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Ann Romney: We’ve been looking at the option of a woman for VP
Hot Air ^ | July 5, 2012 | Erika Johnson

Posted on 07/05/2012 2:13:46 PM PDT by Kaslin

From the same CBS News /interview that Allahpundit highlighted yesterday, Mitt’s wife Ann Romney added a few interesting tidbits to the conversation:

Ann Romney: Obama's whole campaign strategy is "let's kill this guy"

Firstly, I think Mrs. Romney has it exactly right on Obama’s core campaign strategy:

“I feel like all he’s doing is saying, ‘Let’s kill this guy,” she said, seated next to her husband… “And I feel like that’s not really a very good campaign policy. …

In August, some Democratic strategists let leak to the press that Obama’s top aides were looking at a massive character takedown of Romney in light of a deterring economy; “kill Romney” was a phrase used by one. “That was their memo that came out from their campaign,” Ann Romney said. “And it’s like, ‘not when I’m next to him you better not.”

With the economy oscillating somewhere between mildly demoralizing and positively terrible, Obama can’t run on his vast record of broken promises. The ObamaCare-Tax ruling certainly didn’t do him any favors as far as giving him leeway to tout his achievements, so it’s all “evil profit-seeking Bain Capital did this” and “as Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney did that” — they’re definitely playing up the cheap populism on his swing-state bus tour today and Friday. (The bus tour is titled “Betting on America.” Translation: Mitt Romney outsourced jobs!)

Secondly, a little hint at what might be going on in the vice presidential vetting, perhaps?

Mitt Romney’s wife says her husband is thinking about picking a woman to be on his ticket this fall.

Ann Romney says in an interview, “We’ve been looking at that and I love that option as well.” …

The former Massachusetts governor, who was joined by his wife for the interview, declined to describe the status of the vice presidential search, saying “that’s something I’m keeping close with my team.”

Hmmm: An honest-to-goodness clue, or just another red herring in the Veep-speculation du jour? Sen. Kelly Ayotte, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, and Gov. Susana Martinez would be my guesses — Ayotte and McMorris Rodgers have been especially staunch surrogates for Romney in the campaign so far. But of course, only Team Romney really knows who’s on the list, and I’m sure they’re “considering” and seriously vetting at least a few people, so a lady may very well be an option as much as anyone else right now.


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1 posted on 07/05/2012 2:13:49 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
I really prefer that First Ladies and First Lady wannabes just STFU.
2 posted on 07/05/2012 2:15:16 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Kaslin

Olympia Snowe, now that could help move a Romney ticket a little more to the right.


3 posted on 07/05/2012 2:15:45 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: Kaslin
We’ve been looking at the option of a woman for VP

If she's a sister-wife, points to Ann for supporting her.

4 posted on 07/05/2012 2:17:21 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Totally agree. What is with the “WE” in her statements? I am starting to have this bad feeling Mrs. Romney is as power hungry as Hillary and Michelle.


5 posted on 07/05/2012 2:17:48 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Totally agree. What is with the “WE” in her statements? I am starting to have this bad feeling Mrs. Romney is as power hungry as Hillary and Michelle.


6 posted on 07/05/2012 2:17:55 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: Kaslin

Lets not get the best #2, lets play politics as usual since it has worked out so well time snd time again in the past.

7 posted on 07/05/2012 2:21:15 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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8 posted on 07/05/2012 2:24:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (In honor of my late father, GunnerySgt/Commo Chief, USMC 1943-65)
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To: tsowellfan

“Olympia Snowe, now that could help move a Romney ticket a little more to the right.”

Heh!!!

Sadly, true.


9 posted on 07/05/2012 2:25:11 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Kaslin

We’ve been looking at that (a female candidate) and I love that option as well.” Ann Romney

“The former Massachusetts governor, who was joined by his wife for the interview, declined to describe the status of the vice presidential search, saying “that’s something I’m keeping close with my team.”

Later, back at the ranch, a terse Roy turned to Dale and barked, “From now on I’d appreciate it if you’d concentrate on keepin’ our celestial undergarments spotless and leave the mastermindin’ from now on to me!”

“Hey Roy, is that the cat that chewed your new shoes?” Mr. Ed


10 posted on 07/05/2012 2:26:25 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Kaslin

There is only ONE woman I would support for VP.
We all know who that is.


11 posted on 07/05/2012 2:26:50 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I would say about 60% of the country does right now!


12 posted on 07/05/2012 2:27:10 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: C19fan

I haven’t seen the picture of the two of them on a jet ski but I hear she’s driving.


13 posted on 07/05/2012 2:27:30 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Kaslin

“Obamaâ’s top aides were looking at a massive character takedown of Romney”.

Irony is just too deep. A Soul Alinsky commie, with Muslim predispositions, who frequented a Chicago Queer bath house with Rahm Emanuel - is going to engage in a character debate with Romney?

Popcorn time.


14 posted on 07/05/2012 2:31:31 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: C19fan
What is with the “WE” in her statements?.

If I were running for public office I certainly would look to my spouse as my best source of advice. I think the person who shares my life, who knows me best and who has given up their privacy for my aspirations should be the person whose thoughts would garner the most respect from me.

I know a lot of people want Mrs. Cleaver for a 1st lady, but I would rather have a strong woman even if I disagree with her.

15 posted on 07/05/2012 2:32:28 PM PDT by Bearshouse
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To: Kaslin

Does it dawn on any of them that McCain tried the same gambit and a lot of women absolutely hated the idea?

Personally, I think this is a diversion. I’d almost guarantee that it won’t be a woman. Consider:

1984- Mondale chooses a woman veep and got smoked in the fall.
2008 - Hillary seems to be the unquestioned frontrunner among Democrats but they wind up burying her and choosing Obama.
2008 - McCain chooses Palin as a woman Veep and gets smoked.

I realize there were a lot of other issues at play but it could be that choosing a woman nominee is electoral poison.


16 posted on 07/05/2012 2:32:52 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: Kaslin
With the uncharted waters we are currently in, I am in no mood for these games. I want to see a veep with one of two things (preferably both), veteran and has executive experience in the private sector meeting payroll. I have nothing against women in politics ascending to the highest ranks (through their own hard work) besides the fact that its country fixing time and I don't trust any GOP-ers at this point not to turn a woman veep into a three ring circus (think dem's "nuts and sluts" style attacks) trying to show just how "inclusive" the republicans are.

Lets fix the country and worry about the new "firsts" a bit later when we've stabilized a bit.

17 posted on 07/05/2012 2:34:01 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: C19fan
I am starting to have this bad feeling Mrs. Romney is as power hungry as Hillary and Michelle.

I don't see anything of the sort.

18 posted on 07/05/2012 2:39:15 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: Kaslin

Sarah Palin. And why is this a brilliant move? BECAUSE AMERICANS ARE REGRETTING NOT VOTING FOR HER LAST TIME, THAT’S WHY.


19 posted on 07/05/2012 2:40:04 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: OrangeHoof

Sorry to break your bubble, but Palin was heading for victory until McCain toned her down.

Just saying.

McCain lost. Palin didn’t.


20 posted on 07/05/2012 2:43:53 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: OrangeHoof

“Personally, I think this is a diversion. I’d almost guarantee that it won’t be a woman.”

I agree. It will be either McDonnell or Portman.


21 posted on 07/05/2012 2:45:46 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: OrangeHoof

Condoleeeeeeeeeeeza Rice. LOL


22 posted on 07/05/2012 2:46:52 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: tumblindice

So much for the rumor about Michael Reagan.


23 posted on 07/05/2012 2:48:59 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: Kaslin

Sarah Palin

The Dems and Libs would so wet their pants, they would be in hysterics. And hysterics leads to dis-organization

Palin kept McCain from being a 50 state slaughter in the last election. Romney has baggage....but no Illegal Alien Amnesty, no abandoning POW/MIA in ‘Nam, no suspending campaign for bank bailout, no Lindsey Grahamnasty as close buddy, no fat daughter with a liberal problem....


24 posted on 07/05/2012 2:52:32 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Sad....George Zimmerman is in jail for rightfully defending himself...while Eric Holder walks free)
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To: tsowellfan

Maybe the other son then?


25 posted on 07/05/2012 2:52:43 PM PDT by Darth Reardon (No offense to drunken sailors)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Are those Ron Paul’s feet?

I don’t miss him, or his little shoes either.


26 posted on 07/05/2012 2:52:49 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: OrangeHoof
1984- Mondale chooses a woman veep and got smoked in the fall.
2008 - Hillary seems to be the unquestioned frontrunner among Democrats but they wind up burying her and choosing Obama.
2008 - McCain chooses Palin as a woman Veep and gets smoked.


1984--An extreme liberal chooses an extreme liberal woman veep and gets smoked by an extremely popular conservative president

2008--An extreme liberal, Hillary, gets torpedoed by an another extreme liberal by means of alleged voter fraud and other primary irregularities.

2008--A liberal McCain chooses conservative Palin and immediately sees his popularity increased and fundraising efforts bear more fruit.

The conclusions are 1. a conservative woman is a greater help to a candidacy than a liberal woman, and 2. conservatism, whether actual or perceived, is more important than liberalism.
27 posted on 07/05/2012 2:53:01 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: tet68; Kaslin
There is only ONE woman I would support for VP. We all know who that is.

Liz Cheney?

Oops, that's probably just me. However, I'd also be very supportive of whom you are likely referring to. I wonder if Mrs. Romney is talking about NM Governor Susana Martinez? Or, the Romney camp could just as easily be doubling down on Michigan and be considering Jennifer Granholm.

I originally intended Granholm as a joke but, somehow, I just can't put it past him...
28 posted on 07/05/2012 2:54:46 PM PDT by philled (If this creature is not stopped it could make its way to Novosibirsk!)
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To: Kaslin

If Romney does ask Gov. Palin and IF she would accept, this would be a gutsy move on Romney’s part. That is why I doubt it would happen.

She would tear Biden a new one in each and EVERY debate!


29 posted on 07/05/2012 3:02:38 PM PDT by teletech (Say NO to RINOS!)
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To: C19fan
What is with the “WE” in her statements?

I would certainly ask my wife of 32 years about the most important decisions I have to make...I would be deeply concerned if he didn't seek her advice ..

Couple married for as long as the Romneys have this innate ability to "see" what their spouses cannot "see" in people and bring a balance to a viewpoint...

30 posted on 07/05/2012 3:05:10 PM PDT by Popman (When you elect a clown: expect a circus...)
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To: Kaslin

Why?

Is it a beauty pageant?
Whatever happened to merit?

Suddenly, it’s all about who is a woman, black, Native American...

Heaven forbid that the best person for the job might be a White Christian Male... bastards don’t deserve it.... kill them all! < /s>


31 posted on 07/05/2012 3:14:14 PM PDT by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: Popman
Some threads bring out the shills who don't quite dare to bash an obviously nice lady and a mom like Ann Romney.

They tried to pick on her for riding horses (gasp!) and got some blowback for their efforts.

Looking at women for VP, or at least saying that they're looking at women, is a smart move. Keeps the interest in Romney while Obama is driving around in his Canuck bus whining...Bain Bain Bain...

32 posted on 07/05/2012 3:14:56 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Kaslin

There are no women more capable than Sarah Palin. Kelly ayotte is laughable and so are the other less qualified females. Yes, they are looking at women [why wouldn’t they?]
and the male/female short list would be pawlenty and Palin, forget everyone else.


33 posted on 07/05/2012 3:16:35 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Kaslin

Will never happen. Romney will pick a man, someone who will not outshine him.


34 posted on 07/05/2012 3:28:08 PM PDT by sand88
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To: Kaslin

Interesting. Marxism is now the law of the land, and these nitwits are concerned with genitalia.


35 posted on 07/05/2012 3:31:45 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (John Roberts did more to endanger the lives of Americans than all 9/11 hijackers combined.)
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To: Bon mots

“Is it a beauty pageant?
Whatever happened to merit?

Suddenly, it’s all about who is a woman, black, Native American...”

Exactly. Pure, shallow, identity politics.

Like when Laura Bush suggested that those of us who opposed Harriet Miers were “sexist.”

I despise such shallow stupidity.


36 posted on 07/05/2012 3:36:40 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (John Roberts did more to endanger the lives of Americans than all 9/11 hijackers combined.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

I think you are over contemplating this:

Palin.

Yes.


37 posted on 07/05/2012 3:40:14 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: Kaslin

Romney - Pelosi 2012

The final solution....


38 posted on 07/05/2012 3:43:06 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

So you think Palin turned down a run for president, citing family issues, but she will now run for VP.

Put down the crack pipe. LOL


39 posted on 07/05/2012 3:48:21 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (John Roberts did more to endanger the lives of Americans than all 9/11 hijackers combined.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

I think so.

At least it’s worth a try. Until I hear “no” from her, I’ll lobby for her.

:)


40 posted on 07/05/2012 3:49:58 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

YES!!!!! ha ha


41 posted on 07/05/2012 3:49:58 PM PDT by chicken head
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To: Kaslin

I am not serious, but have a delicious time imagining Mrs. James Carville as the choice.


42 posted on 07/05/2012 3:51:28 PM PDT by Anima Mundi (ENVY IS JUST PASSIVE, LAZY GREED)
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To: biggredd1

I like Sarah Palin, alot, but she’s polarizing particularly to the cross over voters.

Same goes for Liz Cheney and I really like her as well.

imvho, this isn’t the time to bring on some more “change.”


43 posted on 07/05/2012 3:57:22 PM PDT by imemyself
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To: OrangeHoof

I realize you weren’t here at the time, but during the 2008 campaign, the only time Senator McCain had a prayer of beating then Senator Obama was between his choosing Governor Palin as his running mate and his suspending his campaign to rush back and “fix” the economic crash that Mr. Soros ginned up to insure that the Democrats would win. Gov. Palin didn’t fail Sen. McCain, he did that all by himself. As to your other examples, Vice President Mondale never had a prayer against President Reagan, no matter who his second banana might’ve been, and Hillary was up against the Chicago machine, Howard Dean and the DNC, the Kennedy family, the Congressional Black Caucus, the racialist/civil rights machine, the media, massive white guilt, the hard left and academia. She never had a chance.


44 posted on 07/05/2012 4:05:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (In honor of my late father, GunnerySgt/Commo Chief, USMC 1943-65)
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To: Kaslin

All these white guys that keep getting talked about are just a smoke screen. Romney will pick a minority and or a woman.


45 posted on 07/05/2012 4:09:18 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Kaslin

Ann can look at this option all she wants but her hubby will never pick a woman. A woman, no matter whom she is, would steal the limelight he wants all to himself.


46 posted on 07/05/2012 4:10:12 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Anima Mundi

I don’t believe either of the Car viles are sincere. I think it’s all an act with them. They make a nice living with the act.


47 posted on 07/05/2012 4:11:37 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Kaslin

Sure. Running Hillary against Obama worked so well for the Democrats. [More than a little irony and sarcasm there.] Bipartisan, so-called progressive tactics are the cause of the collapse and probable civil unrest (probable understatement) in front of us. But go right on ahead. Show us peasants who’s boss. Impose more pathological social desires of the idle debt/revenue sturgeons on us.


48 posted on 07/05/2012 4:14:15 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: aruanan

But would Romney let Palin run her own show or would she be handcuffed the way that McCain handcuffed her the first time? Besides, wasn’t it Romney’s people who sabotaged Palin’s reputation to the press at every opportunity?


49 posted on 07/05/2012 4:14:28 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Kaslin

Why has no one mentioned Jim DeMint? DeMint endorsed Romney early in the last two campaigns, and would bring a lot of people in the south who are reticent to vote for a Mormon and a liberal. And he engages the enemy very well, he pulls no punches.


50 posted on 07/05/2012 4:17:55 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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