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

Sources: McCain to reveal VP Friday in Ohio


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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. Anonymous

    who cares

    August 27, 2008 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm |
  2. Steve - southern Illinois

    Was for Hillary – THANK YOU!! America needs you!!

    August 27, 2008 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  3. La Raza

    McCain=no future

    August 27, 2008 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  4. Miranda

    This is so sad. Didn't McCain's camp learn anything from that awful pea-green speech he gave in that empty lodge hall the same night Obama clinched the nomination? Does he really want to do this? I dont care who McCain's VP pick is, no one will give it even half the amount of airtime that Obama got with his announcement. This will not be good. I dont know why they're trying to compete like this. Should have just done it on Tuesday and try and hog up next week...but nope, envy and jealousy are clouding their reasoning once again. Oh well.

    August 27, 2008 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  5. loves piano

    Could it still possibly be Mike Huckabee? Hope so.

    August 27, 2008 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  6. Angelo

    I think he'll pick Joe Liberman. That will be a big blow to Democrats. He need someone that can help him appeal to the undecided voters. It's clear that McCain want to appeal to every American and they have a plan at least.

    August 27, 2008 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  7. Cheri

    Let's see how many people show up!!!

    August 27, 2008 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm |
  8. tedious898

    Who flippin cares? A losing ticket by all accounts. I love the DNC's convention. I promise to vote, support the dems from this day forward

    August 27, 2008 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm |
  9. Ray from CA

    Watch him not leak it out at all, this could be just something cause many powerful people spoke tonight.

    I hope he picks someone like Libermean...Biden would crush him =]

    August 27, 2008 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm |
  10. Eric


    August 27, 2008 11:38 pm at 11:38 pm |
  11. John, Proud Army Veteran

    I hope McBush adds Mittens to the ticket. Then Obama can roll out all the nasty sound clips that Mittens laid on McBush during the primary. Besides nobody will help conservatives run further away from voting for McBush then that would be car salesman Romney on the ticket. And no, Karl Rove game will not work this time around. America is better that.

    No How, No Way, No McCain!

    PUMA=People Under McBush's Authority

    August 27, 2008 11:38 pm at 11:38 pm |

    i am free guy maccain just lost my vote today ! i just saw some of his ad that pisset me of i am not a democrat ! maccain was my favor but this is a stupid crazy times in our history ! maccain just playing the same game ! i have no more faith on maccain ! i am honor of his service but no my vote for him !

    August 27, 2008 11:38 pm at 11:38 pm |
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