June 15th, 2012
07:19 PM ET
2 years ago

Video: Pres. Romney would 'need people like me' in Senate, Ayotte says

(CNN) - Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire brushes aside questions of her vice presidential prospects by telling CNN Chief National Correspondent John King that if Mitt Romney is elected president, he's going to need people like her in the U.S. Senate.


Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Kelly Ayotte • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire • Senate • TV-John King U.S.A.
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  1. SafeJourney

    Kelly Ayotte, the good people of NH do not like you. You will be voted out asap

    June 15, 2012 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  2. Namejkane fl SEND THE THREE TIME LOSER romney HOME AND MAKE IT FOUR.

    There will be a lot less people like you in the house and senate after Nov. Your bafoon revolution is over,Kelly and romney the clown will be handing out pink slips and have to give one to himself ,fired by the American people ,but he can spend his spare time trying to get the clown bus in the elevator!!!!

    June 15, 2012 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  3. Thomas

    Arrogance .

    Palin with a different face.

    June 15, 2012 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  4. Voltaire

    Ayoette who? Oh, please! Forget about it, GOP.

    June 15, 2012 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  5. bobby

    Another egotistical, arrogant republican that thinks highly of herself. We obviously need more elites in washington...

    June 15, 2012 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  6. Marie MD

    Sorry, but we already know that the bishop doesn't care much for women or anyone else who is not rich. If he pulls a mccain here he will lose even worse.

    June 15, 2012 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  7. 2020

    Kelly Ayotte is NO Hillary Clinton. VP to Romney like tying yourself to his car.

    June 15, 2012 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  8. T'sah from Virginia

    Oh Pah-Leeeeeezzzzzzeeeee!!! Really?

    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!!

    June 15, 2012 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  9. Vote the Tea Party OUT in 2012

    hopefully there will not BE a President Romney and I will make sure I do my part not to make it happen.

    June 15, 2012 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  10. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Mittens may need her, but America sure doesn't her nutty agenda.

    June 15, 2012 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  11. Niko_in_Richmond

    Crazies? Automation who will rubber-stamp the Romney agenda without questioning whether it is in the best interest of the nation? One would think that he'd want truly independent minded people who will challenge you in order to ensure that your policies are what's best for the entire country not just the few.

    June 15, 2012 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  12. Darryl

    She has NO creditability.

    June 15, 2012 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  13. CBR

    Interesting comment. Is this her way of letting her constituents know she will not be chosen anyway.

    June 15, 2012 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  14. Larry L

    Romney will need "people like her". Only the narrow-minded, delusional and completely irrational could follow that flip-flopping preppy. She is one of the clowns in the clown car.

    June 15, 2012 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm |
  15. enuff

    CNN – WHOEVER writes your headlines needs a vacation. I don't recall there being an election yet, so why are you referring to him as President Romney? It's not hypothetical either... even the senator said "IF" HE GETS ELECTED. Big difference in meaning there don'cha think?

    June 16, 2012 01:02 am at 1:02 am |
  16. Donkey Party

    That's the most blatant statement I've ever heard a senator utter when volunteering as a GOP pawn. Please America, don't vote for any GOP candidate, they have no concern for any of your interests.

    June 16, 2012 02:29 am at 2:29 am |
  17. J.V.Hodgson

    Who ever he selects as VP will have little or no influence on the outcome of the Presidential election, unless he makes the same kind of foolish decision McCain did in 2008. for example:-
    selecting a latino to garner that vote or
    someone he sees has having Foreign policy skills or other counterbalancing skils to his own or
    especially choosing a strongly supported tea party politico as VP or
    someone who knows the House and Senate political system " can work accross the aisle"
    As a means of winning the presidential election will leave a lot of others saying UGH why did he do that and it will cost him votes. Voters are not that easily manipulated despite media politico's and views.
    Have a bean fest it fills relatively blank news days. But as Ginsburg says those that know dont talk and those that talk dont know.
    Face that reality and tell your readers and viewers you are playing a guessing game.
    Too much press scandal reporting is unattributable or source not identifiable. There was a time when Editors demanded more than just an unidentifiable source to publish, and would not publish stuff that was not avaialble under the freedom of information act. But the scoop and be first to know throws that needed morality out the window... Not good.
    There was a time when Newspapers would not publish articles damaging to national security unless they could verify it thru Freedom of information requests. If it remains unpublished national security remains undamaged
    The recent leaks scandal assumes an unproven Conspiracy theory to justify publication. Not good again, but regrettably it sells newspapers.
    Regards,
    Hodgson.

    June 16, 2012 08:53 am at 8:53 am |
  18. CBR

    Is this really news? Is this wishful thinking that she would be considered for VP?
    There is enough news without going to look for more unimportant stories.

    June 16, 2012 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  19. Four more years of THIS?! NO WAY!!

    Yes, the Senate needs to be taken out of the hands of the Do-Nothing Democrats. Two years of doing nothing and not voting on or debating bills passed by the House is unforgivable. Harry Reid MUST be removed as Senate "Do-Nothing-Leader". Obama, Reid and Pelosi MUST be relegated to the garbage heap if this country is to ever get back on track.

    June 16, 2012 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  20. Marry

    Sen. Kelly Ayotte would be a fine running mate for Romney. Two people that distort the way things are and no mention of how they could do better (never mind Congress and Senate). I always love them talking about “fiscal responsibility”. After having created most of the mess and with Romney wanting to lower taxes for the rich and letting “Bush economics” including war raise its ugly head again – running their mouth of about the “burden of regulation” as the next bank failure is on the way – – they are simply an insult to voters that inform themselves.

    June 16, 2012 11:22 am at 11:22 am |