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  •  Mitt's gonna choose Pawlenty n/t (0+ / 0-)
    •  I don't agree. (3+ / 0-)
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      skohayes, Clarknt67, askew

      I know Pawlenty's auditioning for that job now, but the guy has no coat tails whatsoever .

      I don't see what he would bring to the ticket.

      I guess I could see somebody like Portman or Rubio, if Mitt wants to nail down an important state rather than go for the "narrative bullshit," but T-Paw doesn't even bring that.

      The revolution will not be privatized.

      by Bush Bites on Wed Nov 30, 2011 at 05:40:45 AM PST

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      •  Yeah, Mitt is going to (0+ / 0-)

        have to go with a Teabagger VP to get those people to hold their nose and vote for him.

        You will never know what it’s like to work on a farm until your hands are raw, just so people can have fresh marijuana. Jack Handey

        by skohayes on Wed Nov 30, 2011 at 07:41:05 AM PST

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        •  It won't be Rubio (1+ / 0-)
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          Rubio wants to be president himself, not 8 years of being Mitt Romney's second fiddle. Portman's problem is that he is completely and totally linked to the Bush administration. He was the budget director that ballooned federal spending under Bush. While Ohio may not have cared, it opens up the line of attack in the general.

          •  If it didn't hold Portman back in Ohio (0+ / 0-)

            I don't know why we should imagine it will be a bigger issue on the national stage. Ohio is pretty squarely in the the center right spectrum of American politics. Exactly the demographic a GOP needs to win.

            Voters seem recalcitrant about even acknowledging the spending excesses of the Bush years, outside of hardcore Democrats.

            0: Number of Wall Street bankers arrested over crash of 2008. 4784: Number of Americans arrested protesting Wall Street's fraudulent practices 11/29/2011

            by Scott Wooledge on Wed Nov 30, 2011 at 09:16:59 AM PST

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      •  I agree. (1+ / 0-)
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        Minnesota Deb

        What does Pawlenty have that Mitt wants? Nothing really. Not even sure he can deliver MN anymore than Mitt could take it on his own.

        Pawlenty is not as popular with key constituencies as any number of alternative picks. Even Rubio could slow the total abandonment of the Latino vote (which Rove wisely chased). And of course, help with Florida.

        And Pawlenty certainly can't help Romney with the enthusiasm gap.   Most boring ticket ever.

        0: Number of Wall Street bankers arrested over crash of 2008. 4784: Number of Americans arrested protesting Wall Street's fraudulent practices 11/29/2011

        by Scott Wooledge on Wed Nov 30, 2011 at 09:10:53 AM PST

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