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Monday, February 25, 2008

The Portman, uh, boost

Toda's Quinnipiac poll has some interesting numbers. See question 13:

13. If Republican presidential candidate John McCain picked former cabinet member and U.S. Representative Rob Portman as his running mate would that make you more likely to vote for McCain for president, less likely to vote for McCain for president or wouldn't it make a difference?

Turns out more voters say they'd be less likely to vote for McCain if Portman were his pick.

Even among Southwest Ohioans and Republicans, it makes almost no difference.


15 Comments:

at 7:31 PM, February 25, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCain needs Mitt Romney. One handles foreign policy and one can handle the US economy.

 
at 8:04 PM, February 25, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about Romney? He has money and can't be bribed.

 
at 8:18 PM, February 25, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I prefer Mitt. I like McCain to protect America.
This Obama approach is like spitballs against Iran.
Hillary has absolutely no clue; Bill is chasing skirts!

 
at 9:14 PM, February 25, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rob needs to be Ohio's sitting Governor next go round - then he'd be the MAN as VP or more.

Actually like many (not all) of
Strickland's positions but the image of his prancing/dancing around Hillary when introducing her was simply unbelieveable. Hillary actually looked embarassed & that doesn't happen often. Was he drunk?

 
at 10:27 PM, February 25, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The right-wingers are desperate now. Mitt The Flip-Flopper, on the ticket with Saint John McCain, the philandering, hypocritical lobbyist's best freind?

Newsflash: Mitt's son said today that the Mittster might get back into the race. Even he knows that McCain's Double Talk Express is in big trouble. No surprise that you didn't read about it in the Enquirer.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2008/02/romneyback.html

Bye-Bye GOP.....

 
at 11:14 PM, February 25, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rom would be a good pick unless Johnny Mac said some unsavory things about him that have been captured forever on YouTube. Or vice-versa.

 
at 11:21 PM, February 25, 2008 Anonymous ex gop said...

John McCain's single-issue campaign just does not inspire me. Any Republican President would keep us in Iraq until that country is able to defend itself, the Democrats too, despite what they tell their supporters. Here are some things you will not hear John McCain campaign on: serious tax reform, a real commitment to energy independence, a proven desire to help lower income people move up, preventative healthcare, and a pledge to secure the border and never support amnesty. I will vote for Mike Huckabee. If John McCain is in a hurry to attain the nomination, that's too bad. He just doesn't bring much to the table.

 
at 12:09 AM, February 26, 2008 Blogger Nathan Wissman said...

Imagine that, someone associated with the failed Bush administration would drag down the GOP's ticket.

 
at 12:09 AM, February 26, 2008 Blogger Nathan Wissman said...

Imagine that, someone associated with the failed Bush administration would drag down the GOP's ticket.

 
at 1:07 AM, February 26, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Less. But for different reasons. Rob Portman, despite being rather willing to carry water for the Bush Administration, is not intrinsically, in his heart of hearts, a neocon or a warmongerer. If he wants to have a political future, then he would do better to stay away from McCain and the Bush legacy that McCain embraces.

 
at 5:43 AM, February 26, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, Portman leaves Washington to spend more time with his family, and is now considering a Senate run and a VP slot?

Makes me think he really wanted to just put some distance between himself and W so W's stain wouldn't be too permanent upon him.

 
at 7:07 AM, February 26, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rob Portman would be great and could help carry Ohio! He would be much better than Romney on the economic side as he is a proven fiscal conservative.

 
at 7:39 AM, February 26, 2008 Anonymous throw them in jail said...

thanks to the excesses of the bush crime family and the neocons, the republicans are going to go down in flames in 2008. you would be a fool to even vote for a republican dog catcher.

if portman has a lick of sense he will stay far away from this years contest so that he will be unsoiled in a future attempt.

 
at 10:56 PM, February 26, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCain/Portman '08 would carry the great state of Ohio!

 
at 8:32 AM, March 06, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Portman clearly would be a plus. Bush, did one thing right when he utilized Portman who does nothing but produce. Our country would greatly benefit (not just conservatives) with Portman's hypothetical involvement.

I'd like to see the Quinnipiac's summary on their poll. I even wonder if their sampling was sufficient.

 
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