Yeah, yeah, yeah. There is lots of talk, lots of yam-yam, about Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska (A favorite of right-wing radio talk show hosts and neoconniver William Kristol), Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana (Some say too young, we say too Exorcism-ish), Governor Crist of the necessary Florida (Who fucked Giuliani up so majorly)and, of course, Governor Pawlenty of Minnesotta (As exciting as watching plants produce oxygen). Plus there have been Veepy mentions of Carly Fiorina, former Hewlett-Packard Chairwoman.
Obviously McCain needs a Governor. Also, quite probably, McCain needs and executive -- read: businessperson -- someone who can bolster McCain's laughable lack of economic knowledge.
Mitt Romney is both a former Governor and an executive that understands the economy both nationally and internationally. He is matinee-idol good looking and supplies oxygen to the flatlining McCain ticket. Romney is also a primary winner in Michigan, with a history there -- his father was Governor -- and could help the GOP win in that necessary state (McCain won there against Bush in the 2000 GOP primary). Romney also has ties to the Bush family and Karl Rove has been lobbying for "Mittens" with great gusto. Clearly Romney is the Bush family choice for continuing the Bush 43 legacy, making sure the Iraq War is well-funded and looked after. From Politico:
:Surprising many Republican insiders, Mitt Romney is at the top of the vice-presidential prospect list for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). But lack of personal chemistry could derail the pick.
"'Romney as favorite' is the hot buzz in Republican circles, and top party advisers said the case is compelling.
"Campaign insiders say McCain plans to name his running mate very shortly after Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) does, as part of what one campaign planner called a 'bounce-mitigation strategy.'
"The Democratic convention is in late August, a week ahead of the Republicans convention. That means McCain can size up the opposing ticket before locking in his own.
"One of the chief reasons the Massachusetts governor is looking so attractive is his ability to raise huge amounts of money quickly through his former business partners and from fellow members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Mormons.
"McCain sources tell Politico that they believe Romney could raise $50 million in 60 days. One close Romney adviser said it could even be $60 million."
From the point of sheer logic it would be an act of supreme stupidity if McCain picked anyone other than Romney. Romney is so perfect for McCain that it is almost frightening. Obama probably ought to begin counterprogramming his running mate choice against Romney.