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Old 02-23-2012, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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I'm surprised nobody as posted this thread, but I did a search and all I got was a google 'people finder' ad exclaiming 'We found Paul Vice.'

If Romney were to take Rand Paul as VP pick, I think it would be all over for Pres. Obama. Rand Paul is a Tea Party favorite, so he would bring all Tea Partiers and Tea Party sympathizers. He would also bring many of the Ron Paul supporters for obvious reasons. As a Senator from a Southern state, he would even add needed geographic balance to the ticket. The South is really the heart of the Republican base now.

As a former eye surgeon and grad of Duke med school, the left would be hard pressed to label him as stupid. They might well try it, but it wouldn't work. The one knock against Rand Paul would be lack of political experience. But if Hillary Clinton could claim experience due to having been Bill's wife, why can't Rand claim it for having been Ron's son?

The other day Rand Paul said that he would honored to be asked to run with Mitt Romney.

Rand Paul For Vice President? 'Of Course He Would Be Honored'
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:06 PM
 
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it wouldnt change the equation,because Romney would still have to war monger
on Iran,plus Paul voters were never going to vote for Obama any way.
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:11 PM
 
Location: NC
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I seriously doubt that would result in a landslide. One Romney is very weak, two VPs don't really matter outside of their homestate, three Rand is not particularly strong.
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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LOL. Serious threads only please! Rand Paul is more of a wingnut than his old man. He would do for Romney what Palin did for McCain.
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:14 PM
 
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Romney is clearly going to have trouble motivating the base. Everyone know's he's a phony who stands for nothing. Picking someone like Paul might get the Tea Partiers to sacrifice their principles (lol - as if they have any other than R good, D bad) and come out and vote for him, but it's still going to be tough. Being from the south isn't going to help Romney get any votes. That region is going to vote solid R no matter what - still angry about civil rights and driven by social issues todays.
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:15 PM
 
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Romney is more liberal than Obama and Rand is a tea party hack. I highly doubt such a thing would ever happen, not to mention I'm sure Ron would dust off the old belt and give Rand a whopping if he ever considered being on Romney, or any of the GOP contender's cabinets.
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:24 PM
 
Location: CHicago, United States
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If Romney were to take Rand Paul as VP pick, I think it would be all over for Pres. Obama.
LOL!!! Thanks for the laugh.
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:42 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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If Romney were to take Rand Paul as VP pick, I think it would be all over for Pres. Obama.
I think you are mistaken.

I think Obama could easily defeat a Romney/Rand Paul ticket.
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:24 PM
 
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I'm surprised nobody as posted this thread, but I did a search and all I got was a google 'people finder' ad exclaiming 'We found Paul Vice.'

If Romney were to take Rand Paul as VP pick, I think it would be all over for Pres. Obama. Rand Paul is a Tea Party favorite, so he would bring all Tea Partiers and Tea Party sympathizers. He would also bring many of the Ron Paul supporters for obvious reasons. As a Senator from a Southern state, he would even add needed geographic balance to the ticket. The South is really the heart of the Republican base now.

As a former eye surgeon and grad of Duke med school, the left would be hard pressed to label him as stupid. They might well try it, but it wouldn't work. The one knock against Rand Paul would be lack of political experience. But if Hillary Clinton could claim experience due to having been Bill's wife, why can't Rand claim it for having been Ron's son?

The other day Rand Paul said that he would honored to be asked to run with Mitt Romney.

Rand Paul For Vice President? 'Of Course He Would Be Honored'
Nobody cares who's wife and son you are. Rand Paul doesn't have the experience for the VP nod. Hillary had a lot more experience when she ran. He's not a proven fundraiser and the people he'd bring to the table are already democrat. His foreign policy experience is nothing and he's not not a killer dabater. The VP could potentially be President.

He's a nice guy and has potential, but Romney will pick someone much better. Likely a moderate politician from a swing state with some foreign policy experience who can bring in some dollars.
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Downtown Detroit
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I would love to see a Paul in the White House, but not if it comes with a Romney price tag.
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