Jeb Bush is putting to rest speculation that he may be chosen as the running mate of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. “I am not going to be the veep nominee,” Bush said in an e-mailed statement Friday. “Lay that to rest.”
Thompson's much-anticipated announcements, expected in June then on Fourth of July, never materialized. Now, Thompson insiders say he has “always had a date in mind.” Apparently, he just refuses to be pressured, according to those close to him.
Republican presidential candidates are pictured during the Iowa GOP/Fox News Debate at the CY Stephens Auditorium in Ames, Iowa, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011. Pictured left to right: former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum; businessman Herman Cain; Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney; Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.; former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty; former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.