Here is my qualitative take on the veepstakes. My analysis is based on my interpretation of what I see and hear from fellow conservatives. Because it is based on my insights and not on polling and some numerical analysis I have categorized it as qualitative.
This is the sum of my analysis in which I will categorize each prospective candidate based on the reaction I imagine conservatives and Republicans will have if they are announced as the Vice Presidential candidate.
The candidates listed are based on Google’s Veepstake (http://www.google.com/elections/ed/us/veepstakes)
List is alphabetical by last name:
Kelly Ayotte – “Who is he or is it she?”
Chris Christie – “Dammit, well at least he is fearless”
Luis Fortuno – “Who? …. It that allowed?”
Bobby Jindal – “Yeah…OK that will work”
Bob McDonald – “Who? Never heard of him”
Tim Pawlenty – “@#$%, you screwed the pooch on this one Mitt”
Rob Portman – “I heard his name but I don’t know anything about him”
Marco Rubio – “Thank God!”
Paul Ryan – “Yeah…OK that’s not bad it will work, and Obama HATES him which is a side benefit”
John Thune – “Yeah OK whatever”