Well Mitt Romney may or may not be vetting Marco Rubio as a potential running mate, depending on who you believe.
Senator Rubio seemed more interested in hawking his recently released memoir on this Sunday’s Meet the Press than engaging in speculation about the Vice Presidential nomination.
In politics, there is no such thing as a perfect candidate.
Picking Senator Rubio has many advantages.
First, he’s a popular senator from a battleground state (Florida.)
Secondly, because of his Hispanic heritage, he may be able to help Romney make inroads among the Hispanic voters that will play a key role in determining who the president is in January of 2013.
Rubio also comes with a fair number of risks.
Going with a fresh name doesn’t always pay dividends. John Mccain picked Sarah Palin as his running mate, and although she pleased the base, she inspired a fury among Democrats and Moderates.
Your VP selection should not alienate potential voters.
Secondly, Marco Rubio hasn’t even served a full term in the Senate yet.
President Obama had similar experience when vaulting to the presidency and many Republicans chide him for creating the worst presidency since Jimmy Carter.
Yet some Republicans want to put a man of comparable experience one seat from the presidency? I haven’t seen Rubio do enough for me to put my faith in his ability to be president.