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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Ms. Cupp or Ms. Ham – who’s more awesome?

KillerKane on July 6, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Please oh please let it be Jindal.

gophergirl on July 6, 2012 at 6:41 PM

My vote is for Ham

KBird on July 6, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Thanks SE for disrespecting Ann Romney. That’s just what we need is another msnbc flake making things up. Think about this twit calling Ann Romney a liar! Conservative my ass.

inspectorudy on July 6, 2012 at 6:44 PM

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?

Suggestion: “I’ve known Rick ever since I became governor of the state right next to his state. I like Mitt too, and I never criticized Mitt during the primary campaign. And ever since he clinched the nomination of our party, I’ve been fully committed to getting Mitt Romney elected as the President of the United States.”

J.S.K. on July 6, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Ms. Cupp or Ms. Ham – who’s more awesome?

KillerKane on July 6, 2012 at 6:40 PM

.
I’ll go with the “Dion Sanders response”: BOTH. : )

listens2glenn on July 6, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Ham.

besser tot als rot on July 6, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Condi Rice has said she’s not interested. I know they all say that, but I think she means it.

The one woman who would be qualified is Mary Fallin, the OK Governor. However, she’s got a scandal in her past, having cheated on her husband. So that disqualifies her.

I think Jindal would be a great choice. Doubt many remember he endorsed Perry, but if he is asked he can say he was supporting a fellow conservative Governor who is currently in office. Most likely Jindal and Perry have had a good relationship for many years.

cat_owner on July 6, 2012 at 6:45 PM

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

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

J.S.K. on July 6, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Excellent

gophergirl on July 6, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Yeah, gophergirl, Jindal would be an outstanding pick!!

rtsidedragon on July 6, 2012 at 6:45 PM

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?

What did Slow Joe say when Barry picked him after the OTJ comment?

RedNewEnglander on July 6, 2012 at 6:45 PM

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?

Because Perry is 100x the governor that Romney was?

besser tot als rot on July 6, 2012 at 6:46 PM

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?

Exit answer: “What did Joe Biden say? What did John Edwards say? What did Joe Lieberman say? What did Al Gore say? The last 4 Democrat Vice Presidential nominees didn’t merely endorse an opponent of the person who selected them for the VP slot, they ran against that person for the Presidential nomination.”

Steve Eggleston on July 6, 2012 at 6:46 PM

If Romney picks Rice the only happy people will be squishes like Allahpundit.Romney already has the spineless and unprincipled-he needs to get conservatives excited.SCOTUS gave him a gift,and in typical Mittens fashion,his darn waffling blew it.For 24 hours there I was ready to get out the old clothespins I used in 2008 when I voted for McClame,now I’m back to evil.albeit lesser,is still evil.

redware on July 6, 2012 at 6:46 PM

What a b*tch. Accusing Ann Romney of lying?
So much for civil discourse.

vityas on July 6, 2012 at 6:46 PM

“A majority of voters still blame Bush more than Obama when they’re asked who’s responsible for the rotten economy.”

For the love of Pete…

Seven Percent Solution on July 6, 2012 at 6:46 PM

I’ve long had a rule,

“The person who says the other person is lying, is the liar.”

Condi Rice is the best woman VP candidate the Romney campaign has available to it. They will have vetted her to some extent.

I think they have vetted another female VP pick.

NNNNNNNNNNnnnnnnnnnngggggg!!!!

Sorry, S.E. Cupp – you’ll have to go. It’s always bad to let yuor ego speak before your intellect.

PolAgnostic on July 6, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Suggestion: “I’ve known Rick ever since I became governor of the state right next to his state. I like Mitt too, and I never criticized Mitt during the primary campaign. And ever since he clinched the nomination of our party, I’ve been fully committed to getting Mitt Romney elected as the President of the United States.”

J.S.K. on July 6, 2012 at 6:44 PM

That’s perfect and makes a lot of sense. And it’s true Jindal did not criticize Romney even when Perry was still in the race.

cat_owner on July 6, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Ms. Cupp or Ms. Ham – who’s more awesome?

KillerKane on July 6, 2012 at 6:40 PM

.
I’ll go with the “Deion Sanders response”: BOTH. : )

listens2glenn on July 6, 2012 at 6:44 PM

What he said.

Steve Eggleston on July 6, 2012 at 6:48 PM

What did Slow Joe say when Barry picked him after the OTJ comment?

RedNewEnglander on July 6, 2012 at 6:45 PM

“This is a big fuc*in’ deal?”

Flora Duh on July 6, 2012 at 6:48 PM

The only problem with Ms. Rice is that she would vote for Obama
and admit that she did it.

That is what happened in 2008 if you recall.

It is convenient for some people to forget that little issue.

If Romney has any guts whatsoever, he WOULD nominate Palin.
She has the experience, is conservative and has cojones.
Of course, there is the problem of her overshadowing Romney
like she did with McCain in 2008. He would have to just suck
it up and shine in all her glory.

One would say that she certainly has been vetted. All 30,000+ emails worth. All of Obama’s attorneys have gone after her. The whole democratic party has gone after her along with their liberal
cover ups, the media.

I would fall out of my chair laughing if this happened. I know,
dream on.

Amjean on July 6, 2012 at 6:49 PM

I’ve long had a rule,

“The person who says the other person is lying, is the liar.”

PolAgnostic on July 6, 2012 at 6:46 PM

That doesn’t even make any sense. How can Cupp be lying? In she some sort of Romney insider, in the know? At worst, she could be mistaken.

besser tot als rot on July 6, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Um, SE Cupp knows just as much about who Romney is considering for vp as the rest of us (which is to say, not much), so what business does she have suggesting Ann Romney is a liar? Aside from trying to fit into the MSNBC crowd, natch?

Jindal is my top choice at this point, followed by Ryan. But Rice is an intriguing candidate…those favorable ratings are pretty enticing. Portman has the same problem vis a vis Bush, so if that’s a disqualifier he shouldn’t be in the conversation, either. Plus, I’d love to see the veep debate with Plugs…

changer1701 on July 6, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Mitt Romney? Lying? Say it ain’t so!

Armin Tamzarian on July 6, 2012 at 6:51 PM

My recollection of Rice’s policy preferences are that they are, shall we say, more squishy than even Romney’s or Roberts’. I like her. But don’t want her in the VP slot.

besser tot als rot on July 6, 2012 at 6:52 PM

S.E. Cupp is selling herself out for her spot on MSNBC. Why is it necessary to throw out inflammatory and libelous statement like Ann Romney lied? Rating? Why should anyone appear in that unwatched network and why the media quote incessantly from it?

bayview on July 6, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Handicapping the VP pick:

A capable woman is first choice.

Marco Rubio is second. (For all the Not a Natural Born Citizen folks – the Supreme Court will rule Rubio is by 6-3 margin.)

Thune is third.

Christie finishes ahead of Jindal, Pawlenty brings up the rear.

PolAgnostic on July 6, 2012 at 6:52 PM

I say Ham is more pleasant. I like S.E.’s work, but MSNBC’s rude demeanor is apparently rubbing off on her. That was quick. If you’re not going to quit, then at least stop drinking the company water and eating the food at the commissary, S.E.

Philly on July 6, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Agreed. Romney simply isn’t going to nominate anyone who isn’t a former or current governor. The only possible exception is Paul Ryan because of his demonstrated leadership over the last two years, but I still highly, highly doubt he’ll pick Ryan. He’s going to pick an experienced governor who has never worked in D.C. I’m hoping for Jindal, I think he’ll pick Pawlenty, but Huckabee might be the sleeper.

Lawdawg86 on July 6, 2012 at 6:53 PM

She probably got a pay raise for calling Ann a liar. It is MSDNC, for pity’s sake.

Philly on July 6, 2012 at 6:53 PM

AP now tormenting McCotter with Cupp videos I see.

Seth Halpern on July 6, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Who else is left?

Hillary Clinton

forest on July 6, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Cupp’s a tool for calling Ann a liar.

Period.

so-notbuyingit on July 6, 2012 at 6:55 PM

With a name that sounds like a bra size, Cupp is just another leftist boob.

bgibbs1000 on July 6, 2012 at 6:56 PM

That doesn’t even make any sense. How can Cupp be lying? In she some sort of Romney insider, in the know? At worst, she could be mistaken.

besser tot als rot on July 6, 2012 at 6:50 PM


If you have NO inside knowledge
(which we can take as a given for S.E.Cupp) and you say the one person who is certain to (Ann Romney) is lying …

… you are not mistaken.

You are a lying liar.

PolAgnostic on July 6, 2012 at 6:56 PM

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.

It wouldn’t surprise me if Team Mitt was vetting Rice and keeping her in their back pocket. They may need to spring her as an innoculation pick in case Axelrod decides to ramp up the “Mormons are racist misgynists” line of attack and it gains traction.

Kataklysmic on July 6, 2012 at 6:56 PM

With all due respect to S.E. Cupp, I have disagree with her on this one. Ann Romney, as the candidate’s wife, is going have access to information nobody else has. So if she says something about the campaign, I am inclined to listen to her. That besides, I don’t really think Mrs. Romney has given us any reason to believe she would lie, and certainly not on something of this nature.

However, my favored candidate for Vice-President remains Gov. Jindal.

Shogun144 on July 6, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Mitt Romney? Lying? Say it ain’t so!

Armin Tamzarian on July 6, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Reading comprehension AND a hearing problem?

Bless your little heart.

Flora Duh on July 6, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Thanks SE for disrespecting Ann Romney. That’s just what we need is another msnbc flake making things up. Think about this twit calling Ann Romney a liar! Conservative my ass.

inspectorudy on July 6, 2012 at 6:44 PM

This women with a man’s name must think she is Carnac the Magnificent.

VorDaj on July 6, 2012 at 6:57 PM

S.E. Cupp is selling herself out for her spot on MSNBC. Why is it necessary to throw out inflammatory and libelous statement like Ann Romney lied? Rating? Why should anyone appear in that unwatched network and why the media quote incessantly from it?

bayview on July 6, 2012 at 6:52 PM

I’m afraid this is true. It boils down to peer pressure here. Very simple. The more she appears on MSNBC, we can expect a lot more of this, unless she has an epiphany somewhere down the line.

Dongemaharu on July 6, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Bobby Jindal, Allen West, even Paul Ryan, but please not Rice. Can you say RINO?

Jindal would probably be my first pick, great experience as Gov and has really turned LA around.

West is my second pick. Not as limited government as I prefer, but 20 solid years of military leadership experience would complement Romney very nicely, plus his foreign policy experience with those military years puts him way above anyone else in that area.

My fantasy ticket is Gary Johnson/Rand Paul, both have REAL limited government credentials that would take us back to the true meaning of the Constitution. Unfortunately, the Republican Party chose to ignore Gary Johnson and pushed him to the Libertarian Party. If only he had run for the Senate seat in NM! Then Rand Paul would have some backup in the Senate.

Common Sense on July 6, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Mitt Romney? Lying? Say it ain’t so!
Armin Tamzarian on July 6, 2012 at 6:51 PM

???

KS Rex on July 6, 2012 at 6:59 PM

It’s not going to be Rice or Jindal or Rubio.

VorDaj on July 6, 2012 at 7:00 PM

No one can be taken seriously when on camera next to that little dipsh!t race-whiner. Not even this lovely girl.

Jaibones on July 6, 2012 at 7:00 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

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

Bobby Jindal, Allen West, even Paul Ryan, but please not Rice. Can you say RINO?

Common Sense on July 6, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Can you say pro-Palestinian and pro-”Arab Democracy Project” and race obsessed?

VorDaj on July 6, 2012 at 7:02 PM

It is settled, BOTH Ms. Ham and Ms. Cupp are awesome.

KillerKane on July 6, 2012 at 7:03 PM

That doesn’t even make any sense. How can Cupp be lying? In she some sort of Romney insider, in the know? At worst, she could be mistaken.

besser tot als rot on July 6, 2012 at 6:50 PM

When you don’t know the truth, and you call someone else a liar, you’re a liar.

On top of that you’re a false accuser, an even lower form of life.

Funny that, one flip comment, and all my respect for SE Cupp – out the window. Now she’s just another MSM liar.

And that’s sad.

I know there are no morals, ethics or standards anymore, but people should think twice before they accuse others.

If Cupp can’t back it up, she should apologize.

Merovign on July 6, 2012 at 7:04 PM

they are the first to come up with the snide comments about Sarah.

renalin on July 6, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Bullpuckey. The MSM viciousness *and* the party backstabbing of Palin *disgust* me.

For the same reason.

Merovign on July 6, 2012 at 7:06 PM

(the worst president ever according to Newsweek’s recent poll)

Who?

RINO in Name Only on July 6, 2012 at 7:06 PM

It is settled, BOTH Ms. Ham and Ms. Cupp are awesome.

KillerKane on July 6, 2012 at 7:03 PM

If you are making a motion..I will second!..:)

Dire Straits on July 6, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Reading comprehension AND a hearing problem?

Bless your little heart.

Flora Duh on July 6, 2012 at 6:57 PM

There’s a bunch of reading comprehension problems going around today.

Steve Eggleston on July 6, 2012 at 7:07 PM

…Romney/Palin 2012!!11!!11!11!!1

…No?

NoStoppingUs on July 6, 2012 at 7:08 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

What does any of this have to with Palin? Obsess much?

changer1701 on July 6, 2012 at 7:10 PM

If you have NO inside knowledge (which we can take as a given for S.E.Cupp) and you say the one person who is certain to (Ann Romney) is lying …

… you are not mistaken.

You are a lying liar.

PolAgnostic on July 6, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Whatever. You don’t get to make up your own definitions for words.

besser tot als rot on July 6, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Kay Bailey Hutchison?

farsighted on July 6, 2012 at 7:13 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

As I just suggested to S.E. on Twitter, she could have stated that she finds it hard to believe the Romney campaign is vetting a woman, instead of flat out accusing Mrs. Romney of lying without the proof to back it up.

Flora Duh on July 6, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Miss Cupp has criticized Romney on that show for “vagaries [sic?],” attacked Obama for rampant abuse of power and laced into the other panelists for suggesting that voting be mandatory. She wrote a column defending Anne Romney’s marital choice. 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

“Considering” is quite an encompassing word. It doesn’t mean Mrs. Romney or Miss Cupp is lying when using the word.

SouthernGent on July 6, 2012 at 7:14 PM

I never understood the need for conservatives to be on MSNBC.

NBC and MSNBC have one mission and only one mission and that is to get Obama elected…once you understand that everything they do makes sense…

William Eaton on July 6, 2012 at 7:15 PM

It would just make for nothing but controversy that would only hurt Gov. Romney.

Voter from WA State on July 6, 2012 at 7:14 PM

I agree. And I’m a Palin supporter.

Flora Duh on July 6, 2012 at 7:16 PM

S.E. Cupp is selling herself out for her spot on MSNBC. Why is it necessary to throw out inflammatory and libelous statement like Ann Romney lied? Rating? Why should anyone appear in that unwatched network and why the media quote incessantly from it?

bayview on July 6, 2012 at 6:52 PM

I watched her yesterday for the first time. Perhaps she had a bad day but that Krystall Ball person made more conservative points than Cupp. I wish I were exaggerating but unfortunately I am not.

msmveritas on July 6, 2012 at 7:18 PM

When you don’t know the truth, and you call someone else a liar, you’re a liar.

Merovign on July 6, 2012 at 7:04 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

Suggestion: “I’ve known Rick ever since I became governor of the state right next to his state and it was Rick who first reached out to help the people of my state in the aftermath of Katrina. I like Mitt too, and I never criticized Mitt during the primary campaign. And ever since he clinched the nomination of our party, I’ve been fully committed to getting Mitt Romney elected as the President of the United States.”

J.S.K. on July 6, 2012 at 6:44 PM

FIFY.

TXUS on July 6, 2012 at 7:20 PM

S.E. Cupp

acted stupidly.

lynncgb on July 6, 2012 at 7:20 PM

It’s raining!!!!!!!!!

Now back to your regularly scheduled thread.

gophergirl on July 6, 2012 at 7:21 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

Kay Bailey Hutchison?

farsighted on July 6, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Given how easily Romney dismantled Perry during the primaries, I doubt he thinks very highly of Kay Bailout’s politickin’ skills.

And again. Talk of Portman, Ryan, and Ayotte notwithstanding, there is not a snowball’s chance in hell that Romney will pick anyone who has served in the U.S. Congress. Not when the current President and VP are both ex-Senators, and the GOP has the chance to run a ticket of “outsider” governors against them. The VP will be a governor, anything else would be political malpractice.

Lawdawg86 on July 6, 2012 at 7:23 PM

My favorite would be Liz Cheney – she takes names and kicks ass! That and I am pretty sure she didn’t vote for Obamma in 2008. I never much cared for Condie, something about her didn’t ring true. I would like West or some of the other hard core conservative blacks out there… Of course then it would be, “Romney, making the black man take 2nd chair…”

rgranger on July 6, 2012 at 7:25 PM

It would just make for nothing but controversy that would only hurt Gov. Romney.

Voter from WA State on July 6, 2012 at 7:20 PM

wouldn’t want anything too exciting. nothing to rile the short-necks of the religious right.

oh, no. our first perogative….nevermind our country is going down the toilet……is to make sure that poor mitty isn’t hurt. or his nice suit ruffled. or his perfect hair tussled.

mitt/yawn 2012

renalin on July 6, 2012 at 7:27 PM

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

Pawlenty’s an obvious possibility;

Wow, that put me to sleep.

Seriously, you guys still shilling for T-Paw, eh?

Midas on July 6, 2012 at 7:27 PM

I’ll be willing to bet anyone here a cheeseburger and a coke that it will not be Jindal.

crosspatch on July 6, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Ms. Cupp or Ms. Ham – who’s more awesome?

KillerKane on July 6, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Dana Perino, Kimberly Guilfoyle and Andrea Tantaros head and shoulder over the cheap imitation show on MSNBC.

bayview on July 6, 2012 at 7:28 PM

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

This fellow Texan agrees.

Midas on July 6, 2012 at 7:28 PM

changer1701 on July 6, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Be careful or you will be accused of mentioning Palin first or something like that!!..(roll eyes)..:)

Dire Straits on July 6, 2012 at 7:28 PM

I hope Mitt chooses Jindal. Birthers be damned.

Philly on July 6, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Liz Cheney would be awesomely awesome, but would Mitt go with her because of her ties to the Bush administration? I don’t have a problem with that, but some might, especially Independents.

Philly on July 6, 2012 at 7:35 PM

It’s raining!!!!!!!!!

Now back to your regularly scheduled thread.

gophergirl on July 6, 2012 at 7:21 PM

.
If you mean actual RAIN (as in outside your window), please send it our way.

We need it BAD, around Lancaster, PA. : (

listens2glenn on July 6, 2012 at 7:35 PM

WOW! Well here is a woman that Romney just received support from:
Brad Pitt’s Mom!! Hollywood is on life support, ROFL!!

I have given much thought to Richard Stoecker’s letter (“Vote for Mormon against beliefs,” June 15). I am also a Christian and differ with the Mormon religion.

But I think any Christian should spend much time in prayer before refusing to vote for a family man with high morals, business experience, who is against abortion, and shares Christian conviction concerning homosexuality just because he is a Mormon.

Any Christian who does not vote or writes in a name is casting a vote for Romney’s opponent, Barack Hussein Obama — a man who sat in Jeremiah Wright’s church for years, did not hold a public ceremony to mark the National Day of Prayer, and is a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies and same-sex marriage.

I hope all Christians give their vote prayerful consideration because voting is a sacred privilege and a serious responsibility.

Editor’s note: To clear up earlier confusion, the News-Leader has verified the letter writer is the mother of actor Brad Pitt and local businessman Doug Pitt.

http://www.news-leader.com/article/20120703/OPINIONS03/307030043/Election-Casting-ballot-deserves-prayerful-consideration?nclick_check=1

bluefox on July 6, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Miss Cupp should bite one!
Mrs Romney said “they considered a woman” she did not say they picked a woman.
Why wouldn’t they consider a woman?
I don’t want a female VP and I am a woman.

We should pick people based on anything but politically correct menus.

We should NOT be like the left.

Delsa on July 6, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Ms. Cupp or Ms. Ham – who’s more awesome?

KillerKane on July 6, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Dana Perino, Kimberly Guilfoyle and Andrea Tantaros head and shoulder over the cheap imitation show on MSNBC.

bayview on July 6, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Fox News could have shuffled the buffoon Beckel over to MSNBC, but nooooooo, they had to let Cupp go.

slickwillie2001 on July 6, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Amjean on July 6, 2012 at 6:49 PM

The ‘cuda in a subordinate role? Been there, done that. No thanks.

wolfsDad on July 6, 2012 at 7:39 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

It’s amazing how some people have the audacity to pretend to know what is going on in someone elses head or private discussions if she wasn’t directly part of whatever conversations they’ve had.

I DO doubt Cupp hangs with the Romneys…..

lol @ the thought

Wolfmoon on July 6, 2012 at 7:39 PM

S.E. Cupp is selling herself out for her spot on MSNBC. Why is it necessary to throw out inflammatory and libelous statement like Ann Romney lied? Rating? Why should anyone appear in that unwatched network and why the media quote incessantly from it?

bayview on July 6, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Yes. S.E. wasn’t good enough to get a paid gig on Fox, so she took a job with MSNBC instead, and now appears to be trying to fill the Meghan McCain role of being a RINO disguised as a “smart, reasonable Republican.”

Her evidence that Ann Romney is lying is that Mittens said a month ago that his wife wasn’t privy to his VP vetting list, and now Ann claims to be. But she doesn’t account for the possibility that during that month, Mittens read her in to the VP vetting process. Shouting “liar!!!” from the rafters appeals to her tiny new audience better, I guess.

Outlander on July 6, 2012 at 7:40 PM

If you mean actual RAIN (as in outside your window), please send it our way.

We need it BAD, around Lancaster, PA. : (

listens2glenn on July 6, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Yes I do. It’s just pouring which means the heat and humidity is going to break on the back end.

YIPPEE! Hope it makes it to your end of the world in a few days.

gophergirl on July 6, 2012 at 7:41 PM

It’s raining!!!!!!!!!

Now back to your regularly scheduled thread.

gophergirl on July 6, 2012 at 7:21 PM

We are hoping for some of that soon too. I never thought I could miss rain so much.

Terrye on July 6, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Ham.

LastRick on July 6, 2012 at 7:44 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

They are a lot of obnoxious little people in the world.

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

Terrye on July 6, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Jindal would be good. He is young and smart and competent and conservative.

Terrye on July 6, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Wow, that put me to sleep.

Seriously, you guys still shilling for T-Paw, eh?

Midas on July 6, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Not shilling for him, Pawlenty just seems like the most realistic choice. Romney ultimately wants a mild-mannered, conservative governor who is untainted by working in Washington D.C., won’t alienate the base, and can be guaranteed not to rock the boat.

Some people here still seem to think that Romney needs to vocally prosecute Obama to win, and they want a VP who will do that. I would have preferred someone like that as well, but we lost and the nominee is Mitt Romney. And every time Romney pretends to be forceful or actually have core convictions, he severely embarrasses himself. Romney’s plan is to present himself to the country as an acceptable alternative to O, fade into the background, and let the country render its verdict on Obama. He’ll become President by default, just as he became Republican nominee by default.

No, its not honorable, nor is it deserving of the office he seeks to hold and the party he nominally leads. But it will work. Not rocking the boat, avoiding talking about the tough issues facing the country, and letting voters render their verdict on the Obama economy will win the White House. That’s the best we can hope for from Romney. And that is why he will pick Pawlenty.

Lawdawg86 on July 6, 2012 at 7:47 PM

I’d ROFLMAO, if its Palin.

Speakup on July 6, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Cupp’s a tool for calling Ann a liar.

Period.

so-notbuyingit on July 6, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Agree.

CW on July 6, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Calling Ann Romney a liar and throwing highway tacks in front of the Romeny campaign bus for no apparent reason probably isn’t the smartest thing for S.E Cupp to do, particularly coming on the heels of the revelation yesterday that she was featured in the reports of Thad McCotter’s TV project, “Bumper Sticker”, as “D-Cupp”. McCotter resigned from the House today.

Her accusation appears to be based solely on speculation on her part. If she had insider information regarding Ann Romney’s statement or , indeed, who exactly IS on the short list for VP consideration for the Romney ticket, surely she would have cited those sources.

This speculation on Cupp’s part follows, of course, her problems with “Hustler” and that despicable photoshopped picture.

Perhaps Ms.Cupp is trying a little too hard to put all of that behind her and get her reputation as a hard hitting conservative journalist back on track.

Whatever the reasoning for it, this was a poorly conceived notion on Cupp’s part.

thatsafactjack on July 6, 2012 at 7:50 PM

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