The speculation that McCain will pick Lieberman has quieted a bit in the last several days. I still have no doubt that if McCain knew he would win no matter what, he would probably choose Lieberman. But there has been a lot of discussion about Lieberman in the McCain camp, and the tea leaves suggest that he is probably not the guy.
Now this: McCain is scheduled to be with his vice president at a rally in Dayton, Ohio at 11 a.m. Friday. Next, the pair will appear at a rally in Pennsylvania, in a small town south of Pittsburgh, at 5 p.m. Saturday. [UPDATE: I should have said it will be in Washington, Pennsylvania.] If memory serves, in 2000, Lieberman, an observant Jew, did not campaign or take part in campaign activities from Friday evening to Saturday evening. The Pennsylvania rally certainly seems to fall in that period. I am not saying that there might not be other factors at play in the rollout of McCain’s choice, but it is hard to imagine that that would not be a factor.