The Club for Growth has set up a new website: VP Watch, Look Before You Veep. Mitt Romney is mentioned quite a bit.
The Washington County Republican Central Committee is inviting Frederick residents to attend its annual Lincoln Day Dinner this week.
The keynote speaker will be former Virginia Gov. and U.S. Sen. George Allen Jr., who is on the short list for selection as the Republican candidate for vice president.
He will attend as a surrogate campaign speaker for Republican Presidential candidate Sen. John McCain.
Interesting. This is the first time I've seen George Allen's name mentioned, I'd forgotten about him. In light of Obama's "bitter" comment and the racist comments by his preacher, Allen's "macaca" quip seems pretty tame. Allen was National Co-Chairman for Fred Thompson's short-lived campaign. He was not named in John Hawkins's list of most/least desired VP picks, the list was compiled from choices made by Right-of-Center bloggers. Mitt Romney led the field as the most desired VP.
There is a lot of speculation, naturally, but VP Watch has some great links and commentary. InTrade's VP ticker is ticking at the top of the blog, if you can figure it out. Here's a short tutorial:
Here's how to read it: Romney is trading at 17 right now--that means traders think Romney has a 17% chance of being picked for VP. You'll see an item on the ticker called 2008 REP.VP.FIELD. That option includes all potential v.p. picks other than the ones InTrade lists specifically. Currently, traders think there is a 44.3% chance that McCain's VP will be someone other than the 14 Republican names being traded. The ticker includes the top three GOP picks, the top three Democratic picks, and the field option for both parties. You can click on the ticker itself to go to InTrade directly.
I am not suggesting anyone actually place a bet...but it might be fun to follow along.