Lindsey Graham, the Republican senator from South Carolina, believes that Jeb Bush would be the best GOP VP candidate, and would most likely put Mitt Romney in the winning spot in the November elections.
Graham told The Hill that:
“He’d be an outstanding pick. It’s up to Gov. Romney but if I had to recommend a single person it would be Jeb.”
So far, most of the speculation for Romney’s running mate has been on Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), who are supposedly on Romney’s list for consideration, according to The Hill.
Lately, however, speculation has risen that Bush may be a so-called “dark horse.” NewsMax reports that last month, Bush fueled speculation when he stated:
“I’d consider it, but I doubt I’ll get a call and I don’t know if it’s the right thing for me to do.”
The Hill reports that Don Gaetz, the incoming president of the Florida Senate disagrees with Senator Lindsey Graham. He stated:
“I can’t conceive of Jeb Bush being the vice president of anything. I see him being a presidential candidate, not this go-round but in the future.”
Gaetz went on to state that:
“He might follow the path of Ronald Reagan and travel the country, make more contacts than he already has — and he has many — and articulate his message of economic and educational reform.”
Jeb Bush’s spokeswoman Jaryn Emhof stated, according to News Max, that:
“While the support is flattering, his decision has not changed. Gov. Bush will not be a candidate for VP.”
According to The Hill, State Sen. John Thrasher, co-chairman of Romney’s campaign in Florida and another Bush ally, doesn’t believe that Bush would accept being a running-mate. He said:
“I know him pretty well and I take him at his word. He says he’s not going to do it. I think he’s serious about not doing it.”
Do you think that Senator Lindsey Graham has the right opinion, that Jeb Bush should be Mitt Romney’s running-mate?