With hometown boy
Romney's campaign yanked his $2.9 million ad buy that would have saturated the airwaves in the two weeks leading up to the April 24 primary. And Thursday night he's sending in a surrogate to speak at a Republican dinner in Westmoreland County.
But this isn't just any spokesman. It's Ohio Republican
Portman, a freshman senator who, like Pennsylvania's Pat Toomey, was tapped as a first year to serve on the high-profile, yet ultimately ineffective, so-called "supercommittee." He served inGeorge W. Bush's administration as a trade representative and later as head of the Office of Management and Budget.
Major Garrett at The Atlantic predicted last week that it would be Portman as Romney's running mate, detailing in a column (which can be read here) why Portman is the safe and logical choice, in other words the exact opposite of a