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On and Off the Romney Bus, Tryouts for a Spot on the Ticket

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One of the most secretive rituals of the presidential race unfolded in plain sight over the weekend as Mitt Romney stood a few paces behind, watching and smiling, while a procession of prospective running mates delivered their best arguments against President Obama’s re-election.

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Mitt Romney speaks to reporters outside of his campaign bus (CNN)

Rob Portman is Likely Veep Pick

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National Journal's White House correspondent Major Garrett talks to Charlie Rose and Erica Hill about Mitt Romney's five-state primary sweep and the upcoming presidential race.

Rob Portman's the One

On The Radar

Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee, Wisconsin sealed the deal, and he will pick Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio as his running mate. Write it down. And harangue me mercilessly this summer if I am wrong.
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Avoiding the Veepstakes (Not Really)

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With the Republican primary campaign approaching its end, and more than two weeks before the next voting, there is immense temptation to begin speculating about running mates.

I will resist. That seems the respectful thing to do when there are three other candidates who insist they are still in the race for the nomination.