It's becoming more and more likely that Mitt Romney will be the GOP nominee for president in November. Now the search for a #2 on the ticket begins.
The Washington Post says the Romney campaign hasn't formally begun the search for a vice-presidential candidate, but they have started the process. However, don't expect a dramatic pick like John McCain made in 2008.
His advisers said they do not believe geography will play all that important a role, and that he seems unlikely to choose someone to court a single state or constituency. He does not, so far, appear to have discussed the need to pick a minority or a woman, for example, to appeal to certain kinds of voters.
“The days when you could pick a vice presidential nominee and they could deliver a state are long over,” said Charlie Black, a veteran GOP presidential strategist and informal Romney adviser.
At the same time, early indications are that Romney will not repeat the error of 2008, when John McCain sought a dramatic choice but failed to run a thorough vetting process in picking Sarah Palin.