Republican Mitt Romney may get a chance at the White House, after all! The failed presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor has reportedly crept high up John McCain’s list of potential running mates:
Surprising many Republican insiders, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is at the top of the vice presidential prospect list for John McCain. But lack of personal chemistry could derail the pick.
“Romney as favorite” is the hot buzz in Republican circles, and top party advisers said the case is compelling.
One of the chief reasons the Massachusetts governor is looking so attractive is his ability to raise huge amounts of money quickly through his former business partners and from fellow members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the Mormons.
McCain sources tell Politico that they believe Romney could raise $50 million in 60 days. One close Romney adviser said it could even be $60 million.
Romney would also help bring out the religious and social conservative vote. Could it be time to remind Republicans that Romney flip-flopped on gay rights? He once proclaimed his same-sex support, but later championed against gay marriage in his state.