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.
John McSame Can chose Bux bonney for vip. W've already got the Prez and vip we want: Obama and Biden.
I hope its Romney.
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.
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.
Dont matter who it is. More of the Same
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.
Grandpa Simpson picks Mr. Burns.
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
Nice timing of your press release McCain – trying to upstage Biden! TACKY!
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.
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
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.
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.
15k at the rally? Who's trying to play rock star now?
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.
who cares? DEMS all the way!
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.
NOT THIS TIME, NO MORE BUSH, NO MORE OF THE SAME, DEFINITELY NOT McCAIN!!!!
It is a winning team as Dems have bad pair. He is the luckiest guy of the century. Good luck him.
ONE VOTE...I am the surge against MCSAME.
Is his VP choice one of the other people from the Keating 5?
Let the games begin...
McCain rocks 08!
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
I wonder if it's Romney? Way to keep us in suspense! I can't wait for the debates...ha!
Go Republicans, your exuberance will expose your ignorance, and that will be wonderful!