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Nothing like killing time with a post about VP speculation to ruin a perfectly good day. The rumors and leaks are flying at breakneck speed and NBC News thinks they have the definitive rumor of the day.

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Report from First Read:

We can say with a high degree of confidence that Mitt Romney’s vice-presidential pick has largely come down to three men: former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan.

And it’s more than possible that Romney has already made up his mind. All three VP finalists bring something different to the table. Pawlenty is the loyal outsider, who would enable a Romney-Pawlenty ticket to run as former governors vowing to take on Washington; Pawlenty also potentially would add some blue-collar appeal to the ticket. Portman would be the insider, someone who knows the ways of Washington and who could help govern starting on Day 1. And Ryan would be the crusader, who wants to substantially transform America’s entitlement programs and who would excite a good portion of the GOP’s conservative base.

Indeed, Ryan has emerged a VERY REAL possibility, but he also brings the most risk. If Romney selects him, it’s more than conceivable that the dominant campaign discussion in the fall won’t be the economy — but rather the deficit and Medicare. Of course, there was already a good chance the Ryan plan will get plenty attention regardless of Romney’s VP pick.

NBC thinks either Ryan, Portman or Pawlenty. That flies in the face of those thinking Jindal or Rubio are in the mix. That again flies in the face of the Weekly Standard which recently said New Jersey Governor Chris Christie could still be in the mix. I’ll give an outside prediction and say Hillary Clinton might be in the mix just to keep it interesting.

The real answer? Nobody has a clue except Romney and his inner circle. Of course, don’t forget you can get the notification via the “Mitt’s VP” app if you’re so inclined.

Your guess is as good as mine.

17 COMMENTS

  1. Ron Paul to WIN — or America to END 2012!

    All REAL Americans, and ALL the People around the world— that believe in Liberty, Prosperity, Honesty, Truth, Goodness and Self-determination —are for Ron Paul.

    President Paul wants to save our Nation and heal the World, and desires nothing for himself — making him a True Patriot (unlike the megalomaniacs that want The Presidency, so they can get a bigger pie, and engorge themselves further at the people’s expense — marking them as Leeches on the path to suck US dry)!

    Ron Paul has awoken the Sleeping Giant that is We, The People! We are growing in numbers and our voice is no longer distant thunder — but a Roaring Storm that’s approaching and eventually will wipe out the PUPPETEERS that have stolen Our Nation!

    We are the MANY, while the Criminals in Power, that want to control us, are the FEW (and their subhuman squeals are getting weaker)!

  2. Google — what travesty (click your full name…and Google will show all your personal INFO — such as your home address, where you work, home and business phone number, relatives and so forth — TOTAL INVASION OF PRIVACY)!

    But:

    Ask the below (and Google is MUTE — LOL, considering their CEO is part of the Bilderberg Gang…not surprising)!

    “Name of Senators that voted FOR the Cybersecurity act of 2012? — no results!

    “Cybersecurity act of 2012 — which Senators voted for it?” — no results!
    ————————————————————————————–

    LOL — Bilderberg’s fair-haired child, Google, is nothing but their Puppet anti-Freedom info collector!

    How can Americans find out the 46 Senators’ Names and Party Affiliation that voted FOR Spying on American People?

    Hope someone here can identify these 46 creatures — so I can spread their Infamy (and ask all True Americans to their LEGAL best to make sure they never hold office again)!

  3. A week after the Senate vote — on Cybersecurity BILL 2012— and Puppeteer-owned Google STILL won’t post the Identities of the 46 anti-American Senators that voted FOR it (that was defeated 52-46)!

    LOL — Dear, Google, how long can you pretend you are Naught but a NWO shill…?!

  4. Interesting that there’s all this talk about a VP nominee when we DON’T YET HAVE A P NOMINEE…hmmmm

    RomneySchmomney

  5. Not that I carry a grudge, but I still burn from George Romney’s refusal to endorse Barry Goldwater…..ergo the AuH20 choice of Bill Miller as Veep……A royal disaster. (Maybe I do carry a grudge.)

    • Ron Paul to WIN — or America to END 2012!
      (there are no other options!)

      All REAL Americans, and ALL People around the world— that believe in Liberty, Prosperity, Honesty, Truth, Goodness and Self-determination —are for Ron Paul.

      President Paul wants to save our Nation and heal the World, and desires nothing for himself — making him a True Patriot (unlike the megalomaniacs that want The Presidency, so they can get a bigger pie, and engorge themselves further at the people’s expense — marking them as Leeches on the path to suck US dry)!

      Ron Paul has awoken the Sleeping Giant that is We, The People! We are growing in numbers and our voice is no longer distant thunder — but a Roaring Storm that’s approaching and eventually will wipe out the PUPPETEERS that have stolen Our Nation!

      We are the MANY, while the Criminals in Power, that want to control us, are the FEW (and their subhuman squeals are getting weaker)!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xq3BYw4xjxE

  6. Ron Paul to win in Tampa!

    Divisions appearing amongst GOP ranks against Romney (over Andrea Saul comments)
    http://www.dailypaul.com/248152/divisions-appearing-amongst-gop-ranks-against-romney-over-andrea-saul-comments

    Excerpts:

    “Keep FIGHTING for a brokered convention! Romney is HELPING us with all his screw ups and gaffes. Keep the PRESSURE and heat turned up HIGH on Romney. The more pressure and heat that can be applied the more gaffe’s that Romney and his team will make.

    Romney is continuing to slide in the polls and questions amongst die-hard GOP are starting to be asked about Romney’s nomination in Tampa”.

  7. Ron Paul WINS!

    Rmonkey is done! The RNC is finally recognizing the Fact, that flip-flopping Perfidy Mitt cannot defeat the ENEMY of The American People — the other Monkey that’s already occupied OUR White House!

    So, they are desperate to find a viable replacement — and will go for Brokered Convention (hoping to put the Newt as their alternative…but, Ron Paul will be there to speak, and there’ll be millions of REAL Americans outside the Tampa Conventions that will VOICE their DEMANDS that the ONLY True American Patriot — Ron Paul — WIN the NOMINATION)!

    We are the MANY — they are the FEW!

  8. We’re really doing great this year.

    Alienate the working class – Romney positioned as a rich out of touch Brahmin.

    Alienate women – Congressman Akin talks about “legitimate rape” – is he insane?

    Alienate Jews – The other idiot gets baptized naked (lol) in the Sea of Galilee

    Alienate more women – Ryan’s stance on abortion says no abortion even if a woman is raped – so she’s forced to have a rapist’s baby?

    Alienate YOUNG people – telling the seniors Medicare won’t be touched – that’s only for young people under 55!

    Alienate OLD people – we’re going to change Medicare (they don’t understand – ANY mention of Medicare sounds like tampering if you’re retired)

    Alienate Ron Paul supporters – reject their Louisiana slate – kiss off 10 to 15% of the people who support him

    Who else can we possibly alienate? Latinos? Musicians? Lanscapers? Gold miners? This is going to be a very weird and disappointing election – when we have the economic record going for us and should have an easy win. This was our election to lose – all we had to do was take the high road and make economy the issue. Now we’re mired in the swamp of populist issues and all the emotional garbage. We could have a real business thought leader running the country, fixing the problems. I’m really upset.

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