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John McCain, Republican presidential candidate, gives a speech at the Naval Academy Stadium Wednesday morning. (Kevin Clark/The Washington Post)

By Michael D. Shear
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Sen. John McCain told a radio talk show host that he is "getting together a list" of names to be his vice presidential running mate, but he said the process is still in its early stages.

McCain made the comment -- the clearest indication yet that the VP search is well underway -- to shock jock Don Imus as McCain headed to Annapolis to give a speech. He said he would prefer to choose a running mate well before the Republican Convention in September to avoid last-minute "mistakes."

"If I had a personal preference, I'd like to do it before the convention, to avoid some of the mistakes that I've seen made in the past as you get into a time crunch and maybe sometimes don't make the announcement right, or maybe they have not examined every single candidate," he told Imus.

McCain wrapped up the nomination fight a month ago, but has for weeks waved off questions about the vice presidential pick, saying his campaign was just beginning to look at how to run that process.

In his comments to Imus, McCain said he understood that the "enhanced importance of this issue given my age.''

In his speech at Annapolis near the Naval Academy he attended, McCain decried the "corrosive cynicism" of our time and said Americans had lost a sense of citizenship.

"What is lost is, in a word, citizenship," McCain said. "For too many Americans, the idea of good citizenship does not extend beyond walking into a voting booth every two or four years and pulling a lever. And too few Americans demand of themselves even that first obligation of self-government."

The speech was the third in a week-long attempt by McCain to remind voters of his personal background. He talked about his years as a rebel at the academy, punctuated by "petty acts of insubordination" but an appreciation for the deeper lessons the institution provided him.

"If I had ignored some of the less important conventions of the academy, I was careful not to defame its more compelling traditions," he said. "The veneration of courage and resilience; the honor code that simply assumed your fidelity to its principles; the homage paid to Americans who had sacrificed greatly for our country; the expectation that you, too, would prove worthy of your country's trust."

He spoke at the Navy and Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, which has a capacity of 35,000. But unlike Barack Obama -- who regularly fills stadiums with passionate crowds -- McCain's campaign had set up 64 chairs in a small corner of the stadium.

A cold wind whipped across the empty stadium grounds as McCain said he hoped that Americans would once again commit themselves to service to the country, either in the military or by working for government.

"Although it exists apart from government, citizenship is the habits and institutions that preserve democracy," he said. "It is the ways, small and large, we come together to govern ourselves. Citizenship is the responsible exercise of freedom, and is indispensable to the proper functioning of a democracy."

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Thanks for your answer, Logan6. HUSSEIN does not imply anything. It actually means "handsome"! As for "everyone" being proud of his service record, you haven't read the latest Fact Checker thread, have you?

Posted by: JakeD | April 4, 2008 10:10 AM | Report abuse

Anyone saying McCain/Clinton is a jerk. Know your facts.
Clinton's policy proposals are more liberal than Obamas- so what are you talking about? The only reason he was named the most liberal senator this year is because he only participated in 15% of the votes in 2007.

Who is proposing the more complete healthcare package?

Who proposed the economic packages first and had most of it lifted by the other campaign?

Whatever.

Posted by: nycLeon | April 4, 2008 12:47 AM | Report abuse

| JakeD wrote:
| Sorry, Logan6, but I think I've told
| you this before: Barack HUSSEIN Obama
| will not be sworn in as President on
| January 20, 2009

JakeD, when you use the term HUSSEIN to refer to Obama in your messages, does this implies something bad? If you think so, I suggest you to make a Google search with your full name... It will return a list of scumb bags who have the same first, middle and/or last name as yours but who have nothing to do with you; the coincidence in a first, middle or last name will not make you one of these bad guy. If you do not understand that, it's may be because you are one of the bad guy.

Posted by: Logan6 | April 3, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

JakeD, everyone is proud of how McCain has served his country during the Vietnam war. But most people do not agree that this makes him a good candidate for the presidency in 2008. See my previous message about this. I would add to this that McCain's foreign policies is as popular as Bush's foreign pilicies... not popular at all among the independents, the moderate republicans like Chuck Hagel and the democrats.

Posted by: Logan6 | April 3, 2008 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Seriously, Logan6, are you PROUD of McCain's service to his country or not?

Posted by: JakeD | April 3, 2008 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, Logan6, but I think I've told you this before: Barack HUSSEIN Obama will not be sworn in as President on January 20, 2009.

Posted by: JakeD | April 3, 2008 3:30 PM | Report abuse

McCain's pick for VP will not change the fact that he will lose against Barack this fall.

McCain is someone who lives for wars and who is missing the heros of WW-II (see the reference to Churchill in one of McCain's publicity). McCain is someone who didn't object to the idea of starting a war under false pretenses. McCain is someone who did not vote for a legislation few days ago that would prohibit the use of torture against prisonners. McCain is someone who can not make the difference between Iran and Al Queada (see his recent speeches during his trip in the Middle East). McCain is someone who flip-flopped on many issues in order to please to the GOP-base (flip-flop on Bush's tax cut, flip-flop on illegal immigration, flip-flop on the extremism in right-religions, etc.). McCain is someone who would be forced out of the work force in most areas outside politics because of his age (how can a guy of 72 years can be fit for a job that require all mental abilities 24h/day, 7days/week).

As for Hillary Clinton, her negative campaign, poorly managed, and the past scandals during the Clinton's administration make her an even worse choice than McCain... Let's remember the following accomplishments under the Clinton's administration:

- Most number of convictions and guilty pleas by friends and associates
- Most number of cabinet officials to come under criminal investigation
- Most number of witnesses to flee country or refuse to testify
- Most number of witnesses to die suddenly
- First first lady to come under criminal investigation
- Largest criminal plea agreement in an illegal campaign contribution case
- First president to establish a legal defense fund.
- First president to be held in contempt of court
- Greatest amount of illegal campaign contributions
- Greatest amount of illegal campaign contributions from abroad
- First president disbarred from the US Supreme Court and a state court

And there is more since then... For exemple, the Clinton foundation received recently a $31.3 million donation after Bill expressed enthusiastic support for the Kazakh leader's, undercuting both American foreign policy and sharp criticism of Kazakhstan's poor human rights: Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/31/us/politics/31donor.html

Barack is a better candidate than McCain or Clinton regardless of what would be their picks for VP.

Posted by: Logan6 | April 3, 2008 1:54 PM | Report abuse

carlmr-What I find to be the most despicable hypocrisy on the part of Democrats, is their baseless allegations towards the GOP who had BOTH Colin Powell and Dr. Rice involved at the Highest Levels, as somehow being intolerant and neglectful of any members of this Society!

One look at Clinton's Executive Branch, and even a Half Glimpse at Bushie's, would show most intelligent and thinking People, just which Party is actually Inclusive, and which is very Exclusive!

But No, in typical Libbie Fashion, now it is time for the "Blacks" to have their chance! NOT, a collection of all Americans based on abilities! ;~)

Posted by: rat-the | April 3, 2008 1:10 PM | Report abuse

If I may correct the previous post, where I edited it poorly:

The Conventional Wisdom is that we are supposed to vote for certain Democrats because they are African-American or female, whether or not we agree with their policies, like their character, or think they are competent. If Ms. Rice were chosen as the VP candidate, would liberals and the press fall all over themselves proclaiming that they deserve to win because she is both African-American and female and could become the President in the event of a -- God forbid -- stroke, death, debilitating illness. Somehow I doubt that the Conventional Wisdom can accept a Black Female intelligent, high-character, competent candidate if she is a "dreaded Republican." But I would vote for the McCain/Rice team over anyone!

Posted by: carlmr | April 3, 2008 12:58 PM | Report abuse

The Conventional Wisdom is that we are supposed to vote for certain Democrats for only that reason, whether or not we agree with their policies, like the character, or think they are competent. If Ms. Rice were chosen as the VP candidate, would liberals and the press fall all over themselves proclaiming that they deserve to win because she is both female and African-American and could become the President in the event of a -- God forbid -- stroke, death, debilitating illness. Somehow I doubt that the Conventional Wisdom can accept a Black Female intelligent, high-character, competent candidate if she is a "dreaded Republican." But I would vote for the McCain/Rice team over anyone!

Posted by: carlmr | April 3, 2008 12:55 PM | Report abuse

LOL! JakeD-I see I am not the only one who has decided to Nail al-Huckleberry to that Cross he was carrying!

Al-Huckster, and all like Him, in this Country, Religious Sectarianism is frowned upon! :-(

Conservative means American Values, and Capitalism.

Not being a WASP.

Posted by: rat-the | April 3, 2008 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Strange how one article listed does not have a comments box - an article about Obama! I guess he complained that too many comments were about his Muslim religion and lack of brains.

Anyhow, I hope McCain picks Joe Liebermann, who is a real man, a smart man, a good man who cares deeply about this country.

Posted by: candyzky | April 3, 2008 10:24 AM | Report abuse

My Top 20 List (in order of preference):

1) Bloomberg
2) Romney
3) Rice
4) Gates
5) Cox
6) Petraeus
7) Portman
8) Pawlenty
9) Gingrich
10) Thompson
11) Steele
12) Brownback
13) Lieberman
14) Crist
15) Barbour
16) Pence
17) Sanford
18) Thune
19) Feinstein
20) Huckabee

Posted by: JakeD | April 2, 2008 8:54 PM | Report abuse

CNN is reporting that John SIDNEY McCain already has 20 names on the VP list!!!

Posted by: JakeD | April 2, 2008 7:39 PM | Report abuse

THIS IS ALL A WASTE OF TIME. NONE OF THE PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS ARE THINKING OF ANYTHING BUT THEIR OWN CAREERS/PENSIONS/BENEFITS. I SUGGEST THAT WE DROP THE PRETENSE THAT THE VOTE MEANS ANYTHING; I WILL ASSUME THE POST OF PRESIDENT AND RULE BY DECREE AS A BENEVOLENT DESPOT. *AND HOW MUCH DO YOU WANT TO BET THAT THAT WOULD BE AN IMPROVEMENT OVER WHAT WE HAVE NOW. ###THAT IS THE SCARY PART.

Posted by: grumpiestoldman | April 2, 2008 5:58 PM | Report abuse

JakeD, the "Billionaire" is NOT going to buy the Conservative Base, or the Libbies!

At least with St. Mitt, we will be able to get a Ticket that will appeal to any thinking person, and both Moderates and Conservatives.

BTW-Bloomberg became a Billionaire by being able to be Bought! Hire him on as a Consultant! There! Now he is ALSO on Board! :-)

Posted by: rat-the | April 2, 2008 5:55 PM | Report abuse

Look, rat-the, we'll just have to agree to disagree on whether BILLIONAIRE Bloomberg would be able to help better than MILLIONAIRE Romney.

Posted by: JakeD | April 2, 2008 5:49 PM | Report abuse

JakeD-Not meaning to answer for Harlemboy, but AGAIN, Bloomberg would, like Giuliani, be much better in an assigned Post.

He is another RINO!

To get Bloomberg as VP would Gain him NOTHING, and get a man of limited executive experience(National Level) into a position he would not be able to do as much as Romney could!

Now, realize;

I ALSO want Colin brought in, as well as Tancredo, Thompson, said Giuliani, "Maybe" Huckleberry, Dr. Ron Paul, cross the line and snag Dennis Kucinich(I'll snag his wife!), and any other valuable Brain available for a Gifted and un-Bushlike Capable Cabinet and Executive Branch!

Go TEAM!

Again, this is the US, and God's Own Party, NOT the "McCain Show"! ;~)

Posted by: rat-the | April 2, 2008 5:40 PM | Report abuse

P.S. to harlemboy -- according to the latest polls, McCain (alone) is beating at least Obama in Massachusetts -- why don't you think Romney could help McCain across the entire Northeast? Admittedly, someone like Bloomberg could probably help more.

Posted by: JakeD | April 2, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

I wouldn't mind either Rice or Cox (mainly because they are from California -- 55 Electoral Votes ; )

Posted by: JakeD | April 2, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

The best VP candidate to run side by side with McCain should be Victor Charlie.
Think for a minute. If McCain claimed so much POW credit then the VC who shot down his jet should get more credit or at the minimum, a VP post.

Posted by: scooterlibre | April 2, 2008 4:28 PM | Report abuse

McCain's VP pick needs populist streak more than corporate, when the economy is going down. Romney therefore not a good idea. And Rice is too connected to poor foreign policy. Last, not Lieberman - too uncharismatic, puts you to sleep.
Who is good? Perhaps: Jack Kempf, Mike Huckabee, Elizabeth Dole, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Christopher Cox, Colin Powell, Rob Portman, Victor Davis Hanson.

Posted by: shanelm | April 2, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

I'm sorry, but could someone who is advocating Secretary of State Rice or General Petraeus for Vice President give some reasoning why they should be selected as a vice presidential candidate other than "she'd really be good" or "he's a good general".

JakeD-I am surprised at you! The LAST thing in the World the RepubliCANs need, is ANOTHER RINO!

Bloomberg, AND Giuliani would BOTH be much better in Consultant or Cabinet Posts.

California? Where have you been? The Governator is very active with McCain already-They worked closely already on many issues!

But no, this is NOT the "McCain Show"! :-(

He has already gotten to write his book on that one! ;~)

The issue of Paramount Importance is the ECONOMY! Specifically, the US Capitalist one! :-)

Enter Venture Capitalist, and Conservative supreme-St. Mitt Romney!

and the Choir sings:

"HALLELUJAH! HAAALLEEELUJAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!"

Enter along with said St. Romney, Western and Mountain States, and $$$$$$$!

C'mon President McCain, let ME Smile with some HOPE again! :-]

Posted by: rat-the | April 2, 2008 01:33 PM

It doesn't matter whom he gets for his VP - I'll NEVER vote for this liberal Dimocrat with a Republican label. I'd much rather have Hillary back in the White House!

Posted by: Pantoufle | April 2, 2008 01:41 PM

rat-the:

Condi Rice is a RINO?! BTW: the Governator cannot be VP. I was simply discounting Huckabee as VP. As you know, I have no problem with Romney as VP too. There are more States out there than just Massachusetts though.

Posted by: JakeD | April 2, 2008 01:43 PM

I wish the Bush administration had not burned out General Colin Powell. I would like to see him as VP on the ticket

But, if General Powell will not run, then General Petraeus would be the next best thing. Joe Lieberman will be SECDEF.

Posted by: bassi71260 | April 2, 2008 01:44 PM

Pantoufle:

That doesn't make sense -- even if McCain is a partial liberal -- you want 100% liberals Bill and Hillary back in the White House?!

Posted by: JakeD | April 2, 2008 01:45 PM

McCain/Powell 2008!!

Posted by: Fairfax2 | April 2, 2008 01:46 PM

P.S. For those advocating Arnold Schwarznegger as vice-president, nothing would make me happier...but, the Constitution of the United States specifically prohibits persons who are not natural born U.S. citizens from being President or Vice-President. Now this raises an interesting question for me...Barrack Obama has dual citizenship. One in Kenya and the other the U.S. Does that make him a native born American?

Posted by: Dungarees | April 2, 2008 3:36 PM | Report abuse

You can rule out many of the names on McCain's short list:

Colin Powell = too old (70...almost as old as McCain), and pro-choice (unacceptable to conservatives).
Charlie Crist = closeted gay Republican (unacceptable to conservatives).
Lindsey Graham = another closeted gay Republican.
Condi Rice = another closeted gay Republican.
Joe Lieberman = pro-choice (unacceptable to conservatives).
Tom Ridge = pro-choice (unacceptable to conservatives).
Rudy Giuliani = too much baggage.

Will McCain essentially make a deal with the devil by choosing Romney, even though he hates Romney's guts? Perhaps Romney would help McCain carry Michigan. He certainly will not help McCain carry Massachusetts.

Rob Portman of Ohio is probably a better choice for McCain.

Posted by: harlemboy | April 2, 2008 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Vice-presidents don't have term limits. I can see the NEOCON movement continue....MCCAIN/CHENEY!!!.......oh wow!

Posted by: GBLGTS | April 2, 2008 3:23 PM | Report abuse

If we are going to question a person being a naturalized citizen, then you have to bring up the fact that John McCain was born in Panama.

Does this qualify him to be a naturalized citizen of America?

I would say - Yes. In circumstances where the child is born in a foreign land to parents serving in the U.S. Military, I find this to be an obvious answer, however, I do not believe there is legislation that covers it.

As far as Arnold Schwarzenegger, I would have to say - NO. He is not a naturalized born citizen.

The next question is how about anchor babies that are born here to illegals in America; are they able to run for President or Vice President?

Think about it as their parents came here illegally waving their country of origin's flag.

Posted by: q_jordon | April 2, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

He's wasting his time running for president so it doesn't really matter who he picks to be his running mate.

Posted by: hoylemj | April 2, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse


Howard Dean needs to STOP insulting the intelligence of Florida ADULTS.

UNDEFINED 'PROMISES' OF AUGUST ARE EMPTY

Dean created this mess - having almost all the states vote in two months - before anyone had any idea who Mr. Obama out of nowhere was - nowhere man, do nothing man.

Dean is the cause of this ENTIRE FIASCO. Here is a GREAT Salon.com article describing how Dean made this happen.

http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2008/03/24/dem_remorse/

Pelosi and the other DC Establishment Democrats need to stop insulting us as well. We can see their Rovian ways. Backing off their hijack attempt of our Democratic process. Hate talk, Hillary bashing and blaming when it is their own damn fault the Democratic party is falling apart. That's what you get when you poise a do nothing, unqualified puppet to run against a capable, brilliant, informed and qualified woman who cares about this country. The Democrats get whatever they deserve. Let's hope to hell it's Hillary Clinton.


THE FARTHER WE SINK INTO THIS ECONOMIC RECESSION

THE MORE WE NEED HILLARY CLINTON

Posted by: Thinker | April 2, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

bassi71260 - Your comment about Obama having dual citizenship from Kenya is nonsense. He does not. He was born in this country, lived here all his life and just visited Kenya and his family there as a young adult. Read his book, you might actually end up liking the guy.

Posted by: nadia | April 2, 2008 2:59 PM | Report abuse

I believe John McCain is hinting at crossing the aisle in choosing a VP, but it is not going to be Hillary. It will be Lieberman, if anyone from across the aisle is chosen.

The other three I could see being chose are - Romney, Rice, or Giuliani. An outside shot is Colin Powell, if he is trying to neutralize the African-American vote from Obamo; however, I believe Powell is not seen as favorably in the African-American community as it once was prior to his U.N. speech on the reasons of going into Iraq.

Posted by: q_jordon | April 2, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

If I were a betting man, I'd say he'll pick Tim Pawlenty, the governor of Minnesota -- a state with 10 EVs and that has been competitive in recent elections. Plus, Pawlenty survived 2006, allowing the GOP to hold a key seat.

Posted by: mehaddad | April 2, 2008 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Sen. McCain made one big mistake in his talk in Annapolis today. He said people can be good citizens by working for the government. The last thing that makes a good citizen is someone who lives off of the public trough.More b-crats only produce more entitlements or simply glorified welfare. It is a crime when public sector wages rise at a greater percentage than the private sector.We need fewer public employees which will free up resources for the brave men and women in the military.

Posted by: keith.krause | April 2, 2008 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Uhhh, SHIPFREAK-The "Hammer"'s nemesis, Ronnie Earle, is following his Son into Politics-as a Dimocrat of all things!

The case against Tom DeLay, is going to quietly disappear just like SEVERAL other BOGUS accusations of a Power Abusing Politico have already done! It was Baseless, and contrived to begin with, and unfounded in any previous Jurisprudence!

Ronnie needs to look at Elliott Spritzer, and realize HIS future!

Tom DeLay, did not get the Nick-Name "The Hammer" for NOTHING! ;~)

Posted by: rat-the | April 2, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Maybe McCain should ask Bush and Cheney for there recommendation's,or go to Rush Limbaugh. I'm sure they can come up with a few criminal's. They can always notify Tom Delay, I don't believe he is in jail yet.We have a long list of candidates from the righteous party.

Posted by: shipfreakbo214 | April 2, 2008 2:17 PM | Report abuse

KHMjr-Beg to differ. John McCain, just like the LAST Senator to be a good Executive-JFK, is NOT the typical Congressional Lawyer Clown. He is also, a Military experienced Senator.

The Maverick is possibly A Maverick, for just that single reason! NO, the Executive Branch is NO place for Congressional Lawyers!

Enter the other "Outsider" Maverick-St. Mittster! Beholden to NONE!

Posted by: rat-the | April 2, 2008 2:15 PM | Report abuse

McCain does need to worry about a VP selection as there is a better than average chance the VP selected will become President.

Of those that ran against him, none would really bring confidence to the independent voters, especially in the area of the economy. McCain would be wise to look to a moderate Senator with strong experience in the economy and other important programs, like health and education. Let's face it - he is going to need help in these areas if elected.

Posted by: KHMJr | April 2, 2008 2:10 PM | Report abuse

bassi-Don't forget Richardson! He is as much a Mexican National as we could ever get! The Law does merit Amending! The Governator(Who again JakeD, I was NOT suggesting), is as AMERICAN, as the American Royalty he scammed away in Marriage! (Envy)

Posted by: rat-the | April 2, 2008 1:58 PM | Report abuse

JakeD-C'mon man! Don't mistake ME for one of the Libbies! I am actually here! You know, "Lucid".

Condi did not even merit a comment because she and Colin both, know too well what a Thankless Job it is!

I was referring to Bloomberg, and or Lieberman/Giuliani Types! ;~)

No, in this Election, the options could NEVER be plainer;

A Military Guy, and a Venture Capitalist! :-)

BTW-When I think of Mittster, Massachusetts is FAR from what I consider! Michigan, and Salt Lake would be much more involved-The INDUSTRIES there-of! ;~)

Posted by: rat-the | April 2, 2008 1:53 PM | Report abuse

I'd be happy with the following:

McCain/Powell
McCain/Gingrich
McCain/Lieberman
McCain/Romney
McCain/Giuliani
McCain/Thompson

Posted by: Dellis2 | April 2, 2008 1:52 PM | Report abuse

yep mcbush/condi, that's the ticket, we need 4 more years!! bring back rumsey and give cheney the job he has now, supreme ruler.

i can't wait till the debates; it's gonna be like grandpa munster vs cicero

Posted by: estevegrande | April 2, 2008 1:52 PM | Report abuse

P.S. For those advocating Arnold Schwarznegger as vice-president, nothing would make me happier...but, the Constitution of the United States specifically prohibits persons who are not natural born U.S. citizens from being President or Vice-President. Now this raises an interesting question for me...Barrack Obama has dual citizenship. One in Kenya and the other the U.S. Does that make him a native born American?

Posted by: bassi71260 | April 2, 2008 1:51 PM | Report abuse

McCain/Powell 2008!!

Posted by: Fairfax2 | April 2, 2008 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Pantoufle:

That doesn't make sense -- even if McCain is a partial liberal -- you want 100% liberals Bill and Hillary back in the White House?!

Posted by: JakeD | April 2, 2008 1:45 PM | Report abuse

I wish the Bush administration had not burned out General Colin Powell. I would like to see him as VP on the ticket

But, if General Powell will not run, then General Petraeus would be the next best thing. Joe Lieberman will be SECDEF.

Posted by: bassi71260 | April 2, 2008 1:44 PM | Report abuse

rat-the:

Condi Rice is a RINO?! BTW: the Governator cannot be VP. I was simply discounting Huckabee as VP. As you know, I have no problem with Romney as VP too. There are more States out there than just Massachusetts though.

Posted by: JakeD | April 2, 2008 1:43 PM | Report abuse

It doesn't matter whom he gets for his VP - I'll NEVER vote for this liberal Dimocrat with a Republican label. I'd much rather have Hillary back in the White House!

Posted by: Pantoufle | April 2, 2008 1:41 PM | Report abuse

JakeD-I am surprised at you! The LAST thing in the World the RepubliCANs need, is ANOTHER RINO!

Bloomberg, AND Giuliani would BOTH be much better in Consultant or Cabinet Posts.

California? Where have you been? The Governator is very active with McCain already-They worked closely already on many issues!

But no, this is NOT the "McCain Show"! :-(

He has already gotten to write his book on that one! ;~)

The issue of Paramount Importance is the ECONOMY! Specifically, the US Capitalist one! :-)

Enter Venture Capitalist, and Conservative supreme-St. Mitt Romney!

and the Choir sings:

"HALLELUJAH! HAAALLEEELUJAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!"

Enter along with said St. Romney, Western and Mountain States, and $$$$$$$!

C'mon President McCain, let ME Smile with some HOPE again! :-]

Posted by: rat-the | April 2, 2008 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Yes, I would vote for McCain/Rice. Of course, I'll be voting for McCain anyway, but I strongly approve Rice for a running mate.

Posted by: McCainocrat | April 2, 2008 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Wait a minute! Where's his stars and bars lapel pin?
Does he hate America or something?

Posted by: kevrobb | April 2, 2008 1:32 PM | Report abuse

1988joey:

McCain/Rice sounds good to me. She has flatly denied any interest in the post:

http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSN2262518020080222?feedType=RSS&feedName=politicsNews&rpc=22&sp=true


Posted by: JakeD | April 2, 2008 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Sure you've got enough flags in the photo, John?

I only count seven. I'm not one to question another's patriotism but...

Posted by: kevrobb | April 2, 2008 1:30 PM | Report abuse

JPRS, I agree with you. Picking Clinton would be the best way McCain could get Rush Limbaugh's crowd of dittoheads back on board with him. Rush has been working as tirelessly as anyone to help Hillary get elected, so it's a natural teaming up. It would be a nice "all war" ticket for sure.

Posted by: B2O2 | April 2, 2008 1:29 PM | Report abuse

McCain/Clinton: perfect. Two peas in a pod.

Their campaign song could be "bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran", set to some asinine Celine Dion elevator music.

Posted by: Bud0 | April 2, 2008 1:27 PM | Report abuse

plain as day: McCain/Condi Rice in 08!

Posted by: 1988joey | April 2, 2008 1:25 PM | Report abuse

"For too many Americans, the idea of good citizenship does not extend beyond walking into a voting booth every two or four years and pulling a lever. And too few Americans demand of themselves even that first obligation of self-government."

Every two or four years, McCain's party prays - and even tries to arrange - that turnout will be as low as possible.

Low turnout is the only thing keeping McCain's party afloat, and they know it.

Posted by: Bud0 | April 2, 2008 1:25 PM | Report abuse

JPRS:

As I've said repeatedly, I may not even vote for McCain (I wouldn't vote for a McCain/Clinton ticket in a million years).

Posted by: JakeD | April 2, 2008 1:23 PM | Report abuse

McCain/Clinton would be an outstanding ticket. The two seem like a good fit -- and the social conservative base will simply fall in line. It always does.

Posted by: JPRS | April 2, 2008 1:19 PM | Report abuse

anthem20042001:

Why should McCain pick someone from States he's going to already win? How about Bloomberg from New York, Gates from Washington, or someone from California instead?

http://www.electoral-vote.com/evp2008/Obama/Maps/Apr02.html

http://www.electoral-vote.com/evp2008/Clinton/Maps/Apr02.html

Posted by: JakeD | April 2, 2008 1:18 PM | Report abuse

McCain/Huckabee! (If he wanted to win, that is.)

http://www.gopcatholics.blogspot.com

Posted by: anthem20042001 | April 2, 2008 1:10 PM | Report abuse

It certainly is an important decision. Whomever John SIDNEY McCain selects as VP will probably be the 45th President of the United States as well.

Posted by: JakeD | April 2, 2008 12:55 PM | Report abuse

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