Rob Portman is said to be on the short list for a Romney VP pick. He may have dropped in the rankings though after he let this little nugget slip during a media availability. This is your future under a President Romney:
(Reuters) – Republican Mitt Romney would tackle tough debt and deficit problems if elected on November 6 in ways that could leave him at risk of being a one-term president, a potential vice presidential running mate, Senator Rob Portman, said on Tuesday.
“This is something I have never said publicly, I’ve told my wife this, but I think he’d be willing to risk being a one-term president in order to make the tough decisions that are going to be required,” Portman told the Reuters Washington Summit.
Make no mistake. By that he means Romney would slash Social Security and Medicare benefits along with a host of other social programs that assist middle class Americans in the name of fiscal necessity. However, the real reason to do this will be to pay for further slashing tax contributions from the super wealthy, like himself, and hand out more corporate welfare to his Big Business cronies.