Poor old John… Apparently, John McCain is “anxious to counter the blanket media coverage” that Barack Obama received on his trip to the Middle East and Europe and so now McCain is “weighing whether to announce his running mate in the coming weeks before the spotlight shifts to China and the opening of the Olympic Games next month.”
Now word has it that McCain is now “in a position to make [the decision] on short notice.”
Two top aides to the presumptive Republican nominee said the decision is likely to be announced after Obama returns from Europe on Sunday and before the Beijing Olympics begin Aug. 8. They said the campaign fears that unanticipated events coming out of China — whether in the form of athletic accomplishments or human rights protests — could deflect attention from the announcement if it were made during the Games.
No one from the Republican VP likely camp is talking, and aides to “offered terse “no comment” replies when asked whether they have been asked to provide documents that the campaign can use to vet backgrounds.”
The list of likely contenders includes former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, former U.S. budget director Rob Portman and former Pennsylvania governor Tom Ridge.
Of course just putting the word out there that McCain is on the ready gives him some good press today, after a spell of recent McCain gaffes. In reality the question of “Who Cares?” who McCain chooses for VP arises and the truth is… No One Cares.