Sunday, August 24, 2008

Why It Will Not Be Romney For VP

I think this person at Race42008 makes some good points at Mitt is Not the Pick

This part grabbed me as very right on:

This scenario actually matches up very well with the events of last week. As as the Biden selection appeared more and more certain as the week went on, it was announced that Gov. Romney and Gov. Huckabee would make a joint appearance with Sen. McCain in Missouri on Aug. 31st. The flyer for the event is reproduced below: (see link for flyer)

It seems very unlikely that both men, who are reported to personally dislike one another (and who respective supporters without a doubt dislike each other), would appear at the same event together the day after the Vice Presidential selection and be forced to publically “kiss the ring” of his victorious opponent.

In other words, if you think that Mike Huckabee is showing up in MO on the 31st to genuflect at the feet of Vice Presidential nominee Mitt Romney- well, you have another thing coming (in fact, several sources of mine told me that they knew that neither Romney or Huckabee would be the choice when this event was finalized.)
Compare this to the fundraiser invitation that was sent out to Minnesota Republicans to an event with “Special Guest - the Vice Presidential Nominee.” Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s name appears nowhere on the email, an ominous omission if there ever was one

I think this very true. The rift between Romney and Huckabee and their various supporters have never healed. Also despite the fact Huckabee and all his delegates are being ignored don't think they do not play a role at the big event coming up.

Who is at fault for this rift? Well I am sure all sides including McCain as now the defacto head of the party is to blame for not coming in demanding and brokering a peace deal.

As a Huckabee supporter I see it of course from the Huckabee viewpoint to a certain extent. Still for all these comments in blogs about how McCain better not pick bad Pro-Choice Ridge but that Romney is a suitable replacement do not be shocked that this is not going to be met with a grand Catholic Mass:

a-a-amen, alleluia, forever and ever,. forever alleluia forever and ever amen

from all quarters.The fact that people do not recognize this is beyond me. Needless to say the same applies for Huckabee and how Romney supporters would react if he was named. They would go bonkers if Huckabee was named

I have resigned myself that Romney is in the mix. Though I am not sure why I should all excited about someone that four to six years ago was one American' s most Republican pro-choice Governors. IMHO he is the Republican version of Kennedy, Biden, Gore, Clinton, Jessie Jackson that used to be pro-life but now are pro-choice because of votes. Except this time in a rare exception we have a pro-choice guy becoming pro-life so he can run for the big prize. If this is progress or not I am not so sure.

However Comment 174 is intriguing:

Martha for M&M Says: August 24th, 2008 at 8:24 pm
Does anyone have an explanation as to why Romney only merits an afternoon speaking spot on Wed at the convention?
I think it’s a far more obvious clue to VP selection than any listed in this article

I think if this is the case then will the big Missouri Event be a true UNITY event with Huckabee and Romney having a big hug? Big thing to look for as this spectualtion increases the Mitt sends a message to the usual suspect to lay off Huckabee.

Update II- I am not sure how afternoon this time slot really is? I mean he is right before Cindy McCain big debut which seems sort of a great spot I mean he sort is the first major speaker of the night


Carlos Echevarria said...

Well James, as you know, I would love Sarah Palin but it seems like Pawlenty.

I am very glad it's not Slick Mitt Romney with his major flip flops and the LDS baggage.

I am onboard with the anti-Biden movement, saw your banner..

James H said...

I very much like Plaim. If had one full term under her belt I would be all for her. Though I think itis critcal what peoplkelike yourself that are promoting Palin are doing for the future.

Palwenty I am afraid might not be enough of a exciting of a pick but I think that is where it is leading too

Ted said...

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

Team McCain, well done!!!