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.
Well, we need to change all of that Ron.
We certainly do have to change this, if we ever want to live in peace again.
I hate to think that "We will never have an "Honest Man's feet on the ground in this world until Jesus' feet touch the ground, once more, on The Mountain of Olives in Jerusalem, and The Messiah Reigns and Rules for 1000 years.
Let us begin!
THE FOOLS AT " FAUX " NEWS , AND SEVERAL OTHER SUBVERSIVE SOURCES ARE STILL TALKING ABOUT ADDING THE NAME OF FLORIDA SENATOR MARCO RUBIO AS A CANDIDATE FOR VICE PRESIDENT . RUBIO IS A NICE GUY AND GOOD SENATOR , BUT IS NOT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN , AND IS JUST AS INELIGIBLE FOR THE OFFICE AS THE TREASONOUS , FRAUDULENT , LYING SOCIALIST USURPER WHO ILLEGALLY " OCCUPIES " OUR OVAL OFFICE AND WHITE HOUSE . RUBIO ' S CUBAN PARENTS WERE NATURALIZED AS AMERICAN CITIZENS FOUR ( 4 ) YEARS AFTER HIS BIRTH . ALERT EVERY PERSON IN AMERICA THAT THERE ARE CHALLENGES IN ALL 50 STATES TO ELIMINATE THE HATED NAME OF badrak ' insane ' obummer FROM THE STATES BALLOTS . EVERY MEMBER OF CONGRESS , THE SUPREME COURT , JOE BIDEN , HARRY REID , NANCY PELOSI , THE CLINTONS , ALL APPOINTEES , AND MANY MILLIONS OF AMERICANS KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT OBAMA , AND EVERY PERSON WHO ALLOWS HIM TO CONTINUE TO " FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGE AMERICA " IS A TRAITOR , AND SHOULD BE INDICTED ALONG WITH HIM .
MAKAHAYAN HAS SPOKEN
If we can have a Kenyan in the highest office of the land, then we can have Rubio for VP!
No we cannot. Why do this. Then we cannot legally go after Obama and abolish all of his EO.
NO MARCO RUBIO FOR VP.
This has been a learning exercise.
Romney is not eligible
Rubio is not eligible
Obama is not eligible
That leaves NEWT.
Anyone got any reason newt is not eligible.
Fat, old & Ugly? (-:)...Uh Oh...that IDs me also.
Romney is eligible!
We cannot NOT support whomever the GOP nominee is. I, personally have been for Newt, but when the nominee is announced at the convention, or all the other candidates resign, then I will support Romney. Not to back him is suicide for this nation. I listened to Trevor Loudon from New Zealand tonight, at our Tea Party meeting. He said it is imperative that the US win this one - the whole world is looking on. The free nations want the GOP/Tea Party/Conservatives to win. The Communist/Islamic countries want Obama to win. They are banking on taking over the US by the weakening of our military that Obama is planning.
A vote for Obama, a vote for a third party candidate, or a write-in vote, are ALL votes for Obama and the destruction of our country.
I AGREE, DEBRAJOE. NO MARCO RUBIO!!