Skip to comments.I had a dream. Rommey/Palin ticket wins in November. But wait, there's more.......
Posted on 04/16/2012 3:20:02 AM PDT by Evil Slayer
Not to say it will happen, but what if Mitt chose Sarah as his running mate (and she accepted). What if there was an agreement where Mitt actually came to the conclusion that with Sarah as his VP running mate, he would resign immediately as President so Sarah could become President. I know, I know...you say no way. But the Lord works in misterious ways. Mitt just might see the light and realize that the only way to make sure Obama is defeated is to first, choose Sarah as his running mate and second, once elected immediately step down and let her save this country from destruction. Of course, Sarah would probably give Mitt a position within her cabinet that would allow him to help from his business experience but that would be fine.
There will probably be massive unrest and street riots by those who don't realize that they have just been saved if this were to happen. In my opinion, reality will set in after they see this country turn around and become the Nation it was intended to be by our Founders. God and Country will finally be restored.
I don't believe this type of senerio has ever been done before in history. I don't believe it is unconstitutional or illegal in anyway but just think of what it could do to turn around the train wreck that we are headed for if we continue down the present path we are on.
Comments welcome. Either pro or con or in between. :-)
The McCain/Palin ticket was up ++4 to 10 pts
in some polls, days prior to Election 2008.
So rather than helping the GOP, Romney and
TeamROMNEY and the RNME (Republican National Media Establishment)
decided to attack Gov. Palin to throw Election2008.
Romney, and the Van der Sloot RNME RINOs for Obama in 2008
Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."
The Palmetto Scoop reported: "One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was
the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"Im told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palins people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romneys former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw
that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.
"These staffers are now out trying to finish her off .hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."
"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the Diva leak was Nicolle Wallaces husband."
Friday, December 28, 2007 - Boston Herald
"Former Gov. Mitt Romneys administration failed to act on disciplinary recommendations
that would have kept ex-con killer Daniel Tavares locked up another year -
and behind bars at the time he was accused of killing a newlywed couple in Washington state."
"Despite Tavares long history of violence, the Romney-led Department of Correction
took no action on recommendations that he be stripped of good time because
of assaults on prison guards in 2003 and 2005, said sources familiar with a state probe into the case."
"Governor Mitt Romney, who touts his conservative credentials to out-of-state Republicans,
has passed over GOP lawyers for three-quarters of the 36 judicial vacancies he has faced,
instead tapping registered Democrats or independents -- including two gay lawyers who
have supported expanded same-sex rights, a Globe review of the nominations has found.
Of the 36 people Romney named to be judges or clerk magistrates, 23 are either registered Democrats
or unenrolled voters who have made multiple contributions to Democratic politicians
or who voted in Democratic primaries, state and local records show.
In all, he has nominated nine registered Republicans, 13 unenrolled voters,
and 14 registered Democrats."
- Boston Globe 7/25/2005
Romney Rewards one of the State's Leading Anti-Marriage Attorneys by Making him a Judge
Romney told the U.S. Senate on June 22, 2004, that the "real threat to the States is not the
constitutional amendment process, in which the states participate,
but activist judges who disregard the law and redefine marriage . . ."
Romney sounds tough but yet he had no qualms advancing the legal career of one
of the leading anti-marriage attorneys. He nominated Stephen Abany to a District Court.
Abany has been a key player in the Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association which,
in its own words, is "dedicated to ensuring that the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision
on marriage equality is upheld, and that any anti-gay amendment or legislation is defeated."
- U.S. Senate testimony by Gov. Mitt Romney, 6/22/2004 P>
"Romney announces he won't fill judicial vacancies before term ends
Despite his rhetoric about judicial activism, Romney announced that
he won't fill all the remaining vacancies during his term - but instead
leave them for his liberal Democrat successor!
Governor Mitt Romney pledged yesterday not to make a flurry of lame-duck
judicial appointments in the final days of his administration . . . David Yas,
editor of Lawyers Weekly, said Romney is "bucking tradition" by resisting the urge to
fill all remaining judgeships. "It is a tradition for governors to use that power to appoint judges
aggressively in the waning moments of their administration," Yas said.
He added that Romney has been criticized for failing to make judicial appointments.
"The legal community has consistently criticized him for not filling open seats quickly enough
and being a little too painstaking in the process and being dismissive of the input of the
Judicial Nominating Commission," Yas said.
- Boston Globe 11/2/2006
No, no. No.
1.) Romney is congentially risk-adverse and will choose a safe running mate.
2.) There is no way, after spending tens of millions of his family’s dough that he will bow out graciously, especially because of #3.
3.) He is philosophically the unPalin, in case you haven’t noticed.
Which gets me to this- people will say Palin is "stupid". I'll ask "why"? They'll reply that it's because she says stupid stuff. I'll ask, "Like what?" They'll inevitably say, "Because she said she could see Russia from her house". I have to remind them that Palin NEVER said that- it was Tina Fey. I think the Left knows that everytime Governor Palin opens her mouth, she gains supporters so they purposely go after things on the periphery, like mocking her Down's Syndrome child, or her daughter, or anything other than policy differences, because they know that when she speaks, she'll eviscerate them.
His best choice would be to choose Paul Ryan, who would be his point-man for budget reform when Romney takes office. H
His best choice would be to choose Paul Ryan, who would be his point-man for budget reform when Romney takes office. H
The most qualified, proven accomplishments, great platform, the perfect candidate to take on Obama. While Mitt is the worst - that's why he was chosen. He ain't going to beat him Barry. He is so weak, barry won't break a sweat defeating him. Mitt will no longer have media protector. And he has nothing to beat him with. NOTHING!
You next dream might be 'what could have been'.
Or mitt could drop out and let Ryan have it...
Mitt just might see the light and realize that the only way to make sure Obama is defeated is to first, choose Sarah as his running mate
You’ve got to quit getting drunk before you go to bed. It screws up your dream cycle big-time. (LOL; just kidding bro.) Listen, I love Sarah Palin to pieces. I was praying that she would be the GOP VP nominee in 2008 before 90% of America ever heard of her. But, she has been so demonized by the media, and the American Electorate, by and large, are dumb enough to believe all the lies, she would not help the Ticket. Now go back to bed and dream of Marco Rubio in the VP spot. And in your dream, the GOP carries Florida, cuts into Obama’s Hispanic vote big-time and the half-white trash currently occupying the White House has to move out. Sweet Dreams!!!
The RINOs hate Palin because she put corrupt Republicans in JAIL as Governor of Alaska. They can’t afford to let her NEAR the White House...
Thanks for giving the Obama Team more campaign fodder. When he gets reelected and, in four years, destroys this great Republic, we will have you, and people like you, who can’t see the big picture, to thank for it. Just trying to figure out how our grandkids will say “Thank you” to you in Mandarin Chinese.
His best choice would be to choose Paul Ryan, who would be his point-man for budget reform when Romney takes office.Certainly a good choice. Certainly one that would signal a serious intent on his main issue: the economy.
Romney could serve two years and a day and then resign.
Palin could then serve 10 years. 2+4+4
She’s not running. Let it go.
> Shes not running. Let it go.
Who are you? Obama’s campaign manager?
The VP is for show because he ain’t winning against Barry.
He is a very weak candidate, chosen because of that. He has NOTHING to debate Barry with. Barry won’t have to break a sweat debating mitt - when they start just showing his performance for a supposed ‘businessman’ as gov in MA - it’s over for him. He’s never been without media support - so all his cushions are pulled from him. He never had a real debate. In the debates he surrounded himself with his protectors and he spoke talking points fashion and the media moderators favored him so he was treated gently. His a POS candidate and when barry starts on him, he will go in stutter mode.
The reason they don’t want her because she would clean house on both sides. Jail for some? You know her rep in Alaska. Corruption doesn’t last long with Sarah around and DC is full of corruption.
DC does not want a conservative - well, one with balls. She is exactly what America needs and that’s why we will never get. It is really over for America. All the so called conservatives caved - just about anyone can be bought. 2010 was a bang up year and approximately 1.5 years we are worse than ever. Mostly now the spirit is lost and it’s not coming back. Politicians cannot be trusted - they will bend when told to bend.
Some of us forget victory at the Presidential level isn`t the objective. The point of nominating Romney is to make inroads into the squishy middle enough to hold onto the House and maybe make gains in the Senate.
As such, Romney is going to select an equally “moderate” and uninspiring running mate. FL`s George LeMieux and MN`s Tim Pawlenty come to mind.
I just heard Herman Cain say he is going to support Romney. I guess he’s an evil RINO now also./s/ I wonder if there’s anybody that isn’t going to hold that title by the time this is over.
I wont be voting for Romney under any circumstance.
What doomed mccain was mccain.
You really think they don’t know about mitt - more than we know. It’s good that she posts it for those who think he can beat Barry and put their hopes in the LIAR.
He is not beating barry - that’s a pipe dream. Voters don’t know the first thing about mitt that’s why they think he can. Let them see what a sleaze he is. A sneeze could take him out.
Let them see the man behind the man behind the millions dollars of attack ads against attacked Newt. They will see he lies ALL the time, backstabs would ever he wants to suit his needs. They will see the scum that he is. There are far too many uninformed voters.
BTW, it was your milt rominy who ran the character assassination on Sarah in 2008. Pay attention, fool.
Romney would never pick Palin for VP, and he would never agree to resign under those circumstances.
Get over it. Dreams aren’t real, as much as you’d like them to be.
Exactly. And what will doom mitt is mitt.
no lesson learned because it’s all by design.
It didn’t take much to destroy America - all safeguards in place by our forefathers hard work and dedication but for political gain they were ignored. 99% of politicians are parasites and mitt, the 1% is a maggot.
Even the best dope won’t cause such a wild hallucination. I am thinking more like purple haze. orange barrel, or window pane.
Sarah will never take the veep spot again, especially for Mitt. Newt or Rick might though. Cain or West would cause the most irritation to the commies, or Cheney.
I think that would be a terrible idea. It might not be illegal but it would certainly not be proper. If Romney wins the Presidency it will be because millions of people voted for him to be president.
No matter how much you or I might prefer Sarah Palin to be President, this would be “bait & switch” plain and simple.
And just as I don’t think riots in the streets will help Obama get re-elected (in fact I think just one big riot by blacks would pretty much doom him to defeat) I certainly don’t think riots in the streets would help a hypothetical President Palin or President Romney.
Sarah Palin was free to run for President, she chose not to. That’s not Mitt Romney’s fault, or Barack Obama or anyone else’s.
Maybe she’ll run in the future, maybe not. It’s her choice to make.
Step away from the absinthe, dude. There are too many holes in this scenario to even contemplate, not least of which is the fact that if Sarah Palin even rode in the same car with Mitt Romney, all she would get out of the deal are fleas.
Talk about your day dreams. This has to top the list.
I’m right on board with this idea, with one minor change: Replace Romney with, oh, I don’t know, Sponge Bob Square Pants.
Ryan would probably be my first choice for President. I am basically a social conservative, but a small government social conservative. I want to elect people who share my values, but who will not attempt to enact them into legislation. If we can just repeal and roll back all the anti-family, anti-faith laws and regulations, I’d be happy with that.
Indeed. Palin would be the equivalent of a political neutron bomb; destroying the entrenched and corrupt politicians, but leaving the building intact. There is a reason she's hated by the elite. They don't want their power base disrupted, even at the expense of the Republic.
Don’t be a baby. Recognizing someone isn’t running doesn’t mean I support Obama.
I don’t think Romney would choose Sarah for VP in a million years. He recently told a meeting of his big-money donors that a brokered convention would mean the risk of giving people like “Sarah Palin and evangelicals” a voice. I’m quite sure he looks down on her. And I believe she has said she wouldn’t take the #2 spot again.
I'm sorry but you're speaking of the team that got sealed divorce records be made public to use against Obama's opponent. They will find worse things than this in which to attack Romney. Things we haven't heard about....yet.
Let's extend this line of thinking a little more.
I was a Perry guy. Keep him as Governor of Texas. He's doing fine right where he is.
Assuming Romney becomes the (R) nominee, he will need to coalesce the base. He must do this convincingly for conservatives and Tea Party to get on board full throttle, not just halfheartedly.
How many of us were enthusiastic about Reagan in 1980 but thought the "Rockefeller Wing" was going to sabotage our chances when he selected GHWBush as his VP? How many of us were somewhat enthusiastic about Quayle, but not so much about GHWBush in 1988? How many of us were enthusiastic about Kemp, not so enthusiastic about Dole in 1996? How many of us were only cautiously supportive of GWBush in 2000, but roared when we learned he'd selected Cheney as his VP?
How does he get us on board? Here's a suggestion:
Run not only with your VP but with your proposed cabinet as well.
Conservatives sometimes have to be reminded that a President is not king. He can't get anything done by dictate. Above all, he must be a quarterback for the team. While a quarterback may sometimes run a ball in to the end zone himself, more often than not he strategically uses the talents of his team mates to move the ball down the field and bring about the win.
Did anyone hear Palin the other night (4/12/2012) on Hannity when asked if she'd consider being Sec'y of Energy? Did you watch her show the following night in place of Greta? Did anyone hear our own FReeper Allen West when interviewed on Hannity (4/11/2012) and asked whether he'd consider being Romney's VP? And BOTH essentially said YES!
Newt has practically conceeded. Are any of these folks any less conservative for facing what are becoming our realities this election cycle?
I have proposed cabinet and administration roles for persons who were Romney's rivals at some point. These are the skill sets we conservatives wanted applied to to the places of government where they'd be most effective. Instead of rivals let's make them team players:
Rick Santorum - Sec'y of HHS
Sarah Palin - Sec'y of Energy + Sec'y of Interior (merge these)
Newt Gingrich - Sec'y of Education
Michelle Bachmann - Attorney General
Herman Cain - Sec'y of Commerce and Head of GSA (merge)
John Bolton - Sec'y of State
John Petraeus - Sec'y of Defense
Ron Paul - Head of Federal Reserve (let the audit begin)
Donald Trump - Head Council of Economic Advisers
Paul Ryan - Head of Office of Management and Budget
Joe Arpaio - Head of FBI, and Homeland Security (merge these)
Dick Cheney - Head of CIA
White House spokesman: Mark Levin
And our own FReeper, Allen West, as VP.
Next: Most of these folks are honed primed and stoked from the recent primary debates. They're all sharp. Nationalize the cabinet selection process as much as the Presidential and Congressional elections.
Release every one of these folks back out onto the the campaign trail with an assignment: tackle in an "in your face" way each of these departments - stage a kick-off news conference in front of each one of them. Challenge the office holders to the equivalent of Lincoln-Douglas style debates allowing each Obama appointed office member to defend their record and their (mis)-management of their public trust.
They won't debate, you say? OK, try some new Rules for Conservative Radicals. Stalk them, dog them with cameras, shame them into the arena, watch the cowards avoid the heat, watch for and exploit their mis-steps, create and run ads based on their failures in office and refusal to be made accountable.
While this is distracting the DNCs resources, Romney can land his own punches on Obama in the same way he's managed to blow away all his opposition in the primaries. Use Romney's well funded strike teams to confound opposition at the grass roots, do what they can to discourage and depress Democratic opposition and their voters.
Face it: if Romney was able to take out his competitors in the primary don't you suppose Obama's hacks could have taken anyone of them out in the general?
Have Romney's boys sew the seeds of hopelessness and dissension in the Obama ranks, emphasise betrayal and failure of Obama to keep 2008 promises. Undermine, destroy and confound the opposition into a confused, ill-directed mass who find themselves fighting on more than one Alinskyized, freeze-the-target Presidential candidate, and instead spending their resources fighting 10+ personalities "running" for cabinet offices.
Who are the "generals" they have to call into a fight like that?
Instead of dividing us with all the endless sniping, let's quit doing the DNC's work for them and work on dividing THEM for a change!
Romney and Netanyahu both began strategic business careers at Boston Consulting Group. Agree with them or disagree with them, but admit that they are patient, long range, strategic thinkers.
One of the things Romney has been able to do in large part is to keep his persona distanced from the decisively well-calculated positioning of opposition to rivals in the primaries. His name-less, face-less cloaked "hit-men" are as effective as any guerrilla force out there, but all that activity is maintained at a plausibly deniable, comfortable, arms-length distance from Romney the candidate. I dare say it puts the likes of Nixon's and Clinton's "opposition research" squads to shame.
Sorry George. Enough of the "kinder-gentler" crap. Tight formations, and "gentlemen's wars" provided the fixed targets that let us destroy the Brtis in our War of Independence.
I can see that machine going to work on Obama and leaving more than just a few lumps. Let's turn the "talents" of Romney's henchmen on to Obama, keep them disciplined, focused, and this side of doing any thing "Watergate," and let them go for the DNC's juggular.
If he's what we've got to work with this time around let's face that fact head on and let's hold his feet to the fire and make our will known as conservatives. If he's smart he'll seek our trust, and appoint many of our cabinet choices. To secure our trust he's going to have to both earn it and maintain it.
He'll go a long and convincing way to doing that by arming, deputizing, and funding the campaign efforts of his "cabinet-in-waiting."
Reminder of why no Robio for VP:
Friday, April 13, 2012 1:55:01 PM · 109 of 142 Agamemnon to no dems
If we hope to ever make any post-Obama era electoral eligibility hay we can't do Rubio. Here's why. Quick look at Wikipedia says this: Marco Antonio Rubio (born May 28, 1971) ... Rubio was born in Miami, Florida, the second son and third child of Mario Rubio (19272010) and Oria Garcia (born 1931). His parents were Cubans who had emigrated to the United States in 1956 and were later naturalized as U.S. citizens in 1975.
Rubio was NOT born to US Citizens in 1971 (although they became so later in 1975), hence hes not NBC by definition. One would have to do a tortured reading of the Constitution to say he is. Not that I dont like him. I love him in fact.
His VP-ness would blow our case re: Obamas NBC status, however. The only exception being that Rubios parents became citizens where Obamas father never did become a US citizen. A technicality though. You need a clean and clearly distinguished pair of candidates from Obama on the NBC question in order to make a post-Obama settling of the score possible.
And with all the investigative apparatus at our disposal, only after Obama leaves office will we ever be able to make this NBC stuff stick.
Fact is if Obama was ever to be declared "illegitimate pretender" we can up-end every piece of legislation he signed and every appointment he ever made -- including Fed judges and USSC appointments. With 3 branches in our control, he'll have no friends left. See where I am going with this?
Don't want to mess that possibility up by running Rubio - he's unable to step into the Presidency of it ever became necessary.
Allen West for VP YES! Marc Robio, NO.
It’s because of these kind of dreams I never eat green chili anything right before I go to bed.
A voice of sanity finally. I agree. You cant polish a turd. Despite Palin as VP (which I think is delusional) I’ll not vote for a Barry mini-me. Its hard to understand why folks here continue to fail to understand this central issue. A vote for ORomney is the same as voting for Barry. There’s NO difference between the 2.
Sarah Palin, nor a resurrected Ronald Reagan, nor any other politician can “save” this country.
“The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.”
No matter who we put into office, we still have this same electorate. Until we the electorate changes, there is little we can do to “take back” the country.
To me, it seems that the reason she is considered stupid is her voice.
It’s not solely because she’s conservative because there are other slanders for conservatives besides the “stupid” label. If the stupid label didn’t stick, liberals would move onto the other labels, such as evil or extremist or zealot.
The chances of that happening are less than me having a DNA match with Obama.
What is the source of this quote please?
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