Pre-Election Wedding 'Fantastic': McCain Insider

McCain insiders hope wedding will boost faltering run
By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 28, 2008 8:25 PM CDT
Bristol Palin, the 17-year-old daughter of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, may get married before November's election.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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(Newser) – John McCain's campaign may have another surprise up its sleeve: the pre-election wedding of Sarah Palin's pregnant daughter, Bristol. Rumors are swirling in campaign circles about the 17-year-old and 18-year-old Levi Johnston tying the knot, the London Times reports. A wedding “would be fantastic" for the campaign, a McCain insider says.

McCain's choice running mate paid off enormously at first, but the public and pundits have winced after Palin stumbled in network television interviews. “You would have every TV camera there," said the source. "The entire country would be watching. It would shut down the race for a week.”