Romney teases VP selection in e-mail to supporters
July 12th, 2012
07:34 PM ET
11 years ago

Romney teases VP selection in e-mail to supporters

(CNN) - It's certainly not an e-mail that will put the vice presidential questions to rest.

"We're getting ready to share some exciting news," Mitt Romney's campaign manager, Matt Rhoades, e-mailed supporters on Thursday. "Sometime between now and the Republican convention, Mitt will be announcing his choice for VP."

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The presumptive Republican presidential nominee has repeatedly declined to answer questions about who his campaign is vetting to join the ticket. He broke with that only once, when he told reporters that - contrary to one news organization's report - Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida was indeed being vetted.

Rhoades' e-mail to supporters was also a fundraising solicitation. "Every week until the VP announcement is made, one lucky supporter will win the chance to meet Mitt and his choice for VP," he wrote, asking for a $3 donation for entry into that drawing.

The Republican National Convention begins on August 27 in Tampa, Florida.

Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Mitt Romney
soundoff (79 Responses)
  1. wgf

    A Hail Mary to change the topic from SEC fraud.

    July 13, 2012 06:47 am at 6:47 am |
  2. clarke

    What ever happened to the good ole days?

    July 13, 2012 07:41 am at 7:41 am |
  3. s

    Anyone you pick won't help you. You a such a lair so that will over shadow any other clown you pick

    July 13, 2012 07:59 am at 7:59 am |
  4. Sandy

    He's just trying to divert attention from his Bain and tax troubles. Not going to work! WHERE ARE YOUR TAX RETURNS!

    July 13, 2012 08:10 am at 8:10 am |
  5. Governor 47th in Job Creation (excluding jobs off-shored to China)

    Trying to divert attention away from the Bain issue will not work. That VP (quick, scramble, pick somebody, beg somebody) had better be prepared to face a brokered convention if Willard makes it that far.

    July 13, 2012 08:59 am at 8:59 am |
  6. Fair is Fair

    It's either going to be Portman of Ohio or Condi Rice.

    July 13, 2012 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  7. Tea Party

    My guess is Satan himself.

    July 13, 2012 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  8. duke

    Let me see if I understand this. You can win a chance to meet the vp nominee but that nominee won't be announced until the convention? Gee, I wonder what the odds are of that name being leaked.

    July 13, 2012 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  9. zisee

    I am waiting Mitt. I am going to vote for you no matter what. Can't take another four years of O, but please pick a vp that will make the GOP rally around the country bigtime. We need some momentum going. P.S. please start getting nasty.

    July 13, 2012 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  10. SEAL Team Alpha and Omega

    This is what the rich and powerful do: cover up their activities and make it look like something more legit was going on. Willard is a master concealer of everything he did and is still doing. He won't release more than one year's worth of historical tax records. He won't explain how intimately he was involved and responsible for closing businesses that were actually making a profit in the U.S. but were closed and outsourced to China so Willard Romney could get filthy rich at the expense of suffering American workers and families. Mitty boy has a laundry list of things that would cause every voter to turn their backs on him if they only knew the truth. But Willard is protected by the Republicans in Congress and by the wealthy corporate CEOs.

    When Bush was elected, there was a British journal that had a head that read "How can so many millions of Americans be so dumb?". It's happening now too with Willard. The GOP is using denial and deception tactics and techniques to confound the masses into mindless and irrational behavior through their psychological warfare tactics.

    Americans need to wake up fast to the truth.

    July 13, 2012 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  11. Nietodarwin

    To quote Mr. T "I pity the fool" that accepts this job. (It will only be a temp job, it will last until November, then the VP pick can have lunch with Sara Palin

    July 13, 2012 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  12. LEVI

    He VP will be what the Koch brothers wants it to be!

    July 13, 2012 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  13. Tropical Swaps

    Rom Knee is a programmed robot.
    Build another one and he can run with himself.

    July 13, 2012 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  14. Philippa

    Romney has always been a "pick teaser."

    July 13, 2012 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  15. Jj

    He should probably wait until he officially wins the nomination at the RNC...

    July 13, 2012 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  16. babs

    Romney is a pick teaser.

    July 13, 2012 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  17. Striker

    Honestly it doesn't matter who he picks. The GOP has painted themselves as obstructionists against everything not on the Tea Party or Norquists agenda. I'm not saying I approve of the Obama Administration either, but we have to choose from the better of the two.

    July 13, 2012 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  18. greendreamcycle

    From what country will the VP be outsourced?

    July 13, 2012 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  19. Jubril

    His VP pick is Condo Rice

    July 13, 2012 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  20. Rick

    Romney has so lied about his pass, he is a loser, no VP will help him win. I am amazed a good Mormon lies so much.

    July 13, 2012 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  21. Anonymous

    I present "Dick Cheney" a Washington outsider (LOL

    July 13, 2012 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  22. TomCom

    I just want to see his birth certificate. His Dad was a Mexican and it's a family secret that Mitt was born in Mexico.

    July 13, 2012 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  23. Brenda

    I got this email. I am excited to see his pick!

    July 13, 2012 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  24. Jesus Christ Superstar

    I love how Mitt Romney thinks this whole Presidential election thing is one giant game to him. Maybe if he took it more seriously, we would take him more seriously

    July 13, 2012 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  25. yoshi

    Do not pick Condi – no, no, no, – she was useless as Sec. of State – she says all the right things but is not a leader. She will turn out like another Dan Quayle/Sarah Palin – pick a boring middle of the country governor – don't do something like this, it can't help you, only hurt you – none of the Dems will switch over for this, especially African Americans

    July 13, 2012 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
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