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.
â€œI 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 â€¦ and to accept it, of course.â€
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”:
â€œThere 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.
Here’s the full video of Romney’s interview in three parts:
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.