Campaigning for Mitt Romney in Michigan today, Tim Pawlenty followed in the humble tradition of rattling off all the people who'd be a good Veep besides himself.
And I mean everyone (emphasis added).
Pawlenty said Romney has a crop of "unbelievably talented wonderful people" to choose from for his vice presidential nominee.
"You've got this tremendous new governor in Nevada Brian Sandoval. If you haven't heard of him, you will. He's terrific. Susanna Martinez in New Mexico, the first Hispanic Republican woman governor in the history of the country. Bobby Jindal in Louisiana, tremendous reformer, outstanding governor and leader. Marco Rubio, the rising star and senator from Florida," Pawlenty said.
He also listed South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman and House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan.
Pawlenty further added a new name to the V.P. speculation, saying Gen. David Petraeus, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, would be a good pick–one day after a spokesman for the CIA shot down reports that Petraeus would consider running for elected office.