By selecting Joe Biden, Barack Obama has placed a lock on Delaware's 3 electoral votes. Of course, those 3 electoral votes were in his column already for all the good they will do him.
John McCain shouldn't make the same mistake.
He has absolutely nothing to gain by selecting Mitt Romney as his running mate.
Romney is not going to help him carry Massachussetts, his home state. God Himself couldn't help McCain to carry Massachussetts.
Romney's not going to help him carry Michigan, his father's home state, either. If Mitt thought that he had a chance of making a political career for himself in Michigan, he would have.
As for Utah, enclave of Romney's coreligionists, it's going to go for McCain, Romney or no Romney. On the other hand, selecting Romney would antagonize the Christian right which does not consider Mormonism to be a mainstream Christian religion.
The only thing McCain gets by picking Romney is a spate of tv commercials with mutually deprecating comments from their primary debates which will neutralize Biden's own putdowns of Obama.
RCAB has not concealed its profound distaste for Romney and shall be greatly disappointed if McCain picks Mr. "Patria o Muerte" as his running mate. If he does, however, we will have nothing more to say on the subject because a McCain-Romney ticket is immeasurably preferable to an Obama-Biden one.
So here, before the die is cast and hoping that it won't be, Mitt Romney's unique American story:
Mitt Romney: Gone Like His Father and Hopefully Never to Return
Mitt Romney's Ten Biggest Gaffes
Guess Which Presidential Candidate Was a Mexican Anchor Baby?
The Continuing Saga of Mitt Romney, Mexican Anchor Baby
Mitt Romney: The Buck Stops With the Landscaper
The Republican National Committee has launched a "Biden Gaffe Clock" on its website to keep track of his slip-ups on the campaign trail. The first gaffe ocurred on Saturday, August 23 at 3:31 PM EST when Biden referred to his running mate as "Barack America." Mitt Romney is also subject to foot-and-mouth disease (see link above to his "Ten Biggest Gaffes") and were he tapped to be McCain's running mate the Democratic National Committee would surely return the favor.