Morning Roundup for April 18th, 2012…Red Racing Horses…..

by: BostonPatriot

Romney: The two Republican leaders in Congress, John Boehner and Mitch McConnell, endorsed Romney. Both men stayed unsurprisingly neutral while the primary outcome was still in doubt. Expect the endorsement floodgates to open one final time.

Obama: In equally unsurprising news, Obama will roll out the endorsements of the big environmental groups this afternoon. When you think about this, these are clearly very important backers for Obama campaign, as he has passed on some popular programs (like Keystone) to keep the green left happy.

Veepstakes: Consider the door very much open to a VP bid by the Big Fella. Chris Christie said he’s “not looking” to be on the ticket, but “would listen if Romney called” him about an opportunity. This contrasts with Marco Rubio, who has repeatedly shot down any VP talk.

2016: One thing I do like about PPP is that they run a lot of fun hypotheticals, and now they’ve taken a very early look at 2016. For Democrats, Hillary Clinton has overwhelming support if she runs (wait, have I heard that one before?), and Joe Biden leads Andrew Cuomo and assorted others if she doesn’t. The GOP field (presuming Romney loses, or isn’t running) is closer, with Christie narrowly ahead of Mike Huckabee and Jeb Bush…..