Romney's VP candidates face 'intimate examination'
June 8th, 2012
07:28 AM ET
3 years ago

Romney's VP candidates face 'intimate examination'

(CNN) – One senator who has survived the vice presidential vetting process described it this way: Like having a colonoscopy without anesthesia.

The probing, highly personal examination that a presidential candidate uses to pick a running mate is uniquely American. Yet it is entirely shielded from public view: Those who submit themselves to it must bow to a secret, often uncomfortable "deep dive" for information by a small, exclusive tribunal of lawyers and accountants trying to wrest any skeletons out of a candidate's closet.

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  1. Donkey Party

    They can't have another Palin experience.

    June 8, 2012 07:43 am at 7:43 am |
  2. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Those who submit themselves to it must bow to a secret, often uncomfortable "deep dive" for information by a small, exclusive tribunal of lawyers and accountants trying to wrest any skeletons out of a candidate's closet
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    Please.
    Palin anyone?
    How did that one whiz by these braintrusts?
    Or did she screw her way to the top?

    June 8, 2012 07:54 am at 7:54 am |
  3. Gurgyl

    Very pathetic....are these guys to rule and sell USA to china, Saudi????????????

    June 8, 2012 07:57 am at 7:57 am |
  4. livingston

    Yup, just like they did to Sarah Palin. Only this time instead of overlooking all the obvious problems because she was a woman and that is what they thought would win it for them, they will probably choose a Hispanic. Not because it would be the right person for the job, but because that is what they think they need to win the Hispanic vote. Or maybe a Hispanic woman. That way they can hit two of the groups they have completely alienated. Good luck with that.

    June 8, 2012 08:03 am at 8:03 am |
  5. The GOP opens mouth and inserts foot

    Romney still hasn't produced his birth certificate. He hasn't proven he's eligible to run for president. What's all this talk about a VP?

    June 8, 2012 08:16 am at 8:16 am |
  6. The GOP opens mouth and inserts foot

    It's only fair given what the GOP has done to America since Reagan first got into office and Bush II was illegally selected president. They've been sticking it to America all these years, it's time for America to stick it back to them.

    June 8, 2012 08:22 am at 8:22 am |
  7. Southeast

    With the flip flooper record he shouldn't be able to run for prez.

    June 8, 2012 08:34 am at 8:34 am |