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Speculation surrounds Mitt Romney VP pick

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Even Mitt Romney's shopping cart turns into a clue when trying to solve the political world's biggest mystery.

The Republican presidential candidate stopped by a supermarket near his New Hampshire vacation home Monday to buy cases of water, Wild Cherry Pepsi and Greek yogurt.

Romney told reporters he had some guests. When asked whether the visitors might include potential running mates, Romney just laughed.

The former Massachusetts governor has repeatedly shrugged off questions about his vice presidential selection. But as the clock winds down before this month's Republican National Convention, political observers are grasping at the slightest hint -- even what's in his grocery bags.

People instantly began speculating on Twitter -- half-jokingly -- about the yogurt and soda preferences of those on the short list of potential running mates.

Three members of congress, Sen. Rob Portman, of Ohio, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, are believed to be on Romney's list. There's also three current or former governors on the list: Bobby Jindal, of Louisiana; Bob McDonnell, of Virginia; and Tim Pawlenty, of Minnesota. There are also other possibilities, and some are looking at this week's big Romney bus tour for clues.

Copyright 2012 KPTV (Meredith Corporation.) The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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