(CNN) - Sen. John McCain spends the next two days campaigning through Pennsylvania with the state’s former Gov. Tom Ridge at his side.
Anytime McCain appears with someone that might be on his vice presidential shortlist, it stirs up a whole new round of speculation. And as Pennsylvania is a key battleground state, Ridge is getting plenty of attention.
Ridge, a former Homeland Security Secretary, grew up in Erie and begin his political career in the northwest Pennsylvania city where the McCain tour begins.
And if the presumptive Republican nominee needed any reminder of Ridge’s prominence, he’ll get it the moment his plane sets down. The Erie International Airport where McCain lands late Sunday afternoon is also named “Tom Ridge Field” in the hometown politico’s honor.
McCain or Obama; That's like Facts (McCain) vs. Fiction (Obama).
Bad choice McCain so go ahead and choose him!
Here is another guy who can't help McCain's weak spots so why is there consideration? It's another link to the Bush failures (and yes, Susie, they do belong on his doorstep). This administration was unable to work itself out of any problem. For McCain to cling to them is ridiculous.
Hey Bob, it's Sunday. Don't you right-wingers mind someone having at least one day off or will all of the CEO's be unable to afford another house, boat, car, etc. if the workers have some time off?
The only qualification listed in the Constitution is that the President be 36 years of age....all other qualifications are purely subjective with each individual voter. McCain, in my view, is as short in qualification as you perceive Obama to be.
dear susie..you need to quit reading! McCain is an old man with old ideas and can not get us out of anything. his answer to every problem is "it needs a serge". this old fool has no morals or he would have taken his education more seriously and not been the 4th lowest in his navel acadamy to grauduate. he was a trader in vietnam and the only reason he did not come home earlier was because he was afraid of disgrace from his father. he left his first wife after she was crippled and married his young cindy the month after his divorce was final after having a hot and heavy sex affair while still married. he never talks about his children or his faith. we know nothing about this man except that he can not remember what country he is in most of the time. his jealousy for obama is sickening and he puts people to sleep just listening to him. you are right about one thing however...WAKE UP AMERICA........we need new energy and a new generation to get us out of this 8 year crash and burn era of george bush!!
Susie, Try reading The Audacity of Hope!!!!!! Not a conservative republicans book about a man He knows nothing about. The Bush administration (you know those people like Cheney with all the experience) have messed things up royally. And to all the Republicans saying that Obama is a celebrity not a leader how about Regan and Schwartzenagger. I believe they were actors.
who cares his pick is going to be white protestant and rich just like every other president other then kennedy
Everyone seems to be missing the up side of the state of our economy: 1) With people having to choose between eating and filling up their gas tanks: obesity will be on the decline. 2) With the mortgage crisis in full swing, fewer people can afford to leave their spouses and move out on their own, so the divorce rate will go down as many will conclude that it's "cheaper to keep her (or him)" and will have to try and work things out :)
IT APPEARS, MCCAIN STILL HAS A PROBLEM WITH JUDGEMENT!
I really don't think it'sgoing to matter who either candidate picks. I vote for the person running for president not the vice-president.
to Raleigh I would rather have boring then someone who has no experience and only gives good speeches.
My question to all: If Obama is so great how come Obama is not moving up in the polls?
Personally I don't mind the snooping. I've got nothing to hide. We are dealing with extremists, hello? They want to completely destroy us..blow themselves up to kill Americans. How crazy is that? People take these groups way too lightly and I refuse to wear a scarf around my head and bow down to men. I like my freedom. I say keep snooping and do what you need to do to make us all safe.
Tom Ridge would be a good choice, he gets it.
A LOSING TEAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bob,are you one of the selfish rich or the ignorant who believes all the crap the Republicans throw at you????
USA ruined? How rediculous can you be? Maybe for a bunch of losers who can't manage their own lives.
We don't want or NEED any of the Changes Egobamma would have shoved at us. Then you will have something to whine about.
Someone mentiones Romneys 10 wives. That is so asinine. How about Bummas 4 muslim wives? See, we can play that stupid game too.
Some kids are in for a rude awakening.
McCain 08. Doesn't matter who the v.p is just so it isn't an American hater like we'd get with THE ONE.
Susie, McSame is not a choice...
INSTEAD OF READING WHAT THE RING WING SAYS, TRY SEEKING OUT YOUR OWN INFORMATION FROM MULTIPLE SOURCES TO MAKE A SOUND DECISION.
I pity you for your ignorance, Bob.
If you like George Bush, your gonna love McCain! Just like George Bush, only senile and paranoid.
WE all know that dummy Ridge. Mccain shoud be careful this is the guy who thinks DUCT TAPE AND PLASTIC ARE THE BEST THINGS TO HAVE AND USE IN EMERGENCIES. Watch out John having someone as radical as Ridge could be a worse admin then this present one. I can visualize your next war and sending troops in wrapped in plastic sheeting and duct tape. It would makeThe war cheape.
I doubt McCain would pick Ridge. But no matter whom he picks, voters will prefer an experienced leader like McCain to a newby, inexperienced loudmouth like Obama.
And after Michelle speaks during a "prime spot" at the convention in Denver (what the h- has she done to deserve a "prime spot" along with Hillary Clinton?) - voters will really be turned off by even more "warm fuzzies" (gag!) fairy tale stuff she'll be spinning about Barack.
Susie,you need to stop letting the ones who are anti obama feed you what they have put together and do your own research by checking what the anit obama puts together against FACT CHECK .ORG. Stop letting FOX News feed you what they put together to put doubt in the American people minds. May I make a suggest always Fact check everything someone say. You sure Mccain is ready to lead? Some of us throught Bush was ready to lead and look at the results from Bush so called experience. It is about Judgement and that is what Obama has.
enough with the speculations about who mccain or obama will pick for their running mate. these men will make their choice and we can all act surprised when they make their announcement. when the names are made public then the pundits can analyze it to kingdom come. the level of speculation has just gotten ridiculous.
The Obama supporters really surprise me, they flood any McCain story with derogatory comments just as soon as the stories are posted. Guess who puts the TV buzz to the story. Well, this is not about a VP choice, this is about having Tom Ridge campaign with McCain in a state that he was a former Govenor and is very popular. Plus Pennyslvania is a battle ground state that Hillary knocked Obama out by 10 points and a state that Obama said these people were the kind of people who "cling to their guns and religion". If McCain wins Pennslyvania he wins the general election.
Can someone tell these guys that the Church Age is over ?
Nobody has presidential experience till they become president.
John McCain has been a big part of the problem for the last 25+ years.
Take a minute and Google the"Keating 5".
You hear that George W. Bush has "failed" at this or that for a reason.
He has failed at both this and that.
Just one American's opinion, but I'm not alone.
Boy, if McCain is our only choice, then the USA is in a heap of trouble. McCain has over 20 years of experience and what does he have to show for it? Just look at the last 4 years of his record to see that he is part of the problem. McCain will not be part of the solution. This Because I am living with the current devils policies. And it ain't pretty.