With the nomination for the Republican solidifying mightily, Sen. John McCain has asked his senior advisers to begin pulling together short lists for Vice Presidential choices. At the top of list, according to one senior adviser: Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour. “There are others that need to be on that list, but you have to believe the Haley is a frontrunner,” says the adviser, who knows both McCain and Barbour well.
Barbour would be one name that puts many conservatives at a bit more ease, one of the criteria McCain understands he must meet, according to another adviser: “Another would be geographic balance, and Barbour takes care of that, too.”
Hattip – True Believer