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When is the latest date that Romney would announce a running mate?

Asked by Russter (242points) June 11th, 2012

When is the latest date that Romney would announce a running mate? In other words, what is the absolute latest date that he could wait before publicly announce his running mate?

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elbanditoroso's avatar

The date of his acceptance speech at the republican convention.

That wouldn’t be very smart of him, but it is the last legal date.

filmfann's avatar

August 30th is the last day of the convention, but if they wanted to delay that announcement I believe they could. The Democratic Convention is September 3–6.
In the past, the nomination changed for Veep. I don’t think there is a requirement for naming by any date.

SpatzieLover's avatar

My prediction is for late July: It’ll probably be Paul Ryan.

When that announcement is made is yet to be seen.
If he was smart, it wouldn’t be two white guys on the ticket. We’ll see.

elbanditoroso's avatar

If he goes for Paul Ryan, he loses the election. Plain and simple.

JLeslie's avatar

@SpatzieLover Is there a black person who you think might be being considered? I have not kept up with politics the last couple months, I am waiting for the debates.

SpatzieLover's avatar

Not a single one @JLeslie that I can think of. It sounds like Cathy McMorris-Rodgers might be this election year’s Sarah Palin.

So far, to win Iowa and Ohio, the talk is that Romney will need a white, very religious oriented running mate. That would be the same story for Wisconsin, if he even stands a chance of beating Obama here (the current polls show Obama ahead here by about 6%).

Brian1946's avatar

Here’s the edited link for Cathy McMorris-Rodgers.

SpatzieLover's avatar

Thanks Brian. I’ve had trouble with my links working lately

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