(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.
That old lying guy isn't going to win so who cares who he picks?
Just what this country needs...more failed policies and inept people in a sector they know nothing about
at least he didnt judge horses
it does not matter who McPhony chooses I will be voting for Obama
who cares. They are too old
More older white men...that is what we need to be a fair representation of this country...may King George will start WW3 and try for a third term?
What ever McSame which is the same as Bush why wouldn't he be with the same policy maker as Bush.... do what ever but just remember America is waiting for change and McSame do not represent change at all....
The M. Saakashvili would not of brutally attacked the citizens of South Ossetia without the approval and direction from D. Cheney and G. Bush.
Because of the U. S. pushing the arms race it is only a matter of time till Russia sets up a military base in South America and as usual we will hear the U. S. say they can't,it is a provocative move ,Russia will not be allowed to put a millitary base in the America's etc..
i live in PA and adding ridge to the ticket would not sway my vote.
the dude manipulated the terror alerts, gave us the duct-tape and plastic defense, and was a total bush yes-man.
he wasn't much of a governor either.
He couldnt make VP. One, even though he was DHS Secy under Bush in his first term, he's pro-choice and not well known as say Mitt Romney or Rudy Giuliani.
Oh yes, the wonderful analysts at CNN again show why they get paid the big bucks! McCain will not pick a pro-life, former Bush Administration official. Why wouldn't he just hand Obama the 'Same as Bush' card?
Typical, a war breaks out in Georgia the only one in town to answer the phone is McCain (since Hillary Clinton is not allowed to pick up). Obama is on holiday and Bush is at the Olympics.
Tom Ridge or any other VP can't rescue the McCain's falling campaign. Does Republican have a chance to change John? NO. It is too late. Nothing can be done.
Is there a reason stories about McCain are printed in such larger, more readable fonts?
A GOOD TIME TO INVEST IN DUCK TAPE,
What a boring choice if he picks him. Hopefully he will cuase he'll lose.
This "VP buzz" is just getting ridiculously out of hand. It's to the point where if I spent more than five minutes talking to either candidate, the media will pick up "VP buzz" on me! Seriously, every day there is a *NEW* candidate on the "short list," or in final rounds such that McCain or Obama are certain to tell us that this person is their next candidate. Is the media just trying to be "right" and so just declaring that every possible candidate is potentially the next VP? What I would really appreciate as a consumer of news is some accurate, quality reporting in which every possible connection to McCain and Obama affiliated with politics in any way is NOT a possible contender for the VP spot. A little due diligence would be excellent here so that every time I check the ticker I'm not reading about the "for sure VP candidate," which changes every single time. This is one reason people start getting turned off to the political news, folks.
well at least Tom ridge or Tom Pawlenty would be a better choice than the arrogant Romney
He will pick Romney – I don't understand why people keep talking about this – Tom Ridge is a good choice but I do not want to see McCain to win. It will be Romney though.
OBAMA '08 !!!
well at least Tom ridge or Tim Pawlenty would be a better choice than the arrogant Romney
well mccains VP is just going to be a picture behind him because Mccain wont listen to any of his surrounding poeple he will bully them away.
OBAMAS' larger convention Temple is all about money, money !
Charging an entrance fee is to milk more campaign money and
not as said to allow more people to attend...Typical, typical political
rhetoric without thought to the little people. Greed and money is
what the Obama campaign is all about.
Vote for the man who puts people and COUNTRY first...Mccain/08
John McCain is a hot head and many of his senate colleagues are well aware of it – and have publicly said so – Do we really want this man to have his finger on the trigger of the weapons of this country? He has a flawed past in his involement with the "keating 5" that was part of the biggest savings and loan losses in the US History. He has todate run the most negative campaign since Richard Nixon of 1972. Mr McCain is 95% in lock step with the Bush/Cheney and that whole corrupt bunch and now would like to convince us the VOTERS that he should be our next President – sorry folks that "Dog won't Hurt"
Hmmmm....I would think McCain would shy away from anyone who served in GW Bush's cabinet. Doesn't send out a message of change.....
Tom Ridge???? The former Head Paranoiac in Chief of the Department of Homeland Insecurity? The man who lives by the philosophy that there's no such thing as too much snooping on the private lives of American citizens? Who's fairly sure that we're all guilty of something until proven innocent? That Tom Ridge?
If McCain has any chance at all in this election, he's going to blow it entirely if he picks as his VP this thorough authoritarian who seems to believe that the U.S. Bill of Rights is no more than am impediment to be circumvented when it's convenient to do so.