House Speaker John Boehner is "partial" to Ohio Sen. Rob Portman and thinks he'd be a "great asset." Jeb Bush and Rudy Giuliani think Florida Sen. Marco Rubio would be the most exciting. And Gov. Scott Walker thinks "there's nobody better" than Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan.
As the hour draws near for Mitt Romney to pick his running mate, a slew of prominent Republicans are making their own feelings known — laying down markers of their own in very public ways that let them either claim ownership, or express disappointment, down the road.