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Novak on McCain’s Veep Choice

Romney’s name is mentioned in this week’s Evans-Novak Political Report:

Will McCain name a vice presidential candidate in mid-July to step up fund-raising before the national convention, or will he wait until Democrats make their choice in late August? A rumor running through the political community now puts former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the lead for VP. But Romney has many critics in the McCain inner circle, and we don’t think the decision has been made.

Ah, yes — fama volat. But is it true? I viewed the compressed McCain-Romney duel of late January and early February as a choice of the lesser of two evils. I do not like the idea of choosing both.

Given the ubiquitous complaints about the quality of the GOP field, I would prefer to see a new face from outside of it — a politically skilled person who has a conservative record down the line, and who could lead the Republican Party after a McCain presidency.

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