Beach Boy Barack--so the Wonkette says.
Barack Obama's final pick for his VP nominee is an intensely-choreographed mating dance. As names-- Evan Bayh, Tim Kaine, Kathleen Sebelius, --are called the Obama camp is shrewd enough to get as much attention for this spotlight dance as it can.
The winner? Pep's placing her bet.
We predict: he'll flirt with Sebelius for the female vote. But who will he save the last dance for and take home? Evan Bayh. There's liberal glam and power in the Birch Bayh family name, and Obama knows it.
Bayh--Birch--saved Ted Kennedy's life. Caroline Kennedy is leading Obama's selection group.
Bayh--Birch--was the Senate's principal co-sponsor of the Equal Rights Amendment, an act that can be spun up into coin of the realm with Hillary Clinton voters. Althugh Bayh--Evan--is labeled a "centrist", the old adage of "the fruit doesn't fall far from the tree" will come into play.
Note: above resource includes video.
In an encouraging sign for Bayh-for-veep supporters, the Nashville (Tenn.) Post is reporting that “senior campaign officials from the Barack Obama Presidential campaign are being dispatched from various locations around the country and are converging in Indianapolis for a ‘major event’ to take place on Sunday.”
Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh has been widely discussed as one of the final names on Obama’s short list.
The Post notes that Obama’s first joint appearance with his running mate may take place in Springfield, Ill., on Saturday morning.
UPDATE: An Obama aide denied the report.
After a day of campaigning in Virginia, Obama is overnighting in Richmond tonight as the guest of Gov. Tim Kaine, Politico has learned from Old Dominion sources.
UPDATE: Virginia officials say Obama's plans call for him to meet the governor on Thursday morning and carpool to an event in Chester, Va. — no sleepover.
So, is it a consolation prize for the young veep hopeful, or a warmup act for one of the biggest buddy acts in presidential history?