I’ve always thought the reason the “adult” R’s like Daniels, Jeb & Rubio won’t be Mitt’s veep pick is because they’re trying to avoid likely entry into this club. Via Taegan.
Walter Shapiro says the “modern history of what happens to losing vice presidential nominees is enough to make any politician recoil in horror.”
“Since 1972, there are eight people in this camp. (There have been ten elections, but two of the losing running mates — Walter Mondale and Dan Quayle — were sitting vice presidents who were voted out of office.) Exactly one of them, Lloyd Bentsen, who ran with Michael Dukakis in 1988, had his reputation burnished by the experience. Nearly all the others would have been much better off had they turned down the invitation.”