El Gobernador Tim Pawlenty ha confirmado su presencia este domingo en Meet The Press y This Week. Fuentes cercanas a Romney lo interpretan como una señal de que NO es el elegido. Lo cuenta Byron York en The Washington Examiner:Y a las especulaciones se suma la Senadora Kelly Ayotte que, según BuzzFeed, ha cambiado sus planes de viaje para la semana que viene:
Romney vice presidential short-lister Tim Pawlenty is scheduled to appear on not one but two political talk shows this Sunday: ABC’s “This Week” and NBC’s “Meet the Press.” In the tea-leaf-reading world of speculation about Mitt Romney’s VP choice, that is viewed as possible bad news for Pawlenty.
Other VP possibilities, notably Rob Portman and Paul Ryan, turned down invitations to appear on the Sunday shows.
People in the extended Romney circle view the Sunday appearances as a sign that Pawlenty is less likely to be the vice presidential pick. They feel certain that Pawlenty would not appear unless his appearances were cleared by the Romney campaign. And they also believe that Romney does not want his soon-to-be-announced pick all over the airwaves in the run-up to Romney’s big announcement; no reason to risk a possible mistake or put the contender in an awkward situation. Therefore, if Pawlenty is appearing, it suggests he’s not the guy.
Of course, that might be wrong. But to outside, and semi-inside, observers, Pawlenty’s Sunday work is a sign he might not be Romney’s choice.
New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte, one of the possible vice-presidential nominees for Gov. Mitt Romney, has changed her travel plans next week, according to Republican officials in Vermont.El supuesto motivo del cambio de planes de Ayotte es que hará un viaje con John McCain para supervisar algunos asuntos relacionados con el presupuesto de Defensa.
Ayotte was originally scheduled to speak at an August 14 fundraising luncheon in Woodstock, Vermont to help raise money for the state's Republican party.
That speaking engagement has been rescheduled for August 15 because she is "traveling the country right now," according to Vermont GOP Chairman Jack Lindley.
Mientras tanto, las apuestas a favor de Paul Ryan se han disparado en las últimas 24 horas en Intrade, colocándose por primera vez en cabeza: