McDonnell open to V.P. slot
October 2nd, 2011
03:12 PM ET
10 years ago

McDonnell open to V.P. slot

(CNN) - Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Sunday did not rule out serving in the No. 2 spot on the Republican ticket in 2012.

Although McDonnell, who currently serves as chairman of the Republican Governors Association, said the pick will be "somebody else's decision" and is still months away, he left the door open.

"If somebody called and said you could help your country, help your ticket, I think any of us would think about it," McDonnell said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Bob McDonnell
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Marie MD

    I heard this confederate fool on Meet the Press this morning. He couldn't even come 1/4 of the way to agree on anything with the Governor from Mass (D). It was all about bashing the president.
    How the people of virginia voted this bozo in still amazes me! BTW – next time, less hair gel!

    October 2, 2011 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  2. JohnLocke

    Keep dreaming bud! You're a relative unknown, not that that's a bad thing considering the locked in establishment on both sides of the aisle ensure change never comes. Choreographed bickering intended to divide the public along hot button issues still works unfortunately. I realized wrestling wasn't real before I started junior high. Too bad so many voting age Americans fall for the act hook, line, and sinker keeping us divided along "party' lines and easy to control. Democrats and Republicans are destroying America, we need to reject both!

    October 2, 2011 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  3. mk1

    Oh great, the "slavery was not the cause of the Civil War" governor for VP. Just what we need.

    October 2, 2011 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  4. NVa Native

    Perfect – a Pat Robertson clone as the Repub VP candidate.
    I guess that might be better than the creepy cript keeper Bush had, but that's saying very little.
    Virginians would be relieved to see McDonnell leave Va., but at the expense of our Nation it wouldn't be worth it. With our term limits in Va he's done anyway.
    But what to do with his toady Cuccinelli?

    October 2, 2011 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  5. juliet

    good for him;; bob mc donneell was born june 15-1954;; he nd rick perry are match; bob is a horse eyar born-his zodiac sign and rick perry is a tiger eyar born;wow perfect match-they get along togehter and work well in the white house.
    if romney nomenee?not pai dotn get along romney(mormons) and bob mc donnell-romeny is a boar yera born and bo9b mc donnell is a gemini born horse eyar. hope american peole consrvative know this.
    could be president ric perry-vice president bob mc donell[perfect match(phsychic comments)

    October 2, 2011 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  6. carlos

    not this guy, not this southerner.....enough of them....

    October 2, 2011 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  7. ST

    While GOP is struggling to get No 1, this man is offering himself as No 2. Does he understand that we start counting from 1 and NOT 2 and go back to 1!

    October 2, 2011 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  8. T'sah from Virginia

    It figures THIS governor will want a 2nd spot to a bunch of candidates who are LOSERS... That makes McDonnell a LOSER too. We supposedly have a $300 million dollar surplus and NO ONE knows where that money went or where it is going. Teachers are still laid off and our roads and bridges are CRAP and need to be worked on... County/school workers have not had a raise in three years; school district workers had to give up 2% of their salary. Are we in a surplus because many state/county workers, including teachers, lost their jobs? were laid off.

    So I guess THIS governor has a lot to offer as a VP of a losing candidate!!!

    Obama/Biden 2012!!!

    October 2, 2011 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  9. GI Joe

    Get real - Guess he's gonna have to duke it out with the Cuban from Florida. Both losers.

    Hey folks - our first 11 - two 1's side by side (McDonnell and Rubio).

    October 2, 2011 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |