Skip to comments.RNC: McCain Won’t Choose Abortion-Supporting Running Mate
Posted on 08/19/2008 12:31:41 PM PDT by LdSentinal
As speculation grows around who John McCain will select as his vice presidential running mate next week, Republican National Committee officials said Tuesday that McCain is no longer considering former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge.
Several sources at the RNC told FOX News that in the last 36 hours, senior McCain advisers and aides have told RNC officials that McCain got the message last week that choosing a running mate who supports abortion rights would not be helpful.
GOP pundits had been vocal in urging the presumptive presidential nominee not to pick a running mate who supports abortion rights. Ridge, the first homeland security secretary, was said to be on McCains short list, and the only candidate who explicitly supports abortion rights.
The National Review reported Monday that the McCain campaign has been calling key state Republican officials around the country in recent days to weigh the consequences of picking a candidate who backs abortion rights. The conservative magazine interpreted that as a sign that the McCain campaign is seriously considering Ridge or another abortion rights defender.
I think its a hard sell and I dont see much upside to Tom Ridge except for John McCain likes him a lot, National Review Editor Rich Lowry told Fox News Tuesday.
I dont think hes going to be a big benefit in Pennsylvania and even if he is, I think the downside is the rest of the country among conservatives are going to be upset about this, just at the moment theyre beginning to work up being excited about John McCain.
Conservative commentator David Limbaugh went even further Tuesday, labeling a McCain-Ridge ticket political suicide.
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Ah, my Sarah just moved up a notch or two.
If only he'd "get the message" about the problem we have in this country with crimmigrants.
so...McStupid can take a hint...
How about we hint WALTER WILLIAMS for VP
I know - no Gov. experience... but IMAGINE IT!!!!
OMG THE BRILLIANCE OF THE DEBATES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gets the nationwide soccer mom vote, strong on drilling (the wedge issue), and heads Clinton off at the pass in 2012.
It would be good to have a VP who it didn’t hurt to look at.
Obama shows up at Saddleback and the VFW, McCain “considers” a pro-choice running mate. Are we all being played?
Is that what you call it?
That’s what I’ve been waiting to hear. The presumed “leaks” from “those close to the source” are denied.
I think you may be on to something here. A complete lack of government experience may just be the ticket.
“As speculation grows around who John McCain will select as his vice presidential running mate next week, Republican National Committee officials said Tuesday that McCain is no longer considering former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge.”
That doesn’t mean that he won’t pick a different pro-abort. Doesn’t mean that he will either. All we can do is wait.
She likes me way better. So there.
She likes me way better. So there.”
If McCain is smart, we can ALL have Sarah...figuratively speaking of course. ;)
How about Lieberman? Where does he sit? How about Condi Rice?
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