Rep. McCotter: Romney and Obama could be running mates 

One thing is for sure; U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, R-Mich., won’t be backing fellow Michigander Mitt Romney for president.

“Mr. Romney and Mr. Obama are not rivals, they’re running mates." McCotter said at a Plymouth, Mich. event held Wednesday afternoon, a day before Romney's arrival in the Wolverine state.

McCotter added:

“In the area of cap and trade, the President and Mr. Romney both believe in climate change. In the area of health care, both the President and Mr. [Romney] believe in comparative effectiveness research and government controlling the supply of health care. What you see in the area of the Wall Street Bailout, both Mr. Romney and President Obama believe that the bondholders and shareholders on Wall Street should be held harmless, with no restructuring, no downsizing, no management changes, no equity, and no preparation for future to get capital flowing back again.”

A couple of weeks ago, McCotter said he was "seriously considering" entering the presidential race, and this event has sparked further speculation. Why attack a GOP presidential candidate if you're goal is to get reelected to the House?

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