August 28th, 2008
05:07 PM ET
13 years ago

VP selection process complete, McCain campaign confirms

DENVER (CNN) - A senior adviser with John McCain's campaign called CNN Thursday to confirm that the VP selection process is finished and the presumptive Republican nominee has made up his mind.

CNN first reported the news Wednesday, after a knowledgeable Republican source said the matter was settled at a major meeting of McCain's advisers.

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


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  1. curtis in WI

    MY money is on Pawlenty. McCain needs to appease the radical right – especially after their announcement today that "the party platform reflects the party's belief's, Not John McCain's." (Who needs enemies with friends like that?)

    Pawlenty is exactly what the party loves and demands – and unquestioning, unthinking yes-man.

    August 28, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  2. California Gold

    Fetus and Me: Evansgenitals ?
    I think you means Evangelicals. I don't care about Evan's genitals.

    August 28, 2008 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  3. Fetus and Me

    Tru, curtis. Pawlenty is pro-life and that will make Evansgenitals happy. I am pretty sure Evansgenitals all across the country will be sweating until Senator McCain makes his announcement tomorrow at noon. If it is Pawlenty expect a loud collective sigh of relief, the pressure will be over.

    August 28, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  4. Colo Sprgs, CO

    The smart choice for John would be Mitt Romney, but this is McCain we're talking about here, so he will of course pick Lieberman. Lieberman has been in Johnny's back pocket the whole year.

    August 28, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  5. SFgal

    Leave it to McCain to have this on the anniversary of Katrina. With another on the way, possibly!

    After all, he was yucking it up in Arizona back then with Bush while people were scrambling for their lives.

    Oh also, isn't this the first night of football?

    What a horrible campaign, I hope he keeps this up.

    August 28, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  6. w.l. jones

    Sorry cnn, but somebody saing their candidate is more quilfied to be commander-in-chief than the chairman of joint chief of staff ,this make all my old military training go out the window.

    August 28, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  7. Fetus and Me

    Colo Sprgs: I heard that Mitt Rockney is part of the Church of LSD. Do you think Christian voters embrace someone out of the mainstream right like him?

    August 28, 2008 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  8. abina

    THE COPY WILL NEVER BECOME ORIGINAL.
    GO OABAMA!!!!!!!!

    August 28, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  9. Fetus and Me

    I haven't seen pictures of it yet but some of the news agencies are saying that the stage design where Obama will receive the nomination for president is a Greek-style building. Has anyone seen pictures of it yet?

    August 28, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  10. dreamweaver

    If folks would look at the amount of money the Obama's have. Maybe folks would look past the "history" being made and concentrate on our country and world.Sure Obama's have major money supporters like Oprah and many of her friends.True, Michelle made over $250,000 in working in healthcare where some folks could not afford any.Then they talk of "Change" and go and pick Biden who son is a lobbyist
    Biden has been in the senate almost as long as Obama is old.
    Even if he picked Biden because he has experience Obama is lacking in National security.How many "friends does Biden have on the "hill" snf hoe msny favors will be called in? Why doesn't folks start digging in the issues of both and the backgrounds to make a GOOD INFORMATIVE decision instead of just watching ads and conventions. Wake up folks this is our country, Lets turn it over to someone we can really trust and has the guts and experience to make a difference. It doesn't matter what or who you are for just look at EVERYTHING to make an informative descision of your own.
    We are the ones who have to live with it. Personally I am not happy with either but I will base my decision on FACTS not feelings.

    August 28, 2008 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  11. Patrick Peavy

    ROMNEY!!!
    ROMNEY!!!
    ROMNEY!!!!

    August 28, 2008 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  12. aaron

    mccain/huckabee

    August 28, 2008 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  13. Jones

    Who cares.....who cares??? ....if he likes let him pick Jesus-he can't win................Obama 08–2012...

    August 28, 2008 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  14. independent voter

    it will be pawlenty. mccain can't stand romney and he would rather have the edge over obama in that obama won't be able to use his VP's words against him from during the primaries.

    August 28, 2008 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  15. Janel, St. Paul, MN

    I'm hoping that it is Pawlenty. Much as I think Pawlenty is a sweet guy, it is clear from most Minnesotan's that Biden will chew him up and throw him to the wolves.

    August 28, 2008 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
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