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Can Mitt Break the Veep Curse?

Kelsonus Wrote: Jul 11, 2012 7:50 AM
Without Palin, McCain would never have out polled Obama, even for that brief period of time In the end it didn't help as she was sequestered and McCain lost the base's enthusiasm
annfan_777 Wrote: Jul 11, 2012 8:07 AM
It did help, as McCain would've been beaten even worse without her.
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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