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. :-)
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?
Nominate a loser in the hopes that he will help down ticket candidates doesn't sound like a winning strategy to me.
We need new definitions and terms. Yes, there are RINOS. But, there are differences between those that aren’t loyal Republicans. They don’t all stray from the Party in the same way or to the same degree.
Sigh... What happened to all the sane people who used to post here?
It was from a commentator in the Czech Republic. I’m not sure what his name is, though.
Your plan has as much chance of happening as me being coronated king of Sweden. Why would Romney put people in his cabinet with whom he has profound political disagreement? Why would they accept a position in the cabinet of a man with whom they disagree and in many cases, do not like? These people know that once Romney is elected that they would have absolutely no influence over him. Romney didn’t campaign to have his political enemies run the show.
“I just heard Herman Cain say he is going to support Romney. I guess hes an evil RINO now also./s/ I wonder if theres anybody that isnt going to hold that title by the time this is over.”
I’ve seen several threads this morning with the usual (and accurate) information about Obama’s anti-military/anti-capitalist/anti-American positions, lengthy enemies list, etc. Makes me wonder why anyone bothers since it’s been determined that no matter what Obama does, Romney’s worse.
I have been a Palin supporter since she walked out in Dayton in 2008.
But I must ask you, in all seriousness: WTF have you been drinking?
Disgusting isn’t it?!
The McCain/Palin ticket was up ++4 to 10 pts in some polls, days prior to Election 2008...
I hear that bandied about a lot lately but I do not remember any such polls prior to the election. One of the polls had a "dead heat" a week or so prior but none of the major polls ever had McCain/Palin 4-10 points ahead.
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