Peter Hamby

Why Romney's VP Choice May Be Out of His Hands
April 05, 2012

The end is near for Rick Santorum. That doesn’t mean, though, that it’s time for Mitt Romney to start celebrating. Yes, Romney won Wisconsin Tuesday night, and has a near-lock on the eventual nomination. But claims that he is beginning to seal the deal with party conservatives are premature. A look at Wisconsin exit polls shows that he is still struggling among right-wing voters. That has clear implications for the type of general election campaign Romney can run—and the kind of vice-presidential candidate he’ll eventually have to pick. What did we learn from the Wisconsin primary?

Palin 2.0?
November 04, 2008

CNN's Peter Hamby listens as the Alaska governor ponders her future in the event her ticket loses: “You know, if there is a role in national politics it won’t be so much partisan,” she said. “My efforts have always been here in the state of Alaska to get everybody to unite and work together and progress this state.” “It would certainly be a uniter type of role,” she added. I'm tempted to write that stranger things have happened, but I'm not sure they have. (via Jonathan Martin) --Christopher Orr