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. aliou FL

    John McSame Can chose Bux bonney for vip. W've already got the Prez and vip we want: Obama and Biden.

    August 27, 2008 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  2. Debby

    I hope its Romney.

    August 27, 2008 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  3. Chi4Obama

    Hmmm,
    I wonder will Fox News (Karl Rove and co.) actually criticize McCain for announcing his VP pick on a Friday.

    For those that don't know, the GOP made a big deal about Obama showing his "inexperience" by announcing his VP pick on a Friday (i.e. the slowest news day of the week).

    Bu it seems to me like McCain is following in Obama's footsteps once again.

    August 27, 2008 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  4. MichaelRayThompson

    I'm pretty sure it's a done deal. It's Mitt Romney. It;s a good choice. He's smart. He's attractive. He's successful and rich. He's conservative. Great. John McCain's first good decision.

    August 27, 2008 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  5. bill m

    Dont matter who it is. More of the Same

    August 27, 2008 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  6. Slash Firestorm

    I have a feeling it'll be 'slipped' earlier. Like right around Obama's acceptance speech.

    And wow, McCain, 15000. That is impressive. For you, I mean. Obama's going to have quadruple that, but, you know, you shouldn't be worried. Not one bit.

    August 27, 2008 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  7. Realistic

    Grandpa Simpson picks Mr. Burns.

    Exxxxxxxxxxxxxcellent!

    August 27, 2008 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  8. Democrats Unite - Obama/ Biden 08!! Whoop whoop!!! :-)

    My comment is STILL awaiting moderation.... uhmm... whats going on CNN???

    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 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  9. Former Clinton Supporter for Obama

    Who cares?

    Vote Obama/Biden!

    August 27, 2008 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  10. CB

    Nice timing of your press release McCain – trying to upstage Biden! TACKY!

    August 27, 2008 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  11. Chi4Obama

    I just wonder, how can anyone vote Republican.

    With people like Sean Hannity, Karl Rove, and Rush Limbaugh…Yuck. I'm sick to my stomach just thinking about the GOP.

    Democrats '08

    August 27, 2008 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  12. DAWSON

    MACCAIN HVE GIVEN THE DEMOCRATES A TOOL TO PREPARE THEMSELVES VERY COME THIS NOV, I HVE CHANGE MY MIND FOR VOTING FOR JOHN MACCAIN. LIKE HILLARY AM FOR OBAMA

    August 27, 2008 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  13. unitedwestanddevidedwefall

    John MccCain and Bush had a birthday party while katrina vitims were dying.

    CNN helicopters roll cameras as katrina victims were begging for help. They left them on the hot roof tops because they were black.

    August 27, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  14. Ramesh Shrestha

    Who cares who he will pick to be in his losing team? Mitt Romney? Duh.......!! Isn't that the guy who criticized McCain in the bitterest terms? Isn't that the guy who holds the record of being the first negative campaigner during the primary season? I am a Mormon and am proud of Romney's achievement. But, the way he ran campaign turned all his reputation to dust, at least for me. No super power can rescue McCain's sinking ship.

    ObamaBiden 08.

    August 27, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  15. Greg FL.

    15k at the rally? Who's trying to play rock star now?

    August 27, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  16. Sandy

    WOW – 15000 people – I can hear the snoring now – it should be overwhelming

    Censor this American CNN – we're tired of the censorship. You publish nationwide – we are a free nation.

    August 27, 2008 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
  17. = O

    who cares? DEMS all the way!

    August 27, 2008 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
  18. Jeff, South Bend, IN

    Who cares, seriously. Same crooked Republican cronies. Maybe his VP choice will be able to remember what day of the week it is. If he picks Romney then they can figure out which of the 17 homes they own between them to vacation at.

    August 27, 2008 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm |
  19. NYC LOVES OBAMA

    NOT THIS TIME, NO MORE BUSH, NO MORE OF THE SAME, DEFINITELY NOT McCAIN!!!!

    August 27, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  20. mat

    It is a winning team as Dems have bad pair. He is the luckiest guy of the century. Good luck him.

    August 27, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  21. soloobama08

    SO
    ONE VOTE...I am the surge against MCSAME.

    August 27, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  22. G

    Is his VP choice one of the other people from the Keating 5?

    August 27, 2008 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  23. zeke

    Let the games begin...

    McCain rocks 08!

    August 27, 2008 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  24. dennis from chicago

    that's what i like in a leader no lilly washie a round....guess work...play with the media...pop in and out like a celebrity who doesn't work writes book and your paying for it.... DOWN TO BUSINESS WITH MC CAIN PICK A TOUGH ONE......ANYBODY GOT S TO BE BETTER THAN O BAMA..... personally i like ROMNEY'S touhness

    August 27, 2008 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  25. Matt MC

    I wonder if it's Romney? Way to keep us in suspense! I can't wait for the debates...ha!

    Go Democrats...

    Go Republicans, your exuberance will expose your ignorance, and that will be wonderful!

    August 27, 2008 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
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