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McCain VP Announcement Tomorrow?
TNR ^ | 26.07.2008 | Noam Scheiber

Posted on 07/28/2008 10:17:46 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion

Take this for what it's worth--and it may not be much--but a source well-connected in Minnesota politics (and in a position to know) is pretty sure Tim Pawlenty has pulled out of one or two events scheduled there for tomorrow. Assuming that's right, I guess it could mean any number of things: 1.) There was some random, non-veepstakes-related conflict that forced the change of schedule. 2.) McCain or his vetters intend to meet with Pawlenty tomorrow, possibly somewhere outside Minnesota. 3.) McCain intends to announce his veep pick tomorrow and has asked several short-listers to clear their schedules. 4.) McCain intends to announce Pawlenty as his running mate tomorrow.

I e-mailed a Pawlenty spokesperson about this last night and haven't received a response.

I'd put 4.) as least likely, but it would obviously be consistent with the schedule change. Also, Marc Ambinder passed along some speculation Friday night that McCain would be announcing his veep pick tomorrow, so keep that in mind.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008veep; mccain; pawlenty; poorpoorrinos

1 posted on 07/28/2008 10:17:46 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Who are the idiots running McCain’s Campaign, you can pick last and he wants to go ahead and pick first. It’s like being the home team and letting the visitors bat last.


2 posted on 07/28/2008 10:21:16 AM PDT by TheEaglehasLanded
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Who are the idiots running McCain’s Campaign, you can pick last and he wants to go ahead and pick first. It’s like being the home team and letting the visitors bat last.


3 posted on 07/28/2008 10:21:16 AM PDT by TheEaglehasLanded
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Who are the idiots running McCain’s Campaign, you can pick last and he wants to go ahead and pick first. It’s like being the home team and letting the visitors bat last.


4 posted on 07/28/2008 10:21:25 AM PDT by TheEaglehasLanded
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I don’t know that much about Pawlenty...I just hope McCain knows what he’s doing if he’s the pick. Given the polling data until recently, I am very skeptical that Pawlenty would deliver Minnesota, so this would be a risky choice, IMO. Not sure how conservative he actually is, either.


5 posted on 07/28/2008 10:22:45 AM PDT by VOR78
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To: TheEaglehasLanded

Easy on that trigger finger there, Butch.


6 posted on 07/28/2008 10:22:47 AM PDT by Pistolshot (We need a powerful remedy for NO B.O.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Great - The Big Announcement! followed quickly by a giant question mark over the heads of voters everywhere.

John McCain aka Mr. Excitement!


7 posted on 07/28/2008 10:23:14 AM PDT by The Lumster (paranoia strikes deep...into your heart it will creep.....)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

8 posted on 07/28/2008 10:23:52 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (McCain could never convince me to vote for him. Only the Marxist Obama can!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
This was published on JULY 26!

Today is JULY 28.

9 posted on 07/28/2008 10:23:55 AM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: TheEaglehasLanded

The eagle has landed three times now.


10 posted on 07/28/2008 10:24:00 AM PDT by chopperman
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To: BarnacleCenturion

ZZZzzzzzzz


11 posted on 07/28/2008 10:24:49 AM PDT by Unlikely Hero ("Time is a wonderful teacher; unfortunately, it kills all its pupils." --Berlioz)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

McCain needs new advisors. I don’t want to know who the Pubbie VP pick is until the Dems have announced. Where is the maturity in this campaign??


12 posted on 07/28/2008 10:24:55 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: TheEaglehasLanded

Maybe they are hoping that the Pawlenty pick will build an insurmountable lead in the polls.


13 posted on 07/28/2008 10:25:30 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: The Lumster

Maybe he’s getting a colonoscopy?


14 posted on 07/28/2008 10:25:34 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus (( commander of the simian host))
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To: originalbuckeye

Not so sure the campaign lacks maturity.....more worried that it is approaching senility!!


15 posted on 07/28/2008 10:26:11 AM PDT by Primetimedonna ( It's SAN FRANCISCO, not Frisco. Charter member of the San Francisco Snowflakes)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fred is too smart to sign on as first mate to a rickety old vessel run by Capt. McQueeg.


16 posted on 07/28/2008 10:26:57 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

You can wish all you want it is Romney. This is not my pick. This the the inside scoop.


17 posted on 07/28/2008 10:27:12 AM PDT by bmwcyle (If God wanted us to be Socialist, Karl Marx would have been born in America.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m still with Fred!


18 posted on 07/28/2008 10:27:33 AM PDT by eastsider
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To: BarnacleCenturion

No one know what McCain is going to do. Not even McCain.


19 posted on 07/28/2008 10:27:36 AM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
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To: BarnacleCenturion

More McCain Running-Mate-Pick rumors. {Yawn}


20 posted on 07/28/2008 10:28:00 AM PDT by Allegra (Ain't it grand? I'm back in the sand...)
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To: TheEaglehasLanded

Say It Again....McCain...WAIT!!!!!!


21 posted on 07/28/2008 10:29:12 AM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: TheEaglehasLanded
I agree with you on every one of your posts. LOL.

Most Americans have never heard of Pawlenty and will just yawn, forget him, and turn their eyes on Obama.

22 posted on 07/28/2008 10:29:32 AM PDT by Jane Austen (Boycott the Bahamas!)
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To: VOR78

“I don’t know that much about Pawlenty...”

Pawlenty is the man who failed to deliver to McCain the Republican Caucus in Minnesota even though he is the governor there.


23 posted on 07/28/2008 10:29:58 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

After the fact, however, he and his allies rigged the game to deny Ron Paul any delegates even though the Paul forces had sufficient numbers at the caucus to get several.


24 posted on 07/28/2008 10:33:21 AM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I’m sure he’s a nice man but nooooooooooo. (pouting) According to Bill Kristol, the campaign wants Mitt or Tim, McCain wants Ridge or Jindal. Word is the VP picks will both come before the Olympics.


25 posted on 07/28/2008 10:38:00 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

1. This is the wrong person. Jeez another RINO is not what the ticket needs.
B. This is the wrong time. They need to wait until a few hours before the big commie speech in Mile High.
Who is running the McCain campaign? I’m fairly certain I could do a better job.


26 posted on 07/28/2008 10:38:53 AM PDT by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Didn’t we try that once already?


27 posted on 07/28/2008 10:43:33 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Boycott Washington D.C. until they allow gun ownership)
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To: popdonnelly

I heard he’s going to pick: JOHN SMITH


28 posted on 07/28/2008 10:44:34 AM PDT by Blue Turtle (I)
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To: popdonnelly

Obviously not hard enough...


29 posted on 07/28/2008 10:45:39 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (McCain could never convince me to vote for him. Only the Marxist Obama can!)
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To: numberonepal

Is Pawlenty a RINO? I thought I read an article about him on here that made him seem like a pretty good guy. As long as he’s decently conservative and doesn’t have tons of enemies I’d be OK with him.


30 posted on 07/28/2008 11:03:24 AM PDT by CatherinePPP
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I think McCain will hold off until Obama names his VP.

This is just a lot of hype.


31 posted on 07/28/2008 11:04:39 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: CatherinePPP
Is Pawlenty a RINO?

He's drunk the GW Kool-Aide along with McCain. Anyone who's drunk that can in no way be a True Capitalist. It makes one wonder how deep the deception goes. The man does seem socially conservative, however.

32 posted on 07/28/2008 11:11:12 AM PDT by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: numberonepal

“This is the wrong person. Jeez another RINO is not what the ticket needs.”

Pawlenty is NOT another RINO. He’s hated by the local Democrats as he has vetoed lots of idiotic spending. Just last week he vetoed another one which resulted in the loss of jobs by a bunch of government workers. One of my colleagues at work was lamenting Pawlenty’s veto as her sister has lost her job now. This colleague is a faithful Democrat.

Pawlenty has to be a serious conservative to be willing to veto Democratic spending bills, especially when the news media is always criticizing him. He’s a very good speaker too, and a committed Christian. His wife, Mary, is a lawyer and a judge.

Personally I still favor Romney, but Pawlenty would be an OK choice.


33 posted on 07/28/2008 11:11:45 AM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: Gumdrop

John Bolton.


34 posted on 07/28/2008 11:13:04 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: BarnacleCenturion

What a snooze-fest this would be.

Bob McDonnell for (Virginia) Governor - 2009


35 posted on 07/28/2008 11:16:12 AM PDT by ReagansRaiders (Bob McDonnell for (Virginia) Governor - 2009)
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To: Gumdrop
His wife, Mary, is a lawyer and a judge.

Didn't Pawlenty mention her in a joking comment recently?

36 posted on 07/28/2008 11:24:33 AM PDT by Plutarch
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To: originalbuckeye
Where is the maturity in this campaign??

Where is the effin' message? I'm no strategist, but his campaign has no theme, other than "Barack Obama is too inexperienced to be President".

Just like 41, McCain is deficient on the "vision thing".

The Republicans at the national level need to figure out that campaigns have better results when there's something/someone to vote for, vs. merely voting against the Democrats.

The issue, as we all know is simple and resonates throughout the land: Energy--Drill Here...Drill Now...Pay Less. Dingy Harry and San Fran Nan are the Boris Badenuv and Natasha to McCain being our Dudley Do-right.

McCain, quit whining about your coverage and focus like a laser beam on energy.

37 posted on 07/28/2008 11:27:21 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (John McCain is Lucy, McCainiacs are Charlie Brown, and the football is a secure border.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
I've said it before and I'll say it again...McCain/another white guy = certain defeat in November. If this is true, Obama can start planning his coronation tomorrow.
38 posted on 07/28/2008 11:27:51 AM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Democrats spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
This mornings BS said Rino Powell would be announced today.
Can't the rumor mill make up it's mind which Rino it will be.

39 posted on 07/28/2008 11:29:28 AM PDT by ASA Vet
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To: Gumdrop

That all sounds good, but he’s still a Global Warming Kool-Aide drinker. With that he believes it’s OK to pilfer taxpayer money to advance a cultist agenda.


40 posted on 07/28/2008 11:30:41 AM PDT by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: ex-snook

“No one know what McCain is going to do. Not even McCain.”
Hilarious!!!
Unfortunately, maybe a bit too true to be humorous...


41 posted on 07/28/2008 11:37:18 AM PDT by astyanax (still a tagless nOOb...)
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To: TheEaglehasLanded
"Who are the idiots running McCain’s Campaign, you can pick last and he wants to go ahead and pick first. It’s like being the home team and letting the visitors bat last. "

Well we don't know that this is true but I agree with you on timing. I heard many weeks ago that the plan was to announce about three days after the DNC convention in order to blunt the force of Obama's post-convention bump. To me that strategy makes a lot more sense.

42 posted on 07/28/2008 11:41:37 AM PDT by Artemis Webb ( OBAMA/HUCKABEE '08)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Tim Pawlenty was sporting a Mullet as recently as a week ago. Based on that, I'm not sure he has the judgement necessary to become a vice president.


43 posted on 07/28/2008 11:44:58 AM PDT by Azzurri
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To: Azzurri

The local MSP news says he just got a conventional haircut.

The plot thickens.

heh-heh-heh


44 posted on 07/28/2008 12:12:10 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (Democrats still want to Impeach Pres. Bush and/or VP Cheney; keep your eye on these House hearings.)
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To: Gumdrop
With the latest news about Senator McCain's health, it is more important than ever that he choose someone with name recognition. Romney has that.
45 posted on 07/28/2008 12:14:44 PM PDT by Churchillspirit
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

FRED! FRED!
Instant cred!
Let him be VP instead!


46 posted on 07/28/2008 1:10:07 PM PDT by b9
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