Draft Romney

If there is  a draft Romney movement out there, we should be jumping all over it encouraging Johny Mac to pick the gool ol' varmint hunter as his running mate.  The main rationale (with the other rationale being Mitt's trust fund) for Romney as veep stems from one surveyusa poll conducted two months ago that shows him providing McCain with a boost in Michigan.  Those surveyusa VP polls were probably better use as toilet paper considering that these same polls showed Edwards helping Obama by as many as ten points in some states.  Just think about how implausible that outcome is for Edwards, a guy who couldn't beat a black guy and white woman among WHITE  voters in three of the four states he competed in is all of a sudden a gangbuster VP.  

The same principle applies to Mitt as veep; I bet you that both HRC and Obama were privately cheering for this hack, though Howard Dean claims that Mitt represented the pub's best chance (I still believe it was Huckabee).  For all the talk about HRC being "polarizing," Romney's unfavorables are close to 50% (favorables are only at 42%) according to Rasmussen despite the fact that he was only under the national microscope for just three months.  

The Romney helps McCain with Mormons rationale is equally silly; though there is a sizable Mormon population in Colorado and Nevada, if McCain is struggling to win Mormons, he's screwed anyway.  It would be analogous to Obama struggling with unmarried women.  If McCain doesn't choose Romney, we should play the Mormon card by making use of Harry Reid for once and having him tell Mormons across Nevada and Colorado that McCain screwed over Romney and strung him along in order to get into his wallet (which is what the pubs will do if Obama doesn't pick HRC).

That's my dream ticket: McCain/Romney, two guys who could have a pretty good debate with themselves on a daily basis as to what they believe.  I cannot think of two bigger douchebags on a ticket than McCain and Romney.  Obama should use the old McCain line against the two of them by conceding that they are the "ticket of change."

Tags: mccain, obama, Romney, VP (all tags)



Two more points

1) Several bloggers have claimed that HRC will join Obama on an Ohio bus tour.  Does anyone have any information on this because I cannot find anything (you would think the press would  know if this was happening)?  If so, what are they doing, joint townhalls?

2) I suspect McCain will go the young, hardcore wingbat direction with either Cantor or Thune (there's noise for Palin but that alleged scandal doesn't appear to be going away anytime soon).  The motivation may not only be to fire up the base but also, McCain may be striving for some type of subliminal message about youth and how Obama really should be someone's veep.

I'm dying for McCain to declare his veep already (he's had five fricking months); I'm willing to let him dicate the terms of the engagement on the VP battle first.  I hope Obama waits it out so he can get a good look as to what he's up against.

by Blazers Edge 2008-08-02 09:22PM | 0 recs
Re: Draft Romney

Obama should use the old McCain line against the two of them by conceding that they are the "ticket of change."

Good line for Obama: "McCain/Romney is the true ticket of change....ing one's mind!"

(Preferably said with an Eastern European accent like Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.)

by Will Graham 2008-08-02 09:23PM | 0 recs
Re: Draft Romney

"Change They Don't Believe In"

by vcalzone 2008-08-02 10:01PM | 0 recs
I have very mixed feelings

about Mitt Romney as McCain's veep. He would drive up Mormon turnout in the west, effectively ending Obama's chances to pick up Nevada, which has a lot of mormons, along with Colorado. McCain is not gonna struggle with Mormons even without Romney, because they are mad Republican, tho Romney drives their turnout a lot. Maybe they can get Michigan. But I think Romney is vulnerable on many things, one being his mormonism. That could hurt McCain in the south enough to allow Obama narrow wins there, as the south despises the Mormon "religion," as do many others, but moreso. Mormons believe that the Garden of Eden was in Jackson County, Missouri, that another testament to God was written on golden plates read with seer stones out of a hat found in upstate new york, that many wives is a good thing, and worst of all, Joseph Smith is a prophet, or "false" prophet according to LDS members. Also, being that his job was once what Gordon Gekko did in the movie Wall Street, we could use Romney's leveraged buyouts as times he laid people off and cost them their jobs. But Romney's got a ton of money, and if McCain's message continues to be effective with the celebrity meme, then he may be a real threat. Its a mixed bag. He's also a Washington outsider.

by Lakrosse 2008-08-02 09:29PM | 0 recs
Re: I have very mixed feelings

Yes, Romney is a muppet (literally), but he seems to have some pull for whatever godforsaken reason. We really would be much better off if Michigan were in the bag. God forbid we have to actually fight for the West, too.

If it's Romney, we HAVE to start hammering away at McCain's duplicity. No other choice at that point, because it would just be SO DAMN EASY.

by vcalzone 2008-08-02 10:05PM | 0 recs
Romney may win the tone-deaf award for 2008

and as such, I agree that we should hope McCain picks him.....he's a disaster waiting to happen. Many of you may recall the following incredibly stupid remarks, but let's take a brief trip down the primaries' memory lane:

1) when asked if any of HIS sons had served in the Iraq conflict he so ardently supports, Romney responded that they were actually already serving their country--by working on his campaign. I can imagine how a wounded vet would feel at this remark, not to mention a parent who had buried a child sent home from this misguided war.
2) During one of the Republican debates, the moderator asked about the economic pain Americans were feeling during the current slowdown. He smirked, and said that even though the Dow was down, he viewed this a buying opportunity to snap up some beaten down stocks....

Yeah, I agree...Romney is a choice we should pray for. But something tells me that he's too smug and arrogant for McCain's tastes. And the first remark to which I refer probably didn't go over too big with the Senator.

by BJJ Fighter 2008-08-03 09:19AM | 0 recs


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