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(Minneapolis Star Tribune)   Mitt Romney contemplating choosing a woman for VP. Because, you know, it worked out so well last time   (startribune.com) divider line 294
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2012-07-05 09:41:49 AM
Who could possibly qualified to pick as a running mate? I can't think of a single woman at this time, but then again, my mind is foggy from lack of sleep.
 
2012-07-05 09:43:28 AM

WTFDYW: Who could possibly qualified to pick as a running mate? I can't think of a single woman at this time, but then again, my mind is foggy from lack of sleep.


Oh lord, it's going to be Bachmann, isn't it.
 
2012-07-05 09:43:42 AM

WTFDYW: Who could possibly qualified to pick as a running mate? I can't think of a single woman at this time, but then again, my mind is foggy from lack of sleep.


media.rhizome.org

She's about as coherent as the last Republican woman they tried.
 
2012-07-05 09:45:20 AM

cameroncrazy1984: WTFDYW: Who could possibly qualified to pick as a running mate? I can't think of a single woman at this time, but then again, my mind is foggy from lack of sleep.

Oh lord, it's going to be Bachmann, isn't it.


If he does pick her, then we know Romney is just trolling America.
 
2012-07-05 09:56:13 AM
Somebody said the B word. Please stop it.
 
2012-07-05 10:06:07 AM

cameroncrazy1984: WTFDYW: Who could possibly qualified to pick as a running mate? I can't think of a single woman at this time, but then again, my mind is foggy from lack of sleep.

Oh lord, it's going to be Bachmann, isn't it.


Oh, that would be fantastic! OhpleaseOhpleaseOhpleaseOhpleaseOhpleaseOhplease
 
2012-07-05 10:11:01 AM
The Campaign Manager for Romney/Bachmann would have to feel like the head coach of the Washington Generals.
 
2012-07-05 10:11:39 AM
Hey Mittens, Sarah is available!
 
2012-07-05 10:17:47 AM
There are several female GOP goverors that he might be looking at:

Susana Martinez-- Pro: Might swing NM and Hispanics nationally. Con: Moderate, does nothing for base
Jan Brewer-- Pro: Crazy enough. Con: from safe red state
Mary Fallin-- Con: who? Con: name sounds like "failing". Con: safe red state
Nikki Haley-- Pro: Crazy enough. Con: Crazy enough, safe red state
 
2012-07-05 10:19:15 AM
Look, it's a pretty good strategy, really. He wants voters to look at his running mate and think, "Oh yeah, I want to f*ck her" instead of looking at HIM and thinking, "WTF is wrong with this guy?"

It's brilliant.
 
2012-07-05 10:19:59 AM
A woman isn't a bad idea. Snowe is leaving the Senate, and she's a bit too old for the ticket. Collins wouldn't be a bad choice, but she has no interest in associating with Romney or his campaign.

From a better article.

Ann Romney's comments, which aired Thursday, came during a July 4 interview taped in Wolfeboro, N.H. The Romneys, alongside New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte, marched in the town's parade.

Ayotte, the Granite State's junior senator, is one of several of female politicians that could be on Romney's vice presidential list. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice have all been mentioned in the media as potential running mates for Romney.


Rice has already turned him down. Nikki Haley is a dark horse at best, and Susana Martinez might be a better contender.
 
2012-07-05 10:24:36 AM

cameroncrazy1984: Oh lord, it's going to be Bachmann, isn't it.


I'm all for Bachmann. She brings that finger on the button batshiat crazy style that would even scare the Iranians.
 
2012-07-05 10:32:05 AM

NowhereMon: There are several female GOP goverors that he might be looking at:

Susana Martinez-- Pro: Might swing NM and Hispanics nationally. Con: Moderate, does nothing for base
Jan Brewer-- Pro: Crazy enough. Con: from safe red state
Mary Fallin-- Con: who? Con: name sounds like "failing". Con: safe red state
Nikki Haley-- Pro: Crazy enough. Con: Crazy enough, safe red state


Dear Mitt,

Please, please, please take this woman off our hands.

/Okie
 
2012-07-05 10:35:13 AM
the only person who think's Mitt is going to ask Michelle Bachmann to be his running mate is Michelle Bachmann.
 
2012-07-05 10:43:25 AM

hubiestubert: Ayotte, the Granite State's junior senator, is one of several of female politicians that could be on Romney's vice presidential list.


She's been a senator for two years. Before that, she was AG of NH, and refused to indict a guy who ran a mortgage fraud ponzi scheme. The entire office (which she was head of) is under official review by the NH State government.

So I think it would be lovely if Mitt Romney picked an inexperienced female from a state no one lives in who is currently facing an official ethical review.

That's never not worked for the the GOP.
 
2012-07-05 10:46:01 AM

what_now: hubiestubert: Ayotte, the Granite State's junior senator, is one of several of female politicians that could be on Romney's vice presidential list.

She's been a senator for two years. Before that, she was AG of NH, and refused to indict a guy who ran a mortgage fraud ponzi scheme. The entire office (which she was head of) is under official review by the NH State government.

So I think it would be lovely if Mitt Romney picked an inexperienced female from a state no one lives in who is currently facing an official ethical review.

That's never not worked for the the GOP.


I think that Martinez is probably the strongest choice of those discussed. Condi has outright refused to be considered. Bachmann is hugely popular with the Idiot Brigade, but let's face it, Crazy Eyes has a tendency to implode under pressure.
 
2012-07-05 10:48:29 AM

hubiestubert: what_now: hubiestubert: Ayotte, the Granite State's junior senator, is one of several of female politicians that could be on Romney's vice presidential list.

She's been a senator for two years. Before that, she was AG of NH, and refused to indict a guy who ran a mortgage fraud ponzi scheme. The entire office (which she was head of) is under official review by the NH State government.

So I think it would be lovely if Mitt Romney picked an inexperienced female from a state no one lives in who is currently facing an official ethical review.

That's never not worked for the the GOP.

I think that Martinez is probably the strongest choice of those discussed. Condi has outright refused to be considered. Bachmann is hugely popular with the Idiot Brigade, but let's face it, Crazy Eyes has a tendency to implode under pressure.


Didn't Martinez actually say she didn't want the job?
 
2012-07-05 10:49:31 AM

GAT_00: hubiestubert: what_now: hubiestubert: Ayotte, the Granite State's junior senator, is one of several of female politicians that could be on Romney's vice presidential list.

She's been a senator for two years. Before that, she was AG of NH, and refused to indict a guy who ran a mortgage fraud ponzi scheme. The entire office (which she was head of) is under official review by the NH State government.

So I think it would be lovely if Mitt Romney picked an inexperienced female from a state no one lives in who is currently facing an official ethical review.

That's never not worked for the the GOP.

I think that Martinez is probably the strongest choice of those discussed. Condi has outright refused to be considered. Bachmann is hugely popular with the Idiot Brigade, but let's face it, Crazy Eyes has a tendency to implode under pressure.

Didn't Martinez actually say she didn't want the job?


They all say that
 
2012-07-05 10:49:58 AM

hubiestubert: I think that Martinez is probably the strongest choice of those discussed. Condi has outright refused to be considered. Bachmann is hugely popular with the Idiot Brigade, but let's face it, Crazy Eyes has a tendency to implode under pressure.


I don't know a lot about her. I do know that a lot of the people who love Sarah Palin won't vote for a Mormon and a Hispanic woman.
 
2012-07-05 11:12:40 AM

what_now: hubiestubert: Ayotte, the Granite State's junior senator, is one of several of female politicians that could be on Romney's vice presidential list.

She's been a senator for two years. Before that, she was AG of NH, and refused to indict a guy who ran a mortgage fraud ponzi scheme. The entire office (which she was head of) is under official review by the NH State government.

So I think it would be lovely if Mitt Romney picked an inexperienced female from a state no one lives in who is currently facing an official ethical review.

That's never not worked for the the GOP.


She's reasonably pleasing to the eye, so she's got that going for her. Not sure if she's batshiat crazy enough, though.

I'm still pulling for Palin. (double entendre intended)
 
2012-07-05 11:12:56 AM

NowhereMon: Mary Fallin-- Con: who? Con: name sounds like "failing". Con: safe red state


He should go with her, because her name pretty much rhymes with Sarah Palin.
 
2012-07-05 11:15:45 AM

sweetmelissa31: He should go with her, because her name pretty much rhymes with Sarah Palin.


That is honestly as good a reason as any other.
 
2012-07-05 11:18:47 AM
Rush Limbaugh doesn't even think women should be allowed to vote. What would he do if his party put one in the White House?
 
2012-07-05 11:20:02 AM

BurnShrike: Rush Limbaugh doesn't even think women should be allowed to vote. What would he do if his party put one in the White House?


Obviously, point out the Constitution mandates that she fixes the whole nation sammiches...
 
2012-07-05 11:34:52 AM
Olympia Snowe would be a good choice.

But here's the question: is the base so fired up that they will vote against Obama no matter who Romney picks? Or are they willing to stay home if Romney picks another moderate like himself? Romney is already moderate, and putting another moderate on the ticket might not have that much effect on who turns out. Especially one who's otherwise competent.
 
2012-07-05 11:47:30 AM
Romdroid/Fembot 2012
 
2012-07-05 12:23:35 PM
I hope it's the "fix old no new" lady.
 
2012-07-05 12:31:51 PM

WTFDYW: Who could possibly qualified to pick as a running mate? I can't think of a single woman at this time, but then again, my mind is foggy from lack of sleep.


NM Governor Susana Martinez has said she's not not interested. Ditto Condoleezza Rice. NH Senator Kelly Ayotte might be viable, if she's thoroughly vetted?

Of course, it could be Romney's going to try Michelle Bachmann, in the hopes that he can force the Evangelicals to fall in line -- or, if his campaign fails, have their latest Sarah Palin 2.0 champion meet the same exile to reality TV fate as version 1.0 did.

NowhereMon: Jan Brewer-- Pro: Crazy enough. Con: from safe red state

[...]
Nikki Haley-- Pro: Crazy enough. Con: Crazy enough, safe red state

Both at least provide some regional diversity to the ticket, though.

hubiestubert: I think that Martinez is probably the strongest choice of those discussed.


Except she's also disavowed interest, due to having a disabled sister.

hillbillypharmacist: Olympia Snowe would be a good choice.


Except she's retiring from the Senate because the idiot brigade there has left her to where she doesn't want to touch today's GOP with a ten-foot pole. I can't imagine she'd want to run for a job whose primary day-to-day responsibility is serving as the President of the Senate.
 
2012-07-05 12:37:31 PM

abb3w: WTFDYW: Who could possibly qualified to pick as a running mate? I can't think of a single woman at this time, but then again, my mind is foggy from lack of sleep.

NM Governor Susana Martinez has said she's not not interested. Ditto Condoleezza Rice. NH Senator Kelly Ayotte might be viable, if she's thoroughly vetted?

Of course, it could be Romney's going to try Michelle Bachmann, in the hopes that he can force the Evangelicals to fall in line -- or, if his campaign fails, have their latest Sarah Palin 2.0 champion meet the same exile to reality TV fate as version 1.0 did.

NowhereMon: Jan Brewer-- Pro: Crazy enough. Con: from safe red state
[...]
Nikki Haley-- Pro: Crazy enough. Con: Crazy enough, safe red state

Both at least provide some regional diversity to the ticket, though.

hubiestubert: I think that Martinez is probably the strongest choice of those discussed.

Except she's also disavowed interest, due to having a disabled sister.

hillbillypharmacist: Olympia Snowe would be a good choice.

Except she's retiring from the Senate because the idiot brigade there has left her to where she doesn't want to touch today's GOP with a ten-foot pole. I can't imagine she'd want to run for a job whose primary day-to-day responsibility is serving as the President of the Senate.


The only one on the list that seems at all interested is Bachmann, and while that would certainly draw in some of the Crazy Train to donate money that they might otherwise have put into useful things, as opposed to siphoned off to PACs and focus groups, and publishers that will just wind up stockpiling books, can you imagine Bachmann running up against Biden in the debates? The woman has a difficult enough time staying coherent during planned interviews...

It would be Palin Version 2.0, the DERPening...
 
2012-07-05 12:42:59 PM

abb3w: I can't imagine she'd want to run for a job whose primary day-to-day responsibility is serving as the President of the Senate.


Neither can I, really.
 
2012-07-05 12:44:07 PM

hillbillypharmacist: abb3w: I can't imagine she'd want to run for a job whose primary day-to-day responsibility is serving as the President of the Senate.

Neither can I, really.


Maybe if her job consisted of constantly telling Senators to fark off she would.
 
2012-07-05 12:48:58 PM

BurnShrike: Rush Limbaugh doesn't even think women should be allowed to vote. What would he do if his party put one in the White House?


Immediately accuse the Democrats of hating women and stick to it for as long as they need it. Who needs to remember what someone said yesterday when they're too busy yelling the opposite today?
 
2012-07-05 01:15:40 PM

GAT_00: hillbillypharmacist: abb3w: I can't imagine she'd want to run for a job whose primary day-to-day responsibility is serving as the President of the Senate.

Neither can I, really.

Maybe if her job consisted of constantly telling Senators to fark off she would.


You know... I'd love it if Olympia Snowe came up to me and told me to fark off. That could be one of the highlights of my entire life.
 
2012-07-05 01:19:45 PM

Vodka Zombie: GAT_00: hillbillypharmacist: abb3w: I can't imagine she'd want to run for a job whose primary day-to-day responsibility is serving as the President of the Senate.

Neither can I, really.

Maybe if her job consisted of constantly telling Senators to fark off she would.

You know... I'd love it if Olympia Snowe came up to me and told me to fark off. That could be one of the highlights of my entire life.


I worked on her Senate campaign years ago. You do NOT want Impie mad at you. Under any circumstance. I respect the Hells out of her, and she is a gracious and no nonsense sort of woman, but she is scary when she gets riled...
 
2012-07-05 01:20:05 PM

hubiestubert: Snowe is leaving the Senate, and she's a bit too old for the ticket. Collins wouldn't be a bad choice, but she has no interest in associating with Romney or his campaign.


Yeah, they would both be wonderful additions, but I can't see them willingly doing anything for Romney. That said, I'd be glad to vote for a ticket that included either of them.
 
2012-07-05 01:23:54 PM
Maybe he will pick his wife as his running mate.

Romney/Romney 2012
 
2012-07-05 01:24:41 PM
Christine O'Donnell!
 
2012-07-05 01:28:58 PM

hubiestubert: A woman isn't a bad idea. Snowe is leaving the Senate, and she's a bit too old for the ticket. Collins wouldn't be a bad choice, but she has no interest in associating with Romney or his campaign.

From a better article.

Ann Romney's comments, which aired Thursday, came during a July 4 interview taped in Wolfeboro, N.H. The Romneys, alongside New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte, marched in the town's parade.

Ayotte, the Granite State's junior senator, is one of several of female politicians that could be on Romney's vice presidential list. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice have all been mentioned in the media as potential running mates for Romney.

Rice has already turned him down. Nikki Haley is a dark horse at best, and Susana Martinez might be a better contender.


Romney cannot afford to pick a moderate or pro-choice woman. It would be suicide.
 
2012-07-05 01:33:26 PM
Isn't "Vicki" a little young?

unrealitymag.com
 
2012-07-05 01:45:57 PM

NowhereMon: There are several female GOP goverors that he might be looking at:

Susana Martinez-- Pro: Might swing NM and Hispanics nationally. Con: Moderate, does nothing for base
Jan Brewer-- Pro: Crazy enough. Con: from safe red state
Mary Fallin-- Con: who? Con: name sounds like "failing". Con: safe red state
Nikki Haley-- Pro: Crazy enough. Con: Crazy enough, safe red state


I hate admitting it, but physical appearance often factors into some voters' decisions, and Jan Brewer looks like a Crypt Keeper rode hard and left out in the sun.

Also, you left off this candidate, who just recently interviewed about the VP and refused to deny that she was being considered.
 
2012-07-05 01:48:42 PM

hubiestubert: Rice has already turned him down. Nikki Haley is a dark horse at best...


You mean like an Indian Sarah Jessica Parker?
 
2012-07-05 01:50:47 PM
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2012-07-05 01:53:11 PM
She added: "There's a lot of people that Mitt is considering right now."

All of them?
 
2012-07-05 01:55:19 PM
It's funny that the Republican party doesn't appeal to females, since they are a bunch of big blubbering vaginas.
 
2012-07-05 01:55:59 PM
So who here really votes based on VP? In the short time I have cared about politics, it seems to me that the VP just takes a back seat to the pres after elections. While I considered it in the 2008 election given the age of McCain, it didn't enter into my vote process.

Makes for interesting news (especially with Palin), but I question if it really matters all that much.
 
2012-07-05 01:57:07 PM

Demetrius: Maybe he will pick his wife as his running mate.

Romney/Romney 2012


This, you fools! Why do you think she "loves the idea"? They are going to be the first husband and wife candidacy in U.S. history. How more "family values" can you get?
 
2012-07-05 02:01:04 PM

kev_dog: So who here really votes based on VP? In the short time I have cared about politics, it seems to me that the VP just takes a back seat to the pres after elections. While I considered it in the 2008 election given the age of McCain, it didn't enter into my vote process.

Makes for interesting news (especially with Palin), but I question if it really matters all that much.


Palin sitting a heartbeat away from the Presidency had no bearing on your vote? Wow.
 
2012-07-05 02:07:10 PM
ROMNEY/COULTER '12

TWO MEN YOU CAN TRUST!
 
2012-07-05 02:08:02 PM

GAT_00: Maybe if her job consisted of constantly telling Senators to fark off she would.


Despite the example of Penis Cheney, that's not usually part of the job of President of the Senate.

Demetrius: Maybe he will pick his wife as his running mate.


...hm.

Ordinarily, there might be a Constitutional problem with that; the 12th Amendment in effect requires the President and Vice President be from different states. However, the Romneys have enough houses that I suppose she could declare her legal residence to be a house in one state, and he could declare his to be a house in another. Problem technically solvable.
 
2012-07-05 02:15:42 PM

abb3w: GAT_00: Maybe if her job consisted of constantly telling Senators to fark off she would.

Ordinarily, there might be a Constitutional problem with that; the 12th Amendment in effect requires the President and Vice President be from different states. However, the Romneys have enough houses that I suppose she could declare her legal residence to be a house in one state, and he could declare his to be a house in another. Problem technically solvable.


I know it's just a joke and all, but the woman has literally never worked a day in her life. Of course, we'd end up with Republicans claiming that raising 5 kids makes you more than qualified for VP, while studying at Harvard and being a state senator simply makes you a "community organizer".
 
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