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Well everyone is looking for close but no I consult with a mystery who will be governor Mitt Romney's pick for vice president.
So far governor -- is -- keep his choice under wraps.
But that doesn't stop -- all of us from -- the veep stakes.
Griff Jenkins takes a close look at the short list and a few possible surprises.
The countdown is on -- -- governor Romney picked as his running mate.
Some serious contenders are joining his -- -- starting this weekend others have been fiercely campaigning for and elsewhere.
Here's our short list of folks who might be willing to answer the call.
Is it Rob Portman the two time cabinet member under president George W.
Bush six term congressman and current senator.
From the battleground state of Ohio sounding a lot like the running mate already.
It gave the ball to Barack Obama because he promised who's gonna turn things around promises to bring people together to solve big problems we gave the ball.
And he fumbled the ball it's.
Now time to get that ultimate running.
Or former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty a fellow primary candidate -- bowed out early and threw his support behind governor -- He has a very approachable -- -- its style the end he's been vetted for the job before.
You know it's an honor to be.
Consider -- and certainly be an honor for anybody considered that it also.
Has some deja Vu quality since they've been through performance -- You know that's been the main issue here isn't the VP process it was going to be VP evening.
Main issue is what do we do to get this country this economy moving in and provide jobs for people.
How about Paul Ryan the mainland with the budget -- A rising star in the Republican ranks and already the powerful chairman of the House Budget Committee and if the nominee of the party whoever turns out to be comes to you.
Next August and says ball.
Your budget is the budget I want you to -- the white men for getting this room.
We'd be -- running back to well I'm part of the point guy for doing this in the house well that's how you comedy about an hour didn't you guys are -- well who knows about that.
I just don't know the answer your question.
It's not a -- that I didn't come close to crossing it's a decision that somebody else makes a long time now and quite honestly I'm focused on doing my job in congress.
Speaking of rising stars don't count -- Florida senator Marco Rubio.
He has a compelling biography TV's popular in the critical mistake that could -- the election.
I don't wanna talk about the process I have enough to this point it's governor Romney's process and then.
I wanna be respectful of that I think all of us should be all of us involved in politics should be respectful of the process because he -- an important choice tonight he's gonna make a great choice I'm confident of that.
And then there's Virginia's governor Bob McDonnell a very popular figure in the commonwealth it appears very much up for grabs.
You're name is on the short little tough.
If you are honest we accept the job and in what -- can bring to the ticket well you know that's not permitted inside the ground is good movie it's only his lizard really matters.
And last but certainly not least the rationale -- governor of New Jersey Chris Christie.
In the end nobody votes for vice president.
They vote for president.
And you know no matter who governor Romney picks.
If the people of the United States are not convinced that she's the right may have to be president six right now no matter who -- -- present problems for.
And by the same token that went for President Obama for years ago.
I mean you really think that people the -- -- -- How -- -- -- Obama got a -- a body.
But anything can happen in politics as we saw in 2008 when John McCain picked Alaska's Governor Sarah Palin -- don't be surprised.
If we see a surprise if of that list we look at Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal.
New Hampshire senator Kelly -- and South Dakota senator John -- Or perhaps former secretary of state Condoleezza -- Nice balance the job.
If fast would you agree to be on the ticket with the governor Romney -- fast.
I got I shouldn't be asked and because I don't want to run for office.
Then again there's always the chance to get someone that hasn't -- -- this short list yet.
And it all comes down to warn me.
-- made up your mind yet I'm not Metafiles as I like nine 43050.
Believes he's sorry I don't know percentages -- -- How close you are making a decision -- -- -- -- -- in the BP for a highlight track.
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