Romney talks VP prospects in e-mail to supporters
July 14th, 2012
04:18 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney talks VP prospects in e-mail to supporters

(CNN) - Mitt Romney has repeatedly declined to answer questions about his vice presidential selection process, but he raised the subject in an e-mail Saturday to supporters.

"Sometime soon, I will be choosing a vice presidential candidate to join our winning ticket," he wrote.

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The e-mail from the candidate follows a similar one from his campaign manager, Matt Rhoades, on Thursday which invited supporters to donate to his campaign and enter themselves for a chance to meet Romney and his choice for No. 2.

"I would like the chance to personally introduce my running mate to you," Romney wrote in the e-mail.

The e-mail offered no indication of who he may pick.

"There are many incredible men and women who I would be lucky to have as a running mate," he wrote. "And that's why I'm so excited to invite you to meet him or her on the campaign trail with me."

The message, however, may offer a suggestion as to when Romney's decision could come.

Rhoades wrote in his Thursday email, "Every week until the VP announcement is made, one lucky supporter will win the chance to meet Mitt and his choice for VP."

But the candidate's Saturday e-mail requested donations and entries "before tomorrow at midnight" and made no mention of the contest continuing in future weeks.

There has been some speculation that Romney would announce his choice prior to his international trip later this month.

Romney was at his home in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, on Saturday and his campaign announced no public events for the day.


Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Mitt Romney
soundoff (102 Responses)
  1. Jake

    Romney is a snooze. Just saying his name makes me sleepy.

    July 14, 2012 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  2. bill

    Looking forward to see who our next VP will be! It will be a refreshing change from the immature insanity of the uhbama administration.

    July 14, 2012 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  3. christ

    cnn romney can dish it out but he cant take it romney campaign has always been attacker durant primary mitt need to stop crying if this is the best guy the republicans coud come whit it sad

    July 14, 2012 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  4. Etch-A-Sketch Mitt RobMe Lying About his Work History @ BAIN while Collecting Salarie$$$ for DOING-NOTHING

    trynna etch-a-sketch his way outta releasing his tax returns. NEVER GONNA HAPPEN!

    AMERICANS DESERVE TO KNOW...JUST WHAT IS MITT ROBME HIDING?!!!

    July 14, 2012 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  5. Larry L

    Who in their right mind would want to join this very weak candidate on his flip-flop, hide-the-money,repeal-but-replace-with-the-same-thing tour? What a slimey, spoiled, preppy!

    July 14, 2012 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  6. s.positive

    Romney will not be president. God forbid...

    July 14, 2012 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  7. JenniferUCD

    Can't believe its already mid-July and this joker still hasn't announced a VP candidate yet. I think he's trying to avoid a McCain mistake by picking another loser like Palin.

    July 14, 2012 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  8. Butch

    Hope it's Condi Rice!

    July 14, 2012 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  9. GonzoinHouston

    He's trying to generate some buzz by building up the suspense. He also doesn't dare make a decision before the convention. He's caught between the tax hawks, the Christian Taliban, the Tea Party, the Republican establishment, and the Conservative Celebrities, and only one of those groups absolutely supports him. How he can select a VP without alienating at least two of those groups is beyond me. After that, all he has to do is attract the independent voters in the swing states without losing any of his own factions. Good luck with that.

    July 14, 2012 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm |
  10. Pander Bear

    I think for his VP choice Mitt Romney the conservative candidate who was against the bailout of the auto industry, the economic stimulus and the Dream Act and is against Obamacare should pick Mitt Romney the moderate candidate who saved Detroit, who favored a stimulus package, wants a path to citizenship for children of illegal immigrants and authored Romneycare.

    Romney/Romney 2012! He's everything that we need and want and nothing that we want or need!

    July 14, 2012 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  11. MrManhattan

    He won't release his taxes, or explain his tenure at Bane Capital. By the way, has anyone actually seen his birth certificate? The original??

    July 14, 2012 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  12. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    The reason one hasn't been mentioned is because Romney doesn't have one. There seem to be few who would get close to him because of a number of reasons; religion (his or theirs), abortion stand, is he too far right or closeted left? The list goes on I am sure.

    July 14, 2012 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  13. fandancy

    I nominate The Donald. That is if he can take time off from his never-ending search for Obama's birth certificate.
    The perfect match: Great hair matched with horrible comb-over hair.

    July 14, 2012 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm |
  14. Pleae Some Say They WIll Be My Veep

    So far only Sarah bumpking from Alaska said she will do it knowing that even though Romney will not win she could profit some more off the selection. Her daugher BP is hoping to get another house from a book deal but this time off the coast somewhere warm. She promises to keep a good smile on while going to the bank to cash some more checks.

    Anne Romney is wanting to know if she can be his Vepp too since her husband makes after forging taxes only 120 million per year and this will be a drastic pay cut. Anne even said to Mitt the other day to go out and get some more wifes to put to work while playing god and supporting the top one percent only. LOL!

    July 14, 2012 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  15. AJ

    Romney does not care about the middle class and that's why his billionaire friends are spending so much money to get him elected so that he could extend the bush tax cuts, turn medicare/medicaid into a voucher program and get rid of social security. we simply cant believe anything this guy says and his answers change hourly. hopefullly he will answer some tough questions during the debates.

    July 14, 2012 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  16. robert in fort worth

    Where are your tax returns? Your dad released 12 years.

    July 14, 2012 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm |
  17. Nietodarwin

    Talk about a suicidal political career move. Now he's gonna finally provide a job in the USA,!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!( and have a hard time finding an employee, excuse me ......"running mate" ..........."run run run run away" He' better act quickly, and distract the press from........the other things. Poor poor (but financially very rich) Mitt.

    July 15, 2012 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
  18. Earnest T Bass

    Hey Mit? After you win the election tell Obama you'll appoint him as one of your czars to work with the democrats

    July 15, 2012 12:14 am at 12:14 am |
  19. Brian monosso

    Condee, take the offer. Love you to death. You will be V.P.

    July 15, 2012 12:23 am at 12:23 am |
  20. AnaHadWolves

    Which Romney is running? The one who is pro-gay rights or the one who is against them? The one who is pro-choice or the one who is against them? The one who created the healthcare for Massachusetts or the one who says he didn't? The one who said he wasn't an NRA member or the one who said he was? The one whose father released 12 years of tax returns when he ran for President or the one who has released exactly one return?

    The man is such a flip-flopper on EVERY topic and issue, trying to pin him down is like trying to nail Jello to the wall.

    July 15, 2012 01:23 am at 1:23 am |
  21. georgewashington

    I will soon pick someone who will be so boring it will make me look good.

    July 15, 2012 01:42 am at 1:42 am |
  22. vs

    Mr.Mitt Romney should pic for vice president the speaker of the house rep.Jhon Boehner,thanks

    July 15, 2012 01:50 am at 1:50 am |
  23. huxley

    It would be cool if Romney names Rubio as his running mate.

    That means it'll be Mitt Romney – the guy who wrote Obamacare – and his running mate Marco Rubio – the guy who wrote Obama's new immigration policy – versus Obama.

    How does the GOP come up with this stuff??

    July 15, 2012 03:51 am at 3:51 am |
  24. obsthetimes

    Mitt's will make a great president. Mitt's led a life of absolute integrity, honesty and success. He's a great role model for young people. America will be lucky to get him as president.

    July 15, 2012 04:00 am at 4:00 am |
  25. earthmother

    Anyone with Swiss bank accounts and Cayman Islands accounts has something big to hide. A full investigation is needed and "Mitt" should release 10 years' tax returns. The Obama hates demanded all his personal records, te same should be demanded of Romney. Not to mention the Bain timeline.

    July 15, 2012 04:05 am at 4:05 am |
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