Jonathan Karl of ABC News is pushing a scoop on Twitter this morning that’s not likely to sit well with many grassroots conservatives.

The always reliable “GOP sources” say Team Romney hasn’t asked Sen. Marco Rubio to go through the vice presidential vetting process.

[K]nowledgeable Republican sources tell me that Rubio is not being vetted by Mitt Romney’s vice presidential search team.  He has not been asked to complete any questionnaires or been asked to turn over any financial documents typically required of potential vice presidential candidates.

Although it is possible that Rubio may yet be asked to go through the vetting process, it has been nearly two months since Romney named his long-time aide Beth Myers to run his vice presidential search. The fact that Rubio has not been asked to turn over any documents by now is a strong indication that he is not on Romney’s short list of potential running mates.

Conservatives are just starting to react to the news on Twitter.

We’ll take this one with a grain of salt.


Thank goodness for grains of salt. This afternoon Romney told reporters that Rubio is being ‘thoroughly vetted’ for the VP role.