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2012-06-19 09:25:24 AM
what, that didn't stop them 4 years ago.
 
2012-06-19 09:31:28 AM
Media speculation surrounding Marco Rubio being Romney's VP pick shot down after it was revealed he wasn't even vetted white.
 
2012-06-19 09:33:00 AM
never stopped them before.
 
2012-06-19 09:41:02 AM
It was never going to be Rubio.
 
2012-06-19 09:45:22 AM

Lurking Fear: what, that didn't stop them 4 years ago.

 
2012-06-19 09:53:46 AM

Lurking Fear: what, that didn't stop them 4 years ago.


Done in one.
 
2012-06-19 10:00:18 AM
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-06-19 10:04:44 AM
Upon hearing the news, Rubio took his frustration out on Nancy Reagan.

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-06-19 10:05:03 AM
You mean his father fled from the Decepticons on Cybertron for nothing?
 
2012-06-19 10:07:49 AM

Lurking Fear: what, that didn't stop them 4 years ago.


Just stopped by to say THIS.
 
2012-06-19 10:08:06 AM

Lurking Fear: what, that didn't stop them 4 years ago.


thatsthejoke.jpg

/not subby
 
2012-06-19 10:08:40 AM
It'll be Rob Portman. That guy is the whitest guy I've ever seen.
 
2012-06-19 10:08:55 AM
Mitt Romney is a coward of almost comical proportions. I think it is safe to say that his pick will be Rob Portman.
 
2012-06-19 10:10:26 AM
Rubio wants a future at the top of the party. He's not going to jump on a sinking ship and get painted as a loser his first time on the national stage. He'll probably get the keynote, setting him up to run for VP next time when the GOP runs some serious candidates.
 
2012-06-19 10:11:44 AM
Done in one.
 
2012-06-19 10:11:50 AM
Can someone tell me why he wasn't at least a front runner? At this point, isn't a latino VP for the Republicans a wet dream?
 
2012-06-19 10:12:55 AM

Hollie Maea: I think it is safe to say that his pick will be Rob Portman.


Or Pawlenty.
 
2012-06-19 10:13:21 AM
That's hardly evidence of..

Lurking Fear: what, that didn't stop them 4 years ago.


Damnit.
 
2012-06-19 10:16:21 AM

Lurking Fear: what, that didn't stop them 4 years ago.


A big ol' tittied THIS!
 
2012-06-19 10:16:23 AM

Dusk-You-n-Me: Hollie Maea: I think it is safe to say that his pick will be Rob Portman.

Or Pawlenty.


Even after "Obamneycare"?
 
2012-06-19 10:17:05 AM
Did anyone mention that Sarah Palin wasn't vetted?

/Because she wasn't.
//Just in case anyone didn't know.
 
2012-06-19 10:17:25 AM

Dusk-You-n-Me: Hollie Maea: I think it is safe to say that his pick will be Rob Portman.

Or Pawlenty.


Nah. Pawlenty might be white as a ghost, but he ran for president for a few weeks, so some people might have an opinion of him, for good or ill. Way too risky for Mitt Romney.
 
2012-06-19 10:18:37 AM

TimonC346: Can someone tell me why he wasn't at least a front runner? At this point, isn't a latino VP for the Republicans a wet dream?


It's only a dream for those that are concerned with winning. He doesn't come close to passing the ideological purity tests, which is what the majority of the party is concerned with.
 
2012-06-19 10:18:38 AM

TimonC346: Can someone tell me why he wasn't at least a front runner? At this point, isn't a latino VP for the Republicans a wet dream?


Because Cubans are hated by every other Hispanic group (because of their preferential immigration status); and vice-versa.
 
2012-06-19 10:23:31 AM
It doesn't matter. You can win with a toothpick as your v.p.

Exhibit 1: Dan Quayle
Exhibit 2: Dick Cheney
Exhibit 3: Joe Biden
 
2012-06-19 10:25:04 AM

terriblist: Even after "Obamneycare"?


Whatever was said in the primary debates is long forgiven and perhaps forcibly forgotten. Newt (and/or SPACs on behalf of Newt) said a lot worse, as did Trump, and they're Romney's BFFs now.

Hollie Maea: Nah. Pawlenty might be white as a ghost, but he ran for president for a few weeks, so some people might have an opinion of him, for good or ill. Way too risky for Mitt Romney.


Just a twitter rumor. Pawlenty has some national campaign experience and two terms as a governor under his belt. He's also extremely boring.
 
2012-06-19 10:27:19 AM

TimonC346: Can someone tell me why he wasn't at least a front runner? At this point, isn't a latino VP for the Republicans a wet dream?


Only for the ones with a "wide stance".
 
2012-06-19 10:28:27 AM

ghare: TimonC346: Can someone tell me why he wasn't at least a front runner? At this point, isn't a latino VP for the Republicans a wet dream?

Because Cubans are hated by every other Hispanic group (because of their preferential immigration status); and vice-versa.




This. My thinking is that Rubio may help Mitt win Florida but kills him in Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico.
 
2012-06-19 10:30:20 AM
So someone realized that cuban ≠ latino?
 
2012-06-19 10:32:11 AM

Dusk-You-n-Me: Just a twitter rumor. Pawlenty has some national campaign experience and two terms as a governor under his belt. He's also extremely boring.


It's going to be someone boring like Pawelenty, Daniels or Whitey McWhiteBread.
 
2012-06-19 10:37:48 AM
Mittens can't afford to have anyone on the ticket with more charisma than he has. Marco is more charismatic than RMoney, so he's out.

I'm going to guess Bobby Jindal. He has the anti volcano monitoring vote sewn up. But then again, Bobby may be more charismatic than Mittens.

Mittens should probably pick a cardboard cutout of himself as VEEP.
 
2012-06-19 10:38:27 AM

WhoIsWillo: Dusk-You-n-Me: Just a twitter rumor. Pawlenty has some national campaign experience and two terms as a governor under his belt. He's also extremely boring.

It's going to be someone boring like Pawelenty, Daniels or Whitey McWhiteBread.


theinfosphere.org

He'd be the perfect fit!
 
2012-06-19 10:40:00 AM

LittleSmitty: Mittens can't afford to have anyone on the ticket with more charisma than he has. Marco is more charismatic than RMoney, so he's out.

I'm going to guess Bobby Jindal. He has the anti volcano monitoring vote sewn up. But then again, Bobby may be more charismatic than Mittens.

Mittens should probably pick a cardboard cutout of himself as VEEP.


I dunno if Romney could get away with nominating an anchor baby named Piyush as his VP.
 
2012-06-19 10:42:40 AM
i43.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-19 10:46:46 AM
Wait... you mean you have to go to the vet before you can ride on top of Mitt's car?
 
2012-06-19 10:47:35 AM

qorkfiend: LittleSmitty: Mittens can't afford to have anyone on the ticket with more charisma than he has. Marco is more charismatic than RMoney, so he's out.

I'm going to guess Bobby Jindal. He has the anti volcano monitoring vote sewn up. But then again, Bobby may be more charismatic than Mittens.

Mittens should probably pick a cardboard cutout of himself as VEEP.

I dunno if Romney could get away with nominating an anchor baby named Piyush as his VP.


Oh, I know. I'm just thinking how hillarious that pick would be
 
2012-06-19 10:49:33 AM

salvador.hardin: Rubio wants a future at the top of the party. He's not going to jump on a sinking ship and get painted as a loser his first time on the national stage. He'll probably get the keynote, setting him up to run for VP next time when the GOP runs some serious candidates.


Lost Thought 00: TimonC346: Can someone tell me why he wasn't at least a front runner? At this point, isn't a latino VP for the Republicans a wet dream?

It's only a dream for those that are concerned with winning. He doesn't come close to passing the ideological purity tests, which is what the majority of the party is concerned with.


I'm thanking my lucky stars that the Republicans, for all their Rovian mercenary tactics are apparently stupid enough to pass over Rubio.

What, he doesn't want to run the risk of losing on the national stage? You goddamn kids! Get the fark out there and make a name for yourself! Rubio has the charisma component to run for actual 2016 president DOWN. He doesn't bring in all Latinos, but he has to help with the Cubans in Florida, one of the biggest swing states in the nation.

If Romney had Rubio, Florida would be so much easier to win. And winning Florida would put Obama in an incredibly tough position because Florida is the biggest swing state: it has 29 votes, it's nearly worth 2 regular swing states!

So thank you Republicans for going with the safe white haired, white skinned 56 year old! You have no imagination, no vision, and no courage. Esc thanks you!
 
2012-06-19 10:56:29 AM

Esc7: Esc thanks you!


However, F1 is still uncertain.
 
2012-06-19 11:06:46 AM

czetie: Lurking Fear: what, that didn't stop them 4 years ago.

thatsthejoke.jpg


Unfortunately that's a joke that only half of America understands.
 
2012-06-19 11:38:43 AM

Bontesla: It was never going to be Rubio.


Rubio's a pimp. It was Barzini all along.
 
2012-06-19 11:41:23 AM

Hollie Maea: Mitt Romney is a coward of almost comical proportions. I think it is safe to say that his pick will be Rob Portman.


Well, if he was a coward of county-sized proportions one would expect him to pick Kenny Rogers.
 
2012-06-19 11:45:37 AM

Dusk-You-n-Me: Hollie Maea: I think it is safe to say that his pick will be Rob Portman.

Or Pawlenty.


I'd bet against Pawlenty. He couldn't even deliver Minnesota to Romney in the primary. Portman, on the other hand, is a senator from a hotly contested state...
 
2012-06-19 11:48:40 AM

NotoriousW.O.P: Dusk-You-n-Me: Hollie Maea: I think it is safe to say that his pick will be Rob Portman.

Or Pawlenty.

I'd bet against Pawlenty. He couldn't even deliver Minnesota to Romney in the primary. Portman, on the other hand, is a senator from a hotly contested state...


My money is on a female VP.
 
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2012-06-19 11:53:13 AM

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i bet her farts smell like dead wolves.
 
2012-06-19 12:04:26 PM

Bontesla: It was never going to be Rubio.


I dunno you gotta figure Rubio thought i was going to be him, why else would he include the line in his Autobiography about having been baptised into the Mormon faith at age 8? Something tells me that ain't going to endear him to the very Roman Catholic South FL Cubanos who helped get him elected last time
 
2012-06-19 12:09:24 PM
It's probably Romney's little nod to the birthers, since Rubio isn't a "natural born citizen" according to the Birthers.
 
2012-06-19 12:56:47 PM
I don't believe the Republicans would be stupid enough to accept Rubio for a White House ticket.

He has only two years in the Senate, and has never held an executive position. This is not the kind of resume that anyone on a national ticket should have.
 
2012-06-19 12:58:15 PM

Descartes: I don't believe the Republicans would be stupid enough to accept Rubio for a White House ticket.

He has only two years in the Senate, and has never held an executive position. This is not the kind of resume that anyone on a national ticket should have.


homepage.mac.com
 
2012-06-19 12:59:16 PM

Descartes: I don't believe the Republicans would be stupid enough to accept Rubio for a White House ticket.

He has only two years in the Senate, and has never held an executive position. This is not the kind of resume that anyone on a national ticket should have.


Suddenly that won't matter. Regardless of how much they howled about exactly the same qualifications for Obama.
 
2012-06-19 01:04:00 PM

Esc7: salvador.hardin: Rubio wants a future at the top of the party. He's not going to jump on a sinking ship and get painted as a loser his first time on the national stage. He'll probably get the keynote, setting him up to run for VP next time when the GOP runs some serious candidates.

Lost Thought 00: TimonC346: Can someone tell me why he wasn't at least a front runner? At this point, isn't a latino VP for the Republicans a wet dream?

It's only a dream for those that are concerned with winning. He doesn't come close to passing the ideological purity tests, which is what the majority of the party is concerned with.

I'm thanking my lucky stars that the Republicans, for all their Rovian mercenary tactics are apparently stupid enough to pass over Rubio.

What, he doesn't want to run the risk of losing on the national stage? You goddamn kids! Get the fark out there and make a name for yourself! Rubio has the charisma component to run for actual 2016 president DOWN. He doesn't bring in all Latinos, but he has to help with the Cubans in Florida, one of the biggest swing states in the nation.

If Romney had Rubio, Florida would be so much easier to win. And winning Florida would put Obama in an incredibly tough position because Florida is the biggest swing state: it has 29 votes, it's nearly worth 2 regular swing states!

So thank you Republicans for going with the safe white haired, white skinned 56 year old! You have no imagination, no vision, and no courage. Esc thanks you!


There's a difference between losing a valiant fight (Dole) and losing by never showing up (Kerry). Romney's made it clear that he's running the Kerry playbook, offering nothing except a light alternative to the sitting president. There's also a difference between losing on behalf of a principled group of informed believers and losing on behalf of a bunch of unstable emotional zealots. The base is going to revile Romney and everyone associated with him for "losing an easy one."

Rubio would be a fool to tie his star to this campaign. On the other hand, he can make a fantastic, idealistic, broadly appealing speech in nationwide prime time at the convention and get people to start asking "why isn't this guy running."
 
2012-06-19 01:18:25 PM

salvador.hardin: There's a difference between losing a valiant fight (Dole) and losing by never showing up (Kerry). Romney's made it clear that he's running the Kerry playbook, offering nothing except a light alternative to the sitting president. There's also a difference between losing on behalf of a principled group of informed believers and losing on behalf of a bunch of unstable emotional zealots. The base is going to revile Romney and everyone associated with him for "losing an easy one."


I have always admired and respected Bob Dole (read David Ben Kramer's book "What it Takes" to see how remarkable his success was) but I would not call his 1996 campaign a "valiant" fight. He was seriously outclassed by Clinton. One of the saddest moments ever in a presidential campaign was when he was trying to get everyone to chant one of his main campaign themes "Just Don't Do It" and he couldn't get his timing right.
 
2012-06-19 01:37:48 PM

salvador.hardin: There's a difference between losing a valiant fight (Dole) and losing by never showing up (Kerry). Romney's made it clear that he's running the Kerry playbook, offering nothing except a light alternative to the sitting president. There's also a difference between losing on behalf of a principled group of informed believers and losing on behalf of a bunch of unstable emotional zealots. The base is going to revile Romney and everyone associated with him for "losing an easy one."

Rubio would be a fool to tie his star to this campaign. On the other hand, he can make a fantastic, idealistic, broadly appealing speech in nationwide prime time at the convention and get people to start asking "why isn't this guy running."


I seriously hope you are right and I am wrong. I just don't want to get too optimistic about Obama winning. You are right about one thing though, Rubio could just pull an Obama.
 
2012-06-19 01:50:49 PM

EyeballKid: You mean his father fled from the Decepticons on Cybertron for nothing?


This post bothers me as it implies Rmoney is an Autobot. I mean, he ain't no Junkion afterall and look I'm a nerd
 
2012-06-19 01:53:31 PM

Dusk-You-n-Me: terriblist: Even after "Obamneycare"?

Whatever was said in the primary debates is long forgiven and perhaps forcibly forgotten. Newt (and/or SPACs on behalf of Newt) said a lot worse, as did Trump, and they're Romney's BFFs now.

Hollie Maea: Nah. Pawlenty might be white as a ghost, but he ran for president for a few weeks, so some people might have an opinion of him, for good or ill. Way too risky for Mitt Romney.

Just a twitter rumor. Pawlenty has some national campaign experience and two terms as a governor under his belt. He's also extremely boring.


I'm not sure where this fits into calculations but he is also really, really unpopular in his home state these days. Then again MN has gone blue for the last few Presidential elections pretty decisively so WRT the Presidential contest they might be writing MN off.
 
2012-06-19 07:29:29 PM

Epoch_Zero: Esc7: Esc thanks you!

However, F1 is still uncertain.


F5 is also looking for more/new information.
 
2012-06-20 08:40:36 AM
C'mon folks, let's give the Mitt-n'-Marco ticket some credit for thinking about the bottom line. Just think about how much money they will save on monograms alone:

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