Ridge as a running mate?

August 14, 2008 1:01:22 PM PDT
Republican presidential candidate John McCain has floated the prospect of picking a running mate who supports abortion rights - and he is citing former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge as someone worth considering.

In an interview Wednesday with The Weekly Standard in Washington, McCain said he thinks "that the pro-life position is one of the important aspects or fundamentals of the Republican Party."

McCain called Ridge "one of the great leaders" and said "he happens to be pro-choice." McCain said, "I don't think that that would necessarily would rule Tom Ridge out."

McCain opposes abortion rights.