Sen. Rand Paul: “Would Be An Honor To Be Romney’s VP.”
Well, this will certainly make some people scratch theirs heads. And for some others, it might just make their heads explode. From CNN:
A day after endorsing Mitt Romney, Sen. Rand Paul said it would be an honor to run alongside the presumptive GOP presidential nominee.
“A year, year and a half ago, I was a physician in a small town,” Paul, the junior Republican senator from Kentucky, told CNN’s Don Lemon. “And it would be a great honor to be considered as a vice president for the Republican Party. I think that would be something that anybody who said otherwise would not be being truthful.”
Listen, I have no idea who Romney is going to pick as his running mate, but there is one thing Paul said about those being considered that struck me. It was this:
I think that would be something that anybody who said otherwise would not be being truthful.
He’s right. Frequently I see candidates saying “I don’t want that job” or “I like my job.” In fact, you even see people on social media platforms saying similar things like “No way it will be Rubio” or “Jindal wants to stay in Louisiana.” Those being considered for VP, reporters, bloggers, and people yelling from the cheap seats can say what they like about who would ‘accept’ the job.
As Rand Paul said, the job is an honor. Being VP doesn’t strike me as a job you accept or decline as though it were for shift manager at Chick-fil-A. If Mitt Romney comes knocking and says you’re the VP Nominee? I think the discussion ends right there. I don’t think this a job offer anyone refuses.