I just received an e-mail from Team Romney which reads:
We’re getting ready to share some exciting news. Sometime between now and the Republican convention, Mitt will be announcing his choice for VP.
Know what’s even more exciting? Every week until the VP announcement is made, one lucky supporter will win the chance to meet Mitt and his choice for VP.
So Mitt Romney has already made his choice for VP. Well, whoever the Romney decides to share this with better hope doesn’t have loose lips because it could (depending on the choice) send the air out of the balloon or could peak excitement too soon. Either that or Team Romney will have to somehow erase their donors’ memories of any such encounter à la Men in Black.
The plus side in picking a VP candidate now is that Romney won’t have any surprises during the Convention, assuming, of course, that their vetting is up to snuff. But if they are going to reveal the VP pick before the Convention, I would prefer that they would do it 24 to 48 hours prior to its opening. At least then the VP pick is still a fresh topic of discussion in the news cycle. Romney has little to gain by picking his VP in July, no matter who it is.