August 27th, 2008
11:59 PM ET
6 years ago

Sources: McCain to reveal VP Friday in Ohio

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Who is Sen. John McCain's VP?.
Who is Sen. John McCain's VP?.

DENVER (CNN) – John McCain has decided on his running mate and will officially reveal his pick on Friday in Ohio, multiple sources tell CNN.

A knowledgeable Republican source says there the matter was settled at a major meeting of McCain's advisers Wednesday.

The Arizona senator’s choice has not yet been told of the decision, but the plan is to call tomorrow. A handful of names of dominated VP speculation in recent days, including former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, independent Senator Joe Lieberman, and Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty.

The presumptive Republican nominee will appear with his prospective running mate at a massive rally on August 29, the day after Barack Obama formally accepts the Democratic presidential nomination.

The McCain campaign is hoping to have 15,000 people at the Ohio rally — roughly five times the size of his largest crowd to date.


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soundoff (112 Responses)
  1. PUMA 4 HILL

    Should of picked Hillary... it would be a slam dunk.

    McCain '08 for Clinton '12

    August 27, 2008 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  2. Chi4Obama

    P.U.M.A = PEOPLE UNDER MCCAIN'S AUTHORITY.

    August 27, 2008 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  3. Sleazy McCain

    He will pick Meg Whitman because he wants to capitalize on something Obama missed- the female VP ticket.

    Oh and btw, the announcement will be leaked tommorow night during Obama's speech, of course.

    August 27, 2008 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  4. Rob

    I wonder if his VP will be able to comfort the Christian Evangelicals (like myself) concerned with his abortion record, conflicted conservatism, and the fact that to vote for him feels like an endorsement of adultery?

    His whole fortune and political start came from shamefuly leaving his wife.

    Some "family values"

    August 27, 2008 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  5. kyle

    McCain/Romney 08!!!!!!

    August 27, 2008 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  6. No Longer PUMA!

    *Hillary you are my Hero .. I'm now listening to you. It doesn't make sense to vote for McCain. No matter how mad & disapointed I am, this election is NOT about my personal feelings. It's time to MOVE ON!

    *******************WE Just can't afford it, I can't!!! **********************

    Elect a Democrat 08'

    August 27, 2008 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  7. Chuck

    If Obama can't win without the Clinton's, why is HE the nominee?

    Oh yeah, Dean, Kennedy, and Peloser picked him!

    Yup! Another PUMA!!!

    August 27, 2008 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  8. Alain James

    Obama better hope that McCain chooses Lieberman.

    A more unattractive candidate would be hard to find.

    August 27, 2008 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  9. Democrats Unite - Obama/ Biden 08!! Whoop whoop!!! :-)

    Good for you McCain!!! OBAMA IS STILL GOING TO WIN IN NOVEMBER!!!... THEN HILLARY IN 2012.... THEN ANOTHER DEMOCRAT IN 2016.....

    GET THE PICTURE????

    DEMOCRATS UNITE 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020.......:-D

    August 27, 2008 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  10. Chi4Obama

    Who cares who McCain picks for VP. Come November the GOP ticket will be toast. I can't wait until the first debate. Obama and Biden will eat the Republicans for lunch.

    August 27, 2008 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  11. NO SIDEKICK MCCAIN

    Who ever he choose will be no match for the democrats this year.

    OBAMA/BIDEN 08&12

    August 27, 2008 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  12. the Nightingale Sings in Berkley Square

    Hopefully it will be Mitt Romney

    August 27, 2008 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  13. No Way, No How, No George McCain!

    Ya we knew this last week and you already ran the ticker.

    CNN's pushing hard for Repub's

    Why do we all the McShame ad's, but we never see the Obama ad's on the ticker?

    August 27, 2008 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  14. liz

    What about Bobby Jindal?

    August 27, 2008 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  15. Eric

    HOPING TO HAVE 15,000 PEOPLE?! LMAO...SOMEBODY STOP THIS, AFTER THIS WEEK WITH US DEMOCRATS UNITED, THEY WILL BE LUCKY IF THEY GET 15.

    GOODNIGHT JOHN

    August 27, 2008 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  16. Chi4Obama

    McCain to hold a rally of 15,000 people.
    Oh, I'm so excited (end sarcasm).

    August 27, 2008 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  17. Vahjiin

    Who cares? After the American Convention tonight... the race is over!

    OBAMA-BIDEN '08!!!

    August 27, 2008 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  18. Christian, Tampa FL

    "The matter was settled at a major meeting of McCain's advisers."

    For some reason, this seems really strange to me. Obama had his vetting team, but he didn't have to meet with a panel of advisers to make the decision. The McCain people must be terribly afraid of Joe Biden, and no wonder: Biden will tear McCain himself to shreds, not to mention devour whatever running mate McCain chooses in the debate.

    August 27, 2008 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  19. Independent for Obama

    Don't care. McCain is fading away.

    August 27, 2008 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  20. Veterans for Obama and Ex-Republicans for Obama!

    I thought you already said that, and I think I already said..."Who Cares"

    August 27, 2008 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  21. Obama/Biden Good choice

    SOMEBODIES FEELING A LITTLE LONELY????????? IT WILL NEVER GET THE BUZZ OBAMA PICK GOT.

    August 27, 2008 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  22. Corey, Maryland

    haha 15,000 thats it!!! Obama will have over 80,000 and that isn't even the largest crowd he has drawn!! McSame is such a joke!

    Obama Biden 2008

    August 27, 2008 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  23. Joseph Adewole

    Who cares?

    August 27, 2008 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  24. mb in hawaii

    "The McCain campaign is hoping to have 15,000 people at the Ohio rally — roughly five times the size of his largest crowd to date."
    ****************************************************************************
    After an easy 75,000 for Barack????
    That is so pitiful...you have to feel SORRY for him...

    but then you remember Steve Schmidt and Karl Rove and all the nasty mud slinging and remember that a well organized machine is gathering its forces to push another Bushian into office thru smear tactics...
    How many yawns do you think we'll tally during the RNC? and yet the race is so close...that's dirty politics and it must STOP! Let's get ANGRY!
    Go Democrats–Obama/Biden and Peace '08!

    August 27, 2008 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  25. Ms. RDS

    Yawnnnnn........

    August 27, 2008 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
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