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Mitt Romney announcing VP pick at the USS Wisconsin (home state of Paul Ryan)
Washington Examiner ^ | 10 August 2012 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 08/10/2012 8:54:25 PM PDT by moonshot925

“Romney will announce his choice for Vice President in Norfolk, Virginia at 8:45am EST,” Romney campaign spokesman Lenny Alcivar told reporters in an email this evening.

The announcement is being made at the USS Wisconsin. It’s still unclear whom he will choose, but the odds that it is Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., seemed to increase when National Review’s Robert Costa noted that a charter plane flew from Boston to Ryan’s hometown of Janesville, Wis., today.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 2012veep; mittromney; paulryan; romney; romneyryan; ryan2012; ryanvp; virginia; vp; vpryan; wisconsin
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To: steve86

But what about the Republican vote ???

How will that be effected ???


151 posted on 08/10/2012 10:25:48 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Jake8898

Correct on everything you said. Rubio was the no-brainer. This is the wrong choice unless he is keeping Rubio in Congress for a reason. But he would have been a slam dunk for the Latino vote and picking up Florida.


152 posted on 08/10/2012 10:26:36 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big. Vote Newt!)
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To: jneesy
Here we go!!!!
153 posted on 08/10/2012 10:27:04 PM PDT by CurlyBill (1-20-13 can't get here fast enough!)
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To: Yaelle

Well, the truth is, if you are in a battleground state, vote the heck for Romney. Period. You can’t believe in constitutional America and do otherwise.
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Exactly, it’s amazing how many simpletons there are that are incapable of comprehending the concept of electoral politics.


154 posted on 08/10/2012 10:27:27 PM PDT by JohnKinAK
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To: kabar
If the choice is Ryan, it demonstrates to me that Romney is serious about addressing the perils that confront this nation.

Good point. Ryan will have to articulate his positions to the average voter and 'connect well' with them. The average American really doesn't understand, in my opinion, that Obama is trying to destroy the country and what the eventual consequences of our debt and unfunded liabilities are.

God Bless Paul Ryan. Pray for America and defeat of Obama.

155 posted on 08/10/2012 10:27:50 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: peggybac
I agree! Great looking family.

I believe that Paul Ryan is a great choice for VP as well... generally a conservative outlook in most areas, and is not labelled as pro-amnesty, like Rubio would have been... plus Rubio has been spouting off & pandering to the leftist media in his attacks on Michelle Bachmann. I think Rubio would have been a flaming RINO, and the dems would destroy him.

156 posted on 08/10/2012 10:28:49 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: steve86

They do it every election anyway! They made Paul Ryan the poster child of 2010 and got their brains beat in!

Fighting like a coward (Dole/McCain) is a loser! Standing up for what you believe wins! (Reagan).


157 posted on 08/10/2012 10:30:10 PM PDT by jb729
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To: steve86
But I still believe he will lose many more votes than he will gain.

Disagree. The contrast between Ryan and Biden will be immense. Ryan will destroy him in the VP debate. And Ryan's competence and articulateness will serve Romnye well on the hustings. I can remember vividly how Ryan challenged Obama directly when Obama met with Congress on the budget. Ryan demonstrated what an empty suit Obama really is.

158 posted on 08/10/2012 10:31:09 PM PDT by kabar
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To: marygonzo

[ I like Ryan. I don’t like romney. I will stay home but the future is bright. ]

So you are not even going to vote in down ticket races? That doesn’t make much sense to me at all.


159 posted on 08/10/2012 10:33:04 PM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: kabar

Exactly!! The socialist is currently hiding the idiot!!


160 posted on 08/10/2012 10:33:04 PM PDT by CurlyBill (1-20-13 can't get here fast enough!)
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To: steve86

How do they bash Ryan’s budget? All Romney/Ryan have to do is say, “Where’s your budget?!”

They’ll get steamrolled just like 2010. Ryan won a moderate district 67-30. They love him! Women like him! He’s a strong family man and very personable.

Fantastic selection!


161 posted on 08/10/2012 10:34:15 PM PDT by jb729
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To: rcrngroup
I remember how impressed I was with Ryan during the 'Economic Summit,' and how ticked off Obama looked as Ryan was obviously spot on. Ryan has a way of articulating that makes you feel, "Well, there's no arguing that."

Can't wait for the VP debate!

162 posted on 08/10/2012 10:37:10 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: jb729

You make a great point that Republicans should be shouting. When in history have we been without a budget? The socialists cannot defend this... they had the votes for the first two years of Hussein’s tyranny. Why is this not a daily topic of discussion????


163 posted on 08/10/2012 10:38:53 PM PDT by CurlyBill (1-20-13 can't get here fast enough!)
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To: moonshot925; All

Rubio is a better choice and the preferred choice from several GOP polls. Ryan would be an easy target, though a great conservative. If he is it, he would be good regardless, just think Rubio would be slightly better and not a lightning rod.

Regardless, it looks almost certain that he’s it with the charter flight etc.


164 posted on 08/10/2012 10:39:03 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: tcrlaf
Sorry, you don’t HAVE the choice of staying home this time, if you give a damn about the future of this country.

I refuse to vote for another country club RINO at the top of the ticket. I do give a damn about the future of this country... But not enough to waste my vote on a country club liberal like Romney. No matter who his running mate is.

165 posted on 08/10/2012 10:39:31 PM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: kabar
The contrast between Ryan and Biden will be immense. Ryan will destroy him in the VP debate.

True but considering no one watches the VP debate and a changed vote because of it would be a real rarity, I don't think it matters.

166 posted on 08/10/2012 10:40:52 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: Tennessee Nana
But what about the Republican vote ???

I isn't just Democrats who are concerned about student loans and health care when they get old (I am not defending that point of view -- just saying people vote on issues that cost them money or cause them fear).

167 posted on 08/10/2012 10:44:03 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: steve86

I dont know what you are talking about..

Just enjoy the moment...

Willard didnt choose a carbon copy of himself...


168 posted on 08/10/2012 10:46:26 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: untwist

Good choice but in reality nobody votes for the VP. Maybe this will get more of the base to the polls, though.


169 posted on 08/10/2012 10:48:24 PM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepubli224%2C1)
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To: NYRepublican72
I refuse to vote for another country club RINO at the top of the ticket. I do give a damn about the future of this country... But not enough to waste my vote on a country club liberal like Romney. No matter who his running mate is.

You are not a tactician or warrior. I am not a big fan of Romney either, but you have to take a tactical approach to this. Our first order of business (and our most important) is getting the socialist out of the White House. The battle with the RINOs comes later. I want to save this country for my kids... not tell them to move somewhere else because we allowed Hussein to win because we wanted to make a point with RINOs. That... would be an embarrassing legacy.

170 posted on 08/10/2012 10:48:28 PM PDT by CurlyBill (1-20-13 can't get here fast enough!)
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To: CurlyBill

ryan vs biden in a debate....worth the price of admission


171 posted on 08/10/2012 10:55:09 PM PDT by jneesy (rough seas make skillful sailors)
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To: kabar

I disagree that the presidential election is about economy, jobs, etc. It has become a popularity contest where votes are cast for the flavor of the moment. The 10% percent we need to win are political and historical ignorants who hear only the soundbites. They KNOW Ryan wants to push granny of the cliff and will listen to reason no further.

I love Paul Ryan’s ideas but I’m informed, you’re informed, the middling 10% are goddamned idiots!!!!


172 posted on 08/10/2012 10:56:06 PM PDT by Jake8898
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To: lightman
I’m breathing a sigh of relief as Pennsylvania slips from the radar as a battleground state and the focues shifts to OH and MI.

Since Oct 10' I have been saying Watch Michigan, thanky you.....

173 posted on 08/10/2012 11:00:46 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: CurlyBill

At the very least, Repubs should have counters on websites showing when the last budget was passed.


174 posted on 08/10/2012 11:02:24 PM PDT by PghBaldy (VP pick supposedly at 8:45 am ET. 12 August 2012 Norfolk, VA.)
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To: snarkytart

The key point is that the running mate choice says a lot about what candidate Romney will define as the key foundation of his campaign. Obama picked Biden as the ‘grown-up’ up on the ticket. This choice has been an unmitigated disaster.

Romney has picked Ryan as a serious, ideological conservative who is relevant now and is very relevant as we move into the future. This is a great choice for now and the future. This ticket looks serious in comparison to the Obama/Biden ticket, which looks unserious, incompetent and silly. I really like the contrast.


175 posted on 08/10/2012 11:03:25 PM PDT by untwist
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To: snarkytart

The key point is that the running mate choice says a lot about what candidate Romney will define as the key foundation of his campaign. Obama picked Biden as the ‘grown-up’ up on the ticket. This choice has been an unmitigated disaster.

Romney has picked Ryan as a serious, ideological conservative who is relevant now and is very relevant as we move into the future. This is a great choice for now and the future. This ticket looks serious in comparison to the Obama/Biden ticket, which looks unserious, incompetent and silly. I really like the contrast.


176 posted on 08/10/2012 11:03:32 PM PDT by untwist
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To: All

I will support Ryan, but is Ryan a person that can credibly counter the Mediscare etc. that will come on? Hope so. I am sorry, but Ryan is the DREAM VP pick for the Obama campaign!

Love the guy and think he would be a great VP.....but I admit that does worry me.


177 posted on 08/10/2012 11:04:03 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: CurlyBill

What good is voting for Romney in New York going to do anyway. The fact of the matter is that my vote down the line won’t matter in this liberal hell hole. My Congresscriter is an entrenched liberal and there’s no way the idiots in this state jettison the Gillibrand in the Senate race.

So the question boils down to the following: is standing with a RINO in a state where he’ll lose by 20 points worth jury duty. At the end of the day, the answer is no.

I’ve campaigned for Bush despite some reservations. I held my nose and voted for McLame. I refuse to vote for another RINO. Enough is enough already.


178 posted on 08/10/2012 11:04:40 PM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

I am pretty much sold at this point. BTW.....it’s in Virginia at the USS Wisconsin.

There is NO WAY it’s anybody but Ryan. The plane and location confirms it.

I will eat liver tomorrow if it’s not. And I hate that.....


179 posted on 08/10/2012 11:05:55 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: greatvikingone
Ryan is a great choice because he is Catholic - he can talk economics and freedom of religion!

Think common sense "Macomb County Democrats, AKA "The Reagan Democrats", think what Oboingo did to Freedom or Religion and contract law with the Sibillius Mandate.

Catholics and the Church are pissed, and they are looking for all this to end. Having a Catholic on the Ticket can't hurt. WI, OH, MI and PA IMHO are in serious play....

180 posted on 08/10/2012 11:07:36 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Tennessee Nana

“Sounds like hes the unRomney...
Hes everything Romney is not...
Hes a proven Conservative”

Yes, he’s a threat to Romney so Romney gets him and his austere budget plans out of the House and sticks him in the VP office never to be heard from again. Romney gets rid of Ryan and also gets conservative votes because he chose him It’s a win win for Romney and we lose Ryan trying to save the country from disaster.


181 posted on 08/10/2012 11:08:50 PM PDT by Marcella (PREPARE)
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To: Tennessee Nana
"His selection would make Medicare and the House budget the issue, not the economy." -- From the WSJ article posted in another thread.

That's what I was talking about.

Have a good weekend.

182 posted on 08/10/2012 11:14:35 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: jb729
So what? They play that card every election! We finally have someone who can articulate our position on how to fix it!

The Adults are in the House. The serious conversations can begin. Remember, Alice Rivlen Slick's Budget gal, eons ago she liked what Paul is doing. This kinda puts Slick back on his heels credibility wise as they plan on using him more..

183 posted on 08/10/2012 11:17:40 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: steve86
That is a bunch of crap. Even those on transfer payments, the largest being Social Security, KNOW that the program is unsustainable. They have children and grandchildren too.

Ryan is incredibly articulate and easily explains how and why we need to change entitlements. He also gives credible and fairly pain free ways of doing so.

184 posted on 08/10/2012 11:30:04 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: CaptainK
Is there a candidate they wouldn’t demonize?

Of course they would (and will) because they are worthless liars. I didn't mean Ryan was a bad choice on that account. He is an outstanding choice based on competence, intelligence, character, and appearance. He will make mincemeat of blowhard Biteme. If it's an accurate report, I wonder why it was leaked early?

185 posted on 08/10/2012 11:30:17 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Rommey is much more likely to pull a Reagan than O’Bummer,

Probably won’t, but O’Bummer certainly won’t!


186 posted on 08/10/2012 11:33:10 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: treetopsandroofs

Can someone please summarize what’s really, really bad about Ryan?

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

I like him a lot. However, here are some downsides:

1) The ticket will be defined by the media and by Democrats as two, slick-haired, tight-collared, ultra-white rich Northern males who want to exploit blacks, Hispanics, women, elderly, and the young by giving tax cuts to the rich white Northern males like themselves. In short, a Romney-Ryan ticket takes away none of the Left’s main talking points, and, in fact only enhances them.

2) We have to win Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia if we are to oust Obama. I don’t know if Ryan helps in any of those states. He may, however, as others have correctly noted, bring Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, and possibly Pennsylvania into play, but that is rolling the dice by spreading our side pretty thin in more states instead of focusing on fewer key ones. Think of the electoral vote instead of the popular vote.

3) He can be painted, unfairly or not, as a Congressional leader at a time when Congressional popularity is extremely low. Guilt by association.


187 posted on 08/10/2012 11:33:25 PM PDT by Eccl 10:2 (Prov 3:5 --- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding")
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To: NYRepublican72

Disagree. That is a surrender mentality. I am in Maryland, so I am in a very similar situation, but I consider myself an operative behind enemy lines. People in blue states value free stuff over freedom. Maryland went for Reagan in 1980 and we elected Republican Bob Ehrlich as Governor 2002 despite long odds. There are other elections down ticket... and yet mention jury duty? Really? I’ve served on three juries, and almost got into a fist fight in one case. I RELISH fights with liberals. Jury duty yet another way for me to be an active operative for the cause. I say BRING IT!!


188 posted on 08/10/2012 11:33:42 PM PDT by CurlyBill (1-20-13 can't get here fast enough!)
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To: bcsco; marygonzo

“Welcome you the FR. Bet I have been here longer.”

I bet she/he has been here longer, too.

Probably under several different nics.

Retreads always give themselves away.


189 posted on 08/10/2012 11:36:07 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: moonshot925

Great damn pic!


190 posted on 08/10/2012 11:37:20 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Well, we’ll have to see how the votes go after the dems get a chance to instill fear in people about cuts in Medicare and other programs. I have a feeling that fear of losing one’s own bennies will far outweigh suspicion that a program can not be sustained for however many generations.


191 posted on 08/10/2012 11:37:46 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: treetopsandroofs
Can someone please summarize what’s really, really bad about Ryan?

1) He is A Conservative and the MSM and Democrats Really Hate Conservatives.

2) He is intelligent and articulate and the Dems and MSM really hate that a Conservative is able to explain his philosophy clearly. They tend to lose big when that happens.

3) He is a Republican, Nuff Said there.

4) He isn't Obama and therefore is not god!

Need more?

192 posted on 08/10/2012 11:37:53 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: All

You’re either with us or you’re with the socialists...


193 posted on 08/10/2012 11:40:27 PM PDT by CurlyBill (1-20-13 can't get here fast enough!)
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To: nutmeg

Could be a feint. The USS Wisconsin is in Norfolk, VA.

Bob McDonnell?

Who knows now?

We’ll know in the morning.

Good to ‘see’ you, nutmeg. ;o)


194 posted on 08/10/2012 11:41:16 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: CurlyBill
Bears repeating:

Our first order of business (and our most important) is getting the socialist out of the White House. The battle with the RINOs comes later.

195 posted on 08/10/2012 11:42:09 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: varina davis
Mitch McConnel wasn't on the short list and Rubio, though electrifying and a great up and comer in the party is no more articulate than Ryan. I wouild take Rubio or Ryan, but Anyone else on the short list is a SNOOZER. Bob McDonnald is OK, but Pawlenty? Portman, BORING WHITE GUYS! At least Ryan brings real experience and gravitas into the picture from a budgetary standpoint.
196 posted on 08/10/2012 11:45:36 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: GreaterSwiss
‘Ryan is a RINO’

How So?

To some of the people here it would seem that Reagan would be a RINO. How about we nominate Attila the Hun he is pretty right wing. Is that right enough for you? Of course he probably doesn't even have a FAKE Hawaii Birth Certificate. Of course he is also dead which could be a real problem.

Ryan is a REALIST and a Conservative Republican. He is wicked smart. He is 100% Pro-life, 100% Pro-tarditional marriage, a practicing Roman Catholic and a damn fine Congressman who just happens to be the budget committee chairman.

He is a good choice and solidifies the base.

197 posted on 08/10/2012 11:56:12 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: dalebert; DoughtyOne
RE :”disaster

As with 2008 that was determined before the VP pink.

Ryan is NO Scott Walker, not close. Not a bit.

Stay tuned, will be interesting.

198 posted on 08/11/2012 12:00:50 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: DJlaysitup
Because Portman is as dull as dish water. I live in Ohio, voted for him AND sent him fifty bucks for his election and I couldn't pick him out of a crowd. Neither can anyone else.

He is also GWB’s former budget director. The LESS we bring up GWB the better, weather that is fair or not it is true.

199 posted on 08/11/2012 12:02:19 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Tennessee Nana

It doesn’t do anything to the wind in his sails. Most people are not tuned in on a Friday night and will have all weekend to dominate the Monday - Friday news cycle next week.


200 posted on 08/11/2012 12:10:32 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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