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    Quote Originally Posted by huskrthill View Post
    Let's all keep in mind just how harmless the Vice President actually is.

    And is Bachmann really worse than Biden?
    It is a legitimate complaint by conservatives that Obamacare suffered in that there wasn't really an large consensus to create such a large, new social program. Dems pushed it through simply because they could.

    Isn't it reasonable then, in a similar way, to ask a party not to put into the Presidency a candidate who's social views are strong and around which there isn't really a large consensus, and for whom her sole claim to fame is expressing those views in a strong way?

    Your defense that she is only VP is relevant, and unlike with Palin, I don't immediately say that even on the risk that she could become President would I have to switch my vote. Unlike Palin, whose merely average intelligence and doctrinaire views I think potentially could have put the country into danger had she become President, I don't think Bachman makes the ticket unacceptable. But I would have to think out it.

    I want Rubio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huskrthill View Post
    I suppose an intelligent conservative woman WOULD seem worse to those on the left. I consider Biden to be more dangerous because he is generally a buffoon that is likely to trip over his tricycle and accidentally push the wrong button with his clown nose.
    An "intelligent conservative woman" would be worse for the 'left', politically. Fortunately, Bachmann wouldn't qualify due to the first adjective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedPhoenix View Post
    10 times worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huskernut View Post
    It is a legitimate complaint by conservatives that Obamacare suffered in that there wasn't really an large consensus to create such a large, new social program. Dems pushed it through simply because they could.

    Isn't it reasonable then, in a similar way, to ask a party not to put into the Presidency a candidate who's social views are strong and around which there isn't really a large consensus, and for whom her sole claim to fame is expressing those views in a strong way?

    Your defense that she is only VP is relevant, and unlike with Palin, I don't immediately say that even on the risk that she could become President would I have to switch my vote. Unlike Palin, whose merely average intelligence and doctrinaire views I think potentially could have put the country into danger had she become President, I don't think Bachman makes the ticket unacceptable. But I would have to think out it.

    I want Rubio.
    Me too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huskrthill View Post
    I suppose an intelligent conservative woman WOULD seem worse to those on the left. I consider Biden to be more dangerous because he is generally a buffoon that is likely to trip over his tricycle and accidentally push the wrong button with his clown nose.
    ...such anger. It is almost as if you just figured out that the Bachmanns accepted more than $300k in government farm subsidies and that she is as big of a hypocrite as there is in Washington!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squatchsker View Post
    Could we call her husband the second lady?

    You're mean in a really clever way. Keep up the good work.

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    Might as well, just to make the race interesting. Romney has no chance anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Husker Mort View Post
    ...such anger. It is almost as if you just figured out that the Bachmanns accepted more than $300k in government farm subsidies and that she is as big of a hypocrite as there is in Washington!
    almost....

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    As a registered democrat that would vote for Romney, don't pick a candidate that can hurt you. I would definitely put Bachman in that category. From a policy perspective the upper hand would still be there, but one would have to think of if something happened to the president and she would get the promotion.

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    Republicans just need someone that can deliver the South. Doesn't matter who it is.

    To Add: Michelle Bachman is not that someone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huskrthill View Post
    Let's all keep in mind just how harmless the Vice President actually is.

    And is Bachmann really worse than Biden?
    I would say significantly so. Biden has a missing filter between his brain and his mouth, but he's a bright guy, and his politics are mainstream, probably more so than his boss. Bachmann, on the other hand, is pretty far to the right of the conservative mainstream.

    In any event, the odds of Romney picking Bachman are roughly equal to the odds of his picking me.

    I still think that Rubio is by far the most logical pick.
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    Difference between Bachmann and Biden.

    Everyone has drank around someone like Biden, no one wants to be near Bachmann when drunk.
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    The only thing better would be if he announced Sarah Palin would be his Secretary of State.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedBlack&Blue View Post
    The only thing better would be if he announced Sarah Palin would be his Secretary of State.
    The only thing better would be if he announced Sarah Palin would be his secretary.

    This would be OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huskrthill View Post
    Let's all keep in mind just how harmless the Vice President actually is.

    And is Bachmann really worse than Biden?
    A thousand thousand times worse. I would love to see a debate between Biden and Bachmann. He would chew her up and spit her out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BasilLongfellow View Post
    Republicans just need someone that can deliver the South. Doesn't matter who it is.

    To Add: Michelle Bachman is not that someone.
    Deliver the south? Are there even any southern states that aren't already 'delivered' to Romney by virtue of 'black and Democrat' being "worse" than 'white, but Mormon' to the average Bible-belter?

    The only "southern" states in play seem to be Florida...again...and Virginia, with an outside chance at NC.

    It would appear he would do best to pick someone that could deliver the rust belt.

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    NYT says that ABC News says that the only female to have been vetted thus far by Team Mitt is Kelly Ayotte. She along with Rob Portman, Pawlenty, and Ryan. No Rubio yet. Sorry, no links...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedRum View Post
    As a registered democrat that would vote for Romney, don't pick a candidate that can hurt you. I would definitely put Bachman in that category. From a policy perspective the upper hand would still be there, but one would have to think of if something happened to the president and she would get the promotion.



    Quote Originally Posted by ChitownHusker View Post
    I would say significantly so. Biden has a missing filter between his brain and his mouth, but he's a bight guy, and his politics are mainstream, probably more so than his boss. Bachmann, on the other hand, is pretty far to the right of the conservative mainstream.

    In any event, the odds of Romney picking Bachman are roughly equal to the odds of his picking me.

    I still think that Rubio is by far the most logical pick.
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    Most VP candidates don't do much to deliver votes in November, but can have the potential to lose votes. The Hypocrats (with considerable assistance from the media) have been adhering closely to Saul Alinsky's rules to mitigate potential damage from their opponents by effectively ridiculing all conservative candidates, but especially conservative women, starting with Palen and then Bachmann and Haley. As a result, the Romney ticket will be unlikely to pick a woman and will stay in the middle of the road, whomever they choose. Romney is like a golfer going into the 18th hole with a three stroke lead. He's going to play it safe.
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