This is first about gathering the most votes.
By voting block,
There is no GOP member who has the potential to add more votes to the ticket than Florida Senator Marco Rubio.
He brings Florida, Hispanics, Tea Party Conservatives, Social Conservatives, Youth appeal, High intellect, broad knowledge, future potential...
As for his demurring, he has to do that, but he’ll accept.
Forgot to mention the importance of Florida as a swing state.
THAT is a BIG DEAL!
No other name mentioned brings a swing state.
Ohio Gov. Kuchinch, is good, but he doesn’t have the support, even in Ohio.
I agree. Rubio looks like a great choice so long as there is no problem with his NBC status.
Palin would have been a strong contender for the position if McCain hadn’t chosen her last time around. But he did and so it’s unlikely the nominee will look in her direction again for it would remind people too much of 2008 (wasn’t her fault, but nonetheless it wouldn’t inspire widespread confidence among Republicans to have her on the VP spot once more).
Perry i think would be a good pick. I like him and i also have to think something was worked out behind the scenes between him and Newt right before he dropped out. A VP nod? A cabinet position?
Of course, who knows really. No one predicted Sarah Palin or Dick Cheney. They weren’t on anyone’s radar at the time. But my guess among those currently on the radar would be either Rubio or Perry, with Rubio making the most sense electorally speaking although Perry may have been promised it in order to get him to drop out at a critical moment and strongly endorse Gingrich.
Too bad neither he nor Bobby Jindal are natural born citizens, huh? Or do we ignore that because of Mr. Obama?
He is ineligible to be President or Vice President per the U.S. Constitution.