Maybe, maybe not.
But he’s #7 on CBS’s possible list.
Joe Klein of Time Magazine recently wrote that McCain was frustrated by the obvious political reasons for why he couldn’t pick any of his top three vice-presidential candidates. According to Klein, Ridge was number one on McCain’s dream VP list. But how can McCain, who has had trouble rallying the conservative base, endure the grumblings among the Republican rank and file if he were to select a pro-choice running mate? Another reason for Ridge’s slip in the rankings: Roll Call recently reported that “for almost two years former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge failed to register a nearly half-million-dollar lobbying contract that he had with the government of Albania.” Could McCain afford the political fallout of running with a former lobbyist?
The Watercooler’s unofficial favorite, Alaska Gov Sarah Palin gets in at number nine.
I’m going to throw a name out there.
Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina.
Highly successful businesswoman, a Fiorina ticket will bring the economic experience and understanding that McCain (by his own admission) lacks.