Noam Scheiber: McCain VP Announcement Tomorrow? Plus Bonus Pawlenty
Take this for what it’s worth–and it may not be much–but a source well-connected in Minnesota politics (and in a position to know) is pretty sure Tim Pawlenty has pulled out of one or two events scheduled there for tomorrow. Assuming that’s right, I guess it could mean any number of things: 1.) There was some random, non-veepstakes-related conflict that forced the change of schedule. 2.) McCain or his vetters intend to meet with Pawlenty tomorrow, possibly somewhere outside Minnesota. 3.) McCain intends to announce his veep pick tomorrow and has asked several short-listers to clear their schedules. 4.) McCain intends to announce Pawlenty as his running mate tomorrow.
Marc Ambinder: Veepstakes Rumor Du Jour
I don’t usually use the blog to pass along rumors, but this one is relatively harmless and it is making the rounds of the highest levels of both presidential campaigns.
On Sunday, McCain hosts a group of political allies and major fundraisers at his ranch in Sedona, AZ. That’s a fact. The rumor is that he’s going to use the event to introduce his vice presidential choice to his inner circle, and then, on Monday, introduce the choice to the world.
If this rumor were on the market, I wouldn’t buy too many shares.