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McCain to announce running mate on Friday (make your predictions now)
International Herald Tribune ^ | Aug. 28, 2008 | Elisabeth Bumiller and Michael Cooper

Posted on 08/27/2008 7:39:17 PM PDT by FocusNexus

Senator John McCain has decided on his running mate, two Republican strategists in contact with McCain's campaign said Wednesday. He is expected to reveal his choice at a rally at a basketball arena in Dayton, Ohio, at 11 a.m. Friday.

McCain's decision is known only to his small inner circle of advisers, no more than three or four people, who have refused all public discussion on the matter. Republicans close to the campaign said that the top contenders remained the same three men who have been the source of speculation for weeks: former Governor Mitt Romney of Massachusetts, Governor Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota and, possibly, Senator Joseph Lieberman, independent of Connecticut.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: 2008veep; elections; mccain; mccainvp; oh2008; sowehaveheard; swingstates
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Make your predictions now -- then on Friday we'll see who and how many people were correct. Please PREDICT, don't recommend, or wish, the time for that is over.

I am sticking my neck out and predicting Meg Whitman, CEO of E-bay.

Reason: McCain mentioned her as one of the three wise people he would listen to, when asked at the Saddleback forum. I was surprised, but then I gave it some more thought. She is a strong business woman, invented and built E-Bay from scratch and read somewhere she was interested in entering polics. McCain's foreign policy experience and her domestic business experience complement each other.

1 posted on 08/27/2008 7:39:18 PM PDT by FocusNexus
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To: FocusNexus

I’ll say Mitt


2 posted on 08/27/2008 7:40:49 PM PDT by CharlotteVRWC
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To: FocusNexus

Palin Please


3 posted on 08/27/2008 7:41:43 PM PDT by Damifino (The true measure of a man is found in what he would do if he knew no one would ever find out.)
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To: FocusNexus

I suggest Ghandi


4 posted on 08/27/2008 7:42:20 PM PDT by woofie
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To: CharlotteVRWC

Some safe old white guy. God forbid.


5 posted on 08/27/2008 7:43:05 PM PDT by Soliton (> 100)
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To: Damifino

Newt!


6 posted on 08/27/2008 7:43:08 PM PDT by Damifino (The true measure of a man is found in what he would do if he knew no one would ever find out.)
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To: Damifino

P-Diddy


7 posted on 08/27/2008 7:44:01 PM PDT by freeplancer
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To: woofie

I think it will be Romney, but I would prefer Pawlenty. MN may, however, go Democrat any way, and Pawlenty may not be able to help, like Agnew could not carry MD for Nixon in 1968.


8 posted on 08/27/2008 7:44:14 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Cowardice is forever!)
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To: FocusNexus
As long as his running mate is a confirmed Conservative, I don't care.
9 posted on 08/27/2008 7:44:20 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: FocusNexus

Cantor, making a play for the Hebrew vote.


10 posted on 08/27/2008 7:44:49 PM PDT by eclecticEel (men who believe deeply in something, even wrong, usually triumph over men who believe in nothing)
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To: Damifino

Eft


11 posted on 08/27/2008 7:45:04 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Jimmy Carter(the Godfather of Terror) allowed radical Islam to get a foothold in Iran.)
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To: FocusNexus

Eric Cantor looks good to me. I’m not in favor of a “gimmick” candidate, like a black or a woman just for the sake of running a black or a woman.


12 posted on 08/27/2008 7:45:04 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Not by the content of his skin, but by the color of his character.)
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To: FocusNexus

Pawlenty, as it turns out.

And I’m OK with that, I think...


13 posted on 08/27/2008 7:45:54 PM PDT by txhurl (Go Mitt! Or Palin! And Longhorns!)
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To: FocusNexus

Oprah?


14 posted on 08/27/2008 7:45:58 PM PDT by Keli Kilohana (Editor, ZARR CHASM CHRONICAL [sic], Sore, WV)
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To: FocusNexus

I fear that it will be Pawlenty, however, I hope for Palin, Cantor or Mitt, not necessarily in that order.


15 posted on 08/27/2008 7:46:14 PM PDT by sofaman (Moses dragged us through the desert for 40 years to the one place in the ME with no oil - Golda Meir)
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To: Damifino

I think it’s gonna be Pawlenty but want Powell.


16 posted on 08/27/2008 7:46:25 PM PDT by ikez78 (http://www.regimeofterror.com - Saddam Hussein and terrorism)
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To: FocusNexus
I want Romney but I do not think it will be him. I think that it either Tim Plawenty or Sarah Palin. In any case I support John McCain and whoever VP he chooses. Our goal is to defeat Obama the defeatist, Obama the socialist, Obama the abortionist, and Obama the left wing liberal.

McCain will be our next President.

17 posted on 08/27/2008 7:46:52 PM PDT by jveritas (God Bless President Bush and our brave troops)
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To: Damifino

Newt wouldn’t take the pay cut.


18 posted on 08/27/2008 7:47:13 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

Gov Palin


19 posted on 08/27/2008 7:47:20 PM PDT by italianquaker (The POTUS is above the pay grade of odumbo)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
Again shades of Ron Paulism.
20 posted on 08/27/2008 7:48:09 PM PDT by nomorelurker (keep flogging them till morale improves)
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To: FocusNexus

Kay Bailey Hutchison


21 posted on 08/27/2008 7:48:19 PM PDT by Clara Lou (Given the possibilities, I choose McCain.)
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To: FocusNexus; calcowgirl

The VP will be Pawlenty.

He is a proven “cap and trade” carbon credits guy.

The hopes in that scam is what’s funding much for both sides in this election. Goldman Sachs, the trading houses, etc.

The money men will want to know the VP is secure.

Lieberman is proven too. But he’s not youthful.

I can’t tell if Meg Whitman is a cap and trader, but probably she is, because she’s on the short list.


22 posted on 08/27/2008 7:48:22 PM PDT by Shermy (Barry O'Java - Joe Blah '08 (Carbon Credits and Credit Card Fee Increases Guaranteed))
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To: FocusNexus

I’ll take the field. I read something at the Corner saying it could be Brownback.


23 posted on 08/27/2008 7:48:28 PM PDT by StAthanasiustheGreat (Vocatus Atque Non Vocatus Deus Aderit)
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To: ikez78

Pawlenty I thought already said No. Wanted to finish his term as Gov.


24 posted on 08/27/2008 7:48:42 PM PDT by Tuxedo (This Species has Amused itself to Death)
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To: FocusNexus

Let’s hope he doesn’t pick Lieberman. Neocon Bill Kristol wrote an article in the NYT a few days ago in support of Lieberman as the VP pick.


25 posted on 08/27/2008 7:48:45 PM PDT by rightwinghour (http://rightwinghour.podbean.com/)
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To: jveritas

Allow me to add a big ditto to your comments, JVeritas.


26 posted on 08/27/2008 7:49:06 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: FocusNexus

Not necessarily my first pick, but I think it will be Kay Bailey-Hutchison.


27 posted on 08/27/2008 7:49:17 PM PDT by VOR78
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To: FocusNexus

Ill predict Romney, but I’m hoping for Kasich.... (Announcement in Ohio???)


28 posted on 08/27/2008 7:49:20 PM PDT by BallparkBoys
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To: FocusNexus; Rodm

FReeper rodm said McCain has selected Governor Sonny Perdue of GA.


29 posted on 08/27/2008 7:49:51 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (All hail our leader, our savior, our beloved, The Messiah Obama)
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To: FocusNexus

Ron Reagan Jr.


30 posted on 08/27/2008 7:49:56 PM PDT by Carl LaFong (Building Code Under Fire)
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To: FocusNexus

This article skipped Eric Cantor who the GOP insiders are saying is at the top of the list so I will go with Cantor.

Two out of those three have been off the list according to sources for sometime with one never seriously being considered.


31 posted on 08/27/2008 7:50:28 PM PDT by PhiKapMom ( VOTE FOR McCAIN 2008! McCainNow.com; LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: FocusNexus
Mah predikshn:


32 posted on 08/27/2008 7:50:57 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Are you ready to pray for Teddy?)
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To: FocusNexus

Pawlenty


33 posted on 08/27/2008 7:51:24 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Innocent until proven guilty; The Pendleton 8: We are not going down without a fight)
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To: FocusNexus

Who ever it is, we can count on John McCain to let down and infuriate a large segment of the GOP base. Count on it. (...and I hope I’m wrong)


34 posted on 08/27/2008 7:51:53 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (The road to hell is paved with the stones of pragmatism.)
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To: FocusNexus
McCain's decision is known only to his small inner circle of advisers, no more than three or four people, who have refused all public discussion on the matter.

I predict we will not know until Friday.

35 posted on 08/27/2008 7:52:07 PM PDT by Rudder
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To: FocusNexus

Sarah Palin, Gov of Alaska.


36 posted on 08/27/2008 7:52:23 PM PDT by Tuxedo (This Species has Amused itself to Death)
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To: PhiKapMom

“Two out of those three have been off the list according to sources for sometime with one never seriously being considered.”

Is one of those Pawlenty?

I might have to go back to Huckster, a “religious” believer in cap and trade.


37 posted on 08/27/2008 7:52:58 PM PDT by Shermy (Barry O'Java - Joe Blah '08 (Carbon Credits and Credit Card Fee Increases Guaranteed))
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To: FocusNexus
SARAHCUDA!

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38 posted on 08/27/2008 7:53:46 PM PDT by lesser_satan (Cthulu '08! Why vote for the lesser evil?)
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To: rightwinghour

Lieberman would be the pick of the globalist elite who run the world, as they picked Biden, another CFR guy, for Obama. And they have McCain in their hip pocket. So says a conspiracy nut aquaintance.


39 posted on 08/27/2008 7:53:58 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (est deus in nobis)
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To: FocusNexus

The Good: Palin, Jindal, Cantor

The Bad: Huckabee, Lieberman, Crist, Graham

The Boring: Pawlenty, Romney

I have no clue who he will pick... as long as he avoind “The Nad” I would be OKAY with any of the other 5.


40 posted on 08/27/2008 7:54:02 PM PDT by WatchYourself (McCain/Palin '08)
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To: FocusNexus
Lieberman.

I hope I'm wrong, but it would fit McCain to a "T".

41 posted on 08/27/2008 7:54:06 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When He rolls up His sleeves, He ain't just puttin' on the Ritz)
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To: FocusNexus

Rob Portman of Ohio.


42 posted on 08/27/2008 7:54:16 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: PhiKapMom

I have an eerie suspicion its either Lieberman or Cantor. Everything I’ve read says announcement 11:00 AM Friday, campaign together in PA later in the day, then more campaign appearance on Sunday, but nothing is mentioned for Saturday.

Why skip Saturday?!?!? That would be a prime weekend campaign day. Unless.....

the pick were Lieberman or Cantor who would not campaign on the Sabbath being Jews. Sabbath begins Friday evening and runs through Saturday.

So I am now leaning towards it has to be Lieberman or Cantor and I’m saying please God, Cantor..........


43 posted on 08/27/2008 7:54:43 PM PDT by conservativegramma
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To: FocusNexus

Romney


44 posted on 08/27/2008 7:54:53 PM PDT by Blogger
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To: jveritas

“In any case I support John McCain and whoever VP he chooses. Our goal is to defeat Obama the defeatist, Obama the socialist, Obama the abortionist, and Obama the left wing liberal.”

My sentiments exactly.


45 posted on 08/27/2008 7:54:55 PM PDT by FocusNexus ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: FocusNexus

I don’t care who he picks, I’m not voting for him.


46 posted on 08/27/2008 7:55:14 PM PDT by anchorclankor (Liberals and Neocons need not apply)
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To: FocusNexus
He needs someone that can out "halo" Obamaosama.


47 posted on 08/27/2008 7:55:34 PM PDT by OSHA (framing it as though you've magically neutralized any potential negative eventuality)
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To: FocusNexus

It’s gotta be someone outside the envelope (a pilot, he’ll understand), or we’re doomed, I tell ya, we’re doomed!


48 posted on 08/27/2008 7:56:28 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Are you ready to pray for Teddy?)
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To: FocusNexus

I believe this is the true short list: Sarah Palin, Meg Whitman, Carly Fiorina, Eric Cantor, Kay Bailey Hutchison, and Rob Portman.


49 posted on 08/27/2008 7:57:03 PM PDT by Tuxedo (This Species has Amused itself to Death)
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To: Shermy

Schmuckabee??? Haillll no!


50 posted on 08/27/2008 7:57:04 PM PDT by sofaman (Moses dragged us through the desert for 40 years to the one place in the ME with no oil - Golda Meir)
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