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Dan Quayle
Romney veepstakes: Forget Rubio and Ryan
Romney veepstakes: Forget Rubio and Ryan

With Mitt Romney now confident enough of the Republican nomination that he can turn his focus against President Barack Obama, the guessing game on selection of a running mate is already in full swing. It's a matter that warrants more serious consideration than determining who will give him the best chance of being elected in November. All presidential nominees pay lip service to the ideal of choosing the individual who is best qualified to assume the presidency if fate were to so dictate. But always present also is a pure calculation of seeking to strengthen the ticket politically or shore up a perceived weakness. Such matters as ideological and geographical balance, gender, ethnicity...