McCain Veepstakes Watch (part 1)

By Jennifer Parker

Mar 14, 2008 11:18am

One of the National Finance Chairs and main surrogates for former Massachusetts Governor – and erstwhile GOP presidential candidate – Mitt Romney has joined Sen. John McCain’s campaign team, prompting more Romney-as-VP talk.

Meg Whitman, president and CEO of eBay, will serve as national co-chair for McCain, working on fundraising and traveling the country on McCain’s behalf.

Earlier this week on Hannity & Colmes, Romney seemed eager to take the job.

"I think any Republican leader in this country would be honored to be asked to be serving as the vice presidential nominee, myself included," Romney said. "Of course this is a nation which needs strong leadership, and if the nominee of our Party asked you to serve with him, anybody would be honored to receive that call, and to accept it, of course."

Romney also demonstrated his running mate potential, saying of Sen. Hillary Clinton’s "3 am" ad, "that was the best ad that the McCain campaign could have ever hoped for, because listening to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama talking about experience in a national security crisis is like listening to two Chihuahuas arguing about which is the biggest dog. When it comes to national security, John McCain is the big dog, and they are each the Chihuahua."

Whom should McCain pick as his vice presidential running mate?

- jpt

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