Rob Portman, one of the most talked about candidates in the race to be Mitt's Vice President, appeared at a Mitt Romney fundraiser Wednesday night and said he doesn't think he's going to get the call.
Portman was speaking at a Romney event in Colorado, one of five he attended in the battle ground state on Wednesday. When CNN asked about leaving his senate spot for the VP position, he gave a characteristically boring answer:
"I just got elected two years ago. I think that's where I'm going to end up staying," Portman said when asked his thoughts about possibly leaving the Senate and becoming vice president.
"I think it's a very important position right now," Portman continued. The senator reasoned there are pressing issues facing the nation - including the debt, the deficit, developing energy resources and health care issues.
We've known for a while that Portman's one of the Veep finalists, and that a Portman pick isn't sexy, but if he wants to get chosen he's going to have to be more confident in his chances. Maybe he's just throwing us a red herring, maybe he's being modest, but maybe he really does want to stay in the senate. Who knows? Until we finally get an answer from Mitt's app, or Twitter, or Wikipedia, let's not hear any more speculation from the candidates unless it's explicit, primary debate-style smack talking.
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