Boring Midwestern White Guys on Standby

CEDAR FALLS, IOWA - APRIL 2: Former Minnesota Govener Tim Pawlenty speaks to members of the Tea Party at a banquet hall on April 2, 2011 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Pawlenty, a likely Republican candidate for President in 2012 was finishing a six day campaigning trip through Iowa. (Photo by David Greedy/Getty Images) Photo: David Greedy/2011 Getty Images

According to ABC News's Jon Karl, at least two potential Romney running mates "have been told to stand ready for an announcement any day now that Romney has returned from his foreign trip." In other words, Tim Pawlenty and Rob Portman, the two frontrunners for the selection, should have their phones close by as they read Parade magazine/assemble puzzles/stare blankly at the wall while wearing a crisp pair of pleated slacks.