Article Photos: Obama camp picks at possible Romney VP choices 1/2

  In this June 16, 2012, photo, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, left, stands with Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney during a campaign stop at campaign stop at Cornwall Iron Furnace in Cornwall, Penn. President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies aren't waiting for Romney to reveal his vice presidential choice. They're already trying to scuff up those considered by political insiders to be most likely to join the GOP ticket. The president’s campaign started swinging at the potential Republican running mates, including Pawlenty, this week while urging home-state Democrats to chime in about the shortcomings (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)