Is Michael Steele on McCain's "Short List" for VP?
(Hat tip: Patrick Archbold at Creative Minority Report)
From U.S. News & World Report:
Sen. John McCain disclosed that he is in the "embryonic stages" of selecting a running mate, whom he hopes to introduce at the Republican National Convention. While he refused to disclose any names, McCain told reporters that the list is about 20 deep, and "it's every name imaginable." This is one of a series of profiles on the candidates we imagine might be on his list and some things you may not know about the maybe-veeps. See the full list here.My Comments:
McCain could definitely help himself among social conservatives and Catholic voters by adding a devout Catholic like Michael Steele to his ticket.
In fact, of the possibilities for Veep that would help convince me to vote for McCain, all are devout Catholics. My top choice for the VP job is, of course, Sen. Brownback, but I think Steele or Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal would be great choices, as well. (And looks like I'm not the only one who thinks this way.)
If McCain wants my vote, he'll add one of those men to his ticket.
Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
The Story Behind Steele: No One Offered RNC Chair to Marylander
Incredibly Stupid Move
Michael Steele to Head GOP?
Black Democrats Pledge Backing to GOP's Steele
One of the Best Preemptive Political Ads That I've Ever Seen
Maryland Lt. Gov. (and U.S. Senate Candidate) Michael Steele Reaffirms Catholic Values