Message Board Basketball Forum - InsideHoops

Go Back   Message Board Basketball Forum - InsideHoops > InsideHoops Main Basketball Forums > Off the Court Lounge

Off the Court Lounge Basketball fans talk about everything EXCEPT basketball here

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-11-2012, 01:26 AM   #16
Patrick Chewing
Knicks fan since 1981
 
Patrick Chewing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: NYC
Posts: 8,379
Patrick Chewing is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablePatrick Chewing is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablePatrick Chewing is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablePatrick Chewing is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablePatrick Chewing is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablePatrick Chewing is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablePatrick Chewing is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablePatrick Chewing is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablePatrick Chewing is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablePatrick Chewing is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginablePatrick Chewing is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable
Default Re: Vice Presidential Pick and the STATE of the race

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lakers Legend#32
If the cold-hearted and ruthless


Where do you clowns come up with this stuff???


And it's Ryan!!!!
Patrick Chewing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2012, 01:41 AM   #17
KevinNYC
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 8,043
KevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable
Default Re: Vice Presidential Pick and the STATE of the race

Quote:
Originally Posted by Patrick Chewing
If Ryan gets the nod, then this has to be the most handsomest ticket in History!

You're not down with the rugged good looks of Lyndon Baines Johnson?

Also what about Jackson and Calhoun?

KevinNYC is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2012, 01:56 AM   #18
General
High School Varsity 12th Man
 
General's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 704
General is starting to rub some people the wrong wayGeneral is starting to rub some people the wrong way
Default Re: Vice Presidential Pick and the STATE of the race

Obama campaign blowing their load too early. It will come down to the jobs report of the next 3 months, how they perform in the debates, and finally who Romney picks as VP. It'd be wise for him to pick Portman or Rubio to help him carry Florida or Ohio. I have a feeling Romney will be our next President.

Last edited by General : 08-11-2012 at 02:02 AM.
General is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2012, 02:04 AM   #19
irondarts
.
 
irondarts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Arizona
Posts: 7,306
irondarts is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterirondarts is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterirondarts is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterirondarts is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterirondarts is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterirondarts is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterirondarts is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterirondarts is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterirondarts is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterirondarts is considered a brilliant InsideHoops poster
Default Re: Vice Presidential Pick and the STATE of the race

Romney has picked Paul Ryan as VP

link
irondarts is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2012, 02:07 AM   #20
General
High School Varsity 12th Man
 
General's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 704
General is starting to rub some people the wrong wayGeneral is starting to rub some people the wrong way
Default Re: Vice Presidential Pick and the STATE of the race

Quote:
Originally Posted by irondarts
Romney has picked Paul Ryan as VP
I saw that on Politico earlier, I thought it was just speculation. He's making a big mistake, everyone identifies Paul Ryan as the guy who was trying to kill Medicare and Social Security Stupid Romney deserves to lose for not being smart and picking Rubio to help him carry Florida.
General is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2012, 02:09 AM   #21
Rose
The cat's pajamas
 
Rose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 29,019
Rose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableRose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableRose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableRose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableRose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableRose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableRose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableRose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableRose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableRose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableRose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable
Default Re: Vice Presidential Pick and the STATE of the race

Cool. Win for the democrats.
Rose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2012, 02:14 AM   #22
RedBlackAttack
The Paterfamilias
 
RedBlackAttack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: The "Q"
Posts: 26,297
RedBlackAttack is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableRedBlackAttack is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableRedBlackAttack is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableRedBlackAttack is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableRedBlackAttack is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableRedBlackAttack is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableRedBlackAttack is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableRedBlackAttack is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableRedBlackAttack is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableRedBlackAttack is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableRedBlackAttack is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable
Default Re: Vice Presidential Pick and the STATE of the race

Quote:
Originally Posted by irondarts
Romney has picked Paul Ryan as VP

link
Romney is desperate. I believe this shows it. Hardly the 'boring white guy' that was projected earlier.
RedBlackAttack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2012, 02:22 AM   #23
General
High School Varsity 12th Man
 
General's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 704
General is starting to rub some people the wrong wayGeneral is starting to rub some people the wrong way
Default Re: Vice Presidential Pick and the STATE of the race

Quote:
Originally Posted by RedBlackAttack
Romney is desperate. I believe this shows it. Hardly the 'boring white guy' that was projected earlier.
He's succumbing to the pressure from conservative pundits who have a hard on for Paul Ryan for some reason.
General is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2012, 03:21 AM   #24
KevinNYC
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 8,043
KevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable
Default Re: Vice Presidential Pick and the STATE of the race

It's a little weird to announce it on a Saturday. It gets you on the Sunday shows, but if you announce it Thursday night or Friday morning, you get people at work talking about it. Wonder if it the Olympics or other scheduling went into this decision.
KevinNYC is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2012, 03:23 AM   #25
KevinNYC
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 8,043
KevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable
Default Re: Vice Presidential Pick and the STATE of the race

Quote:
Originally Posted by General
I have a feeling Romney will be our next President.

What's that based on? Because polling is showing otherwise so far.

Do you think that if Obama was a solid winner, he would have more of a lead?

Edit:
As to my first point, the editors of National Review have an editorial out Friday telling conservatives no to panic.

Last edited by KevinNYC : 08-11-2012 at 03:36 AM.
KevinNYC is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2012, 03:26 AM   #26
KevinNYC
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 8,043
KevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable
Default Re: Vice Presidential Pick and the STATE of the race

I was wondering why they were announcing the pick in Virginia as it didn't seem to match any of the names on the VP shortlist.

Quote:
In a statement issued Friday night, Romney's campaign would say only that the running mate would be revealed at 9 a.m. EDT at the Nauticus Museum. Berthed at the museum is the USS Wisconsin — which offered a hint about Romney's choice.

In the final hours before Romney's team issued the statement, all signs seemed to point to Ryan, the seven-term Wisconsin congressman whose nomination could help assuage the conservative base of the party that has been reluctant to fully embrace Romney.

Ah, that's it.
Quote:
With the retired military battleship Wisconsin as a backdrop, Mitt Romney will announce Saturday that House Budget Chairman Paul D. Ryan will be his running mate, multiple news sources reported Friday night.
KevinNYC is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2012, 03:46 AM   #27
KevinNYC
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 8,043
KevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable
Default Re: Vice Presidential Pick and the STATE of the race

http://romneyryan.com/ is live.
KevinNYC is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2012, 04:01 AM   #28
KevinNYC
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 8,043
KevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable
Default Re: Vice Presidential Pick and the STATE of the race

if you search Twitter for Paul Ryan, you'll find a lot of political types are still up late on Friday night, most of the Democrats. Also 290 pages of opposition research is already up on the web.

The speed of communication is just crazy these days.

Also a lot of Paul Ryan jokes

Quote:
At this time we are UNABLE confirm that Romney selected Paul Ryan after enjoying his work as Gabe on the last few seasons of "The Office".

Good summation of the pick from liberal blogger at the Washington Post

Quote:
1. Both Democrats and conservatives are going to get the exact debate they wanted. I’m not so sure about Republicans.

2. This is an admission of fear from the Romney campaign. You don’t make a risky pick like Paul Ryan if you think the fundamentals favor your candidate. You make a risky pick like Paul Ryan if you think the fundamentals don’t favor your candidate. ....

9. Joe Biden has a lot of debate prep ahead of him. I...He’s very quick on his feet, and he’s got a lot of experience explaining his plans to skeptical audiences. He’s also a likable ... Democrats underestimate his political skills at their peril.

Last edited by KevinNYC : 08-11-2012 at 04:07 AM.
KevinNYC is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2012, 04:11 AM   #29
General
High School Varsity 12th Man
 
General's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 704
General is starting to rub some people the wrong wayGeneral is starting to rub some people the wrong way
Default Re: Vice Presidential Pick and the STATE of the race

Quote:
Originally Posted by KevinNYC
What's that based on? Because polling is showing otherwise so far.

Do you think that if Obama was a solid winner, he would have more of a lead?
I'm actually a bit surprised that Obama has such a big lead in the polls given that unemployment has been above 8 percent percent for over 40 months and it will most likely stay above 8 percent through election day. I read on Politico that no President since WW2 has been re-elected with unemployment above 7.2 percent. I'd wait for polling after both the Democratic and Republican Convention.
General is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2012, 04:26 AM   #30
KevinNYC
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 8,043
KevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableKevinNYC is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable
Default Re: Vice Presidential Pick and the STATE of the race

The reason I asked the question, was I was wondering if you doubted the polls or thought a strong break towards Romney was going to occur among ALL undecided voters.

There's no doubt that if the economy was doing better Obama would be up by more than he is. But the voters already know this and I think they have factored this into their thinking. It's not like when Clinton got elected because the economy soured late in Bush I's term.

The way I see it why he is leading is

Romney is not a strong candidate and too awkward to be a skilled politician. You simply don't find many rabid Romney fans as you would for almost any other political nominee.

Romney should have a strong advantage on the economy, but Obama's negative attacks have really done their job. Defined Romney as the candidate of the rich AND cast a lot of doubt on his business career.

The other thing going on is a good number of people realize the 2008-2009 recession was not just an ordinary event. Hell if you're under 70 years old, it's a truly once in a lifetime event. I think some people have adjusted to the fact our economy is growing, but weakly. And we going to get 100,000 or so new jobs every month. So we are better off than we were 4 years ago when we were heading downhill fast. But we are not near back where we were. So we're plodding along, but, at least, we're going in the right direction. AND I think a lot of people don't think Romney's going to change that. Most of who do weren't voting for Obama anyway.

In short, people have already accounted for the lousy economy and they know it started before Obama's term. Stock market people call this "being priced in" where the current stock price is already adjusted for some future event.

and here you make a key point
Quote:
I read on Politico that no President since WW2

the economic crisis of 2008-2009 was unmatched since BEFORE WW II. How many voters were actually alive during The Depression?

and one other thing pollsters are finding out that there are less undecided voters this early than in previous years. I don't know if that the choices were that obvious or if it's the effect of the internet where people get more information earlier. This election will be more about getting out the vote then convincing the middle, because there's so few people left to convince.

Last edited by KevinNYC : 08-11-2012 at 04:38 AM.
KevinNYC is online now   Reply With Quote
This NBA Basketball News Website Sponsored by:
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:20 AM.




NBA Basketball Forum Key Links:
InsideHoops Home
NBA Rumors
Basketball Blog
NBA Daily Recaps
NBA Videos
Fantasy Basketball
NBA Mock Draft
NBA Free Agents
All-Star Weekend
---
High School Basketball
Streetball
---
InsideHoops Twitter
Search Our Site













Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. Terms of Use/Service | Privacy Policy