Romney teases VP selection in e-mail to supporters
July 12th, 2012
07:34 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney teases VP selection in e-mail to supporters

(CNN) - It's certainly not an e-mail that will put the vice presidential questions to rest.

"We're getting ready to share some exciting news," Mitt Romney's campaign manager, Matt Rhoades, e-mailed supporters on Thursday. "Sometime between now and the Republican convention, Mitt will be announcing his choice for VP."

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The presumptive Republican presidential nominee has repeatedly declined to answer questions about who his campaign is vetting to join the ticket. He broke with that only once, when he told reporters that - contrary to one news organization's report - Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida was indeed being vetted.

Rhoades' e-mail to supporters was also a fundraising solicitation. "Every week until the VP announcement is made, one lucky supporter will win the chance to meet Mitt and his choice for VP," he wrote, asking for a $3 donation for entry into that drawing.

The Republican National Convention begins on August 27 in Tampa, Florida.


Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Mitt Romney
soundoff (79 Responses)
  1. angeson

    Who cares who runs with him. It is a fools errand, this election is already decided.

    July 12, 2012 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  2. angeson

    Who cares who runs with him. It is a done deal, this election is already decided.

    July 12, 2012 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  3. angeson

    Who cares who runs with him. This election is already decided.

    July 12, 2012 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  4. angeson

    Who cares this election is already decided.

    July 12, 2012 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  5. angeson

    Who cares it's already decided.

    July 12, 2012 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  6. angeson

    Who cares?

    July 12, 2012 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  7. angeson

    Who ya gonna call?

    July 12, 2012 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  8. kayla

    who cares, just another loser on the ticket

    July 12, 2012 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  9. Bootstomper

    I've heard it's Pat Nixon.

    July 12, 2012 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  10. cj90210

    What, it's not Sarah Palin? She would certainly shore up the Tea Baggers and consevative base LOL!

    July 12, 2012 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  11. Tony

    Romney's supporters can also count on a VP candidate who can release all of his tax returns, but won't because he does not want to embarrass Romney and make Romney look like he has something to hide.

    July 12, 2012 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  12. Namejkane fl SEND THE THREE TIME LOSER romney HOME AND MAKE IT FOUR.

    I'm sure all these vp canadates are dreading a call from the bafoon and lier in chief for their chance to run on Gop bafoons party looser ticket with romney the clown .I read those articals my self in the Washington post ,and I think romney the clown is in deep do do .

    July 12, 2012 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  13. Namejkane fl SEND THE THREE TIME LOSER romney HOME AND MAKE IT FOUR.

    Please ,don't call me !!!!!!!!!!!

    July 12, 2012 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  14. Gurgyl

    Marco Rubio is as good as this Bain capital idiot. July third week, no nothing. GOP will never win under current conditions, nation knows. Obama12.

    July 12, 2012 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  15. T'sah From Virginia

    ►"Every week until the VP announcement is made, one lucky supporter will win the chance to meet Mitt and his choice for VP," he wrote, asking for a $3 donation for entry into that drawing.◄

    Well, we won't worry about him reaching $100 million in donations from that game!! His BIG DONORS will meet his choice anyway!!

    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!

    July 12, 2012 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  16. Namejkane fl SEND THE THREE TIME LOSER romney HOME AND MAKE IT FOUR.

    If he calls me ,I'm not home !!!!!!

    July 12, 2012 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  17. PJ/TX

    Nothing like a diversion to avoid answering difficult questions. I heard the Drudge Report is telling folks that
    Condeleeza Rice has become the number one candidate. More Bushies at the table. Run for your life!!!!

    July 12, 2012 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  18. mirrorlogic

    Shocking revelation! Wow! Now that is news!

    Mitt - you should go spend more time in Switzerland with your cash

    July 12, 2012 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  19. savethechildren

    The US Founders never would have imagined an American elite so corrupt that they would dissolve the people and import a new one. But how about the WHITES? There future?

    How is this not genocide:
    White countries are being flooded by non-whites. We are told to be TOLERANT. We are forced to integrate.

    With assimilation we see the extinction of one race only, the white race. Its not funny, not comedy, its white genocide.

    July 12, 2012 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  20. Hap

    Whoever is really doing the selection (not Mitt) wait until the last minute as not to expose the person to those pesky liberal media members. They ask questions and expect answers, these people only talk in sound bites and don't actually give answers. Sound bite Sarah couldn't even do that right so why risk it any earlier than necessary. Here's my prediction: an easily minipulated, undeserving, Southern Christian, who also will represent thier transparent and shallow pandering to some segment of society,and is good looking. Marco has it wrapped up, you'll see.

    July 12, 2012 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  21. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    As a plutocrat, that Mittens is a real scamp. He is such a teaser.

    July 12, 2012 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  22. joe

    This has to be the most boring non-event of the summer.

    July 12, 2012 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  23. LiberalSage

    Who cares about VP selection by Swiss Mitt. Where are your tax returns? We want to see what made John McCain dump you as his first VP choice.

    July 12, 2012 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  24. Nwvotes

    Romney's background with Bain Capital is in question. Do you think there is something to this story? Vote at Nationwidevotes.com

    July 12, 2012 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  25. sonnie3

    My advise, Wait till the convention, It will screw with the left wing, drive by, media.

    July 12, 2012 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
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