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Mitt Romney mentions Brian Sandoval as Cabinet possibility



Republican presidential candidates, from left, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul look toward moderator Wolf Blitzer of CNN as they participate in the Republican presidential candidate debate in Jacksonville, Fla., on Jan. 26, 2012.

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Gov. Brian Sandoval

Apparently Mitt Romney harbors no ill feelings toward Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval for endorsing his one-time rival Rick Perry, because when asked at tonight’s CNN debate which Hispanics he’d like in his Cabinet, Romney topped the list with none other than the leader of the Silver State.

“We’re blessed to have an enormous number of highly qualified Hispanic-Americans in the Republican Party and leadership right now,” Romney said, just before starting his list with “Brian Sandoval, the governor of Nevada.”

Romney was the third candidate to answer the question, after Rick Santorum — who named freshman Sen. Marco Rubio for a Florida splash, and Newt Gingrich — who tried to one-up Santorum’s Florida-favoritism by intimating that he might give Rubio a nod as vice president on his ticket.

Romney went on to mention Rubio, as well as Susana Martinez, governor of New Mexico, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and the Diaz-Balart brothers, all House representatives from Florida, and Carlos Gutierrez and Mel Martinez, former Cabinet members under George W. Bush, after naming Sandoval. Romney gave Martinez, who is also a former senator from Florida, a little extra home-state love, saying: “Martinez is back in the private sector. Who knows, he could be pulled back.”

But Romney didn’t otherwise distinguish a hierarchy among the Hispanic Republicans on his shortlist — and suggested any of them might get a bid not just for a Cabinet, but for VP as well.

“These individuals can (be eligible) for membership in our Cabinet, I believe,” Romney said. “And potentially ... other positions as well.”

When Perry dropped out of the race, Sandoval said he would not be endorsing anyone else in the primary season.

But if for a VP nod? Who knows — tomorrow is another day.

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  1. Simmons, the racist, is at it again. My suggestion to Mitt after he wins the nomination and sends Osama Obama packing is to make Newt Secretary of State. Newt won't be wishy-washy in his dealings with countries that threaten us or hate us or try to take advantage of our patience and good-will. We need someone strong in the post, not a wimp like Clinton. We need to stand up for our ideals and our values and not bow our heads in deference to kings and potentates and we need not apologize to Arab or Latin American countries with worse records on individual freedoms than we have. We're America, for God's sake, not some 3rd World country! We should follow the lead of the 4 Marines, grow a spine and not apologize for their actions!

  2. Re Fink. Frank Simmons's comment was not racist in any way. Mitten's father was born in Mexico, by his own admission. So what??? One of your heroes, John McCain, was born in Panama. So what??? Get over it, and try focusing on the issues. You are a closet racist yourself, jacka**s.

  3. On topic, I have posted in the past, that Sandoval is nothing more or less than a jive a** political opportunist. Mittens is going to wave the carrot in front of the Sandoval hack, hoping for a positive outcome in the MEANINGLESS GOP PRIMARY in Nevada. I have stated in previous posts that Sandoval will dump being "Governor" of Nevada to achieve ANY position at a higher government level. Any fool (Sandoval) that endorsed Rick Perry for president exposed his true ambitions for all to see. Sc**w Sandoval, the GOP, and Mittens; another POLITICAL HACK, who will pander to anyone who will advance his ultimately futile campaign for President.

  4. Brian Sandoval is a CAREER POLITICIAN. Lest we forget. And being a "career politician" means that he will say and do ANYTHING that will further him towards his objective: take care of Brian Sandoval.

    He has done little to nothing positive for the People & State of Nevada. Where are his accomplishments? Again, he is, the Man with NO plan, simply a front spokesman for all the special interests who put him in office. All Brian Sandoval needs to do is listen, follow their directions, and be unavailable to the little guy citizens. That's all.

    While in the Office of Governor, Brian Sandoval has placed strategically, CONSULTANTS who are running the State of Nevada. The State Legislature no longer reflects the constituents, and Nevada Government smacks as being a Country Club of Good Ol'Boys (and a few Girls).

    Where is the positive progress in Nevada that you can DIRECTLY attribute to Governor Brian Sandoval?
    Where or where?

    Blessings and Peace,