Boring and White, Romney’s perfect VP candidate

Wanted: some boring white guy to be Mitt Romney’s VP candidate.

So far, Romney’s campaign has revolved around an ‘I’m-not-going-to-do-what-McCain-did-strategy,’ which will likely produce an “anti-Palin” Vice Presidential candidate. A Republican official said that Romney is not looking for a flashy candidate, like Palin. His search will be more rigorous, probably resulting in one of the following four: Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Indian Gov. Mitch Daniels, or Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.

As candidates go, McCain and Romney are about as different as they get—or as different as politicians can get. McCain was known for his spontaneity, high command, disdain for the money chase and affinity for improvisation, which became a worry when nobody knew what he was going to say at his beloved town hall meetings…. Read More

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