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  • Does Portman Have the Edge in VP Sweepstakes?

    05/23/2012 10:14:57 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 21 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 23, 2012 | Erin McPike
    Rob Portman has been preparing for this for years. Although the Ohio senator offers the standard line that he doesn't expect to be picked as Mitt Romney's running mate, the trajectory of his career and his political conduct in Washington have made nearly everyone in politics almost certain that he’ll be plucked for this year's Republican presidential ticket. Bob Paduchik, a veteran consultant who ran George W. Bush’s re-election effort in Ohio as well as Portman’s Senate campaign in 2010, bottom-lined it: “Rob Portman is uniquely qualified to do the job on Day One. I can’t think of another candidate...
  • To Win Burbs, Romney May Pick 'Double-Vanilla' Veep

    04/19/2012 11:57:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies ^ | April 19, 2012 | Michael Barone
    Some 20 million Americans in primaries and caucuses will take part in selecting the Republican presidential nominee. One person will choose the vice presidential nominee. This has long struck me as absurd: One person choosing someone who, as a result, might become president for as long as 10 years. But just about everyone in politics says it's the only proper way. Over the last 25 years, presidential nominees of both parties have engaged in conscientious consultation and have mostly made pretty good choices. No more picks at five o'clock in the morning to meet a convention deadline. For even longer,...