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Should Romney Consider a Female Running Mate?

Ann Romney has set off a firestorm of speculation after saying her husband might be considering a female running mate. Do you think this would be a smart move on his part?

Ann Romney set off another round of veep speculation when in a interview Wednesday she suggested her husband, presidential candidate Mitt Romney, might be considering a female running mate.

The New York Daily News reported that further speculation was generated when he walked in a Fourth of July parade just after that with Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire.

Is this a wise move? So far a woman on the ticket hasn’t been much help in a campaign. It didn’t help Democratic candidate Walter Mondale in 1984 when he choose Geraldine Ferraro as a running mate, and it didn’t help Republican candidate Sen. John McCain when he picked Sarah Palin in 2008. However, Romney is reportedly not polling well among women, so some say choosing a female running mate might help him in that specific demographic.

What do you think? Would this be a smart move and if so, what potential running mate do you think he could choose without repeating the history of Ferraro or Palin?

Vanzetta Evans (Editor) July 06, 2012 at 02:52 PM
I think Romney should choose the best running mate period. Who would be best for the country? While it would be great to have the first woman, first Asian, first redheaded Vice-President, I'd like to know that they're the best qualified for the job. When I talked to people at Sen. Marco Rubio's book signing yesterday, many of them hoped Romney would pick him as his running mate. http://patch.com/A-vMPg
Davidjr1215 July 06, 2012 at 03:00 PM
Romney should just payback all the funding he got payed from the big bankers, shake Ron Pauls hand and drop out. Ron Paul is the delegate winner by a landslide.
Kristi Reed (Editor) July 06, 2012 at 03:06 PM
I hope Romney does not choose a running mate based on sex. Frankly, as a female Republican voter, I was offended when John McCain chose Palin because I felt he was simply pandering to the female electorate. Palin was simply not prepared for what was thrust upon her. McCain had better, more logical, choices available. Given that the vice president has to step in should the president be unable to fulfill his duties, I would hope actual job qualifications would outrank factors such as sex, religion and ethnicity.
M.K. OSBORNE July 06, 2012 at 03:10 PM
Now is not the time to experiment or make a statement ....... Now is the time to WIN !!! Lets not repeat the MCCAIN fiasco of 08 .
Brian Crawford July 06, 2012 at 04:34 PM
I think Romney should choose a corporation as his running mate. "Vote Romney/Mcdonald's 2012, We're Loving It!" Or maybe raffle the office off to one of his billionaire benefactors. Does it even matter? This race comes down to one thing and one thing only; can the Presidency be bought with unlimited funds from a few powerful interests?
M.K. OSBORNE July 06, 2012 at 05:16 PM
Or Obama/Walmart ........... Get ready for future ROLL BACKS !
R++ One of the Famous Dacula Crew July 06, 2012 at 05:40 PM
At times, Romney does kinda look like that little RollBack fella doesn't he?
R++ One of the Famous Dacula Crew July 06, 2012 at 05:43 PM
Obama / Biden Oh NO we DIDN’T!
rmb July 06, 2012 at 06:13 PM
My father told me "its a womans privilege to change her mind". As much as Rominey has changed his mind he would be in good company with a female vice president .
Brian Crawford July 06, 2012 at 06:15 PM
I heard if Romney's elected he can have as many VPs as he wants...some kind of Mormon thing.
Brian Crawford July 06, 2012 at 06:16 PM
Indeed he does, and he wants to roll us right back to the 19th century.
R++ One of the Famous Dacula Crew July 06, 2012 at 06:46 PM
No “evolvers” allowed Right? We’ve seen no evolution over the last 4 years. No It’s a penalty, No It’s a tax, NO it’s a penalty... Shut up, NO let him talk…
R++ One of the Famous Dacula Crew July 06, 2012 at 06:47 PM
At least when he serves cocktail wiener “dogs” at parties, you don’t have to check the can’s label. (Smiles)
R++ One of the Famous Dacula Crew July 06, 2012 at 06:50 PM
You mean like maybe when we could AFFORD government? Can't have THAT now can we?
Sharon Swanepoel July 06, 2012 at 07:13 PM
You know, we're thinking of running a "comment of the week." I think I see a couple of candidates already. :)
David July 06, 2012 at 07:31 PM
Religious prejudice!! From a Liberal, of course. I wonder if the ACLU will defend Romney against these malicious attacks.
Tammy Osier July 06, 2012 at 07:52 PM
Well, Sharon, Loganvilleonline has it's ziiiiiiiing! of the day! lol
M.K. OSBORNE July 06, 2012 at 11:53 PM
I'm strictly voting against anyone who would eat Dogs or Cats !!
M.K. OSBORNE July 07, 2012 at 12:50 AM
Hmmmm....... Running mate based on sex .... Not to sure that Clinton refrained from this.........You Know ....... Don't ask don't tell ..... Its no wonder Gore is having all those hot flashes !
Kristi Reed (Editor) July 07, 2012 at 02:33 AM
Brian - Politically incorrect or not, I have been laughing at that comment ever since I read it!
David July 07, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Now you're getting personal!! If you haven't had good stir fried cat with shrimp and lobster sauce you don't know what you're missing. And I had German Shepard fajitas once that were wonderful.
M.K. OSBORNE July 07, 2012 at 03:23 PM
Its personal !!! but you can eat all of the rats you want !
Ted Asher July 09, 2012 at 03:05 PM
Sister Vice Presidents.

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