Informal Romney Adviser: ‘Palin Poisoned The Well’ For Female Republican VP Selection

As speculation about Mitt Romney‘s vice-presidential selection begins to heat up, MSNBC reported Tuesday that some Romney advisers think it’s unlikely the former Massachusetts Governor will select a woman for his VP candidate. “I think unfortunately, [Sarah] Palin poisoned the well on that,” an informal Romney adviser said, adding that Romney probably worries that “any woman chosen will be subjected to higher level of scrutiny.”

Former Republican Vice Presidential nominee Palin is often assigned partial blame for the failure of Sen. John McCain‘s 2008 presidential campaign. According to MSNBC, Romney insiders worry that any woman selected for this election’s VP slot would draw unsavory comparisons to Palin.

Despite this rumored sentiment, New Hampshire’s freshman Senator Kelly Ayotte has been thrown around as a potential female VP selection.


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