Now it’s John McCain’s turn to make his vice presidential pick. Dan Schnur, communications director for McCain’s 2000 campaign, is arguing for Sen. Joe Lieberman. His reasons include Lieberman’s foreign policy experience and his close relationship to McCain. But one of his main arguments is that Lieberman would allow McCain to be a maverick again, which he hasn’t been for most of this campaign. “There is nothing that John McCain treasures more dearly than his nonconformist reputation, the idea that he’s a different breed of politician,” Schnur wrote.
However, several of McCain’s campaign advisers said last week that McCain was unlikely to pick a running mate who wasn’t pro-life.