Skip to comments.Has Romney Already Chosen Portman for VP?
Posted on 07/05/2012 9:33:47 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romneys search for a running mate is allegedly entering its final phase, and establishment Republican Ohio Senator Rob Portman is believed to be at the top of the list. Portman has campaigned repeatedly with Romney, and he is flying to New Hampshire this week where the Romney family is vacationing to appear at a Republican fund-raiser.
Portman continues to garner plaudits from the establishment media, but most importantly, he is the clear favorite of many establishment Republican insiders.
As The New York Times observed, he [Portman] is among a select breed of politicians who have a keen and deep understanding of the inner workings of government. And to the big government Republicans who were Portmans colleagues in the George W. Bush administration and the House under Speaker Dennis Hastert, this makes him not just a safe choice, but the best choice.
Portman, who was elected to the Senate in 2010 after representing the Cincinnati area in the House for 12 years, has been around Washington for some 30 years. He may be unknown to many Republicans across the country, but in Washington -- where he worked in both Bush administrations -- he is the ultimate insider. He's also the ultimate Bush Republican.
In addition to working in both Bush administrations, Portman campaigned hard for George W. Bush in 2000, dogging Senator John McCain across Ohio, crashing McCain campaign events and contributing mightily to Ws victory in Ohio.
As the Budget Director of the George W. Bush administration, Portman became an acknowledged expert on the federal budget. Indeed, as a newly elected senator, Portman pulled out his own charts and graphs on the Senate floor to analyze the nations rising deficits and its then-debt of $15 trillion.
But Portmans problem on spending is not his knowledge of the budget, it is his failure to actually do anything to end the deficits and debt that are destroying the American dream we just celebrated on the 4th of July.
Portman, like many establishment Republicans, comes across as a basically conservative Main Street Ohio politician -- but hes no Bob Taft.
If Republicans want to defeat President Obama, and in the process get America off the road to economic disaster, they must reject the big government Republicanism that led the Republican Party to its defeats in 2006 and 2010.
Mitt Romney claims that he is a Washington outsider who was not part of those Republican disasters. If thats true, he will certainly choose a conservative boat rocker like Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal or Jim DeMint, not the chief architect of George W. Bushs budget deficit disasters.
Well she certainly looks excited to be standing next to Hillary.
I can see the banners now:
ROMNEYCANOE AND PORTMAN TOO!
Is anyone surprised?
So, all of the soldiers, sailors and airmen who thought Patton and Marshall were superior leaders over Eisenhower should have gone AWOL instead of fighting the Nazis when Eisenhower was named Supreme Allied Commander in Europe?
You are talking about men who loved and served our country, I’m talking about a man with NO military background but sought out four draft deferments, and his 5 boys and none have served and neither did his father.
They TAKE from America and all she has to offer has done NOTHING FOR America. Patriotism is zippo w/the Romney’s w/their appearance of “that’s someone else’s job they do FOR THEM.” Bunch of faggots!
If you believe that serving in the military is the only way to serve your country then you are beyond hope.
The primaries are over. The forces of conservatism could not produce a candidate that could beat Romney. Now, there is only one practical and legal way to remove Obama from office and that is to elect Romney. Period.
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