McCain Considers Pro-Choice Ridge

From the story: Republican presidential candidate John McCain is floating the prospect of picking a running mate who supports abortion and cited former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge as someone worth considering.

Mr McCain said in an interview with The Weekly Standard: "I think that the pro-life position is one of the important aspects or fundamentals of the Republican Party."

Mr Ridge, Mr McCain told the magazine, would be more palatable to social conservatives who make up the base of the Republican Party.

"And also I feel that - and I'm not trying to equivocate here - that Americans want us to work together," Mr McCain added.

"You know, Tom Ridge is one of the great leaders and he happens to be pro-choice. And I don't think that that would necessarily would rule Tom Ridge out. Read more…

Based on the conservative hopes expressed in the story below posted yesterday (Wednesday), this story gave these hopes a short, 24-hour shelf life.