BREAKING: Romney to announce vice presidential pick Saturday
August 10th, 2012
11:16 PM ET
2 years ago

BREAKING: Romney to announce vice presidential pick Saturday

(CNN) - Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will announce his vice presidential candidate Saturday at an event in Virginia, his campaign said.

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.

CNN Political Reporter Peter Hamby contributed to this report.


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soundoff (163 Responses)
  1. Jake

    Todd Palin?

    August 10, 2012 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  2. Jake

    Grover Norquist?

    August 10, 2012 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  3. Bulls

    Mitt picks Bozo the Clown

    August 10, 2012 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm |
  4. Jake

    Ooooh! Oooooh! Joe the "Plumber"?

    August 10, 2012 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm |
  5. drake mallard

    Will the Birthers Scrutinize Marco Rubio's U.S. Citizenship?

    Nah – he's republican

    many Republicans want to consider amending or is repealing the 14th amendment to make sure anchor babies do not get citizenship. I wonder whether some Republicans silently resent him. Marco rubio

    August 10, 2012 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  6. 1twinsfan

    Quick, someone check the wikipedia edits for the three stooges!

    August 10, 2012 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
  7. SafeJourney

    Please chose Ryan lol

    August 10, 2012 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
  8. drake mallard

    the gop think putting tokens=the white house

    former governor of alaska=women vote

    fake plumber= blue collar vote

    former godfather pizza ceo=african american vote

    Lied About His Cuban Exile Immigrant Background"=A Cuban on the ballot means nothing to the general population of the Hispanic community

    August 10, 2012 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  9. Perryboy

    I hope it's Rick Perry

    August 10, 2012 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm |
  10. gmenfan54

    Who cares. Romney's gone on election day.

    August 10, 2012 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  11. gmenfan54

    I hope it's Ozzy Osborne!

    August 10, 2012 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm |
  12. Alex

    looking forward to it!

    August 10, 2012 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm |
  13. Jeff Cox

    So who's tracking Christie, Pawlenty, and the others? Will be interesting to see if anything is picked up overnight by these guy's movements.

    August 10, 2012 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm |
  14. atseer

    Who cares, the guys a stiff – not in the good kinda way either

    August 10, 2012 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
  15. Randy, San Francisco

    Romney is moving up the date of announcement because of desperation. Not one name on the list will be a game changer. It will please the conservative base but do little to attract moderates and independents.

    August 10, 2012 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
  16. Anonymous

    did you really have to interrupt the news to hear speculation about speculation...must be a slow news life.

    August 10, 2012 11:38 pm at 11:38 pm |
  17. Scott

    I bet it's Eric Cantor

    August 10, 2012 11:38 pm at 11:38 pm |
  18. cowboyblues

    romneys website... first page... gigantic pic of Bob McDonnell. didn't he write his college thesis on women in kitchens or something?

    August 10, 2012 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm |
  19. jimbo

    Good to know this soon. Now we know who we are voting against.

    August 10, 2012 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm |
  20. tarlcabot

    Let me guess...someone from the republican party.

    August 10, 2012 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm |
  21. Crasey

    I think all news stories should be exactly one sentence long.

    August 10, 2012 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm |
  22. Luke

    Romney will make his big announce in the midst of the last full day of the Olympics, when absolutely
    nobody will be watching – brilliant – and this is the guy you want making decisions as President?

    August 10, 2012 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm |
  23. Dan J

    Virginia... hmmm, any guesses? McDonnell? Ayotte?

    August 10, 2012 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm |
  24. C

    If he dare pick Rand Paul, in an attempt to hijack the Ron Paul youth vote, I can promise him, it will not work. Ron Paul supporters don't waiver in their belief and moral systems, unlike Obama and Romney supporters, because in the end, Romney and Obama are the same candidate, who stand for nothing, who will continue the same policies, especially the misguided U.S. foreign -war -all -the- time policy. Both Obama and Romney will continue the invasive U.S. security laws, both will continue Obamacare and things will only worsen under either of them.

    August 10, 2012 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm |
  25. Barry from Wisconsin

    Who cares? Maybe he will pick Palin or Huckabee?

    August 10, 2012 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm |
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