WHISPER: 2008 buzz turns to Ohio, Wal-Mart
"The hot 2008 GOP presidential ticket links either Virginia Sen. George Allen or Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour with Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, a 2006 gubernatorial candidate. Barbour and Allen we knew about, but Blackwell? He's the guy the Republicans love for certifying Ohio's 2004 vote for President Bush. And he's African-American and conservative. "With him as No. 2, it creates a dream ticket," said a GOP strategist."
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