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Monday, June 30, 2008

The Mitt Romney Bubble

posted by on June 30 at 12:12 PM


Some folks get very excited when they hear Mitt Romney’s name. But I don’t think John McCain is seriously considering Mitt Romney as his running mate—despite Mitt’s name appearing at the supposed top of McCain’s alleged short list of potential VPs. Back when Romney was running for the top spot, I distinctly recall reading dozens of stories about the huge number of evangelical Christians wouldn’t and couldn’t vote for a Mormon. Remember this quote: “A vote for Romney is a vote for Satan”?

McCain has enough trouble with evangelical voters—particularly with Obama making inroads—without putting a Mormon on the ticket and reviving a divisive, distracting debate about whether or not Mormons are actually Christians. No, I think the McCain camp is floating Romney’s name as a distraction while they woo a running mate that will please the religious right and take some of those historic winds out Obama’s sails: Alan Keyes.

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romney as fudge packer?

Posted by Jiberish | June 30, 2008 12:22 PM

Oh my God. I would laugh and laugh and laugh if that was true. It could not get any more surreal and farcical than Alan Keyes as McCain's running mate.

I watched enough of the debates between Keyes and Obama in the IL Senate race to know that Keyes is the definition of batshit crazy. All Obama had to do was not say something like “Are you an effing moron?!” as a rebuttal and he was golden (a task that would have been very, very difficult for me – reason #107 why I am not a politician).

Posted by Julie | June 30, 2008 12:28 PM

Yeah, definite roffles @ Alan Keyes as McCain's running mate.

Posted by w7ngman | June 30, 2008 12:31 PM

Greeeeeeat picture

Posted by Non | June 30, 2008 12:32 PM

I think Alicia Keys Should be Barack's VP.

Posted by It's Mark Mitchell | June 30, 2008 12:36 PM

I think it might be Condi or Colin Powell.

Also, Lieberman comes to mind. But not Keys.

Posted by Original Monique | June 30, 2008 12:41 PM

I don't think having a loose cannon as V.P. is going to help. I still think it's Huckleberry.

Posted by Vince | June 30, 2008 12:41 PM

If only Romney had won the Republican nomination.

Posted by Trevor | June 30, 2008 1:06 PM

I get annoyed when people say Mitt Romney (or John Edwards, for that matter) "looks presidential." How loaded a statement is that?

Posted by Bub | June 30, 2008 1:27 PM

Alan Keyes?

From your lips to God's GOP-hating ears!

Would that they were insane enough to choose him ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 30, 2008 2:17 PM

oh, @5 for the win ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 30, 2008 2:26 PM

Years from now, I think I will still laugh myself sick everytime I see that photo of Mitt packing fudge. Thanks Dan!

Posted by kk | June 30, 2008 3:07 PM

Romney/Keyes '12

Posted by vooodooo84 | June 30, 2008 3:51 PM

The Alan Keyes that kicked his lesbian daughter out on the street when she came out? I really hope not!

Posted by ssevere | June 30, 2008 4:46 PM

Oh yes, evil grin here, Keys would be even more of a loser than Lieberman. Let's hope...

Posted by CP | June 30, 2008 7:43 PM

Alan Keys? Really? Are you high?

Also, @ 9: my boss (30 year old white woman from north Car-u-lan-a) said that very thing only a couple of days sad...

Posted by Mike in MO | June 30, 2008 7:50 PM

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).

Posted by Ted | July 1, 2008 2:49 AM

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