Now, Nikki Haley, the governor of South Carolina, is talked about more realistically, but she has jaw-dropping views on what is realistic. Here is her assessment of what matters to American women:
"Women don't care about contraception; they care about jobs and the economy and raising their families and all those other things …"
After that statement, Haley should be laughed off the list because: a) she actually said, "Women don't care about contraception"; and b) aside from "see A", if you are separating the economy from access to birth control, you should be sent to political Siberia. And all the other Siberias.
But you can't have a list of GOP vice-presidential candidates without having one from the business world. So why not former eBay CEO Meg Whitman?
Put aside the small detail that even dumping $140m of her own money into a bid for California governor failed, because voters saw her career and political ideas as dovetailed – both being based on stuff Americans don't want anymore. No one will remember that small political setback.
The alluring thing about Whitman is the devotion both she and Mitt have had to creating jobs in other countries. In fact, if Ann and Mitt did choose outsourcer-ess Meg Whitman, they could potentially send so many jobs overseas that Mitt and Meg could wind up being the only two people left in America with actual jobs.
So, Ann and Mitt do have a few GOP women to choose from. And the good news is, none of them would require spending thousands of dollars on political coaching to explain to them why there isn't a West Korea.
The bad news is, well, they are Republicans, pushing Republican ideals.