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Will Romney Choose a Safe Running Mate for VP?

Dave M Wrote: Jun 05, 2012 12:45 AM
Not much point to the article. A Presidential campaign picks the VP on the basis of what they think will help win the election. Sometimes it works , sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes you get a McCain who would have lost 40 states without the VP candidate and other times you get a Reagan who would win 40 states regardless of who the VP candidate is.

There are rumors that Mitt Romney may select his vice-presidential running mate in advance of the Republican National Convention in August. Speeding up the process would boost his fundraising for a few extra weeks. Conservatives are worried Romney will pick a moderate establishment candidate, while the establishment is worried Romney will pick someone seen as too extreme by the independents who generally decide presidential elections.

Romney will most likely avoid making the kind of choice John McCain did by picking Sarah Palin. Although Palin energized the base, she became a relentless target of the media. He will not want to...