Tags: Mitt Romney | 2012 President Race | romney | huckabee | vice | president

Huckabee Might Be on Vice Presidential Short List

Wednesday, 09 May 2012 09:38 AM

By Greg McDonald

Some Mitt Romney supporters are talking up former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee as a possible vice presidential running mate for the presumptive Republican nominee, according to the National Review Online.
 
Huckabee, a 2008 presidential candidate, is said to be under consideration by the Romney team, sources told National Review political writer Robert Costa.
 
“The conventional wisdom about Mitt Romney’s vice-presidential short list, according to a handful of Romney insiders, may be wrong,” Costa writes in a story posted Wednesday.
 
“Instead of picking a straitlaced Midwestern senator such as Ohio’s Rob Portman, or an outspoken northeastern Republican governor such as Chris Christie, there is a chance Romney will tap an evangelical from the South,” he writes.

But for now, Costa says, “it isn’t clear whether Huckabee is going to be vetted, or that he’s anywhere near Romney’s short list.”

However, some Republicans believe Huckabee, as Costa put it, “would help energize tea-party conservatives, evangelicals, and related voters who soured on Romney during the GOP primaries.” 

“He’s also not a sweat-inducing pick, since he was vetted by the Beltway press during his presidential run four years ago,” Costa noted.

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Edward Snowden: Apple iPhone With Secret iFeature Allows Government to Spy on You

Saturday, 24 Jan 2015 23:37 PM

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden won't use an Apple iPhone because he says it has special soft . . .

Argentine Prosecutor Shot Point Blank in Forehead: Official

Saturday, 24 Jan 2015 22:39 PM

An Argentine prosecutor found dead shortly before he was about to make explosive allegations about President Cristina Ki . . .

Mike Huckabee: Don't Beat Up Everyone in the 'Conservative Tent'

Saturday, 24 Jan 2015 21:51 PM

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, wrapping up the day-long Iowa Freedom Summit Saturday, called on his fellow conserva . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved