Well, it looks like I was wrong
Does that leave it to Romney? All the signs last evening were that it’d be Tim Pawlenty. The background chatter was Pawlenty. The phone calls were on Pawlenty. I guess everyone was wrong. According to the paper this morning, Pawlenty will, in fact, be at the fair and Pawlenty says he was happy to be considered. So, I’m guessing Romney. BTW, congrats to John McCain. | Read More »
The McCain Veep Pick
I’ve said for months it was going to be Tim Pawlenty. It is the most obvious choice, though I think Eric Cantor would be the more exciting pick. I am confident, based on conversations, that the top three picks are Cantor, Pawlenty, and Romney. Who do you think it is? Who Will It Be? Eric Cantor Tim Pawlenty Mitt Romney Free polls from Pollhost.com | Read More »
Listen to the Architect: McCain Should Go with Romney
Once again, I find myself at odds with the Directors. I like Cantor and I personally think he’d be great as a VP, but I don’t know if he’s got enough of the resources or name-recognition that people are looking for. Same for Pawlenty. Romney, though a staunch rival of McCain in the primaries, was rather gracious in his CPAC concession, which is something McCain | Read More »
REDSTATE ROUNDTABLE #15: McCain’s VP Pick
So now we know the Democratic ticket: Obama-Biden. We have been promised John McCain’s running mate on Friday the 29th. With Joe Biden as the matchup, who among the plausible candidates should McCain take? And who is helped/hurt by the Biden pick? Personally, I think I would disregard at least some of my own prior checklist and take Eric Cantor. Cantor’s young (but not too | Read More »
Four VP Gambits
1) THE FEMALE GAMBIT — Sarah Palin. Upside: Conservatives will love her. Women will vote for her (not all of them, but some of them just to break the “glass ceiling”). Good campaigner, means Biden will have to be careful in his debate attacks to not be seen bullying and we all know how careful Biden is. Downside: Trooper gate, does she fit McCain’s personality | Read More »
Miscellaneous Morning Tidbits
Now that the Dem Veepstakes are resolved, on to the Republicans. Here’s what I can tell you. Joe Lieberman’s (I-CN) star has burned out on the veep spot. I’m told McCain very much wanted Lieberman, but the campaign has heard from enough people to know it won’t happen. Expect Lieberman to be a member of the Cabinet, letting Republican Governor Jodi Rell appoint his successor. | Read More »
Okay, so I missed it by one
Tim Kaine appears to be out. Evan Bayh, who was my fall back choice, just might be it. Oh, and MITT ROMNEY looks to be the GOP pick. That’s what Mark Halperin says. The URL is now empty though, but the blurb still exists on the front page of Halperin’s site, along with a note that the New York Times reports people close to the | Read More »
Romney Not Right Choice for VP
For some time now, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has been mentioned as one of the front runners to be John McCain’s Vice Presidential running mate. But is Romney really a smart choice? Earlier this week, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, who opposed Romney for Republican presidential nomination, made an excellent point saying: “I think a lot of people, not just social conservatives, but a | Read More »
Romney doesn’t plan to be McCain’s Veep
On WILM AM in Dover, Delaware, this afternoon, Mitt Romney tell us that he does not “plan on being part of the [Republican Presidential] ticket.” Promises, promises. What if McCain were to offer the job to him? Respondeth Mitt: “I think any Republican who was offered the chance to be VP would certainly serve their party and serve our nominee and do so proudly.” The | Read More »
It’s All About the EV’s, stupid!
Michigan, Virginia, and Colorado are THE most important states this cycle. This is why Romney and Kaine are going to be the veeps. 2004 Kerry States would give Obama 252 EV’s. If Michigan goes red, Obama is down to 235. Obama would then need to pick up IA (7), NM (5), CO (9), and VA (13) to get him to 269 which would give him | Read More »
The Evangelical case against Mitt Romney
The Washington Times is reporting that various Evangelical leaders are imploring John McCain not to select former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney as his running mate on the 2008 Republican Presidential ticket. There are three main reasons for this, neither of which I am particularly fond of.
Huckabee: “I’d go Pawlenty.”
Just now, on FNC’s Hannity & Colmes program, Mike Huckabee said that the two names he has heard being mentioned as John McCain’s likely Veep pick were Mitt Romney and Tim Pawlenty. Asked who he would choose, Huckabee replied: “I’d go Pawlenty.” I ought to leave the Veep talk to the smart people, those who participate at RedState.com, but I agree with Huckabee — if | Read More »
VP Speculation Open Thread
Will McCain announce before the Olympics? Before Obama does? Who will it be? Who should it be? Here is your VP Speculation Thread. Let’s start with some data from Intrade, a futures market. As of Saturday morning, the odds of each candidate is listed below: Romney 39Pawlenty 29Palin 15Portman 12 Crist 10Thune 10Ridge 10 Everyone else is in single digits. Looking at the recent movement | Read More »
Earth to McCain: Hold Your Fire on VP Pick until GOP Convention!!!
Recently, [Robert Novak] (http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=27630) has come out with a developing story that the McCain campaign is seriously considering naming a VP pick this week. Presumably, this is being done to help counter the overwhelming pro-Obama coverage that is likely to take place this week with his overseas trip. Until now, I had ignored the rumors I’ve heard from multiple sources that the Obama campaign had | Read More »
Leverkuhn warming to Romney Veep Idea?
For those of you familiar with my two-year campaign to crush the Romneyites, drive them before me, and hear the lamentations of their women, the idea that I would willingly consent to Mitt Romney joining the Republican ticket as McCain’s running mate must seem absurd. At one point, I would have agreed with you. To be totally honest, I’m not a Mitt Romney fan, and | Read More »