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Romney’s VP Pick – Pam Bondi??

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posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 11:57 AM
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Wow. You never cease to amaze me.
You really think it's a good idea for America to be run by a President and Vice President who are masters at figuring out ways to avoid paying taxes? I'm not surprised that she got away with her dumb blonde act of "I didn't know. It was my accountant's fault." I'm sure she has some thick shoulder pads in her suits.

You think she's tough? I believe it's called thick in the head. What kind of Attorney General sends his/her investigators out to scrutinize the mortgage debacle, then when they discover underhanded tactics, he/she fires them? Her investigators discovered the robosigning and dutifully reported to Bondi who immediately fired them. Are you aware of this? You say she's popular in Florida. Who likes her besides you because you think she's hot. I got news for you. America needs to stop thinking this is high school politics and grow up or our country is going to be in even worse shape.

Hiring someone because they look good. Pathetic!

She is all about brown nosing banksters and screwing the American people . Wake up!




posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 12:03 PM
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I didn't say I'm voting for her, I just said she would help the Romney ticket and she might take the job as opposed to some other, stronger candidates that won't take the gig.

She led the charge on the healthcare bill, failed, but then farmed out the majority of the costs to other states and only cost our state something like $30k. That was pretty ingenius! She took a stand on the Pill Mills, worked the task forces, made the busts, threw the book at the offenders, and Florida has made miraculous improvements. She campaigned on stopping drugs, and one of her first duties was a mandate to make bath salts illegal, and then she followed it up by escorting the legislation through congress to make it permanent.

I'm not even a fan of drug laws, but I like politicians that are passionate in their stances and see them through. Even if I disagree with her, I still admire passion and tenacity. It beats the hell out of flip-flopping.

And I don't blame them for not paying taxes, I hate paying taxes, taxes need to go away. If I were in those upper tax brackets, you can bet your ass I'd find a way out of paying as much as possible.



posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 12:04 PM
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Originally posted by getreadyalready
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Pam Bondi led the fight against Obamacare, she is extremely tough and relentless, popular in Florida, where he needs to win, and there have been two recent scandals that took our Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll out of the running. I think he was seriously considering Carroll, because she was a popular black female Republican, but her recent lesbian allegations, HR problems, and now an arrest of her brother for drugs has crushed her chances.

Pam Bondi might be the next best choice for a female in Florida. She is well-known across the country, attractive, and tough.

He needs to win Florida, and current polls show him probably slightly ahead there, but Florida won't win him the election. He really needs to win Ohio or Pennsylvania, and both of those are starting to slip out of reach it seems.

Also, despite what you might think, Bondi is really a complete unknown around the country. She's more of an unknown than Palin was and Palin was a Governor.


Originally posted by seagull
Personally I like the Portman possibility. Though I still have soft spot in my heart for Condi Rice...though I know that's not happening.

Condi probably SHOULD be his best choice, but by all accounts the Republican base wouldn't go for it and and would cause a disaster at the Convention. This is what some big Republican insiders have said. Why? I'm not sure, she seems ideal from their perspective to me, but apparently not. I think it's quite likely she's an in the closet (publicly) lesbian, which is kryptonite to the Republican base. Not a thing I would care about, but then I'm not a Republican voter anyway, so that hardly matters to them I guess.

Also, her statements on this matter suggest she doesn't want the gig. That may be her rational assessment she would never get the spot at the Convention, or maybe she just doesn't have the desire to hold elected office.


Originally posted by Indigo5
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He needs a swing state...

His choices are Paul Ryan ...Wisc., Rob Portman (OH) or Tim Pawlenty (MN)

My guess is Portman since OH is in play and has the most electoral votes...

Romney needs to win Ohio, as I said above, or can't win the election, so I too think it will be Portman.



posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 12:09 PM
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President Mitt Romney will take Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Wisconsin &

Colorado.

The - You didn't build that - and the attack on Chick-fil-A has fired up the GOP base.

Mitt Romney supporters are gaining enthusiasm.

Obama supporters are losing enthusiasm.



posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 12:12 PM
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You're quite likely correct.

Her closet status is, to me and many others, irrelevant. But we aren't the, unfortunately, powerbroker/kingmakers in the GOP.

She's publicly stated she wants nothing to do with it. Her brush with the higher regions of politics has obviously soured her on it. Plus, she's got a good gig now. Stanford, I believe?

Doesn't change the fact I'd like to see her on the ticket. But she's a bit too independent, and far, far more qualified than Gov. Romney...bad combination for the GOP kingmakers.
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posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 12:12 PM
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Originally posted by Eurisko2012
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President Mitt Romney will take Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Wisconsin &

Colorado.:


I'd love to make a wager with you over that.



posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 12:15 PM
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Please provide proof for your claims about her wonderous actions.
You say she farmed out Obamacare costs, but how could she have done that when Governor Scott declared Florida was not going to be participating in that program?



posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 12:16 PM
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Originally posted by Eurisko2012
reply to post by LifeInDeath
 


President Mitt Romney will take Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Wisconsin &

Colorado.

The - You didn't build that - and the attack on Chick-fil-A has fired up the GOP base.

Mitt Romney supporters are gaining enthusiasm.

Obama supporters are losing enthusiasm.

Nobody will ever be enthusiastic about Romney, seriously, he's a wet blanket. Chick-fil-A will be forgotten in a month, and Obama was nowhere near that. He'll win NC, I'll give you that, and has a 50/50 change of FL, but he'll lose the rest almost certainly. I think even if he picks Ron Portman he will probably lose Ohio. The polls there for him are looking worse and worse every day.

While the national polls are close right now, the state-by-state polls in the states that matter are not trending well for Romney, except Florida and that's really a toss up at the moment.



posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 12:17 PM
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Originally posted by getreadyalready
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I do like the idea of a strong female VP candidate. Ferraro back in the day got my vote, almost. Too bad she was running with Mondale...just too much to over look.


That is the same problem with getting a strong VP candidate this time around! They don't want to be tainted by the inclusion on a weak Romney ticket and a losing campaign. Rubio doesn't want it, Rice doesn't want it, but since Bondi is a relative new-comer on the big stage, she might actually take the gig.



That much I agree with. I cant imagine any politician thinking Romney has much of a chance at winning, and why would anyone willingly board a sinking ship? The only real benefit would be someone is who is totally unknown (ala Palin) and can use the name recogniztion to parley their own media aspirations.



posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 12:17 PM
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Originally posted by stanguilles7

Originally posted by Eurisko2012
reply to post by LifeInDeath
 


President Mitt Romney will take Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Wisconsin &

Colorado.:


I'd love to make a wager with you over that.



Dick Morris says Mitt Romney will also take Pennsylvania!


The Romney supporters have momentum.


Obama supporters are stacking polls and running around playing the race card.

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Now would be a good time for Obama to start working on his concession speech.



posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 12:19 PM
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What say you? Is this ridiculous or what?

Hmmm...VPILF?

Seriously, though...I'll have to look more into Ms. Bondi. Unless she absolutely blows my socks off, I doubt she would be enough for Romney to earn my vote if she's the pick.
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posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 12:20 PM
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Originally posted by Eurisko2012

Originally posted by stanguilles7

Originally posted by Eurisko2012
reply to post by LifeInDeath
 


President Mitt Romney will take Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Wisconsin &

Colorado.:


I'd love to make a wager with you over that.



Dick Morris says Mitt Romney will also take Pennsylvania!


The Romney supporters have momentum.


Obama supporters are stacking polls and running around playing the race card.

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Now would be a good time for Obama to start working on his concession speech.


So, does that mean you want to take that wager? You seem to be avoiding a rather direct question.



posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 12:24 PM
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Originally posted by stanguilles7

Originally posted by Eurisko2012

Originally posted by stanguilles7

Originally posted by Eurisko2012
reply to post by LifeInDeath
 


President Mitt Romney will take Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Wisconsin &

Colorado.:


I'd love to make a wager with you over that.



Dick Morris says Mitt Romney will also take Pennsylvania!


The Romney supporters have momentum.


Obama supporters are stacking polls and running around playing the race card.

-----------
Now would be a good time for Obama to start working on his concession speech.


So, does that mean you want to take that wager? You seem to be avoiding a rather direct question.


I only desire 1 payoff.

I want to see the 7:45 PM concession speech made by Obama on November 6, 2012.


Free at last !

Long Live Free Market Capitalism !



posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 12:25 PM
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Originally posted by seagull
reply to post by LifeInDeath
 


You're quite likely correct.

Her closet status is, to me and many others, irrelevant. But we aren't the, unfortunately, powerbroker/kingmakers in the GOP.

She's publicly stated she wants nothing to do with it. Her brush with the higher regions of politics has obviously soured her on it. Plus, she's got a good gig now. Stanford, I believe?

Doesn't change the fact I'd like to see her on the ticket. But she's a bit too independent, and far, far more qualified than Gov. Romney...bad combination for the GOP kingmakers.
edit on 8/2/2012 by seagull because: (no reason given)

She was Provost of Stanford before she was in the Bush II Administration and is back there as a professor and Senior Fellow (never been sure what that means, to be honest). She's super competent, she was the top adviser to Bush Sr. on the Soviet Union at the time of the collapse of Communism, so she was one of the people who helped shape our handling of that, which was very deftly done, IMO. I'm a Democrat, but I've always given Bush Sr. his due for how well all of that was done (I actually think he was mostly a good President).

As for her possibly being gay, her two best friends are a gay male professor at Stanford and a lesbian documentary filmmaker there, who is also very liberal. Oh, and she co-owns a home with that woman and shares a line of credit with her... make your own conclusions about that.

I think she might even be a liberal herself, but as an expert in foreign policy and security matters, she was maybe willing to serve in that capacity in the Bush Jr. Administration. It's not uncommon at all for Presidents to have advisers in top positions from opposing ideologies and parties if they are good at what they do. David Gergen served high up under Clinton, Huntsman was in Obama's cabinet before he ran for President.



posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 12:30 PM
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Originally posted by Afterthought
reply to post by getreadyalready
 


Please provide proof for your claims about her wonderous actions.
You say she farmed out Obamacare costs, but how could she have done that when Governor Scott declared Florida was not going to be participating in that program?


No, the costs of opposing Obamacare at the SCOTUS. Pam Bondi waged that lawsuit, orchestrated it, hired the council, and then farmed out the costs when they lost.

I can't find the articles breaking up the cost sharing at the moment, but here is a video of Pam Bondi talking about the fight.




posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 12:31 PM
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Originally posted by Eurisko2012
Dick Morris says Mitt Romney will also take Pennsylvania!


The Romney supporters have momentum.


Obama supporters are stacking polls and running around playing the race card.

Dick Morris is wrong about everything, all the time. Seriously, I've been following this guy since he started his life-long crusade to destroy the Clintons after Bill fired him. Every prediction I've ever seen him make has failed to come true. Why Fox News and other Conservatives keep rolling him out for his "analysis," I'll never understand. He just always gets it wrong. ALWAYS.



posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 12:33 PM
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Originally posted by Eurisko2012


I only desire 1 payoff.

I want to see the 7:45 PM concession speech made by Obama on November 6, 2012.


Free at last !

Long Live Free Market Capitalism !


And yet you support Romney?

America has never been a 'free market', ever, and A Romney Presidency will certainly not change that precedent. But I'm glad you think Coke tastes so much different than Pepsi.



posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 12:33 PM
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Originally posted by getreadyalready

Originally posted by Afterthought
reply to post by getreadyalready
 


Please provide proof for your claims about her wonderous actions.
You say she farmed out Obamacare costs, but how could she have done that when Governor Scott declared Florida was not going to be participating in that program?


No, the costs of opposing Obamacare at the SCOTUS. Pam Bondi waged that lawsuit, orchestrated it, hired the council, and then farmed out the costs when they lost.

I can't find the articles breaking up the cost sharing at the moment, but here is a video of Pam Bondi talking about the fight.

This is actually another mark against Bondi. Her one, big national issue was a failure in the SCOTUS. She led the charge on a major issues fight that lost and lost big time. How does that make her a top choice for VP?



posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 12:35 PM
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Sorry, but I have to ask, because several people on here think she's 'beautiful'. How is she beautiful? Because she's 'blond'? Those are some low standards



posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 12:38 PM
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You're absolutely right.
I swear some people would vote for Malibu Barbie if she were running.



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