Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Should McCain choose Romney ?

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.

2 comments:

Ted said...

It appears that it’s all down to Alaska Gov Sarah Palin or Mitt Romney, and team Romney fears Palin now has the best shot, so Romney camp is mounting a blogosphere-wide assault via Politico.

The tip-off that Politico is just a “promote Romney” piece is that it mentions EVERY NAME in the next two tiers of Veep prospects EXCEPT SARAH PALIN!!! — even names far more unlikely than Palin (since Romney camp knows Palin is the ONLY ONE who tops — I’ll say tops by far — Romney as McCain’s best pick).

Bottom line, Romney and Politico fear Palin most — as do the Dems and the MSM. (By the way, the Dems and MSM do not fear Romney the most — which says a lot.)

AOL, a main on-line pro-Obama/pro-Dem player, is now carrying the Politico piece promoting Romney buzz.

Clearly AOL wants McCain and the GOP to lose the general elction — hence they gladly promote Romney (no mention of Palin).

Also, CNN had Romney — kind of out of the blue — attacking Obama. Again, CNN, wanting McCain and the GOP to lose, gladly promotes Romney (to attempt to avert the Palin threat).

All the media frenzy which will surround the remarkable Palin “story” — essentially free to McCain — will be worth millions and millions of dollars of coverage and PR (more money than Romney would provide anyway).

RTS said...

Palin would be a better choice.....and it would be ironic,should McCain bite the big one in office, that a conservative Republican became the first female President.