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(WLWT)   Obama campaign looking for "real" stories about Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, presumably to use as sleep aids   (wlwt.com) divider line 32
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2012-08-08 01:33:44 PM  
Rob who?

Oh him......zzzzzzzz
 
2012-08-08 01:35:09 PM  
The lead singer of Judas Priest? Wasn't he gay?
 
2012-08-08 01:35:31 PM  
"It comes as no surprise ... he is once again resorting to the same playbook against Gov. Romney and our potential vice presidential nominees," Romney spokesman Chris Maloney said.

At least they're searching for something truthful to smear his good name with, rather than just making shiat up about the opposition like you guys.
 
2012-08-08 01:37:56 PM  
I think "Director of the Office of Management and Budget" in the George W. Bush Administration is damning enough.
 
2012-08-08 01:38:58 PM  
Interesting timing since 538 put Portman as the biggest potential help for the Romney campaign as VP pick.
 
2012-08-08 01:38:59 PM  
TFA: "It comes as no surprise ... he is once again resorting to the same playbook against Gov. Romney and our potential vice presidential nominees," Romney spokesman Chris Maloney said.

I wonder if this guy had anything to do with the use of the word "Obamaloney"?
 
2012-08-08 01:41:09 PM  
Rob Portman once spent half a day jerry rigging his cable so he could spend the other half of the day watching House Hunters.
 
2012-08-08 01:42:30 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: I think "Director of the Office of Management and Budget" in the George W. Bush Administration is damning enough.


^^^THIS^^^
 
2012-08-08 01:42:45 PM  
Why would they want aids?
 
2012-08-08 01:46:09 PM  
I met Portman at a work-related function last year. Nice enough guy, I suppose, but boring as all hell. He'll get the VP nod, I'm certain.
 
2012-08-08 01:46:41 PM  
Just twist something that's an obvious truth. "He first touched his penis when he was four months old, many years ago" becomes "he touched his first four month old penis many years ago".
 
2012-08-08 01:53:53 PM  

odinsposse: Rob Portman once spent half a day jerry rigging his cable so he could spend the other half of the day watching House Hunters.


Dare I say... Obama-rigging?

/Ducks
 
2012-08-08 01:57:33 PM  

mak3_7up_y0urs: odinsposse: Rob Portman once spent half a day jerry rigging his cable so he could spend the other half of the day watching House Hunters.

Dare I say... Obama-rigging?

/Ducks


People Who Annoy You:

um...riggers?
 
2012-08-08 02:04:21 PM  
I heard that he was actually born in Saudi Arabia to two America-hating t3rrorists, and he beats his kids when he gets drunk.

Even his birth certificate is fake.
 
2012-08-08 02:07:56 PM  

odinsposse: Rob Portman once spent half a day jerry rigging his cable so he could spend the other half of the day watching House Hunters.


I was going to correct you on the usage of this term, but apparently both "jury-rig" and "jerry-rig" are used:

Link
 
2012-08-08 02:10:30 PM  

mak3_7up_y0urs: odinsposse: Rob Portman once spent half a day jerry rigging his cable so he could spend the other half of the day watching House Hunters.

Dare I say... Obama-rigging?

/Ducks


It's a legitimate spelling.

Also, another real Rob Portman story: His secret sauce recipe is mayo mixed with another brand of mayo.
 
2012-08-08 02:13:54 PM  

odinsposse: mak3_7up_y0urs: odinsposse: Rob Portman once spent half a day jerry rigging his cable so he could spend the other half of the day watching House Hunters.

Dare I say... Obama-rigging?

/Ducks

It's a legitimate spelling.

Also, another real Rob Portman story: His secret sauce recipe is mayo mixed with another brand of mayo.


Worse... He mixes his mayo with Miracle WhipTM.
 
2012-08-08 02:18:16 PM  
From what I've heard Portman is a good guy who is one of the few Republicans that reaches across the aisle to Dems.

That alone should be enough to sink him with the Tea Party types.
 
2012-08-08 02:23:00 PM  
"It comes as no surprise ... he is once again resorting to the same playbook against Gov. Romney and our potential vice presidential nominees," Romney spokesman Chris Maloney said.

Obviously this is something Romney would never stoop to. That's why you never see him running a negative ad.
 
2012-08-08 02:24:51 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: I think "Director of the Office of Management and Budget" in the George W. Bush Administration is damning enough.


Another round of "but...but...Bush!" from the libbylibs, just because almost every member of the Bush administration is still hanging around the Romney campaign
 
2012-08-08 02:30:12 PM  

BunkoSquad: Philip Francis Queeg: I think "Director of the Office of Management and Budget" in the George W. Bush Administration is damning enough.

Another round of "but...but...Bush!" from the libbylibs, just because almost every member of the Bush administration is still hanging around the Romney campaign

and was grossly unqualified for their jobs.

A(dded)TFY.
 
2012-08-08 02:30:31 PM  

EighthDay: Interesting timing since 538 put Portman as the biggest potential help for the Romney campaign as VP pick.


...and the lowest unfavorable number of the field (25%), but a less than solid favorable number on the other side (33%). Making the biggest bucket of those polled "meh." So yeah, sounds about right for the ticket.
 
2012-08-08 02:48:25 PM  

EighthDay: Interesting timing since 538 put Portman as the biggest potential help for the Romney campaign as VP pick.



I think 538 is getting a bit to wonky on this one. I follow politics in the US a lot more than the average American, and I've never heard of this guy. I think that a boring white guy picking another boring white guy as his running-mate will have exactly a 0.00001% impact on this election.
 
2012-08-08 02:49:49 PM  
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He is my 2nd favorite Portman.
 
2012-08-08 03:06:33 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: EighthDay: Interesting timing since 538 put Portman as the biggest potential help for the Romney campaign as VP pick.


I think 538 is getting a bit to wonky on this one. I follow politics in the US a lot more than the average American, and I've never heard of this guy. I think that a boring white guy picking another boring white guy as his running-mate will have exactly a 0.00001% impact on this election.


I agree. When the reaction of the average American is going to be, "who?" it's not going to have a big impact.
 
2012-08-08 03:39:58 PM  

thurstonxhowell: "It comes as no surprise ... he is once again resorting to the same playbook against Gov. Romney and our potential vice presidential nominees," Romney spokesman Chris Maloney said.

Obviously this is something Romney would never stoop to. That's why you never see him running a negative ad.


I am quite certain Romney doesn't have people doing opposition research...

/Actually, considering how bad at campaigning he is maybe he doesn't.
 
2012-08-08 05:02:09 PM  
I would think when picking a VP....you'd want someone who people knew......even half of Ohio has no idea who Portman is. I'd say that is a pretty bad omen, especially in a swing state.
 
2012-08-08 05:50:40 PM  

rynthetyn: shower_in_my_socks: EighthDay: Interesting timing since 538 put Portman as the biggest potential help for the Romney campaign as VP pick.


I think 538 is getting a bit to wonky on this one. I follow politics in the US a lot more than the average American, and I've never heard of this guy. I think that a boring white guy picking another boring white guy as his running-mate will have exactly a 0.00001% impact on this election.

I agree. When the reaction of the average American is going to be, "who?" it's not going to have a big impact.


You could argue that that very thing happened 4 years ago with 'the big impact' being to the downside.

/economy probably mostly effected the results
//but you could argue it was you-know-who
 
2012-08-08 06:28:34 PM  

Eccentric Fixation: From what I've heard Portman is a good guy who is one of the few Republicans that reaches across the aisle to Dems.

That alone should be enough to sink him with the Tea Party types.


Well, there you have it --

"Barack Obama fully supports the choice of a moderate republican, so that we can start working together, to a more harmonious congress of the unions. Good choice Team Romney!"


done, before he even started, he is.
 
2012-08-08 07:12:31 PM  

Eccentric Fixation: From what I've heard Portman is a good guy who is one of the few Republicans that reaches across the aisle to Dems.

That alone should be enough to sink him with the Tea Party types.


The Tea Party is going to vote strictly by race. A moderate isn't going to alienate them. Might motivate a few to stay home, but not enough.
 
2012-08-08 11:45:30 PM  

StewPie: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 376x490]

He is my 2nd favorite Portman.




Mine, too. A distant 2nd.
 
2012-08-09 11:11:40 AM  

shower_in_my_socks: I think 538 is getting a bit to wonky on this one. I follow politics in the US a lot more than the average American, and I've never heard of this guy. I think that a boring white guy picking another boring white guy as his running-mate will have exactly a 0.00001% impact on this election.

rynthetyn: I agree. When the reaction of the average American is going to be, "who?" it's not going to have a big impact.


It helps if you understand the reasoning.

Veeps generally don't usually have a lot of impact on a ticket, nationally. However, the election isn't determined by the national popular vote, but rather by the state-by-state mediation of the Electoral College; and veeps do appear to have a slight but detectable edge on the carrying of their home state. In the case of Portman, that's Ohio, one of the most narrowly balanced swing states this election, and with a sizable number of electoral votes. He's semi-popular, making it plausible he'd be able to shift a bit of the vote there; the narrow balance in Ohio and it's mid-heavy electoral vote weight adds more leverage. Silver then factors in how often the Veep's impact would add the final tipping point on a state large enough to be the margin for the election; Portman has the edge, though McDonnell looks to be within likely margin-of-error.

However, Governor McDonnell (R, VA-ginalProbe) carries more culture war baggage; possibly energizing the base, but possibly making women voters even more opposed to Romney than they already are. While McDonnell might make a bigger impact factoring in the national stage, it might not necessarily be a better impact. A local D-party geek of my acquaintance here in VA thinks Portman is the likely choice, but would be delighted if Romney chose McDonnell instead; he thinks the attack ad ideas being bandied about on McDonnell would be more effective than those for Portman.
 
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