Carl Cameron from Fox News is reporting that Mitt Romney will name his Vice Presidential nominee at 9:15am eastern time in Norfolk on Saturday morning (8/11). Romney will begin a swing state barn storming tour on Saturday and clearly the kickoff will include the new ticket as a complete package beginning in Virginia and moving into the Midwest.

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Carl Cameron is Reporting Tonight That Mitt Romney Will Announce His Running Mate at 9AM ET Saturday in Norfolk, Va.

Cameron speculates that many signs point to Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. National Review is semi-corroborating that with a story about a charter flight from Boston to Janesville, Wisconsin, the hometown of Congressman Ryan. Again, that is purely speculative, there is no concrete information about who the choice will be.

More from the Weekly Standard:

Boston, MA – On Saturday, Mitt Romney will begin his “The Romney Plan For A Stronger Middle Class” bus tour by announcing his choice for Vice Presidential candidate in Norfolk, Virginia. The following events are open to the press. Please note that the tour of the USS Wisconsin and Homemades by Suzanne drop by are pool coverage.

More from the Associated Press:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney’s campaign says the presumed Republican presidential nominee will announce his running mate Saturday morning in Norfolk, Va.

In a statement issued Friday night, the Romney campaign said the running mate would be revealed at 9 a.m. EDT at the Nauticus Museum. Romney is kicking off a four-day bus tour through swing states.


Time updated to 9:15am from a Romney campaign email.


Numerous sources including NBC News and the Associated Press are reporting Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan will be announced as Romney’s vice presidential nominee Saturday morning.

Updates coming as they’re available…


  1. Nate: I can understand Romney’s publicity agent (fox) wanting to make 80 announcements that news is coming–news is coming–news is coming–in order to turn an obligatory act into something we are expected to anticipate (“Omigod, I can NOT wait until 9am!!!”).

    Does it really make sense to open an “urgent” discussion thread that will be obsolete by the time most of us wake up and read the topic?

    You should have just posted this “big news” in the last thread–THE LAMEST WEEK OF THE 2012 CAMPAIGN–it would have fit better there.

  2. How can he pick a VP when he’s not yet the nominee? WE DON”T WANT HIM! Our only hope is a brokered convention and hope we nominate someone who truly wants to save America. Ron Paul is still in the mix. Romney and his cohorts have sabotaged Ron Paul’s supporters every step of the way. Do you think any of us will vote for this RINO? If we get four more years of Obama, it will be the GOP’s fault for giving us yet again another John McCain. WE ARE SICK OF IT!

    • Luci D’Mari —

      Ron Paul to win in Tampa!

      Divisions appearing amongst GOP ranks against Romney (over Andrea Saul comments)


      “Keep FIGHTING for a brokered convention! Romney is HELPING us with all his screw ups and gaffes. Keep the PRESSURE and heat turned up HIGH on Romney. The more pressure and heat that can be applied the more gaffe’s that Romney and his team will make.

      Romney is continuing to slide in the polls and questions amongst die-hard GOP are starting to be asked about Romney’s nomination in Tampa”.

      • One has to wonder if Romney really feels he has a chance on his own or is he just hoping the Obama shoots himself in the foot big time?

    • Jane

      As a registered Republican, I’m writing in Ron Paul. I’m sick of hearing that Romney is who I should vote for when he’s so much like Obama.

    • Janie

      Maybe the American people should get on some issues – like – that the Democrats and Republicans are absolutely the SAME and that they could “Give-a-Damn” about the American people. The only thing that they care about is enriching themselves and passing legislation that enriches their Campaign “Bribers” (I mean Donors). We, the American people are good for ONLY ONE THING – VOTES! But as soon as they get elected, they break promises and govern against the Will of the People and in favor of their Campaign Bribers. The Democrats and Republicans both have increased our National Debt to unsustainable levels. They’re both “In-the-Pockets” of the Wall Street Bankers, the Special Interests and the Money Manipulators.

      Absolutely NOTHING will change until we, the American people, get on the REAL issues – not the issues “made-up” by the Media.

      Maybe you’ll understand it this way…

    • Are we talking about the RR logo which indicates the unbreakable bond between the founders? Or something more cynical?

  3. I have a slogan to go with the Rolls Royce logo for Romney-Ryan:

    “And the rest of us get Grey Pooped-on”

    • Goethe

      Christians would have to be a real “gullible” bunch to vote for Mormon Romney because of Paul Ryan.

      Whoops! I almost forgot. They voted for Candidates who use our military to commit Mass Murder against countries in the Middle East which did nothing to us – in the Name-of-Democracy and National Security. The Neo-Conservative has successfully “hijacked” Christianity and made null and void God’s Commandment “Thou Shalt Not Kill”. You’ve got to wonder how much blood is on the hands of people who vote for Republicans and Democrats. Both Parties just LOVE usurping the Constitution and going to War.

      • Religion is not going to play any part in this election. It sure didn’t hurt Obama and look at how many Jews have been elected to public office.

    • Only reason these shysters appear religious is because it brings in votes. Fox ran a segment on atheists in politics and it’s heavy, heavy baggage in spite of the fact that some of the smartest people that ever lived were atheists.

  4. Picked his VP, picked his logo (borrowed from Rolls Royce). Did you notice last wek he picked hisq WAR? Yep, IRAN!!

    • Think we got two wars about to be waged here. Don’t forget the war on welfare to help pay for the war on Iran.

  5. Picked his VP, picked his logo (borrowed from Rolls Royce). But did you notice last week he picked his WAR? Yep, IRAN!! Hope he plans some R and R for the troops when it,s over.q

  6. RJ Burke: Did you get an email of the Rolls Royce logo? I sent one out just before the official announcement. I am wondering if MY email got to you.

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