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It’s Not Romney

by @ 9:10 am on August 29, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, 2008 Republican Veepstakes, John McCain, Politics

In addition to Tim Pawlenty essentially taking his own name off the list this morning, Fox News is reporting that Mitt Romney, who may or may not be in Dayton today, is not John McCain’s choice for a running mate:

Sources told FOX News that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will not be McCain’s choice, even though Romney is scheduled to appear at the Dayton rally.

The focus now is on Alaska Govenor Sarah Palin who reportedly arrived in Dayton by Gulfstream last night.

If it is Palin it would be, all at the same time, a surprising, risky, and very, very interesting choice.

Update: ABC News reports that Palin’s office says she’s still in Alaska:

ABC News’ Kate McCarthy Reports: As vice presidential speculation swirls, Gov. Sarah Palin is watching the fireworks from her home in Wasilla, Alaska.


The Governor’s spokesperson, Sharon Leighow, tells ABC News she’s going to the State Fair in Anchorage, Alaska.

Going to the state fair ? Didn’t Tim Pawlenty use that excuse too ?

Of course, Pawlenty did it in person and it’s early enough in Alaska right now that a “she’s still at home” story is hard to verify unless she actually walks out her front door to get the morning paper.

One Response to “It’s Not Romney”

  1. Cara says:

    Palin would be a politically ruthless and saavy choice. She would attract all those disaffected, former Hillary supporters. She’s young, articulate, a champion of ethics reform, mother of 5, and belongs to “Feminists for Life.” This would be a really good pick for McCain. He would get some of those 18 million supporters. Chicago Tribune is reporting she has it:,0,4320091.story. As it goes, the Democrats know how to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Obama should have manned-up and chosen Hillary if he wanted to win.

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