Spinners and Winners
The search for a Romney running mate is well underway, but whose stock is up, and whose is down?
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., in the top tier of potential VP nominees, is showing he can play the number one role of a running mate: attack dog. In a blistering speech in South Carolina, Rubio hammered Obama about his "divisive" leadership style, calling it unprecedented in modern American history.
Sliding down the list this week is Gov. Mitch Daniels, R-Ind. Daniels has publicly said he does not want the VP nod but recently he went a step further, saying that he would "disconnect the phone" if he knew that call was coming. Expressing disinterest is good; saying you won't take a call from the party's nominee is not.
Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H took an entirely different approach. Asked about the prospect of a debate with Joe Biden, she said that it would be "very enjoyable," noting that Biden "has a way with words."
And could this be a tea leaf? The latest RomneyRead More »from Romney’s short list: Rubio, Pawlenty rising, Daniels sliding