Gov. Bob McDonnell a finalist in Veepstakes

  1. You have chosen to ignore posts from BetheKoolaid. Show BetheKoolaid's posts

    Gov. Bob McDonnell a finalist in Veepstakes

    Influential pollster Dick Morris is a strong supporter of Marco Rubio for VP, but opined this evening on The O'Reilly Factor that Bob McDonnell will be the selection, due to his strong economic success in Virginia. This was reflected in the latest Virginia budget surplus of $130 million, the third in a row.

    Total revenue collections rose by 5.4 percent, ahead of the forecast of 4.5 percent. This marks the second straight year that revenue growth has exceeded 5 percent.

    The Virginia governor, experienced analysts note, is a staunchly pro-life Catholic with a fiscally conservative reputation and no known opposition among evangelicals, whose votes have been vital to GOP electoral success and many of whom are skeptical about Mr. Romney’s Mormon religion.

    "Virginia continues to demonstrate that conservative fiscal management, a focus on government efficiency, and bipartisan efforts to bolster our economic development and job creation programs can speed economic recovery in the Commonwealth,” McDonnell said.

     
  2. You have chosen to ignore posts from skeeter20. Show skeeter20's posts

    Re: Gov. Bob McDonnell a finalist in Veepstakes

    The person who will be selected for vp has yet to be mentioned.
     
  3. You have chosen to ignore posts from Firewind. Show Firewind's posts

    Re: Gov. Bob McDonnell a finalist in Veepstakes

    Is Gov. McDonnell self-made, or does Virginia get much federal government money?
     
  4. You have chosen to ignore posts from BetheKoolaid. Show BetheKoolaid's posts

    Re: Gov. Bob McDonnell a finalist in Veepstakes

    In Response to Re: Gov. Bob McDonnell a finalist in Veepstakes:
    [QUOTE]Is Gov. McDonnell self-made, or does Virginia get much federal government money?
    Posted by Firewind[/QUOTE]

    Virginia is similar to Maryland, both have a border with DC , and both have many federal employees and contractors...
    So if it is the federal government that is responsible, then Maryland would be prospering, too.

    Maryland under uber-liberal Governor Martin O'Malley is doing lousy economically, their state budget is bleeding, jobs and companies are leaving, they are looking at casinos to bail them out.
    Virginia is thriving...

    " Since 2007, taxes and fees have been raised 24 times in Maryland, taking an additional $2.4 billion out of the economy each year. That explains why two states with similar economies, demographics, and a shared dependence on federal government employment and procurement sharply diverge in job growth. Maryland's unemployment rate is a full point higher than Virginia's and just last month the state led the nation in job loss, according to the Labor Department's April numbers..."
     
     
  5. You have chosen to ignore posts from UserName99. Show UserName99's posts

    Re: Gov. Bob McDonnell a finalist in Veepstakes

    Governor Ultrasound would not be a wise choice if you want to draw socially liberal independent voters.....there are a lot of them too.
     
  6. You have chosen to ignore posts from BetheKoolaid. Show BetheKoolaid's posts

    Re: Gov. Bob McDonnell a finalist in Veepstakes

    Breaking news:
    Republicans are pro-life, so the idea McDonnell is extremist in this issue is a big stretch.
    Independent voters are concerned about the deficit, massive overspending and economic woes.
    A resume of proven fiscal success with a booming economy, limiting government spending, budget surpluses and a low unemployment rate would attract Independents' interest.
    The Virginia economic success story would be a big hit nationally, as would McDonnell himself, a rising star. 
     
  7. You have chosen to ignore posts from MattyScornD. Show MattyScornD's posts

    Re: Gov. Bob McDonnell a finalist in Veepstakes

    So, a former one-term governor of a blue state with a spotty record - except for a popular health care reform law...

    ...hires a more successful, more popular governor from a purple state as his running mate...?


    What could possibly go wrong...??

     
  8. You have chosen to ignore posts from DirtyWaterLover. Show DirtyWaterLover's posts

    Re: Gov. Bob McDonnell a finalist in Veepstakes

    In Response to Re: Gov. Bob McDonnell a finalist in Veepstakes:
    [QUOTE]Is Gov. McDonnell self-made, or does Virginia get much federal government money?
    Posted by Firewind[/QUOTE]

    I think the secret to doing well in a down economy is to rake in as much Federal money as possible.

    from Bloomberg;

    “We are very concerned about the impact that sequestration could have on Virginia’s economy,” Bolling said in te statement. He added, “It could also deliver a devastating blow to the private-sector defense contractors who make up a big part of Virginia’s economy, especially in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads."

    The same day, the state’s attorney general,made the same point in his own statement for the Romney campaign. And the campaign hosted a conference call where Representative Randy Forbes, a Virginia Republican, said, “If you look at it from an economic point of view, this is something that is going to have an enormous, devastating blow on Virginia, especially in northern Virginia and in the Hampton Roads area.” There would be “a huge impact on beauty salons, restaurants, car dealers, the entire economy.”

    Virginia accounted for 10.8 percent of federal defense spending in fiscal 2009, making the state the top recipient.

     
  9. You have chosen to ignore posts from skeeter20. Show skeeter20's posts

    Re: Gov. Bob McDonnell a finalist in Veepstakes

    In response to "Re: Gov. Bob McDonnell a finalist in Veepstakes": [QUOTE]Governor Ultrasound would not be a wise choice if you want to draw socially liberal independent voters.....there are a lot of them too. Posted by UserName99[/QUOTE] Why would Romney want to draw socially liberal independents? If one is so tied to their socially liberal viewpoint that they can't see how dramatically Obama has failed, Romney's not going to get them anyways. Besides, I always find it so funny that conservatives need to reach out to social liberals, yet liberals NEVER need to reach out to social conservatives. Huh.
     
  10. You have chosen to ignore posts from UserName99. Show UserName99's posts

    Re: Gov. Bob McDonnell a finalist in Veepstakes

    In Response to Re: Gov. Bob McDonnell a finalist in Veepstakes:
    [QUOTE]In response to "Re: Gov. Bob McDonnell a finalist in Veepstakes": Why would Romney want to draw socially liberal independents? If one is so tied to their socially liberal viewpoint that they can't see how dramatically Obama has failed, Romney's not going to get them anyways. Besides, I always find it so funny that conservatives need to reach out to social liberals, yet liberals NEVER need to reach out to social conservatives. Huh.
    Posted by skeeter20[/QUOTE]

    I've changed my position.  Romney might not want to repel socially liberal independents by choosing McDonnell...that better?

    Besides, I always find it so funny that conservatives need to reach out to social liberals, yet liberals NEVER need to reach out to social conservatives. Huh.

    Don't need to...they're dying off.
     
  11. You have chosen to ignore posts from kelldog1. Show kelldog1's posts

    Re: Gov. Bob McDonnell a finalist in Veepstakes


     
         Great news I'm sure he will deliver the female vote....
     
  12. You have chosen to ignore posts from skeeter20. Show skeeter20's posts

    Re: Gov. Bob McDonnell a finalist in Veepstakes

    In response to "Re: Gov. Bob McDonnell a finalist in Veepstakes": [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Gov. Bob McDonnell a finalist in Veepstakes : I've changed my position.  Romney might not want to repel socially liberal independents by choosing McDonnell...that better? Besides, I always find it so funny that conservatives need to reach out to social liberals, yet liberals NEVER need to reach out to social conservatives. Huh. Don't need to...they're dying off. Posted by UserName99[/QUOTE] Dying off? Actually not true. Conservatism ison the rise. There is a Gallup pol to that effect. Look it up. Stop living in a bubble of your own brilliance. I know you think your hip/now ring-in-your-nose liberalism is on the rise, but seriously. Look over the landscape of the future. Two things are on the rise: liberal fascism, and conservatism. Which are you?
     
  13. You have chosen to ignore posts from UserName99. Show UserName99's posts

    Re: Gov. Bob McDonnell a finalist in Veepstakes

    In Response to Re: Gov. Bob McDonnell a finalist in Veepstakes:
    [QUOTE]In response to "Re: Gov. Bob McDonnell a finalist in Veepstakes": Dying off?  Which are you?
    Posted by skeeter20[/QUOTE

    People only get 2 choices in your mind?  You're either a conservative or your a liberal fascist?
     
  14. You have chosen to ignore posts from skeeter20. Show skeeter20's posts

    Re: Gov. Bob McDonnell a finalist in Veepstakes

    In response to "Re: Gov. Bob McDonnell a finalist in Veepstakes": [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Gov. Bob McDonnell a finalist in Veepstakes : [QUOTE]In response to "Re: Gov. Bob McDonnell a finalist in Veepstakes": Dying off?  Which are you? Posted by skeeter20[/QUOTE People only get 2 choices in your mind?  You're either a conservative or your a liberal fascist? Posted by UserName99[/ Don't be an idiot. These are the two growth segments. I guess you fancy yourself something else, which considering you started with the premise that conservatism is dying off( it is not), and your posts are largely reminiscent of statism, I assume you are the other. Perhaps I am wrong. So, please take this opportunity to self-identify.
     
  15. You have chosen to ignore posts from massmoderateJoe. Show massmoderateJoe's posts

    Re: Gov. Bob McDonnell a finalist in Veepstakes

    In Response to Re: Gov. Bob McDonnell a finalist in Veepstakes:
    [QUOTE]So, a former one-term governor of a blue state with a spotty record - except for a popular health care reform law... ...hires a more successful, more popular governor from a purple state as his running mate...? What could possibly go wrong...??
    Posted by MattyScornD[/QUOTE]

    Correct; Romney can't afford to be out shined.  He needs a foreign policy strenght candidate not another Governor.  I'm beginning to think that Romney will go bold with Condi Rice.  She could implement the Bush Doctrine better then quick-draw drone war Obama.
     
  16. You have chosen to ignore posts from DirtyWaterLover. Show DirtyWaterLover's posts

    Re: Gov. Bob McDonnell a finalist in Veepstakes

    In response to "Re: Gov. Bob McDonnell a finalist in Veepstakes": [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Gov. Bob McDonnell a finalist in Veepstakes : Correct; Romney can't afford to be out shined.  He needs a foreign policy strenght candidate not another Governor.  I'm beginning to think that Romney will go bold with Condi Rice.  She could implement the Bush Doctrine better then quick-draw drone war Obama. Posted by massmoderateJoe[/QUOTE] Oh goody. More wars. Because sending in hundreds of thousands of troops is so much better than sending in an unmanned drone. I hope he picks Condi. I hope he picks the last person Bush talked to before giving the order to invade Iraq. Bush said, "Condi? Do you think we should attack?". Rice said, "Yes Mr. President, we should attack". The single worst foreign policy move in the history of the country.
     
  17. You have chosen to ignore posts from massmoderateJoe. Show massmoderateJoe's posts

    Re: Gov. Bob McDonnell a finalist in Veepstakes

    In Response to Re: Gov. Bob McDonnell a finalist in Veepstakes:
    [QUOTE]In response to "Re: Gov. Bob McDonnell a finalist in Veepstakes": Oh goody. More wars. Because sending in hundreds of thousands of troops is so much better than sending in an unmanned drone. I hope he picks Condi. I hope he picks the last person Bush talked to before giving the order to invade Iraq. Bush said, "Condi? Do you think we should attack?". Rice said, "Yes Mr. President, we should attack". The single worst foreign policy move in the history of the country.
    Posted by DirtyWaterLover[/QUOTE]


    Did you read Bush's book?  Bush was the decider.

    All Obama is doing is implementing the Bush Doctrine; exclusive of the Iraq mistake.
     
  18. You have chosen to ignore posts from massmoderateJoe. Show massmoderateJoe's posts

    Re: Gov. Bob McDonnell a finalist in Veepstakes

    In Response to Re: Gov. Bob McDonnell a finalist in Veepstakes:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Gov. Bob McDonnell a finalist in Veepstakes : Exactly. And yet he's not a moderate?  His Presidency has been to continue or expand Bush policies of every sort. He's such a moderate that modern conservatives hate him for passing a health care bill ripped from a Republican and full of conservative ideas from the 90s.
    Posted by WhatDoYouWantNow[/QUOTE]

    You can't take an economic socialist, social policy liberal and average him out against a nation building neocon and say you have a moderate.
     
  19. You have chosen to ignore posts from BobinVa. Show BobinVa's posts

    Re: Gov. Bob McDonnell a finalist in Veepstakes

    In Response to Re: Gov. Bob McDonnell a finalist in Veepstakes:
    [QUOTE]modern conservatives hate him for passing a health care bill ripped from a Republican and full of conservative ideas from the 90s.
    Posted by WhatDoYouWantNow[/QUOTE]

    That is absolutely false, this mantra that Obamacare is conservative  is beyond absurd. There were zero Republican votes for the Obamacare bureaucratic nightmare, because Obama refused to compromise one iota, period. Even RINOS like Susan Collins couldnt stomach it.
    Obamacare is statism, socialism, pure and unadulterated. Thousands of pages which no one read; hundreds of unaccountable bureaucratic agencies; top down direction from Washington; this is conservative? Only to radicals...
    What the Heritage Foundation said in the 1990s about market solutions to try and head off the even more toxic HillaryCare has no relevance. 
     

Share