I usually stay out of the whole Vice President prognostication game. Mainly because it is somewhat irrelevant. Mitt Romney is going to pick whichever running mate his consultants tell him will best enable him to become the next President. It is as simple as that.
But I will note the current buzz for our own former governor turned Florida resident, Mike Huckabee, whose name is making the rounds. Today on CNN’s State of the Union program, Tony Perkins of Family Research Council added to the mix. Perkins was on the show to discuss the social conservative’s reaction to President Obama’s support for same-sex marriage. Shocker – social conservatives disagree with the President.
Toward the end of the interview, he was asked for his picks for Romney’s running mate.
“I think (Louisiana governor) Bobby Jindal would be a good pick or Mike Huckabee,” said Perkins.
I have no clue about Jindal although my parents who live in Louisiana tell me that they would hate to lose him as their governor. But I just don’t see Huckabee being it.
Huckabee could have walked into the Republican nomination and he chose not to. Does anyone really believe he would have had trouble beating out Romney in a Republican primary? Rick Santorum, who is a good man but hardly a major name, was able to give him a run for his money. After turning down the top of the ticket in order to keep his high paying talk show career, it is doubtful he will now give up his millions to play second fiddle to Romney of all people.
Still his name is one of the names floating out there.