1. Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota
PROS: An early, loyal McCain supporter who has long been close to the candidate. Solid conservative who has won two elections in an important swing state that is hosting the Republican National Convention. Age (47) is a balance to McCain's.
CONS: No significant foreign policy experience. Untested and not fully vetted on the national stage. Weak reelection win in 2006 raises questions about whether he could help carry his state....Full Story