Conservative activist and potential gubernatorial candidate Steve Lonegan said that he’ll support John McCain for president, even if he picks a pro-choice running mate.
But he hopes it doesn’t come down to that.
“I’m going to support the McCain ticket, but I think that would be another discouragement for conservatives. So I hope he chooses better than that, wiser than that,” said Lonegan. “Barack Obama is way far to the left, but that would just be, I think,a political blunder on McCain’s part. And I think the signal to conservatives, again, is hey we don’t need you or where else are you going to go.”
There’s speculation that McCain could pick Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-D, Conn.) or former Pennsylvania Governor/U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge – both of whom are pro-choice.
Lonegan said he hasn’t thought much about his preference for vice-president, though he thinks former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney would be a good choice.