viernes, 25 de mayo de 2012

10 posibles running-mates de Romney (Parte I)

Jonathan Karl (ABC News) ha elaborado las fichas de los 10 vicepresidenciables republicanos que más suenan:

Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio

Bottom Line He's Mr. Experience. Congressman, senator, member of the cabinet (twice). He has a proven ability to win, by a landslide, in Ohio. You think he's boring? Nah, this guy goes kayaking -- in China.

Vital Stats
Age: 56
Birthplace: Cincinnati
Family: Jane Portman (wife); Children: Jed, Will and Sally
Religion: Methodist
Current job: U.S. senator from Ohio
Previous experience: director of the Office of Management and Budget, U.S. trade representative, member of the U.S. House of Representatives
What They've Said: "No, not for me."

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.

Bottom Line He's young, he's Hispanic, he's from Florida and conservatives love him. When asked about being a VP candidate, he first said "no," but now Rubio says, "no comment." He's got both star power and Average Joe credentials -- this guy is still paying off his student loans.

Vital Stats
Age: 40
Birthplace: Miami
Family: Jeanette Dousdebes (wife); Children: Amanda, Daniella, Anthony and Dominic
Religion: Catholic
Current job: U.S. senator for Florida
Previous experience: speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, member of the Florida House of Representatives
What They've Said: "I'm not going to be the vice president."

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush

Bottom Line He says he doesn't want the job. The country may not yet be ready for another Bush. But Jeb could help deliver Florida, appeal to Hispanics and nobody would doubt his qualifications. And this: Romney has known him longer than anybody else on this list.

Vital Stats
Age: 59
Birthplace: Midland, Texas
Family: Columba (wife); Children: George P., Noelle, John Ellis (Jeb, Jr.)
Religion: Roman Catholic (since 1995)
Current Job: co-chairman of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy
Previous experience: founded think-tank The Foundation for Florida's Future, governor of Florida (1999-2007)
What They've Said: "There is a strong field to pick from, but Marco Rubio, to me, would be the best choice."

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

Bottom Line He's the man with the plan. Romney has already embraced Ryan's controversial budget, so why not go all in? He's got ideas and energy and conservatives may like Ryan even more than Rubio. Democrats, by the way, would love this pick.

Vital Stats
Age: 42
Birthplace: Janesville, Wis.
Family: Janna Ryan (wife); Children: Elizabeth, Charles and Samuel
Religion: Roman Catholic
Current job: chairman of the House Committee on the Budget
Previous experience: political speechwriter for 1996 vice presidential candidate Jack Kemp, legislative director for then-Sen. Sam Brownback
What They've Said: "I would have to consider it, but it's not something I am even thinking about right now because I think our job in Congress is pretty important."

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels

Bottom Line Daniels firmly said no when it came to running for president, but he's left the door open to being on the ticket. The man knows budgets and speaks Romney's language when it comes to focusing on the economy. Under Gov. Daniels, Indiana actually ran a surplus.

Vital Stats
Age: 63
Birthplace: Monongahela, Pa.
Family: Cheri (wife); Children: Meagan, Melissa, Meredith and Maggie
Religion: Presbyterian
Current job: governor of Indiana
Previous experience: chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (1983-84), chief political advisor and liaison to President Ronald Reagan (1985-87), president and CEO of conservative think tank the Hudson Institute (1987-90), director of the Office of Management and Budget (2001-03), governor (2004-present)
What They've Said: "I don't know, I've always felt that no citizen should say in advance, 'If asked to serve, I won't.'"

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