Ken Feltman wasn’t surprised Saturday morning about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s selection of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate.
Feltman, chair of the Falls Church City Republican Committee, said he found a website that lets you track the private planes belonging to candidates and saw Romney’s plane land in Wisconsin Friday night. Paul is engaging and people gravitate to him, Feltman said.
“I said to my wife, ‘Maybe Romney is looking at the polls and he thought this would shore up the Republican base’,” Feltman said. “Paul meets people very well. People like him when they meet him and older people think he’s a nice young man.”
Romney announced the Wisconsin congressman as his running mate Saturday at a rally in Norfolk, . Some political analysts said McDonnell was on a short list of possible candidates. Romney is expected to receive a presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention is just over two weeks.
The immediate responses from Falls Church Republicans have been overwhelmingly supportive of Paul’s nomination for vice president, Feltman said. Only two area Republicans didn’t like the idea of Paul as Romney’s running mate. Feltman, who’s started his first term as chair of the Falls Church Republican committee, said Paul might help bring pro-life Roman Catholic Republicans to the polls.
“I think in general, vice president picks don’t help you as much as they can hurt you,” Feltman said. “That was my opinion before Sarah Palin.”
on a campaign stop as part of a Blue State bus tour.
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