Skip to comments.'Romney Picks Petraeus for Veep!' Actually, no.But were you electrified by that headline?
Posted on 07/17/2012 5:17:53 AM PDT by bestintxas
Actually, no. Gov. Romney hasn't named his choice for vice president. But were you electrified by that headline? Did it pull you out of your chair, pump up your heart rate and make you believe, for the first time, that Obama's on the ropes and this election is ours to win? I thought so; me, too.
If the talking heads are right (and on rare occasions they are), Romney is playing this decision close to his chest. No one seems to know whose advice, if anyone's, he's seeking. But in the highly unlikely event that he calls me to chat about this, I'd tell him to go big, and to go for General David Petraeus. Here's why:
Petraeus is, quite simply, the most highly-regarded American in public life. Even those who opposed our military actions in Afghanistan and Iraq admire and respect this general. He's so obviously a brilliant, competent man. And he's always come across as low-key and personally modest. By choosing Petraeus as his running-mate, Romney would send out a message to voters that he isn't playing politics as usual; that he wants the most qualified people he can find for his administration -- and that he'll put the varsity team in place to confront a dangerous world.
Choosing the general also would stop the Obama attack team dead in its tracks.
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not a huge fan....
better for Pres. than Romney...
Given the problems he has had running the CIA, nope.
Upon reading that headline, I felt alarmed, not electrified, sorry to say.
Gen. Petraeus has referred to himself as a “Rockefeller Republican,” two words that would give chills up the spine of most conservatives.
Granted, Romney could do worse, but he could do better.
If Romney wants a former military man, I’d rather see him pick Congressman West.
It’s not 2007.
It’s not a Bush do-over.
Rightly or wrongly, the Iraq adventure is not remembered fondly in the US today.
Let’s move forward — Petraeus may be a fine man, but he would be seen as a step back.
Roberts was cnsidered a conservative USSC Justice until a few weeks ago, but he is a fully owned subsidiary of the leftist freaks.
Consider that the leftist freaks called Petraius “General Betray-us” for months and THEN put him in charge of the CIA.
Have to figure the Hussein Heads own him, too.
Considering that he’s letting Hillary dump on the CIA right now, no.
that there is a great endorsement - pick a man who worries the Chinese - and Putin
I’d also be OK with Hayden
Both brilliant men, and patriots
Either one would be most reassuring as part of our national team war with Iran begins
It will be time to fire/replace *ALL* the ‘Rat employees in January.
Bush reached across the aisle and it cost us many, many military casualties because he left our domestic enemies in office.
To the headline: nope.
“’Romney Picks Petraeus for Veep!’ Actually, no.But were you electrified by that headline?”
Is there some reason that I should be “electrified”?
Where does Petraeus stand on ending baseline budgeting, cutting the federal budget by over 40%, eliminating whole departments of government, deporting illegal invaders, returning power to states not given to the feds, Fair Tax vs. flat tax, standards for nominating federal judges, repealing ObummerCare, Medipill, and other intrusions into health care and allowing the market to work instead, repealing No Child Left Standing, repealing “voter rights” legislation, etc., etc., etc.?
Without knowing their stands on the issues, how could anyone be “electrified” by Petraeus, Condeleeza Rice, or any other rabbit Romney might pull out of the hat?
Nope....Allen West or Jim DeMint
No, it didn’t electrify me at all.
Anyone who would accept a major national security post in this “administration” would raise an eyebrow of suspicion.
How do we know Petraeus isn’t a democrat in the Joe Sestak or Wesley Clark mold?
agreed on West...
I would also agree to Rubio as he is a vote getter in the hispanic community and , except for his dream act BS....much more conservative than Mittens...
Not electrified at all. That would be very disappointing. If Romney doesn’t pick a solid conservative that is VERY unlike himself, he will not get my vote, period.
Mitt’s campaign is nothing but warmed over McCain mush. It ain’t going anywhere, it is all show. Politics and politicians can not ‘fix’ the problems in the White House.
Never forget, they enabled this:
“Barack Obama, an illegal President, a stolen Social Security Number, a forged birth certificate, a forged Selective Service registration.”
I don’t see him picking a conservative at all. I hope I am wrong, but Romeny doesn’t want to share the glory with the VP. I think he’d pick Biden if he had his way so the contrast between the 2 might make Romeny look better.
SEE: Afghanistan facts: rules of engagement for allied troopsinsane
By Michael M. O'Brien
Imagine youre a soldier in Afghanistan and you see an insurgent in the act of laying a roadside bomb. You may have lost a buddy to an IED. You capture the perp, but then your commander tells you to release him because there is no immediate threat to life.
Sounds insane doesnt it? If you came home and told your family and friends, theyd think you were crazy. Who could blame them? But its not a joke. Its happening in Afghanistan right now, and has been for a while.
On April 16, 2011, I wrote about how American soldiers in Afghanistan are being ordered to release insurgents they capture in the act of planting IEDs, because there isnt enough evidence to make a legal case stick in court. Whos talking about court? Were at war, but lawyers are running the show in combat now as much as senior officers.
An article in The Telegraph on July 10, 2011 tells a similar story of how this insanity has permeated into the other allied armies, in this case the UKs. This policy takes political correctness to new levels. (Every time I think Ive seen it all, PC throws a curveball and surprises me again!) Based on empirical evidence, political correctness leads to actions and decisions that are contrary to rational thought and behavior, such as this stupid policy not to blow to pieces the scum whos planting an IED intended to kill our soldiers.
It stands to reason, therefore, that political correctness is insane. The really sad part is that policies like this are executed by officers whose primary concern should be the safety of their soldiers, but who dont have the courage to tell their bosses to pound sand.
If the story of modern day rules of engagement linked above isnt bad enough, another story in the MailOnline on July 5, 2001 tells of a British soldier who was captured and then shot in the back of the head by the Taliban, the same guys who plant IEDs and are then released to kill another day. Hey, hes just a soldier. Hes not important. Who cares about his family and those who loved him and waved goodbye as he left to fight this ten year old war? Politics and profits are more important, and the marching drumbeat of political correctness.
David Petraeus proved to everyone that his counter-insurgency doctrine was a complete failure in Afghanistan. (More American soldiers in Afghanistan have died since Barack Hussein Obama became president than all the years prior.)
As his reward, David Petraeus has been promoted to head the CIA, where he can spend all the money he wants without any accountability like he did in Iraq. Instead of destroying the Taliban we are now going to hold hands with them, the same guys who are killing allied soldiers. Were now inviting them to the peace table, just like we did the North Vietnamese when we asked them to join us in Paris. But it appears the Taliban dont like talking peace. They like killing people, like those they killed last week at the hotel in Kabul.
When will we learn that in war there is only victor and vanquished, winner and a loser? (Obama doesnt like the word victory. Its too strong, too harsh, too warlike for his immense intellect and sensitivities.) Only after the conflict is over can there be reconciliation and rebuilding, but not while the conflict is engaged, not while its in progress. It must be fought to a conclusion one way or the other, and then negotiations can begin after the fighting is over.
Petraeus ticked me off when he went after a private citizen for exercising his right to free speech, when he went after the Florida Koran-burning Pastor.
Nope. Petraeus is a self-promoting gas bag who seems to know to get out just before things go sour.