Veepstakes Comes to Virginia
Chris Stirewalt, Bob Cusack and Shira Toeplitz on the veeptakes.
- Duration 6:31
- Date May 2, 2012
Chris Stirewalt, Bob Cusack and Shira Toeplitz on the veeptakes.
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-- guide is Bob McDonnell he is the governor of -- state of Virginia a must win state.
For Mitt Romney he's they -- campaigning with Mitt Romney.
As he will do so again.
Tonight and tomorrow as Romney tries to.
Lure the commonwealth the Old Dominion back into the red column for 2012.
And certainly this has prompted a lot of speculation about McDonald's possibility as a running -- Romney.
And this is -- -- welcome back.
And welcome back to share topless and Bob Cusack.
She that -- key of roll call.
The other way I did in that city took offense to.
And it is -- -- I -- we had good.
People love to play this parlor game this is the most fun -- -- game of the political season.
-- -- And in 2008 would it be Hillary would -- be this person would it be Evan Bayh would it be and the name's Scott floated for Obama over and over.
And then for McCain it was is it going to be one of these good people know nevermind it's either going to be a Democrat from Connecticut.
Or Republican you've never heard -- from Alaska.
It was dramatic it was -- stakes it was a big deal.
And Romney though is taking a very different approach to it this year it is a no drop.
He is visiting them all he is paying house calls on all of -- he's been to Florida with Marco Rubio.
He's been to Ohio with Rob Portman does senator from there he's been to New Hampshire with Kelly I I senator from that state.
And now he's -- McDonnell in Virginia.
I suspect that we'll see similar visits in Pennsylvania Nevada.
Other swing states where you can get a -- for so let's talk about who.
Is gonna hit.
-- -- just let's just cut the chase is his vice presidential nominee we will move -- other -- I I say at this point I think it's a 50% chance of Marco -- 50% and 50% someone else wow -- -- -- you're -- the field.
Well 50% and 58 you know I.
50% -- someone else I think Mercury it just brings a lot I think he would be obvious choice if he was in his second term effort as a senator in August 1 term.
I think Romney give it that he -- he's implementing such as safe.
And rather boring strategy to interview an audition with all these VP candidates it's the exact opposite of what the McCain campaign -- Which was surprising -- all over the place kicking and they're -- lot of how to load themselves until the area right exactly so I think it Romney if anything at the reasoning if he does not pick -- is because he wants even safer choice is going to safest route he possibly can.
You know pick someone who's -- he's been -- someone like Rob Portman.
And that'll be the different direction.
-- I hate I definitely agree with zero but I'm not sure is a used to be I think it is going to be rubio because he needs Hispanic vote that would help them I think the -- -- to help Romney on Hispanic -- But I'll -- -- had a bit of a shaky week last week as foreign policy speech tonight get rave reviews.
In and I also Rob Portman -- someone -- his kind of got the momentum right now whether that means anything it.
That downside of the words those -- words that have never okay just made his.
Rob Portman and momentum is not generally.
-- -- Rob Portman I should point out is that former director of the Office of Management and Budget for president George W.
Bush it was a long -- congressman from Cincinnati area prior to that he was a white shoe.
Lawyer from a very buttoned down Thon in Cincinnati he is the soul of Republican restraint he is the embodiment -- it makes Mitt Romney look like new game.
If you think that I yeah he's going to -- Not very exciting he would certainly -- overshadow Ronnie but the thing with Portman is even wants and a long time and money is on anti Washington campaign itself.
That's going to be consideration that's why I think.
There could be a move.
For a governor says no one from Washington that no one including rubio rubio is lack of experience is a negative but everyone has negatives I mean and there's no perfect pick up.
Right so -- by the way.
This is a good opportunity for you Internet if you would like to sound off and those who you think.
You are we picking you can let me ask you start or you can just jump in the chat we would love to hear from you.
All right so basically the way it goes is you hit.
Eight candidates choice depends on his position in the polls.
So if you're leading George W.
Bush let's take this example George W.
Bush is leading in 2000.
Visit -- DY stuff and -- -- -- the October surprise.
He's leading he picks Dick Cheney and everybody said who.
This is what he was secretary of defense and then with the word and then and they were like who is that never -- don't worry about yes.
And basically he picked as he picked a person who would definitely not -- -- totally safe back from a state that was going to be bright red anyway so he just went for safety he and he took it was flight to safety.
And then you compare that to what John McCain did which was he was trailing.
So he -- the -- they're asking me to do something to change the race and he did inform for a minute it was work.
So if Ronnie is let's talk about the long shots if Romney's trailing.
On let's say August 5.
And about the time he has to really start making the final decision so that you can -- -- that in the press and all that stuff.
Who's on your list for Romney trailed.
-- -- -- I -- deepening uncertainty.
OK okay -- the really bottom.
Of that -- plan.
I think Susanna Martinez because again she's unknown but she's a little more tested -- -- -- like I say -- governor and Erica.
I should mention that she's really -- -- pretty strong statement saying that she doesn't want to do it for personal reasons but -- -- -- says -- to they say yes so.
I think it's often hard to have them you know former leaders of the free world call -- -- -- -- should do this and turn them down so.
I think she would be on the list if you mentioned Kelly -- earlier.
I think she would also be an interesting choice I -- putter in the -- Sarah category by any means she's also.
She's tested but it this is her first time running for office ever was the senate race -- -- -- and she would want.
It's been a statewide appointed position -- -- state attorney general prior to that.
About what hoosiers who your or else they're ahead -- I think the sleeper pink would be Louis which you know the governor of Puerto Rico and they're very excited to -- He's got a strong Cisco router knows that yeah.
-- Way down.
But -- that the correct answer is Michael good.