August 9th, 2012
07:40 PM ET
9 years ago

Romney's short list: Portman is case study in campaigning for VP

Editor's note: The 2012 presidential race is John King's seventh campaign. With presumptive Republican candidate Mitt Romney set to pick his running mate in the coming days, CNN's chief national correspondent looks at those believed to be in the running to be his potential vice president. On Friday, King profiles Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan.

SHELBY, Ohio (CNN) - At the edge of the Alt farm cornfield, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman gets a firsthand look at the impact of a punishing drought.

"These guys have crop insurance, which will cover most of their losses," Portman says of the Alt family, which has been farming this land since 1959. "But going forward, we need to prove predictability and certainty with a new farm bill."


Filed under: 2012 VP Pick • Ohio • Rob Portman
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  1. Rodney Brown

    Good afternoon CNN and thank you for the opportunity of leaving some remarks, let me start by saying that Mr. Romney has no good choices for VP he is going to be flanked by troubles from Portman Rubio, Ryan and Pawlenty. The fact is becoming ever more clear that the republican party is moving to a radical and scared position on economic and social issues that don't move center to where the Country is. His choice will not matter in the least because he simply will not win the White House.....

    August 9, 2012 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  2. Bert Pace

    I am hoping he picks Paul Ryan. The religious community has called on the GOP to disavow the Ryan Budget and called it "unChristian". Their words, not mine. He would be the perfect match for the tax dodging, off shoring, Cayman Island, secret Swiss bank account candidate Romney.

    August 9, 2012 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  3. GI Joe

    Basics of Mormonism:

    Willard is a bishop in the Mormon cult and it is a cult of people who follow the fraudulent "revelations'" of a con man who claimed an angel appeared to him in upper state New York in the early 19th century, told him where to dig up a chest containing "golden plates" on which were an unknown form of hieroglyphics which only he ( Joseph Smith ) could translate by means of accompanying "magic translating stones".

    Think about this for a moment.

    How likely is it that an omniscient God would chose this method to transmit his word to the world ?

    Unknown hieroglyphics buried in a hill in upper state New York untranslatable except for magic stones in the possession of a semi-illiterate con man ?

    Smith, a 19th century man translated these hieroglyphics into 17th CENTURY ENGLISH with the help of friends and neighbors who could write. Does that make any sense ? Would an all-knowing God have done anything like this ?

    Some facts about the Book of Mormon which derived from the "golden plates" :

    >>>>>>>25,000 words of the Book of Mormon were taken directly from the Old Testament
    >>>>>>>2,000 words were taken from the New Testament
    >>>>>>>The phrase " and it came to pass" was used some 2,000 times .
    >>>>>>>of the 350 names in the Book of Mormon, 100 came straight from the Bible.

    BUT wait...There's more ..... Do your own research.

    August 9, 2012 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  4. GI Joe

    Don't be conned by the cons - you can read AND write now.

    August 9, 2012 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  5. cali girl

    If that is all he has got then Robmey is in real trouble.

    August 9, 2012 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  6. TJS

    Romney is just a terrible candidate. Every one I know who votes republican is only voting against obama and not for romney. I understand that is a vote for Romney, but that is a problem when trying to win a presidential campaign. Mitt has a likability factor about that of Madoff.

    August 9, 2012 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |