This is your chance to meet a possible VP nominee on the losing ticket who, if he's picked by McCain, will be a front runner for the Republican nomination the next time.
I like this quote from Pawlenty:
"Say what you will about Barack Obama," the Minnesota Republican told a conservative group, "people gravitate when you have something positive to say." He added that McCain has been positive as well.
"People want to follow hopeful, optimistic, civil, decent leaders," Pawlenty said in a speech to GOPAC, which helps recruit Republican candidates. "They don't want to follow some negative, scornful person."