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  •  Whoa. Why would Bushites - with Jeb in ... (3+ / 0-)
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    wishingwell, Greenfinches, Matt Z

    ... the wings - make any kind of commitment about 2016 to Marco Rubio. What commitment would be satisfactory - VP to Jeb? I doubt Rubio would take it even if he thought the offer was bona fide and would stick against all the contingencies from 2012 to 2015.

    As for Rob Portman, the very fact he has no national recognition may be a plus. White House counsel to Bush the First, then Congressman (with very high margins in all seven terms), then US Trade Rep and OMB Director under Bush the Second. He's now Senator from Ohio, a good state for the GOP to lure with a favorite son, and he's well spoken and good looking without being threatening.

    But would as sensible and experienced a guy as Rob Portman run the risk of running with Newton Leroy Gingrich?

    Obama and strong Democratic majorities in 2012!

    by TRPChicago on Sun Jan 29, 2012 at 08:51:39 PM PST

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