Will Mitt Romney Be Vice President After All?
We haven’t been this confused since rumors about what may have been the nuptials of Jay-Z and Beyonce started swirling. Last week, it looked like former governor Mitt Romney had finally resigned himself to the idea that he would not be asked to be John McCain’s running mate.
But today the media is buzzing with rumors that Republican power players want to see a McCain/Romney ticket.
John Heilemann reports that Romney has support from two of the party’s most influential men.
[A]ccording to a well-informed, highly placed Republican insider, two of them are Karl Rove and George Herbert Walker Bush — individuals who are especially influential in tandem, because they represent such different generations, outlooks, and brands of Republicanism.
Perhaps even more important than that is the news that DNC Chairman Howard Dean was more worried about Romney being the nominee than McCain. He also gave Romney a backhanded compliment.
When asked if he’d fear a McCain-Romney ticket, Dean said the former Massachussetts governor was the best candidate the Republicans were probably “ever going to get.”
Romney’s best is apparently pretty good for the Republicans. The Globe reports that the governor plans to fundraise like a champ for McCain.
Two months after bowing out of the Republican race, the former Massachusetts governor has become one of Senator John McCain’s biggest boosters, pledging to raise $15 million for his former rival and praising him on talk shows and the campaign trail.
We thought we were only dreaming when we implored McCain to take a look at our boy Romney (for our own evil comedic purposes, but still). But if the former governor can appeal to fiscal conservatives and can keep himself in the good graces of Karl Rove, our dreams may yet come true.