Too soon to start speculating about possible Republican vice-presidential candidates? Evidently not. Mitt Romney's rise to the level of presumptive presidential nominee seems to have given political writers and pundits the go-ahead to begin one of the favored handicapping contests in all of politics.
OK, Mitt Romney was kidding about that Tuesday during his first appearance of the campaign season on 'The Tonight Show' with Jay Leno. GOP rival Rick Santorum is 'basically a good guy,' Romney said.