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

    ROFL.... Does not matter who Romney picks for V.P. The Republicans screwed this election up soo badly we Democrats have Obama and Hillary sealed up as the next two term presidents! Thanks Romney and the rest of the incompetent Republicans!

    August 11, 2012 12:12 am at 12:12 am |
  2. bettyboop33

    WHO cares???? He can name The Dick Cheney who has no heart or soul...himself and he STILL cant hold a candle to President Obama......enough said...Boop Boop Dee Doop!!!

    August 11, 2012 12:13 am at 12:13 am |
  3. Donkey Party

    Great distraction Willard, now let's see those tax returns, and while you're at it, I think you need to produce your long-form birth certificate as well.

    August 11, 2012 12:13 am at 12:13 am |
  4. Geoman1966

    Let me guess. The career businessman Mitt Romney (who is happy not to be a career politician) picks the career politician Paul Ryan.

    August 11, 2012 12:14 am at 12:14 am |
  5. Steve Fleeger

    It will be Gov. McDonnel of VA, good man...I wish them well although I will vote Obama

    August 11, 2012 12:15 am at 12:15 am |
  6. ade

    It's Paul Ryan or Marco Rubio. Regardless of who he picks though, he would stlil lose.

    August 11, 2012 12:15 am at 12:15 am |
  7. Donkey Party

    And not that you have any real chance of winning, but if VA Governor Bob McDonnell is your VP choice, then you may as well save your money and call it quits now.

    August 11, 2012 12:15 am at 12:15 am |
  8. Anonymous

    Kolob, look it up. That is what Mitt believes. I'd rather vote for L.Ron Hubbard. It doesn't matter who his running mate is.

    August 11, 2012 12:16 am at 12:16 am |
  9. Thomas

    It's the angry mean Lady from New Hampshire.

    August 11, 2012 12:19 am at 12:19 am |
  10. John

    boy I just can't wait. Oh gee, I'm falling asleep again. the GOP is so ho hum.

    August 11, 2012 12:19 am at 12:19 am |
  11. Kahless

    Let us only hope he has the sense to avoid Paul Ryan. Mr. Ryan might be the most dangerous man in Washington to our seniors. His budget cuts turn medicare into a voucher system and it hurts seniors who have contributed for years. He points to these programs as unaffordable yet he cuts taxes for the top earners and increases spending on defense. The man has a vendetta against the elderly.

    August 11, 2012 12:20 am at 12:20 am |
  12. maltytasker

    Rumors are flying in the media that it will be Paul Ryan. What a dream come true for the Democrats, almost as good as Sarah Palin or Donald Trump. Paul Ryan's budget includes hundreds of billions of dollars in increased defense spending, huge cuts to taxes for the wealthy, deficit reductions, and he plans to pay for all of this by cutting Medicare, Medicaid, and food aid to the poor. This completes the GOP team which wants to make corporations and the wealthy even wealthier at the expense of the American middle class and poor. Romney just gave Obama's campaign an armory full of ammunition with which to blast them out of the election.

    August 11, 2012 12:20 am at 12:20 am |
  13. Mark

    It will probably be someone offshore.

    August 11, 2012 12:24 am at 12:24 am |
  14. Nietodarwin

    TV says Romney's pick is Ryan. There is the other face of Romneyhood.

    August 11, 2012 12:24 am at 12:24 am |
  15. Craig

    Romney doesn't look right in jeans.

    August 11, 2012 12:29 am at 12:29 am |
  16. indie52

    Darn I was going to Disneyland on Saturday now I will miss Mickey Mouse.

    August 11, 2012 12:39 am at 12:39 am |
  17. us_1776

    Just one thing, Romney, how about revealing your tax returns first.


    August 11, 2012 12:40 am at 12:40 am |
  18. T'sah From Virginia

    It's 12:50AM at this time and CNN already announced that it will be Paul Ryan – Let the fun begin!!!

    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!!

    August 11, 2012 12:50 am at 12:50 am |
  19. SafeJourney

    If Ryan is the VP pick, Seniors wont vote for someone that wants to cut medicare

    August 11, 2012 12:52 am at 12:52 am |
  20. John

    I figure to help guarantee his eminate defeat it will be either Fred Willard, Paul Rubens, or David Duke

    August 11, 2012 01:01 am at 1:01 am |
  21. antibarry

    It appears that CNN is worried about Romney's pick, why is that? By the way, I'm upset about the increased spike of the cost of gas again. Hmmm, fossil fuel; am I right?

    August 11, 2012 01:19 am at 1:19 am |
  22. NameSteven Kuhns

    I feel an think that Ryan is the better pick for president than Romney we need new an young blood , he may be a republican but I feel JFK would vote for him, romney is old news old ways

    August 11, 2012 01:37 am at 1:37 am |
  23. charles davis

    I am very happy he picked Ryan. Now the dems have Florida.

    August 11, 2012 01:45 am at 1:45 am |
  24. Dee

    Germany newspapers already saying Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin is VP running mate. Its Saturday there already...

    August 11, 2012 01:46 am at 1:46 am |
  25. migeli

    Tell him to pick the New Jersey guy.At least he'll get the weight -watcher vote.

    August 11, 2012 02:00 am at 2:00 am |
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