Patt Morrison for August 5, 2008

Veepstakes '08: The Case for Governor Tom Ridge

A Christian conservative? Someone with experience in U.S. foreign policy? A woman? Even with the contenders for the top spot in the White House already set, the guessing game and fuss over the potential vice presidential candidates seem just as intense. After all, the stakes are high for the VP pick for both Senators McCain and Obama. The selection could help a candidate win over a swing state or even attract a whole subset of voters. We continue an on-going series taking a look at each of the potential VP picks for both candidates – and handicap how they could help (or hurt) their party's ticket. Next, former Pennsylvania Governor and Homeland Security head Tom Ridge.

* Tom Fitzgerald, political writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer
* John Feehery, founder of the Feehery Group


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