Mitt Romney will have a lot of criteria to consider in picking a running mate to energize his presidential campaign, and you can bet that environment- and energy-driven economic and regulatory policies will be influential considerations. Right now it’s anyone’s guess as to which candidates top his list, much less, whom he will pick. Recognizing that I’m probably missing some other good possibilities, I’ll mention eight whom appear to be on the media radar, and will characterize my take on where they stand on key issues.
In fact, I’ll go ever farther, and risk comparatively ranking them on environment and energy policy metrics alone. Hey, this is an opinion column isn’t it? So that makes me entitled to stick my neck way out.