Mitt Romney’s VP Shortlist

Hat tip Democratic Underground for photo

Let’s examine the VP picks shall we:

Govenor Tim Pawlenty aka “T-PAW”

“What you mean the 35 W Bridge done collasped

….And  I left the state of Minnesota with a $5 billion state budget deficit?”

Rob Portman

I think we all know which one of these cats is Portman.

Wiki:  A close associate of the Bush family,[6] Portman served in the first Bush Administration as White House Counsel and then as the president’s chief lobbyist.[4] He returned to serve in two federal cabinet-level positions under President George W. Bush, from May 2005 to May 2006, as U.S. Trade Representative and from May 2006 to June 2007 as Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).[3]

Governor Chris “Krispie Creame” Christie

Seriously though, I wish this mic was an ice cream cone.  More on Christopher Christie here.

Romney’s potential running mate: Chris Christie

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has blazed his way to national prominence with a combative style well suited to the attack-dog duties of a running mate, but his volatile temper and limited knowledge of foreign affairs would carry some risk for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign.

Paul “Eddie Munster” Ryan      Why Not Paul  Ryan?  The Wall Street Journal asks.

That pesky Paul Ryan Budget Plan that has nuns praying for a MIRACLE

DRACONINAN cuts to Medicare


Mitt Romney Hedges On Support For Paul Ryan Budget Plan

Romney was asked by a reporter during a stop in a Des Moines suburb whether he would sign the Republican plan if he were president. But the former Massachusetts governor declined to answer.

The Ryan budget’s priorities in two graphs

Joe Scarborough (Paul Ryan is he ready for the job of VP?) had the nerve to say that Paul Ryan has more experience than President Obama, that President Obama does NOT “know how Washington works” *SHORT: Barack Obama doesn’t know HIS PLACE. < (great piece by Charles Pierce) not kissing anyone’s ASS in Washington. He’s the POTUS, Joey Scar, you and your CREW need to get over it.

So 3 Chics community, which one of these men on the VP shortlist will Mitt Romney choose? And will they help or further damage his already FLAILING AND FAILING campaign?

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8 Responses to Mitt Romney’s VP Shortlist

  1. johnnie stallings says:

    boring Joe sCAR hall of shame….wipe wipe wipe

  2. majiir says:

    Jonathan Chait explains why Romney may have no choice but to pick Ryan. With the criticism that the Ryan Budget and Romney’s economic plan are getting from the religious community and from very reputable economists, I think it would be a very good idea if Romney chooses Ryan for his VP. Joe Scarborough doesn’t reveal that Ryan left college and went straight to D.C. where he worked with conservative “think tanks” and as an aide to republican politicians before he ran for Congress. Scarborough also didn’t share the fact that Ryan voted for the Bush tax cuts and TARP. Charles Pierce at Esquire pulled the scab off the festering pus-filled wound that is Paul Ryan in his column yesterday. Ryan is given credit he doesn’t deserve. He’s no ideas man. He’s as much of an ideas man as the pompous Newt Gingrich. Both are products of RW media engineering and are empty suits. I’m sure the Obama Campaign will remind Americans of these facts should Romney choose Ryan to be his running mate.

  3. Ametia says:

    More on Governor Jindal’s state of Louisiana

    Schools’ rejection of vouchers brushed off

    A move by two private schools to decline state voucher dollars will have negligible impact on the program, state officials said Wednesday.

    The Dunham School plans to put the aid into a separate account until a lawsuit challenging the statute is resolved, according to a letter made available to attorneys for the state Department of Education.

    However, the school is only set to get payments for four kindergarten students.
    Jindal’s voucher program called ‘bad for religious freedom’
    by Interfaith Alliance
    By Valerie Strauss

    Opposition is coming from the Interfaith Alliance, a national, nonpartisan grassroots and educational organization based in Washington that has 185,000 members nationwide made up of 75 faith traditions as well as those of no faith tradition.

    A letter sent to Jindal on Tuesday signed by the alliance’s president, the Rev. C. Welton Gaddy, says in part: “Your school voucher scheme is bad for religious freedom and bad for public education as well as a blatant attack on the religious freedom clauses in the United States Constitution.”

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is getting new pushback on his school voucher program, which is now the biggest in the country.

  4. Ametia says:

    Didn’t want Bobby J to feel slighted, just in case…

      • Ametia says:

        Piyush “BOBBY Jindal
        Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal refuses to implement Obamacare despite Supreme Court ruling
        The Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama’s health care law on Thursday, but Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a possible Republican vice presidential contender who has refused to establish a federally mandated health care exchange in his state, said Friday that he will continue to ignore it.

        “We’re not going to start implementing Obamacare,” Jindal said during a conference call with Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. “We’re committed to working to elect Governor Romney to repeal Obamacare.”

        Under the Affordable Care Act, states must set up a health insurance exchange program by Jan. 1, 2014, and will receive grants from the federal government to implement it. Several Republican governors, including both Jindal and McDonnell, have put off setting up the exchanges in the hope that the law will be repealed or struck down by the Court. Now that the law has been upheld, Jindal said he won’t change course and is looking to presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to lead the repeal effort if he takes office in 2013.

        “Here in Louisiana we have not applied for the grants, we have not accepted many of these dollars, we’re not implementing the exchanges,” Jindal said. “We don’t think it makes any sense to implement Obamacare in Louisiana. We’re going to do what we can to fight it.”

  5. Ametia says:

    For Romney, history suggests VP pick will provide exceedingly modest bump, if any
    By Bill Turque, Updated: Friday, August 10, 8:58 AM

    Mitt Romney’s selection of a vice-presidential running mate, which he is expected to announce soon, could shed valuable light on how he makes big decisions. His choice could shore up what voters view as weaknesses or double down on what they perceive as strengths.

    What it won’t do, if history and recent scholarship are any guide, is bring the Republican candidate a critical state or tip the balance in a close election. For all the hyperventilation that accompanies the recruitment of a No. 2, it is unlikely that Rep. Paul Ryan (Wis.), Sen. Rob Portman (Ohio), Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal or any other short-lister will give Romney more than an exceedingly modest bump, if any at all.

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