That is, assuming he gets the nomination, which is looking increasingly likely. No surprise for me, as I have often told Judson it is almost always the person with the most money winning the election.
They simply have more paid professional staff, better ability to organize and of course, advertising. For the lay person who does not follow politics every day and only knows what they see on a commercial while they watch Dancing With The Stars, they are more likely to see a Romney commercial than anyone else.
Even Newt said it is pretty likely Romney will get the delegates he needs to win the nomination. And trust me, that thought has not been taken well in this household.
However, if Romney wins the nomination, there is more and more speculation about who he would choose to be his Vice Presidential running mate.
Real Clear Politics has an article saying Romney needs a Latino and they go on to speculate who that Latino might be.
This year may be an exception, however, as some Republicans are whispering in Romney’s ear. What Democrats call “the Republican war on women” is mostly hype, but there is a constituency that the GOP primary season has given short shrift to -- and that constituency is Latinos.
Although it’s axiomatic that Hispanics are the fastest-growing demographic group in this country, there is, of course, no bloc Latino vote anymore than Hispanics themselves are monolithic. But loose talk about building moats (stocked with alligators, no less) along the nation’s southern border, enforcing laws designed for ethnic profiling, and “self-deportation” -- this last (inane) formulation is Romney’s own -- has created a crying need for the Republican nominee to send a signal to 40 million Americans that they are not going to be marginalized by the Party of Lincoln.
But this need is also an opportunity for Mitt Romney: He can be the first nominee of a major political party to choose a Hispanic running mate.
So then the question becomes: Who should it be?
Four qualified candidates are apparently under some kind of consideration -- or, if not, should be. They are three governors and one U.S. senator: Govs. Luis Fortuño of Puerto Rico, Brian Sandoval of Nevada and Susana Martinez of New Mexico. The senator is Marco Rubio of Florida.
Other than Sen. Rubio, I don't know that much about the others mentioned. Are they conservative? Are they moderate? Or, like Romney, are they a liberal Republican?
Does he really need a Latino running mate?
Also we must remember that even in the time of the Founders writing the new Constitution of the USA ..... there were still English sympathizers afoot in America ......... We even had to fight the 2nd War of Independence not many years after the writng of the Constitution, ..... the War of 1812.
The Founders sought to prevent children of English (non USA) citizens ( or any other country) from EVER becoming President.
And to the Founders, a child born on U.S. soil to foreign citizen parents ..... was a foreign child, or would have the potential of strong influence of foreign parents upon him. And such a child, in their well known terminology, was NOT a natural born citizen.
If, as the Founders intended, a child born in the USA to foreign citizen parents ...... was NOT a natural born citizen ..... he / she could never be President.
That is precisely WHY they used the restrictive term .... "natural born" ... meaning citizenship acquired naturally through the citizenship of parents who were already citizens of the USA.
If born on U.S. soil to foreign parents or to one foreign parent and one native U.S citizen parent ...... the child would be a "citizen" of the USA via the 14th Amendment or USC 1401........ but according to the Constitution a "citizen" cannot be President .... only a "natural born" citizen can.
Sorry for Rubio .... and those of us who like him. But WE should NOT trash the Constitution, even if the Democrats HAVE already done so.
First of all, we need to come to grips with the issue of "Natural Born Citizen." Rubio is that. There remain questions that Obama was not actually born on American soil. That's a completely different argument. But Rubio was and, in my opinion, that ends it!
The second factor rests with Romney's electability. Currently it's looking like a loss. Howard Dean bragged yesterday that the "Democrats will retain Virginia, Florida and Ohio." A sweep would be a longshot. If Rubio is on the ticket, Florida will be off the board for Dems. But the greater question comes with "can we convince Romney to withdraw?" Odds are, we can't! Still, with the right kind of persuasion, especially if opposition stooped to the level that he has in negative advertising, you never know! I honestly would be more comfortable with ANY Republican other than Romney as nominee. This includes Ron Paul!
Romney is the perfect opponent for Obama's "class warfare" campaign strategy. There is too much anger and resentment for a candidate to visibly flaunt his wealth as Romney does! The fact that he is a religious minority doesn't help. In fact, by nominating Mitt Romney, Republicans will forfeit hundreds of thousands(if not millions) of Evangelical votes. True, they should get out and vote "anybody but Obama" but they won't! My biggest single concern is that Romney's biggest backers are also contributing to the Obama campaign. They are truly playing the rest of us for "chumps."
Ok, now I finally figured it out. Hispanics vote for hispanics because they are hispanic , negros vote for negros because they are negros , and caucasians vote for mongolians, negros, jews, hispanics, ex-cons, idiots, or lawyers to prove that they are not prejudice against any race or ethnic group. Of course Romney needs a hispanic running mate. If none are appealing, there is always West (speak now and vote the other way later) or Cain (no need to audit the honorable Feds) who meet the qualification of proof of tolerance. I like Zimmerman. He meets the qualification if we can get him to switch partys.
Dats right brother....ain't we smart ?
Here we all are, worring about which idoit to vote for and all the while obummer and his band of socialists idoits pass laws that are directly forbidden by the Constitution..................and no one does jack squat???????????????
Are all you people out there dumb or just plain stupid. ALL OF WASHINGTON (ALL THREE BRANCHES) NEED TO BE FIRED, IMPEACHED, AND IMPRISONED FOR TREASON. And all we conservatives can talk about is how stuoid Romney (RINOmney) and the rest are...........GIVE ME A FRIGGING BREAK.
Congress is now passing LAWS in direct violation of our Constitution.HB 347 passed overwhelmingly by both parties and signed into law gives Secret Service the ability to establish "no free speech" zones and insulates our officials from public protest. The penalty is over 1 year in federal prison. Please watch the video. Hey folks, this works for either party - But Obama signed it.... (in secret)WATCH VIDEOPass this on. It must be challenged in the Supreme Court!By the way, it was over whelmingly supported by both Dems and Repubs???????Be careful what and where you say anything in this country now
THANKS FOR THE HUMOR THIS MORNING......DO WE SUPPORT "THE BLACK DUNCE OR THE WHITE DUNCE"?? BOTH ARE "ELIETIST" THAT ARE ARROGANT CONTROL FREAKS AND BELIEVE THEY ARE GOD'S BLESSING TO WOMEN.....AND MEN ALIKE (OR ILIKE) !
Evan I further suggest you are a bully and a bigot.
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I would LOVE to stand on my principles and morals and not vote for a RHINO but I fear we are not going to have another choice. A "non-vote" or "third party vote" IS a vote for Obama. We can be stubborn and not pay high prices for food...but WE will be the ones going hungry. We can be stubborn and not pay high prices for gas, but WE will be the ones not driving!!!!! We cannot afford to boycott the presidential election as we might a business that sells a good/service that is not a NECESSITY just to get our point across. As my mama always said "don't bite off your nose to spite your face"!! Pretty good reasoning. Once we have a official Republican candidate, we need to stop all the bickering among ourselves (which just plays into the Liberals' scheme!) and get behind that candidate and mount a campaign like the Libs have never seen before. If we don't, I truly believe there WILL BE NO future that we approve of for America. Our Nation depends on US!!!!!
THE GOOD PEOPLE HAVE DONE NOTHING FOR THE PAST 50 YEARS AND "WE HAVE MINIMIZED EVERY CONCESSION BY SAYING SUCH TRITE THINGS AS, "OH WELL...THAT IS JUST A SMALL THING". WELL, 50 YEARS OF "SMALL THINGS HAVE ACCUMULATED INTO A BIG THING" ! THERE IS "NO MORE ROOM" FOR ANY SMALL THINGS !
WE EITHER STAND TOGETHER NOW......OR PERISH ALONE !
Ron, I so understand what you are saying but we are caught between the proverbial rock and hard place. We Conservatives have been complacent too long and allowed tiny increments of liberty to be snipped away by the crooks who have run the government for far too long. However, one man/one woman won't make a difference at this late date. We have 7 MONTHS to get our act together. No one person is going to save us; neither will one election. If we could get thru 4 years of Romney rather than obama, maybe we can find OUR guy in 2016. It's going to take years to get us back to the America we once were. I wish I could depend on Sheriff Joe to blow the lid on obama or the SCOTUS to reverse obamacare or Brietbart's videos to out obama but we cannot depend on one person or event. HOWEVER, we must band together and support SOMEbody that has a chance to beat obama or we're playing right into the leftists' hands. They will be crowing if Conservatives stay home and don't vote. It will be a signal to them that they ARE all powerful!! It's important that we vote to replace ALL of the leftists and RHINOS in Congress but it's going to be a slow process to get the career politicians out of there. Then we're going to have half of the Tea Party conservatives betray us or not be able to do anything when they get to D.C. Sometimes, I just want to throw my hands in the air because I'm a Senior Citizen but then I look into the faces of my grandchildren and see the future they will have. And it isn't a pretty one as it's going!!
GOD BLESS THE USA!!
The revolution will begin when "we the people" quit compromising with evil. Voting for Romney is equal to voting for Obama. I will not vote for either, for no matter which of them wins, evil will prosper. Listen to your conscience and vote for someone other than Obama or Romney. Let the country suffer, and when it suffers, stand up for revolution. Revolutionary change WILL NOT come so long as we compromise with evil. It is better that we not compromise, suffer the consequences, and become the voices of a new revolution than it is to compromise with evil, continue our placid cud-chewing lives, and move with docility to the slaughterhouse.