GOP Insider: Mitt Romney Will Be Forced to Pick Ron Paul as VP
Prison Planet— GOP strategist Jack Burkman told Fox Business host Judge Andrew Napolitano that a brokered convention will force Mitt Romney to pick Ron Paul as his VP, earning Paul a place on the Republican ticket.
Stating that Ron Paul could still win the Republican nomination without finishing first in any of the primary caucuses, Burkman added, “I’ll make a bold prediction right here and now following what we’ve been saying for a year – Ron Paul is going to be on the Republican ticket.”
Burkman said that the presence of four candidates for the whole race would ensure a brokered convention.
“The likely leader will be Romney, but he won’t have enough delegates to win,” he added, forecasting that Romney would pick Paul as his VP because “Gingrich and Santorum have extremely high negatives, nobody in their right mind would want them on the ticket.”
“I am now affirmatively predicting that Ron Paul will be on the ticket, I’ll lay odds,” emphasized Burkman.
Paul is outperforming both Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum in national polls, which show him in second behind Romney. Other national polls have routinely shown that Paul has a better chance of beating Obama than anyone else besides Romney, with whom he ties in a hypothetical head to head run off against the President.
The Paul campaign’s strategy of focusing on picking up Republican delegates rather than winning straw polls has resulted in Paul outperforming Gingrich and Santorum in terms of delegates in states like Colorado despite him finishing third or fourth in the straw polls.
If Burkman’s previous predictions are anything to go by, he certainly knows his stuff.
Back in October he accurately called the demise of the campaigns of both Rick Perry and Herman Cain. At the time, Cain was the clear frontrunner.
Burkman also forecast that Mitt Romney would struggle with southern voters when it comes to Super Tuesday.