Mitt Romney and the Goblet of Vice Presidents

August 9, 2012 

So, here we here, barely weeks away from the Republicans' convention and we still have no idea who Mitt Romney's veep is going to be.

This, of course, is the right thing for the Romney camp to do: keep the nation guessing as to who gets the nod. It keeps the buzz and interest level high, which is kinda sad since this is pretty much what the vice president is good for. Being one heartbeat away from the presidency is no longer the No. 1 concern. The vice president has been delegated to a tool used to generate media interest.

Such is life. You'd still take the job if it was offered to you, wouldn't you? We here at PP&B thought so.

In the meantime, as we wait with baited breath for the announcement (hey, isn't there an app for that?), we've made a list of our dream veeps. Let's take a look:

-- John Thune: This guy shoulda run for president, but we'll settle for the vice slot. If we were casting a movie, we'd pick him for veep.

-- Haley Barbour: We picked Barbour because of the train wreck that would assuredly occur. Remember the Palin fiasco from 2008: you've got to vet your veeps before picking them. Barbour's got a bit of history the media would have a field day with.

-- Jesse Ventura: Come on. Here's one of the few celebrities who talks smack about gaining political office and then goes and gets himself elected. If nothing else, it would give Garrison Keillor some great material for years.

-- Jenna Jameson: Hey, she's already announced her support for Romney. She has no shame in having tons of cash, which she made through her own entrepreneurship and good ole' fashioned elbow grease. What's more Republican than that?

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