sábado, 26 de julio de 2008

Entre el lunes 28 de julio y el viernes 8 de agosto

Marc Ambinder se hace eco de un rumor al que no da demasiada credibilidad. El rumor viene debido a que este domingo, el Senador McCain recibirá en su rancho de Sedona a un importante grupo de aliados y donantes. Se sospecha que pudiera utilizar ese evento para comunicar el nombre de su running mate a estas personas clave de su campaña. Aunque como bien dice Ambinder, es altamente improbable que de la noticia a un grupo exclusivo de donantes antes que al público en general. Lo que sí suena ya como certeza es que el anuncio tendrá lugar antes de los Juegos Olímpicos. McCain May Act Soon on VP Pick

(...) Anxious to counter the blanket media coverage that has followed Sen. Barack Obama on his overseas journey, Sen. John McCain is weighing whether to announce his running mate in the coming weeks before the spotlight shifts to China and the opening of the Olympic Games next month.

"He's in a position to make [the decision] on short notice if he wanted to," said Charles R. Black Jr., one of McCain's top political advisers.

Two top aides to the presumptive Republican nominee said the decision is likely to be announced after Obama returns from Europe on Sunday and before the Beijing Olympics begin Aug. 8. They said the campaign fears that unanticipated events coming out of China -- whether in the form of athletic accomplishments or human rights protests -- could deflect attention from the announcement if it were made during the Games. (...)