viernes, 18 de mayo de 2012

Boston empieza a investigar a los posibles running-mates



The Hill:
Mitt Romney’s campaign has begun vetting running mates, a process that will narrow his list of possible veep picks.

The team for Beth Myers, the Romney adviser leading the search for the GOP’s vice presidential nominee, has already contacted potential running mates, according to a source close to the Romney campaign.

But, when asked directly by The Hill, three of the top candidates on the shortlist — Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) — declined to comment on the process.

“I’m not going to talk about the process,” said Rubio. “When they make a choice, I’m sure it’s going to be a great choice.”

Portman said, “I respect him and his process and I’m not going to talk about it.” 
Ryan said, “I’m not getting into it.”

 And one thought to be on the list said he hasn’t been contacted at all.

Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), who early in the cycle was considered a presidential possibility, said he had not been contacted by anyone on Romney’s vetting team.

To make it through the process, say past contenders, politicians hoping for a place on Romney’s ticket will face the most intensive scrutiny of their lives.

Nothing is off limits: not old college papers, voting records, tax returns, children, spouses or former spouses.