Tim Pawlenty's vice presidential stock spikes on Intrade

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Barring another Palin-esque surprise, Romney's VP choice looks like it'll be either T-Paw or Portman.
SEE ALSO: Tim Pawlenty undergoing "intensive review" as Romney's possible VP choice

Mitt Romney has reportedly already chosen a running mate, and political observers increasingly believe Tim Pawlenty may be his pick.

Yesterday, Pawlenty's vice presidential stock on Intrade, an Irish betting site that allows gamblers to bet on events, spiked 67 percent. At one point Monday, Intrade handicapped T-Paw with a 27 percent chance of making the ticket; as of early today, that had fallen to 22.6 percent.

Intrade's odds reveal that, at least in the eyes of bettors, Pawlenty and Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) have separated themselves from the field. According to Intrade, Portman is most likely to be Romney's pick, with a 28.9 percent chance of making the ticket. T-Paw is second, and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Flordia), is a distant and fading third with a 7.9 percent chance.

The drama (?) of the 2012 GOP vice presidential horse-race should be over soon -- according to the New York Times, Romney may disclose his running-mate decision as soon as this week.

One thing working in Portman's favor, observers believe, is that his presence on the ticket could possibly swing the crucial state of Ohio into the Republican ledger. T-Paw? He might win Mitt a few votes in South St. Paul, but one way or the other Minnesota will almost certainly be Obama territory this November.

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Dr. J
Dr. J

 Well dumbo you pretty much prove my point.  Wall Street did give to Obama because they wanted a President that knew what he was doing.  Wall Street turned on Obama because he tried to impose regulation on them.  Now the Wall Street money completely backs the Republicans because Wall Street knows they will do whatever they are told to do.  You have cited zero facts.  All you do is spew your simple minded lies.  If Obama was some corrupted politician then Wall Street would give equally to both canidates.  Admit you are wrong or prove it otherwise.  Obama wanted to appoint Elizabeth Warren as cheif of the Consumer Protection board.  Wall Street is spending millions to see her not elected to the Senate.  Republicans blocked her appointment and have done everything they can to block Dodd/Frank's implementation.  The two parties are not the same.  You are not smart.  You challenged me on facts yet have cited zero of your own.  "Cherry picking" the top 5 donors huh?   You are pathetic.  You said something untrue and I proved it was untrue.  Instead of citing a fact you just insulted me and ranted your nonsense.  Apologize for lying.  Wall Street isn't giving to Obama as much as they are Romney.  Obama gets him money from small donors, way more than Romney.  Those are facts.  You said a lie.  Apologize liar.

Carl Miller
Carl Miller

"you big liar" murrrrrrrrrr - "Liar" Murrrrrrrrrr....First off, what major industry outspent Mcain in 2008 to get Obomber elected? Drum roll.........WALLSTREET - who is getting more money this go around Robomney! Do you really think cherry picking "Top 5 Donors" is going to prove anything in the long run? The Corporatist Media and their stenographers are put in place to ensure the highest bidder gets the results they paid for.  Side step everything else I brought up so you can spend 30 (wasted minutes) reciting statistics, bravo, I hope to have an exchange like this again.  But, the fact that the same criminal enterprises (Wallstreet) fund Romney (for now) and if he is elected, will just prove my point that the same fucking factions get people elected.  I am a humanist Dr. J - not some politicial cheerleader who supports criminal elements of society, Romney is a sociopath, Obama is a sociopath.

Dr. J
Dr. J

So I know you watch Bill Moyers and maybe next time he will teach you about this thing called the internet.  If you go to Open Secrets(google it) you can see what industry donates money to Obama or Romney.   Obama and Romney feature retired people and lawyers in their top 5.   The rest of Obama's top 5 is Education, Healthcare, and Business Services.    (Note:  None of that is Wall Street money)    The rest of Romney's top 5 is Securities & Investment, Real Estate, and Finance.  (Note:  All of that is Wall Street money)   Obama's big donor is Microsoft.   Mittens big donor is Goldman Sachs.   No Wall Street companies fall in Obama's top 5 biggest donors.   All 5 of Mitt Romney's top 5 donors are Wall Street companies.  43% of Obama's money comes from small donors.  13% of Mitt's money comes from small donors.   This does not include the millions of dollars Mitt gets from billionaires via Super PACs.   You wanted your idiotic lies debunked.  That's how you do it.  Those are called cited facts.  You haven't used one cited fact in every post you've made.   Since I've taken your challenge and proved you wrong you can refute my facts or apologize.  I bet your stupid lying ass won't do either coward.  Plus its pathetic you don't respond to my exposing of your lie.  If you are an independent why do you only sceam your nonsense at Obama supporters?   It's because you are a lying Republican who is only smart enough to not admit he voted for Bush twice but not smart enough to learn a lesson.   Guess you don't pay attention when Billy Moyers is on huh liar?  

Carl Miller
Carl Miller

"Like all liars that claim they aren't a Democrat or a Republican you only diss Democrats while pretending everything Republicans do is the exact same thing." - Good one Dr. J, that bag-O-tricks you tout around with you on the internet can leave some dumbfounded (literally), but not me, you see I don't affiliate my beliefs, values and morals in some political vaccuum that changes from year to year. So with that, just  continue to ignore the similarities between the Bush and Obama administrations; war, secrecy, torture, rendition, drug policy, impunity for the financial institutions, etc. - whom all take the cake in tax money to fund their criminal operations. I hope you re-read your response, because if anyone sounds childish it's obviously you. Enjoy your false prophet's campaign rhetoric as he dupe's you all in to vote for another four years of corporatist rule.  Love, kisses and hugs dear Dr. J

effeminate dad
effeminate dad

You've got an iron will, I'll give you that. You should have been an athlete though, not a philosopher.

Dr. J
Dr. J

Like all liars that claim they aren't a Democrat or a Republican you only diss Democrats while pretending everything Republicans do is the exact same thing.  You are either stupid and childish or a Republican lying about your true affliation.   If you are such an independent then why don't you state actual facts or new ideas?   Instead you just have a bunch of stupid lies.   Just because Obama has rich supporters doesn't make him a tool of the rich.  His policies help the middle class way more.

Greg
Greg

This guy (T-PAW) is like having shit on my shoe,,,,just when I thought it was gone,,,

Carl Miller
Carl Miller

By individual Donors did you mean 35,000 dollar a plate dinners in Beverly Hills? LOL, I've been having a real gaff reading your posts, all I see is typical henpecking by diehards whom worship.  I bet you've heard of Obama Victory Fundraisers overseas? Of course you only read establishment publications which exist to keep consumers like you infighting with the other party over who is dumb and dumber.  Enjoy that Dr. J as all of the other readers know your sole purpose in life is to make others appear less englightened and uninformed. Your snide remarks will take you about as far as two minutes in a adult conversation, but you know nothing of civility and partake in little ninny pissing matches.  But don't worry, your buddy Obomber will steal more from the middle class and bail out too big to jail again once he's re-elected this fall, can't wait to see the fencing they'll have to put around the DNC to keep out all of the "supporters" who believe in a failed two party system........now let me stop you before you have a knee-jerk reaction to type negatively about me being a republican (which I'm not) - so just remember, LOOK FORWARD not Backwards Dr. J, it helps everyone in the long run :)

Dr. J
Dr. J

 Well Obama wants to lower taxes on the poor and milddle class while providing healthcare to every American.  Mittens wants to lower taxes on the rich and get rid of healthcare for 50 million people.   How exactly are they the same?   Obama gets money from individual donors, Romney is funded by billionaires.  No wonder you didn't cite any actual facts or figures since you are lying. 

Carl Miller
Carl Miller

I may be mistaken, but I thought Romney was Obama's VP pick? Shit, I was just looking at their campaign contributions, you'd think they were running for the same party on the same ticket. 

Paula the Lez
Paula the Lez

T-Paw = vanilla,dry,uninteresting,lack of fresh ideas,liar,wimpy,unqualified..

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