View Full Version : Is this McCain's VP Running Mate?

02-26-2008, 11:44 AM

February 26, 2008
Portman backs McCain
Posted: 10:00 AM ET

Portman is often mentioned as a potential V.P. pick.

(CNN) Robert Portman, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, formally endorsed John McCain's White House bid Tuesday, hailing the Arizona senator as a "proven leader with a track record of breaking through partisan gridlock in Washington."

"He has been an effective champion for fiscal responsibility and pro-growth economic policies. No one is a more committed advocate for our men and women in uniform, and no one understands better the threats America faces," Portman, a former congressman from Ohio, said in a statement released by the campaign.

Portman is often mentioned as a potential pick for vice president given his fiscally conservative credentials and ties to Ohio a crucial swing state in the general election.

McCain's campaign also announced the backing Tuesday of six former chairmen of the Republican National Committee.

I would *love* for McCain to strap himself to one of Bush's Economic Advisors. Brilliant! :D

02-26-2008, 12:02 PM
Well, he's said numerous times that economic issues "aren't his specialty"