Wisc. Governor Really After Vice Presidency?
Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson announced his candidacy for president this week, but some political experts speculate that Thompson is really after the number two spot on the republican ticket. Political insiders said getting into the race for the White House this late makes it tough to raise enough money to compete. They believe Thompson is competing with Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty for the vice-president nomination. "I think Tim Pawlenty would like to be on a national ticket, I think Tommy Thompson would like to be on a national ticket, I think they're competing for that one position," political expert Steven Schier said. Governor Pawlenty raised his national profile by campaigning with Presidential hopeful John McCain in Iowa.