The Republicans are testing the waters; first, there was the article at politico.com that claims Romney tops McCain veep list. Then comes the interview in newsmax.com where Mitt Romney trashes Obama.
We're all wondering who McCain will pick as VP....after all, the guy is a pretty old geezer and it's possible that he might bite the big one while in office (assuming he wins,of course). For some Conservatives, his choice for VP could make all the difference in the world.
I had supported Romney in the Republican primaries, but I'm not sure that having him on the ticket would be enough to bring me back from the Bob Barr camp. I'm not at all happy with Romney's opinion on the recent Supreme Court decision regarding habeas corpus . In the Newsmax interview he compares giving the terrorists habeas corpus to "calling up the local police department and asking the DA to prosecute them.”
Romney is right,on the other hand, when he says,
“What we’re facing right now in al-Qaida and global violent jihadism is an enemy which has relatively crude weapons but highly motivated warriors.Over the next decade or two, they will surely obtain highly sophisticated weapons with massive casualty potential. Now is the time to stop this enemy, because the consequences of ignoring them until they have massive casualty capability are almost unthinkable.”
It's obvious that the GOP favors military action in fighting terrorists, but I'm just not sure how the Republicans want to deal with the jihadists once we capture them.