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And welcome to FOX News Sunday panel plus with bill press told Joseph Trippi -- Karl Rove and Juan Williams well.
But there's a cliche everybody says.
That you know the parlor game of who's going to be the vice presidential running mate -- -- nobody's gonna know certainly.
Until late August because no.
Presidential nominee is gonna choose -- -- -- -- with the political lay of the land as having said that we're gonna engaged in the parlor game this week and probably a lot of weeks.
Going forward -- your thoughts about.
Who it's gonna be and that the kind of the decision making process that their Romney should be going for a.
Well I think that the decision making process is in good hands that I think that it's going to be here.
A rigorous one because they don't want any problems.
Ala Sarah -- You know to put direct directly.
I think that John McCain didn't do a great job of -- and he had expected I think to attract democratic specially white females who were disaffected by the fact that Hillary Clinton had back.
Risen to be the top of the democratic ticket and that Barack Obama had not chosen her to be his vice president.
Our equipment at the latest in Europe to -- -- say this but let's assume what Karl said in the show is right.
Obviously want somebody who's who's prepared to step in and be president having says that from a political point of view what does Romney needed a running.
-- somebody who's gonna say you know what this is a forward looking candidacy and this is not your your dad or granddad Republican Party simply trying to hold onto -- 1950s.
And in that regard.
That's why Marco Rubio look so attractive Marco Rubio is not very experienced he's very young and all the rest -- not gonna actually draw and most of the Hispanic vote which is why why isn't gonna do that -- the Cuban Americans and most most Hispanic Americans or Mexicans -- Central American.
Cubans are viewed as being far right and and I think Marco Rubio story and all that but you know he's got a book coming out there's going to be -- -- her book.
There's lots of stuff out there that's not gonna be all right great but -- will be able helps the Republican Party to look at that it's part of -- -- -- first century.
But for similar reasons -- you got to look at people like.
Susanna Martinez in the Mexico Nikki Haley down -- Kara somebody who just -- that I.
-- Rob Portman I think is a terrific individual I -- this as someone who Rob Portman -- -- and you know very nicely as the report is good source.
But I'm just telling you Rob Portman can't write down here caught Rob Portman.
-- yeah but that quick but Rob Portman can.
It potentially help with -- Ohio with budget issues the idea that there's but you know what Mitt Romney people view and it's pretty -- on the economy I just don't see that.
As helping to boost the ticket especially with independent voters and even more specifically with white suburban women.
But so let's pick up on that Carl and specific play.
One's idea at -- point that.
You want to show that this is a forward looking party and it isn't the country club Republican -- look this is the vice presidential nominee reinforces.
These themes that the presidential -- -- -- doesn't the impact on the election by himself or herself is amenable.
Even what the so called what political scientist called home state advantage in most recent presidential elections.
You know the political scientists think that is between zero point six tenths of -- present -- 3%.
And most of -- in their home state in their home state not nation -- so the vice presidential nominee from a political perspective is going to be important.
Only if it reinforces what the presidential campaign that is in the presidential candidate himself did so -- he's making an explicit bid for the Hispanic campaign.
Campaigning in Hispanic community.
You know -- with Hispanic leaders emphasizing solidarity with the the with the community.
Then Marco Rubio make sense if you wanna go after blue collar voters and all Romney's out there campaigning among blue collar voters and this is -- key to the election.
Then Rob Portman -- blue collar state Ohio makes sense.
If he goes out it says by gosh we need to have the reform on -- spirit of as exemplified in a tackling entitlements and and bring in the budget under control.
Then if Paul if if Scott Walker when Israel renomination reelection in the special.
Right recall election Wisconsin and Paul Ryan makes us but the vice presidential nominee on their own.
Makes little sense -- -- emphasized something the presidential candidate Hussein.
Otherwise they have little impact on the -- wanna pick summit.
While giving you three good names but I think I agree with -- not -- too often with a lot of things but I think he's actually right there looking carefully at what happened in 2000 and in saint.
Let us not make some -- make the bad choice that Obama did by picking a while Canon.
It is you know a veritable joke in the form -- Joseph Biden I mean that's why we got conversation now is Joseph -- gonna be off the -- replaced by Hillary Clinton which is completely.
Ellen I -- things.
Yeah that record and that was somewhat accurate ash and -- show -- that's the the whole thing right now I think if you Romney because this is going to be close election is.
First do no harm I mean I mean if they don't pick anybody that by product I.
Take that chance like they'd like McCain almost had to take a chance like that I think in 2000 -- -- where the race for really was going.
To -- here gun but you Erica there's no reason for Romney to make back can take that kind of -- risk right now.
That the one million interest me is the recent comments.
By Jeb Bush yesterday -- the day before.
Where he said he'd consider.
The vice presidential being the -- vice presidential nominee I thought that was kind of interesting because.
Most people are trying to run away from it right now I mean who really don't wanna I wanna be picked in.
I think its interest in he's there.
I don't think -- really and and I think look.
Unfairly he I think will be hard to put -- bush on the ticket.
In 2012 I mean -- of this fantastic governor of Florida and beat the great vice presidential candidate and nominee if his name work.
-- Jeff Smith spent and I guess I would say that I think for Portman and Daniels who I think -- both extremely competent and qualified I know both the for a long time.
The question of whether you -- takes -- from the Bush Administration have to -- at some point I don't think it should be the qualifier and I spent years defending the bush administration and still -- -- -- -- for me personally it's no problem.
Are registering voters out there who would like who.
It does allow Barack Obama's closing argument and October in the debates and in the campaign is going to be.
Look are not -- right now but what was like when I took over.
And I do think that's not a ridiculous argument and we did have a huge financial crisis in 20072008.
-- Rob -- was the budget director's latest what early.
Dentist and a little stronger in that respect haven't laughed and -- three and -- two term very successful governor of Indiana.
I guess my instinct though as you might shy away from that -- case I do think Ryan rubio -- you two extremely attractive well qualified forward looking younger candidates.
Who would not be risky in the way that.
Palin was so I guess I'm slightly inclined to Ryan and rubio.
Over Daniel's apartment but the truth is Romney has that other choices as well who were attractiveness is the advantage of having a -- that has a lot of interest thing.
Donald -- -- there's six Christie in New Jersey McDonnell and the -- yet.
There's a case were successful the only argument against -- to -- -- There's a case from going outside Washington for reasons -- suggested earlier taking a successful governor and saying look I'm an outside washing -- my running mates outside -- guy we -- reformers.
Mitch Daniels has cut the payroll Indiana reformed everything.
Let's go with some like -- -- Let me just say -- folks if they give this and they have analyzed it to this degree and we're still in April yeah.
Exactly yeah I don't remember April of 2000 we were all saying it was going to be Dick Cheney and Joseph Lieberman in April 2000 right what we're all saying they gonna beat John Edwards 2008 everybody said Joseph Biden and Sarah Palin I mean this is just worries didn't tie.
Well I don't know that I would question.
-- thank -- battle if your final fairway.
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