CNN chief political analyst Gloria Borger sat down with
Romney senior campaign adviser Beth Myers to talk about the
vice presidential selection process. A highlight and a video
link from the interview are below the jump. The full
transcript is posted at http://archives.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1208/11/se.01.html.
Note: The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer will air a live
special at 6 p.m. ET today around Republican presidential
candidate Mitt Romney's vice presidential selection.
Please Credit - CNN chief political analyst Gloria Borger
Highlight from Borger's Interview with Beth Myers
THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL
FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.
First of all, he wants all the information. And we went - we
went about a very thorough process in making we have a lot of
information about a broad group. He also doesn't like to
rule anything out until he has to. So, you know, the first
swath was broad. We got a good cut of information about a lot
He then narrowed it down and we got even more information. We
got personal information from each of the potential
candidates. And at that point, again, we had some attorneys
look through and go through everybody's record to make
sure that there was - you know, I didn't want to miss
anything about them.
And then Mitt took these candidate dossiers and he thought
about them. He read all of them, word for word. I had talked
with each of the candidates personally. He had obviously been
campaigning with a lot of the folks that he was considering.
And - and he read the dossiers. We narrowed it down once
again. And did an even a more deep dive on them and then gave
them the final product, and he's thinking about it