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I'm Jamie Colby in for generally today good to see you all.
Today -- -- I'm John Scott welcome to the second -- happening now Mitt Romney campaigning today in a key battleground state appearing with senator Kelly Ayotte in New Hampshire giving voters a chance to see the two of them together as Romney way is some possible vice presidential choices he is speaking right now in Portsmouth, New Hampshire where senator and 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 Brett Baer is the anchor of special report and taking a look at some of the possible candidate this week -- I have that right -- That's right John we start a series of reports called running with Romney 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 sound -- to play from our -- I've been blessed with the opportunity -- -- -- 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 -- -- a -- it was unimaginable that anybody in the next generation will be able to -- I mean this -- what other people -- -- you know people it came from where they came -- and and -- I understand -- as hard as they worked -- -- sacrifices that they made a lot of that is -- to greatness of this country.
Senator rubio makes that point about his upbringing his history his family history a lock on this company's very effective there we go over the pros and cons of each.
Possible VP nominee and it's a series it'll take us all through the week and there are a number of interesting names on that list well and one of the -- that's being talked about today is senator -- Well that's right -- -- that you're starting to see the -- campaign trot out big names to campaign.
We -- you saw senator rubio campaigning.
With Mitt Romney -- Ayotte 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's definitely on the broader list of possible VP nominees 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 -- -- -- -- not -- not gonna do that not gonna go there don't -- don't even talk about it but I -- -- asked a lot of them would be happy deserve.
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 we're we're -- 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 -- some perhaps -- some perhaps would say now but mostly we believe and history will show.
All right one would think I mean -- in terms of geographical diversity I mean Kelly -- 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.
-- -- Right it that's exactly right that's what most analysts will tell you about that -- -- she's very accomplished.
She is but she's rarely have a political newcomer she was appointed to her position.
A G I believe and then one that the senate seat in the very effective rates 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 it 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.
All right let's can be fascinating to watch on special report Brett -- thank you -- -- does start that.
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