The NYT reporting just minutes ago:
…Also this morning, The Times’s Michael Luo reports that Mitt Romney, who had long been perceived as on one of the final candidates for the slot, has been ruled out. A source close to him said he is not going to be in Dayton today.There are reports Gov. Palin will not be in Dayton this morning.
So who does that leave?
The Times’s Elisabeth Bumiller sends the following:
Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska? As reports circulated on television and cable networks on Friday morning that Senator John McCain might have selected Ms. Palin as his running mate, McCain advisers expressed bewilderment.
One adviser said that while Mr. McCain thinks highly of Ms. Palin, who is opposed to abortion rights and would be welcomed by Christian conservatives, her less than two years in office would undercut one of the McCain campaign’s central criticisms of Senator Barack Obama — that he is too inexperienced to be commander-in-chief.
“While it’s a dramatic and interesting choice, it would make the argument he’s making difficult to make,” said one McCain adviser.
Much of the campaign apparatus remained in the dark about Mr. McCain’s choice as of 9 a.m. Friday. Briefing calls that had been scheduled to go out to a top group of outsider advisers were delayed Thursday night, and then delayed again Friday morning.
And neither will I.
So who will it be?