The big tryout: VP possibles playing attack dog for Romney
May 25th, 2012
01:32 PM ET
3 years ago

The big tryout: VP possibles playing attack dog for Romney

Washington (CNN) – Wanted: A political attack dog ready to tear into President Barack Obama. Must play by team rules, be able to withstand the pressure of a presidential campaign and pass a rigorous vetting process.

Being qualified to be president is a definite plus.

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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Mitt Romney
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  1. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    A punk and his pooch. How appropriate.
    Here Fido! Here boy! Jump Fido! Jump!

    May 25, 2012 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Do you think Republicans figure that they cannot sway the black vote irregardless, but that they can sway the Hispanic vote if they put Rubio on the ticket? Do you think Mitt Romney is out of touch enough to be convinced that that tactic just might actually- work? Of course, we know that sort of pandering would be seen to be just as transparent as puting a woman named Palin on the ticket in 2008.

    May 25, 2012 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  3. SuperD

    Attack Dog!! And Obama's wearing Milkbone underwear!! Go Getum!!

    May 25, 2012 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  4. kayla

    that is exactly what they are attack dogs and nothing else.

    May 25, 2012 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  5. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    I've got an attack dog in my backyard that Romney can use but he must promise me he won't ride him on the top of his car.

    May 25, 2012 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  6. The Real Tom Paine

    -Myviewis

    This article just reminded me that Republicans should learn from Democrats how to be "political attack dogs", I don't think anyone does it as well as Democrats. I think Obama wrote the manual on how to be political attack dogs and is very good at it, otherwise, how would a man without work experience, a community organizer get the job of President of the USA. Have you guys seen Obama's resume???? Seriously, he can't even list that he held a management position in the state or city.
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    He already has the job of POTUS, and, frankly, John McCain's management experience was limited to being a liason for the Navy to Capital Hill. Based on your view of qualifications, McCain was no more qualified than President Obama. Its Romney's gross inflation of his record that deserves real scrutiny, since he cannot even bring himself to talk about the one position he was elected to, a job he effectively abandoned after 2 years. Nothing else he has done shows he understands anything other than how to line his own pockets.

    May 25, 2012 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  7. Lynda/Minnesota

    Lets see. Republicans are running the most inept candidate in history and on HIS short list of possible VP candidates he's got ... Timmy Pawlety ... Bobby Jindal ... Marco Rubio ... Chris Christie ... Donald Trump ... Nikki Haley ... Kelly Ayotte ... Paul Ryan ... John McCain ... Bob Portman ... John Thune. (I'd list Mitch Daniel but apparently he is now on record as stating if he knew that call was coming he'd cut his phone lines.)

    Attack dogs, indeed.

    May 25, 2012 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  8. gr8usa

    Watch out, Mitt likes to put his dogs on the roof of his car.

    May 25, 2012 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  9. Myviewis

    This article makes a very good point,Obama is not a political attack dog because he didn't have the qualifications to be president.

    May 25, 2012 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  10. Vote the Tea Party OUT in 2012

    if he wants an attack dog then he should go get Sarah Palin for that was ONE thing she was good at and still like to do, of course unless she has to make a face to face confrontation and not be on the attack from FoxNews, Facebook or her SarahPac page. I also hear a guy that goes by the name of "Joe the Plumber" is still available.

    May 25, 2012 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  11. Marie MD

    @myviewis, an you see Russia from your view window?
    Your post makes no sense whatsoever
    If you had said something like the flip flopper putting his gentle Irish Setter dog on the roof of his SUV and then laughing about it years later that would make more sense.

    May 25, 2012 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  12. Marie MD

    @myviewis, Can you see Russia from your view window?
    Your post makes no sense whatsoever
    If you had said something like the flip flopper putting his gentle Irish Setter dog on the roof of his SUV and then laughing about it years later that would make more sense.

    May 25, 2012 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
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