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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  1. James

    Why didn't he wat until after the olympics in order to the maximum coverage out of this? All that the news cycle will be talking abour on Sunday/Monday will be the closing ceremony and return of athletes so this seems like a really bizarre more to me. Maybe the Republicans are tring to throw the race because they know the next four years are going to be bad no matter what whoever is president does.

    August 10, 2012 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm |
  2. Brian

    Announcing your running mate at 9AM on a Saturday when most of the country is sleeping in, most of the main-stream news anchors and shows are off for the weekend and people are generally relaxing and not dealing with nonsense? Doesn't show a lot of confidence in one's selection.

    August 10, 2012 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm |
  3. SafeJourney

    annoucement being made on the USS Wisconsin in Va. Ryan is from Wisconsin. gotta be Ryan

    August 10, 2012 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm |
  4. Name mitt romney

    Running nightmare is what he needs to announce!!
    Tax headache, Joe Biden will eat your running mate!

    August 10, 2012 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm |
  5. Lennoxvale

    I think it will be Bob McDonnell.

    August 10, 2012 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm |
  6. DTEXUS

    It would be better if if chose somebody who dont like paying taxes..

    August 10, 2012 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm |
  7. axolotl

    Who cares? Romney's gonna be stomped into the ground come November.

    August 10, 2012 11:57 pm at 11:57 pm |
  8. Dan Mckeown

    Paul Ryan is a big enough loser for Romney to pick

    August 10, 2012 11:57 pm at 11:57 pm |
  9. waitaminute

    Don't look to desperate Mr. Romney. Did you ask for more than 1 year of tax returns in the vetting process? Don't worry we know the answer....good way to try to divert the tax thing with this announcement. What are you hiding Mr. ROMNEY?

    August 10, 2012 11:57 pm at 11:57 pm |
  10. McIver3

    I think Romney will pick Rubio because he could bring in Florida and the hispanic vote. Also, Rubio could help with Romney's electability. Ryan may be the most intellectual, but he seems to lack huevos. Therefore, Christie might be a good choice to kick a3#3 and take names on Obama's continuing lies.

    August 10, 2012 11:57 pm at 11:57 pm |
  11. Bill

    I just don't care. I don't trust him or his decision-making

    Who is Obama's vice president again?

    Exactly.

    August 10, 2012 11:57 pm at 11:57 pm |
  12. bob

    Do we give a flying Floogle?

    August 10, 2012 11:58 pm at 11:58 pm |
  13. TJ

    What's the delay? Does he want to check their tax history first, maybe?

    August 10, 2012 11:58 pm at 11:58 pm |
  14. McIver3

    I think Romney will pick Rubio because he could bring in Florida and the hispanic vote. Also, Rubio could help with Romney's electability. Ryan may be the most intellectual, but he seems to lack huevos. Therefore, Christie might be a good choice to kick donkey rear end and take names on Obama's continuing lies.

    August 10, 2012 11:58 pm at 11:58 pm |
  15. Atlantaguy

    Paul Ryan is suggested to be his pick, but the people I know who label themselves as "Conservatives" do not like this idea. Ryan ID's himself as an "Evangelical Christian". Most of the people I know ID themselves as Christian, but once you add that extra tag, "Evangelical" to it, it scares even some of the Conservatives. Evangelicals make no qualms about mixing religion... THEIR religion... with law making, and people should be very VERY scared about allowing someone like that into such a position of power.

    Perhaps you should read up on what happens when countries allow religious leaders to lead their countries based on "faith" ... you'll come up with names like Syria, Iraq, Iran.... Religious freedom is great. Being able to worship any way you like is a wonderful freedom we have. But when you mix religion with politics – it's a recipe for disaster.

    August 10, 2012 11:58 pm at 11:58 pm |
  16. Robert

    Whoever Mitt selects will be a strong candidate. Look forward to tomorrow.

    August 10, 2012 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm |
  17. bspurloc

    and he picks....
    BP. corporations are people my friend. they are

    August 10, 2012 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm |
  18. WatchOne

    I guess the latest polls are forcing this liar to make an early announcement. It will not matter. Just produce your taxes; no one cares who you select as a running mate. With your background as a flip flopper you will make an announcement tomorrow, say you never selected that person and select a new running mate. So, what does it matter who you pick?????

    August 10, 2012 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm |
  19. Mtnmedic

    He's tanned.

    He's rested.

    He's READY.

    Nixon 2016

    August 10, 2012 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm |
  20. ephraim

    yay! let mitten's attempt to control the free fall of his numbers by changing the headlines. it won't work american's have a visceral sense when it comes to knowing when someone is playing them and his taxes will haunt him until the last vote is counted. he will not have a chance of winning if he doesn't release his taxes for many years back, its that simple...

    August 11, 2012 12:00 am at 12:00 am |
  21. Kevin in Atlanta

    So far this election is lacking the comedy factor...Palin and Biden set a very high standard that so far has not been equaled. Obama has, to my dismay, kept Biden in check this time. I'm counting on Mittens to deliver on this one.

    You can do it Mitt! I wanna see if you can out "crazy" Palin!! You can do it!!!

    August 11, 2012 12:00 am at 12:00 am |
  22. Michael Cochran

    One thing that comes to mind...I can't imagine he could do worse than McCain did! :)

    August 11, 2012 12:00 am at 12:00 am |
  23. Justin

    It's Paul Ryan, I'm guessing.

    August 11, 2012 12:00 am at 12:00 am |
  24. Dallas Gard

    Paul Ryan lives in Virginia, right? I know, he represent a district in Wisconsin but doesn't he live in Virginia. Come to think of it, don't most of those being considered live in Virginia? Ryan is my pick though.

    August 11, 2012 12:00 am at 12:00 am |
  25. 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 communit

    August 11, 2012 12:00 am at 12:00 am |
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