He’s said repeatedly that he’s not interested in the job, so it should be no surprise that Sen. Marco Rubio isn’t being looked as as a second to Romney:
Although it is possible that Rubio may yet be asked to go through the vetting process, it has been nearly two months since Romney named his long-time aide Beth Myers to run his vice presidential search. The fact that Rubio has not been asked to turn over any documents by now is a strong indication that he is not on Romney’s short list of potential running mates.
Officially the Romney campaign has no comment. And Rubio has refused to make any comment when it comes to vice presidential questions. As Rubio spokesman Alex Conant told me, “We have no comment on the vice presidential search process.”
The news will be disappointing to prominent conservatives — including Sen. Jim DeMint and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush — who have been openly encouraging Romney to pick Rubio.
As I have said before, I wouldn’t mind Rubio as vice-president. Not because I am a fan of Marco. I am. But I’m more excited by the idea of Gov. Rick Scott filling his Senate seat with Allen West.
I’ve heard some rumblings about Condoleeza Rice. She’s good, but I don’t think that’s a good idea, especially since Obama is going to be campaigning against “going back to the thinking that created this mess.”
If you have any overt ties to the Bush administration, it just bolsters his talking points.
Honestly, Romney needs a Palin-esque conservative. He needs someone who will excite the base.
But then, I repeat myself.