CNN: Hey, how about noted nanny-state independent for Romney’s VP?

posted at 1:21 pm on July 18, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

The veepstakes story has already brought out a lot of silly speculation and advice for Mitt Romney, but LZ Granderson’s column at CNN might take the blue ribbon.  With Romney trying to close the deal with the GOP grassroots he’ll need in November and fighting an attack from Barack Obama of being an out-of-touch rich elitist, what better choice might there be than … New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg?

We’re gonna need a lot more than a 16-ounce serving of a liquid libation to wash this down:

It seems he hasn’t figured out that as long as Barack Obama is president, his base will be fired up in spite of his dull personality, so what he doesn’t need to do is waste this pick on a running mate Republicans will like.

What he needs is someone who can attract voters on the fence.

A media darling with a successful track record to point to and someone whose social politics won’t immediately get them labeled by independents as “crazy.”

Enter Michael Bloomberg: that union-fighting/gay-couple-loving renegade who would make things complicated for Democrats because he’s managed to get elected three times in the most diverse region in the country while being a rich, old white guy.

And why would this work?

Four years ago, Sen. John McCain selected a game changer who turned out to be better in theory than in practice. Like Sarah Palin, Bloomberg would be a curve ball. But while she got people talking, the New York mayor would get people talking and thinking.

How?

By being something many of the other VP options are not: a real Republican. An old school Republican.

Er, did “old school Republicans” renounce their party and run as independents in order to curry favor back in the day?  Rudy Giuliani won two terms as mayor before Bloomberg and didn’t feel the need to bail out of the GOP to do so.  Bloomberg switched to independent in 2007 and remains one to this day.  Memo to CNN: Real Republicans are at least, you know, Republicans.

Last I checked, real Republicans didn’t feel the need to impose nanny-state restrictions on personal choices, either.  At the same time that this “real Republican” was boosting National Donut Day, he was imposing a top-down edict that forbade restaurants and other establishments from serving anything more than sixteen ounces of sugary cola at a time.  Bloomberg has also barred New York restaurants from using trans-fats in their cooking, and all but criminalized smoking outside the home.  How exactly will picking the Nanny in Chief of the Big Apple help sell Romney as an alternative to Barack Obama?

Heck, at least there would be a little upside.  Compared to Bloomberg, Romney looks positively middle-class.  And it’s not as if adding a multi-billionaire to the ticket would help Obama’s efforts to conduct a class-warfare campaign against Romney, is it?  Naaaaaah.


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No (salt in the) soup for you

Oil Can on July 18, 2012 at 1:23 PM

Weiner needs a job.

Schadenfreude on July 18, 2012 at 1:24 PM

CNN = Clueless Nanny Network. Hey, how about Joe Biden? Hahahaha

rhombus on July 18, 2012 at 1:24 PM

It’s downright heartwarming to see how much CNN wants the GOP to succeed and how eager they are to help us. Gosh, thanks, guys!

cynccook on July 18, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Sorry, but which old school republican was a nanny stater?

lorien1973 on July 18, 2012 at 1:24 PM

OH OH!…THAT’S NOT A PLUS!

KOOLAID2 on July 18, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Out: Red meat

In: Blue meat with a Big Gulp chaser..

hillsoftx on July 18, 2012 at 1:25 PM

The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely the result of LZ Granderson’s liberal mental imbalance.

aquaviva on July 18, 2012 at 1:25 PM

How exactly will picking the Nanny in Chief of the Big Apple help sell Romney as an alternative to Barack Obama?

Getting the 1% vote?

Schadenfreude on July 18, 2012 at 1:25 PM

By being something many of the other VP options are not: a real Republican. An old school Republican.

Seriously…WTF???

BigWyo on July 18, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Who here would be willing to vote for Romney if(and even I don’t think he’s that stupid) he chose Bloomberg for Veep? Frankly, I think he’s more dangerous than Obama, even in a Veep seat.

MadisonConservative on July 18, 2012 at 1:26 PM

whadda yuck…that might be the only pick that would keep conservatives away from the voting booth…

RedInMD on July 18, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Good heavens. What are these people smoking?

totherightofthem on July 18, 2012 at 1:26 PM

If she loves the guy that much why not suggest he replace Biden on the ticket he belongs on?

changer1701 on July 18, 2012 at 1:26 PM

But while she got people talking, the New York mayor would get people talking and thinking.

The repubs won’t like what I’m thinking.

Let’s legalize pot but ban 17+ oz sodies.

What a disconnect.

davidk on July 18, 2012 at 1:26 PM

If Romney picked BLoomberg, I would actually donate money for his defeat.

V-rod on July 18, 2012 at 1:26 PM

ahhhh…the ONE and ONLY thing that could make me vote for Barry Hussein!

SDarchitect on July 18, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Getting the Michelle Obama food freaks’ vote?

Schadenfreude on July 18, 2012 at 1:26 PM

David Brooks just danced a jig.

Robert_Paulson on July 18, 2012 at 1:27 PM

How about Vladimir Putin?

Strong, tough guy image.
Known for winning elections by wide margins.
Willing to be an attack dog, imprisoning and poisoning the opposition.
First Russian on a Presidential ticket.
Long executive record running a major economy.
Every bit as likely to be the VP pick as Michael Bloomberg.

Gingotts on July 18, 2012 at 1:27 PM

With Romney trying to close the deal with the GOP grassroots he’ll need in November and fighting an attack from Barack Obama of being an out-of-touch rich elitist, what better choice might there be than … New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg?

No Fluking Way.

MidniteRambler on July 18, 2012 at 1:27 PM

If he’s going to pick a nanny, he ought to go with Julie Andrews. Hell, Fran Drescher would be better.

Mr. D on July 18, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Sounds to me like old LiZzy is looking for a job in the Bloomberg administration. This can’t possibly be a serious article. I thought it was on the Onion at first.

axshon on July 18, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Seriously? WTF is the real difference between the statists in the DNC and the statists in the RNC – NONE.

MoreLiberty on July 18, 2012 at 1:28 PM

While I’d be tempted to get on the ridicule bandwagon, I think there is something deeper here. I think this is more a pitch to Obama to drop Biden. Almost all of the points explained here would be better applied to The Won (the replacement would probably be Hillary).

nobar on July 18, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Alternate headline: Communist News Network Disturbed by Astronmical Voter Intensity Among Republicans. Fantacizes About How to Kill It.

Kataklysmic on July 18, 2012 at 1:28 PM

If Romney wants to lose, the surest way to do it is to pick somebody like Bloomberg for Veep.

Axion on July 18, 2012 at 1:29 PM

This can’t be serious.

farsighted on July 18, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Naw, NYC is his kinda’ town. Let’s keep him right there where he belongs.

littleguy on July 18, 2012 at 1:30 PM

No…………frigging……………way!!!!!

pilamaye on July 18, 2012 at 1:30 PM

more chooooom

workingclass artist on July 18, 2012 at 1:31 PM

It’s always amusing when liberals give Republicans advice on winning elections.

Curtiss on July 18, 2012 at 1:31 PM

CNN: Hey, how about noted nanny-state independent for Romney’s VP?

Hey, CNN, how about a healthy dose of STFU?

Archivarix on July 18, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Forget Blommy. He is too short to be VP.

An exciting pick would be Tyrone West. I am willing to even sit out the election if Romney chooses him.

Uppereastside on July 18, 2012 at 1:32 PM

BLOOMBERG? You’re kidding! He picks Bloomberg he can save all that money and just kiss the Presidency goodbye!

GarandFan on July 18, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Hmmm, so Bath Salts have now claimed their first victim
in the news media…LZ Granderson.

ToddPA on July 18, 2012 at 1:33 PM

How about Vladimir Putin?

Strong, tough guy image.
Known for winning elections by wide margins.
Willing to be an attack dog, imprisoning and poisoning the opposition.
First Russian on a Presidential ticket.
Long executive record running a major economy.
Every bit as likely to be the VP pick as Michael Bloomberg.

Gingotts on July 18, 2012 at 1:27 PM

You owe me two minutes of life that I spent laughing my butt off.

Archivarix on July 18, 2012 at 1:33 PM

puhleeze…pathetic tools on cnn

cmsinaz on July 18, 2012 at 1:34 PM

CNN: Hey, how about noted nanny-state independent for Romney’s VP?

Hey CNN, how about you FOAD and go to he11…

SWalker on July 18, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Bloomberg has [...] all but criminalized smoking outside the home.

If you think about it, this is actually bad for public health. Instead of people smoking outside, where the smoke can dissipate into the atmosphere, Bloomberg forces the smokers inside, where more of the secondhand smoke will be breathed in.

Of course, this assumes Bloomberg actually cares more about public health than about the perception that he cares about public health, so…

sadarj on July 18, 2012 at 1:36 PM

By being something many of the other VP options are not: a real Republican. An old school Republican.

No he’s not. Many years ago Louis Rukeyser interviewed him on Wall Street Week. Bloomy came out and flat out said that he was a Democrat. He only ran as a Republican because the marxist Mark Green was the Democrat candidate. So stuff it LZ.

rbj on July 18, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Hmmm, so Bath Salts have now claimed their first victim
in the news media…LZ Granderson.

ToddPA on July 18, 2012 at 1:33 PM

First victim in the news media? The Fifth Column Treasonous Media were obviously the FIRST people in America to start smoking Bath Salts.

SWalker on July 18, 2012 at 1:38 PM

I thought CNN had already hit bottom; why are they still digging?

aposematic on July 18, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Romney/Arpaio 2012!

Akzed on July 18, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Good heavens. What are these people smoking?

totherightofthem on July 18, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Medical marijuana?

Ward Cleaver on July 18, 2012 at 1:40 PM

No

PastorJon on July 18, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Committing political suicide is not on Mitt Romney’s calendar.

meci on July 18, 2012 at 1:41 PM

You know what would make me laugh my a$$ off? If Mitt picked Bill Clinton. The dude is practically a Republican compared to today’s Dems, we would win the election in a landslide, and the Democrat party would rip itself apart in a manner that would make the Civil War look like a sorority pillow fight.

Kataklysmic on July 18, 2012 at 1:41 PM

I am willing to even sit out the election if Romney chooses him.

Uppereastside on July 18, 2012 at 1:32 PM

That would be no different than any other elction…you’re
too damn stupid to have your vote counted in any election.

ToddPA on July 18, 2012 at 1:41 PM

That makes about as much sense as Romney picking Joe Biden as his VP. Criminy.

natasha333 on July 18, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Weiner needs a job.

Schadenfreude on July 18, 2012 at 1:24 PM

I thought Baldwin…oh never mind

workingclass artist on July 18, 2012 at 1:41 PM

CNN…all the news that fit to make up.

kingsjester on July 18, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Good heavens. What are these people smoking?
totherightofthem on July 18, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Medical marijuana?
Ward Cleaver on July 18, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Is it still “medical” if they exceed the prescribed dose by an order of magnitude?

Archivarix on July 18, 2012 at 1:43 PM

BLOOMBERG? You’re kidding! He picks Bloomberg he can save all that money and just kiss the Presidency goodbye!

GarandFan on July 18, 2012 at 1:33 PM

If Bloomy was a little taller and if this new republican party wasn’t so radical and anti middle class, perhaps he would have been good choice.

Only way Romney can mobilize his under $30k per annum base is to select a radical that thinks like them. Congressman T. West comes to mind.

Uppereastside on July 18, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Who here would be willing to vote for Romney if(and even I don’t think he’s that stupid) he chose Bloomberg for Veep? Frankly, I think he’s more dangerous than Obama, even in a Veep seat.

MadisonConservative on July 18, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Hey MC…I thought about you yesterday. :D

cynccook on July 18, 2012 at 1:43 PM

You know what would make me laugh my a$$ off? If Mitt picked Bill Clinton. The dude is practically a Republican compared to today’s Dems, we would win the election in a landslide, and the Democrat party would rip itself apart in a manner that would make the Civil War look like a sorority pillow fight.

Kataklysmic on July 18, 2012 at 1:41 PM

that would be an epic bizarro twist…Bi-Partisunami

workingclass artist on July 18, 2012 at 1:44 PM

And ideas like this are why CNN is a joke of a news network. If Romney even thinks about something like this Republicans will drop him like a hot potato.

RZuendt on July 18, 2012 at 1:44 PM

That makes about as much sense as Romney picking Joe Biden as his VP. Criminy.

natasha333 on July 18, 2012 at 1:41 PM

The Communist News Network, aka CNN have forgotten the most basic and important rule of propaganda and indoctrination, which is, never drink your own kool-aid.

SWalker on July 18, 2012 at 1:44 PM

I’m definitely springing for a layer of ballistic Kevlar on the body panels. I wasn’t going to — it would just make the Z-10 (Zombie [Active-Zone Incursion Vehicle]) heavier; but, you know, the level of crazy definitely warrants, in retrospect, a layer of Kevlar.

Also springing for the jerrycans …

Need to work faster.

Axe on July 18, 2012 at 1:44 PM

These guys get paid to write these stories…are there no standards, don’t answer, I know—none.

right2bright on July 18, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Romney is a bigger nanny-stater than Bloomberg, Bloomberg didn’t use the power of government to force everybody buy expensive insurance from his corporate cronies. I think Romney/Bloomburg sounds perfect!

FloatingRock on July 18, 2012 at 1:46 PM

You know what would make me laugh my a$$ off? If Mitt picked Bill Clinton. The dude is practically a Republican compared to today’s Dems, we would win the election in a landslide, and the Democrat party would rip itself apart in a manner that would make the Civil War look like a sorority pillow fight.

Kataklysmic on July 18, 2012 at 1:41 PM

You know, that’s not a half-bad idea. At first I thought “Why would Romney pick a centrist opportunist?”, but then I remembered that Bill would love to take down Obama more so than Romney.

nobar on July 18, 2012 at 1:46 PM

The only reason CNN is suggesting this absurdity is because it would mean losing the South, Evangelicals, Reagan democrats and just about any group of sane people.

Can anyone imagine Bloomberg venturing outside of the liberal conclaves to campaign? Southerners would regard him as the nanny-state, over-bearing freak that he is.

Yeah, two Northeastern, wealthy dudes that the MSM can savage.

Try again, Lefties.

Cody1991 on July 18, 2012 at 1:46 PM

If Bloomy was a little taller and if this new republican party wasn’t so radical and anti middle class, perhaps he would have been good choice.

Only way Romney can mobilize his under $30k per annum base is to select a radical that thinks like them. Congressman T. West comes to mind.

Uppereastside on July 18, 2012 at 1:43 PM

How do you get your head so far up your own posterior?

SWalker on July 18, 2012 at 1:47 PM

If Bloomy was a little taller and if this new republican party wasn’t so radical and anti middle class, perhaps he would have been good choice.

Uppereastside on July 18, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Right. Nothing says “we love the middle class” more than nominating a billionaire. Stop hitting it so hard, man. It’s puff, puff give. You’re messing up the rotation.

Kataklysmic on July 18, 2012 at 1:47 PM

What about Christian Bale?

BAIN/BALE 2012!!!

and Catwoman for Def Sec. Alfred for Sec of State.

PappyD61 on July 18, 2012 at 1:48 PM

McCain ran a crappy campaign and the only life it showed was when Palin energized the base.

McCain’s original choice was Joe Lieberman, which would have resulted in an even bigger wipeout because the base would have gone “WTF is going on?”

At least Lieberman was reasonably respected by the Republican base, even if not always liked or agreed with. Republicans DESPISE Bloomberg.

teke184 on July 18, 2012 at 1:48 PM

That’s a negative, Ghost Rider…

JohnGalt23 on July 18, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Romney is a bigger nanny-stater than Bloomberg, Bloomberg didn’t use the power of government to force everybody buy expensive insurance from his corporate cronies. I think Romney/Bloomburg sounds perfect!

FloatingRock on July 18, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Yes yes, we know… vote for Johnson Obama, only he can save us.

SWalker on July 18, 2012 at 1:48 PM

One of the reasons people mock Bloomburg is because he is a petty nanny-stater who is trying to control the small things, whereas Romney is in the big-leagues, forcing every single person, not just smokers or pop drinkers, to do it his way at great expense to themselves.

FloatingRock on July 18, 2012 at 1:49 PM

You know, that’s not a half-bad idea. At first I thought “Why would Romney pick a centrist opportunist?”, but then I remembered that Bill would love to take down Obama more so than Romney.

nobar on July 18, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Yup. His wife is a lefty and he’s corrupt as the day is long (thankfully the VP doesn’t do squat) but he’s smarter than anyone in the room and he hates Barry with a white hot hate.

Kataklysmic on July 18, 2012 at 1:50 PM

…someone whose social politics won’t immediately get them labeled by independents as “crazy.”

Yes, it’s “independents” that do all the labelling isn’t it CNN.

mudskipper on July 18, 2012 at 1:50 PM

What about Christian Bale?

BAIN/BALE 2012!!!

and Catwoman for Def Sec. Alfred for Sec of State.

PappyD61 on July 18, 2012 at 1:48 PM

I’d pay to see Christian Bale debate Biden.

Look up the Bale rant against the director of photography on the set of Terminator: Salvation for the reason why.

teke184 on July 18, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Yes yes, we know… vote for Johnson Obama, only he can save us.

SWalker on July 18, 2012 at 1:48 PM

I notice, and am not surprised, that you’ve failed to dispute anything that I’ve said in this thread.

FloatingRock on July 18, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Stop hitting it so hard, man. It’s puff, puff give. You’re messing up the rotation.

Kataklysmic on July 18, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Uppereastside = Bogart? :)

Axe on July 18, 2012 at 1:51 PM

…mittens would do it (pick a guy like Bloomberg] if he didn’t have conservatives breathing down his neck!

America needs conservatives in charge for a change!
JINDAL/WEST 2012

Pragmatic on July 18, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Bloomblubber is infinitely more likely to be little Bammie’s new running mate if they can jettison Slow Joe.

slickwillie2001 on July 18, 2012 at 1:53 PM

This would not surprise me. Republican/Democrat…different sides of the same coin. They’re both funded by the N.W.O.

Obamney 2012!! False Choices!

dom89031 on July 18, 2012 at 1:54 PM

BANE/BAIN 2012

Pragmatic on July 18, 2012 at 1:54 PM

FloatingRock on July 18, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Has anyone ever seen Mitt Romney outside a progressive zoo, though? I have no idea how he’ll actually behave in a conservative wild, with a senate and a house reinforcing the angel on his other shoulder.

Axe on July 18, 2012 at 1:54 PM

No. Abso-friggin-lutely NO!

But, in the spirit of Robertsian apologetics…

Bloomberg would be neutered as VP and no longer damaging NY…

So long as Romney stays healthy…

Skywise on July 18, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Is this Granderson dope choomin’ Obama’s exhale or sumthin’? He must be if he thinks anyone on the right wants Nanny Gloomy to be one choom exhale from the presidency.

stukinIL4now on July 18, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Yes yes, we know… vote for Johnson Obama, only he can save us.

SWalker on July 18, 2012 at 1:48 PM

I notice, and am not surprised, that you’ve failed to dispute anything that I’ve said in this thread.

FloatingRock on July 18, 2012 at 1:51 PM

When you finally find a genuinely rational possible solution to our obvious problems then perhaps people will take the things you bring up seriously.

I don’t waste my time debating the merits of conspiracy theories I mock those who foolishly believe in them.

SWalker on July 18, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Only way Romney can mobilize his under $30k per annum base is to select a radical that thinks like them. Congressman T. West comes to mind.

Uppereastside on July 18, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Fortunately for Mr. Romney, he gets so much help from Mr. Obama. Between his efforts to attract voters and 0bama’s non-stop effort to repel them, things are looking pretty good.

cynccook on July 18, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Don’t *even* joke.

Let Romney make THAT big a balls-up by putting Bloomberg on as Veep and see what happens with the base.

I would gladly sack whole villages to raise enough money to get West & Jindal to run at the last minute.

I mean it. Bloomberg is listed as a Independent, but he’s a moonbat. He’s Jerry Brown with a larger bank account.

BlaxPac on July 18, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Not Bill, its Hillary.

meci on July 18, 2012 at 1:56 PM

This would not surprise me. Republican/Democrat…different sides of the same coin. They’re both funded by the N.W.O.

Obamney 2012!! False Choices!

dom89031 on July 18, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Romney/Bloomberg would be Democrat/Democrat (haven’t you been paying attention?

America needs conservatives in charge for change!
JINDAL/WEST 2012

Pragmatic on July 18, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Who comes up with these stories anyway? I can think of at least 10 prominent Democrats that I’d more willingly see on Romney’s ticket than this clown.

LukeinNE on July 18, 2012 at 1:57 PM

ED, please don’t tell me actually you believe Portman or Pawlenty ‘close the deal with the GOP grassroots’. They are both antithetical to everything the Tea Party/grass roots stands for.
Unless its Rubio, Ryan, Jindal or some pleasant surprise, I don’t see how he closes the deal.

AmeriCuda on July 18, 2012 at 1:58 PM

The veepstakes story has already brought out a lot of silly speculation and advice for Mitt Romney, but LZ Granderson’s column at CNN might take the blue ribbon.

I’d actually put Ed’s suggestion of Jan Brewer at the top of that list. Hahaha, that one still makes me laugh.

red_herring on July 18, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Who here would be willing to vote for Romney if(and even I don’t think he’s that stupid) he chose Bloomberg for Veep? Frankly, I think he’s more dangerous than Obama, even in a Veep seat.

MadisonConservative on July 18, 2012 at 1:26 PM

I’d try, just to stop Obama; but I don’t think I could try sober.

At least I’d have a mail-in ballot. I shouldn’t drive after getting drunk enough to support Bloomberg for anything. I might not be conscious enough to register a valid vote either though.

gekkobear on July 18, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Romney is a bigger nanny-stater than Bloomberg, Bloomberg didn’t use the power of government to force everybody buy expensive insurance from his corporate cronies. I think Romney/Bloomburg sounds perfect!

FloatingRock on July 18, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Is it possible for you to even look at the facts?

The plan was approved by two conservative Republicans who were George W. Bush’s Secretary of the Health and Human Services Department, Tommy Thompson and Mike Leavitt. Furthermore, the plan was supported overwhelmingly in the MA legislature with 198 house reps supporting the bill and only 2 voting against it – 99% voting in favor of the plan! The bill also passed through the state senate without a single dissenting vote and it was supported by nearly every special interest group in the state. (As of September 2011, 33 of the 36 Republicans in the MA legislature endorsed Romney for president further illustrating the sustained support for Romney and his tenure as Governor of MA.)
In a new poll 62 percent of residents surveyed support the law that Mitt Romney signed into law five years ago, and 33 percent oppose it.

Get it? It’s what both the people and the elected representatives of Massachusetts WANTED. Does the concept of STATES’ RIGHTS ring a bell with you?

cynccook on July 18, 2012 at 2:02 PM

SWalker on July 18, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Don’t be so pathetic, you’ve never been able to refute anything I’ve said and call me names instead because my criticism is fact based and your koolaid is not. There’s nothing unprincipled hacks like you and Romney can do but smear the other guy.

FloatingRock on July 18, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Who here would be willing to vote for Romney if(and even I don’t think he’s that stupid) he chose Bloomberg for Veep? Frankly, I think he’s more dangerous than Obama, even in a Veep seat.

MadisonConservative on July 18, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Bloomberg is a douche, but please explain how that’s possible?

U seriously think Bloomberg as VP is more dangerous than Obama as President? I’m looking forward to your response…

jaygatz33 on July 18, 2012 at 2:04 PM

AmeriCuda on July 18, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Obama closes the deal for Romney with conservatives. Romney could nominate his dog for VP if he wanted.

LukeinNE on July 18, 2012 at 2:05 PM

At least I’d have a mail-in ballot. I shouldn’t drive after getting drunk enough to support Bloomberg for anything. I might not be conscious enough to register a valid vote either though.

gekkobear on July 18, 2012 at 2:01 PM

If you’re in Illinois or California, consciousness and sentience are entirely optional.

Archivarix on July 18, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Perhaps there’s something in the water affecting the CNN staff today…

Jill1066 on July 18, 2012 at 2:06 PM

You know, I thought that there was no way that I would consider NOT voting for Romney….nothing, no choice for VP that would be so bad that it would convince me to stay home… but this MIGHT just be it.

I DETEST BLOOMBERG.

He doesn’t understand the meaning of the words ‘loyalty’ or ‘dedication’. He’s a turncoat. He’s nasty, petty, and his nanny state authoritarianism is anathema to me.

I can’t express my contempt for him strongly enough. Words fail me.

thatsafactjack on July 18, 2012 at 2:07 PM

If someone like Bloomberg is the VP pick then I’ll vote third party. I kid you not.

GardenGnome on July 18, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Romney would need to undergo a total brainectomy to even consider this for more than half a nanosecond. Never. Gonna. Happen.

SKYFOX on July 18, 2012 at 2:10 PM

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