So, Duffy, did you place your bet yet?
On what, Sam?
Who Romney is going to pick for VP?
What are the odds?
Looks like former MN Governor Pawlenty is the favorite to get the nod.
He's safe, that's for sure but kind of boring, like Romney.
Well who do you want to see run with him?
I like Christie or old Newt. Â They got fire. Â Either one could give Obama hell.
You don't think it might be wise to go Rubio and get the Hispanic vote?
He'd sure as hell get that and FL, which is practically the same thing, but I don't know, he's young.
What does that tell you, Sam?
Right, Obama was way too young and without experience to even let the powers that be talk him into it. Â Actually, I think Jindal could probably get some of the Latinos, but I don't think the Tea Party wants someone from the deep south and we know with Romney's middle of the road, almost moderate views, he needs someone who is a true blue, conservative.
Who does that leave us?
Paul Ryan. Â He sure would be my choice. Â He's got good thoughts about how to fix the economy. Â He is a northerner. Â He's good enough looking to get some of the female votes that tend to go that way.
You being sexist Sam? Â Better not let your boss here you.
Oh hell no, he's too busy worrying about how he's going to make his term look good.
So far it's not happening is it?
Why do you think he keeps going after Romney's wealth and business acumen?
True, so true Sam. Â I think it just might be Ryan. Â Think we'll know before the end of the week?
Yep, Romney needs someone here to carry on the campaign while he's traveling out of the country.
Whoever it is, they better have been vetted well 'cause my boss's attack dogs will put every moment of his life through the wringer.
Well, that'sÂ prettyÂ much the way politics works today.
Too bad, isn't. Â Remember the good old days when candidates talked about what they could do for the country?
Have another drink my friend, it's a long way to November.