(CNN) - Is Mitt Romney's VP stock rising?
John McCain's campaign has remained tight-lipped about its vice presidential vetting process, but the Arizona senator appeared to suggest Monday night his former rival would make a very effective running mate.
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"I'm appreciative every time I see Mitt on television on my behalf," McCain said at a fundraising event in New Mexico. "He does a better job for me than he did for himself, as a matter of fact."
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There's no denying the former Massachusetts governor is angling for the No. 2 position on the Republican presidential ticket. He said back in March he would be "honored" to take the position and has been a constant fixture on cable news shows over the last several months - vigorously promoting the Arizona senator's candidacy while sharply criticizing that of Obama.
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Just last week the onetime Republican presidential hopeful said Obama "looks toward Europe for a lot of his inspiration” after the Illinois senator suggested Americans would benefit from knowing more languages.
“I think John McCain is going to make sure that America stays America,” Romney said in an interview on Fox News.
Romney has long been considered a leading VP contender, despite engaging in a bruising and at times nasty primary fight with McCain. The economy has solidly become the dominant issue this election cycle and Romney, who founded the investment firm Bain Capital, brings a sterling business resume - particularly to a candidate who has admitted he lacks knowledge about economic matters. Romney is also a native of Michigan, and could given McCain the edge in that crucial battleground state that the Democrats won in 2004.
Romney would be a great VP, has Experience in economy.
Another good ole boy that will help to further ruin this country. BTW Mitt, America ain't america anymore your repug pres and buddies have seen to that. This country is a sham and we all know it.
Why does Mitt Romney always smile like a beauty pageant queen while he attacks Obama? It's disturbing – like how Bush smiles awkwardly when talking about the war.
Interesting. Here are your men, PUMA, the Mormon man and the man who voted against equal pay.
Romney is okay. But Huckabee is better
This mormon need to go to a sect and sit down somewhere who is he to critize anyone especially Obama when he lost his Primary to and old gezzer
But wait...the other day your campaign told us not to listen to the surrogates, that we should just listen to you. I guess you praise Romney b/c your other surrogate went blank Sunday when asked what the differences btw. your polices and GWB's polices were...we're still waiting for that answer. ;)
Just another reason not to vote for McCain.
This duo is really scary. An unholy alliance, watch out USA.
So I guess that means Romney spoke for McCain when he called nuclear nonproliferation a liberal issue - in an attempt to belittle Sen. Obama's bipartisan work on the issue. So where does McCain stand on nuclear nonproliferation? Where would a VP Mitt Romney stand on nuclear nonproliferation?
I didn't vote for Romney the first go around and I won't vote for either McCain or Romney if that becomes the "package"!!
This news will go a long way helping the McCain winning process. We need to get out of the slump we are in economically. The world needs to get out of the slump they are in because of our problems. It will help put us back on top of the heap. We need the respect of all the worlds top leaders again. A decisive no nonsence leader will do this for us.
why not, i am not a big fan of Romney (not just because he is a mormon) but if that helps McCain... why not.
Rob from NC
America staying America is just fine but that doesn't mean we have to be the same America as we were 50 years ago. Being stagnant gets you know where and we are going to look stupid watching on the side lines while other countries in our global community can interact with each other and we are too busy just trying to stay American.
What is it about Americans becoming more educated and knowing more about the world that scares you. Mitt?
"He does a better job for me than he did for himself, as a matter of fact."
I think he does a better job for you than you do for yourself.
As oppose to Phil "we are a nation of whiners" gramm's skills?
The man's an idiot!! I've heard him on TV acting as a surrogate. Thank God Obama will win in November.
Didn't Mitt say that disarming nukes and global warming were only LIBERAL issues?
yeah – he's awesome
Romney is an AAAAAAAAAAAA. You put two and two together.
I don't want this viper anywhere near my White House. McLame deserves a snake for a running mate. They will not win. Romney is as plastic as McLame's trophy wife.
Run, Mitt, run. See Mitt run..........
I wasn't planning on voting at all. BUT if Romney is the VP i wil cast my vote in for McCain/Romney in a heartbeat.
Otherwise, there ain't no chance of me voting this November.
PS. America must stay American – any foreign ideas (ie those of Obama) depict his lack of patriotism!!
McCain needs to get in on some of that fake tan crap face boy is using.
How many of Romney's kids went to war in Iraq now that his is not running for President?
That was the excuse, they couldn't go because Daddy was running for President, So how many went to Iraq now?
No War No McWar
It doesn't matter who John selects, he's not going to win. The country is hungry for change, and John McCain and Mitt Romney are the polar opposites of change. They will change their addresses, but not much else.
Barack is the new leader for a new America. I can't wait to vote for him and his lovely wife Michelle. The two of them will make us proud.
Romney gets VP then all the Warren Jeffs of the world will be free to do what they want.