Mike Allen reports that Mitt Romney tops the VP list, but I just don’t see McCain pulling the trigger on this. Romney never sealed the deal with conservatives, did poorly in the South, and left the race with a net negative rating of 12 points (by contrast, the “polarizing” Hillary Clinton‘s rating is positive 10 points). If Romney’s flip flopping didn’t fly with Republicans who he was catering to in the primaries, how would it be okay with the public at large? Think of all the ads Democrats could run purely on clips of Romney attacking McCain, especially for not understanding the economy. And talk about a sure way to undermine the “Straight Talk” theme. Romney brings all of this baggage, and by all indications McCain dislikes him personally. I don’t see how this could happen.