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Old 03-13-2012, 01:38 PM
 
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Well that would preclude, of course, Rick Santorum," Romney said when asked if he would put a conservative on the ticket as the Republican nominee.

Mitt Romney: "Look at his record. I find it interesting that he continues to describe himself as the real conservative. This is a guy who voted against the right to work, this is the guy who voted to fund Planned Parenthood, this is the person who voted to raise the debt ceiling five teams."

Neil Cavuto, FOX Business: "So is that your way of saying you would not put Rick Santorum on your ticket?"

Romney: "It's my way of saying that Rick Santorum is not a person who is an economic conservative, to my right. I'm saying I'm a conservative, I give him credit for being a conservative, but not a fiscal conservative. His record does not suggest he has the fiscal conservative chops that I have."


Romney: Picking A VP That Is Conservative Would "Preclude" Santorum | RealClearPolitics
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Old 03-13-2012, 03:12 PM
 
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This is a relief to me, because I was getting concerned that the GOP would try to force Romney to put Santorum on the ticket. That would be a disaster IMO.
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Old 03-13-2012, 03:21 PM
 
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I'm also relieved; Sanatarium would be as big a mistake as Palin was. There are plenty of sane fiscal conservatives for Romney to pick from, and the contraception backlash demonstrates once again, while we are a fiscally conservative leaning nation, we are not a socially conservative leaning nation.

Its long past time to reduce the GOP VP pool to the sane mainstream American type candidates, and banish the extremists to the also rans they truly are.
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Old 03-13-2012, 03:23 PM
 
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Romney should go with someone from the South or West. I'm glad he's not looking at Santorum. It's a bad fit.
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:55 PM
 
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Romney needs a Westerner to balance his Eastern roots, a woman to counteract his gender gap and a Latino to shore up his weak Hispanic support. All signs point to Susanna Martinez.

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Old 04-02-2012, 06:56 PM
 
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More like picking a candidate that would bring nothing to the ticket precludes Santorum ...
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:04 PM
 
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All nominees in recent memory who have thin foreign policy credentials (and all Governors) go with someone with a serious foreign policy background. Further, there is nothing about Mitt Romney -- absolutely nothing -- that suggests he's a McCain-esque gambler who is going to role the dice and pick some unknown with a relatively thin resume. All these ideas that he's going to pick this ethnicity or that gender just to grab this or that demographic is silly. And it isn't very flattering of Romney.

More likely, we'll see a very serious pick. It will probably be viewed as boring, but it will really be the sort of pick one expects a potential President to pick. Not a Palin, not a Quayle, not some exciting identity-politics pick.

Prediction -- Romney will not pick a Governor unless it is a Governor who has recently had extensive experience in Congress and/or the Executive Branch.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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This is a relief to me, because I was getting concerned that the GOP would try to force Romney to put Santorum on the ticket. That would be a disaster IMO.
dixie, I don't think the Republican establishment wants Santorum. I am not quite sure where you are coming from on this. The insiders are looking at Rubio, Crishie or maybe even Ryan, but not Satorum. He is too socially conservative and fiscally moderate.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:08 PM
 
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Romney needs a Westerner to balance his Eastern roots, a woman to counteract his gender gap and a Latino to shore up his weak Hispanic support. All signs point to Susanna Martinez.
Does she also have a peanut allergy? Romney is also struggling among that group!


/jk
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:12 PM
 
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Romney needs a Westerner to balance his Eastern roots, a woman to counteract his gender gap and a Latino to shore up his weak Hispanic support. All signs point to Susanna Martinez.
she is popular in NM and yes, Hispanic, but I am afraid she could end up being another Palin. I think she is great I will add, just don't think her time has come. Remember everyone keeps talking hispanic vote, yes it is important but let't really examine this: Ca will go Obama regardless, AZ and Texas will go Republican regardless and NM only has 5 electorial votes. NY is a biggie but will most likely to truely needing the Hispanic vote we are pretty much down to Florida.
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