Evan Bayh has now been a serious vice presidential contender for three consecutive elections. In 2000, he was one of Al Gore’s four finalists (Joe Lieberman, John Kerry and John Edwards were the others), in 2004 he was given a serious look by Kerry’s campaign, and this year he Read More
If, as I have argued relentlessly that he should, Barack Obama decides that an established reputation for national security and foreign policy expertise is a prerequisite for any potential running-mate, the question then becomes: Who passes the test?
Tim Kaine, eight years removed from a then-weak mayoralty and just Read More
Conventional wisdom can be and often is wrong, especially when it comes to running-mate speculation.
Maybe you can remember back to 1992, when just about every wise man and woman opined on the supposed importance of Bill Clinton, then a 45-year-old Southern governor, balancing his ticket with a gray-haired Northerner. Clinton, of course, ignored them Read More
This post has it right: No one saw this one coming. Senator Jim Webb, the former Republican and Reagan-era Navy secretary who has been touted as the perfect tough-guy complement to Barack Obama, unexpectedly and very publicly withdrew his name from VP consideration today.
The most immediate beneficiary of this Read More
Many of the candidates most frequently linked to Barack Obama’s running-mate search are presumably interested in the vice presidency for the leg up it provides for a future White House campaign. But some of the other names making the rounds suggest something quite different: the Dick Cheney model.
Mr. Cheney is only the second elected Read More
Nothing to see here, folks!
Michael Bloomberg arrived for dinner at the Oklahoma home of former Senator David Boren wearing red–the University of Oklahoma school’s color–and bearing three boxes of Junior’s cheesecake.
“I always bring a house warming gift when I visit someone and I can’t think of anything more appropriate than three Junior’s cheesecakes,” Read More