Video: Why didn't McCain consolidate his Saddleback buzz by committing to a pro-life VP?

The boss asks, but alas, no answer is to be had. The obvious possibility is that he’s pandering to centrists, whom he fears will desert him if he doesn’t at least make a pretense of being mavericky in his VP selection choice. If it’s all pretense, though, what’s with the phone calls from campaign HQ? There’ll be no harm done if he ends up with a solid pro-life VP like Pawlenty, but if Mitt’s the pick, I wonder if the eleventh-hour vacillating won’t linger on the palate of social cons.