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Daniels says other Republicans would make better vice presidents


This news story was published on April 23, 2012.
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By Katherine Skiba, Tribune Washington Bureau –

WASHINGTON — Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said Sunday that if Mitt Romney asked him to be his running mate, he’d send him a list of people better for the job.

When asked on “Fox News Sunday” whether he would accept an offer to run with Romney, the presumptive GOP nominee, Daniels said:

“You will remember what William F. Buckley said when he ran for mayor of New York and [was] asked what he would do if he won. He said, ‘Demand a recount.’ ”

Daniels added: “I think I would demand reconsideration and send Mr. Romney a list of [other] people.”

He refused to say whom Romney should pick, remarking: “I’ve seen a lot of names and I like them all.”

Others often mentioned as possible Republican vice presidential candidates include Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio, and Rep. Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin.

Rubio, appearing Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” was equivocal about whether he’d take the No. 2 spot, but said former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush would be a “fantastic choice” for Romney.

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