Monday :: Aug 4, 2008

Evan Bayh?

by Turkana

I agree with McClatchy's David Lightman, that Veep picks rarely matter (although Lightman also should have mentioned the unfair but disastrous impact of George McGovern's having initially selected Tom Eagleton), but if Jeralyn's on to something, Obama's pending choice might hurt him in the margins, with hardcore Clinton supporters. Even so, it would be an overall safe pick. But dull. And not exactly a signal of change. But Obama hasn't been signaling much true positive change on anything, lately. Bayh is a solid centrist, a second generation Washington insider, and has the personality of a mayo on Wonder Bread sandwich. You will want to miss his convention acceptance speech. He will not leave anyone fired up and ready to go anywhere, except maybe to sleep.

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