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Republican John McCain to reveal vice-president choice (at rally in Ohio)
London Times ^ | 082808 | Tim Reid in Denver

Posted on 08/27/2008 6:16:14 PM PDT by Fred

John McCain is expected to reveal his vice-presidential choice on Friday at a rally in the critical battleground state of Ohio.

Mr McCain is seeking to blunt Barack Obama’s hopes of a bounce in the polls after he accepts the Democratic nomination in Denver tomorrow night.

The Republican nominee’s move comes after a week in which he and his Republican surrogates have had significant success in inserting themselves aggressively into what was meant to be Mr Obama’s week. Republican guerrilla tactics and attack advertisements have forced the Democrat’s campaign to respond in kind.

Mr McCain will appear at a midday rally in Dayton before his own nominating convention opens in Minneapolis on Monday. He will then tour three of the most important battleground states — Ohio, Pennsylvania and Missouri — with his newly announced running-mate this weekend.

Just as the choice of Joe Biden last week as the Democratic vice-presiden-tial nominee was a well-kept secret, the identity of Mr McCain’s pick has also been guarded closely.

Speculation has focused on a handful of possible candidates. They include Mitt Romney, the former Massa-chusetts Governor, who was defeated in the hard-fought primary campaign by Mr McCain; Tim Pawlenty, the 47-year-old Minnesota Governor; Joe Lieberman, Al Gore’s 2000 running-mate who has become a staunch ally and close friend of the Republican nominee over the issue of Iraq; and Kay Bailey Hutchison, the first woman senator from Texas.

Mr Obama accepts his party’s nomination tomorrow night after a week of unremitting negative advertisements by both sides and a declaration of intent from the Democrat that he is not going to allow any Republican attack to go unanswered. It is a sign of how intense and increasingly toxic the race has become between the two, who pledged to rise above such hardball tactics.

(Excerpt) Read more at timesonline.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: 2008; 2008dncconvention; 2008veep; dayton; hillary; huckabee; hutchinson; jindal; lieberman; mccain; obama; obamatruthfile; oh2008; palin; pawlenty; portman; romney

1 posted on 08/27/2008 6:16:15 PM PDT by Fred
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To: Fred

I had heard Rob Portman was a possibility...I’m not saying that’s the best choice, although if the choice is being announced in Ohio that *might* be a tipoff.

What, Romney and Cantor have been on the campaign stump for him...they’ve been auditioned far more than Portman...


2 posted on 08/27/2008 6:19:42 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: Fred
A future cabinet member if Obama wins.

3 posted on 08/27/2008 6:20:52 PM PDT by Fred (The Democrat Party is the Nadir of Nihilism)
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To: Fred

“Massa-chusetts”?

Bloody bloke!


4 posted on 08/27/2008 6:21:20 PM PDT by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: scrabblehack
Cantor, Palin, Jindal, all will make Conservatives excited.
Most of us can live with Romney or Huckabee.

Still... my bet (even though I hope it is Cantor) is it will be some dark horse candidate we haven't discussed much.

5 posted on 08/27/2008 6:23:13 PM PDT by mnehring (http://www.new.facebook.com/group.php?gid=26012226159&ref=mf)
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To: Fred
"The Republican nominee’s move comes after a week in which he and his Republican surrogates have had significant success in inserting themselves aggressively into what was meant to be Mr Obama’s week. Republican guerrilla tactics and attack advertisements have forced the Democrat’s campaign to respond in kind. "

Now THAT'S what I call unbiased reporting./s

6 posted on 08/27/2008 6:23:24 PM PDT by Hi Heels (Now here at the Rock we have two rules. Rule #1 obey all rules. Rule #2 no writing on the walls...)
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To: Fred
“A future cabinet member if Obama wins.”

Secretary of Defense to be exact

7 posted on 08/27/2008 6:25:27 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland ("We have to drain the swamp" George Bush, September 2001)
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To: Fred

I detest McCain’s amnesty and campaign finance record and think he got off to a slow start, but have to admit he’s running a very good campaign lately.


8 posted on 08/27/2008 6:25:55 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The democRATS are near the tipping point.)
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To: Fred
Everyone says Mitt...

Why Ohio unless it is a hometown boy, i.e. John Kasich. OR.....

With a swing to Lousiana, is it Haley Barbour?

9 posted on 08/27/2008 6:26:19 PM PDT by taildragger (The Answer is Fred Thompson, I do not care what the question is.....)
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To: taildragger

Hannibal Hamlin?


10 posted on 08/27/2008 6:30:51 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Join the DUmmie FUnnies PING List ---The BIGGEST on the FR!!!))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I agree but to a more extreme. I have detested McCain in the past (my comments during the primary will attest to that), but I will give major credit to his ad guys, they are doing the job I wish our side has done in the past. The thought of an experienced, seasoned heroic vet running against a neo-hippie, faux messiah is each day, making me more excited. I don’t really like McCain’s political history, but in light of Obamalamdingdong, it is brilliant. Add to that, our side is finally running a decent marketing campaign, and we will have some fun for the next few months.


11 posted on 08/27/2008 6:31:07 PM PDT by mnehring (http://www.new.facebook.com/group.php?gid=26012226159&ref=mf)
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To: Fred

Kay Bailey Hutchison said “No”.

I’m hoping for Palin.


12 posted on 08/27/2008 6:31:51 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA - Vote against the dem party)
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To: Fred

As a Texan, all I can say is that McCain better NOT pick Kay Bailey. A pro-baby-murderer VP candidate will assure an Obama win - and McCain better realize that FACT.


13 posted on 08/27/2008 6:32:18 PM PDT by right wing (The Drive-By Media Are Terrorists Too)
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To: Fred

General Petraeus

or

Lynne Cheney


14 posted on 08/27/2008 6:33:23 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Shooter 2.5

The buzz is all about KBH, but what if it is a misdirection.. what if it is John Cornyn...
That would kick a**.


15 posted on 08/27/2008 6:35:55 PM PDT by mnehring (http://www.new.facebook.com/group.php?gid=26012226159&ref=mf)
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To: mnehrling
Ads are the marketing of a Politician. We don't need rhetoric. We are already seeing the watering down of the RNC plank.

We don't need a Politician, a Leader will be fine.

McCain wins or loses on his VP. Pro Abortion and he is done.
Right now McCain wins easy since Obama picked Biden.

16 posted on 08/27/2008 6:35:56 PM PDT by BGHater (Democracy is the road to socialism.)
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To: Hi Heels
Republican guerrilla tactics and attack advertisements

I like that a lot! We should use guerrilla tactics and attack ads. The more the merrier. It is a culture war after all. It's one we must win.

17 posted on 08/27/2008 6:37:21 PM PDT by Trteamer ( (Eat Meat, Wear Fur, Own Guns, FReep Leftists, Drive an SUV, Drill A.N.W.R., Drill the Gulf, Vote)
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To: BGHater

You are right, VP choice will really make the difference. It is coming from a marketing perspective that I was discussing. Although, head to head, Mac’s resume versus Obama’s is a no-brainier.

VP will make a difference to most of us if we hold our nose and pull the lever or if we give the campaign our all.


18 posted on 08/27/2008 6:38:07 PM PDT by mnehring (http://www.new.facebook.com/group.php?gid=26012226159&ref=mf)
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To: Fred
He better do it before coverage of Hurricane Gustav sucks the oxygen out of his announcement.
19 posted on 08/27/2008 6:39:20 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife (Is He the one?)
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To: spectre
Imagine how Gustav could backfire if Obamalamadingdong tries to go out in front of the cameras for a photo-op, but Jindal, in front of the cameras, demands he leaves because he is getting in the way of the real workers.
20 posted on 08/27/2008 6:42:41 PM PDT by mnehring (http://www.new.facebook.com/group.php?gid=26012226159&ref=mf)
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To: mnehrling
Friend, I don't care who it is. I will not vote for Obama. McCain gets my vote.
21 posted on 08/27/2008 6:47:04 PM PDT by Volunteer (Just so you know, I am ashamed the Dixie Chicks make records in Nashville.)
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To: Volunteer

99% of us agree on the vote part, it is the work part that is in question. I am holding a big check right now waiting to see who he chooses for VP. If it is some RINO, I’ll shred it. If it is a strong Conservative, I’ll send it. This is the first campaign since 96 I haven’t put in 100 hours plus volunteering because of my doubts. The VP choice will really direct where the party is going. McCain is just a placeholder.


22 posted on 08/27/2008 6:49:56 PM PDT by mnehring (http://www.new.facebook.com/group.php?gid=26012226159&ref=mf)
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To: Fred

http://www.dcexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/NateBeelerToons/McCains_Announcement.html


23 posted on 08/27/2008 6:51:39 PM PDT by GAB-1955 (Kicking and Screaming into the Kingdom of Heaven!)
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To: Fred

http://www.dcexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/NateBeelerToons/McCains_Announcement.html


24 posted on 08/27/2008 6:51:43 PM PDT by GAB-1955 (Kicking and Screaming into the Kingdom of Heaven!)
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To: Fred

bookmark


25 posted on 08/27/2008 6:53:44 PM PDT by southland (Matt. 24:6 , By their fruits ye will know them, Matt 7:16, 7:20 ,typical white guy)
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To: Shooter 2.5
I’m hoping for Palin.

That is my dream.

26 posted on 08/27/2008 6:53:59 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great (until it happens to YOU)...)
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To: Fred

Ohio.....John Boehner?????? Hmmmmmmm.....


27 posted on 08/27/2008 6:54:13 PM PDT by bioprof (STRATEGERY!)
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To: taildragger
With a swing to Lousiana, is it Haley Barbour?

I think Haley is from Mississippi.

28 posted on 08/27/2008 6:56:44 PM PDT by Diego1618
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To: GAB-1955

Considering how effectively McCain has been using YouTube ads, and considering how rapid their responses have been, and how innovative and funny, that cartoon couldn’t be further off the mark. Har har, he’s old. I get it. Lame cartoon.


29 posted on 08/27/2008 6:56:48 PM PDT by Huck (Warning: This post may contain spelling and/or grammatical errors.)
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To: mnehrling

Yes, we Cantor! ;-)


30 posted on 08/27/2008 7:09:13 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: Fred
Please read:
31 posted on 08/27/2008 7:11:20 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: arasina

Buzz is getting louder. I hope it is Eric. Let’s see. Unlike Obama, apparently Mac has made his final decision tonight and contacted the VP nod.. check schedules.....


32 posted on 08/27/2008 7:11:57 PM PDT by mnehring (http://www.new.facebook.com/group.php?gid=26012226159&ref=mf)
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To: Yosemitest
John McCain is the worst nominee we've ever had.

Call it the objectivist part of me, but the reality is, he may be the worst, but he is the is. We have to face the reality he is the nominee.. how do we deal with it.

33 posted on 08/27/2008 7:15:01 PM PDT by mnehring (http://www.new.facebook.com/group.php?gid=26012226159&ref=mf)
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To: Fred
What connection does KBH have with Ohio, where the rally is scheduled?

Meg Whitman (#5 on Intrade) began her career in 1979 at Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati, Ohio. This is a pretty tenuous lead, but I'm puzzled by the choice of Ohio.

We'll find out soon, no doubt.

34 posted on 08/27/2008 7:17:06 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: mnehrling
" how do we deal with it[???]"

We all become mavericks and vote for Bob Barr.
We cut off funding to the G.O.P. and to McCain.
No donations, only the McCain peso above should be sent to them.

35 posted on 08/27/2008 8:26:33 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: Sooth2222

Ohio is probably the #1 battleground state.


36 posted on 08/27/2008 9:32:09 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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