“I have nothing for you on the vice presidential question,” Romney said. “I give you nothing on that. But I can assure that by the third day of the Republican convention we will nominate a Republican VP.”
From the quote above, it sounds like Romney’s strategy is to let the party pick his VP. This strategy comes from being a strong executive.
In the corporate world, under a strong hierarchy, it is the Chief Executive who provides the normalizing force to the friction between those directly below him, and it is the people within the friction that ultimately picks the VP, not the Chief Executive. Romney is looking for a corporate VP and not a Constitutional one.
A Constitutional VP is put in place to replace the Chief Executive–a corporate VP holds a position below the Chief Executive.
As Bush before him, Romney will be a MBA president. He will be a corporate president that will execute the business model put before him by those who who are most oriented to the business model–those within the friction.
Of course those people will be: