Andrew Romano over at The Daily Beast presents a convincing case for the position of GOP veep to go to New Mexico governor Susana Martinez . I have to admit that , though I am not terribly familiar with her , there is much wisdom in the proposition. Read the whole thing and decide for yourselves .

An excerpt :

“Consider Romney’s vulnerabilities. He trails Barack Obama by as many as 56 percentage points among Latinos. Women prefer the president by roughly 20 points. Conservatives still distrust him, and populists in both parties suspect that he’s a vulture capitalist who likes to fire people. New Mexico’s Martinez, the first Latina governor in U.S. history, would solve each of these problems, or help as much as any running mate conceivably could. Within minutes of meeting me in Santa Fe one morning last month, she is speaking fluent Spanish, reminiscing about the .357 magnum she acquired at age 18, and describing her family’s mom-and-pop security business back in El Paso. A scout from Boston would have been very pleased.”

HT/ Hot Air

Update : Martinez has said that she would not take the nomination if offered .