April 22nd, 2012
07:22 PM ET
2 years ago

More versions of 'no' issued in speculation over Romney's VP

Washington (CNN) - Politicians played hot potato with the No. 2 spot on the Republican presidential ticket on Sunday, with the latest round of prominent Republicans closing the door at varying degrees to serving as presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's vice president.

While the Republican Party lines up behind Romney after divisions emerged in the primaries, the chatter has increasingly turned to the man or woman the former Massachusetts governor will tap to run alongside him during the general election.

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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Marco Rubio • Mitch Daniels • Mitt Romney
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  1. Thomas

    Mike Huckabee would bring in the Latino voters !

    Romney / Huckabee

    April 22, 2012 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  2. Another Day in the RW Idiot Mines

    This VP nonsense is surreal political theater. It's like a reality show, except the contestants are fighting not to be the last one standing. LOL

    April 22, 2012 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  3. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    In order to capture the war on women vote from the base, Mittens should select IL republican representative dead beat dad, Joe Walsh for his VP. I think Walsh exemplifies what the republican party is all about.

    April 22, 2012 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  4. Marie MD

    Unless they find somebody who has been hiding under a rock for most of their lives there is absolutely NOBODY in the party of he ll no that can balance what this blatant liar has been flip flopping about all his life.
    Four percent increase in gun ownership fees in MA and now for guns and one of his non serving five sons and he appreciating nugent's support.

    April 22, 2012 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  5. ARALE NORIMAKI

    The same Marco Rubio? That Talks Big but Fails to Deliver?

    Running on Empty A Cuban on the ballot means nothing to the general population ofthe Hispanic community

    other vs. Cubans: Is There A Double Standard On Illegal Aliens?

    Seems like a double standard. If you come from Cuba you are granted
    automatic residency, but if you come from other countries you need to
    have the proper documentation

    Will the Birthers Scrutinize Marco Rubio's U.S. Citizenship?

    Marco Rubio born to Cuban exiles? Not true, after all."Marco Rubio Lied About His Cuban Exile Immigrant Background"

    spented thousands with GOP credit card

    April 22, 2012 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  6. Larry L

    Who would want to run for VP with a presidential candidate who generates no real emotion or passion from voters? Do you really want to run with a guy whose campaign slogan is "I'm a lapdog for the uber-rich but I'm white... really, really white!"?

    April 22, 2012 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  7. Ed FL

    It is going to be tough to find a VICE PRESIDENT Contender due to the fact that the current presidential candidate doesn.t stand a chance to beat president Obama. The money man Romney is just that. He doesnt stand a chance to get elected. This is still a country that elects a President ,Romney thinks he can buy it . It isn't going to happen,I willing to bet that the dems have so much questionable informantion on Romney that he might try to remove himself from being the candidate. He loves money more than everything and it will be his downfall.

    April 22, 2012 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  8. Namejkane fl live from teapublican moon base no taxes, no regulation no health care, free gas.

    Why sign up for a job you will never get, Dem landslide coming in Nov, thanks teaparty morons and republican congressional clowns.

    April 22, 2012 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  9. 1twinsfan

    They're all presuming that Romney will lose and don't want to be associated with a losing ticket.

    April 22, 2012 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  10. Billy Jack

    How bout "jeb"? He had the "remodeling" contract at the twin towers. Yeah the contract expired the day before the "terrorists" parked the planes up there in the buildings. Maybe "marco" an illegal alien who favors the mexican invasion

    April 22, 2012 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  11. AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL

    michelle bachman i can see it

    April 22, 2012 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  12. Kenji

    Pick me, Mitt. I am one of the cheese ball 99% ers and can make them eat their words. I am a die hard republican though. Make the right call

    April 22, 2012 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  13. NickD2

    Republicans know Romeny has better than a 50% chance of losing this election, at least as things sit now. They do not want to jump onto a sinking ship before it even leaves the harbor.

    April 22, 2012 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  14. J.V.Hodgson

    Gosh still trying to keep a non story going!?
    Regards,
    Hodgson.

    April 23, 2012 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
  15. s

    I heard Sarah Palin is avial LOL LOl LOL

    April 23, 2012 04:25 am at 4:25 am |
  16. Troy

    Nobody excited to co-captain the sinking S/S Romney.

    April 23, 2012 04:53 am at 4:53 am |
  17. Gurgyl

    No sane will cosider to vie for vp with Bain-Capital.

    April 23, 2012 07:33 am at 7:33 am |