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Florida senator Marco Rubio Ohio senator Rob Portman Virginia governor Bob McDonnell.
New Hampshire senator Kelly I.
And Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan that's.
Possible short list for Mitt Romney as he considers who he should take as -- is shotgun that Ryder.
In his quest for the presidency.
And this is power -- welcome back now I told you we would have Michael Barack.
But we do not yet have my courtroom but we do have thank goodness -- -- Nixon who is.
He is he's a man of the left he is radio host talk radio host and WP FW he's good -- welcome back thank you and -- certainly capable of doing the the work to do it okay absolutely really into their Laurel and Hardy but today that that girl is gonna have to do with himself.
So here's the thing.
As we look at this in the let's let's start and talk about the shape of the race right now there -- a surprising poll from CNN.
They hold voters in fifteen battleground states and there are really fifteen battleground states.
But they include states like Arizona.
That Mitt Romney's not going to win our.
Or that Barack -- not gonna win and an up and Missouri which also has not released Wednesday but they include these exit.
Having those Republican states and they're probably -- this -- a little bit but it comes -- -- -- 5143.
-- at the very worst for Romney even dropping out those two red states of Arizona and Missouri.
He's still tied or slightly leading.
A not a bad place for challenger to be at this point now this -- heating up.
But one thing that Romney has that he can do to change the discussion Garland is two when he picks his running.
Taking off the blue -- for a moment if Mitt Romney wants to win who should keep it.
You know I really kind of thing.
Portman would be the guy that he would go list.
You know -- it -- it to embrace the elephant in the room the issue it immediately would go to rubio -- the fact that he's Latino.
And I think.
Hum the what's not discussed it the regarding that is that he's a Cuban Americans which is a very distinct culture culture from the overwhelming Mexican and Central -- this is culture that kind of makes up most of our our Latino electorate and I don't think that that cultural identification.
Would any anyway he help help them out effected me.
Bring more focus into the difference between into the policy difference on.
On an immigration -- of -- That's what I -- for -- now we have talked here before about.
Hispanic voters are not politics out of Norman Americans are different Mexican Americans are different Cuban Americans -- -- Rican Americans -- I guess you don't have to say Americans mr.
Porter because they're America.
-- -- -- The the the deal.
Four rubio is also this must then let's take a look at this.
Who's got the net worth the roll call did -- interest in story today and they looked at they took the list and you wanna talk about the haves and the have nots on the potential Romney running -- Rob Portman.
Is sitting on at least -- minimum.
Six point 71 million bowlers.
And Marco Rubio -- at negative 400000.
So he has a lot of debt.
He's got those things.
May be I think with -- regardless of salvadorans vs Cubans.
Maybe he's not ready yet maybe review is not ready yet to face the national scrutiny if you don't have money in the bank.
Running for vice president and doing that stuff maybe maybe -- break.
-- -- the other thing we've got to considers this the fact Portman is very wealthy and now I would say that he is he's probably wealthy but he's got you can look at it he's he's definitely relative to.
Relative to -- you have got six point 71 million dollars more than idea.
You're doing better in the review right I guess you're right 400000 dollars richer -- Marco Rubio the president looked exactly but I think that the the other thing is this let's face a couple of rich guys makes an easy target it for certain people.
In this economic environment with -- -- you know economic disparity things so that would certainly create another angle we should also point out that there intensely what.
-- -- -- -- Like they're they're like power play -- they're like real life creating and their from Ohio no -- trial that's helpful but you're right they are short of a the two of them together there is say to duplicate the duplicative.
Effect when you get the two of them together.
They've been moderate Republicans essentially sort of establishment moderate Republicans.
The so if you're gonna reach down the list I know a lot of Smart people let's say keep.
You Ryan Kelly I the in New Hampshire woman.
She's got a good story but of course -- the Internet and those first term -- knew.
Maybe you want somebody who's been vetted and season Portman has the advantage he's been through this you're serving in the Bush Administration.
Serving the first President Bush serving in the house he's been he's been through the grinder and if there were troubles -- -- -- and there are those who believe such as myself that if Tim Pawlenty had stayed in the presidential race he might very well this big guy right now.
Who we're talking about looking for a VP four VP I think don't -- nobody brings a couple of things.
Number one he's a very likable right and number two he comes across.
Very well for the middle class Garland Nixon is correct.
T paw is in great want to keep your eye on not only just because of the stories have been floated out there recently but when you talk to Romney people they really love them because he is really going to bat for them and done everything he's done utmost for their highest.
At every turn so they've been really fond of him and they I'm sure could see him filling that role as they go forward.
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