Cathy McMorris Rogers For Vice President?
Republicans say Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.) has a bright future in the House. An able messenger who brings diversity to the party’s public face, she has a good shot at becoming Conference chairwoman in the next Congress.
“She’s able to give a view that others have not been able to,” House Rules Chairman David Dreier (R-Calif.) said.
But behind the scenes, her supporters are pushing for something bigger: the vice presidency. And for them, last week’s controversy over a Democratic operative’s swipe at Ann Romney, the wife of GOP presumptive nominee Mitt Romney, allowed McMorris Rodgers to step into the spotlight as a Romney surrogate, providing her national exposure.
Quickly after Hilary Rosen, a managing director at SKDKnickerbocker, said on CNN last Wednesday that Ann Romney had “never worked a day in her life,” McMorris Rodgers slammed the comment, tweeting “Wrong. Being a mom is a full-time job.”