What Super Tuesday Means For The Veepstakes

What Super Tuesday Means For The Veepstakes

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The big day has finally arrived. Super Tuesday is a mega-primary where 10 states hold their contests to vote for the GOP nominee: Alaska (27 delegates), Georgia (76 delegates), Idaho (32 delegates), Massachusetts (41 delegates), North Dakota (28 delegates), Ohio (66 delegates), Oklahoma (43 delegates), Tennessee (58 delegates), Vermont (17 delegates), and Virginia (49 delegates).

In the Veepstakes, there is one school of thought that says the ideal running mate will come from a battleground state with a lot of delegates. He or she will be someone whose endorsement can help shore up a win in that state and whose popularity within that state will be an asset to the ticket. Here are some of the VEEP contenders to look out for in each state…

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Watch out for these heavy hitters on Super Tuesday!
  • http://westanddivided.blogspot.com/ mw

    Jenn, I understand you are focusing on the Super Tuesday states, but you are missing the guy who likely will be the VP candidate for Mitt Romney.

    Marco Rubio – solid conservative, tea party cred, South where Romney is North, modest roots where Romney is – you know – a clueless rich puke, smart, articulate, he’ll lock in the Florida electoral votes, does not have enough of Senate record yet to work against him, young, and he’ll pull the Hispanic vote in the Florida and the West. He fills in all the gaps for Romney. Romney might even win with this guy on the ticket.

  • http://www.vicepresidents.com/blog Jennn

    Marco Rubio is definitely on my radar. I wrote about him back in July:
    http://vicepresidents.com/blog/2011/07/26/the-republican-running-mate-round-up/

    However, he is such a rising star I think everyone knows he is poised to make his own bid for the presidency in the coming years. Accepting the #2 spot at this juncture would probably be a detriment to his career, since very few VPs later move onto the Presidency (unless through presidential death/resignation). In fact, there have only been 4 — Adams, Jefferson, Van Buren and Bush Sr.

  • Tully

    Um, don’t tell LBJ or Truman that. While they may have gotten to SCOTUS by succession, they subsequently won their office, as did several others. And losing on your first run doesn’t stop you from winning on a later run ala Nixon.

    To be specific about your qualification, those four are those who ran and won as sitting vice-Presidents. It’s a good point, but hardly an exclusionary one as a consideration for a young pol like Rubio.

    You wouldn’t happen to know how many ran and lost as sitting VP’s, as Nixon, Humphrey and Gore did?