When you mix that Secret Service story with this latest news, a clearer picture begins to emerge.

Still no word on where Pawlenty will be tomorrow. Sources say he’s in Minnesota currently with no currently plans to go anywhere this weekend.

However, as Ambinder points out…

It would be weird, wouldn’t it, to force the losers in this contest to appear onstage with the winners mere hours after they got the news…..

Actually, it would be beyond weird, because it could invite immediate scorn. Nobody wants to be a prop for the great reveal, and I highly doubt McCain would do something so classless.

So, if this report about Romney is true, he’s probably the only one going Dayton. And I’d hazard a guess that it means he’s McCain’s Veep.

More as it develops…

Politics Mitt Romney To Appear In Dayton, Ohio Tomorrow With McCain