McCain: No Pro-choice VP

Who does this rule out? According to Nachama Soloveichik at the Club for Growth, this would mean that Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (who McCain may not need to carry Florida anyway), Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, and Sen. Joe Lieberman shouldn't count on being at the bottom of McCain's ticket this fall. (NYC Mayor Nanny Michael Bloomberg would fall into this category as well.)

What is mildly surprising about this statement from McCain is that this throws four of the most maverick-y choices he could make for vice president out the window, even a couple from swing states that he needs in his column this fall.

UPDATE: In other veepstakes news, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford: Are he and McCain on the outs, or are they just fine?

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