The outgoing U.S. and NATO led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) commander in Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus salutes during a changing of command ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan on Monday, July 18, 2011. Gen. John Allen took over command of American and coalition forces in Afghanistan on Monday from Gen. David Petraeus, assuming responsibility as Afghanistan's international allies draw up exit plans from the nearly 10-year conflict.
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Mitt Romney appears on the verge of selecting his running mate from a shortlist that is believed to include Rob Portman, Tim Pawlenty, Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio and Bobby Jindal. There have also been other names mentioned as potential running mates - including Gen. David Petraeus and Michael Bloomberg - despite the fact that they almost certainly will not be tapped to run alongside Romney. The following is our list of people who won't be vice president despite the speculation: