ENPR Special: Sources say McCain Veep Pick to Come This Week
Sources close to Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign are suggesting he will reveal the name of his vice presidential selection this week while Sen. Barack Obama is getting the headlines on his foreign trip. The name of McCain's running mate has not been disclosed, but Mitt Romney has led the speculation recently.
Bob Novak has pretty good sources in McCain's world; he regularly talks to at least one senator who counts himself as a close McCain friend, and his memoir makes it clear that others in McCain's inner circle are regular Novak contacts.
That said, I'm being waved away from his reporting, although none of the five or six people who would know (at this point) are saying anything.
I don't think the McCain campaign will do much to tamp down on this speculation because it drives press attention to their campaign. But I don't expect McCain to announce his pick this week. He might have wanted to, at some point, and told one of his friends..
More feeding the beast: McCain plans to meet with LA Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) on Wednesday.