The big question here is: if this is true, does it help or hurt sales of Rubio's book: An American Son.
ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl reports:
". . .knowledgeable Republican sources tell me that Rubio is not being vetted by Mitt Romney’s vice presidential search team. He has not been asked to complete any questionnaires or been asked to turn over any financial documents typically required of potential vice presidential candidates.
Although it is possible that Rubio may yet be asked to go through the vetting process, it has been nearly two months since Romney named his long-time aide Beth Myers to run his vice presidential search. The fact that Rubio has not been asked to turn over any documents by now is a strong indication that he is not on Romney’s short list of potential running mates."
As Karl notes, it is still possible that Rubio could be get the nod. But Crowley Political Report suspects that Rubio may have worked a bit too hard to be picked. Rubio was starting to get more media attention than Romney. The last thing a campaign wants is for the guy in the supporting role to overshadow the star (ask John McCain).
It will be interesting to see how Rubio supporters react to the news. Will they howl enough for the Romney camp to reconsider?