“He’d be an outstanding pick. It’s up to Gov. Romney but if I had to recommend a single person it would be Jeb,” Graham told The Hill via Newsmax.
Chatter is picking up on Capitol Hill that Bush could be a dark horse, according to The Hill, even though the current favorites seem to be Florida’s Marco Rubio and Ohio’s Rob Portman.
Senior political strategists think Bush could deliver Florida for Romney and help him among Hispanic and Catholic voters.
The Hill pointed out that Bush fanned speculation last month when he told Newsmax that “I’d consider it, but I doubt I’ll get a call and I don’t know if it’s the right thing for me to do.”
Bush has since tried to bury the notion that he might join the ticket.
“While the support is flattering, his decision has not changed. Gov. Bush will not be a candidate for VP,” said Jaryn Emhof, his spokeswoman.