Governors Don't Tend To Be Selected As VP Candidates

Depending on the the circumstances at play this summer, the eventual GOP nominee (likely Romney) might be wise to buck this precedent in 2012. From The New York Times' Nate Silver:

Governors might make for better presidential candidates than senators do, but they have not had an advantage when it comes time for a party to pick its vice-presidential nominee.

If Mitt Romney wins the Republican nomination, he will have an opportunity to break this precedent. Nobody knows what Mr. Romney’s short list would look like, but the one the news media is speculating about includes a number of current or former governors, like Chris Christie of New Jersey, Bob McDonnell of Virginia and Susana Martinez of New Mexico.

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published this page in In The News 2012-03-28 00:24:00 -0400
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