We’ve still got months before primaries even start, but GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney is already planning life after endorsement. In fact, he’s slowly leaking his Vice Presidential wish list.
Romney was in Virginia Beach yesterday attending a fundraiser at the home of State Sen. Jeff McWaters.
The $1200 per plate event brought up some interesting data points regarding Governor Bob McDonnell.
Romney said that McDonnell has been an “incredible governor” and will be on “any candidate’s short-list” for Vice President. Now, considering that the candidate was in Virginia Beach – effectively McDonnell’s hometurf, that statement should be taken with a grain of sand. But he reiterated that the short list is “McDonnell, Governor Christie of New Jersey and Marco Rubio of Florida.”
Politico poses that Romney may not have been angling for them as running mates, as much as trying to woo them into supporting his campaign. Christie especially would be a significant coup, as so many Republicans are still trying to push him into the race as a presidential candidate. A “with Christie as my co-pilot” plan wouldn’t just get the key conservative (and his followers’) support, but keep him solidly out of the race as well.
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