Filed under: Congress, Election 2008, MSM | Tags: Congress, Election 2008, Eric Cantor, Veepstakes
Politico has the scoop…..Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is currently atop Senator McCain’s short list, at least according to unnamed campaign insiders. Now, in this “silly season” between the primary and the general that could mean Senator McCain’s dog’s groomer, but hey, a scoop’s a scoop.
What’s interesting is that this article claims that the Senator has divided his list into two tiers. The second tier includes former Pennsylvania Governor and Secretary of DHS Tom Ridge (who has been marked as a persona non-grata in some conservative circles for his pro-choice views), Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty (who is hosting the RNC but just squeaked by in his re-election bid in 2006)……and Seventh District Representative Eric Cantor.
Now again, this could simply be a red herring. The floating of fake names is legendary in vice-presidential politics (anyone remember when Dick Gephardt was stated to be the nominee in 2004?). But Eric Cantor is certainly getting a great deal of buzz in grassroots circles. Prominent blog Virginia Virtucon has been raising money for a possible McCain-Cantor ticket through RedStorm for at least a month, and there’s a very nice site at http://www.ericcantorforvp.com.
But I’m partial to Cantor for both his politics and because he’s our anecdote to a possible pick by Obama of Jim Webb or Tim Kaine. Who tops your list? Bobby Jindal? Mark Sanford? Newt? Let us know in the comments below.
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