McCain Says He Hasn't Made VP Choice Yet

Will travel with Romney and Ridge
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 28, 2008 11:00 AM CDT
McCain Says He Hasn't Made VP Choice Yet
Purported members of John McCain's vice-presidential short list are seen in this combination photo.   ((AP Photo))

John McCain has yet to decide on a running mate, the Republican told a Pittsburgh radio station today. The presidential nominee-in-waiting was expected to name his vice presidential pick later this week, in the hopes of curbing Barack Obama's convention bounce. McCain and his running mate then are expected to appear together at one or more rallies, including one planned for Saturday in Pennsylvania.

McCain said he was bringing both former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney with him, but cautioned against assuming that meant either would be the pick. "I haven't decided yet so I can't tell you," he said. Asked to hint which way he is leaning, McCain turned to a joke, saying it would be actor Wilford Brimley. "He's a former Marine and great guy and he's older than I am, so that might work." (More John McCain stories.)

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