For Obama, the buzz says it’s Virginia Governor Tim Kaine.
There are others I would prefer, but it would be nice to have someone as VP and a possible future president who opposes the death penalty. He was also a major engine behind the blueization of Virginia.
But some on the right think they can attack that ticket as “inexperienced.” Obama would really have to push the outsider-for-change theme hard, but this year it may work.
The “safe choice” is Sen. Evan Bayh, an “experienced” white guy with “Appalachian appeal.” No controversy. Won’t upstage Obama. Adds gravitas. Scoops in some Hillary support. Yada, yada, yada.
The photo comes from Kaine’s site.