Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Romney's Veep short-list

He tells Virginians it's Bob McDonnell, Chris Christie, and Marco Rubio -- the same as probably every other '12 contender.

Offering his thoughts so early is a way to boost the inevitably argument. Can you imagine Rick Santorum rattling off a Veep list? (Who'd be on it? Grover Norquist, Bob Vander Plaats?).

Btw, Pat Buchanan said this morning that Christie could be hugely successful as Veep, because he could pick off New Jersey for Republicans.

Two problems with that.

1. Polls show Christie would have trouble picking off his own state for himself.

2. Hasn't the notion that a Veep can change his state's color been proven wrong time-after-time?

[Hat tip: First Read]