(CNN) - Asked Thursday what Mitt Romney wants his running mate to say about the presumptive GOP nominee, the candidate said he's looking for someone with "strength of character."
"I don't think I have anything for you on the VP running mate," Romney said in an interview on NBC News. "I certainly expect to have a person that has a strength of character, a vision for the country that adds something to the political discourse about the direction of the country."
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He continued: "I happen to believe this is a defining election for America, that we're going to be voting for what kind of America we're going to have."
With less than three weeks left before the Republican National Convention, speculation over Romney's potential vice presidential nominee has picked up momentum among the political establishment.
But Romney and his campaign have remained tight-lipped, with only the candidate, his wife, Ann, and his adviser, Beth Myers, knowing the full details of the decision process.
thats great! because he does not have a vision for the future that doesn't give tax dallars to the wealthy. by the way mittens were is your tax returns?
Because he doesn't have one. . . .
he vision piles of money going into his off shore accounts
Portmans vision....just have to look back to his tenure with the Bush Administration.
If he finds a VP then at least there will be one person who has a vision.
how. ways can you twist trickle down economicssson that crap fail for the last 10 years, we cannot keep vacuuming up the money from the economy and keep giving it the rich, b
Silly Mitt, you really mean whatever vision the Koch Bros. tell him to have!
I don't care of that the VP would have a vision because it won't help.
That's because Mitt's only vision is another dollar bill in his Swiss and Cayman hidden bank accounts.
Mitt tell us how you were able to sock those millions into your IRA? The rest of us want that same chance if we only knew what method your used. Romoney has no visions, no knowledge of the world as it really is, no talent for speaking to the ordinary citizen, no character that we have been able to discern, no shame at the silly lies he is telling about our nation's hard working President, no ability to connect to most people, no personality, no warmth, no compassion for the poor, no mercy for those with absolutely nothing. Oh right, he did say the poor are being takien care of and he could just tweak whatever rules are currently in place for them. Mitt will throw the poor to hound dogs since he'll never have to walk among them or see them in his rearview mirror. I think his mission is to tell us how he can deduct $75,000 from his taxes for his horse, but we only get to deduct $1,000 for a child. How do you do that Mitt?
"I certainly expect to have a person that has a strength of character, a vision for the country..."
Well, it would certainly be nice if one of the candidates on the GOP top ticket had those attributes.
Unfortunately, Mittens has limited his options for VP to "a person": sorry, Rafalca.
Strength of character is something Romney lacks entirely. However, he's become quite the accomplished liar, so there's that.
RMoney means his pick should be someone who has a vision for banking in America and paying income taxes and thangs so attention to his tax schemes will be averted
It might be good if Romney could fing a partner with a "vision"... Somebody needs to explain how to pay for Romney's promises of lower taxes, better health care, cheap gas, double the defense budget, reduced deficit, a war with Iran, and a shiny new embassy for Israel. Romney appears to have no vision he'd like to share... like the tax returns he's hiding.
Condi Rice is the best choice
Hopefully Romney's running mate will have a 'vision for the country' because he doesn't have one.
He's 'looking for someone with strength of character". Well, I guess SOMEONE on the ticket needs to have that.....
By vision he really means someone willing to cater to the far right extremists in this party. I feel like the current GOP is like a cult and Americans are starting to wise up; thinking twice about drinking their punch.
Sorry to say but Romney is not just taking the advice of those you mention. He is still also in touch with Bain capital and consulting guys they were his closest confidants when he was Bain capital whether you think that was 1999 or 2002 so called ended. I also see Bain consulting digging into private and public education funding as a business oportunity for them... You can guarantee Romney will use whatever they think is good in his fight for the Presidency in the next couple of months as his education policy difference to OBama.
I agree in how this election is a "Defining election for America." I hope he picks a good running mate that measure up that strength of character and vision he is talking about. I personally want to vote for a president and vice president who have those strength of character and vision. Washington had it, Lincoln had it, and we need it in the next Cabinet just as its ever been. No more popularity contested, party biased bickering. Give me a man (or woman) leader that has the right character and vision along with a people who have the same attributes and you have a prosperous country.
Poor guy. Every article I read about him pretty much tells me he doesn't realize the playbook's been switched...he's evidentely got the instructions for how to lose an election.... It's like this Mitt – you're the one who's supposed to have the vision for our country – not the VP Although, it may be the most honest and transparent statements he's made to date. 2 election cycles and still no vision for the future....only back tracking
Why – does Romney think he is going to create the mythical Republican dynasty?
He'll need a VP with a "vision for the country" seeing as he has none of his own. 3 months before the election and he has offered no specifics on ANYTHING. No economic vision. Nothing. He's making a career on name-calling. Sad and pathetic.
Mitt the twit is clearly not the solution,he's the problem. That's why he hides his tax returns.
LOL – vision for the country? What vision? What plans? What solutions? WHERE ARE YOUR TAXES?
From your quest "I certainly expect to have a person that has a strength of character, a vision for the country that adds something to the political discourse about the direction of the country."
Good luck finding anyone with any of your la la land ideals. Starting with you nobody is capable of what "you want'.
BTW – now you the wifey is involved in your choice? Whatever happened to Rafalca? Did you ever find out when she competed? Is she back in the States? Did you make her ride on top of the plane?
What a great meal, for a country to thrive on. Hot Brown-Rice, and a MItton Pork-Chop."