Punditology: Who will Mitt Romney pick for Veep?

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OK, so it's time for a little prognostication. Break out your crystal ball and tell us who Mitt Romney will pick for vice president.

Will it be a Senator? A Governor? A cabinet secretary or business executive? Will he balance geographically or ideologically? Will he select a woman? I've got over 40 options - each of whom mentioned by some pundit, somewhere.

The deadline is Sunday at 5 p.m. - unless we suddenly get a pick this week. So, make your picks right now, before you run outta time.

Oh, and just because, I've added in a question about who Romney SHOULD pick.

Make your picks here.

**UPDATE: The news started to break late Friday night, with MSNBC getting the scoop at 9 p.m. We're going to accept all responses prior to that hour. Update soon.

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    I believe it will be maybe a Governor --He does not want someone to over shadow him. I think it will be either Condolezza Rice or Gov. Susana Martinez (For the Hispanic Vote) those are my picks.

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    I'm guessing Paul Ryan because YES, Romney is THAT out of touch and he thinks he's a fine young man.

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    I think we saw the Final Two in the photo accompanying this Daily Squalor article from 7/23: http://dailycaller.com/2012/07/23/polls-paul-ryan-is-best-romney-vp-choice-to-help-win-home-state/ As the article suggests Paul Ryan is a likely VP choice, even though Portman has been doing all the same groveling as Kent from Real Genius. But the desire to pull in votes from the ultra-conservative base will probably lead Rmoney to pass up Bush budget guy Portman for the more Tea-friendly Ryan.

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    Given his split (or multiple) personality, I think Mitt Romney is going to choose Mitt Romney. The only question is, which Mitt Romney will Mitt Romney pick?

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    I'm glad you gave me the opportunity to publicly cite Kelly Ayotte, whom I am weirdly (and almost certainly wrongly) convinced he's going to choose.

    I'm calling my shot.

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    Perhaps Mitt will choose "my puppeteers" as his running mate.

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    All y'all who are posting picks here, you should know that the only ones that count are the ones in the actual Punditology survey/contest.

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    Chris Christie whom I gave all 100 votes to in my Punditology guess.

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    There is a typo on the list. It has Susana Martinez as the Governor of Arizona, she is Governor of New Mexico.

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    John Ensign

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    I like that the post about national Republican politics gets more comments here than 90% of the posts about local democratic politics.

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    Portman. He's even more boring than Romney Hood and he is compliant and will take orders. And he's from Ohio. But I really hope it's Paul Ryan so that his budget plan to end Medicare, make rich people richer at the expense of the low and middle income should be front and center.

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    Portman, because of his Ohio infrastructure.

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      If that's the argument, then the answer is Governor John Kasich.

      Typically, Senators don't have infrastructure, while Governors do. Governors get to appoint hundreds (and in Ohio, thousands) of people - while Senators have a staff of a dozen or two (depending on the state).

      As for Kasich, I'm very surprised that no one is talking about him. He briefly ran for President in 2000, he's got congressional leadership experience, he had a national TV show on FOX News, and now he's the Governor of Ohio.

      For that matter, when Romney loses, expect Kasich to be a top 2016 contender.

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    It woll be Mario Rubio for several reasons. The main two are, he will be the mask Romney dons to appear populist and human... and second, he was conspicuously missing from the "short list" and Mitt thinks he's more clever than he is.

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    Looks like it's Paul Ryan.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/11/paul-ryan-mitt-romney_n_1684794.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009

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    It's Ryan. Reaction from Obama campaign: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/08/11/1118842/-Obama-Team-Reacts-to-Ryan-Pick

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    Medicare, Medicare, Medicare, every day in every way, Dems will say Medicare from now until election day. Romney/Ryan plan to kill it. As David Frum says, this is the biggest gamble the GOP has made since 1964. Their strategy is to alienate and scare their most loyal constituency.

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