Thursday, August 2, 2012

More "Susana for Veep" Navel Gazing

Gov. Susana MartinezThe Politico once again has raised the possibility of Mitt Romney choosing Gov. Susana Martinez as his running mate on the GOP presidential ticket.

Yes, it is slow season on the political front.

Here's what they said:

Martinez, the first female governor of New Mexico and the first female Hispanic governor in the country, was elected two years ago and immediately deemed a rising star in the Republican Party. She’s been mentioned in some circles as a potential running mate for Romney and could help him win over Hispanic voters in some of the most important battleground states — like Florida and Nevada — this fall.
But Martinez has been low on most pundits’ lists, in large part because Martinez doesn’t even seem to want the post: asked this spring whether she’d be willing to join the GOP ticket, Martinez said she “just couldn’t do it” because of family concerns. It’s an answer she’s consistently given since then. Many Republicans are also wary of a largely unknown governor on the ticket after the Palin experience four years ago.

Yawn. I don't see anything new here.

For the record, earlier this week I asked Martinez spokesman Scott Darnell whether anyone from the Romney campaign had begun the vetting process on the governor. He said no, just as Martinez herself told me the week before.

Only a few more weeks at the most of Romney veep speculation.

UPDATE 5:29 pm I have corrected an embarrassing typo in the headline. My apologies to those in the U.S. Navy and thank you for your service