Romney: Cabinet won't be ‘filled with academics and politicians'

Mitt Romney still isn't talking about his search for a vice presidential running mate, but he offered some hints in a radio interview Monday about how he would staff his potential White House.

In an interview with conservative radio host Michael Medved, Romney said his potential Cabinet would be made up of people who have had "real jobs." In a shot at President Barack Obama, the Republican nominee said, "My Cabinet will not be filled with academics and politicians alone."

"It would be a very different lineup than the president has assembled. His team is almost entirely void of anyone with any experience in the business sector, in the private sector, that understands how the economy works," Romney told Medved. "I will assuredly have members of my team who have had experience in the real world, in the private sector… It will have a number of people who have been out working real jobs so they understand what it takes to keep real jobs in America and to have real jobs coming back."

But Romney declined to name any specific people he's eying for a potential White House post. He told Medved most of the individuals he's looking to recruit already have jobs and "wouldn't appreciate having their employer think they might be going."

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