Romney is out, but plenty more to talk about: Julie Mason’s top political stories

Mitt Romney said Friday he’s probably not going to run for president, after all. That leaves about 20 other potential candidates to cull through, but we’ve got nothing but time these days.

In this week’s Press Pool with Julie Mason on SiriusXM’s POTUS channel 124, we talked about the still very exciting Republican field, Sarah Palin’s bizarro meltdown in Iowa, a car show, the Castro brothers of Texas, and California politics, among other topics.

Carla Marinucci of the San Francisco Chronicle joined Julie to chat about the California Senate race. Julie wondered if Kamala Harris and Gavin Newsom cut some kind of deal not to run against each other.

Rich Lowry of National Review shared his thoughts on the Republican presidential field, including chatter about Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who sees to be enjoying flavor-of-the-moment status.

The annual car show in Washington is a subject of peculiar fascination. Dave Shepardson of the Detroit News discussed some of the new trends in manufacturing.

Cuba is so trendy these days, with U.S. business itching to get into that market. But Julie and Alan Gomez fro USA Today wondered how that works, since Cubans pretty much have no money.

And the very intriguing Castro brothers, Julian and Joaquin — the next generation of Democratic leaders. Andy Kroll profiled the twin politician brothers for National Journal, describing his assignment as, “figure out a way to tell these two apart.”

Check out the Press Pool with Julie Mason on SiriusXM’s POTUS channel 124, weekdays from 3-6 pm ET and follow Julie on Twitter @juliemason.

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