BREAKING: Romney to announce vice presidential pick Saturday
August 10th, 2012
11:16 PM ET
10 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. Jeb

    The Paul Ryan plan guts Medicare and Social Security to pay for more tax cuts for the rich.

    Romney just lost the race.

    August 11, 2012 02:02 am at 2:02 am |
  2. The Left Wing

    Well, if Ryan is the pick we'll at least get the details of how Romney intends to shaft the middle class.

    August 11, 2012 02:03 am at 2:03 am |
  3. tonyl

    Romney made a mistake in picking Ryan. He may get his base support from some tea party members but will lose support of the old people on medicare. Which is 40% of the voters. Whether it's a good choice or bad is based on perspective of an individual. Specially it makes no sense picking some one who supports tax cuts for millionaires but cutting the budget on the backs of seniors by turning the medicare in to a voucher based privatize system. Romney just sealed his failure. GOP has lost it's way. They do not represent a average American instead only the rich and the big corporations.

    August 11, 2012 02:25 am at 2:25 am |
  4. pimpson

    GREAT CHOICE! Paul Ryan is brilliant!

    August 11, 2012 02:26 am at 2:26 am |
  5. Dominic Martin

    It looks good for the President. Great Choice! I am glad to be a Dem.

    August 11, 2012 02:29 am at 2:29 am |
  6. mrsjean9

    Was it necessary to announce this as Breaking News on NBC during the Olympics? Really? This is still speculation, not news, and I do NOT appreciate NBC allowing this ridiculous "advertisement" for the GOP during the games. Oh, and I couldn't care less who his running mate is. OBAMA all the way!

    August 11, 2012 02:47 am at 2:47 am |
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  9. UallRwrong

    I luv it! The Obamacrats have nothing, but psycotic and paranoid views about both. This is gonna be good. Ryan tore Odrama up and now you will see Odramacrats in an uproar. You didn't think he was gonna pick a VP that was Demo-friendly did you? The attacks started right away for a good reason. Both 'M.Rom' and 'P.Ry' were exactly what the Dems were worried about. Policy will take a front seat now and Dems scrambled early,lol.

    August 11, 2012 07:33 am at 7:33 am |
  10. UallRwrong

    They called both Ryan and Romney murderers and now they can't back out of their delusional views about both. Open mouth and insert foot. The Obamacrats should have done their homework. These guys already have a thought out policy together and Joedrama has nothing. This is as good as it gets.

    August 11, 2012 07:38 am at 7:38 am |
  11. UallRwrong

    You are gonna see more scare tactics and subject changes to divert people from the real issues now. Having Ryan on the ticket will show Odramacrats as they truly are. Clueless and ignorant. As exspected. The attack adds on both Romney and Ryan made Odramacrats look incredibly mental and juvenile. Not at all what people are looking for in a party to best represent them. Throwing stones at glass houses made a real mess this time,lol.

    August 11, 2012 07:51 am at 7:51 am |
  12. Vincent

    This pick might satisfy the right, but im not sure how the independents will feel at election time.
    Oddly enough, Paul Ryan (hard right) as president, with Mitt Romney (with prior centrist tendencies) may have even appealed to more people.

    August 11, 2012 07:52 am at 7:52 am |
  13. Abeslom

    Vulture / Voucher 2012.

    August 11, 2012 08:15 am at 8:15 am |
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