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Ooops...more kerfuffles from the Romney camp
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 7:55 AM
Gettin' old, but still a hippie at heart...
Quote:Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Tuesday that his campaign is "thoroughly vetting" Marco Rubio as it searches for a running mate despite reports that the popular Cuban-American senator from Florida is not being considered.
ABC News and The Washington Post cited unnamed advisers in reporting that Rubio — a rising star in Republican politics and one of the most prominent Hispanic leaders serving in elected office — wasn't on the short list to run for vice-president alongside Romney in the November election.
"I can't imagine who such people are, but I can tell you this: They know nothing about the vice-presidential selection or evaluation process," Romney told reporters Tuesday evening outside a Michigan ice cream shop. "The story was entirely false. Marco Rubio is being thoroughly vetted as part of our process."
Earlier in the day, Romney had refused to comment on reports that Rubio, the son of Cuban immigrants, wasn't under consideration as a potential running mate.
The presumptive Republican nominee initially told Fox News only that "a number of people are being vetted" but that only two people — he and a senior adviser — know who's on the list. He repeated that statement Tuesday evening but clarified Rubio's status as a potential vice-presidential pick. Two Romney representatives would not say if or when Rubio had submitted paperwork for the vetting process.
The unanswered question was among several that lingered Tuesday as Romney's campaign sought to counter media reports suggesting that Romney had bypassed Rubio. http://www.canada.com/entertainment/Romney+says+Marco+Rubio+being+vetted+dismisses+reports+that+senator/6809045/story.html
Quote: News report which had suggested that because the Florida senator had not received any request for paperwork, he wasn't being vetted for the vice presidential nominee search.
Beth Myers (ph) is the long-time Romney aide now leading his V.P. search and true to form, she wasn't talking. But other campaign aides told Fox News, Romney and Meyers are still in the early stages and not to read too much into the failure to demand paperwork from any given individual just yet. http://www6.lexisnexis.com/publisher/EndUser?Action=UserDisplayFullDocument&orgId=574&topicId=100007214&docId=l:1690527163&isRss=true&Em=4
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 11:45 AM
"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)
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