On ‘Face The Nation’, Former PA Gov: Romney should pick Bachmann
Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D) on Sunday advised presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to pick tea party favorite Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) as his running mate.
During a panel discussion about Romney’s selection for the Republican ticket, CBS host Bob Schieffer asked Rendell if he had a prediction.
‘I just want to go on record, I’m for Michele Bachmann for vice president,’ Rendell laughed. ‘I want everyone to be clear about that.’
‘But I do think that Gov. Romney has chosen the right criteria,’ the former Pennsylvania governor continued. ‘He’s going to pick someone who he believes is ready to be president. Gov. [Bob] McDonnell would fit that bill. So would Sen. [Rob] Portman and some of the others that are being talked about.’
‘People don’t vote for vice president. Although, let me say that I believe that America has a spectacular vice president [in Joe Biden], who’s done just an amazing job. And I think that weighs on President Obama’s side.’
It’s no secret that Rendell believes that Bachmann would scare independent voters away from supporting Romney in the same way former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin may have hurt Sen. John McCain’s chances in 2008.
Too bad Rendell didn’t follow it up with the requisite riposte from Foghorn Leghorn….