"My name is Rob Portman and they say I was on Gov. Romney's short list of vice presidential candidates. Apparently, it wasn't short enough." — the Ohio senator joking as he opens his speech in support of Mitt Romney.
Paul Ryan got the veep slot instead.
— David Espo
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