There’s speculation that NH’s Senator Kelly Ayotte might be named as Romney’s VP.
Don’t think so. First of all, that would be an all-New England ticket, not exactly a winner around the country. Secondly, Ayotte—although smart and telegenic and, of course, female—is very inexperienced. I don’t think Romney would go there, just in order to have a woman as running mate and finesse the “Romney is a Mad Man dinosaur about women” routine.
Or would he?
You may or may not remember that, back in January during the New Hampshire primary campaign, I wrote about a Romney-Christie rally I attended. This was the photo I took, and Ayotte is featured prominently, in the red sweater: