He could be a top vice presidential pick for Sen. John McCain
himself, but Newt Gingrich
thinks that Mike Huckabee
and Florida Gov. Charlie Crist
are better bets. "My hunch is that he will probably choose Charlie Crist," says the former House speaker, describing the guv as popular and a close McCain ally.
"The other possibility, which will be equally interesting, is Huckabee." Gingrich also spelled out how McCain can win: Call the fight with Sen. Hillary Clinton "machine politician versus the citizen reformer." Or dub Barack Obama "the most left-wing politician ever."
By Paul Bedard