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. Paul Revere

    Great, a grumpy old guy and a gameshow host...

    August 27, 2008 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  2. CaptB

    McCain has only had roughly 3,000 people at his largest rally? Are they garnering any support? I wonder if the press corps is a good portion of John McCain's crowd?

    August 27, 2008 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  3. Proud American

    Who cares... they're all losers.
    McCain more if the Same!!

    August 27, 2008 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  4. Don

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    August 27, 2008 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  5. FactCheck

    Maybe it will be a detainee from Guantanamo. After all, according to him, being a POW qualifies you to lead the country.

    August 27, 2008 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  6. Jatovi, NC

    Oooh, I can't wait...(yawn).. Since he doesn't know about computers, he'll probably send out information on his choice by mail. I do think it's funny that he is trying hard to get some attention. I wonder where he got the idea to mention he's decided and hold on to it. Hate to ruin your "surprise" but everyone knows it's Mitt Romney.

    August 27, 2008 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  7. JB

    Hey, Chuck. Get over it, dude.

    August 27, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  8. Steve - southern Illinois

    McCain will do whatever Karl Rove tells him to do.

    August 27, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  9. THE REPUBLICAN PARTY ARE AGENTS FROM HELL

    WHO REALLY CARES AT THIS POINT? WE ALREADY GOT OUR NEXT PRESIDENT AND HIS VICE, OBAMA AND BIDEN! THE JOB IS ALREADY TAKEN MCSAME'S APPLICATION HAS BEEN THROWN OUT AND A REPUBLICAN VICE NEED NOT EVEN APPLY!

    August 27, 2008 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  10. John from LA

    looking forward to finding out who it is-also VERY EXCITED that it'll steal thunder away from "The Messiah"
    NO WAY
    NO HOW
    NOBAMA!!

    August 27, 2008 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  11. tedious898

    We have our ticket! Give it a rest republicans ...get your stuff together. We are coming for ya! Its a can of whoop arse and we're opening it up on you.

    August 27, 2008 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  12. Copperfield

    And the world will mumble in unison "Huh? Who cares?"

    August 27, 2008 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  13. Gary Chandler in Canada

    did you mean Limbaugh's pick???

    August 27, 2008 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  14. Open Your 3rd Eye

    McCain/Satan '08

    You know, I bet some Americans would actually vote for that ticket. It really is amazing.

    August 27, 2008 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  15. Crush Rush

    Surprise,surprise,its the chairman of Exxon Mobil.

    August 27, 2008 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  16. Obama/Biden Good choice

    Realistic loved the comment.................CNN needs to tell Mccain who the V.P. isbefore he forgets like how many homes he has.

    August 27, 2008 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  17. Ross in MD

    Lieberman please – pretty please, with sugar on top?

    I'd love the chance to vote against him!

    August 27, 2008 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  18. von in lakeland, fl

    YAWN.

    August 27, 2008 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  19. Xango 08 & 12

    who cares
    who cares

    we all know It's Mitt Romney
    jajjaa
    i agree with the person who said
    " August 27th, 2008 11:12 pm ET

    Grandpa Simpson picks Mr. Burns.:

    oh mcbush, mcclinton and mccain all one and the same

    August 27, 2008 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  20. william

    WHO CARES! Hes going to lose anyway. It dont matter if he picks jesus christ himself! The redumbicans are toast. Obama/Biden 08

    August 27, 2008 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  21. No Hillary = No Obama

    Not picking Hillary was a "no brainer" according to Guilliani – Obama betrayed ALL women. McCain will pick someone who shares his values – Obama picks someone who can get him elected. No Obama, no way, no how.

    August 27, 2008 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  22. Copperfield

    Oh my god! We need people staking out his house, ALL 9 OF THEM!

    August 27, 2008 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  23. Seatown

    Are you kidding that CNN is puts republican spin on their political coverage? CNN is the most balanced source out there on cable.

    For Dem who want to hide from the truth watch MSNBC. They have anchors who have said on TV that Obama send chills up thier legs. And for the Republicans who want to hide from the truth you have Fox News Channel. They are fair and balance if you are a Republican.

    August 27, 2008 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  24. Isaac

    Aaron Burr?

    August 27, 2008 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  25. Coleman R. Brice, Asbury Park, NJ

    yawn..

    August 27, 2008 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm |
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