(CNN) – Rudy Giuliani, former presidential candidate turned John McCain supporter, said Thursday that a Democrat could conceivably occupy the number 2 spot on the Republican presidential ticket.
“The reality is either way you might see something like that,” the former New York City mayor told CNN’s Kiran Chetry on American Morning when asked about talk of Sen. Barack Obama choosing a Republican like Sen. Chuck Hagel as his running mate.
Giuliani said he has not spoken with McCain about possibly choosing a Democratic running mate. “But, if you’re asking me is it possible in this day and age that you could have a ticket like that? I think so.”
While he conceded that he could think of “a couple” Democrats who might fit the bill as potential McCain VP’s, Giuliani said the decision was ultimately McCain’s.
Watch: Giuliani on American Morning
(CNN) – A grassroots organization of Hillary Clinton supporters has announced plans to march in Denver on the same day the New York senator is set to address her party’s faithful during the Democratic convention there.
The march will take place on August 26 and is being organized by 18 Million Voices Rise Hillary Rise. The march will be accompanied by a festival in downtown Denver and additional coordinated marches across the country on the same day.
Clinton, who garnered approximately 18 million votes in the long Democratic primary fight, is scheduled to speak at the convention on the 88th anniversary of the date American women were granted the right to vote.
Since Clinton announced the formal suspension of her presidential campaign, the Obama campaign has gone to great lengths to promote party unity. Clinton and Obama appeared together at a campaign event in Unity, New Hampshire; the Obama campaign recently announced that New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson will be holding two fund-raising events to help retire Clinton’s campaign debt; and Clinton is scheduled to campaign on Obama’s behalf in key states.
Washington Post: Win Points for McCain! Rewards Program for Online Commenters
Spread John McCain's official talking points around the Web - and you could win valuable prizes! That, in essence, is the McCain campaign's pitch to supporters to join its new online effort, one that combines the features of "AstroTurf" campaigning with the sort of customer-loyalty programs offered by airlines, hotel chains, restaurants and the occasional daily newspaper.
WSJ: The New Southern Strategy
This is how shaky Republican fortunes are in 2008: In one of the most conservative corners of the conservative South, Democrats stand a good chance of winning a congressional seat.
Washington Post: Outspoken Pawlenty Auditions for Role of Mr. Discretion
Tim Pawlenty is an uncommonly forthright man. The Minnesota governor, who aspires to be John McCain's vice president, said during a radio interview in the spring that his wife enjoys fishing, football and hockey. "Now," Pawlenty quipped, "if I could only get her to have sex with me."
Washington Post: Indebted Ever After; Scared by National Deficit? You Should Be, Filmmakers Say.
A private-equity billionaire, a former federal government official and a Baltimore newsletter editor have made a documentary film that they hope can do what an endless parade of policy papers has not: Persuade Americans that debt has created a looming economic crisis that would make the Great Depression look like a market correction.
CNN Radio: Energy policy spends a day with Paris and Newt Gingrich
Take that “White Haired Dude!” Paris Hilton responded to John McCain, but may have shown Congress how to do its job - and Newt Gingrich is talking shutdown again. Lisa Desjardins has today's CNN Political Ticker.
CNN: Clinton: I have ‘no inside information’ on VP process
Senator Hillary Clinton spent Thursday in New York on Senate business, but she couldn’t escape questions about the vice presidential search.
WSJ: Activists to Play Comedy, Not Drama, at Denver Convention
Local law enforcement is preparing for the worst at the Democratic National Convention, spending millions on crowd-control gear and bringing in hundreds of extra officers to back up the military and Secret Service.
* Sen. John McCain holds a Town Hall Meeting at Veterans Memorial Civic & Convention Center in Lima, OH
* Sen. Barack Obama has no public events.