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 http://t.co/5e1aDU0b
— 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.