Watch: Sen. Rob Portman's Attack Dog "VP Screen Test"

Posted: Jul 16, 2012 12:30 PM

The political class awaits Mitt Romney's choice for number two with bated breath, and this weekend gave Veepwatchers a chance to examine one of the names atop the list. On Saturday, Senator Rob Portman of Ohio gave the weekly Republican address, which you could think of as a sort of "VP screen test," offering a glimpse of his style as an attack dog. Watch as he hits President Obama for his failed economic policies and touts the Republican solutions, and see if you can imagine him on the stump as Mitt Romney's main surrogate:

Well, he may not be the spiciest of all candidates, but if Mitt Romney wants a ticket that screams "Competence," then Portman is a great choice. Nevertheless, the waiting continues...