Mitt Romney is expected to wrap up enough delegates to push him into the Republican nomination on Tuesday -- but that has political pros asking a new question: Who will be his running mate?
As other GOP competitors dropped out of the race, Romney became the inevitable winner -- but as John McCain found out in the last election, choosing a vice president can have a huge impact on a campaign.
McCain didn't announce Sarah Palin would be his running mate until Aug. 29, two months before Election Day. It's unclear if Romney will wait that long to make his choice. He may choose to make his pick quicker so that the two can begin talking about their plan as a team.
FOX 9 News spoke with Republican strategist Brian McClung to get his thoughts on the VP selection process, and whether or not Romney's running mate will matter much heading into November.
McClung's old boss, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, is considered the first potential running mate -- and he has already appeared in an ad with Romney. Since he folded his presidential bid, he's been earning high marks for his work on Romney's campaign.
However, Pawlenty said he had taken himself of the list of potential running mates in April. Other Republicans -- including Sen. Marco Rubio, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez -- have also said they are not interested.