A day after an ABC News report stated that Mitt Romney’s team has not vetted Florida senator Marco Rubio for Vice President, the presumptive nominee for the Republican Party stated the opposite.

When speaking to reporters at a Michigan campaign stop, Romney said:

Marco Rubio is being thoroughly vetted as part of our process

Not exactly a profound mention but it’s not too surprising that Romney came out to say it.  It’s best to never dismiss anybody to be your running mate so I’d expect a half-hearted vetting of Rubio to satisfy everyone.

That said if you are a betting individual, I’d probably stay away from Rubio.  It’s not an impossibility but it looks like Mitt might play it safe, which should shock absolutely no one.