Friday, August 22, 2008

VPs: Colon Powel and Mitt Romney?????

I know he isn't really in the limelight, but there was one report that Colon Powel has endorsed Obama. Then, later that same day, Colon Powel said the claim was not true.

Either way, I think that Colon Powel would be the perfect VP pick for Obama.

Why? Because Colon Powel is a man who said he is a republican, and he was also a military leader during a time of war. This is exactly what Obama needs.

I don't know what states Powel would help pull in, if any. But, does it really matter? Powel has the experience that Obama lacks.

Now, on another note, lets talk about McCain. Of course this would depend on who Obama picks and what state his pick might help him pull in, but as I play around with Real Clear Politics state polling data, and run that data into 270 to win political map, I figure that McCain only needs Michigan to win.

So, it would only make sense that Mitt Romney would be the best choice for McCain.

Why not. What McCain even said himself that his strength is military and his weakness is the economy. Mitt Romney is an economic expert.

Not only that, but Romney grew up in Michigan, and most certainly would pull in several votes from that state -- my state.

I know that a lot of people, including my friend, would not vote for him because he is a Morman.

"Why won't you vote for him because he is a Morman?" I asked.

"Because Morman's believe everyone who is not a Morman is going to go to hell, and I dont' think that is true."

Good point. Still, I think Romney would be the best VP for McCain. Is that who he will pick? Who knows.

I'm a peon here, just giving my 10 cents worth.

Another thought would be: who cares. Some experts say that a VP had historically NOT brought in any states. A VP should not be someone who will bring in a state, but someone like Dick Chainy who will provide expertise.

Well, I suppose we'll find out at 10:00 tomorrow who Obama brings in. And, McCain will wait until just prior to the Republican National Convention.

17 comments:

Nikki said...

Just an FYI...Mormons don't believe that whoever is not Mormon is going to hell. We don't believe in hell. We believe in 3 degrees of glory and each is a degree of salvation for all people. I don't know a Mormon who would say someone was going to "hell" for not believing in Mormonism. especially when in our doctrine there is no such place. Just a clarification. Mormons have a value system the same as most evangelicals though our doctrines are different we do have common ground in many areas.
I heard today that McCain is polling quite well when teamed up with Romney. His numbers jump to 50%...you never know he could pull out someone no one has thought of as well. I guess Obama could too. its official. We are junkies. :)N

Freadom said...

Thanks for the information Nikki. Even though I didn't vote for Romney in the primary, I want him to be the VP. In fact, I didn't vote for McCain either, and I want him to be the P. So, I guess I've come full circle.

Khaki Elephant said...

I'll keep saying it, I'd just love for McCain to pick Sarah Palin. It would shake up the campaign like no other pick (well, except Condi). I frankly don't see any other pick making a very big splash. I certainly don't think Romney's religion would even be worth a fundementalist evengelical's time to discuss from the Veep spot. Especially given the hits Obama has taken over religion.

DB said...

I think McCain should pick Romney too. The Republican Party needs to do whats best for the country, not what's best for a small segment of their base. Romney, Lieberman, or Ridge will ensure that McCain isn't tied down to specific interest groups.

Ted said...

Despite the Dems and the allied main stream media’s desperation to see Romney as McCain’s Veep, Mitt is clearly out, with (1) Obama doubling down on the class warfare theme (McCain’s 7 houses) and (2) McCain doubling down with ads showing the hypocrisy of Biden attacking Obama in the primaries — Romney did way more than that contra McCain.

This leaves only Govs Sarah Palin and Tim Pawlenty. Pro-abortion Ridge and Dem-Lieberman were never real considerations, despite relentless media goading. Pawlenty’s lackluster TV performances, coupled with Palin pizzazz, the primacy of oil drilling and the ticked off women/Hillary voters, does now portend a McCain/Palin checkmate on the Dems. This is so albeit the Dems and liberal media dare not mention Palin’s name, that is, everyone but…..

And if there’s any question as to Palin being uniquely positioned and able to more than nullify Biden in debate, see the excellent discussion at palinforvp.blogspot.com

Team McCain, well done!!!

Glenna said...

I would love Colin Powell to run. I always respected him for dropping out the first time because the media was going after his wife and he said he woudln't have them attacking his family. A far cry from Edwards who used his cancer-riddled wife to stump for him and cheated on her at the same time. Powell will probably never run because he's so loyal to his family.

Freadom said...

Well, we know there was no chance of Colon Powel getting into this race. However, I'd much rather C.P. be running on the democratic side than either Obama or Biden.

To this point I hadn't heard Palin's name mentioned. I think a big splash is exactly what McCain could use. I also know that McCain and Romney don't much care for each other. Then again, Reagan and his VP weren't the best of friends either, and they panned out quite nicely.

I'll have to check out this Palin gal -- well, you know what I mean.

Freadom said...

Glenna, I was thinking about what you said, and I respected Powel too for not running for family reasons. That's exactly why I would never get involved in politics. And, while I have nothing to hide, I'd hate for people to be prying into my personal life, and my past to find little things to try to break me down. That, I think, is why so many good people do not get into politics. I think I wrote about that once. I'll have to see if I can find it and link to it here.

Anthony Palmer said...

If you're talking about 1996, one reason why Colin Powell didn't run was because his wife feared for his safety.

I think Powell is a moderate Republican. Socially moderate, strong on defense, fiscal moderate to conservative. The GOP seems more of a natural fit for him, but the religious right wing of the party has made the GOP a less hospitable place for Republicans like Christopher Shays, Lincoln Chafee, and Colin Powell.

As for Sarah Palin, that would be a bold choice, but she's got her own ethical issues to worry about back in Alaska. Democrats would feed on the "Republican corruption" line. She's also younger than Obama and is the first term governor of the 49th largest state. So the "inexperience" weapon might be negated.

She would definitely be a tough candidate for Biden to debate though. The debate between Hillary Clinton and Rick Lazio from 2000 comes to mind.

Freadom said...

Anthony, your wisdom is always appreciated here and respected. It's been hard to keep up on all these VP potentials, and that's where I rely on you guys.

The safety issue has been brought up from time to time concerning Obama too. They have to have some pretty good confidence in the Secret Service. And they have done a pretty darn good job in recent years.

Throwing Stones said...

Great Blog, I'm in full agreement.

DD2 aka Debonair Dude said...

I like Colon Powel, but he is not the right guy at this time.
It would be pandering to the Blacks and the Blacks don't like Colon Powel, to them he's an Uncle Tom.
No Mccain has to pick a real Conservative to get the Conservative base back in his camp, I think that Mitt Romney is the man that could do that

S.W. Anderson said...

Freadom, you do realize you're misspelling Colin Powell's name, don't you? It comes across as likening the man to a section of intestine, and I don't think that's what you mean to do.

Just a heads up; I'm not trying to be a troll.

S,W, Anderson said...

"Romney, Lieberman, or Ridge will ensure that McCain isn't tied down to specific interest groups."

You really don't think Romney is tied to the too-rich-to-pay-taxes corporate/Wall St. wing of the GOP?

You don't realize that in some corner of his mind, Lieberman considers Israel the 51st state and must be AIPAC's idea of the perfect senator?

Seems hard to believe.

Freadom said...

Actually, my FAVORITE pick for VP would be Newt Gingrich. He's the smartest man in the world in my opinion. However, we have to save him in case Obama wins and he can be the savior like R.R. was in 1980.

Anthony Palmer said...

DD2,

On what basis do you believe Blacks don't like Colin Powell?

He is very much respected among Blacks and he'd easily win a majority of the Black vote should he ever run for President.

Being a Black Republican does not necessarily make someone an Uncle Tom.

Freadom said...

I corrected the Collen Powel spelling error.

On a side note, Powel is one person I'd consider voting for whether he ran as a republican or democrat.