I'm glad I chose not to run the story that Rubio wasn't being vetted. It turned out to be incorrect. I do think he'd make a good VP.
“Although it is possible that Rubio may yet be asked to go through the vetting process, it has been nearly two months since Romney named his long-time aide Beth Myers to run his vice presidential search. The fact that Rubio has not been asked to turn over any documents by now is a strong indication that he is not on Romney’s short list of potential running mates,” Karl continues.
UPDATE: Later Tuesday, Romney denied the report and said Rubio is under consideration.
“The story was entirely false, Marco Rubio is being thoroughly vetted as part of our process,” Romney told reporters.
“There are only two people in this country who know who are being vetted and who are not. That’s Beth Myers and myself, and I know Beth well, she doesn’t talk to anybody,” Romney added.
The details will likely come out later as to whether Romney will, indeed, choose Rubio despite this attention-drawing report. Some political observers speculate the supposed lack of vetting is a ploy to draw off the mainstream media. Others say Rubio, for family reasons or other political considerations, may have made the decision to not allow himself to be seriously considered — rather than Romney eliminating him from consideration.