At least that’s what one politico in Ellijay is trying to promote according to Dave Williams over at the Atlanta Business Chronicle:
Early Mitt Romney backer Joe McCutchen, a political newsletter writer from Ellijay, has been hitting the cable and radio talk show circuits in recent days to promote the advantages of a Romney-Graves ticket.
“We are actually promoting eight years of Romney and eight years of Graves,” McCutchen said of the Graves camp, which also includes Dalton Mayor David Pennington. “I think Graves will be incredibly helpful to electing Mitt Romney.”
Graves, R-Ranger, does bring some positives to the table that could help the former Massachusetts governor.
Graves is a Tea Party favorite, having scored a 100 rating from the conservative Club for Growth last year, one of only nine members of the U.S. House of Representatives with a perfect mark.
I like Tom and believe he’s doing a great job for our district, but I’ve never been an advocate of elevating someone fresh in a new position to yet another new position (and I don’t believe the VP slot would be very effective position…see the quote attributed to Vice President John Nance Garner about the office). I’ve said and believe the same thing about Senator Marco Rubio from Florida. Personally, I’d like to keep both Representative Graves and Senator Rubio in the House and Senate, respectively, and continue to write and pass conservative legislation and move up through the ranks of leadership where they can affect policy more directly. We need strong conservatives in both chambers in Congress, and I believe both men have a lot of potential in their respective chambers. Not to mention, I really wouldn’t want to go through a number of elections to replace Tom like we did back in 2010…
However, I have no doubt that the Congressman would be flattered to receive a call from Governor Romney about the matter. Let your speculation fly around in the comments.