Ten possible vice-presidential candidates for the GOP ticket
Presidential front-runner Mitt Romney doesn't yet have a lock on the Republican nomination, and even if he did, he'd be unlikely to announce a vice-presidential running mate until, oh, about August.
Does that mean itâ€™s too soon to start speculating about the choices? Donâ€™t be silly.
Political writers and pundits have been salivating to begin one of the favored handicapping contests of any presidential year, and Mittâ€™s rise to the level of presumptive nominee seems to have given them the go-ahead. Here are 10 of the most likely possibilities.
1. Marco Rubio
Heâ€™s a Hispanic senator from a key swing state who is popular with many of the more conservative Republicans who question Romneyâ€™s credentials. He potentially helps Romney with Latinos (a group with whom Romney struggles), Southern voters, Florida voters, and tea party voters.
True, heâ€™s relatively inexperienced, and heâ€™s insisted he doesnâ€™t want to be VP â€“ but heâ€™s taking a lot of steps that seem to be positioning him for that role.
Yes, itâ€™s early in the game, but Senator Rubio is the clear favorite so far.
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