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Can Mitt Break the Veep Curse?

newts boy Wrote: Jul 12, 2012 10:35 AM
I wish we could have voted for Vice President seperately from the President last time. So we could finally put to rest who hurt the ticket more Sen. John McCain and Gov. Palin.
Torr Wrote: Jul 12, 2012 10:51 AM
Amen to that!

i'd put my money on the latter as drawing the greatest support, and the former scuttling the campaign.
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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