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Romney Jokes Alliteration May Be Key to His VP Pick

FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) -- Mitt Romney joked Tuesday about the possibility that a pick that rolls off the tongue may play into who gets picked as his running mate this fall.

Bringing up Florida Sen. Marco Rubio in answering a question about the cost of Obama’s health care plan, Breitbart News interviewer Larry O’Connor chimed in, "And when you mention Marco Rubio, who is really kind of a Tea Party icon, he was really one of the first major candidates to be born out of the Tea Party movement and I've got to tell you a Romney-Rubio ticket sounds - do you like the alliteration of that headline - 'Romney-Rubio'?"

"I'm sure that's one of the key characteristics in the selection process,” Romney said, laughing. “Just joking.”

"In that case 'Romney-Ryan' sounds pretty good as well,” said O’Connor.

“You’re pretty good at this,” Romney said, chuckling.

Romney revealed Monday for the first time that his longtime advisor, Beth Myers, would be in charge of the vice presidential vetting process, but declined to say when a decision will be made, other than that it would be announced before the Republican National Convention in August.

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