Democrats fear John McCain will pick a woman as his running mate; Blogger Says Google AdWords Tips Off Pick (Opinion, Analysis)
Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska has too many embarrassing in-house problems that have flared up recently. Secretary of State Condi Rice has said she's not interested.
Will Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson get the nod? If John McCain should pick Hutchinson, who has long odds against her, he could pick up some of the disgruntled Hillary Clinton voters, and women voters in general. I'm still betting on Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, but I wish Rice would jump into this race. Rice's entry would shatter the racist black voting blocs.
Update: here's a blogger who swears that Google adwords have tipped off the choice as....Joe Lieberman.
Meanwhile, the Boston Herald cites sources in saying the choice is Pawlenty: "All the scheduling for Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty has been turned over to the McCain camp today, according to GOP sources. The move signals Pawlenty will be John McCain’s running mate.
GOP sources say that Pawlenty is the only potential VP candidate who has relinquished all his scheduling."
With John McCain to name his vice president on Friday, the smoke signals from the Republican Party are spelling out the name of Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison.
The prospect of a woman has some senior Democrats very jittery, as the Clinton psychodrama plays out its latest chapter in Denver while polls show Mr Obama slipping behind.
A senior strategist, who has run two presidential campaigns, told me: "If McCain picks a woman, this thing is done."