Who Will Most Likely Win Romney Veepstakes?

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WASHINGTON -- Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is getting very close to naming a running mate. The decision could come in the next few days or weeks.

All that's known at this point is that Romney wants someone who could serve as president from day one.

"I can assure you that even though I have not chosen the person who will be my vice president, that person will be a conservative," Romney said. "They will believe in conservative principles."

CBN News Chief Political Correspondent David Brody shared his insights on Romney's possible VP pick, on "The 700 Club," July 19. Click play to watch, following this report.

That's led to speculation about Ohio Sen. Rob Portman. Other possibilities include New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Sens. John Thune and Kelly Ayotte.

Evangelical leaders say their wish list includes names like Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, and Govs. Bob McDonnell of Virginia and Bobby Jindal of Mississippi.

"President Obama has been the most liberal, most incompetent president since Jimmy Carter -- now no offense to Jimmy Carter -- was back in the White House," Jindal recently said.

Other evangelical favorites include former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., as possible running mates.

"Well I don't discuss the vice presidential process out of respect for Gov. Romney and the decisions that he's making, but I think evangelical leaders have played an important role in framing America's political debate," Rubio said.

"And I think there's forces out there that want to discourage them from being involved in American politics, almost guilt them into saying we shouldn't mix religion with politics -- or spirituality with politics," he added.

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David Brody

David Brody

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David Brody is an Emmy Award-winning veteran news journalist who has interviewed many prominent national figures during his career of nearly 25 years. Currently, David covers the White House and interviews national newsmakers across the country.  Follow David on Twitter @TheBrodyFile and "like" him at Facebook.com/TheBrodyFile.