I'm not a conservative but I'll go what I think is the ideal and most likely choice: Marco Rubio. I just can not for the life of me understand Romney's decision to go so far to the right on immigration policy unless he's prepared to make up his Latino deficit with Rubio as a VP pick.
Rubio is not a "natural born" citizen... Google it.
Yes he is. He was born in Miami.
It's hilarious that Bernstein continues to promote the fantasy that anything more than a handful of conservatives read his blog.
Remove "his blog" and the comment remains true.
I still think he should go with Huckabee. He's been vetted by the national press, he's a Baptist minister (which will balance out Romeny's Mormonism), and he has blue-collar appeal.
At this point I'd be happy with a candidate for whom the separation of church and state doesn't make him/her want to throw up.
Just a hunch, but I don't think that it will be Rubio. The parents as Castro-refugee deception, the personal debt problems, and now the brief youthful Mormon period make him a bad match for Romney. Huckabee probably does make the most sense, but I'm not sure that he would even take it.
Not a conservative, but it sure seems to me like Jan Brewer is trying to raise her profile.
Sen. Portman of Ohio is very intelligent and experienced in domestic policy issues, comes from a swing state, and won a landslide in Ohio in 2010. He would be a good choice.
Huckabee would be his best choice, I think. But I agree with Gevork that I don't see him being particularly interested. Huckabee looked at this field of dwarfs and didn't go after the top slot; why would he be interested in the second slot? I can't see Brewer, unless he wants to completely minimize his share of the Latino vote.My guess is the Virgina governor, McDonnell. Every electoral map that makes sense for Romney has to include winning back Virginia and North Carolina.
McDonnell makes the election about the culture wars, though, and I don't think the GOP wants that war this year. They win by it remaining a referendum on Obama, and gas prices or Europe or whatever stalling the recovery.
Make Rand Paul "the people’s vice president” -- on the understanding that he will work for the election and reelection of the nominee, but won’t hesitate to speak out against the President when he violates our freedom as Americans. Obviously, no President wants this, but it may be the only way to win.
At The Washington Post
At The American Prospect