Portman says Romney "willing to risk being a one-term president"

Senator Rob Portman, R-Ohio, made news Tuesday when he told a panel of journalists something he hasn’t even told his wife. The Ohio Republican, who many consider to be on Mitt Romney’s short list of Vice Presidential candidates, said the kind of leadership he anticipated from Romney, if elected president, might cost him a second term.

“This is something I have never said publicly, I’ve told my wife this, but I think he’d be willing to risk being a one-term president in order to make the tough decisions that are going to be required,” Portman told the Reuters Washington Summit.

Portman was quick to point out he believed the American people would “reward” Romney with a second term for bold leadership on financial issues and job growth.