Mitt Romney has started to mention a few people as possible running mates.
Of course, that’s a tad premature, since a lot of Republicans seem to favor ABR — Anyone But Romney — for the 2012 GOP nomination. But Romney has named a few people as the type of VP candidate he’d want to run with next year.
Sen. John Thune’s name has appeared, as it did in 2008 when Sen. John McCain was the Republican candidate. Thune is playing it now like he did then: He said it’s nice to be considered but he doubts he will be selected.
Still, it’s interesting than in his new TV spot in Iowa, Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts making his second bid for the presidency, features only one other politician: John Thune. The South Dakota senator is shown standing with Romney at an earlier appearance when Thune endorsed him for president.
Here’s a link to a blog on it and the ad itself.
Thune made appearances in Iowa, our neighboring state, when he was pondering a run for the White House, He’s a Midwestern guy with strong coservative credentials and experience in ag issues, which makes him a good match for Romney in Iowa — and maybe on the ticket.
A Huffington Post columnist also thinks Thune is a logical choice.
If Romney can persuade Republicans to nominate him, that is.