VP Pawlenty Watch: McCain "inching towards" T-Paw

Will Governor Tim Pawlenty become our nation's next vice president? It's hard to keep track of all the many factors at play. Each week, the VP Pawlenty Meter (TM) provides an odds sheet to ensure you make your best bet.

Faithful VP Pawlenty Watchers, our time is at hand. Today the reputable Drudge Report features as its top story a headline that McCain is "inching towards" selecting our man T-Paw as his VP candidate.

The story links to a CNN Political Ticker story that begins ...

ROCHESTER, New Hampshire (CNN) – It's VP tea leaf reading season, and a Republican source who attended a small private meeting with John McCain Tuesday in New Hampshire tells CNN that the GOP candidate dropped a serious hint about Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty.

The Republican source said "out of the blue" McCain told the gathering that he thinks they are "really going to like" Pawlenty.

It all depends on the source--this could be a trial balloon--but it is the clearest signal yet that Pawlenty will indeed be the VP nominee, which will only add significance to the upcoming Republican National Convention in St. Paul.

In light of this, we are taking the historic step of activating RED ALERT!!! on the VP Pawlenty graphic:

VP Pawlenty Watch: McCain "inching towards" T-Paw

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