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The Introduction Is Key to a Successful Romney Veep Pick

DHE Wrote: Jun 22, 2012 7:09 AM
He doesn't concern himself with Rubio, but, I think he is right that Portman makes more sense. Despite Rubio's intelligence, experience and charm, he's too young, too tea partiesh, too charismatic. It is also very hard for VP candidates to defend themselves against ridicule and contempt. It could hurt his own future chances. Kevin348 suggests Allen West and Mitch Daniels. Daniels would be a great choice, but I think he would decline (probably already has) and too many people would see him as someone who should have been top on the ticket. West would be a bad choice. He lost a personality contest to Deborah Wasserman Schultz, which I would have thought impossible and often says inflamatory things. Too much anger, too little tact.
Libertarian pragmatist Wrote: Jun 22, 2012 8:56 AM
Daniels is not getting the nod, DHE, because he is purportedly getting the Presidency of Purdue University in the near future.
wmou Wrote: Jun 22, 2012 7:52 AM
Daniels just accepted the job as Purdue's president. He may be out of politics for good, because the media would try to destroy his wife if he ran for national office.

Every summer, millions of Americans enjoy baseball, summer camps and vacation plans. But for the nation's political junkies, every fourth summer is filled with guessing games about the vice presidential nomination.

While the guessing games are fun, it's more accurate to look at the fundamentals facing the candidate and what he hopes to achieve.

In the case of Mitt Romney, he is in a much better place than John McCain was four years ago. McCain was trailing badly in the polls and likely to lose unless he swung for the fences and hoped for a home run. That led him...