- Posted June 5, 2008 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Who should be McCain's running mate?
Let's face it. John McCain is about as exciting as Bob Dole. He is a great guy and a true hero- but he is old and not very charismatic. He also has some issues with his Conservative base. What McCain needs is a youg, socially and fiscally Conservative Washington-outsider with national party recognition- and preferably a governor of a battleground state.
Many people have hinted at Charlie Crist. However, Crist doe not hit it off with Republicans nationwide- he is more of a moderate than anything.
The answer for McCain is Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty. He is young, Conservative, and extremely popular in Minnesota- a state that went Blue in 2004.
He has also supported McCain since the very beginning.