July 25th, 2008
08:31 AM ET
10 years ago

McCain source says timing of VP announcement not settled

McCain not ready to announce running mate.

McCain not ready to announce running mate.

(CNN) - John McCain has not settled on a running mate and the timing of any announcement has not been determined, a senior McCain source told CNN.

That appears to differ from a Washington Post report Friday that the Arizona senator plans to announce his VP choice at some point before the Olympic Games in China that kick off August 8.

But the McCain source tells CNN all discussions about a running mate are still underway and McCain has given no indication he has made a decision. Moreover, McCain is just as likely to announce his choice at the end of August as he is in the first part of the month.

But top McCain adviser Charlie Black told CNN earlier this week that the campaign has done enough vetting of VP prospects so that the Republican candidate would have enough information to make a decision, and an announcement, whenever he wants.

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soundoff (279 Responses)
  1. MsSapphire, Little Rock

    to JD: who cares what you say?

    p.s. I know your little secret.....you are not black.........

    July 25, 2008 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  2. Michael

    Mitt Romney, that is his choice. Great guy and one day will make a fine president.

    McCain/Romney '08

    July 25, 2008 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  3. Maggie

    I have to sign off now, work calls. But I wanted one more post for the road.

    Obama did an amazing job and he will be a great president.

    Obama 08

    Also, what is Hillary doing? She's supposed to be working hard for Obama, and all I hear is she's working hard for herself, and her debt. She should have gone back to her supporters, the 18 mil for help.

    July 25, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  4. McArsenic

    who Vetted Charlie Black...? the man is STILL a lobbyist. on the pay roll for the Lobbyist, he and many of McCains camp are LOBBYIST...hello LOBBYIST ie. special interest groups, they lobby to get politicians to make laws that benefit THEIR interest at the expense of hard working American like your self...LOBBYIST people, Mccain has 59 LOBBYIST running his campaign....hello is this thing on? COUNTRY FIRST....my azz. that's the same thing Bush and Chaney said and how many BILLIONS of dollars did Halliburton make in Iraq? how many soldiers were wounded and killed ....just by taking a shower...MY GOD PEOPLE did i mention Mccain has 59 lobbyist RUNNING his campaign? do we have to shoot ourselves in the foot to see if we bleed? why dont you vet Charlie Black? Google Charlie Black/Occidental Petrolium and may be you will understand why McCain fliped to off shore drilling. country first...indeed

    July 25, 2008 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
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