Mark Halperin tells of two “Republicans close to the situation” who say McCain has settled on Mitt Romney as his VP. Still other Republicans say the decision hasn’t been made, while The New York Times is reporting that Gen. David Petraeus could be in the running. Barack Obama, meanwhile, has made his choice, but he’s keeping hush.
The Page (Time):
Two Republicans close to the situation say McCain has apparently settled on Mitt Romney as his running mate.
Two additional GOP sources say McCain had not offered the slot to anyone as of Thursday night, and that he could still change his mind.
Barack Obama said Thursday he’s chosen his running mate, but coyly kept all the details to himself as he campaigned with one leading contender and planned a major rally to present the Democratic ticket Saturday in Illinois.
Obama refused to say whether he’d notified his pick or when exactly he would send cell phones buzzing with the answer delivered via text message. He seemed to relish the frustrations of scores of reporters following him this week in anticipation of the announcement.