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Can Mitt Break the Veep Curse?

Dreadnaught011 Wrote: Jul 11, 2012 3:45 PM
We're getting a lot of hindsight here from Michael. Not much foresight. He seems settled on Rubio. That takes no imagination, he's the foregone conclusion already. I doubt he would gain the ticket so many advantages. Allen west excites me a lot. He has a downside; but could be a good VP at least. I truly believe Mitt MUST have an African american as running-mate. He would stop any race card BS coming from the bought media.
csadowski Wrote: Jul 12, 2012 7:23 PM
Though an African american would be fine with me it won't help the ticket. The black voters are democrats and they won't change that period. It's gonna be Rubio or Portman two key swing states. Portman seems a little boring then again don't know much about him. I think Rubio the man, he's been out there in the public eye for two years now and becomes more popular month by month. A good not talked about choice could be Santorum.
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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