Scott Conroy fires a shot in the Veepstakes war -- a shot that's essentially a call for retreat from the guessing game.
Members of Romney’s Boston-based staff often marvel privately at the extent to which the selection process -- being led by Myers, his longtime confidante -- has been kept secret from almost everyone inside the campaign, never mind those on the outside.
“It’s the one thing that goes on in this building that I know absolutely nothing about,” one Romney aide said. “They have that thing on lockdown.”
As for the current co-favorite, Tim Pawlenty, the Washington Post's Jenn Rubin isn't buying the "co".
People at the very top of the Romney campaign are “happily ignorant,” as one put it, about the process. The people who know anything aren’t talking and the ones who are talking don’t know anything.
Then she kicks off the inevitable, forthcoming Pawlenty Pinata (emphasis added).
Why isn’t it likely to be Pawlenty?
There are lots of reasons, especially if you consider Mitt Romney’s preference for whip-smart people and his need for help in the anti-Obama attack wars.