

She was being smart for saying that. What’s she supposed to say? No way, no women are being looked into for the VP position?
It’s politics.

“No, actually women are not even being considered, nor the Irish.”

the new aesthetic on July 6, 2012 at 7:02 PM

^ this is the funniest comment i’ve seen on HotGas in a long long time

das411 on July 6, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Couldn’t agree with S.E more.

Is Krystal Ball ever not on MSNBC?

netster007x on July 6, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Condi would never survive the vetting, she’s been living with a woman for years.

kg598301 on July 6, 2012 at 10:05 PM

fitzfong on July 6, 2012 at 9:05 PM

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So your “identity politics bait” really is just a buzz phrase for ” white guys only need apply” – right ?

Walker and McDonnell, while decent guys – have only been governors for less than 2 yrs. Maobama has the big edge on experience. That’s a match up 3.9 Mitt has to overcome.

De jour Headline politics are fleeting.

FlaMurph on July 6, 2012 at 10:30 PM

I didn’t know that BSNBC had their own version of The Five. After viewing this clip of Ms. Cupp calling Mrs. Romney a liar, she’ll fit right in being the useful idiot for the Left.

RedRobin145 on July 6, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Please ask the big GOP donors in Louisiana what they really think of Jindal. Please.

rock the casbah on July 6, 2012 at 11:13 PM

It’s a simple matter of there being few prominent Republican women pols available right now who clearly fit Romney’s core VP criterion of being ready to be president on day one

If you mean of the type of women preferred by the Club there are few who could be shoved down the craw of the public, I agree

The Club prefers their men sanitized and disinfected of populism, and their women smug and loaded (with bucks and attitude)

If you thought McCain was wrong on amnesty, or that Meg Whitman would not connect with the masses, you arent thinking like the Club

Romney is a usurper. He has his own club; however, he will not try to get the Club riled. He just wants to win. His problem would be finding a female he could shove down the craw of the Club. It is harder to feed an overfed elephant than to satisfy a pack of commoners

entagor on July 7, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Kay Bailey Hutchison?

farsighted on July 6, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Gawd, NO! We’re glad she’s retiring, actually makes RINOs look good.

Hmmmmmm.

TXUS on July 6, 2012 at 7:27 PM

I’m not advocating her. Just wondering if Romney might “consider” her.

farsighted on July 7, 2012 at 12:39 AM

Funny watching all the outrage over Ann Romney not being treated with “respect.”

Par for the course in politics.

As for Cupp, I think there’s justification for rejecting the notion that Romney is looking for a woman VP. I hope she gave it somewhere, because it sure wasn’t mentioned on this clip.

Yes, there is a woman available who is popular, a great campaigner, a former governor, and politically sharp. But RINOs aren’t smart enough to appreciate her because they’re afraid of media criticism, so they’re not about to ask her.

And she’s too smart to run as a VP candidate to another RINO.

Since neither side is interested in a Romney/Palin campaign, I think we can be sure it won’t happen.

On the other hand, a Palin/Romney campaign might be worthwhile…

There Goes The Neighborhood on July 7, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Romney already ruled out a pro-abortion running mate so that lets Rice off the list. Ayotte of New Hampshire lacks serious administrative experience, the AG’s office at the state level isn’t very strong, and she is a brand new Senator.

Of the Governors, Haley and Martinez are early in their first terms and have very light executive experience before that. Same with Fallin of Oklahoma. Jan Brewer might have the experience, with nearly a full term as Governor and Secretary of State of AZ for years before that, but she is dynamic and controversial and that doesn’t fit the steady and methodical Romney style.

Jindal, according to my sources on the Gulf Coast, has backed off many of his reforms since winning an easy reelection. Going out of his way to compromise, my sources aren’t happy about it.

Adjoran on July 7, 2012 at 1:13 AM

I’m thinking Senator John Thune is the real Dark Horse in the veep-stakes this cycle. However, I wouldn’t rule out Rick Santorum.

Jurisprudence on July 7, 2012 at 1:23 AM

Meh. Jindal. I’m sorry but that is a LOSER PICK. Remember when Jindal came out to give the GOP response to the SOTU? It was horrific. He was AWFUL. People, listen. This would be the very WORST pick like EVAH.

mountainaires on July 6, 2012 at 7:59 PM

The reason why his response to the SOTU was so bad is that he was “handled” by the GOP. Had they let Jindal be Jindal, he would have knocked your socks off. I’ve been watching him since before he ran for governor the first time. He’s much better than you think, and if you had been paying attention you would know that.

As far as your critique of MS Cupp, I totally agree.

kakypat on July 7, 2012 at 3:55 AM

Jindal wouldn’t be stupid enough to take the job. It would be sidelining him for 4 to 8 years when he could actually be making a difference. He will spend 2 more years as governor and then knock a Democrat out of the Senate by taking her job.

Heck, Mitt might be thinking about Ann as his VP for all I care but I seriously think it will be someone like Carly Fiorina or he could even “reach across the aisle” and tap Anne Mulcahy. That would seriously freak a lot of people out and I am being rather tongue in cheek, but hey, there it is.

crosspatch on July 7, 2012 at 4:34 AM

The fact that she said this on msnbc should be a red flag. And calling ann romney a liar on national TV? If Cupp had any credibility before, she doesn’t now.

wodiej on July 7, 2012 at 6:46 AM

I think Romney has principles…
Terrye on July 6, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Yeah, and the bible reports that Satan read scripture. Flexible principles are the weapons of the most unprincipled people.

I’d rather he had integrity and character, which seeems to be something yet to be determined. Hopefully, we’ll get to find out if he replaces Obama–a man who at least is consistent in his actions -though they are clearly destroying America and individual freedom.

Don L on July 7, 2012 at 8:03 AM

The reason why his response to the SOTU was so bad is that he was “handled” by the GOP. Had they let Jindal be Jindal, he would have knocked your socks off.

This could be said as well about Sarah Palin who ought to be up there running the show. I’ll take her ability,integrity,and character to this image and identity politics (to get those indies?)baloney.

Don L on July 7, 2012 at 8:23 AM

Jindal’s a great pick – and anyone who’s still referencing his lackluster speech as a reason for NOT liking him has got to have the decision-making skills of a seventh grader. Try this; put all his accomplishments not only as governor but in his hugely successful tenure in LA in public health, along with his so-steller-it’s-crazy academics (he turned down law school and med. school at Harvard and Yale so he could attend Oxford, for pete’s sake) and you have a guy who should be running the world, probably, not just the VP we’d be blessed to have. Oh, and did I mention he’s a walking, talking embodiment of the American dream?

datripp on July 7, 2012 at 8:29 AM

Jindal’s a great pick – and anyone who’s still referencing his lackluster speech as a reason for NOT liking him has got to have the decision-making skills of a seventh grader. Try this; put all his accomplishments not only as governor but in his hugely successful tenure in LA in public health, along with his so-steller-it’s-crazy academics (he turned down law school and med. school at Harvard and Yale so he could attend Oxford, for pete’s sake) on one side, and the not great speech on the other, and you have a guy who should be running the world, probably, not just the VP we’d be blessed to have. Oh, and did I mention he’s a walking, talking embodiment of the American dream?

datripp on July 7, 2012 at 8:30 AM

And calling ann romney a liar on national TV? If Cupp had any credibility before, she doesn’t now.

We already know what she looks like with something in her mouth. Enjoy those MSNBC checks, ya skank.

Moesart on July 7, 2012 at 1:38 PM

It was HUSTLER magazine that published a photo that had been photo-shopped to look like she was performing oral sex.

listens2glenn on July 6, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Thanks for the brave effort, L2G, but I am fully aware of all that. I am considering MSNBC to be the news division of Hustler, and nothing more, and wondering why S.E. Cupp would demean herself in this manner.

Answers seem to be unavailable, “Money” being the only one obvious.

Jaibones on July 7, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Calling S.E. Cupp a sellout would be an offense to sellouts. Obviously, the Hustler pic won her over and made her realize that the political pornography of the left was were her future was as well.

Of course, maybe we shouldn’t be surprised. Those hipster doofus glasses are a dead giveaway. No true conservative would wear those.

Beck may want to reconsider her employment. I will not touch anything he is involved with as long as she is associated with him after this.

Rockshine on July 7, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Sure doesn’t take long for so-called conservatives to shed their former beliefs when they move to these left-wing networks. They sell their souls for money. I never quite understood the fascination so many had with S E Cupp anyway. That was disgraceful to call Ann Romney a liar. I hope she enjoys her jouney to the dark side and stay at MSNBC, and hope nobody will ever take anything she has to say with a grain of salt ever again.

silvernana on July 8, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Cupp grabbed a headline by using the term “lying” about Ann Romney, who is probably not a principal in this issue anyway.

And “looking at” could mean many things: considering, wondering about, asssessing, evaluating, initial screening, short-listing and serious vetting. Given the vagueness of this, how is it possible to be “lying” about it?

Cupp doesn’t know and she found an offensive way to say it.

virgo on July 9, 2012 at 11:10 AM

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