Romney Says He’d Take VP Slot if Offered by McCain – Video Added

This is coming from an interview with Sean Hannity which is supposed to air tonight at 9pm eastern on Hannity & Colmes. I’ll have the full video once it airs to add to the story.

Here’s the report on it from The Politico:

Mitt Romney said in his first interview since departing the GOP race that he would accept the number two position on the ticket and that there is no lingering bitterness between him and John McCain.

“I think any Republican leader in this country would be honored to be asked to serve as the vice presidential nominee, myself included,” Romney told FOX’s Sean Hannity in a broadcast set to air tonight. “Of course this is a nation which needs strong leadership. And if the nominee of our party asked you to serve with him, anybody would be honored to receive that call … and to accept it, of course.”

According to two separate reports, Romney is being talked up as a running mate by members of the Bush inner circle. But McCain and his closest advisers have little regard for their former rival thanks to the bitter, year-long race waged between the two Republicans.

Romney says, however, that he thinks the wounds have healed.

And what about the bad blood betwixt him and McCain? Romney says the “wounds have healed”:

“There are really no hard feelings, I don’t think, on either side of this,” he said in the interview. “There were no pacts and so forth that make people feel like that we will never come together. Instead these campaigns are all coming together. We are supporting our nominee enthusiastically, aggressively.”

It’s been rumored and hinted at by several top Republican strategists including Karl Rove on Fox News. The apparent “M&M” ticket he’s called it.

Video of the full interview to come later when it airs.

Update

Here’s the full video of Romney’s interview in three parts:

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Clearly Romney appears to be setting himself up in the position to be an acceptable choice for VP. He refused to harshly criticize McCain other than to point out that they “disagree” on some issues. Plus, if he’s not VP, he’s clearly planning on running again in 4 or 8 years.

  • Babs

    Yes, Nate, please post the full video soon – I’d like to see Mitt calling Obama and Clinton chihuahuas again. *LOL*

  • nzpudding

    If Mitt is chosen to be McCain’s running mate, I hope he gets a new pair of magic underpants, because his last pair didn’t work.

  • Amy

    The media, GOP elite, and the political pundits need to listen and listen well: If Romney is on the ticket, McCain will lose the General election. McCain will be unable to draw in the millions of Huckabee supporters and values voters. Romney has proven himself to be untrustworthy, dishonest and will say anything to get the peoples votes. Go to http://www.evercor.com/trueromney/ See the true Romney. Be sure to watch the video about Romney and his stance on abortion. He changes his view depending on the crowd he’s talking to. He doesn’t care about precious life, only your vote. Oh, and be sure to look at his approval rating in Mass. on the economy, etc. He couldn’t even take care of one state. The only reason Romney made it as far as he did is because the pretend conservatives in the media and the GOP elite tried to push Romney on everyone as if he were some honest, brilliant candidate. He couldn’t even win the South, and he only won a few states. Romney on the VP ticket will be political suicide and we will for sure have a democrat in the oval office.