McCain/Romney vs Obama/Biden

By VA Blogger

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  • t says:

    Pick Palin and the women’s vote is OURS!!!

  • Lauren Yoder says:

    Yea, Oboma tried borring, lets try something a little more exciting. McCain has a chance to really make a splash. He should come out today with Palin. What a contrast that would make on all the Sunday shows.

  • NoVA Scout says:

    What branch of the service was Palin in?

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  • RichmondDem says:

    Joe Biden is the anti-Mitt Romney.

    McCain/Romney would be a formidable ticket though. Very hard to campaign against them since they have houses in so many states!

  • NovaGOPguy says:

    I think that a lot of Republicans are allergic to Mitt Romney.

  • Ted says:

    Biden — the perfect foil for Palin!

  • RichmondDem says:

    If you’re smart, go for Palin now. Biden couldn’t be as much of an attack dog in that debate.

    Biden would eviscerate the Robomormon.

  • James Young says:

    I hope you’re more accurate with this prediction (Romney) than your earlier one. However, I think Sarah Palin would be a fine choice, too. Finally, a Veep who’s easy on the eyes!

    And thank you for your advice, RD. In light of the fact that you don’t wish us well, we will certainly give it its due regard.

  • I like Palin but I’d love to see Huckabee wipe Biden up in a debate.

  • RichmondDem says:

    JY-

    I was being 100% sincere. I fear Palin much more than Romney.

  • Anne says:

    Hmm. Hard decision for Mac. Huckabee = not ready for prime time. Romney = jerk. Tompson = inertia. Palin = in law problems. Rice = too single. Crist = too gay. Ron Paul is probably his best pick. Or perhaps he can get Hillary Clinton to do 180 on abortion, etc. Stranger things have happened.

  • Come on guys. I can’t believe Palin is even on the long list. Is there another GOP woman out there?

  • Lee J says:

    It is going to be plastic man Romney. Two zillionairs going to try to convince suffering middle class america can fix they the economy. These guys don’t have clues how many homes they own much less fix the economy.

    Give me a break I wish the republicans which I lean toward some real candidates.

  • James Young says:

    There are plenty, “edmundburkenator.” Liddy Dole, for one. Condeleeza Rice, for another. Elaine Chao might not be a bad choice, either. For one thing, she’d drive the unions right up the walls.

  • Ted says:

    Obama/Biden leaves a hole wide nuff for a Mack Truck but only with Sarah Palin as the driver!

  • Lauren Yoder says:

    The pick of palin would take away the only advantage that Biden brings to the table, his ability to go after the GOP . Every time Palin was attacked it would remind women of the way Clinton was treated.

  • Lee J says:

    McCain is way tooooooooooooooooo old and set in his ways to think out of the box so Palin would never enter his mind seriously. It will be Romney. And as I said before that brings all kinds of issues of how they criticized each other but the most important it will look like these zillionaires are totally out in touch with the average american. Iraq is quickly becoming a nun issue.

  • RichmondDem says:

    Mike Huckabee would be the best foil for Biden.

    Like Biden, he has true working class roots so he can’t be attacked for being out of touch. Hes also so incredibly disarming in the debates that Biden would probably be buddies with him by the end. Huckabee is extremely skilled at disarming attack dogs.

  • President Palin? That isn’t going to play in Peoria. Rice would confirm the “four more years of Bush” talking point. Dole… I need to think about that one a little. Chao would drive unions nuts, but be another Bush admin problem. Good list though.

  • NovaConservative says:

    Well, he’s right.

    There are very slim pickings for a female VP. Aside from Hillary, there wasn’t much on the Dem side either but the cupboard is pretty bare for Republicans.

    I just don’t happen to think Romney does much for McCain, but I’m not sure who does. If we’re going to go with a generic sort of Republican, though, there are better choices than Romney.

  • Lauren Yoder says:

    I agree, there are not a lot of high profile Republican female names out there but I am willing to guess there are more that we don’t think about. The Republican party sould be doing more to help bring women up through the ranks. We have some talented women out there we just don’t pomote them. Most of the leadership in my district (9nth va) are women and they do a great job. Why don’t we have more women in higher office??? Is it becouse we as a party do not do enough or are there a shortage of women who want to hold these positions??

  • Ted says:

    Despite the Dems and the allied main stream media’s desperation to see Romney as McCain’s Veep, Mitt is clearly out, with (1) Obama doubling down on the class warfare theme (McCain’s 7 houses) and (2) McCain doubling down with ads showing the hypocrisy of Biden attacking Obama in the primaries — Romney did way more than that contra McCain.

    This leaves only Govs Sarah Palin and Tim Pawlenty. Pro-abortion Ridge and Dem-Lieberman were never real considerations, despite relentless media goading. Pawlenty’s lackluster TV performances, coupled with Palin pizzazz, the primacy of oil drilling and the ticked off women/Hillary voters, does now portend a McCain/Palin checkmate on the Dems. This is so albeit the Dems and liberal media dare not mention Palin’s name, that is, everyone but…..

    And if there’s any question as to Palin being uniquely positioned and able to more than nullify Biden in debate, see the excellent discussion at palinforvp.blogspot.com

    Team McCain, well done!!!

  • NovaConservative says:

    Look, I like Sarah Palin and I’d be delighted with her as VP, but she’s been Governor for less than 2 years. The first test for VP is that you have to be able to picture him/her as President. Biden checks that box, I don’t know that Palin does.

    Luckly for us, a lot of voters still aren’t sure that Obama himself does, but I don’t know that you want to fall victim to the same problem with your pick if you’re McCain.

  • How about Eric Cantor? Cantor would bring out the Jewish vote, and he is a staunch fiscal and social conservative.

  • RichmondDem says:

    Do you think Cantor would really do that well in a debate with Biden?

  • James Young says:

    “the cupboard is pretty bare for Republicans,” “NovaCon” and, to the same effect, Lauren?!?!?! I strongly disagree. I came up with three (in addition to Palin, though you may be right about her relatively limited tenure as Governor; however, she was the Mayor of Wasilla, also) without even breaking a sweat. And all four have more executive experience than the guy at the TOP of the Dem ticket, or Hitlary, for that matter. How about Kaye Bailey Hutchinson?

  • The Bulletproof Monk says:

    Gawd, it’s scary, James… when we both think Hutchinson at the same time. Jeez….

  • Lauren Yoder says:

    I like Hutchinson a lot and would be happy to see her on the ticket. I just think the Palin combination of the female vote and drilling for oil makes a lot of sense.
    Its not that the “the cupboard is pretty bare for Republicans,” its just that sometimes we don’t think very far down the road. This is why the vp pick is so important. We will have an old president ( McCain) who may not run for reelction. Who he picks now may impact our lives for the next 12 years. Now I’m not sure there aren’t better people out there to be VP but the fact of the matter is that unless McCain is elected his VP pick doesn’t really matter. So he should be looking for the combination of help now and also for long term leadership. The problem is that McCain doesn’t like to help his party sometimes. This makes me worried he may pick Romney ( untell recently very liberal), Ridge ( still liberal), Pawlenty ( somewhat liberal) or God forbid, a Democrat. Please McCain, think about all of us conservitives out here who want to support you but are still a little uneasy.

  • The Bulletproof Monk says:

    Pawlenty ( somewhat liberal)…
    Give it a break. Are you from the Atilla The Hun wing of the Party??

  • Lee J says:

    If McCain Picks Romney he is finished. How ironic new orleans could be hit by a category 3 to 5 on opening day of the republican convention. I hope once McCain loses I hopes the republican party gets the country people can support again.

  • NovaConservative says:

    Look, regardless of how you feel about the issue—picking a “pro-choice” running mate is a bad idea.

    Kay Bailey Hutchison is pro-choice. The last thing we need is an intra-party fight at the convention night week. He picks KBH, he’ll get one.

  • Lee J says:

    It would be suicide if McCain picked a pro life VP.

  • The Bulletproof Monk says:

    You just watch the suicide take out the senior representative from Delaware…(which little Timmy Kaine said is next to Virginia)..
    Bile-dumb is the reincarnation of the very turds she dispatched in Alaska a couple of years ago.

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