Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell earns another nod for VP, winning the (completely arbitrary) “Mock Republican Convention” at a Lexington, Virginia university. The students selected Romney as the candidate and say they’ve only been wrong twice in the last 25 years. In case you missed it — you can read VicePresidents.com’s assessment of McDonnell here.
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin, isn’t ruling out his run for the #2 spot. According to The Wall Street Journal, Ryan responded to inquiries by stating today, “I have no clue… I mean, that’s somebody else’s decision. That’s a long time from now. It’s kind of like a bolt of lightning striking you. So what’s the point in thinking about that? I’ve got a lot to do right now, I’m really busy…. I’d cross that bridge when I got to it if it ever came.” For a closer look on this VEEP Prospect, check out our special report here.
WNYC Radio puts Marco Rubio, Bob McDonnell, Paul Ryan and John Thune on their shortlist for VEEP, although they don’t think Rising Star Rubio would accept second fiddle (nor do we, for that matter!)
The Moral Liberal is pining for Chris Christie or Allen West (which is an interesting choice & a name that hasn’t come up yet, even though he is a Rep from Florida!)