There is one particular name that is now popping up among Republican insiders and the GOP establishment as the leading candidate to become the Vice Presidential nominee.
Who is it?
There is no doubt in the minds of Republican National Committee members that Mitt Romney will be their standard bearer in the fall, and already consensus is building behind one potential vice presidential nominee — Ohio Sen. Rob Portman.
In an informal survey of more than half of the Republican State Chairmen and national committee people at this weekend’s State Chairman meeting at a resort here, two-thirds said they believe Portman is the most-likely and best-qualified running-mate for Mitt Romney. The committee members spoke to BuzzFeed only on the condition of anonymity.
“He’s from Ohio, and we need to win Ohio, it’s that simple,” said one state chair.
Portman, a former Congressman from the Cincinnati area who was director of the Office of Management and Budget during the George W. Bush administration, was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010. And the warmth Republican elites express for him stems much from a desire to avoid another risky, flamboyant pick like Sarah Palin as it does for his ability to help carry an important swing state.
“Romney needs to make a safe pick, and keep talking about the economy — and that’s Rob Portman,” said one committeewoman from the West.
Portman’s seeming inability to overshadow the vanilla Romney gives him a rare qualification — and potentially a leg up over the rest of the field.
“He’s not going to be Palin — he’s not going to be fighting to get in front of cameras, [Portman] knows his place,” he one Midwestern committeeman.
“He was born to be the guy standing next to the guy,” said another member. “He’s the type of guy who ran for vice president of his high school student council.”
You have got to be kidding? Portman is a non-distinguished moderate. You have to ask the question, is Romney really serious about winning the nomination?
Assuming this is true, it is classic Romney and classic GOP establishment. They are solving for X. Instead of the passion of patriotism and the desire to help save the nation, all this is, is simply a business problem. It is simply a math problem.
No, there is much more than that. Romney has not reached out to the conservative wing of the Party. He does not seem to care. TPN surveys have shown a quarter of conservatives say they will not vote for Romney.
While we have not yet surveyed it, the number who will not go out and campaign fir him is going to be much higher.
Who the hell does he think is going to be the boots on the ground? Members of the country club?
Here is a clue for Romney and the GOP establishment. It is conservative activists who do this.
Romney is worried about someone who will help him win Ohio? He had better worry about the Conservatives who are not going to be out working for the campaign.
Amen! Thank you William for bringing up "the subjects" everyone hides and will not talk about. In my opinion, if there was ever an impeachable President, this is the one. All of the Mainstream Media, including FOX News will not touch of these subjects. What are they afraid of? If he were a "white" president they would be all over it.
Sadly, Obama ... the most law-breaking president in history, has Holder ... the most partisan, law-breaking Attorney General, BOTH backed up by the most lawless congress in history. Add to that at least HALF of the republicans who either do not comprehend OR do not care about their constitutional Oath or the Rule of Law ... and it becomes clear how bleak things truly are.
Finally, add to the above the fact that NOT EVEN ONE Governor nor State Attorney General is obeying their own constitutional Oath's nor the 10th Amendment nor the Rule of Law.
I will continue donating, participating, seeking to inform and persuade, so long as God gives me strength and breath to so do. However, it May Well require Divine Intervention to save or restore our republic. We absolutely need a national spiritual Awakening and Revival.
I agree with you whole heartedly. Something will have to happen to change our course. Since this is bigger than all the constitutional patriots, divine intervention is certainly in order.
Fema concentration camp maybe???
I totally agree with you. I have written both of my senators and local congressman exhaustively about that fake birth certificate and it's obvious they don't want to touch it. However, Obummer's campaign has given Romney an excellent lead to knock out of the park. He should, as they demand, release all of his personal tax returns AND and of his personal college records, then demand Obummer do the same. There's something in those Obummer college records that he doesn't want released - perhaps that he received US grant dollars to pay for an education as a foreign student(?). Thank God for Sheriff Arpaio!
kimacomet, you're clearly a troll for the dems. Go be stupid someplace else.
Seems Kim is gone now. All the janitors here must have been on beer coffee tea breaks. Not watching the store!
Vern, I saw Kim's comment last night but didn't know exactly how to let the site know about him.
Well, perhaps the best way is to go to the HELP tab at page top, and select AN ISSUE TO REPORT?
Provide a description of the problem.. Several emails are then sent out, and somebody will take a look.
There are a lot things to keep track of. And, the janitors are rather lazy, me thinks!
Duh, I should have known that. Thanks, Vern. Next time I will report it. I am sure it is hard to keep track of everything.
Voting for Romney is capitulation to the estabishment RINOs...You've got to be kidding. I've voted against the worst for the last five presidential elections...since Reagan. I'm done with doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. I'll write in Newt. I WILL NEVER vote for Romney. If we are going to save this nation, we will NOT do it by compromising core values, articles of faith and belief. WAKE THE HECK UP.