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(Deseret News)   Buzz builds around Portman as Romney's running mate. Hey, I liked "Black Swan" as much as the next guy, but c'mon   (deseretnews.com) divider line 117
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2012-05-23 07:57:37 PM
and said buzz is something like this

"OMG someone is actually considering it" "He didn't say no or disconnect his phone!"
 
2012-05-23 08:00:29 PM
Who the hell is this guy? I've never even heard of him.

how far down the barel is he?
 
wee [TotalFark]
2012-05-23 08:06:11 PM
And she was born in Israel so the birthers are going to have a field day.

/Would vote for Natalie, but not this other Portman.
 
2012-05-23 08:11:07 PM
"Hmm, what can we do to really knock the VP pick out of the park? Oh, how about a boring, accountant-like 50-something white guy from the Midwest, who also happens to be a former Bush administration official? Yes!"
 
2012-05-23 08:14:28 PM
Who?
 
2012-05-23 08:18:45 PM
Shut up, Santorum.
 
2012-05-23 08:20:13 PM
(Portman) is a hunter and - unlike Romney - knows what he's hunted.
And this makes him an effective leader how?

One of the qualities that might make him most valuable to Romney - who many political observers think needs a Latino on the ticket to neutralize the president's edge with that group - is Portman's fluency in Spanish

Okay but wont speaking Spanish hurts them with the people who want English as the official language of the US?
 
2012-05-23 08:23:03 PM

kmmontandon: "Hmm, what can we do to really knock the VP pick out of the park? Oh, how about a boring, accountant-like 50-something white guy from the Midwest, who also happens to be a former Bush administration official? Yes!"


But the article didn't mention the Bush administration positions, and don't look for any mention from the campaign either.
 
2012-05-23 08:26:59 PM

Ambivalence: Who the hell is this guy? I've never even heard of him.

how far down the barel is he?


Ex Cincinnati City Council. Quite possibly the least effective governmental body on earth.
 
2012-05-23 08:32:37 PM

spongeboob:
One of the qualities that might make him most valuable to Romney - who many political observers think needs a Latino on the ticket to neutralize the president's edge with that group - is Portman's fluency in Spanish

Okay but wont speaking Spanish hurts them with the people who want English as the official language of the US?



It gives Teabaggers a pat on the back type-feeling, for being so tolerant and inclusive as to put up with a white guy who can talk to the wetbacks in their own strange language.

Also, the GOP is utterly confused - as usual - if they think Rubio will help them carry Hispanics in the Southwest & California. I know all they all look the same to Republicans, but the wealthy Floridian son of long-ago Cuban immigrants has about as much in common with Southwestern/Californian Hispanics as someone currently living in Spain - the language, and little else.
 
2012-05-23 08:37:27 PM

spongeboob: (Portman) is a hunter and - unlike Romney - knows what he's hunted.
And this makes him an effective leader how?

One of the qualities that might make him most valuable to Romney - who many political observers think needs a Latino on the ticket to neutralize the president's edge with that group - is Portman's fluency in Spanish

Okay but wont speaking Spanish hurts them with the people who want English as the official language of the US?


Well, they thought about trying to reach out to the black community by finding someone who speaks jive.
 
2012-05-23 08:37:39 PM

kmmontandon: spongeboob:
One of the qualities that might make him most valuable to Romney - who many political observers think needs a Latino on the ticket to neutralize the president's edge with that group - is Portman's fluency in Spanish

Okay but wont speaking Spanish hurts them with the people who want English as the official language of the US?


It gives Teabaggers a pat on the back type-feeling, for being so tolerant and inclusive as to put up with a white guy who can talk to the wetbacks in their own strange language.

Also, the GOP is utterly confused - as usual - if they think Rubio will help them carry Hispanics in the Southwest & California. I know all they all look the same to Republicans, but the wealthy Floridian son of long-ago Cuban immigrants has about as much in common with Southwestern/Californian Hispanics as someone currently living in Spain - the language, and little else.


You would think they might have learned something, I was looking to see if Mitt speaks Spanish and I found this
Florida's Cuban Hispanics favored McCain by six points in 2008, but the state's non-Cuban Hispanics favored Obama by thirty-two points, winning him the Hispanic vote overall
Link
 
2012-05-23 08:40:30 PM

propasaurus: spongeboob: (Portman) is a hunter and - unlike Romney - knows what he's hunted.
And this makes him an effective leader how?

One of the qualities that might make him most valuable to Romney - who many political observers think needs a Latino on the ticket to neutralize the president's edge with that group - is Portman's fluency in Spanish

Okay but wont speaking Spanish hurts them with the people who want English as the official language of the US?

Well, they thought about trying to reach out to the black community by finding someone who speaks jive.


Too bad she passed away in 2010 RIP Barbara Billingsley
 
2012-05-23 08:45:40 PM
It would give the Romney campaign a much-needed boost in excitement and charisma.

*yawn*
 
2012-05-23 08:48:43 PM

wee: And she was born in Israel so the birthers are going to have a field day.


Not sure where you're getting that. Senator Rob Portman was born in 1955 in Cincinna-----GODDAMN YOU SO MUCH
 
2012-05-23 08:53:29 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com

Isn't she a Democrat?

(oblig)
 
2012-05-23 08:56:05 PM

wee: And she was born in Israel so the birthers are going to have a field day.

/Would vote for Natalie, but not this other Portman.


Sne can always go Golda Meir and run for Premier.
 
2012-05-23 09:52:09 PM

Shadow Blasko: Ambivalence: Who the hell is this guy? I've never even heard of him.

how far down the barel is he?

Ex Cincinnati City Council. Quite possibly the least effective governmental body on earth.


Not got a stick in either fire, but as a semi-interested observer, I gotta go Detroit for that title.
 
2012-05-23 09:53:35 PM

Therion: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 300x272]

Isn't she a Democrat?

(oblig)


seems like a happy Democrat at that....
 
2012-05-23 10:10:13 PM

Therion: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 300x272]

Isn't she a Democrat?

(oblig)


Came for this.

*lights cigarette*
 
2012-05-23 10:53:46 PM
zzzzzzzzzz

www.nataliedee.com
 
2012-05-23 11:02:20 PM

Therion: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 300x272]

Isn't she a Democrat?

(oblig)


Love them high-beams.

OtherLittleGuy: wee: And she was born in Israel so the birthers are going to have a field day.

/Would vote for Natalie, but not this other Portman.

Sne can always go Golda Meir and run for Premier.


Is she even a US citizen?

Oh, and Israel's constitution doesn't require the Prime Minister nor President (no Premier position) be a "natural born" Israeli. But yeah...
 
2012-05-23 11:04:21 PM
Meanwhile, Colin Powell has a press conference to tell everyone that he is in favor of gay marriage, which is apparently the current code phrase for "I on Obama's VP list".
 
2012-05-23 11:05:42 PM

kmmontandon: "Hmm, what can we do to really knock the VP pick out of the park? Oh, how about a boring, accountant-like 50-something white guy from the Midwest, who also happens to be a former Bush administration official? Yes!"

 
2012-05-23 11:07:34 PM
collider.com

She has the acting chops of a box of rocks, but who cares?
 
2012-05-23 11:10:50 PM
He will pick a white male from the South or Midwest. Vanilla Mitt is playin' it safe.
 
2012-05-23 11:11:10 PM

Krieghund: [collider.com image 640x481]

She has the acting chops of a box of rocks, but who cares?



Heresy. The Professional is one of the greatest movies of all time.
 
2012-05-23 11:11:24 PM
This is a campaign message I can get behind: "Natalie Portman, naked and petrified and covered in hot grits"

/.
 
2012-05-23 11:13:57 PM
He's on top because he's a hunter "who knows what he's hunted"? Really? Cheney knows he's hunted old white man, why not just pick him (off)?
 
2012-05-23 11:16:07 PM
the look in her eyes tells me that every sick and twisted fantasy i've had about what I'd do to her would please her greatly.

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-05-23 11:16:58 PM
Songs: Ohia is my favorite band.
 
2012-05-23 11:31:01 PM
Well I suppose it would help if he had a running mate who can act human.

/Just don't make George Lucas your campaign manager.
 
2012-05-23 11:32:59 PM
Rob Portman. Who the f*ck is that?
 
2012-05-23 11:33:29 PM
I'm ok with him...............he's bright, articulate and experienced.

He's an expert on the US budget, trade and taxes.

Been in both the House and Senate and works well with both sides of the aisle.

He'd be a good VP choice.
 
2012-05-23 11:37:40 PM

FuturePastNow: Rob Portman. Who the f*ck is that?


You're not very bright are you?
 
2012-05-23 11:40:09 PM
One of the qualities that might make him most valuable to Romney - who many political observers think needs a Latino on the ticket to neutralize the president's edge with that group - is Portman's fluency in Spanish

And don't forget, it also means the campaign can score some free pizza...
 
2012-05-23 11:40:48 PM
Romney's campaign is feeling increasingly comfortable with the idea they can win FL without wasting a VP pick to do so, Quinnipiac has a poll out today with Romney being up 6 points in the state. Now I personally suspect that poll is a bit of an outlier but that number will be in everyone's head until an other poll unseats it.

Leaving the slot to hopefully pick up a swing state like OH. Its the best choice of the bunch of the bunch at 18 electoral votes, NC is going to swing back red, VA is only 13 and could be swayed with ads, and PA is definitely staying blue. Obama is only ahead in OH by 5 points or so, its the most realistic and vote-worthy state to use the VP choice.
 
2012-05-23 11:42:18 PM
Portman is the VP choice for someone who doesn't want to make a VP choice. He's so bland, quiet and mild that he will draw absolutely no attention, either positive or negative. He's a walking "meh." The only better choice Romney could make would be to pick someone from the Neutral Planet.
 
2012-05-23 11:43:44 PM

Krieghund: [collider.com image 640x481]

She has the acting chops of a box of rocks, but who cares?


Yeah, but what if I performed well enough that she wanted to keep me around? She's hot as hell but she's a vegiterian. Oh the conundrums. Natalie Portman or bacon?

/BACON!
 
2012-05-23 11:46:40 PM

the opposite of charity is justice: Romney's campaign is feeling increasingly comfortable with the idea they can win FL without wasting a VP pick to do so, Quinnipiac has a poll out today with Romney being up 6 points in the state. Now I personally suspect that poll is a bit of an outlier but that number will be in everyone's head until an other poll unseats it.

Leaving the slot to hopefully pick up a swing state like OH. Its the best choice of the bunch of the bunch at 18 electoral votes, NC is going to swing back red, VA is only 13 and could be swayed with ads, and PA is definitely staying blue. Obama is only ahead in OH by 5 points or so, its the most realistic and vote-worthy state to use the VP choice.


Your handle and this strategy piece paint a very interesting picture. Do tell us more!
 
2012-05-23 11:50:16 PM

NobleHam: Portman is the VP choice for someone who doesn't want to make a VP choice. He's so bland, quiet and mild that he will draw absolutely no attention, either positive or negative. He's a walking "meh." The only better choice Romney could make would be to pick someone from the Neutral Planet.


I have no strong feelings over the fact those Youtube clips have an equal number of likes and dislikes.
 
2012-05-23 11:54:26 PM

grob: I'm ok with him...............he's bright, articulate and experienced.

He's an expert on the US budget, trade and taxes.

Been in both the House and Senate and works well with both sides of the aisle.

He'd be a good VP choice.


So the entire Tea-Party No Prisoners Derp Brigade wing of the party is going to tag him as a RINO?

/Or is "works well with both sides of the aisle" some kind of code phrase for . . . oh, never mind.
 
2012-05-23 11:56:16 PM
I can feel the excitement. It's like eating a rice cake, or perhaps styrofoam.
 
2012-05-23 11:57:56 PM

FuturePastNow: Rob Portman. Who the f*ck is that?


you don't know who Rob Portman is? Well neither did I til Fox News started running propaganda about how bad ass he is, even though he's some nobody, so now I know who he is and you're an idiot if you don't stupid farking libs
 
2012-05-23 11:58:58 PM

grob: I'm ok with him...............he's bright, articulate and experienced.

He's an expert on the US budget, trade and taxes.

Been in both the House and Senate and works well with both sides of the aisle.

He'd be a good VP choice.


Too bad for you that he's already unequivocally said that he wouldn't accept the job.
 
2012-05-24 12:00:14 AM

falcon176: Well neither did I til Fox News started running propaganda about how bad ass he is


I've seen this strategy somewhere before. When the fark was it?
 
2012-05-24 12:00:50 AM

rohar: Krieghund: [collider.com image 640x481]

She has the acting chops of a box of rocks, but who cares?

Yeah, but what if I performed well enough that she wanted to keep me around? She's hot as hell but she's a vegiterian. Oh the conundrums. Natalie Portman or bacon?

/BACON!


Doesn't her being a vegitarian just mean there'll be more bacon for youme?
 
2012-05-24 12:04:01 AM
Nobody can deny she's smarter than Palin.
 
2012-05-24 12:24:17 AM

Tickle Mittens: rohar: Krieghund: [collider.com image 640x481]

She has the acting chops of a box of rocks, but who cares?

Yeah, but what if I performed well enough that she wanted to keep me around? She's hot as hell but she's a vegiterian. Oh the conundrums. Natalie Portman or bacon?

/BACON!

Doesn't her being a vegitarian just mean there'll be more bacon for youme?


Yeah, but she's a woman. You know she'd make your life hell for eating it.

/No matter how hot she is, some poor bastard's tired of her shiat.
 
2012-05-24 12:26:53 AM
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