Rob Portman's Texas connection
Mr. Portman can deliver a speech in Spanish. He learned the language while living on a ranch near the Rio Grande in Texas during a college break, working alongside illegal immigrants. The experience intrigued him enough that he used it to write his anthropology thesis at Dartmouth.
He recorded radio ads in Spanish during his Senate race and promoted his jobs plan to Hispanic voters. With a light accent and a trill of his R's, he introduced himself by saying, “Soy Rob Portman, candidato para el Senado de los Estados Unidos."
3 months to learn Spanish. Not too shabby.
The Senator from Ohio looks like the choice to me, if I were Romney. But honestly the "who will be the VP pick?" parlor game wouldn't get so much attention if it didn't occur in the slow news months of the summer.
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