Who will be on McCain’s ticket?

Popular Florida Governor Charlie Crist may well have tipped the balance for Mr McCain when he endorsed him ahead of his state’s crucial primary earlier this year.

He would be young enough – and conservative enough – to complement Mr McCain, and he could help to ensure that the swing state of Florida stays in the Republicans’ column in November.

Other young, popular, southern governors who could fulfil a similar function for Mr McCain would be Haley Barbour of Mississippi or Mark Sanford of South Carolina, although both states are very safe territory for the Republicans, so choosing Mr Barbour or Mr Sanford would not add a new state to the Republicans’ tally in the general election.

BBC UK
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