Let’s hear it from the man himself:
“I just got elected two years ago. I think that’s where I’m going to end up staying,” Portman said when asked his thoughts about possibly leaving the Senate and becoming vice president.
“I think it’s a very important position right now,” Portman continued. The senator reasoned there are pressing issues facing the nation – including the debt, the deficit, developing energy resources and health care issues.
Portman then added: “And right now Congress is paralyzed. And we’re really in kind of a partisan gridlock. We need leadership, and that’s where I intend to stay. I think I can really help in there.”
“That’s where I think I’ll end up being.”
Of course, that’s more or less what they all say, until they get the call.