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Romney to announce running mate Saturday in Va.

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posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 11:08 PM
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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will announce his running mate Saturday morning in Norfolk, Va., his campaign said Friday night. The short list of candidates - if there is one - is believed to include Ohio Rep. Rob Portman, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan.
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Should be interesting weekend if this pans out. Looks like Portman, Pawlenty, Ryan, Christie and an unknown wild card are in the running. Any predictions from ATS who it will be? Any significance of announcing it at the Nauticus Museum, home of USS Wisconsin?

I predict it will be Rep. Paul Ryan, but that is based on nothing.

UPDATE: AP source: Romney picks Ryan for running mate
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posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 11:10 PM
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"NBC News: 3 Sources indicate Rep Paul Ryan is Romney’s Vice Presidential pick. '



posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 11:12 PM
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Jindal

....I'm hearing Paul Ryan on the news but not falling for it.



posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 11:13 PM
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Just saw an article announcing this and came here to see who was on the ball.I have no prediction,but S+F for you.Should be interesting.



posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 11:14 PM
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Mods: I know there is the same news in the 2012 Election thread...your discretion.



posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 11:18 PM
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I still think its going to be Rubio........




posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 11:19 PM
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For what it is worth:

Predictions that Paul Ryan is the VP choice.

About.com Article predicting....
ABC states "political betting" has doubled....
The Big B weighs in....

ETA:
Huffington Post is taking the risk and running with Paul Ryan as the pick....


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posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 11:27 PM
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If Ryan is the pick, I feel sorry for the people who downloaded the mitt vp ap. They were duped.



There's no telling when Mitt will choose his VP. But when he does, be the first to find out with Mitt's VP app.


www.mittromney.com...



posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 11:27 PM
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I have a buddy, who swears it will be Rubio. He said his "sources" have said it for 6 months. Hes a BIG Republican Backer, and is in the sphere, of Romney. Ryan might be the man, though..... We will see.........







posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 11:40 PM
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NBC is reporting that is Ryan. No article to go with it at present. If it is Obama wins by huge margins.



posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 11:46 PM
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Rubio doesn't want it yet.

Paul Ryan makes perfect sense, but it won't get them what they want. They want the Tea Party and Independent backing. I think this pairing hurts Ryan more than it helps Romney.

If this news is correct, I guess we'll just have to wait for November to see if it was the right move or not.



posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 11:53 PM
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It isn't with Ryan you lose women, minorities and then large swaths of the elderly that might have backed Romney but can't considering Ryan's budget plan destroys SS and Medicaid/Medicare. A plan that Romney is on record citing as marvelous. Lackluster candidate and a VP pick that does little more than solidify the base it is Kerry all over running on an anybody but him campaign.



posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 11:59 PM
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Well, all the negatives you point out already exist with Romney. BUT, Romney can't get the Tea Party energized, or the independent vote, or the extreme conservative vote. Ryan opens him up to those genre's a little bit, but I agree with you, it is still a losing ticket by a long shot!

I like the Ryan plan. Not as much as the Ron Paul plan of course, but still likeable. But, it won't get them the election, not even close.

A couple of the early names like Condi Rice, could have helped him. Rubio could help. There was mention of Pam Bondi, and she might have helped, but Ryan only makes a slight dent in the people that may or may not be voting Republican anyway. It doesn't do a thing to help him win the swing states, get the female or minority vote, and it doesn't bring over any Democrats.

The Romney ticket is a dud no matter how you slice it though. Obama will win by double-digits.



posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 12:02 AM
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I like Ryan, but he would be a disaster because the brainwashed masses still believe the lies put out about his budget plan.....once a lie is out...you can't undo it these days....it's a shame because his plan would have saved SS and Medicare for the elderly and the younger generations...but the dems shot themselves in the foot with the LIES.

I still think his safest bet is WEST, but he's an Uncle Tom to the AAs.



posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 12:46 AM
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The AP is running that Ryan is the choice. Of course as with all politics, this isn't set in stone until Romney actually announces it.



posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 01:43 AM
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Heard it on the radio as well! I believe this is his choice Ryan! We shall see!
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posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 01:43 AM
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posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 02:03 AM
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What everyone might consider is that the country is going down the poop drain. Obama has a lousy record and will only make things worse.

Romney/Ryan might have a chance at fixing what Bush and Obama broke.

It won't be easy, it won't be popular. It won't be pleseant. But growing up and breaking away from the government nipple isn't supposed to be nice.

The difficult part will be convincing the american "entitlement-mindset" that they need to stop relying on government to be their safety net.

Our original form of government was not designed to be a socialist nanny-state. Now that it is, we need to either break away from the mindset pervasive in our society

or

scrap the Constitution and give up on this great experiment of ours.
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posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 05:18 AM
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Originally posted by beezzer
What everyone might consider is that the country is going down the poop drain. Obama has a lousy record and will only make things worse.

Romney/Ryan might have a chance at fixing what Bush and Obama broke.


Sadly Beez I don't think any ticket, even a Ron Paul one, will fix it. Right now the culture in Congress is to "get it". By that I mean, get all you can. Hand outs, corporate and individual. I mean really, does anyone on either side of the aisle think Senator Reid has the State of Nevada in its best interest? It is about power and keeping that power.


It won't be easy, it won't be popular. It won't be pleseant. But growing up and breaking away from the government nipple isn't supposed to be nice.


That is the rational you coming out. Washington is far from it. Cynical I know, but it is reality. Until good people with solid character start to occupy positions of representation, the cycle will continue.


...scrap the Constitution and give up on this great experiment of ours


Most of it has already been effectively and with subtle approval, sidestepped by the American people. Citizens bemoan and clamor about it all the time, but come election day they send the same cronies back to the Hill with the mentality that it isn't their representative that is gutting them. Sadly, the culture of politics is always dirty but ours is beyond that.



posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 05:49 AM
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I like it. In fact, I'd much rather that Paul Ryan be at the top of the ticket than Romney. Sure, the Dems are going to do what they do best and smear him and twist his record, as they have in the past, but this is going to give Ryan a much bigger stage to set the record straight and in the end, I think most people in the political center are going to like what he has to say. As an added plus, I think he could potentially help Romney with younger voters.

Its a good pick and about the best that Romney could do. I'm not sure its going to be enough, mind you, but its going to help.



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