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Romney is a "Safe" Pick for VP

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Now that presumptive democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama has chosen Senator Joseph Biden to be his running mate, the veep-watch turns to Republican candidate John McCain.

There is renewed speculation about former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney's political future.

This week, officials announced Romney would have a prime speaking spot at the Republican National Convention, on the same night set aside for John McCain's still unannounced vice presidential nominee.

Steve Stark is covering the election for the Boston Phoenix. He says Romney would likely be a "safe" choice for McCain.

"The problem for Romney is, like Biden, the voters had a chance to consider him already this past year and he did not do particularly well." Stark says. "He did better than Biden. If he could help McCain in Michigan, where his father was governor, he's a good pick, but that remains to be seen."

The Democratic National Convention starts on Monday in Denver and on labor day, the Republican Convention kicks off in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

This program aired on August 23, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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