Rob Portman, Vice President?
I made an earlier post about how Michele Bachmann is trying to keep speculation alive on whether she’ll be Governor Romney’s running mate. Someone else who seems keen on the spot is Rob Portman, the Senator from Ohio. Senator Portman launched a vigorous defense of Governor Romney in New Hampshire:
New Hampshire was no vacation for Rob Portman who made his most public pitch yet to be chosen as Mitt Romney’s running mate.
The Ohio senator, rumored to become number two on the GOP ticket, was Romney’s chief defender Saturday when he encouraged conservatives to refute President Barack Obama’s primary line of attack on Bain Capital by embracing Romney’s career there.
“I know a lot of smart people in the Obama campaign. I’m sure they’ve thought through this. But for them to keep talking about the fact that he has private sector experience,” Portman said. “You know that’s what I think people are looking for is someone who actually knows how to get this economy turned around.”
More here on Senator Portman’s visit to New Hampshire.
Senator Portman appears to have significant appeal to Republicans across the country. While I have advocated for Paul Ryan, The Right Sphere’s own Tom Dougherty has Senator Portman as his number one pick.