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Mitt Romney Vice President

Mitt Romney Poked Fun At Chris Christie's Weight: 'Guys! Look At That!'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was on Mitt Romney's vice presidential short list initially, but the GOP nominee took him off in part because of his we...

Romey's Hypocritical Request

The Daily Beast | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

As part of its vetting, the Romney campaign required at least some of the candidates on the short list--including the eventual winner of the GOP veeps...

The Vice Presidential Poison Pill?

Zaki Hasan | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics
Zaki Hasan

The unpopular Ryan budget -- which passed with large majorities in the Republican-held house both times it's been offered up -- gives Democrats a readymade bogeyman to launch spitballs at from now until November 6.

Paul Ryan Pick Sends Media Racing To Cover Late-Night News

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.11.2012 | Media

The late-night news that Mitt Romney had chosen Paul Ryan as his vice presidential pick sent the media racing, and brought an end to the months-long s...

Mitt Romney's Desperate VP Choice

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

You have to wonder about the level of Mitt Romney's desperation to select Representative Paul Ryan as his running mate.

If There's One Thing Paul Ryan Hates, It's Wealthy Tax Cheats

Chris Kelly | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics
Chris Kelly

If there's one thing Paul Ryan likes, as laid out in his famous "Path to Prosperity" budget, it's weapons spending -- and the budget spells out exactly where he's going to find the money to buy more guns every year forever: He's going to crack down hard on rich tax cheats who game the system.

Ryan Roadmap STILL a Roadmap to Ruin for Social Security

Christine Pelosi | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Embracing Paul Ryan's vision now is not only a gamble for Mitt Romney, whose flip-flop from Massachusetts moderate to severe conservative would give our Olympic gymnasts a run for their gold medals, but an unacceptable risk for millions of American families who need the benefits they've earned. 

Vice or Virtue - Which of Romney's Veepstakes Contenders Stands with You?

Keya Dannenbaum | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Keya Dannenbaum

As the speculation intensifies, and as all the punditry focuses on what is right for Romney, or for the Republicans, it is worthwhile to remember that the issue priorities and positions of his ultimate VP choice should really matter to us, too.

Romney Veepstakes 2012: Why Mitt Should Pick Chris Christie

Michael J.W. Stickings | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Michael J.W. Stickings

Christie isn't necessarily a right-wing ideologue of the kind desired by conservatives, but he's a fighter who would take the fight directly to President Obama. Conservatives would love that.

Obama's Wisconsin Team Preparing 'Minute-By-Minute Plan' If Paul Ryan Gets VP Nod

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

There's still no word on whom Mitt Romney will pick as his running mate. But with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) frequently mentioned in the press as a likel...

Romney May Have No Choice But To Pick Paul Ryan | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

Conservative anxiety has stalked Mitt Romney since the outset of his presidential campaign, expressing itself in a series of hopes that a nominee who ...

Dishing The Mitt Romney VP Dirt

Howard Fineman | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics
Howard Fineman

Veep vetting is going public -- even viral -- which means a decision Mitt Romney thought he was making in private could be influenced, or undermined, by a parallel search going on beyond his headquarters in Boston. Until now the process of researching the background of potential vice-presidential running mates was largely left to campaign lawyers conducting secret interviews and poring over stacks of documents and disclosure forms in windowless offices. But as the Romney campaign has developed its short list, a crowd-sourcing mini-industry has sprung up on the web to dig into that list and feed the results back to the public and/or the Obama campaign. If you're Mitt, you'll want to make sure you know what the crowd knows.

VEEPSTAKES: A Video Guide For Turning A Serious Decision Into A Game

Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

It's August of an election year! The conventions are weeks away! Everyone's on vacation! You know what that means. It's time to play VEEPSTAKES! The r...

Romney On Veepstakes: 'I Give You Nothing On That'

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.05.2012 | Politics

In an interview with CNN that aired Sunday, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney dodged the question of who he has in mind for a vi...

Jason Linkins

Mitt Romney Peeps Some Veeps: The Speculatron Weekly Roundup | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics

For many years, Americans learned whom their presidential nominees had chosen as their running mates the same, dreary way. The nominee would approach ...

Prominent GOP Rep. Says Romney's VP Needs To Have Military Experience

The Huffington Post | Alexander Becker | Posted 08.03.2012 | Politics

Speaking at the Young America's Foundation's National Conservative Student Conference on Friday morning, Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) said military experi...

GOP Rising Stars Join Romney On Campaign Trail

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

ASPEN, Colo. -- Mitt Romney is campaigning in Colorado alongside some the Republican Party's rising stars. And a few of them are thought to be potenti...

Dear Mitt: Please Pick Chris Christie

Death Race | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics
Death Race

Yes, I know the criticisms. Chris Christie is a hot-head and a showboat. He's overweight. He doesn't represent a key swing state. He'd be uncontrollable, in the way that Sarah Palin was uncontrollable.

Potential VP Pick Was At Odds With Bush Administration

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

Potential Republican vice presidential pick Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) attempted to walk a fine line this week in an interview with the Hill, when he t...

Howard Fineman

Mitt Romney's Fondest Wish: Avoid #VeepFail | Howard Fineman | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In London, where they're busy betting on the Olympics, you also can get 11-8 odds on Tim Pawlenty as Mitt Romney's vice presidential cho...

Romney May Win Florida If He Picks Minority Veep, Poll Says

Posted 08.01.2012 | Latino Voices

Mitt Romney's chance of winning the crucial swing state of Florida in November gets a boost if he selects either of two minority running mates, accord...

A Smartphone App For VP Pick?

Jacob Soboroff | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics
Jacob Soboroff

I say we stand strong, and stand together, and stop signing up for breaking news alerts from campaigns until they truly are breaking.

Jennifer Bendery

Kelly Ayotte: 'It's An Honor To Be Mentioned' As Potential Romney VP | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) on Sunday ducked questions about whether she is being vetted to be Mitt Romney's running mate. During an a...

Jeb Bush Advises Romney On VP Pick

AP | BRENDAN FARRINGTON | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says he thinks Sen. Marco Rubio is ready to be vice president and that he has shared those thoughts ...

GQ Vets Mitt Romney's Running Mates So That He Doesn't Have To

Death Race | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics
Death Race

Romney's team will need to anticipate the opposition research the Obama campaign is engaging in, and, to that extent, will want to look especially closely at the following issues for the following candidates.