POLL: Who Should Mitt Romney Pick For Vice President?

Rob Portman? Marco Rubio? Tell us who you think Mitt Romney should choose as his running mate!

Mitt Romney will soon be announcing his vice presidential running mate, via phone app no less.

There's lots of names floating around out there. Ohio Sen. Rob Portman. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. A bunch of others. Who do YOU want him to pick?

We've already asked our Ohio Republican insiders, . We've reported that .

Now tell us who you'd pick if you were the Republican nominee by voting in our poll. And then don't forget to head down to the comments and tell us why you think your guy (or gal) is the best for second in command.

Jean Williams August 03, 2012 at 10:11 PM
robert there is 2 budget bills on that list (which are the only 2 proposed so far)
Robert Mihaly August 04, 2012 at 02:12 AM
BTW, I thought you guys were into individual responsibility... so what's your problem with the individual mandate? What...when you have to exercise individual responsibility it doesn't seem so attractive? It does to me. I don't want my health care payments and insurance to be paying extra for deadbeats who could afford insurance but choose not to buy it. I don't have a problem paying extra for people who work hard for low wages, except that the way these so-called job creators keep laying more off, there's a whole lot more of them. The whole point of insurance is to spread the risk. If you're fortunate, you pay for coverage you never use. On any given day, a perfectly healthy person could find himself fighting for life. When hospital bills pile up, it doesn't take long to wipe out the family fortune for most of us.
Robert Mihaly August 04, 2012 at 03:33 AM
Of course you mean there "Are" 2 budgets. One of them would have to be the Ryan Budget...the one that would eventually kill Medicare and Medicaid, gut the safety net for the poor, give more tax cuts for the wealthiest, paid for with reduced spending that would benefit most of us, and, of course, raise middle class taxes. The numerous assumptions he makes are pure pie-in-the-sky wishful thinking. Actually, with the additional tax cuts for the rich, he would INCREASE the debt over time, and his plan would take decades to even put a dent in the deficit. I take it that the Ryan Plan is one of the budget bills you refer to. You didn't specify the other, but I'm sure it's equally unworkable. So...as the kids would say, "Big wow!"
James Murphy August 04, 2012 at 04:58 AM
so robert where are the democratic budgets at for the last 3 years
Robert Mihaly August 04, 2012 at 03:10 PM
I can give you all of them and more, James. The 2013 Budget proposal was submitted to the 112th Congress on February 13, 2012 by President Barack Obama. The 2012 Budget proposal was submitted to the 112th Congress on February 14, 2011 by President Barack Obama. The 2011 Budget proposal was submitted to the 111th Congress on February 1, 2010 by President Barack Obama. The 2010 Budget proposal was submitted to the 111th Congress in February, 2009 by President Barack Obama. The 2009 Budget proposal was submitted to the 110th Congress by George W. Bush. None of them have been balanced, thanks mostly to an economy going over the cliff, two wars and a Medicare drug benefit paid for with borrowed money, and a Congress that has forgotten that even Ronald Reagan raised taxes when it was necessary. It is not incumbent upon Congress that it create a whole different budget...just that it pass or alter the budget proposal sent by the President.


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