Ridge Asserts Abortion View No Bar To Office

From the story: Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge said yesterday that he thought Republicans would accept a vice presidential candidate who supports abortion rights.

But, he said, whomever Sen. John McCain picks as a running mate should defer to McCain on the issue.

McCain opposes abortion, but he riled some conservatives last week when he suggested his running mate could - like Ridge - support abortion rights. Read more…

Looks like Ridge’s comment means that he is on McCain's short list for V.P. But in addition to abortion, there are other concerns regarding Ridge. Ridge lines up left of center on gun control, national defense, capital gain taxes and a host of other issues.

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