Previewing Romney's top VP contenders
Who is being considered for the spot?
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- Date Apr 30, 2012
Who is being considered for the spot?
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Now Mitt Romney campaigning today in a key battleground state appearing with senator Kelly -- -- in New Hampshire.
Giving voters a chance to see the two of them together as Romney away is some possible vice presidential choices.
He is speaking right now in Portsmouth, New Hampshire where senator -- on just one of the many names mentioned as a potential vice presidential candidate.
Any decision still likely to be several months away but it's all part of the political guessing game.
Bret Bair is the anchor of special report and taking a look at some of the possible candidates this week to I have that right -- That's right John.
We start a series of reports called running with Romney it begins tonight.
These are longer profile pieces of possible VP nominees.
For Mitt Romney to choose.
It starts tonight with senator Marco Rubio and I believe we have a -- to play from -- -- I've been blessed with the opportunity to represent the people Florida.
It doesn't escape me that less than half a decade ago my family and very different circumstances.
My dad was a bartender my mom was -- -- it was unimaginable that.
Anybody in the next generation would be able to -- I mean this is what other people did not.
You know people that came from where they came from and yet I understand that as hard as they worked in the sacrifices that they made a lot of that is due to greatness of this country.
Senator rubio makes that point about his upbringing his history his family history.
A lot on this company's very effective there we go over the pros and cons of each possible VP nominee.
And it's a series that'll take us all through the week.
And there are a number of interesting names on that list well and what are the names that's being talked about today is senator -- -- Well that's right I mean that you're starting to see the Romney campaign trot out big names to campaign -- -- you saw senator rubio campaigning.
With Mitt Romney send -- out is is an up and coming star in the party many analysts say that perhaps.
This is not her time but you don't know and they could be the Romney campaign's effort to to see how things play out.
She is definitely on the broader list of possible VP -- -- but whether it's on the Romney short list.
I think only the Romney campaign really knows that.
There's so many of these people including Marco Rubio though have -- not gonna -- not gonna do that not gonna go there don't even don't even talk about it but.
I guess -- asked a lot of them would be happy to serve our.
Yes in fact some of the people who say no there's no way no possibility.
Behind the scenes and I'm not going to point to which one but behind the scenes there they clearly are saying.
Listen where we're happy do.
Be considered I think and and you're right if if a nominee asked someone to be on the ticket.
It's a tough decision to say no some perhaps would some perhaps would say now but most -- We believe and history will show.
Say yes all right one would think I mean in in terms of geographical diversity I mean -- -- coming from New Hampshire.
Next door Massachusetts where Mitt Romney used to be governor one would think.
That that would put her maybe not in the and the top tier of potential candidates but who notes.
Writes -- that's exactly right that's what most analysts will tell you about -- -- -- she's very accomplished.
But she's fairly the other -- political newcomer she was appointed to her position.
A G I believe and then one the senate seat in a very effective race but whether she has the history to be able to be on that ticket.
Most analysts who said not right now but she's clearly on the list.
The other thing you have to look at is.
What that person brings to around me take -- and remember Bill Clinton chose Al Gore and that was from the same region.
There are a number of things that factor into the Romney decision and that's what will be exploring.
Every day this week -- -- can be fascinating to watch on special report Brett bear thank you.
-- does start that --