****Correction: I covered a lot of ground in this segment below posted yesterday and forgot to add one major point here. One way Romney can lose in 2012 is if he chooses a running mate who is either un-vetted or controversial. Case in point Ron Paul. Plainly, if Romney chooses Paul as his VP then—due to Paul’s questionable associations, beliefs on Israel, “911 Truth”, immigration, and a foreign policy that borders on the absurd—I and many others will not vote. I’ve made the case against Paul so many times now I can barely keep count. My latest segment covered how Paul’s supporters may be disenfranchised with the Texas Congressman on the notion that he never intended to win in both 2008 and 2012 and may have taken them for a ride. However, it seems like a few left over flying monkeys are going try to use their delegates to get him nominated as VP or something.
Then there’s the Governor of Puerto Rico Luis Fortuno. Fortuno is not on the media’s radar currently, the same way Sarah Palin was not in 2008. Though like Palin in 2008, his name is mentioned by those who follow presidential politics closely. Back in December 2011, I said that if the GOP and Romney nominates Fortuno—who heads the New Progressive Party of Puerto Rico—it would be a mistake.
I personally believe that Mitt Romney is going to play safe with his VP choice and possibly nominate a fellow boring RINO like Bob Portman or Tim Pawlenty. This will likely not hurt or help Romney if he goes this way. A wildcard could be Michelle Bachmann to try to recreate the Palin magic of 2008 that the Romney camp considers “poisonous.” But I doubt it. And the Palin magic of 2008 will probably never be re-created by anyone in the Republican Party anytime in the near future.
Speaking of criticizing McCain’s “perilous” Palin pick in 2008, MSNBC Morning Ho host Joe Scarborough has an article in Politico today doing just that. He claims that McCain chose Palin not because she had what it took, but because she was most likely to get a reality show out of it…or something. Morning Ho also repeats the old lie that Palin gave us Barack Obama. Am I the only one to point out the obvious in Scarborough’s piece? Five paragraph’s down he writes: “And Joe Biden is one of the best things Barack Obama has going for him.”
Enough said. Anyone now wonder why he has the lowest rated political morning show in the country? –Mr.L