Monday open thread

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Filed Under Open Thread on Aug 6 

There’s breaking news this Monday! Donald Trump told Fox this morning that he’s wanted at the convention, though he doesn’t say by whom.

Also today, the WSJ goes after little Harry “I have a source” Reid in a tough editorial. (Side bar: I got a call over the weekend from a source in Nevada that said when Harry Reid was home a few weeks ago, he ate a live sheep at a fundraiser and made sweaters from its wool for everyone who wrote a check that night.)

In case anyone has forgotten, Reid lives in the Ritz Carlton Hotel in DC.

Meanwhile, the adults are getting serious about The Veep Stakes and Paul Ryan’s name is rising again. Is he a Game Changer?

The first list of GOP Convention speakers has been released and the inclusion of Condi Rice would seem to finally rule her out as a Veep choice. Also on the list: Haley, Huck, McCain.

Finally, July numbers are in and Team Romney/GOP thumped the democrats raising $101 million to their $75. Are we entering an era where the bar for becoming president sits at a billion dollars?

Comments

  • The Truth

    RAND PAUL. It’s not too late and the PAUL MACHINE will come to Romney’s side overnite!

    • Anonymous

      The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round……

  • The Truth

    RAND PAUL. It’s not too late and the PAUL MACHINE will come to Romney’s side overnite!

    • Anonymous

      The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round……

  • Steve M.

    I just don’t see Ryan. I think it ties Romney to the Ryan budget plan. Right now he has the ability to support it loosely and wiggle away from it when something unpopular shows up or it’s shown to be impossible and full of nonsense. Picking Ryan takes away that ability — a risky move that Romney is not prone to taking.

  • Steve M.

    I just don’t see Ryan. I think it ties Romney to the Ryan budget plan. Right now he has the ability to support it loosely and wiggle away from it when something unpopular shows up or it’s shown to be impossible and full of nonsense. Picking Ryan takes away that ability — a risky move that Romney is not prone to taking.

  • Anonymous

    I would love Paul Ryan as VP.  That would mean we would have a real Republican in 2020.

    • Anonymous

      2020??? Wow. I am just hoping to get a Republican in November of 2012. If you are assuming that Ryan would be the veep for eight years than you must also be assuming that not only will Romney win in 2012 be he will be so popular that he will win his reelection in 2016 and his coat-tails will carry his veep into 2020.

      Nice. I like that scenario!

      • Anonymous

        I shutter at the alternative.

  • Anonymous

    I would love Paul Ryan as VP.  That would mean we would have a real Republican in 2020.

    • Anonymous

      2020??? Wow. I am just hoping to get a Republican in November of 2012. If you are assuming that Ryan would be the veep for eight years than you must also be assuming that not only will Romney win in 2012 be he will be so popular that he will win his reelection in 2016 and his coat-tails will carry his veep into 2020.

      Nice. I like that scenario!

      • Anonymous

        I shutter at the alternative.

  • Anonymous

    “Are we entering an era where the bar for becoming president sits at a billion dollars?”

    Yes. 

  • Anonymous

    “Are we entering an era where the bar for becoming president sits at a billion dollars?”

    Yes.