Romney: McCain Thought About Being Kerry's Running Mate

From CBS News' Scott Conroy:

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. -- At a small airport rally here, Mitt Romney was in the middle of criticizing John McCain's legislative record when someone in the audience shouted, "He's a Democrat!"

"I don't think McCain's a Democrat … but I do recall a story that he was thinking about being John Kerry's running mate—he gave that some thought," Romney said.

"Had someone asked me that question, there would not have been a nanosecond of thought about it. It would've been an immediate laugh. And of course, if someone asked him if he would consider me as a running mate, he would have also laughed immediately."

The Romney campaign has argued that McCain is not a true conservative. It has gleefully highlighted McCain's endorsement by the liberal New York Times editorial board and Bill Clinton's recent comment that the Arizona senator has a very friendly relationship with his wife Hillary.

"So, we are different," Romney said at this morning's rally. "I'm conservative."

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    Scott Conroy is a National Political Reporter for RealClearPolitics and a contributor for CBS News.