U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican, told reporters in Kentucky after a speech Wednesday that he would be honored to serve as Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s vice presidential running mate, WFPL News reports.
The son of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul gave a speech in Louisville, Kentucky Wednesday, and afterwards reporters asked him if he would accept an offer from Mr. Romney to be his running mate if the situation presented itself.
“I don’t know if I can answer that question, but I can say it would be an honor to be considered,” said Mr. Paul.
The Kentucky senator’s father is currently trailing Mr. Romney by a wide margin nationally in the Republican primary race, and still has not been able to amass a primary election or caucus victory of his own.
In early January while campaigning with his father in Iowa, Mr. Paul stated that he would not close the door on becoming a vice presidential running mate in 2012.
Furthermore, Mr. Paul’s father, has not been as critical of Mr. Romney as he has of his other rival candidates throughout the race. Although the majority of their domestic and foreign policy views are not closely aligned.
The odds of Mr. Romney choosing him as a running mate are low though, considering that he has been endorsed by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, who are both considered to be likely VP picks if Mr. Romney wins the Republican nomination.
The pairing of Mr. Romney and either of the Pauls would be interesting. Mr. Romney has not commented on the possibility of selecting the Kentucky senator as a running mate.