Realclearpolitics believes that they have narrowed Mitt Romney’s VP choices down to four – Bobby Jindal, Tim Pawlenty, Bob Portman and Paul Ryan. Mitt Romney has said that Marco Rubio is being vetted.
Ann Romney was asked by CBS News in an interview that aired early Thursday if there is a woman being considered for the VP position. She said, “We’ve been looking at that and I’d love that option as well. So you know, there’s a lot of people that Mitt is considering right now.”
Some think Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire is being considered but she has told interviewers that she was not asked for documents. Nikki Haley of South Carolina has been mentioned.
Others have mentioned Susanna Martinez of New Mexico, who has a far more liberal policy towards illegal immigration than the one Romney has suggested.
RealClearPolitics:…Mitt Romney may be tight-lipped about his vice presidential short list, warning that only he and longtime aide Beth Myers know who is on it, but a close examination of the campaign’s activity suggests four contenders have risen through the ranks: Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.
New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell may be considered wild cards, and Romney has said he’s thoroughly vetting Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, though the first-term lawmaker’s status appears unchanged…