First off - according to GALLUP - it's a DEAD HEAT, ALL TIED UP a 45%.
And this is GRRRRRREAT news for McCain.
The Dems should be way put in front now - they usually are. Kerry was. Dukakis was.
But - also according to GALLUP - Obama leads in a few categories - one which are high up on the list of priorities of voters, and ones which might very well remain important: the economy, taxes, energy and healthcare.
Mitt Romney will attract more voters on this bundle of issues than any potential Veep.
Romney is a business genius who tried to tackle healthcare and lowered taxes - and supports more drilling here in the USA.
I think McCain will do this. Only the bigoted will abandon the ticket because of Mitt's Mormonism.
Those who argue that a Romney plays onto Obama's populist attack are wrong: Romney EARNED all of his money. Most of the electorate will respect that - and want someone like that in their leadership.
Plus Mitt helps out geopolitically: out west - in Colorado and NM and in Michigan -- and in NH & MASSACHUSETTS.
PLUS, he's smart: smart on his feet and in debates.
MCCAIN-ROMNEY: READY TO LEAD.