Friday, January 20, 2012


Just up at the Huffington Post (emphasis added):

In a radio interview with Sean Hannity on Friday, Mitt Romney floated several names of politicians who he believes would make good running mates for the eventual GOP presidential nominee.

When asked by Hannity who would make "anybody's short list," Romney ticked off the names of many Republican governors, including Brian Sandoval of Nevada, Susana Martinez of New Mexico, Chris Christie of New Jersey, Nikki Haley of South Carolina, Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Bob McDonnell of Virginia. He also named two former governors-- Haley Barbour of Mississippi and Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota....

Really, Mitt? Haley Barbour? A guy who's pardoned eight men who killed their wives or girlfriends, two of them earlier this month as part of a 215-person pardon-palooza that included 27 people convicted of murder or manslaughter? A guy who, now that he's left office, is moving back instantly to his former extremely lucrative career as a lobbyist, as well as a speaker earning five figures per corporate speech? You mentioned him today, Mitt?

And you're the "electable" Republican? The one with the best chance of winning?


c u n d gulag said...


"Boss Hogg?"

As VP?

Yes, you go there, Mitt.

You want a ticket of a you - one of the top 1% of the top 1%, and one of the all time biggest lobbyists?

Please, please - go there.


Romeny/McDonnell - bank on it!

Steve M. said...

If Romney thinks he's going to make a point by picking a governor rather than a senator, which is what the story suggests (and which will go way over most voters' heads), then, yeah, I think it really might be McDonnell rather than Rubio.

Danp said...

Out of the 8 candidates he named, 3 were first elected governor in 2010 and 2 were elected in 2009. I'm guessing he thought Sarah Palin was the perfect choice in '08. Based on this and the current presidential race, the conventional wisdom seems to be that no Republican with a past is electable.

Paragon said...

Three words sum this up: buck buck buCAW!

gocart mozart said...

He should pick Calista Gingrich. I think they share the same hard drive. Also operating system.