Sunday, August 3, 2008

Will it be Evan Bayh on Tuesday?

Rumors here: ["Bayh, Cantor rise in Veepstakes"] and here: ["Website Suggests Obama-Bayh Ticket"] suggest Obama's pick will be Sen. Evan Bayh of Indiana, a conservative Democrat in the DLC mold who flirted with the idea of running for president back in 2006.
Of course, everyone is speculating at this point. Using the latter's logic, I went scanning around at some Web sites.
The following Web sites -, and .org,, and .org,,, and - came up as unused. and had "problem loading page" error messages. went to a completely blank screen. led to this YouTube video: and gave an email address, apparently if someone was interested in buying the site, they could contact the person. led to the Politics 2008 site: led to this blog site:
That pretty much covers all the supposed VP frontrunners on the Dem side. On a whim, I tried both and .org and both came up with the "problem loading page" error message.
If it is Bayh, we'll all have to wonder if he was the best choice. Sure, he was a former governor and son of a former Senator and presidential candidate. But I don't know if he has the "common man" touch Obama needs very, very badly.

A quick correction on the Nader state counts. He is up to 21 at this point, including California, where the Peace & Freedom Party agreed to give him their ballot line.

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