Rumors Continue Over Running Mate for Romney
As the presidential election draws closer and closer, both Democrats and Republicans are hitting the streets and knocking on door after door looking for potential votes. Only one day after his Pennsylvania and Ohio two-day bus tour ended, President Barack Obama was looking to move behind the talk of Friday’s jobs report that was disappointing. He spoke of a new bill he just signed that he says will keep many construction workers working, rebuilding the infrastructure of the nation and its highways.
Mitt Romney meanwhile has been out of the view of the public for the better part of the week enjoying a needed family holiday at his estate in New Hampshire. He did however, emerge on Friday long enough to harshly criticize the Obama administration for the June jobs report released early Friday. Romney described the report as just another kick in the stomach to families in the middle class.
Even though Romney enjoyed time on the water with his family, his campaign continued and with it, the rumors of who might be his running mate. Rob Portman the Ohio Senator is among the many hopefuls for the position. He visited New Hampshire Sunday for a Republican fundraiser.
Another possible candidate is Kelly Ayotte a Senator from New Hampshire. She was with Romney in New Hampshire for a July 4 celebration. Others on the list included Tim Pawlenty the former Governor of Minnesota, Bobby Jindal the current Governor of Louisiana and Marco Rubio, the freshman Senator from Florida who tops the list of many supporters.
Republicans across the country hope that Romney makes the right choice as they say he needs to find someone who obviously agrees with him, who can work along with him but also be strong in areas where he may not be, hence Rubio’s popularity because of the Hispanic vote.