Senator John McCain has not only made no decision regarding his choice for a vice presidential nominee, he has not even decided on speakers at the upcoming Republican National Convention in St. Paul this September. A McCain source has told me that the Senator is carrying around a closely guarded memo, with different scenarios for the convention.
Last week I had a chance to talk to Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, asking if he would be speaking at the RNC. Huckabee replied that he had heard nothing from either the Senator or the campaign about any role in St. Paul, Minnesota. So Huckabee is on hold.
Meanwhile, Evangelical leaders who met Jul 1, 2008 in a private meeting in Denver, Colorado are now circulating a letter in which they ask John McCain to pick Mike Huckabee as his running mate. Said one of the participants, “It may be the only thing McCain can do to energize the Evangelicals for the coming fall campaign.” Evangelicals are not only needed as voters, but have been the primary activists behind GOP voter registration and turnout in recent presidential elections.
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