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The truth is that vice presidents are pretty meaningless.  If you can play it up for some good press leading to the announcement, it's fine, but veeps don't usually decide elections.

I'm more interested in the veep as a potential successor, which is why I don't want dumber-than-catshit wackazoid-neocon Evan Bayh.  He has good lucks, but he also has all the charisma of a rock.  He's a total douche bag, too.  I can live with him, if that's what it takes to win, of course.  In the end, we've gotta win.  But I don't believe he locks up Indiana as others do.  (Indiana is just as ass-backwards are any southern state.)  So I'd consider him, obviously, but I'd avoid him at all costs.

(Adding: The talk of Bayh appeasing Clintonistas is moronic, inside-baseball drivel.)

Sebelius would be fantastic if she were from a relevant state.

Edwards would be great, but he wants to be attorney general, not veep, and I'm not confident he could get us North Carolina anyway.  He also really sucks in debates.  Cheney mopped the floor with him four years ago.

Kaine is good, although his approval ratings dipped quite a bit after some bullshit in the legislature this past year.

Those are the "young picks".

Richardson is the experience guy, with massive appeal out West (putting New Mexico, Colorado, perhaps Nevada, and perhaps even Tejas in contention).

Joe Biden is funny as hell.  He knows how to talk plainly to people, and he's incredibly experienced.

Russ Feingold is my darkhorse.  He's more progressive than Obama, which appeases the base (helpful after Obama's center-fying).  He's experienced.  And, to my surprise, he's young.  Ideal successor.

Those are the experience picks.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Thu Aug 7th, 2008 at 06:47:57 PM EST
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