'Safe' VP Contender Rob Portman Isn't Boring

In the summer of 2008, Rob Portman was biking with a friend in Clermont County, Ohio. As they approached a hill, Portman did what he always did — he asked his biking buddy a question, and not the yes-or-no kind. "How does the weakness of the dollar affect your business?" Portman asked; the value of the euro versus the dollar had climbed to $1.60. Dan Freshley, a small business owner who sells motors to machine builders, considered the question and his questioner — a former White House budget...Full Story
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