The Smart Money is On Tim Pawlenty

There are distinct advantages if Mitt Romney picks Tim Pawlenty to be his running mate. 

The main advantage? Pawlenty is not insane. How many prominent Republicans can you say that of at this juncture? The second advantage is that Pawlenty has executive experience in excess of four years, which is more than Chris Christie and four times as much as Sarah Palin. Third, he is a regular joe as compared to the wealthy members of the Republican establishment, and would help blunt criticism of Romney as being a wealthy, out of touch plutocrat.

Aside from the fact that he is dull as dishwater, there are no downsides to the choice of Pawlenty.