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. 1crusader

    If Ryan is the pick, seniors and all of America have to wake up.This isn't about trimming the waste.It will be about destroying Medicare,Medicaid,education , and eventually Social Security.They don't believe in Medicare and Social Security, and the excuse will be saving Medicare.Seniors will have to find an extra 6400.00 each a year !

    August 11, 2012 12:02 am at 12:02 am |
  2. downinfront

    Randy Travis?

    August 11, 2012 12:02 am at 12:02 am |
  3. Real Socialist who is fed up with the fake one I worked to elect

    Hmmm. McDonnell?

    August 11, 2012 12:03 am at 12:03 am |
  4. R. Harris

    I'm guessing a pet rock! Whoever it is they got to be pretty boring.

    August 11, 2012 12:03 am at 12:03 am |
  5. heydummies

    omg Paul Ryan is the Sarah Palin of 2012

    August 11, 2012 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
  6. Mz

    I think he'll go with Paul Ryan. Young, experienced, very conservative credentials yet not a tea partier. Romney-Ryan, it slips right off the tongue.

    I can't wait to vote against them.

    August 11, 2012 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
  7. todd in DC

    Not unreasonable. THe convention is about 2 weeks away

    August 11, 2012 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
  8. blake

    Whoever it is will be a huge improvement over Biden. Just as Romney is a huge improvement over Obama. This election should be a landslide.

    August 11, 2012 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
  9. Just Me

    It does not matter whom he has selected. He will loose come November anyway.

    August 11, 2012 12:05 am at 12:05 am |
  10. Af

    May be the Kokch brothers or an other wealthy man out of touch with the middle class

    August 11, 2012 12:05 am at 12:05 am |
  11. heydummies

    Hey making a post that involves three republicans needs moderation

    August 11, 2012 12:06 am at 12:06 am |
  12. REDO Republican Primary

    Dick Fuld (Lehman Brothers) or Bernie Maddoff would make excellent choice for Romney. They were both 'great' leaders too. And America got a NICELY WRAPPED PRESENT called a recession because of their GREAT LEADERSHIP EXAMPLE.

    Good VP or NOT, please keep Romney away from the White House. He is a DISGRACE! Obama 2012.

    August 11, 2012 12:06 am at 12:06 am |
  13. tom

    Local media here in Wisconsin are reporting that he's going to announce his choice from the USS Wisconsin, a retired battleship now located in Virginia, leading credence to the speculation that his choice will be Congressman Paul Ryan from Wisconsin.

    August 11, 2012 12:07 am at 12:07 am |
  14. Aaron Walker

    Paul Ryan ... He's making the announcement on the USS Wisconsin and word is there was a plane from the Romney campaign in Janesville, WI this evening, where Ryan lives.

    August 11, 2012 12:08 am at 12:08 am |
  15. SteveInMN

    Making it official, Romney picks --

    - the Koch Brothers!

    August 11, 2012 12:08 am at 12:08 am |
  16. Jeremiah

    Who actually cares lol. Am I right hahaha?!?

    August 11, 2012 12:08 am at 12:08 am |
  17. AgeofInsanity

    Desperate times require desperate actions. Romney has failed to move the electorate. The more voters learn about him the less they like him. His VP pick is not likely to alter the situation.

    August 11, 2012 12:09 am at 12:09 am |
  18. alexpdx

    Romney / Borat 2012 !

    August 11, 2012 12:09 am at 12:09 am |
  19. REDO Republican Primary

    KEEP schemers AWAY from leadership positions.............NO MATTER HOW much money they made in their business. Their SKILLS ARE NOT GOOD for the majority............OBAMA 2012

    August 11, 2012 12:09 am at 12:09 am |
  20. Quoting

    Per NBC he chose Paul Ryan

    August 11, 2012 12:09 am at 12:09 am |
  21. james

    This should be good...someone is about to be the new American Political Idol.

    August 11, 2012 12:10 am at 12:10 am |
  22. cnnreader

    Paul Ryan is the one, they just announced it

    August 11, 2012 12:10 am at 12:10 am |
  23. MJ

    So long it's not Palin, you can't go wrong by a lot.

    August 11, 2012 12:10 am at 12:10 am |
  24. Romneys Cash Filter

    way to stuff it into the end of the weeks news cycle when no ones paying attention

    August 11, 2012 12:10 am at 12:10 am |
  25. Kristina

    I would LOVE to know WHY Romney would announce VP on the last weekend of the Olympics AND a Saturday when no one is paying attention!

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