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Romney: I Will Pick A Conservative Running Mate
RCP Video ^ | 7-18-2012 | RCP transcript

Posted on 07/18/2012 5:28:41 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot

During a Bowling Green, Ohio, town hall on Wednesday, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney assured a tea party supporter that his pick for VP will be "a conservative," and responded quickly to an "angry mom" who called the president a "monster" that he wouldn't use that term.

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1 posted on 07/18/2012 5:28:46 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot
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To: Sir Napsalot

He considers himself a severe Conservative. I would not get my hopes up too much.


2 posted on 07/18/2012 5:30:11 PM PDT by Ingtar ("As the light begins to fade in the city on the hill")
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To: Sir Napsalot

Etch a Sketch is re-setting!
Freegards
LEX


3 posted on 07/18/2012 5:33:00 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Sir Napsalot

Hopefully, the pick won’t be as severe as him.


4 posted on 07/18/2012 5:33:09 PM PDT by sagar
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To: Ingtar

I think it’s going to be Rubio.


5 posted on 07/18/2012 5:33:43 PM PDT by Signalman
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What a lame comment Mittster. Who ELSE would you pick besides a true conservative, genius?


6 posted on 07/18/2012 5:34:22 PM PDT by NoRedTape
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To: Signalman

I think it won’t be.


7 posted on 07/18/2012 5:34:41 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Sir Napsalot

I have been on record as late as this week that I thought it would be a governor that he picked.

Now I think all the ducks are lining up behind Rubio.

I’m such a sure and steady guy.


8 posted on 07/18/2012 5:35:38 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: Sir Napsalot

2012: Romney quickly responded to an “angry mom” who called the president a “monster” that he wouldn’t use that term.

2008: McCain yank the mic away from an older woman, after she called him “an Arab” that she “couldn’t trust.” - McCain: “He is a decent person and a person that you do not have to be scared about as President of the United States. If I didn’t think I would be one heck of a better president I wouldn’t be running.”


9 posted on 07/18/2012 5:36:43 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike
Perhaps Romney meant he would call him worse. Romney is not McCain.
10 posted on 07/18/2012 5:40:11 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Bigtigermike

He should have said, I wouldn’t use that term, I’d prefer communist. But then, we’d be splitting hairs now wouldn’t we?”


11 posted on 07/18/2012 5:40:57 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Bigtigermike

apples and oranges....Romney later told the woman she had every right to be angry...


12 posted on 07/18/2012 5:42:20 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: Bigtigermike

Monster is a pretty tame word, the old lady should hear what I call Obama.

Traitor is one of the better ones.


13 posted on 07/18/2012 5:42:55 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Scott from the Left Coast
Now I think all the ducks are lining up behind Rubio.

No, all the ducks from insiders, according to ABC news last month, said that the RINO Rubio was not being vetted. Then their story became a flap, so of course Mittens said Rubio "is being vetted."

14 posted on 07/18/2012 5:43:19 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Bigtigermike

It would be very unwise for Romney to call him a monster or seem to be doing so by agreeing.

That is the red meat the MSM is waiting for to go 24/7 with Romney not having a Presidential temperament...or worse, starting the racist drumbeat pounding. Romney doesn’t need to make any gaffs - as Obama has made huge gaffs in the past week alone. Anything by Romney that will get Obama’s own words our of the headlines and the commentaries is not helpful.

He doesn’t need to do that...because it is stupid to do it and it adds absolutely nothing of value.


15 posted on 07/18/2012 5:43:47 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: Sir Napsalot

SARAH PALIN.

Just saying... :)


16 posted on 07/18/2012 5:43:55 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

how about romney calls him EVIL!....
http://www.wnd.com/2012/07/michael-savage-obama-most-evil-president-ever/?cat_orig=politics


17 posted on 07/18/2012 5:45:28 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Signalman

Jindal.


18 posted on 07/18/2012 5:46:35 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Red Steel

Well, just my own opinion and nothing more, but I suspect that the ABC story was invented - a misdirection by accident - by ABC just to start lips flapping. Since it was the first thing out of the box on the VP, Romney responded to it.

Anyway, it’s all just guesswork at this point...and as I say, I seem to be all over the place on this one.


19 posted on 07/18/2012 5:46:35 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: Scott from the Left Coast

He just should not have addressed it at all. Simply answered the question and ignored the monster comment.


20 posted on 07/18/2012 5:46:59 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Sir Napsalot; Finny; Jim Robinson

Regardless of who he picks, I WILL NOT VOTE FOR ROMNEY to be POTUS. Even IF he did pick a true conservative, which I doubt, I would just lose respect for the “conservative” and still won’t vote for Romney.

GOP Establishment.....GET A CLUE....my vote can only be secured by dumping Romney and getting somone more conservative to be the nominee. IF Sarah Palin couldn’t help McCain win (and by comparison Romney makes McCain look like a rock rib conservative), then why would a conservative like Palin help Romney? They won’t, and I will not drink Romney Cyanide Koolaid.

I have voted for EVERY GOP nominee for POTUS in the general election since 1976. However, this time the GOP has strayed too far for me to follow.

I WILL VOTE FOR conservative Republicans in the House and Senate and other “down ticket” positions. However, nothing can get me to support Romney. I WILL vote third party to send a message and to ensure that IF Romney or Obama win...they won’t have a large mandate. Also, IF enough conservative Republicans can increase their numbers in the House and get control of the Senate. THEN we can negate Obama’s destruction of the country....maybe even impeach him for exceeding the powers of the executive branch. However, Romney’s election will negate any House or Senate gains, and when he does foolish things, which he will, the bulk of them WILL NOT OPPOSE HIM WHEN THEY SHOULD BECAUSE OF “PARTY LOYALTY.” That is NOT a risk I will take. I guess I only trust House and Senate GOP members when either they oppose a liberal/dictator Democrat like Obama, or when there is a REAL conservative Republican as POTUS.


21 posted on 07/18/2012 5:47:15 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Signalman

That would open up such a lovely Constitutional can of worms...


22 posted on 07/18/2012 5:47:23 PM PDT by Ingtar ("As the light begins to fade in the city on the hill")
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To: Sir Napsalot

I still think Romney is trying to get Governor Jerry Brown to be his running mate.


23 posted on 07/18/2012 5:47:28 PM PDT by Tau Food (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: Sir Napsalot

it will be an etch a sketch “conservative”. Christie, rubio, and jindal are out. Now some mumbles about portman out, which leaves pawlenty, mcdonnell.


24 posted on 07/18/2012 5:48:53 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Red Steel
Some people think Santorum is Conservative. Pick may be a split decision.
25 posted on 07/18/2012 5:49:23 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Too many thinking Freepers have left the building...)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
SARAH PALIN.

Mitt's Mormon. It won't be a woman.

26 posted on 07/18/2012 5:54:09 PM PDT by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$ or PETA.)
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To: Sola Veritas

ditto....word for word


27 posted on 07/18/2012 5:54:17 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: TornadoAlley3

2012 - Romney: Obama is a nice guy but he is a little over his head


28 posted on 07/18/2012 5:54:31 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: SCalGal

It will be if I have a say.

:D


29 posted on 07/18/2012 5:55:38 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

It will be nice if Romney keeps his word. I’d like to have one conservative on the ticket.


30 posted on 07/18/2012 5:56:34 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Ingtar
He considers himself a severe Conservative. I would not get my hopes up too much.

This. It's like having Michael Moore rhapsodizing on the topic of his favorite weight loss program.

31 posted on 07/18/2012 5:57:35 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: TornadoAlley3
"Jindal."

Great conservative, but not a NBC...

32 posted on 07/18/2012 5:57:48 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: Pollster1
Not hoping TOO MUCH.

But a very strong willed capital-C Conservative. At least.

33 posted on 07/18/2012 6:00:35 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Venturer
"Traitor is one of the better ones."

For a one-word description, I prefer,

"Saboteur"


34 posted on 07/18/2012 6:02:18 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Communist is a synonym for monster.

He could also substitute “Lady GaGa” for monster too.


35 posted on 07/18/2012 6:02:37 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Governor Romney, I beg you to choose someone who is without doubt or controversy a Natural Born Citizen.

Please represent me by choosing someone who was born here on American soil to parents who were both American citizens at the time of your VP pick's birth. And has the paperwork to prove it, just like the rest of us.

It's the only way I'll vote for you.

Please, sir, do not make this controversial or for the sake of political expediency or political correctness.

We've had more than enough of that, now we need some healing. Can you please do that for us or are you here to rip us apart like the rest of them?

36 posted on 07/18/2012 6:06:22 PM PDT by GBA (To understand what is happening to America and why, read The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn)
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To: sagar
Hopefully, the pick won’t be as severe as him.

Most likely he'll pick a "conservative" which is to the right of him. Perhaps Susan Collins. Maybe Olympia Snowe. Certainly not a John Boehner - he would be far too "conservative" for Mittens.

37 posted on 07/18/2012 6:06:40 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: Bigtigermike

Yeah, why do our guys have absolutely no balls whatsoever?!?

I really hate milktoast.

If anything this puts Jesus’ quotes about why he vomits out the lukewarm people into context. I already understood it, but this kind of stuff really crystallizes why He feels that way. Of course He is talking in a faith context, not political, but there’s values and principles behind governing philosophies and being direct and clear.


38 posted on 07/18/2012 6:07:09 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Signalman

That is not my preference, but Rubio is my prediction.


39 posted on 07/18/2012 6:08:11 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: kevcol; Sola Veritas

Not voting will be the cause of Obama getting in..............Remember evil triumphs when good men (or women) do nothing.

It is sad to see you roll over any play dead instead of voting out Obama and then taking on the GOP to do right.

If Obama is re elected it won’t be the stupid cattle mentality folks of the left I will blame but it will be the do nothings on the right.. I WANT this “Abort them until birth man voted out of office” and I ask you to please reconsider........Please


40 posted on 07/18/2012 6:08:11 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: TornadoAlley3

“Perhaps Romney meant he would call him worse. Romney is not McCain.”

yeah... Mitt’s more liberal.


41 posted on 07/18/2012 6:08:51 PM PDT by libdestroyer
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To: riri

Then the MSM press would be calling on Romney to “condemn” the monster word used by the lady in the audience. Now, they cannot and the attention can focus on “Obama = monster”...not calling Romney out about it. Good play, IMO.


42 posted on 07/18/2012 6:11:10 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: blueyon
Please..

No Thank You.

I and many others will never vote for Romney. Flame, Shame, Blame or Beg..it ain't gonna happen.

43 posted on 07/18/2012 6:18:59 PM PDT by montanajoe
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To: blueyon

blueyon: Not voting will be the cause of Obama getting in..............Remember evil triumphs when good men (or women) do nothing.

It is sad to see you roll over any play dead instead of voting out Obama and then taking on the GOP to do right.

If Obama is re elected it won’t be the stupid cattle mentality folks of the left I will blame but it will be the do nothings on the right.. I WANT this “Abort them until birth man voted out of office” and I ask you to please reconsider........Please


Right On Blueyon. Shout it from the Rooftops.

There is NO comparison between O and Romney. NONE.

Romney IS a conservative when compared to O.

4 more years of O will be the end of this country.

4 years of Romney - we will survive.


44 posted on 07/18/2012 6:22:21 PM PDT by TexMom7
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To: Sola Veritas
I WILL vote third party to send a message and to ensure that IF Romney or Obama win...they won’t have a large mandate.

Do you honestly think Obama and the Chicago communists will care if they don't have a mandate? LOL!

If he gets in. It's over. Period.

Romney was my very last choice. And he (and the Boston wimps) still drive me nuts at times. But I will crawl over broken glass to vote out Obama. Romney just happens to be not Obama.
45 posted on 07/18/2012 6:23:42 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: Sir Napsalot

And whose definition of conservative will he rely on?


46 posted on 07/18/2012 6:33:40 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson)
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To: Sola Veritas

Word for word except my first vote was for Regan’s first term.


47 posted on 07/18/2012 6:34:16 PM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: Lady Heron

Oops ...second term.


48 posted on 07/18/2012 6:35:23 PM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: libdestroyer

49 posted on 07/18/2012 6:35:48 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: montanajoe
“I and many others will never vote for Romney. Flame, Shame, Blame or Beg..it ain't gonna happen.”
__________________________________________________

What a pathetic loser. Your guy doesn't win the primary, so you're going to have a little fit and not vote. Yeah, that'll show 'em! Not! Obama thanks idiots like you for helping him win a possible reelection.

And for the record, I would never beg a dumbsh*t like you for anything.

50 posted on 07/18/2012 6:44:40 PM PDT by Artcore
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