It seems that McCain’s VP selection process is closing in around either Romney or Pawlenty. But Jonathan Martin of Politico announces a confusing development in the saga: Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee are slated to join John McCain for a rally in St. Louis, MO the day before the start of the GOP Convention (and two days after McCain is scheduled to name his running mate). Martin notes:
Missouri was hard-fought territory on Super Tuesday, with each of the three Republicans faring well. So the event would seem to represent a pre-convention unity rally in a swing state where each has a strong following. But Huckabee and Romney can hardly stand one another, and Huckabee has warned twice this month against selecting his once and perhaps future rival.
It would take a considerable act of pride-swallowing for Huckabee to stand before thousands of fans and watch as McCain touts Romney as his running mate.
But then it would take the same amount of magnamity for Romney to join such a rally the day before the convention if McCain were to tap somebody else as his veep choice and then laud that person in Missouri.