I really like Rand Paul, but what chance is there that he will be chosen as Vice President? None. Romney (if he is the nominee) is not going to choose a first-term senator from a state that John McCain carried by 16 points (57% to 41%) over Barack Obama in 2008 when there are popular Republican governors (like Brian Sandoval and Bob McDonnell) in must-win swing states where Romney is tied with Obama (Nevada and Virginia).
Kentucky’s junior senator says it would be an honor to be considered as a possible running mate for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Senator Rand Paul first discussed his higher aspirations at the beginning of this year. He said he wouldn’t close the door on being a Vice Presidential candidate. After a speech in Louisville today, Paul held that door firmly open, saying he wants to be part of the national debate.
Paul’s name has swirled as a possible pick that would give Romney points with the Tea Party. When asked directly what he would say if Romney made the offer, Paul tried to punt.
“I don’t know if I can answer that question, but I can say it would be an honor to be considered,” he said.
Paul’s father Ron Paul is also running for president, and is reportedly close to Romney