Even as Gov. Bob McDonnell remains mum about his political future, here's a hint he's exploring his options: Virginia's governor recently spoke with the man who oversaw financial matters for Mitt Romney's presidential campaigns.
A discussion between McDonnell and Spencer Zwick, Romney's finance chair in 2008 and 2012, occurred within the past two weeks, sources told The Virginian-Pilot.
Zwick worked for Romney when he was governor of Massachusetts and alongside last year's Republican presidential nominee when he was called on to help rescue the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.Read the rest HERE.
The popular Gov. McDonnell can not run for a second term in Virginia because of their 1 term limit. He's going to have plenty of time on his hands between now and 2016 with one hell of a good record as Gov of VA in his resume.
As one who predicted in 2009 that the GOP nomination would come down to Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Rudy Giuliani (2 out of 3's not bad), I'm predicting today that Bob McDonnell will run for the nomination in 2016. And, I would not make the mistake of underestimating his chances if he does decide to seek the nomination.
BTW, my prediction is not an endorsement. Way to early for anything like that.