I’ve said this before but know no one else who agrees. Still, I can’t help mentioning a great GOP vice presidential possibility who is on nobody’s radar screen: Governor Luis Fortuño, Governor of Puerto Rico. A charismatic, conservative Republican, he has turned around an economic mess in Puerto Rico and restored the island’s credit rating. As a student, he pushed for statehood for Puerto Rico when it wasn’t even popular there… thanks largely to him, it now is. He’s transforming the island’s educational system so that classes throughout the island are held in English. He is great on every GOP issue. He graduated from Georgetown School of Foreign Service and the University of Virginia Law School. He’s a convincing, knowledgeable and very likable public speaker who’d tie Biden in knots in a VP debate. He and his wife Lucé have triplets, now all students at mainland universities. He was a strong mainland campaigner for Mitt Romney in the GOP primaries.
And yes — he’s eligible to be President. Those born in Puerto Rico are U.S. citizens at birth, exactly the same as on the mainland. 8 U.S.C. 1402.