There are hints that Mitt Romney could jump in early with his Veep pick, in an effort to better combat the Obama/Biden ticket as a team sooner, rather than later:

The reasoning, advisers say, is that two candidates would be able to raise more money and engage Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in battle with polls showing Americans closely divided on whether to pick the Republican challenger or Democratic incumbent in the November 6 election.

The article names the usual suspects these days – Pawlenty, Portman, Jindal, Rubio, and Ayotte – as well as the occasionally rumored, but always denied, Condi Rice.

In the “Hypocrisy of the Week” segment, the NAACP required government issued photo ID for media to see AG Eric Holder speak in Texas, a state that Holder and the Department of Justice is suing to overturn a Voter ID law. Wrap your head around that one!

And finally, registered independents have ballooned in several battleground states, mainly at the expense of the Democratic party. These votes will likely hold the key to victory for either candidate.

Comments

  • Whodat

    Nobody ever listens to me, but I would use that photo I.D. requirement by the NAACP like Louisville Slugger.  I’d have ads with that running everywhere.  What a hypocracy!!!  But, we all know that.  They know it, we know it.  It is laughable!

    I, for one, would hate to see Romney name the VP before the convention for two reasons:  1)  The speculation keeps the issue toward the front of the news.  Once the issue is settled, it goes to the back.  2)  Romney does not need to share the spotlight with another Republican right now.  He needs to stay out front, talking good and letting independents get to know him.  He gets enough competition from Boehner and others.

    • Anonymous

      There is always hope that he somehow doesn’t get enough help from the RNC at the convention at blocking a second vote and Ron Paul wins the nomination.

      • Anonymous

        STUCK ON STUPID

        • Anonymous

          Romney isn’t doing it.  I don’t see him energizing the base and I don’t see him winning over independents.  He might win but, it will be because there isn’t another viable choice, not with any enthusiasm like the Tea Party in 2010.

          • Anonymous

            Are you NUTS?….never mind.

            He has already energized “the base”. He has raised $160 million in  a month. All credible polling says he is favored by Independents. How you can continue the same mantra from six months ago is astonishing in the face of such overwhelming evidence, Troy. Seriously, dude, we get it! We all realize you do not like Romney. But, for you to say such continuously silly things (not including the suggestion Paul still has a chance) only makes you lose any and all credibility whatsoever, for those of us who give you credit for still having some.

            • Anonymous

              He hasn’t energized anything.  The people have no where else to go.

              • Anonymous

                Sure they do, Troy. You have made it clear many times that you intend o vote third party, or not all. Both are legitimate options which I hope you stand by.

            • dw
              • Anonymous

                Whatever the case. The bottom line is votes. How silly you come off….lol

              • Anonymous

                Same point I made but you refuse to see the political landscape.

                As I said, Mitt may win but it won’t be because we are so enthused about him as a candidate.  He will win by default.

    • Whodat

      P.S. Awesome display of courage and candor today by Romney!!!!!!  Marching into the NAACP meeting took real ________, but then telling it like it is there took brass ones, no Titanium ones.  Betcha Obomb is wishing he was going and not just sending Biden. One might say, he is just “biden his time” til the election.  But, Romney done good and made some good points – if you can make any points with people who still generally believe O.J. is innocent.

      • Anonymous

        They do not believe OJ is innocent anymore than they believe that Obama has been a good President. Unfortunately, they are committed myopic single minded thinkers who will never allow facts and logic sway them away from any position that may appear to be against the party mantra. They are like the black version of Ron Paul supporters.

        • Anonymous

          Or Romney supporters who refuse to look at the problems associated with his campaign.  

          I don’t want Obama to get re-elected anymore then you but I still think the Republican candidate is lacking.

          This really is a Liberal vs Liberal-lite campaign.

  • Whodat

    Nobody ever listens to me, but I would use that photo I.D. requirement by the NAACP like Louisville Slugger.  I’d have ads with that running everywhere.  What a hypocracy!!!  But, we all know that.  They know it, we know it.  It is laughable!

    I, for one, would hate to see Romney name the VP before the convention for two reasons:  1)  The speculation keeps the issue toward the front of the news.  Once the issue is settled, it goes to the back.  2)  Romney does not need to share the spotlight with another Republican right now.  He needs to stay out front, talking good and letting independents get to know him.  He gets enough competition from Boehner and others.

    • Anonymous

      There is always hope that he somehow doesn’t get enough help from the RNC at the convention at blocking a second vote and Ron Paul wins the nomination.

      • Anonymous

        STUCK ON STUPID

        • Anonymous

          Romney isn’t doing it.  I don’t see him energizing the base and I don’t see him winning over independents.  He might win but, it will be because there isn’t another viable choice, not with any enthusiasm like the Tea Party in 2010.

          • Anonymous

            Are you NUTS?….never mind.

            He has already energized “the base”. He has raised $160 million in  a month. All credible polling says he is favored by Independents. How you can continue the same mantra from six months ago is astonishing in the face of such overwhelming evidence, Troy. Seriously, dude, we get it! We all realize you do not like Romney. But, for you to say such continuously silly things (not including the suggestion Paul still has a chance) only makes you lose any and all credibility whatsoever, for those of us who give you credit for still having some.

            • Anonymous

              He hasn’t energized anything.  The people have no where else to go.

              • Anonymous

                Sure they do, Troy. You have made it clear many times that you intend o vote third party, or not all. Both are legitimate options which I hope you stand by.

            • dw
              • Anonymous

                Whatever the case. The bottom line is votes. How silly you come off….lol

              • Anonymous

                Same point I made but you refuse to see the political landscape.

                As I said, Mitt may win but it won’t be because we are so enthused about him as a candidate.  He will win by default.

    • Whodat

      P.S. Awesome display of courage and candor today by Romney!!!!!!  Marching into the NAACP meeting took real ________, but then telling it like it is there took brass ones, no Titanium ones.  Betcha Obomb is wishing he was going and not just sending Biden. One might say, he is just “biden his time” til the election.  But, Romney done good and made some good points – if you can make any points with people who still generally believe O.J. is innocent.

      • Anonymous

        They do not believe OJ is innocent anymore than they believe that Obama has been a good President. Unfortunately, they are committed myopic single minded thinkers who will never allow facts and logic sway them away from any position that may appear to be against the party mantra. They are like the black version of Ron Paul supporters.

        • Anonymous

          Or Romney supporters who refuse to look at the problems associated with his campaign.  

          I don’t want Obama to get re-elected anymore then you but I still think the Republican candidate is lacking.

          This really is a Liberal vs Liberal-lite campaign.