Ten possible vice-presidential candidates for the GOP ticket
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.
4. Chris Christie
He has taken on labor unions and has been ruthless in paring New Jersey’s budget deficit, and he has a lot of the charisma that Romney lacks. Christie could be the opposite of a tea party pick, helping Romney in the tack back to the center that he’s expected to make before November.
On the other hand, Romney doesn’t exactly need another Northeasterner on the ticket. And Christie’s personality could outshine Romney himself. Christie is also someone who clearly likes to be in charge – one reason, according to Nate Silver at The New York Times, that governors are so seldom tapped as VP candidates.