This is a great article that pretty well sums up the candidates who could become the VP nominee.
In picking a vice presidential running mate, Republican Mitt Romney wants to avoid the Sarah Palin syndrome.
Then-Republican nominee John McCain shook up the 2008 race with his dramatic choice of the relatively unknown Palin, but the problems she faced during the campaign will be on the minds of Romney and his vice presidential search team.
The presumptive 2012 nominee, Romney is expected to make a steady, “do-no-harm” choice and avoid the type of “Hail Mary” selection that Palin represented, in his bid to unseat President Barack Obama.
Aides say Romney wants someone with deep, rock-solid experience who could take over the presidency if needed. Being able to work well as a team player is also essential.
Romney seems unlikely to pick a No. 2 from the group of candidates who ran for the nomination this year and lost.
That would rule out Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann…
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