The Lieberman and Ridge rumors just won't go away.
Joe Lieberman for Secretary of State, sure. But one heartbeat away from choosing Supreme Court judges?
And Tom Ridge may be a Republican, but he's also pro-choice and not someone I've found particularly impressive. Bor-ing.
The only pro-choice V.P. nominee who might not alienate conservatives is Rudy Giuliani, who has pledged to appoint strict constructionist judges.
McCain should only appoint Lieberman, Ridge, or Meg Whitman if he wants to undo all the goodwill he earned with conservatives in last weekend's forum. You can't promise your administration will be firmly pro-life and then choose a pro-choice liberal as V.P., especially when you're going to be the oldest man ever sworn in for his first Presidential term.
Surely McCain's not that stupid...but then, remembering some of the anti-conservative comments he's made in the past, maybe he's just that stubborn.