The Horns of Mitt's Dilemma
prospect.org — The other day I rather superficially raised the issue of whom Mitt Romney might choose for his vice presidential nominee, and said it would no doubt be some boring white guy, in keeping with Mitt's risk-aversion. But after thinking about it some more, I've decided this may turn out to be more complicated than it appears. I'm assuming, of course, that Romney will be the nominee. Most presidential candidates have one problem they want to solve with their choice. Sometimes it's the relatively inexperienced outsider choosing the old Washington hand. Sometimes it's the need to shore up your base. You can bring in the youthful, good-looking running mate to give your campaign some verve. Or you might go for geography, picking someone to give you a boost in a swing state (though this hasn't really worked in the past). Mitt Romney's problem is that he'll have not one but two problems forming the horns of a real dilemma, one forged by his inability to put this race away.