History suggests Romney’s VP choice won’t be announced until…August 23

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Geoff Skelley at Larry Sabato’s University of Virginia Center for Politics (via James Hohmann) posts a cool chart this morning that shows the days each major party nominee since 1972 effectively wrapped up the nomination and announced their VP selection vis-à-vis the convention. “Since 1992 — if one discounts the 2004 outlier, when John Kerry selected John Edwards 20 days before the start of the Democratic convention — candidates have chosen their running mates, on average, just four days before their party’s convention.

This means Marco Rubio won’t be announced as Romney’s VP choice until August 23, right?

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