In the history of presidential elections in the United States rarely does it matter who the VP candidate is. I don’t think it usually helps or hurts, everyone is voting for the man on the top of the ticket. In 1960- JFK needed Texas and LBJ delivered. There have been some uninspirted picks- Ted Agnew in 68. Nixon still won, Danny Quayle in 88 and GHW Bush still won. I don’t think Palin helped McCain but I also don’t think he cost him the election. Having said that Romney can’t pick some other white guy- especially some other white guy from the northeast[A Christie} I think he has the opportunity to pick someone that may help him -Marco Rubio in Florida. Florida is going to be one of those states again that could win or lose an election. Rubio couldn’t help but help with the Cuban/latino vote. Rubio would be a good choice. I don’t know if Condi Rice would have any interest but I’d give her a call too. Romney needs something to get people a little energized.
Maybe the election in November is going to be- a thumbs up/thumbs down vote on Obama anyway.
One state I don’t see the Obama/Biden plane landing in is West Virginia- its thumbs down on Obama there. Last month in the primary a prisoner down in Texas got 41 percent of the vote vs Obama. They are trying to make into a bad mark on West Virginia. I think its a bad mark on POTUS.