With the Olympics winding down and a swing-state bus tour planned for the weekend, the attention of the political world is intensely focused on Mitt Romney’s vice presidential choice. But the candidate made it more clear than ever today that he’s not planning to drop any hints.
Asked whether he’s any closer to a decision on a running mate, Romney briskly told Fox News’ Carl Cameron: “I am not going to give you anything, no clue. All I can tell you is that by the third night of the Republican Convention I will have made a decision and be ready to communicate it.”
For the Romney campaign there is very little downside to building suspense over the coming days. Many of the top potential candidates — former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie — are already out fundraising for the Romney campaign and helping spread the candidate’s message as surrogates.
Who will it be?