I'd PICK PAUL RYAN From Romneys 9 member VP Shortlist, (now down to 3, W/Portman of Ohio, at the top)

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    Jul 17, 2012 12:58 AM GMT
    Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire senator

    Age: 44
    Education: B.A., Pennsylvania State University, 1990; J.D., Villanova, 1993
    Elected Office: New Hampshire attorney general, 2004-2009; U.S. senator, 2011-present
    Professional Career: Attorney
    Religion: Catholic
    Marital Status: Married to Joe Daley
    Children: Katherine and Jacob


    Chris Christie, New Jersey governor

    Age: 49
    Education: B.A., University of Delaware, 1984; J.D., Seton Hall, 1987
    Elected Office: Member of the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders, 1997; New Jersey governor, 2010-present
    Professional Career: Lawyer; attorney for the District of New Jersey, 2002-2008
    Religion: Catholic
    Marital Status: Married to Mary Pat Foster
    Children: Andrew, Sarah, Patrick, and Bridget


    Bobby Jindal, Louisiana governor



    Age: 41
    Education: B.A. 1991, Brown University; M. Lit, 1994, New College at the University of Oxford
    Elected Office: Governor, 2007-present; U.S. representative, 2004-2007
    Professional Career: Health and Human Services assistant secretary, 2001-2003; president of the University of Louisiana Health System, 1999-2001; executive director of the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicine, 1998-1999; Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, 1996-1998
    Religion: Catholic
    Marital Status: Married to Supriya Jolly
    Children: Selia Elizabeth, Shaun Robert, and Slade Ryan


    Bob McDonnell, Virginia governor



    Age: 58
    Education: B.B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1976; M.B.A., Boston University, 1980; M.A./J.D. Regent University, 1989
    Elected Office: House of Delegates, 1992-2006; Virginia attorney general, 2006-2009; governor 2010-present
    Professional Career: Lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army (active, 1976-1981; reserve, 1981-1997)
    Religion: Catholic
    Marital Status: Married to Maureen Patricia Gardner
    Children: Jeanine, Cailin, Rachel, and twin boys – Robert and Sean


    Tim Pawlenty, former Minnesota governor


    Age: 51
    Education: B.A., University of Minnesota, 1983; J.D., University of Minnesota, 1986
    Elected Office: Eagan City Council, 1989; Minnesota House of Representatives, 1993-2003 (House majority leader from 1999-2003); governor of Minnesota, 2003-2011
    Religion: Baptist/ Evangelical
    Marital Status: Married to Mary Anderson
    Children: Anna and Mara


    Rob Portman, Ohio senator

    Age: 56
    Education: B.A., Dartmouth College, 1979; J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1984
    Elected Office: U.S. representative, 1993-2005; U.S. senator 2011-present
    Professional Career: Attorney; business owner; U.S. trade representative, 2005-2006; director of the Office of Management and Budget, 2006-2007
    Religion: Methodist
    Marital Status: Married to Jane Portman
    Children: Jed, Will, and Sally


    Marco Rubio, Florida senator

    Age: 41
    Education: B.A., University of Florida, 1993; J.D. University of Miami, 1996
    Elected Office: Florida House of Representatives, 2000-2008 (elected Speaker of the Florida State House, 2006–200icon_cool.gif; U.S. senator, 2011-present
    Professional Career: City Commissioner for West Miami
    Religion: Catholic
    Marital Status: Married to Jeanette Dousdebes
    Children: Amanda, Daniela, Anthony, and Dominic


    Paul Ryan, Wisconsin congressman

    Age: 42
    Education: B.A., Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, 1992
    Elected Office: U.S. representative, 1999-present
    Professional Career: Marketing consultant, congressional aide
    Religion: Catholic
    Marital Status: Married to Janna Ryan
    Children: Elizabeth, Charles, and Samuel


    John Thune, South Dakota senator

    Age: 51
    Elected Office: U.S. senator, 2005-present; U.S. representative, 1996-2002
    Professional Career: Executive director of the South Dakota Municipal League, 1993-1996; South Dakota Railroad director, 199-1993;executive director of the South Dakota Republican Party, 1989-1991; special assistant to the U.S. Small Business Administration, 1987-1989; legislative assistant to U.S. Sen. James Abdnor, 1985-1987
    Education: B.A., Biola University, 1983; M.B.A., University of South Dakota, 1984
    Religion: Baptist
    Marital Status: Married to Kimberley Weems
    Children: Larissa, Brittany
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    Jul 17, 2012 1:02 AM GMT
    WHO WOULD YOU PICK ??





    I'D Pick Paul Ryan, with that damn budget of his added to all of Romney's other problems he has to overcome, ITS A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN FOR OBAMA TO BE RE-ELECTED !!!
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    Jul 17, 2012 2:27 AM GMT
    "If that bridge ever came, I would consider crossing it," Ryan told The Associated Press in an interview this month. He added: "I really don't have tremendous political ambition. I have policy ambition."
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    Jul 17, 2012 4:03 AM GMT
    Is Pau Ryan related to Pau Gasol?

    If Romney'ss smart he'll pick Jindal or McDonnell. They would deliver the most votes.Between Paul Ryan's budget and his Ayn Rand devotion, Obama would turn him into the scariest veep nominee ever. A Mormon-Objectivist ticket is a no-go.
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    Jul 17, 2012 4:10 AM GMT
    realifedad said"If that bridge ever came, I would consider crossing it," Ryan told The Associated Press in an interview this month. He added: "I really don't have tremendous political ambition. I have policy ambition."




    Paul Ryan claimed that he doesn't have "tremendous political ambition"?
    LOL

    Well then he's obviously a bald-faced liar just like Mitt Romney.
    Two of a kind.

    I do hope Willard Mitt Romney picks him.
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    Jul 17, 2012 5:00 AM GMT
    Ryan is an excellent candidate for a scandal in an airport bathroom.
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    Jul 17, 2012 4:32 PM GMT
    Romney's VP Short-List Said To Be Down to Three

    The campaign is keeping mum but that hasn't stopped a new round of guesses from the media.
    By Josh Voorhees and Cindy Ok | Posted Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at 10:58 AM ET




    UPDATE: Speculation over who will join Mitt Romney on the GOP ticket continued Tuesday, one day after a since-denied report that the presumptive nominee had already made up his mind.



    The latest reading of the tea leaves comes from Reuters, who reports that it appears to be a three-man race between Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal—three men widely considered to be "safe" choices in the post-Palin world.




    The news agency, however, doesn't offer much in the way of sourcing to support its reading, explaining instead that "speculation [is] growing" that those are the three men still remaining on a list that is presumed to be getting shorter as the process continues. Still, that doesn't stop Reuters from naming a front-runner:




    "Many Republicans in Washington believe Romney will ultimately choose Portman, who has foreign-policy experience that Romney lacks based on his service as U.S. trade representative for Republican President George W. Bush and his current tenure on the Senate Armed Services Committee."
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    Jul 17, 2012 5:03 PM GMT
    Sarah Palin seems like the only likely candidate, she has been tested, vetted and she is stupid. Perfect for Romney and she will bring a guarantee of losing to a ticket hoping against all hope to lose to the black Jimmy Carter.