Frontrunner: Seen here with Mitt Romney today, New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte (right) had the most edits on her Wikipedia page out of all of the potential VP candidates. (Daily Mail)
According to strategists, the Wikipedia page of the actual vice presidential nominee will undergo several changes leading up to the announcement by the campaign. If the theory holds, Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) would be Mitt’s pick for running mate by the looks of his Wikipedia page.
As of 1:45 p.m. ET Tuesday, Capital Hill downloaded the Wikipedia pages of the top contenders to be Mitt Romney’s running mate on the theory, supported by the 2008 election, that the Wikipedia page of the actual vice presidential nominee will undergo serious editing in the days just before the announcement is made.
We’ll get into the full list down below, but as of 3:15 p.m. ET today, the only page with substantial changes is that of Ohio Sen. Rob Portman. Yesterday, when his page was copied into a Word file, it had 15 pages, 3,787 words, and 21,499 characters. As of this writing, it has 13 pages, 3,210 words, and 18,022 characters.
Portman is not alone…
New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte has the highest number (153) of edits out of all of Romney’s possibilities; coincides with joint appearance today.