Pawlenty Possible For McCain VP Choice
Plus Shore Up Nationwide Evangelical Support
The Republican source said "out of the blue" McCain told the gathering that he thinks they are "really going to like" Pawlenty.
This source said McCain may have been talking about Pawlenty because the meeting was with New Hampshire GOP delegates, and the Republican convention is in Pawlenty's state.
But this source said McCain's praise was effusive, and noteworthy because it appeared to come "totally out of left field."
Pawlenty is a long-time supporter of McCain's. He's from a swing state with considerable support across the Republican Party, including evangelicals, and has always been thought by Republican strategists to be on McCain's short list.