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There is no doubt in the minds of Republican National Committee members that Mitt Romney will be their standard bearer in the fall, and already consensus is building behind one potential vice presidential nominee — Ohio Sen. Rob Portman.

In an informal survey of more than half of the Republican State Chairmen and national committee people at this weekend’s State Chairman meeting at a resort here, two-thirds said they believe Portman is the most-likely and best-qualified running-mate for Mitt Romney. The committee members spoke to BuzzFeed only on the condition of anonymity.

“He’s from Ohio, and we need to win Ohio, it’s that simple,” said one state chair.

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  1. Susanne in Georgia

    April 22nd, 2012

    I need primal scream therapy. Badly.

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  2. Granny Flash

    April 22nd, 2012

    How do we replace the people in the RNC? It needs to be done!!!

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  3. roadmaster

    April 22nd, 2012

    Let’s see, duller than dirt Portman VS dumber than dirt Biden?

    I guess we win.

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  4. 99th Squad Leader

    April 22nd, 2012

    Last nail in the coffin. Hello four more years of Socialist, Narcissist, Dog-Eater in Chief.

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  5. persecutor

    April 22nd, 2012

    I didn’t know that Mattel made a Ken doll with grey hair!

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  6. TN Tuxedo

    April 22nd, 2012

    Let’s pick someone the majority of Americans have never heard of. That way, the MSM can paint them as evil and as unqualified as they want, without the majority of Americans being the wiser. Frilliant.

    It worked so well in 2008. Let’s do it again!

    /sarc

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  7. roadmaster

    April 22nd, 2012

    I’d much rather see a snarling pit bull, like Alan West. He’s solid two-for: Black, and from FL.

    I maintain Rubio, as much as I like him, IS NOT a natural born citizen. Just because Obozo ignores the constitution doesn’t mean the rest of us should also.

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  8. Extirpates

    April 22nd, 2012

    Insider tip:
    Don’t you go around asking any of those ignorants voters who them wants. The idea is to kiss as many fa-tosses in itone fell swoop as possible.

    Keep those dumb/dam voters O-U-TT!!!!

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  9. DonK

    April 22nd, 2012

    CONDOLEEZA RICE

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  10. DonK

    April 22nd, 2012

    GRAVITAS

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  11. Chuck U Farley

    April 22nd, 2012

    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!

    Can we find a whiter ‘white bread’ ticket?

    ‘Dull & Dullerer’?

    Are they trying to outlame McCain?

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  12. Billy Fuster

    April 22nd, 2012

    Great. At least we can count on Natalie’s vote.

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  13. Roscoe P. Soultrane

    April 22nd, 2012

    Romney-Portman. It has a nice ring to it. It sounds like the second biggest CPA partnership in Moline, Illinois. But they do send you a nice canned ham at Christmas.

    Yay!

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  14. ronnie r

    April 22nd, 2012

    “we need to win Ohio, it’s that simple,” said one state chair.”

    great.. is that more of karl’s rovine scatology?

    i mean, it’s not like he’d claim that if we could just give amnesty to 10-15 million illegal aliens, they might actually vote for us

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  15. Rightwingfeather

    April 22nd, 2012

    Im sorry, who?

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  16. Rightwingfeather

    April 22nd, 2012

    WHY NOT WEST????????

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  17. Rightwingfeather

    April 22nd, 2012

    WHY NOT WEST???

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  18. ChiefIlliniCake

    April 22nd, 2012

    Okay, a return to an old Chief theme here, and while I know that alotta you guys and gals here are either teetolers or have taken “the Cure”, one of the biggest fucking problems with guys like Romney and Bush is the fact that they can’t or won’t drink. Yeah, I said it! We;re gonna double down with another

    Name an excellent President who didn’t enjoy a cocktail. Do it! Name ONE!!! Ya can’t!

    The human condition FUCKING BLOWS sometimes, and a sweet release of the unbearable pressure of life is ESSENTIAL! It’s no different than suggesting that Capitalism doesn’t serve all folks equally. NEITHER DOES BOOZE!!!

    Life ain’t fair, but I want somebody here to point to a single boring white-bread coalition for the Executive branch that has EVER led us in a positive direction. Portman’s most interesting hobby is kayaking. KAYAKING???

    Shit, Churchill was loaded EVERY FUCKING DAY, and you’d be hard fucking pressed to name anybody from our side outside of Reagan (who enjoyed a drink, despite the fact that his dad was a lush) who you could even hold a pauper’s candle to Churchill. Seriously.

    If the RNC is serious about this shit, then we are TRULY fornicated this fall.

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  19. norman einstein

    April 22nd, 2012

    They’re going with this guy to pander to ONE state, Ohio?
    WTF?

    And how about this:
    “He’s not going to be Palin — he’s not going to be fighting to get in front of cameras, [Portman} knows his place,” – one Midwestern committeeman.

    “He was born to be the guy standing next to the guy,” said another member. “He’s the type of guy who ran for VICE president of his high school student council.”

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  20. Plain Jane

    April 22nd, 2012

    Plain and simple “shit.”

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  21. Timwi

    April 22nd, 2012

    Condoleeza Rice

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  22. jclady

    April 22nd, 2012

    Earlier today on FOX, they showed two polls — Romney/Rubio and Romney/Portman vs. Obama/Biden.

    Romney/Rubio was virtually tied with O/B but Romney/Portman trailed by 6 points.

    “Nuff said.

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  23. taudry audry

    April 22nd, 2012

    Are Republicans being retarded on PURPOSE?

    WHO the hell is Portman?
    I’d heard more about Sarah Palin when no one knew who she was.

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  24. norman einstein

    April 22nd, 2012

    He looks like Joe Lieberman and John Edwards’ love child.

    Plus, he’s another freaking lawyer!

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  25. Chuck O

    April 22nd, 2012

    After the last few presidential elections, I have to ask, if this is the best the GOP can do, why do they even bother?

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  26. conservative cowgirl

    April 23rd, 2012

    Goodbye, sweet America.

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  27. Chunkdog

    April 23rd, 2012

    Wow. two white than mayo, middle aged males.

    That should get all of the whiter than mayo, middle aged male votes.

    Ok…I think I’m gonna vomit.

    Does somebody want to tell these nitwits that winning Ohio isn’t going to help if you lose everywhere else?

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  28. Czar of Defenestration

    April 23rd, 2012

    Gingrich vs Romney…Heh:

    “In the lastest Rasmussen tracking poll, which has had no media coverage, Newt Gingrich is trailing Barack Obama by only 7 points nationally. Barack Obama is leading Mitt Romney by only 5 points in Florida. These poll results are being withheld by the RNC and the MSM, who want no positive news about Newt in circulation, especially the fact he is only behind Obama by 7 points nationally.

    The RNC establishment’s current strategy remains: Publish no poll numbers; spread the word that Romney is the nominee; have people vote based on blackout and misinformation expecting Romney to win big; then hit hard with Romney’s wins and Newt’s losses to bully Newt into dropping.

    Please do yourself the honor of reviewing actual polls by doing a Google search for “2012 Republican presidential polls (name state)” and you will see why the RNC is using this tactic. Then spread the word!

    Obama with the dem-media complex, millions of dollars, sycophants everywhere in the media, versus Mitt Romney with the entire conservative media capitulated behind him, his millions, and NEWTON LEROY GINGRICH is only 7 points behind Obama in the lastest Rasmussen tracking?”

    FROM http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2875002/posts

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  29. Billy Fuster

    April 23rd, 2012

    Same person–different hair.

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  30. David Kramer

    April 23rd, 2012

    We really really need to win………..when I hear that, the idiocy is soon to follow. If Romney is not going to play Mr. Nice Guy like McCain, he is not going to need some panty waist that no one knows.

    What do they think? The media is not going to slime whoever it is? Derrrr! 2008

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  31. Susanne in Georgia

    April 23rd, 2012

    @Czar, all Gingrich’s big numbers are from back in November and December, unfortunately. Right now all the polls are showing Romney at +18 to +34.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/us/republican_presidential_nomination-1452.html

    The RNC HAS to be doing this on purpose… but why??? And what can we the people do about it at this point? I feel bad for all the states who haven’t had a chance to vote in the primary yet.

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  32. Team America

    April 23rd, 2012

    Pander to Ohio? What about the other 56 states?

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  33. Helldogger

    April 23rd, 2012

    Nice teeth, pretty hair & empty suits. SO where’s the change?
    “Could we interest you in one of our minivans, or maybe a sport model, or I know, how about a pickup truck?”

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  34. Corona

    April 23rd, 2012

    Hold on, let me pull a name out of my ass…(foomp!)…”Portman”. Is there a Portman here? This guy looks whiter than John Edwards.

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