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, speaking of Janitors, who can clean up this one:
TERRY ANDERSON, A BLACK LOS ANGELES TALK RADIO HOST,
WENT DOWN A LIST OF STATEMENTS SENATOR OBAMA HAS SAID
THAT AREN'T EXACTLY CORRECT.
1.) Selma March Got Me Born - NOT EXACTLY, your parents felt safe enough to
have you in 1961 - Selma was in 1965. (Google 'Obama Selma ' for his full March 4, 2007 speech/Lie)
2.) Father Was A Goat Herder - NOT EXACTLY, he was a privileged, well
educated youth, who went on to work with the Kenyan Government.
3.) Father Was A Proud Freedom Fighter - NOT EXACTLY, he was part of one of
the most corrupt and violent governments Kenya has ever had.
4.) My Family Has Strong Ties To African Freedom - NOT EXACTLY; your cousin
Raila Odinga has created mass violence in attempting to overturn a legitimate election in 2007, in Kenya. It is the first widespread violence in decades. The current government is pro-American but Odinga wants to overthrow it and establish Muslim Sharia law. Your half-brother, Abongo Obama, is Odinga's follower. You interrupted your New Hampshire campaigning to speak to Odinga on the phone. Check out the following link for verification of that....and for more.
Obama's cousin Odinga in Kenya ran for president and tried to get Sharia
Muslim law in place there. When Odinga lost the elections, his followers
have burned Christians' homes and then burned men, women and children alive
in a Christian church where they took shelter... Obama SUPPORTED his cousin
before the election process here started. Google Obama and Odinga and see
what you get. No one wants to know the truth.
5.) My Grandmother Has Always Been A Christian - NOT EXACTLY, she does her
daily Salat prayers at 5am according to her own interviews. Not to mention,
Christianity wouldn't allow her to have been one of 14 wives to1 man.
6.) My Name is African Swahili - NOT EXACTLY, your name is Arabic and
'Baraka' (from which Barack came) means 'blessed' in that language. Hussein
is also Arabic and so is Obama.
Barack - half black. No, He is the first Arab-American President, not the first black American President. Barack Hussein Obama is 50% Caucasian from his
mother's side and 43.75% Arabic and 6.25% African Negro from his father's side.
Obozo’s family was mainly Arabs.. Barack Hussein Obama's father was only 12.5% African Negro and 87.5% Arab (his father's birth certificate even states he's Arab, not African Negro). Go to: http://www.arcadeathome.com/newsboy.phtml?Barack_Hussein_Obama_-_Arab-Americ an,_only_6.25%25_African
7.) I Never Practiced Islam - NOT EXACTLY, you practiced it daily at school,
where you were registered as a Muslim and kept that faith for 31 years, until your wife made you change, so you could run for office. 4-3-08 Article 'Obama was 'quite religious in Islam''
8.) My School In Indonesia Was Christian - NOT EXACTLY, you were registered as Muslim there and got in trouble in Koranic Studies for making faces (check your own book). February 28, 2008. Kristoff from the New York Times: Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent. In a remark that seemed delightfully uncalculated (it'll give Alabama voters heart attacks), Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as 'one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.' This is just one example of what Pamela is talking about when she says 'Obama's narrative is being altered, enhanced and manipulated to whitewash troubling facts.'
9.) I Was Fluent In Indonesian - NOT EXACTLY, not one teacher says you could
speak the language.
10.) Because I Lived In Indonesia , I Have More Foreign Experience – NOT EXACTLY, you were there from the ages of 6 to 10, and couldn't even speak the language. What did you learn except how to study the Koran and watch cartoons?
11.) I Am Stronger On Foreign Affairs - NOT EXACTLY, except for Africa (surprise) and the Middle East (bigger surprise); you have never been anywhere else on the planet and thus have NO experience with our closest allies.
12.) I Blame My Early Drug Use On Ethnic Confusion - NOT EXACTLY, you were quite content in high school to be Barry Obama, no mention of Kenya and no mention of struggle to identify - your classmates said you were just fine
13.)An Ebony Article Moved Me To Run For Office - NOT EXACTLY, Ebony has yet
to find the article you mention in your book. It doesn't, and never did,exist.
14.) A Life Magazine Article Changed My Outlook On Life - NOT EXACTLY, Life
has yet to find the article you mention in your book. It doesn't, and neverdid, exist.
15.) I Won't Run On A National Ticket In '08 - NOT EXACTLY, despite saying, live
on TV, which you would not have enough experience by then, and you are all about
having experience first.
16.) Voting 'Present' is Common In Illinois Senate - NOT EXACTLY, they are
common for YOU, but not many have 130 NO VOTES.
17.) Oops, I Miss-voted - NOT EXACTLY, only when caught by church groups and
Democrats, did you beg to change your miss-vote.
18.) I Was A Professor Of Law - NOT EXACTLY; you were a senior lecturer ON
19.) I Was A Constitutional Lawyer - NOT EXACTLY, you were a senior lecturer
20.) Without Me, There Would Be No Ethics Bill - NOT EXACTLY, you didn't
write it, introduce it, change it or create it.
21.) The Ethics Bill Was Hard To Pass - NOT EXACTLY, it took just 14 days
from start to finish.
22.) I Wrote A Tough Nuclear Bill - NOT EXACTLY, your bill was rejected by your own party for its pandering and lack of all regulation - mainly because of your Nuclear donor, Exelon, from which David Axelrod came.
23.) I Have Released My State Records - NOT EXACTLY, state bills you sponsored or voted for have yet to be released, exposing all the special interests pork hidden within.
24.) I Took On The Asbestos Altgeld Gardens Mess - NOT EXACTLY, you were part of a large group of people who remedied Altgeld Gardens. You failed to mention anyone else but yourself, in your books.
25.) My Economics Bill Will Help America - NOT EXACTLY, your 111 economic policies were just combined into a proposal which lost 99-0, and even YOU voted against your own bill.
26.) I Have Been A Bold Leader In Illinois - NOT EXACTLY, even your own supporters claim to have not seen any BOLD action on your part.
27.) I Passed 26 Of My Own Bills In One Year - NOT EXACTLY, they were not YOUR bills, but rather handed to you, after their creation by a fellow Senator, to assist you in a future bid for higher office.
28.) No One on my campaign contacted Canada about NAFTA - NOT EXACTLY, the Canadian Government issued the names and a memo of the conversation your
campaign had with them.
29.) I Am Tough On Terrorism - NOT EXACTLY, you missed the Iran Resolution vote on terrorism and your good friend Ali Abunimah supports the destruction off Israel.
30.) I Want All Votes To Count - NOT EXACTLY; you said let the delegates decide.
31.) I Want Americans To Decide - NOT EXACTLY, you prefer caucuses that limit the vote, confuse the voters, force a public vote, and only operate during small windows of time.
32.) I passed 900 Bills in the State Senate - NOT EXACTLY, you passed 26, most of which you didn't write yourself.
33.) I Believe In Fairness, Not Tactics - NOT EXACTLY, you used tactics to eliminate Alice Palmer from running against you.
34.) I Don't Take PAC Money - NOT EXACTLY, you take loads of it.
35.) I don't Have Lobbyists - NOT EXACTLY, you have over 47 lobbyists, and counting.
36.) My Campaign Had Nothing To Do With The 1984 Ad - NOT EXACTLY, your own campaign worker made the ad on his Apple in one afternoon.
37.) I Have Always Been Against Iraq - NOT EXACTLY, you weren't in office to vote against it AND you have voted to fund it every single time thereafter.
38.) I Have Always Supported Universal Health Care - NOT EXACTLY, your plan leaves us all to pay for the 15,000,000 who don't have to buy it.
39.) My uncle liberated Auschwitz concentration camp - NOT EXACTLY, your mother had no brothers and the Russian army did the liberating.
Obama Still Has His Foot in His Mouth
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.