Strategy ’08

Obama vs. the other guy, 2008

Tim Kaine Speculation Soaring


On the heels of the news that Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine being at the top of the VP list speculation, he just held a press conference carried on MSNBC to deny that there is any “secret meeting” today, as well as talk about VP issues generally. I find it hard to believe that the Obama camp would let him hold a press conference on these issues without their approval. Take that for what it’s worth.


July 29, 2008 - Posted by | Battleground States, Uncategorized, Veepstakes | , , ,


  1. Interesting. I’m open-minded about it, but would certainly prefer Kathleen Sebelius to Kaine.

    Comment by dansac | July 29, 2008 | Reply

  2. P.S. any thoughts this could be a massive head-fake?

    Comment by dansac | July 29, 2008 | Reply

  3. There is definitely a lot of head faking going around, which is why I try to stay away from VP speculation. I have a feeling that the press is being intentionally misled, and that the only time we’ll have a clue who he is picking is when he actually makes his choice.

    Comment by smashartist | July 29, 2008 | Reply

  4. I don’t know quite where to go with this one. I just hope he doesn’t have something terrible in his closet. The Princeton (both wives) and Harvard (all of them) would leave them pretty vulnerable to “liberal elitist” charges. It would get the Buchanans of the world to “question his judgment” because that’s what they love. Yet, I am for bucking the system, so I’m a little “eh” anout it.

    Comment by Hmm... | July 29, 2008 | Reply

  5. The main concern on Kaine for me is that it doubles down on the “inexperience” meme, and he has a relative lack of signature accomplishments in his time as VA governor. But we shall see.

    Comment by turneresq | July 29, 2008 | Reply

  6. Well, the release of him as a potential VP is definitely a trial-balloon, even if unintentionally, so hopefully the campaign is monitoring reaction.

    Comment by dansac | July 29, 2008 | Reply

  7. I think this is a head fake. Just my guy.

    Comment by zenbowl | July 29, 2008 | Reply

  8. my gut, rather!

    Comment by zenbowl | July 29, 2008 | Reply

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