Should Romney Consider a Female Running Mate?

Ann Romney has set off a firestorm of speculation after saying her husband might be considering a female running mate. Is it a smart move?

Ann Romney set off another round of veep speculation in a interview earlier this week when she suggested her husband, presidential candidate Mitt Romney, might be considering a female running mate.

The New York Daily News reported that further speculation was generated when he walked in a Fourth of July parade just after that with Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire.

Is this a wise move? So far a woman on the ticket hasn’t been much help in a campaign. It didn’t help Democratic candidate Walter Mondale in 1984 when he choose Geraldine Ferraro as a running mate, and it didn’t help Republican candidate Sen. John McCain when he picked Sarah Palin in 2008. However, Romney is reportedly not polling well among women, so some say choosing a female running mate might help him in that specific demographic.

What do you think? Would this be a smart move and if so, what potential running mate do you think he could choose without repeating the history of Ferraro or Palin?

Joel_Z July 07, 2012 at 03:18 PM
following the truth not for catching people's eyes
Kelly Dinatti July 07, 2012 at 06:01 PM
Not just for the sake of running a woman - intelligent voters are interested in qualifications - not the gender/ethnicity of the candidate.


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