Jim Geraghty at NRO’s Campaign Spot compiles the theories and clues as to when Mitt Romney will make his choice of VP known and how early detection of who it is might be discerned. First he points to a Bill Kristol piece that notes the following with regard to Romney’s schedule:
“If you look at Governor Romney’s schedule, he’s got events in Illinois Tuesday, Iowa Wednesday, a fundraising breakfast Thursday morning in New York – his calendar then is clear, so far as I can tell, Thursday afternoon and Friday,” said Kristol. “Then he begins a barnstorming tour Saturday in Virginia, North Carolina Sunday, Florida Monday, Ohio Tuesday.”
“It’d be pretty weird, I think, to do this four-day tour through four swing states – big bus tour, a lot of excitement – without having picked a V.P. and with that, sort of, hanging over him and dwarfing whatever message he wants to get out,” Kristol continued.
“I now believe the pick would be made Thursday afternoon or Friday,” said Kristol, saying that he believes Thursday is the more likely of the two days to reveal a running mate.
Geraghty then cites someone who says you should look at potential VP nominee’s Wikipedia websites to see if they are currently undergoing major updates as that would give clues to both who and when. Here are the links to the histories of updates for the top contenders:
UPDATE: Wikipedia has locked several of these pages after Stephen Colbert encouraged his viewers to log on and change the bios. Jerk.