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(Orlando Sentinel)   Mitt Romney is too tired to make his Orlando campaign stop. Those theme parks do take a lot out of you   ( divider line
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2012-08-13 10:10:38 AM  
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Looks like Romney's advisors aren't complete idiots.

Romney's Inner Circle Opposed Ryan as Veep Candidate

Initially when the subject of the running mate came up, much of Romney's inner circle was opposed to the choice of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) because they feared the effects his budget would have on seniors, especially in Florida. His campaign staff wanted Tim Pawlenty since he wouldn't stir up much controversy and wouldn't hurt in any states. However, Romney overruled his staff, in part because he likes Ryan and gets along with him well. But he was surely aware of a large number of national polls and swing state polls in the past weeks showing him behind and not gaining. He also desperately wanted to change the national conversation from his tax returns to something else and a bold pick for running mate might be his only chance. Whether this was a good idea will start to become apparent in the next two weeks as pollsters begin asking about Ryan.

I've heard of a VP pick being made to secure a state; I've never heard of one losing a state.

Rubio could have made a difference...but there's no way the GOP would want a non-xenophobe VP candidate. THAT would have been a bold choice.

Remember Georgetown? The whole Sandra Fluke controversy? Too Catholic to allow birth control in their student insurance?

Georgetown Faculty Latest to Chide Ryan

Representative Paul D. Ryan, the Republican chairman of the House Budget Committee, has been excoriated by some Roman Catholic leaders ever since he claimed this month that his budget plan, which slashes antipoverty programs, was inspired by the moral teachings of his Catholic faith.
The letter says, "We would be remiss in our duty to you and our students if we did not challenge your continuing misuse of Catholic teaching to defend a budget plan that decimates food programs for struggling families, radically weakens protections for the elderly and sick, and gives more tax breaks to the wealthiest few."

"Your budget appears to reflect the values of your favorite philosopher, Ayn Rand, rather than the Gospel of Jesus Christ," says the letter, which the faculty members sent to Mr. Ryan along with a copy of the Vatican's Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church - "to help deepen your understanding of Catholic social teaching."

Rmoney/RAyn 2012!
2012-08-13 09:54:49 AM  
1 vote:

NeverDrunk23: All they care is if he is pro-life. That's all they ever care about. Note, the person never has PROVE they are prolife, just have to CLAIM they are to get my parent's vote.

What's their opinion on Romney's strong pro-choice record? What about their opinion on Stericycle?
2012-08-13 09:47:45 AM  
1 vote:

bulldg4life: kxs401: Maybe he's given up on Florida. The Ryan pick certainly suggests that.

If he is giving up on Florida, then he better have some super secret strategy for winning Pennsylvania, New York, and every other swing state available.

2012-08-13 09:47:00 AM  
1 vote:

kxs401: Maybe he's given up on Florida. The Ryan pick certainly suggests that.

The voter purges will take care of Florida.
2012-08-13 09:35:59 AM  
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MightyPez: qorkfiend: Too tired to make a major campaign stop in an important battleground state? In August? Wait until you see what's in store for October, son.

Correct me if I'm wrong, isn't Flordia the battleground state again?

Nah, Ohio is of equal, if not greater, importance.
2012-08-13 09:30:22 AM  
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2012-08-13 09:05:34 AM  
1 vote:
Tired already? Campaigning is grueling business and this man has never done a real day's work in his life.

As a wise man once said "Presidenting is hard work"
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