BREAKING: Romney calls Republicans on VP shortlist
August 10th, 2012
11:39 PM ET
2 years ago

BREAKING: Romney calls Republicans on VP shortlist

Richmond, Virginia (CNN) - Mitt Romney called several of the Republicans on his vice presidential shortlist on Friday evening to tell them he has selected a running mate and to thank them for assisting with his campaign, a Republican familiar with the calls told CNN.

Romney did not indicate who he selected as his running mate, according to the source.


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  1. Ding Tankersley

    Romney knows he cant win on his own, so he took a risky pick and went with Paul Ryan... Chalk Florida up for Obama!

    August 10, 2012 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm |
  2. enuff

    ENOUGH ALREADY! This is not a story. try reporting when something actually happens and stop feeding the soap opera.

    August 11, 2012 12:03 am at 12:03 am |
  3. TheWestCoastBias

    If it's Bobby Jindal, the race will be over for Romney. He doesn't have quality support from the religious right. Some will think it's Santorum.

    August 11, 2012 12:08 am at 12:08 am |
  4. Steve

    Sorry to say, Romney won't chose Rubio due to his unfornate deficit in height. Standing next to Romney, he looks like his son or younger brother. Optics is what wins elections.

    August 11, 2012 12:29 am at 12:29 am |
  5. willy

    Wondering... Why would a Presumptive Presidential Candidate, whose 8 year campaign has been built around saving the Utah Olympics, now be ruining the London Games by stealing the headlines on the eve of the Opening Ceremony and doubling up on London2012, by now announcing his running mate hours before the Closing Ceremony?
    Is that a friend or foe, of the Olympic ideals?

    August 11, 2012 12:43 am at 12:43 am |
  6. T'sah From Virginia

    It's 12:50AM at this time and CNN already announced that it will be Paul Ryan – Let the fun begin!!!

    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!!

    August 11, 2012 12:51 am at 12:51 am |
  7. John P

    Best choice he could have made. This is the only VP candidate who wasn't milk-toast or damaged goods. The GOP will certainly refocus campaign on deficit spending and debt and divert attention from Romney's political record (Romneycare) and business history (Bain).
    Ryan's youthful exuberance and simplistic approach to the debt, the debt ceiling, and investment by government will mobilize those who do not wish to think more than one layer deep or those who are emotionally immersed in anti-Obama antipathy. Never underestimate the power of a slogan for a candidate. He will make great theatre debating Biden with reflexively delivered slogans such as "You can't spend your way out of debt." Accountants, economists and investment experts will not understand it but the far more numerous Joe the Plumbers will salivate all over it.

    August 11, 2012 02:27 am at 2:27 am |
  8. madhu

    Dear sir' greting's in the name of jesus christ.
    My name is madhu I'am prayer for yours.
    Please prayer for yours.
    John 3:16.
    My area peoples verey poor peoples and childrens.
    Bet please prayer for yours love of jesus christ.
    Luka 19:10.
    Thank you.
    Yours madhu.
    Pellephan's 1:3-9.

    August 11, 2012 05:45 am at 5:45 am |
  9. once upon a horse

    as a man more famous and powerful than I once said "IT IS FINISHED!!"

    August 11, 2012 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  10. Jane

    That's funny, because it's since been reported that Mittens, in further proof that money can't buy class, delegated his son Tagg (a grown man named "Tagg"? What, were Buffy and Chip unavailable?) to call the runnerups. Is there ANYTHING this man doesn't have two versions of????

    August 12, 2012 02:36 am at 2:36 am |