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Veepstakes

  1. Clinton’s Initial VP List Included Bill Gates, Tim Cook, and Bernie SandersWikiLeaks reveals that a democratic socialist and the “billionaire class” were both early veepstakes contenders.
  2. Hillary Clinton Picks Virginia Senator Tim Kaine As Her Running MateYes we Kaine.
  3. Hillary Clinton Withholds Veep Pick, Notes Trump Talks a Lot Like a DictatorContrary to expectations, Clinton did not reveal her running mate in Florida on Friday, opting to rebut Donald Trump’s RNC speech instead.
  4. Clinton VP Favorite Just Gave the Left Two More Reasons to Distrust HimOn Monday, Virginia senator Tim Kaine signed on to two letters calling on the federal government to scale back regulations on community and regional banks.
  5. Clinton Includes Swing Voter on VP Short ListOn Tuesday, retired admiral James Stavridis told Fox News Radio that he is “leaning toward Secretary Clinton” but would prefer to make his final decision “in the privacy of my own home.”
  6. Report: Trump Plans to License His Name to His Administration, Not to Run ItTrump told John Kasich that if he agreed to be his running mate, the Ohio governor could be in charge of both domestic and foreign policy, The New York Times Magazine reports.
  7. It’s Official: Donald Trump Names Mike Pence As His Running MateOn Twitter, Trump confirms that the Indiana governor will be joining his ticket.
  8. On VP Choice, Trump Torn Between Mr. Right and a Pair of Bad BoysTrump’s advisers see Indiana governor Mike Pence as the best, safest choice. But the mogul wants a “fighter skilled in hand-to-hand combat” — like Gingrich or Christie.
  9. Hillary Clinton Apparently Considering a Retired Admiral for VPThe New York Times reports that Clinton is vetting retired four-star Navy admiral James G. Stavridis as a potential running mate.
  10. Even Potential VPs Aren’t Excited About TrumpChristie’s the top contender, as he’s only said that he finds Trump deeply offensive with his eyes.
  11. Reports: Trump Vetting Chris Christie for VP/White House ButlerThe New Jersey governor has an approval rating of 26 percent. Trump may not have a better option.
  12. RNC to Paint Clinton’s VP Choice As an Insult to Bernie BackersProject Pander” will attack Clinton’s VP choice for being too conservative — and/or too liberal — for Sanders supporters.
  13. Wall Street Donors to Clinton: Pick Warren and Your Fundraising Gets ItWall Street donors tell the Clinton campaign she can have their cash or Elizabeth Warren as her running mate, but she can’t have both.
  14. Elizabeth Warren Has Two Qualms About Becoming Clinton’s VPThe popular populist has two reasonable doubts.
  15. We Could’ve Had a Romney-Christie TicketThe NJ governor was Romney’s first pick for veep.
  16. John Heilemann on NOW With Alex Wagner: The Biden-Ryan MatchupBiden won’t hold back as he did against Palin, Heilemann says.
  17. Did Chris Christie Lose the Veepstakes Because He Doesn’t Think Romney Can Win?Or maybe it’s his lack of commitment to P90X.
  18. Rubio Relieved That Romney Didn’t Ruin His Vacation by Asking Him to Be VPHere’s an idea: Don’t plan vacations when you’re on the short list.
  19. Tim Pawlenty ‘Didn’t Expect’ the Vice-Presidential Nomination, AnywaySo he’s not disappointed.
  20. Chris Christie’s Love for New Jersey Outweighed His Desire to Be Vice-President Or something like that.
  21. Wikipedia Tries to Keep the Riffraff Out of Veepstakes EntriesAnd is maybe not as good of a predictor of Romney’s pick as it once was. 
  22. Rob Portman Owns Haunted Hotel, Is Still BoringSorry, Rob Portman. Nice try. 
  23. Frank Rich on the National Circus: Harry Reid Is No Joe McCarthyNot paying taxes for ten years isn’t quite the same as being a communist.
  24. David Petraeus Really, Really Doesn’t Want to Be Vice-PresidentThe Drudge Report claims Romney wants him, though.
  25. Reading the VP Tea Leaves: Wikipedia EditionCan Wikipedia edits foretell Romney’s running-mate pick?
  26. Boring Midwestern White Guys on StandbyRomney has alerted at least two running-mate contenders that he could pick them at any moment.
  27. Mitt Romney to Announce Running-Mate Pick on AppShould you download it?
  28. Heilemann: Why Jindal, Ryan Look Good to RomneyYou can’t underestimate how much the Romney campaign is worried about conservative enthusiasm right now.”
  29. Dick Cheney States the Obvious Apparently Sarah Palin was “a mistake.” 
  30. Jeb Bush Launches Campaign to Make Marco Rubio Vice-PresidentWe’re not sure that’s how this works.
  31. Republican Voters Hungry for Rice (Not the Food, Though ... You’ll See!)It’s actually a person named Rice!
  32. Pawlenty Offers to Show Off His ‘Tats,’ Momentarily Becomes InterestingHe’s already going rogue.
  33. Romney Reveals He Hasn’t Picked a VP, But He Plans to Go With ‘a Conservative’Democrats need not apply.
  34. The Possibly Unbearable Handsomeness of a Romney-Thune TicketThere is word that little-known South Dakota Senator John Thune is a VP possibility.
  35. Drudge Report Readers Support a Romney-Rice TicketA follow-up to the site’s Thursday bombshell. 
  36. The Veepstakes Sherm-O-Meter Our latest update on the VP race.
  37. McCain Reveals Romney’s VP Pick to Some InternsShocker:  It’s a boring white guy.
  38. Tim Pawlenty Claims to Want Out of the Veepstakes I have encouraged people who asked this question in the campaign to look at other prospects.”
  39. Paul Ryan Is Being VettedHe might be Romney’s running mate, or he might not.
  40. Frank Rich on the National Circus: The Un-Unvetting of Marco RubioRomney had to bend to conservative donors with a serious crush on Rubio.
  41. Boring White Guy’s VP Hopes Just Soared [Updated]Marco Rubio is reportedly not in the mix being considered for Romney’s running mate.
  42. Rick Santorum Ready for Ron Paul Convention ShowdownAlso, he’s open to running for vice-president.
  43. Media Buzz Builds Around Rob Portman for Important JobNot the one you’re thinking of.
  44. Rubio Flub Goes Unnoticed in CFR SpeechWhich Korea has the nuclear weapons again?
  45. The Veepstakes Sherm-O-Meter Which potential Romney running mates are doing the best job of pretending to be uninterested in the gig?
  46. Why Beth Myers Really Is Romney’s Perfect Work WifeShe’s in charge of Mitt’s VP search, but could she help with women voters, too?
  47. Will Marco Rubio’s Campaign Finance Problem Be a Veepstake Disqualifier?The Florida senator was fined $8,000 for improper campaign contributions.
  48. Marco Rubio Won’t Even Discuss Veepstakes AnymoreHe says the “peanut gallery” should take a break for a while.
  49. The Veepstakes Sherm-O-Meter [Updated]Which potential Romney running mates are doing the best job of pretending to be uninterested in the gig?
  50. Romney–Rice 2012?A new poll makes her the favorite among Republican voters.
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