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The Short-Short List of Three

Doctor D Wrote: Apr 11, 2012 10:35 PM
Mitt should select a short list of 4 people who would be acceptable to him as VPs and then let the convention decide among them. It would guarantee breathless coverage of the convention from the media, you'd get great communication of conservative principles in prime time speeches from the contenders and the grassroots would feel engaged. If you could find a way to raise money from the party by having viewers text in their favorites so much the better.
TexasChris Wrote: Apr 12, 2012 9:59 AM
First, Mitt has to use the slot to buy back the Paul supporters, if that's even possible.

Second, you don't want to throw your veep to the media wolves too soon.
TelePrompterLess Wrote: Apr 12, 2012 8:31 AM
Not sure I agree. The media would corrupt the process with slanted reporting, and we could well end up with the least best alternative.

In addition, every potential candidate has strengths and flaws, so I would argue that Mitt needs to do the due diligence and select e person with whom he is comfortable.

With Mitt Romney all but universally acknowledged as the GOP certain nominee, attention has quickly and rightly turned to speculation about the former Massachusetts governor’s running mate.

I say “rightly” because not only will the choice greatly impact the election result, it could also profoundly shape American history if that choice were to become the president on short notice.

The latter consideration is what Romney has often said will guide his deliberations, and anyone with even a passing knowledge of Romney’s earnestness accepts this as a given. There are thus three names which have to be at the top of “the...