Let the Horse Race Begin
With the Republican nomination under his belt, John McCain's next task is vetting possible running mates. There are several laps to go--the vice-presidential candidate probably won't be chosen until this summer--but here's a look at the early odds:
PRO: The seasoned Secretary of State would be the first black-woman candidate from either party.
CONS: Calls herself "mildly pro-choice"; tainted by Iraq mismanagement.
THE LINE: Underdog. With President Bush's low approval ratings, McCain may want a fresh start.
PRO: Young, fiscally conservative former Office of Management and Budget head from the swing...