'Vice President Portman,' John McCain Hints

06/26/2012 10:36 am ET | Updated Jun 26, 2012

Vice President Rob Portman?

That was the hint Arizona Sen. John McCain, the last Republican presidential standard bearer, dropped last week about who may be Mitt Romney's running mate this time around. Or was he just having some fun?

McCain was walking through the U.S. Capitol when he came upon the Ohio senator giving a tour to a group of interns. As he breezed by, McCain cracked to the interns that, “Now you can say you interned for Vice President Portman.”

Portman is often mentioned as being on Romney’s short list of potential vice presidential picks. He and other potential running mates joined Romney and top Republican donors at a swank resort in Park City, Utah, last weekend where Condoleezza Rice, who is not a contender, stole the show.

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