This morning Twitchy reported that ever-trustworthy “Republican sources” told ABC News Sen. Marco Rubio was not being vetted by Mitt Romney’s vice presidential search committee.

At a campaign stop in Holland, Mich., Romney told the media the story was, to use the technical term, a steaming pile of bull poop.

Romney calls the report Rubio wasn't being vetted "entirely false", says people talking "know nothing" about veep selection process"

— Steve Brusk (@stevebruskCNN) June 19, 2012


Reactions to the news are mixed so far:

But odds are, Romney WASN'T picking Rubio. Now he's bowing to GOP pressure. Means he has ground to make up w/ his base.

— Bryan Cook (@BryanCook) June 19, 2012

My theory on Rubio: Romney leaked it intentionally so if he does pick Rubio, he can own the pick. Outsiders would take credit for decision

— Michi I. (@michi83) June 19, 2012

He desperately needs Hispanic vote. ~~> Romney says Rubio *is* in fact being vetted for VP slot

— FRANK FEATHER (@BizTrends) June 19, 2012

Choose Rubio, Mitt! Mexican-Americans would self-deport before they'd miss an opportunity to vote for you & a rich Cuban-American "refugee"

— Robert C. Keating (@RobertCKeating) June 19, 2012

A Romney/Rubio ticket is a humdinger

— Owen Strachan (@ostrachan) June 19, 2012

Twitchy will keep you posted as the story develops.

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