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The Short-Short List of Three

hiimterry Wrote: Apr 11, 2012 12:54 PM
Unfortunately, nominating Allen West will just be interpreted as a cynical move on the part of the GOP. The truth won't matter.

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...