Sunday, January 22, 2012

Who Should Be The Republican Nominee For Vice President?

The race to lead the Republican Party in the next Presidential election is now down to a two horse race between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. Who should be the nominee for Vice President? Should it be whichever of the two main candidates finishes in second place, going with a Gingrich/Romney ticket? It would be difficult for either Mitt or Newt to name their rival as their running mate given the bitter attacks that have been flying back and forth since the campaign started. Rick Santorum is probably the most likely VP candidate out of the people still running for the top job. Ron Paul would make for an interesting running mate and I'd surely tune in to watch him debate Biden, but I doubt Paul will get the nod.

Should the VP nominee be a person who did not run in a 2012 primary? Herman Cain deserves some consideration, and he could attract votes from Stephen Colbert fans. There are a number of quality options; Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Mitch Daniels, Bobby Jindal, Tim Pawlenty, Rand Paul, Rudy Giuliani, even Sarah Palin. I'm not sure that Palin is interested in another run at VP or if she's got her eye on 2016. My preference would be either Rudy or Pawlenty.

This will be the subject of a webpoll in about an hour or two. Before I do, am I forgetting anybody?

10 comments:

  1. Perhaps the best option would be to find someone from the "next generation", like the Republican Governors that were mentioned. Control of the House an Senate will be vitally important to undo the damage of this administration (and especially if the Legacy Media and Crony Capitalists go all out and manage to win the Presidential election), so nominating a sitting Senator or Congressman is probably a bad option right now.

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  2. Chris Christie left the door open in an interview if he was asked by the nominee.

    I suspect when Romney wins he will be asked.

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  3. Why stop having a buffoon for vice-president now?
    Newt would fit in perfectly with the likes of Joe Biden,Al Gore and Dan Qualye.
    Comedy relief is a much needed asset these days.

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  4. I doubt that Newt Gingirch is way smarter then Joe Biden. and al Gore and Dan Quayle and he isn't a buffoon he knw where Alberta was and knew about the keystone pipe line and knew about our PM being a Conservative and knew his name so he is good in my books. but for VP you didn't put allen West in there. I f I were Newt or mitt romeny I would pick allen West. or herman Cain Both of them are smarter then Jobide I mean have you herd that guy speak he was at a rally for the troops he was saying this guys name asked him to stand up when he saw him the guy was on a wheel chair because he had no legs. thats how stupid he is,

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  5. SARAH PALIN...she'll raise the intellect of the ticket.

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  6. I am an American, and I can tell you that when Newt Gingrich wins: I DO NOT want Mitt Romney (or any other 'moderate' as our VP nominee). That was Ronald Reagan's mistake (and we have been paying for it since). What I would like is a young fresh conservative as VP (maybe someone with even better conservative record than Newt Gingrich), even a Rand Paul (to pull in Ron Paul's supporters) would be ok.

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  7. Speaking of "raising the intellect of the ticket",how about Condi Rice for VP?

    She's brilliant,experienced,a woman,and Afro-American.In debates ,Gingrich and Rice would soundly defeat either of the Democrat ticket.

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  8. dmorris that would be kewl anon I havce been watching the election so far looks good for newt Gingirch in florida he is ahead in the polls bye 9 points. that is a 22 point jump over nite. I hope he can maintain it.

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  9. Dorris, I agree with you Condi rice would be awesome. However, the VP usually attracts votes from some segment of the population that the president can't reach. I don't think Rice helps get votes. Conservatives are too anti-intellectual. I bet Santorum will be the VP he helps Newt get the social conservatives that are repulsed by Newt's sexual sleaze.

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