Sunday, April 06, 2008

Looking at the Veeps

Politico weighs the prospects of a variety of Democratic vice-presidential candidates. It is interesting that he identifies Indiana Senator Evan Bayh as a prospective VP for Hillary Clinton, but not for Barack Obama.

It has been clear for some time that Obama will win the Democratic nomination. However, one should not rule out Sen. Bayh as a dark horse candidate. He is a Democrat who has been able to win statewide election in a predominately Republican state. And, he carries a family name that holds weight with old line liberals in the party.

Ben Smith suggests that Tennessee governor Phil Bredeson, who is not on Politico's list, would be a VP candidate who would create problems for the Republicans. He is correct in part, but the lack of foreign policy experience on an Obama/Bredeson ticket probably rules out that combination.

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