The Romney campaign announced tonight in a press release that the Republican presidential will announce his Vice Presidential pick tomorrow morning in Norfolk, VA. Romney is expected to make the announcemnt at 9am ET while touring the USS Wisconsin.
There are many names being tossed around, including Marc Rubio and Paul Ryan.
has previously endorsed the Ryan budget, which would be demonized by Democrats. So there is an inherent risk with chosing Ryan. On the other hand a Ryan pick could mobilize the base. Another plus is that there is good chemistry between the two men.
Marc Rubio was another name that had been tossed around and apparently the Democrats were anticipating a Robio pick. An e-mail campaign in Florida asked for comments by Floridans on why the Hispanic Senator would be bad for America.
The announcement will be made just prior to Mitt Romney launch of "The Romney Plan For A Stronger Middle Class" bus tour.
Romney had earlier said that he would announce his pick after the Olympics, which end this weekend.
The pick tomorrow morning will permit Romney to ride a wave to the Republican convention, which some believe could give a Romney an eleven point bump.
What is clear, is that discipline in the Romney campaign has been very tight. The media has been unable to get anyone in the campaign to disclose the pick.
Whoever Romney's pick is, it is clear that it will show Romney's commitment to change the direction of America.
Update: AP has confirmed that Romney's pick will be Paul Ryan, according to a source. The source spoke to AP under condtions of anonymity, since the source was not authorized to disclose the pick.
"Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has picked Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan to be his running mate, according to a Republican with knowledge of the development.
The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because this person was not authorized to disclose the decision." Source: Yahoo.com
The Romney campaign confirmed the pick on its iPhone app at 7am ET 11 Aug.
Romney’s campaign told supporters at about 7 a.m. via an iPhone app that the seven-term congressman would be the Republican vice presidential nominee. WP