The big tryout: VP possibles playing attack dog for Romney
May 25th, 2012
01:32 PM ET
11 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.


Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Mitt Romney
soundoff (37 Responses)

    I don't know who you have in mind Willard, but Joe Biden has been ripping you a new one. Take that Take that(in my Diddy voice).

    May 25, 2012 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  2. xmatman

    Definitely no agencies, phone calls or Alaskan hockey moms!

    May 25, 2012 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  3. Obama -- Our FIRST Cow Pie President, Served Fresh Daily

    Being qualified to be president is a definite plus.
    Well this disqualified Joe Biden!!!

    May 25, 2012 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  4. Bill

    No one who has hopes for a future in politics will be Romney's running mate. No matter, after November he will be able to go back to Malibu or NH or wherever and spend time polishing Ann's Cadillacs.

    May 25, 2012 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  5. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    The only person that meets those qualifications is Secretary of State Hillary Clinton but she's not applying, so keep "fishing".

    May 25, 2012 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  6. ST

    If Romney fails to pass this first test of picking up the right person, he will be doomed to a total failure to his presidential bid. Even the blind will tell that Rubio can not lead the country, god forbid, if something bad happens to Romney. Romney, you go for this kid Rubio, you will go the same path like Sen. McCain went through. No one is going to think the greatest nation on earth can be lead by Rubio. No way! VP are there for a reason. If you do not understand this Romney, you are not fit to be a president.

    May 25, 2012 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  7. Flipper Rmoney Failure Ahead

    That whole "being qualified" thing is a pretty high standard, seein' as how spouting GOBP cult mythology pretty much makes a person disqualified on that basis alone. It's the GOBP's catch 22:

    May 25, 2012 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  8. blue19

    Rubio needs to cut down on using the crack pipe. He says the Dems approach right now is what's leading to the cuurent impasse in Washington. He has somehow glossed over the facts: prominient GOPs said it was they goal to ensure President Obama fails in his first term, the Tea party took the nation to the brink of default, GOPs said they would not pas a single piece of legislaiton unless the tax cuts for the wealthy continued, the GOP agreed on a plan to reduce spending (from social programs and the military) and then reneged on their commitment to cut the miliary budget, the approval rating of the GOP lead congress is the lowest in history because of the confrontation and uncooperative stance of many GOP reps. While there is usually enough blame to go around, the current impasse in Washington rests with the GOP.

    May 25, 2012 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  9. Al-NY,NY

    who wants to tie themselves to this ship that's gonna sink like a lead balloon?

    May 25, 2012 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  10. Squigman

    The people don't need attack dogs, They need leaders. In the picture above, no leaders are seen, nor attack dogs. Just a ventriloquist, and his dummy. If this were a headline act, the audience would walk out.

    May 25, 2012 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  11. rob

    Sara Palin wouldn't have been my first pick but she was emminately more qualified to be President then either Joe Biden or Barack Obama. Whoever Romney picks will be trashed by the media/dem propaganda machine but it won't matter. This country is center/right and will move past this failed European style experiment from the liberal dems.

    We may finally see the Govt work because the people will impose their will in Nov and elect a group of people who are problem solvers. NOV 6TH CAN'T COME FAST ENOUGH.

    May 25, 2012 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  12. Marie MD

    Unfortunately, none of them are qualified to be president. I take it that the flip flopper didn't learn from the failed 2008 campaign. Its not just a woman (or man) it has to be the right person and all of them, beefcake from FL, fat boy from NJ, the woman from the Midwest, or the one from sc and the unknowns from Ohio and another state wont do it.
    At least mccain had some credibility at the time (he lost all respect from many) and he made the worst decision of his life and political career.
    This sociorobulky is a loser from the get go so he has doubled indemnity.

    May 25, 2012 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  13. Gurgyl

    Pick that portorican dude, rubio, that idiot fits u...

    May 25, 2012 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  14. B

    Mayor Corey Booker would be the perfect attack dog for Romney, because he was capable of completely undermining and causing more damage to President Obama's campaign strategy in a matter of minutes on Meet The Press, then any of these so- called potential attack dogs have been able to do since the race has started.

    May 25, 2012 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  15. Anonymous

    Who let the dogs out?

    The GOBP, that's who,

    May 25, 2012 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  16. The Real Tom Paine

    God, what a thin bench the GOP has. Well, this is the result when you eliminate talent and patriotism from the discussion: all you are left with is liars, blowhards, and blinkered vision.

    May 25, 2012 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  17. Thomas

    Just as he did in business, let others do the dirty work !

    I've never seen such a sorry list of VPs since Dan Quayle !

    Romney doesn't want a qualified running mate , he wants a subservient lap dod from the mail room !

    Since he's so fond of Dick Chaneey , he will most likely pic a NEOCON , like john Bolton .If not you will see Bolton as Secretary of State.

    May 25, 2012 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  18. Joan

    Romney-Norquist 2012. Might as well. Norquist contols the Congress anyway.

    May 25, 2012 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  19. Flipper Rmoney Failure Ahead

    Rmoney/KochRoach 2012

    May 25, 2012 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  20. Fair is Fair


    Pick that portorican dude, rubio, that idiot fits u...
    Keep posting, gargle. Keep posting. You're doing wonderful things for the conservative cause.

    May 25, 2012 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  21. 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.

    May 25, 2012 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  22. Donkey Party

    Rob – seek help for your delusion (and your illiteracy).

    May 25, 2012 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  23. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    In other words: Who wants to be Romney's DOG? Come on, step up now. Who wants to be Romney's dog? Bear in mind he killed the last family dog after trying him to the roof of his car for a cross-country (literally) trip claiming that the pooch liked the fresh air.
    How demeaning but somehow appropriate to call his potential VP an attack dog if we bear in mind that Romney is a punk who likes to start fights that he can't possibly finish. And he's not particular as to who does the fighting for him: his wife, Trump, Bobble-head Rubio, Christie the human tub of lard, Nikki Haley...So long as he does'nt get dirty or bruised.
    Obama 2012. Seriously America

    May 25, 2012 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  24. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    That should've been "tying". Pardon.

    May 25, 2012 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  25. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    I have an attack dog in my backyard that Romney can use as long as he doesn't ride him on the top of his car.

    May 25, 2012 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
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