First of the three: Romney.
And serving up the raw meat: We need change all right – change from a liberal Washington to a conservative Washington! We have a prescription for every American who wants change in Washington — throw out the big government liberals and elect John McCain! Our economy is under attack. China is acting like Adam Smith on steroids, buying oil from the world’s worst, and selling | Read More »
Tonight’s Convention Speakers Lineup
If you are like me, you’ve been in the dark a bit day to day about the speaker schedule for the Republican Convention, given that the hurricane scrambled the original lineup. Here is tonight’s lineup, and it’s a good one following last night’s right-left combo of Fred Thompson (or, if you were watching most of the networks, the last third or so of Fred) and | Read More »
A Sea of Red In St. Louis
On Sunday I had the opportunity to attend the McCain/Palin Road to the Convention Rally in O’Fallon, MO (just west of St. Louis and we call everything around here St. Louis). This was my first political rally that I had ever attended. I was already pretty excited for the rally earlier in the week because of the newness. When I stopped by the local Victory | Read More »
BREAKING NEWS: Fox News Reports Romney is Out
Fox News is reporting Mitt Romney is no longer under consideration to be John McCain Vice President.The buzz is swirling now around a serious wild card: Sarah Palin.
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. The man can | 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 CantorTim PawlentyMitt Romney Free polls from Pollhost.comBTW: It does look like it is Pawlenty. | 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 style. Other | 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.Mitt Romney’s | 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 campaign are suggesting | 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 lot | 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 question is, would | 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 the Presidency | 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.