It appears a number within the GOP would be happy to be Mitt Romney’s running mate against a vulnerable Barack Obama and Joe Biden – but recent hints likely leaked to the media suggest Romney has narrowed the list down to four potential candidates to be the nation’s next vice president…
Here is that final four in no particular order:
Tim Pawlenty – The former Governor of Minnesota would provide welcome help in garnering this important swing state, and insiders have suggested the two men genuinely like one another.
Rob Portman - The Ohio Sentor also offers up serious swing state credentials, as well as considerable experience on the debt crisis issue – a major weakness of Barack Obama.
Paul Ryan - Yet another swing state candidate, Paul Ryan is among the fastest rising stars within the GOP – and one who finds a wide swath of support from influential and mobilized Tea Party members.
Bobby Jindal - Like Ryan, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal also brings more than a bit of national recognition status, while at the same time, also adding to the executive experience that would be the result of a Romney-Jindal ticket.
Political insiders are now indicating the Romney camp to make a running mate announcement within the next 10 days…