Paul Begala, former Clinton advisor and inspiration for the beloved West Wing character Josh Lyman, has selected who he believes will be Mitt Romney's running mate. Begala does not believe that it will be obvious choices like Ryan or Rubio. Instead, Begala is placing his bet on a much more obscure candidate: Rob Portman, the junior senator from Ohio.
"Can Romney, with his Etch a Sketch character and Slinky spine, make a nonpolitical decision on his veep? He'd better. Above all, he needs an anti-Palin: someone who will not overshadow him, someone who will not blow up in his face, and someone who will fit Romney's play-it-safe, buttoned-up image."
Is this prediction a smart bet? Who do you think Mitt will pick for Vice President?