What characteristics/ demographics would make for a good running mate choice for

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  1. Peter Leeper profile image78
    Peter Leeperposted 6 years ago

    What characteristics/ demographics would make for a good running mate choice for Mitt Romney?

    Regardless of Your Political Affiliation; What characteristics/ demographics would make for a good running mate choice for Mitt Romney?

  2. wampyrii profile image75
    wampyriiposted 6 years ago

    A good running mate has to compliment the Presidential candidate...or in other words, offer that which the candidate is themselves weak on.

    In the case of Romney, I wouldn't know where to start. He doesn't seem particularly strong in any department.

    Any of the good options are going to look like they'd make a better President than he would so I strongly expect a no-name outsider to step into the role because the campaign isn't going to want their candidate overshadowed by his VP pick...or maybe they do, since the current guy looks weaker by the day.

    1. Ralph Deeds profile image65
      Ralph Deedsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      In my opinion, he could do worse than giving Sarah Palin another shot. She would solidify his support with the evangelicals, Tea Partiers, functional illiterates and mouth breathers.

  3. junkseller profile image83
    junksellerposted 6 years ago

    That depends a lot on who Romney wants to be. If he returns to being a relative moderate then someone who satisfies Tea Party types (e.g. Rubio) might be a good choice. If he is going to stay to the right than a moderate would be useful to try and pull Independent votes. Once upon a time I thought Huntsman would make an excellent VP. He would also help Romney regarding foreign policy, however, I just don't see a two Mormon ticket being acceptable to the whacky right. A two Mormon ticket is one of the signs of the Apocalypse isn't it? Before the locusts and after the seas turning to blood or something?

    I really think to have a chance he will need some help with the female vote, but honestly, I can't think of any potential VP choice that helps with that.

    I suspect they will be looking to avoid a Palin repeat (i.e. Vanilla ice cream covered with nuts), and so won't pick someone who is too interesting, too unknown, or too controversial. Will probably be an older, boringish, white dude (two scoops of Vanilla). In which case the most they may be looking for the VP choice to do is pull a swing state. Rob Portman from Ohio would be an example of this type of choice.

  4. feenix profile image60
    feenixposted 6 years ago

    In my opinion, Mitt Romney should select an Hispanic to be his running mate, such as Senator Mark Rubio of Florida or Governor Luis Fortuño of Puerto Rico.


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