Why people don't vote for women
Brian Benjamin & Sue Kelly discuss Romney's prospective VP candidates
- Duration 7:46
- Date Aug 6, 2012
Brian Benjamin & Sue Kelly discuss Romney's prospective VP candidates
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Move -- to pure politics -- and a governor Romney was still waiting for the governor to tell us who his vice presidential.
-- running mate will -- a lot of speculation a lot of names at that.
Two points to you as a Republican.
Who should it be.
Who do you think it will be.
I I don't know who it should be I can't I can't tell you don't have a favorite hymn I don't have a favorite candidate I think that's a decision that will it -- will have to do.
On his own I'm not going to try to influence that there are some things however.
Paul Ryan has some baggage there's quite a few people who really disagree with his with his budget.
There and there are a lot of other people out there in the fact that he's picked the four with a three women to speak indicates to me they're not going to be chosen.
So who say -- likely to choose well.
He's not going to choose he's not going to choose anybody that we know is going to speak.
So that includes and I have a little list here Nikki Haley -- might welcome being John K six Susanna Martinez John McCain.
Our Condoleezza Rice and Rick -- In addition to that.
I think there are some very good people Tim Pawlenty and Rob Portman -- come to mind they are.
They're probably as as it is exciting to watch -- paint tonight on the other hot stuff they don't know they know their stock.
Man I served in congress with Rob Portman Rob Portman is one of the very few -- little.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- But he's one of the few people on Capitol Hill.
That I know who.
From flowed seamlessly from there into the Office of Management and Budget here's what Rob Portman knows that no one else on that list notes.
He understands the government.
Because he was on the Ways and Means Committee -- congress so he knows from whence the tax money comes right Andy was on the Budget Committee.
The Office of Management and Budget.
For -- afford -- congress right this is a man also.
Cool I've never heard anyone on Capitol Hill say a bad thing but -- -- -- all get along with everybody likes it.
A certain -- though Brian.
He's probably one of those people that -- really have a little bit is that anything back not only on the the doesn't I get diet I gotta get two -- but my but I think his name recognition is not enough time right not on the island -- united.
Does doesn't Romney -- -- spot doesn't he is the velocity needs is somebody else who couldn't it was about as interesting as watching paint dry as you -- Describe what I think -- I think he needs also someone who has a cool about foreign policy I mean you know Mitt Romney's trip overseas was really bad.
Come on that nobody's circumstances it was bad in the press while.
We can come back to that may mean certain groups and he was very -- very very sloppily done to put it mildly.
I mean he should know who the conservative leader of the of the of the UK system -- and he's just know that but let's let's hold -- a second.
I do believe he needs to pick someone who has foreign policy experience -- he has -- And his argument has been to us that he can -- economy and manage the economy so to me.
To have you say that he should -- pick someone at the vice president.
To sort of deal with government money that's probably what Mitt Romney -- well he can do but that's what Rob Portman brings the -- and plenty does not.
I'm Jim -- he's -- -- governor Rob Portman is actually dealt with and understand that foreign policy and knows foreign policy well I you know I think he should pick someone who -- really had some some experience overseas -- but when there's a US ambassador to China that -- Just you know there a couple of hotspots we really -- I think it.
Mitt Romney doesn't have experience that he should bring on someone who does the vice president -- -- on my appointment for secretary of the treasury summit on the other roles and you can get.
You'll just elusive and important state -- -- to -- -- bright but Florida is probably more important someone else Marco Rubio.
Marco Rubio has his own his own set of issues -- one of them is that Marco Rubio is essentially in the same position.
That President Obama wants when he ran for president.
He he's been in the senate.
Not quite six years.
And you have to be long enough working policy.
And be on Capitol Hill long enough to understand how the government works this is why essentially the United States elected an amateur.
And -- and President Obama.
They he didn't know how Capitol Hill worked and he spent the first three years trying to find out I'm not -- he still knows it's.
And back on the other hand -- you know well we got healthcare pass went to some in the senate president Nancy cook you know and -- gonna pull I don't know people assessing international Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.
He did not really direct that from the White House he gave -- -- has made and it's.
-- -- -- -- weighing in dean guy says Paul Ryan is vice president we need to federal budget expert to help unscrew the -- federal finances have become.
Our Brian get rid of honest concepts -- you feel mode as a Democrat who would you fear most being on the ticket.
And who do you think would make it easier for President Obama if he would to be he or she -- to be the -- That's the -- and.
-- are criminals as Marco Rubio I think you know the president's doing very well with women he's doing very well with the details I think.
Marco Rubio could potentially be exciting he could he could be a -- Palin in certain ways to but I think -- -- you very exciting if but all things were a lot because -- ask you present all the knowledge Mitt Romney is not an excited -- individual -- Who who I think I'm sorry who bit you say who are -- -- who is on the -- and who do you think would make it easier for President Obama who would be bad pick it I think Tim Pawlenty would be an awful pitch and I just think he he doesn't bring much of the table he's boring.
I know that he is consistent but.
Mitt Romney -- doesn't really sound appealing I think -- should go with someone who might provide a little tensions want someone who.
Hasn't been sort of walking lockstep with him since.
That -- -- drop out of the presidential race.
I think someone whose low interest thing right maybe from maybe Rockwell could be interest into your point I think that is that is viable soon as they is.
As a woman politician it's very successful one.
Be interest in what you think of this comment from one of our -- -- -- old woman Joyce he says I don't think he should pick a woman.
Not that they can't do a great job but many people won't vote for a -- She's she's right -- absolutely right.
It is so much more difficult for women to run for office to raise the money that's necessary and have people still even women don't let -- even in 2012.
Nieminen twenty top.
People don't view women as having the Gromit ties than a male does in addition to that.
Women is voices are generally higher than -- -- -- they have more difficulty when they speak.
To a crowd so if you are in in a meeting and the -- with with a village or in some sort of a town hall meeting.
Your voice -- higher.
And more difficult for some people here especially older people don't hear the high tones as well -- for us so it's beyond its top -- to run for office.
As a woman and -- patent women don't get the support they don't get -- -- from -- party and they don't get the support Monica terribly that men do.
I've personally experienced that he you have to get -- to get in office and be able to run a couple of terms before people begin to think yes she knows what she's.
Ultrasound has some good her realtor -- that was thank you that's -- C one and already enjoys his -- age is an -- is adequate.
And thank you for the F obviously well informed on -- and I.