Should John McCain decide to pick Mitt Romney to be his vice president, he might want to check his new friend's availability. That's because Romney is an official guest at the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics on August 8 and intends to stay for most of the games. Surely, he'd be back in a heartbeat if McCain decides to ask him to join...

Anticipating McCain's choice, Michigan Democrats released a web ad criticizing Romney's fitness as an economic steward. The portrays Romney as a private sector robber barron who urged companies he "turned around" to profit by cutting jobs and outsourcing. (This is Michigan, remember?) about his potential inclusion on their Presidential ticket.