McCain Camp: Obama Should Pick VP First

08/12/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

John McCain's extended circle is divided on whether he should announce his running mate in the immediate days ahead--but the Republican is more likely to wait for Barack Obama to announce his choice first, according to advisers.

While McCain's aides are tight-lipped about revealing anything related to what has so far been a leak-free process, some of his advisers state a clear preference for not firing the valuable political bullet too soon.

By waiting to make a major announcement in the window after Obama's much-anticipated acceptance speech August 28 at Invesco Field and before he receives his party's nomination the following week, for example, McCain would be able to quickly shift the focus of the race following the Democratic convention.

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