Friday, April 11, 2008

McCain facing 'thin bench' in running-mate search

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As Republican presidential candidate John McCain starts thinking through who he wants as a vice presidential running mate, he may find that many potential picks carry risks as well as rewards.

Political experts say McCain has many difficult choices to make on a running mate. If he pick a conservative, he risks alienating the moderate voters he prizes. If he picks a centrist, he should brace himself for the conservative fallout.

Take for example ex-Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, whom McCain defeated for the Republican presidential nomination. Romney has made clear he would not mind being No. 2.


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