Paul Begala, Democratic strategist and former adviser to Bill Clinton, on Mitt Romney’s choice of a vice presidential running mate, emphasis mine:
“You heard it here first: Mitt Romney is going to select Rob Portman, the junior senator from Ohio, to be his running mate. I have no insight into how Romney will make this decision. But I had a front-row seat at what I believe was the best veep choice of my lifetime
Bill Clinton was blown away by his meeting with Al Gore and settled on him quickly, even though Gore was the same age, same region, same religion, and same ideology... I'm betting that Romney's choice will reflect who he is: a bloodless technocrat who wants to double down on trickle down.”
Rob Portman is the junior senator from Ohio.