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April 23, 2012


Will Insiders Hurt Portman's Veep Odds?

Chris Cillizza thinks the fact that GOP insiders back Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) as Mitt Romney's running mate may actually doom his chances.

The reason: "People really, really dislike politicians. They hate Washington. They think politics is broken -- maybe irreparably. Congress's approval rating in the latest Gallup poll was at 17 percent -- and that was an improvement (!) from where it's stood for most of the past few years... Choosing someone who is seen as the favorite of party insiders then could erode rather than bolster the contrast Romney is trying to drive against the incumbent."












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