Dan Quayle

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Public's First Reaction to Ryan Worse Than Palin

But polls conflict somewhat

(Newser) - Mitt Romney didn't exactly wow the public by picking Paul Ryan as his VP—at least according to one poll. Just 39% think Ryan is an "excellent" or "pretty good" pick, compared to 42% who think he's a "fair" or "poor" one, according to... More »

Romney Could Have a 'Dan Quayle Problem'

Like Bush in '88, he must pick a VP to please conservatives: Steve Kornacki

(Newser) - Now that talk is turning to Mitt Romney's VP pick, Steve Kornacki at Salon sees a strong parallel between his situation and that of the elder George Bush in 1988. Both rose to the top of the ticket despite a "moderate/liberal past" and thus had to constantly appease... More »

With Gingrich on the Rise, It's No More Mr. Nice Mitt

He's ready to get aggressive, says differences will be 'well aired'

(Newser) - Looks like it's no more Mr. Nice Mitt. With Newt Gingrich suddenly ahead of him in the polls, Mitt Romney says he's getting more aggressive, with more ads, campaign stops, and media appearances. "We're just starting. We're just getting up ads. We're making our... More »

Elder Bush Considered Clint Eastwood for VP

Instead, he picked Dan Quayle

(Newser) - Vice President Clint Eastwood? It was at least a possibility in 1988 when George HW Bush was considering running mates, reports the Note blog at ABC News. Two factors helped: Eastwood at the time was the Republican mayor of Carmel, California, and Bush was getting clobbered in the polls by... More »

Dan Quayle Defends Son at 11th Hour

Calls 'assault' on Ben 'ugly'

(Newser) - And at the 11th hour, dad chimed in. Dan Quayle sent an email to his son's campaign supporters on the eve of today's 10-way GOP primary election, a last-ditch email pitch defending Ben against allegations that he wrote for a raunchy sex site. Firing back at leading opponent Steve Moak,... More »

Ben Quayle Wrote for a Sex Site

'Just to drive traffic;' taints GOP candidate's squeaky clean image

(Newser) - Ben Quayle’s Arizona congressional campaign hit a teeny tiny snag yesterday, when it was revealed that the 33-year-old had once been a contributing writer for Dirty Scottsdale, a raunchy sex site covering the club scene in his town. Quayle—who is indeed, if you were wondering, the son of... More »

Tea Party, GOP Must Work Together

Third party challenges historically benefit those they oppose: Quayle

(Newser) - Watching the emergence of the Tea Party movement is giving Dan Quayle flashbacks—about Ross Perot. Perot's Reform Party siphoned off 19% of the votes in the 1992 presidential election, effectively denying the elder George Bush a second term. "There's a well-worn path of third-party movements in American history,... More »

Another Quayle, Dan's Son, Enters Politics

Says he's 'even more free market' than dad, but is virtual unknown

(Newser) - Ben Quayle, a Phoenix businessman and, more famously, the son of former Vice President Dan Quayle, is entering politics. The 33-year-old has joined an already crowded Republican primary for an open House seat. “I think people realize that I have to go out and prove myself," he tells... More »

Her Star Falling, Palin Crams for Debate

GOP running mate seeks relaunch after disastrous interview

(Newser) - Things don't look good for Sarah Palin: her popularity is slipping, conservative columnists are turning on her, and in two days she faces Joe Biden in a debate she is widely expected to lose. After her roundly derided interview with Katie Couric, Palin has been awake into the wee hours... More »

Quayle: Palin Furor 'Sounded Familiar'

1988 Republican VP candidate offers advice: 'Be yourself'

(Newser) - Sarah Palin’s entrance into the election campaign seems like déjà vu to Dan Quayle, who played that part for the Republicans in 1988. Like Palin, he was supposed to connect an old moderate to the party base and win over the Midwest with small-town charm. And like Palin,... More »

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