The presidential election is over 175 days away. Barring unforeseen circumstances, former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney will be the Republican candidate running against Pres. Barack Obama. The Democrats already have their running mate (VP Joe Biden), but who will Mitt choose? An impressive lineup of candidates has emerged, but alas, there can only be one winner.
Several frontrunners (NJ Gov Chris Christie, FL Sen Marco Rubio) are crisscrossing the country attending fundraisers, campaign events and photo op's, but I think these appearances are for show and publicity.
My choice is a candidate working behind the scenes, out of the limelight, being vetted, getting all of their ducks in a row before the Summer. I think KS Gov. Sam Brownback would make an excellent running mate, and here's why:
- He's Been On This Road Before.
- He Has Friends On Both Sides Of The Aisle.
- He Has Senate Committee Experience.
- He Has Voter Popularity.
- He Has Unquestioned Conservative Credentials.
- He Adds Heft To The Midwest.
- He Can Reach Out To Christians.
- Other VP "Long-List" Candidates Will Support Him.
- His Wife Actively Promotes Literacy.
I believe Brownback could "hit the ground running" and has Capitol experience to get the job done. So with that said, who really knows who the VP candidate will be? But if I were Mitt, my choice would be Sam Brownback.
Erin Medlicott was online communications manager for BidenForPresident and has written previously on presidential politics for "Off The Bus."
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