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Thu May 3, 2012
Vice President Snyder?
That's what one conservative analyst is saying today.
In a column for Tampa Bay Online, Chris Ingram bases his prognostication on hotel room locations.
More specifically, hotel room locations for the Republican National Convention this August in Tampa Bay.
Ingram writes that Romney and Massachusetts got the best rooms for the convention... and Gov. Snyder and Michigan got the second best spot:
But there is a reason Michigan got the second-best hotel assignment: Gov. Rick Snyder. My bet is he's Romney's man for vice president.
What does hotel room location have to do with anything?
Access to the convention site, proximity to the best restaurants and bars, being inside the security zone, and not having to ride a bus (a really big deal if you're a Republican) are almost as important as fighting over abortion and gays in the party's meaningless platform.
Ingram notes Snyder's success at getting his pro-business agenda passed through the Michigan legislature, his background in private business, his credentials (an attorney with an MBA), and his appeal to moderates as more reasons Mitt Romney could pick Snyder as his running mate.
"Too bad he doesn't speak fluent Spanish," Ingram writes.
So what are the odds? Who do you think Romney will pick?