Despite all of the people who want it to happen, or don't want it to happen but suspect it will happen anyway, it is now looking very much like it won't happen.
Conservative dream boy Marco Rubio is not being considered as a vice-presidential running mate…
[K]nowledgeable Republican sources tell [ABC News] that Rubio is not being vetted by Mitt Romney’s vice presidential search team. He has not been asked to complete any questionnaires or been asked to turn over any financial documents typically required of potential vice presidential candidates.
Although it is possible that Rubio may yet be asked to go through the vetting process, it has been nearly two months since Romney named his long-time aide Beth Myers to run his vice presidential search. The fact that Rubio has not been asked to turn over any documents by now is a strong indication that he is not on Romney’s short list of potential running mates.
I'm really kind of shocked about this. Rubio just seems like such a perfect running mate. He's young and good-looking and popular with both the base and independents. Plus, he's a Latino from Florida, so that both shores up an important swing state and makes the GOP ticket seem like less of a rich corporate white guy overbite dance party.
What possible reason would the Romney team have to not at least vet him?
"There is a growing sentiment in America about these kids," Rubio says. "If you were four years old when your parents brought you here illegally, and you have grown up here your whole life and don't even speak Spanish, and you are your high school's valedictorian, you have a lot to contribute to our future. It kind of feels weird to deport you."
Oh, that's right. I forgot. He talks.
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Tags: Marco Rubio, Mitt Romney, Veepstakes