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Tim Pawlenty Rises as VP Front Runner!!!!

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posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 12:49 PM
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POTUS 2012 odds have a different view on who the frontrunner is to be Mitt Romney’s choice as Vice Presidential running mate. While the media consensus seems to be leaning towards former Secretary of State Condi Rice as the presumptive favorite, Sportsbook.ag has former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty as the frontrunner.

www.examiner.com...

In the very very beginning of the Republican Primaries, the little known governor of Minnesota caught my attention. He made a few good speeches and wasn't as crazy/evangelical as Rick Santorum ended up being. But nobody paid attention to him and was quickly disregarded like Jon Huntsman.

Strengths of Tim Pawlenty, you ask? www.politico.com...

Constant and loyal supporter for the Romney campaign.
Conservative credentials are solid
Opposes abortion and same-sex marriage, is an evangelical Christian.
Midwest roots and clear middle-class/working-class background (his mother died when he was 16; his father lost his job at a trucking company)
More familiar with the national scrutiny and high-profile debates..
He could deliver Minnesota to Romney!

There are definitely Cons to a Romney/Pawlenty ticket, like how Pawlenty was not very popular during his primary or last two terms as governor. And How he barely even won the election in the first place. Not to mention that he is a white male from up north which doesn't appeal to women, latinos or blacks and neither does Romney. (He's working on the women tho)
edit on 17-7-2012 by jjf3rd77 because: (no reason given)




posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 01:00 PM
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Hm. This literally made me yawn.

I don't understand the fascination with Obromney's VP pick.. as long as it's anybody pro-establishment (Rice, Pawlenty, Mitchels, etc) what does it matter? Are we really that concerned with who's going to be the one complicit and standing by as their superior continues an agenda of war, bailouts and the destruction of our liberties? I appreciate the news tip on a reporting level, but all the exclamation points? Really?



posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 01:01 PM
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Seeing how 52% disapproved of him I don't see how you think he can hand Minnesota to him. A 2011 white paper by the Club for Growth, analyzing Pawlenty as a presidential candidate, found his political stance difficult to identify. The group praised him for reduced growth in spending and taxation, but found that he "has some simply inexcusable tax hikes in his record" and questioned his support of proposals such as "mandatory vegetable oil in gasoline, cap and trade, and a statewide smoking ban. When did solid conservatives become in favor of cap and trade?



posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 01:03 PM
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We should know in the next day or two. Willard needs something to distract attention from his refusal to release his "Bain years" tax returns.



posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 01:12 PM
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Hm. This literally made me yawn.

I don't understand the fascination with Obromney's VP pick.. as long as it's anybody pro-establishment (Rice, Pawlenty, Mitchels, etc) what does it matter?


It matters because the Romney campaign is a hopeless lemon at this point. The only way to breathe any life to it would be to pick a shocking and energizing VP candidate.

Pawlenty is basically a concession by the Republicans to save their best horses for 2016. If they pick Pawlenty or Jindal, then it means they have no intention of winning. That is exactly how us little folks are supposed to know who the puppeteers are telling us to vote for.



posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 01:12 PM
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Well that is a nice, safe and totally boring pick. It seems the VP will do about as much good for Mittens as Biden does for Obama. No help....occasional harm...and always some new idiotic moment to see about damage control on.

I look upon Obama as a man that makes Jimmy Carter look like George Washington.
However...if Romney keeps up like this? What is the difference? Hell, I know the parties are flip sides of the same wooden nickle, but there USED to be a difference in general style and appearance anyway. Hell, even differences for appearances seem to be going. On one hand, Romney can't seem to defend himself...and other other, he's picking a running mate that basically just serves as a butt warmer to the chair unless the unthinkable happens.

Pawlenty and Truman to have a lot in common? Hmm.... C'mon Romney, live a little....pick a true blue conservative. I haven't seen one running since Ronald Reagan ran for re-election. I'd love to see one again just for old times sake.
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posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 02:14 PM
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Originally posted by getreadyalready

Pawlenty is basically a concession by the Republicans to save their best horses for 2016. If they pick Pawlenty or Jindal, then it means they have no intention of winning. That is exactly how us little folks are supposed to know who the puppeteers are telling us to vote for.


This I agree with. Good call



posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 02:17 PM
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Originally posted by jjf3rd77
POTUS 2012 odds have a different view on who the frontrunner is to be Mitt Romney’s choice as Vice Presidential running mate. While the media consensus seems to be leaning towards former Secretary of State Condi Rice as the presumptive favorite, Sportsbook.ag has former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty as the frontrunner.

www.examiner.com...

In the very very beginning of the Republican Primaries, the little known governor of Minnesota caught my attention. He made a few good speeches and wasn't as crazy/evangelical as Rick Santorum ended up being. But nobody paid attention to him and was quickly disregarded like Jon Huntsman.

Strengths of Tim Pawlenty, you ask? www.politico.com...

Constant and loyal supporter for the Romney campaign.
Conservative credentials are solid
Opposes abortion and same-sex marriage, is an evangelical Christian.
Midwest roots and clear middle-class/working-class background (his mother died when he was 16; his father lost his job at a trucking company)
More familiar with the national scrutiny and high-profile debates..
He could deliver Minnesota to Romney!

There are definitely Cons to a Romney/Pawlenty ticket, like how Pawlenty was not very popular during his primary or last two terms as governor. And How he barely even won the election in the first place. Not to mention that he is a white male from up north which doesn't appeal to women, latinos or blacks and neither does Romney. (He's working on the women tho)
edit on 17-7-2012 by jjf3rd77 because: (no reason given)


Don't bother with the exclamation marks.

Pawlenty is most boring guy ever.

Didn't you see him during the primary?
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Wrong choice. Try again.

What's wrong with Condi?



posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 02:21 PM
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:shk:

Perhaps just another attempt to test the waters...

So far I have heard... Christie, Rubio, McDonnell, Rice and now Pawlenty... ( I may have missed a few
)

The weak link in all of the combos is Romney...

If Romney wants to win, he needs to secure the right.. who was his biggest challenger that held the right?

Santorum...

While I am and never will be a supporter of Santorum, if Romney hopes to succeed.. he needs the right. Rick can deliver that, and leave Mitt to wage battle in the middle...

Just a dumb hillbilly's take on this train wreck...

I am more focused on Congress... that's the change I believe in! POTUS won't matter if WE change the face of Congress..



posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 02:23 PM
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Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by bacci0909
 



Hm. This literally made me yawn.

I don't understand the fascination with Obromney's VP pick.. as long as it's anybody pro-establishment (Rice, Pawlenty, Mitchels, etc) what does it matter?


It matters because the Romney campaign is a hopeless lemon at this point. The only way to breathe any life to it would be to pick a shocking and energizing VP candidate.

Pawlenty is basically a concession by the Republicans to save their best horses for 2016. If they pick Pawlenty or Jindal, then it means they have no intention of winning. That is exactly how us little folks are supposed to know who the puppeteers are telling us to vote for.


We won't find out until the GOP Convention in August.

All this guessing is just a game to play in July.

Romney has a dead heat match up with Obama. 46 - 46

However, Rasmussen has Romney 47% / Obama 44%. Obama made a huge mistake

with his - socialist rant - last Friday.


Obama sounds just like Elisabeth Warren.



posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 02:25 PM
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Originally posted by JacKatMtn
:shk:

Perhaps just another attempt to test the waters...

So far I have heard... Christie, Rubio, McDonnell, Rice and now Pawlenty... ( I may have missed a few
)

The weak link in all of the combos is Romney...

If Romney wants to win, he needs to secure the right.. who was his biggest challenger that held the right?

Santorum...

While I am and never will be a supporter of Santorum, if Romney hopes to succeed.. he needs the right. Rick can deliver that, and leave Mitt to wage battle in the middle...

Just a dumb hillbilly's take on this train wreck...

I am more focused on Congress... that's the change I believe in! POTUS won't matter if WE change the face of Congress..


Yes, we need at least 59 GOP senators in the U.S. Senate.


I think Joe Lieberman will help us kill ObamaCare.



posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 02:27 PM
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baby steps...

I will be happy with a budget passing... once that happens then onto other issues..



posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 02:29 PM
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Originally posted by JacKatMtn
reply to post by Eurisko2012
 


baby steps...

I will be happy with a budget passing... once that happens then onto other issues..


What are you looking for in the budget?

Extending the Bush Tax cuts?

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It's remarkable that we haven't had a budget for years!



posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 02:39 PM
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I would hope for some serious cuts in the budget.. to address all of the exposed redundancy for one.. billions upon billions of savings there..

All I ask is what most everyone with a household budget has to deal with on a day to day basis..

Where is the waste, and start trimming it...

They have more than enough money coming in, the issue is the spending, if we can get some fiscally responsible folks in Congress, we could see a move towards responsibility, and not blame..

How many years has the blame been tossed left - right.. yet they never look in the mirror to see where the actual problem lies..

The citizens deserve better, and over the past couple of election years, they are now demanding it..

This Nov is KEY.... Will we demand responsibility? or will we fall for the same old left - right BS..

I vote for responsibility!!! Join this Hillbilly in taking back OUR Congress!!!

[stumbles off the soapbox]



posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 02:49 PM
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Originally posted by JacKatMtn
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I would hope for some serious cuts in the budget.. to address all of the exposed redundancy for one.. billions upon billions of savings there..

All I ask is what most everyone with a household budget has to deal with on a day to day basis..

Where is the waste, and start trimming it...

They have more than enough money coming in, the issue is the spending, if we can get some fiscally responsible folks in Congress, we could see a move towards responsibility, and not blame..

How many years has the blame been tossed left - right.. yet they never look in the mirror to see where the actual problem lies..

The citizens deserve better, and over the past couple of election years, they are now demanding it..

This Nov is KEY.... Will we demand responsibility? or will we fall for the same old left - right BS..

I vote for responsibility!!! Join this Hillbilly in taking back OUR Congress!!!

[stumbles off the soapbox]


Well, in order to get all of that then the GOP will need a filibuster proof U.S. Senate.

I checked the U.S. Senate race map across America. It can be done.

That bizarre ruling by Justice John Roberts may actually give you your wish.

Conservatives and independents will be running to the polls this November 2012.



posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 03:03 PM
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Romney is in a tough spot for his VP pick.

He needs someone who will energize the base and at the same time not out shine him.

Now...with Romney being close to the most boring man in the world...finding someone that isn't going to out shine him is going to be quite the challenge for him.

So Romney has to make a decision (and he hates making decisions)...does he pick someone that will energize voters and he looks like the side kick....or does he pick someone that will do nothing to energize the voters but will make him look like like he is the top dog.


I actually think he might just pick his wife to be his VP.



posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 03:05 PM
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While I can certainly see your angle on how to take back Congress.. it doesn't jive with mine..

The overhaul/change needs to be on both sides of the aisle...

I want to see that happen, I welcome diversity on the issues, what has been missing, is Honesty.. and responsibility..

I do still believe that responsible elected folks, can debate, promote, concede and come to an answer that is good for the country, and not special interests...

One sided politics is an environment to cater to those interests.

I have had enough, and I am not alone.. well hopefully not alone..



posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 03:17 PM
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Ugh, a ticket with a Mormon and evangelical Christian?

NO!

ABSOLUTELY NOT!

This is America, not a THEOCRACY!



posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 03:19 PM
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What's your solution?



posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 03:22 PM
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ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

If he goes with Pawlenty that means he'd be throwing Florida and the election away.
He has to go with either Rubio or Christy to even have a smidgen of a chance.



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