Yesterday’s big news on the Mitt Romney veepstakes front was John McCain’s hearty endorsement of New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte to be Romney’s vice presidential running mate.
The Boston Herald followed up by quoting Granite State Republicans urging Ayotte to “steer clear” of McCain lest she be “tainted” by McCain’s 2008 Sarah Palin pick. Not to worry, responded New Hampshire-based Republican consultant Paul Young:
“Nothing against John McCain, but what he said or didn’t say won’t have any bearing on whether she is chosen as vice president,” Young said. He said of Palin and Ayotte, “There’s no comparison. They’re two completely different people.”