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Can Mitt Break the Veep Curse?

B.31 Wrote: Jul 10, 2012 3:03 AM
One question to ask when considering whether X would be a suitable VP candidtae is whether it would be in X's interest to hitch his wagon to Mitt Romney's star. Because X will surely be asking the question of himself.
Editors' note: a version of this column originally appeared at the Daily Beast.

As Mitt Romney ponders the most fateful decision of his presidential campaign, he must move decisively to break a dysfunctional habit that’s afflicted his party for a half century. Since the end of the Eisenhower era, Republican presidential candidates have compiled a far more troubled record than their Democratic counterparts when it comes to selecting effective running mates. To overcome that pattern, the Romney team should review the most successful and most embarrassing vice-presidential nominees in recent political history.

Any list of clumsy, ill-advised GOP selections...

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