Rob Portman: The Next Frontrunner for Republican VP?
Something's up over at Intrade. The betting site says that Sen. Rob Portman's chance of becoming the Republican VP nominee is approximately 16.5%, whereas a couple weeks ago, it was only about 7%. If any candidate can be said to be surging, it's Portman.
Intrade places Portman basically in a tie with Rubio, and it lists his chances as about double those of Chris Christie, Bob McDonnel, Paul Ryan, or Mitch Daniels - the next four most likely candidates.
Another possible choice is Sen. Rob Portman, who campaigned in Ohio with Romney. Like Romney, Portman comes from a family with Midwestern manufacturing-management experience.
But he’s also served in the House and as special trade representative and budget director. Plus, he’s had experience in presidential campaigns: He played Democratic nominees in debate prep for Dick Cheney in 2000 and 2004 and John McCain in 2008.